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A Spike Lee Joint: NBA 2K16 Dunked Onto Steam

But a bit of a mess

"Boom shakalaka!" begins this post, indicating how out of touch I am with basketball. My American sport of choice was baseball, really. But I know enough about slamming a fierce jam and high dunking a score off the top turnbuckle to tell you that NBA 2K16 [official site] has arrived. What's new about this year's release? Oh, you know, the usual - it's a Spike Lee Joint.

Yes, the filmmaker behind films including Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing has written and directed NBA 2K16's singleplayer campaign. Livin' Da Dream will see you guide a player from high school to picking a college team and on to glory, split between games and life. How curious! Have a peek at it in this trailer:

What's new with the ball-bouncing and man-running? 2K say, "A new motion engine generates smarter, hyper-realistic movement plus new ball & rim physics and player collisions, leading to a more intense and authentic on-court experience." Then it expands custom leagues and online a new mode and new parks and... it's the latest annualised sequel in a long-running series, you know what to expect.

One unpleasant turn-up is that I've seen lots of folks grumbling about poor performance, crashes, a lack of keyboard support (oh my gosh, please get a controller if you can afford one), and undelivered pre-order bonuses. Boo! Maybe hold off on this one to see if patches help much - especially as Steam is selling it for £40.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.