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Posts tagged “basketball”

NBA Playgrounds now slamming and jamming

Arcade basketballing is now drooling on PC in NBA Playgrounds [official site], a 2v2 slammer jammer boom shaka-laka-laka boom shaka-laka-laka-er. It's a little bit NBA Jam, a little bit NBA Street, a little bit... it's arcade basketball, yeah? NBA Playgrounds is made by Saber Interactive, the gang also currently helping id Software with Quake Champions (hitting open technical beta on Friday!). And it's out now.…

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Feature: Why sports games still have more to learn from RPGs

The RPG Scrollbars: A Questline Of Sport

God, I hate sport. In other news, let's talk sport! The fate of any successful game or genre is to be picked apart for reusable pieces, until it's hard to remember a time when they owned it. Adventure games for instance began as one of the few genres with interesting stories and conversations and characters, before slowly being absorbed into RPGs, which now routinely offer…

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Overwatch Now Celebrating Hot Dunks, As Games Must

Every first-person game with a basketball and a basketball net should celebrate your hot dunks. That's just science, plain and simple. System Shock 2 knows this, Deus Ex knows this, Half-Life 2 knows this, and Overwatch [official site] has joined these hallowed ranks with a recent update. Successfully knock a ball through the hoop you'll find in several of the game's starting areas and it'll…

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Kasketball Is Basketball With Cars, Obvs

Kasketball [official site] looks broadly like Rocket League with basketball, though with fewer rockets. It's a four-player local multiplayer basketball 'em up where, er, you race around in a car and dribble the ball with one hand out your window as you speed towards your a net and pull the car into a drift to shoot. Sounds splendid, that. I don't think you can dunk,…

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Mecha Sports: Regular Human Basketball Out For Free

Basketball is played by giant robots, right? I must confess the sport is something of a blind spot for me, being raised in Blighty, so I'll trust entirely in Crawl developers Powerhoof and their free video game adaptation Regular Human Basketball [official site], which is out now. Basketball, I have learned from playing, is a local multiplayer sport for 2-10 players who scamper around inside…

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No Dribbling: Basketball

I've been meaning to check out the enigmatically named Flash game Basketball for a couple of weeks, after spotting it via Mr Parkins' blog, but first it wouldn't work, and then I forgot. I remembered again! I'm glad I did. This is rather fun. As the canniest amongst you may have deduced, it's a game based on an element of basketball - a sport in…

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