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JordansBulls
05-29-2010, 08:40 AM
Link (http://mmomfg.com/2010/05/28/nba-elite-nba-live-0528/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)




EA is making a name change on one of its oldest franchise that debuted in 1994 with NBA Live ‘95; NBA Live will be morphing to NBA Elite starting with its 2011 version mentioned in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine according to Kotaku. NBA Elite ’11 should be hitting the shelves sometime this fall.

According to an EA spokesperson, it’s “time to leave the past behind. We have exciting and significant changes coming to our NBA game this year that will usher in the future of basketball video games,” as the reason behind changing the name.

Venomous88
05-29-2010, 08:43 AM
2K has gain control of the market since the beginning of this generation of consoles. EA recognizes this and is trying everything in their power to retain what little share of the market they possess.

Corey
05-29-2010, 08:52 AM
2K has gain control of the market since the beginning of this generation of consoles. EA recognizes this and is trying everything in their power to retain what little share of the market they possess.

This season's 2K sucked, though.

This year is EA's best opportunity to gain ground on the market. If they are going to make a move, it is next season. They need to market the hell out of this game, and come out with a ton of new features.

Should be interesting to see how the 2K series responds.

kozelkid
05-29-2010, 11:01 AM
This season's 2K sucked, though.

This year is EA's best opportunity to gain ground on the market. If they are going to make a move, it is next season. They need to market the hell out of this game, and come out with a ton of new features.

Should be interesting to see how the 2K series responds.

Agreed.
2k made a huge move with MJ though, so live or "elite" is already in quite a hole.

97NYer
05-29-2010, 11:15 AM
Live (elite) is just a terrible game...plain and simple

Kakaroach
05-29-2010, 11:19 AM
This could be their one and only chance to overtake 2k. At least Elite sounds cooler.

beasted86
05-29-2010, 11:37 AM
Live/Elite whatever you want to call it is just a much more fun game to play, and an easier game for a beginner to pick up.

People want to knit pick how close of a simulation one or the other is, but that doesn't really matter. Gran Turismo is far and away a better simulation road racing game than Forza, but Forza is just a more fun game to play because of more features, tracks, wheels, engine swaps, etc.

DengelBerry
05-29-2010, 11:42 AM
Everyone knows that Nba Live sucks compared to the 2k series, so they have to change their name to try to sell again.

Sadds The Gr8
05-29-2010, 11:45 AM
NBA Elite will still suck balls anyway. I dunno wtf they expect this FALSE name change to do.

Young2Kinsler
05-29-2010, 11:46 AM
Every 2K game stinks, no matter the sport.

Sadds The Gr8
05-29-2010, 11:49 AM
Every 2K game stinks, no matter the sport.

except for NBA, i can agree with this.

beasted86
05-29-2010, 11:51 AM
Every 2K game stinks, no matter the sport.

Don't know about the rest, but 2K10 was trash for sure. Bugs gone wild.

KaganRS
05-29-2010, 11:53 AM
Who seriously likes Nba Live ?

NYKnickFanatic
05-29-2010, 11:55 AM
2K will still be better than "Elite," I can guarantee that.

xabial
05-29-2010, 12:00 PM
Who seriously likes Nba Live ?

People who played it when they were kids

Mplsman
05-29-2010, 12:01 PM
Been playing live since it came out. That's a good change, excited to see the new features. NBA Live DNA is unreal accurate. I never mess with 2ks just like I would never stop playing madden.

MTone8788
05-29-2010, 12:05 PM
Apparently no one here waited for the updates and fixes on 2k10 because the game is great.

redsox0717
05-29-2010, 12:05 PM
Sounds like a marketing gimmick to me. 2K will still most likely be the superior game.

homestarunner93
05-29-2010, 12:06 PM
It doesn't matter, EA will still play second fiddle to 2K when it comes to basketball. They always will until they fix their horrible game controls? A different button for shooting than laying up? That's ridiculous.

JNA17
05-29-2010, 12:08 PM
ewww. Don't like the name change. However, nba live/elite was terrible from 06/now anyway so once again i'll pass and just get 2k11

EaglesJackson10
05-29-2010, 12:12 PM
Both games suck. I think Live or Elite is closer to making a better game. I had both games this past year and niether was good. I just stick to Fifa and Madden. Fifa is by far the best sports game and madden is the only other one that I will play.

beasted86
05-29-2010, 12:12 PM
Apparently no one here waited for the updates and fixes on 2k10 because the game is great.

Why would anyone wait around for updates when the game had the EXACT same graphics and seemingly the exact same engine as the 2K9? NBA 2K10 should have been called NBA 2K9.5.

Seems like they barely added anything, but somehow came up with a bunch of bugs and sold everyone a broken game. The head 2K designer that quit and went to EA has done a great job of improving Live and making it virtually bug free from the jump. The new Elite '11 should be fun.

This year I'm doing the opposite. Instead of buying 2K first and returning it if it's bad, I'm buying Elite first.

Sadds The Gr8
05-29-2010, 12:18 PM
Why would anyone wait around for updates when the game had the EXACT same graphics and seemingly the exact same engine as the 2K9? NBA 2K10 should have been called NBA 2K9.5.

Seems like they barely added anything, but somehow came up with a bunch of bugs and sold everyone a broken game. The head 2K designer that quit and went to EA has done a great job of improving Live and making it virtually bug free from the jump. The new Elite '11 should be fun.

This year I'm doing the opposite. Instead of buying 2K first and returning it if it's bad, I'm buying Elite first.

you know he left EA right...he said the way they operated things sucked, and that he felt out of place. He's going back to 2k sports for 2k11.


Both games suck. I think Live or Elite is closer to making a better game. I had both games this past year and niether was good. I just stick to Fifa and Madden. Fifa is by far the best sports game and madden is the only other one that I will play.

yea I buy Madden and Fifa too. Right now all I play is 2k and Fifa, but when the NBA season is over and world cup starts i'm gonna be all over Fifa. U have it for Xbox 360?

beasted86
05-29-2010, 12:30 PM
you know he left EA right...he said the way they operated things sucked, and that he felt out of place. He's going back to 2k sports for 2k11.



Well that makes a big difference... though I still think I am buying Live/Elite first. I really hate when video game companies sell me an unplayable game.

Sadds The Gr8
05-29-2010, 12:37 PM
Well that makes a big difference... though I still think I am buying Live/Elite first. I really hate when video game companies sell me an unplayable game.

true, but why buy both games? why not just play demos or rent. Or even borrow from a friend. When I'm not sure whether to buy a game, I look up the rating and reviews on IGN.

cooptownkid24
05-29-2010, 12:52 PM
both nba live 10 and nba 2k10 sucked this year. In the past at least one or the other was decent but this years versions were both aweful. IMO if live, elite or whatever the **** EA decides to call it is any good next year they can overtake a decent portion of the market.

icon1914
05-29-2010, 12:55 PM
Well that makes a big difference... though I still think I am buying Live/Elite first. I really hate when video game companies sell me an unplayable game.

Unplayable seems like a stretch. Don't get me wrong, it was buggy, and it sucks that games come out of the gate needing to be repaired, but that is the gaming world we live in. If they never fixed the bugs then I would say it sucked, but they fixed them and the game was solid.

As for upgrades... When has any sim sports game make a legitimate leap year after year? There is only so much you can do ( roster updates, gamplay tweaks, graphical improvements) to improve a game that has the same setting and gameplay controls every year. One of the things I did like was the introduction of the restricted free agents, I liked being able to create draft classes so you can bring in created players that you could model after real people, and while I did not get into it... I can imagine the fun someone had with the mode where you created one guy and took him though his NBA, or d league, career. They also came up with the new intro screen that has you able to see the days games and be able to play them.

I'm just not buying that this game did not improve on things from last year... but I guess it's all in how you play. I play the associate mode, there I enjoy the improvements they made.... But if you only play exhibition games with friends without an Internet hook up you are really missing out on some of the finer points of this game.

I grew up playing Live but EA dropped the ball around '02 and never got back on track. Last year they made a significant upgrade( I guess when you have the lead designer from a superior game you are bound to improve), but it still was not up to the level that 2K has been on for almost a decade. Changing the name is an attempt to build something new, but if it not going to really tweak the gameplay a bit more then "Elite" will just replace "Live" as runner up.

JasonJohnHorn
05-29-2010, 01:16 PM
Will the "curse" still be attached? I mean, will whoever is on the cover not win a title the season they are on it?

shen
05-29-2010, 01:23 PM
NBA 2K10 was the best sports game ever. The graphics are nothing at all like 2k9. People actually look like the players. The options far out did anything ever before in any sports game. I have never had a single problem with 2k10. I have the last 4 NBA 2K games and this is easily best.

MELO 15
05-29-2010, 01:30 PM
Will the "curse" still be attached? I mean, will whoever is on the cover not win a title the season they are on it?

LIVE 10 was & is great this year, Love the improvements, tryed giving 2k 10 a try, but it really disappointed, live is starting to turn the corner again. 2k doesn't look like they will be improving anymore than they have. it's over 2k make room 4 the ELITE

SA5195
05-29-2010, 01:32 PM
2k11 ftw!

td0tsfinest
05-29-2010, 01:50 PM
From what I've been hearing, EA is ready to make a big jump forward in their basketball department. Changing the name of their franchise just symbolizes that. Hopefully they don't disappoint.

s2kobe
05-29-2010, 01:51 PM
live sucks but they better fix 2k cause 2k10 sucked

Truheatfan
05-29-2010, 02:18 PM
the last good live was 06 after that they really fell off to me 2k is a better game tho i will agree 2k10 was dissapointing but theres bi defence in live and you can make most sorry players look nice they can change the name it wont matter and yes the jordan cover is awsome :D

JWO35
05-29-2010, 02:45 PM
To me Live 10 and NBA 2k10 both sucked...Live was better online(but sucked in dynasty mode), while 2k was better in association mode it completely sucked when it came to online

Live 10 made the biggest leap compared to last year game, while 2k10 IMO took a few steps back(so many bugs in this game)

KaganRS
05-29-2010, 02:49 PM
People who played it when they were kids

that's true. SEGA !

ItsTheLastAce
05-29-2010, 03:03 PM
People who played it when they were kids

not all of us, i hate live now

Niro
05-29-2010, 03:30 PM
2k11 best game ever

ldc62
05-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Hopefully the gameplay becomes elite as well...

I haven't bought Live since Melo was on the cover, but it looks like they might try to overtake 2k as the best NBA franchise game this year. 2k got lazy (so it seemed) last year... Graphics were the same (still good) and the overall gameplay felt the same as well.

majestic
05-29-2010, 04:31 PM
2k games have been elite since dreamcast, bout time everyone caught on.
high 5

Stunner
05-29-2010, 04:36 PM
Wats wrong with u guys there is a difference in how 2K9 and 2k10 looks go do some pic comparisons. 2K10 was good with online bugs, but offline the game is great. And to add the 2kshare where u can add draft classes and created players others made with no trouble. Plus the sim league is raw as hell. Live hasnt been good since Melo was on the cover. Live 10 was a big improvent but still looks like a cartoon. 2K11 is gonna kill u wait and see book it.

Caps1989
05-29-2010, 04:45 PM
Who seriously likes Nba Live ?

I played Nba Live when Arenas was on the cover. Game still sucked.

The Final Boss
05-29-2010, 04:59 PM
stupid

Corey
05-29-2010, 05:03 PM
Apparently no one here waited for the updates and fixes on 2k10 because the game is great.

I did.

It still sucks.

heathonater
05-29-2010, 05:10 PM
2k usually does a good job with their nba games. but, thats a different story with their mlb games. i really think having only one game for a pro sport doesnt promote the company to put the best possible product out there. with the nba games, both 2k and ea will try to make a good game to gain some of the market. hope they both take a big step in nba games.

_KB24_
05-29-2010, 05:20 PM
NBA 2K9 is still the best NBA game I have ever played. I bought 2K10 and traded it in within a week, even with Kobe on the cover :(

If you kids want to get destroyed, just ask for my PSN ;)

Rosh
05-29-2010, 05:22 PM
Luc Longley was such a beast in Live 97.

NBAfan4life
05-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Modern warfare 2 ftw :p

icon1914
05-29-2010, 06:20 PM
I'm just not getting the hate for 2K10. While I will agree in the gameplay department it did not make a huge jump from what was in 2K9... but it had so many extra features that complimented the gameplay.

I say if it broke don't fix it... Add to it, but why re-invent the wheel? Just to say you did? And while Live took a step forward last year it pretty much just took ques from 2k.

DodgerBulls
05-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Let me be the douche guy again, I think there is a video game forum.

I strongly agreed that 2k10 was bugging as hell and it was unplayable for the first month or so. But after that, once the updates comes rolling in through out the year, it was one hell of a game. Gameplay is obviously better than live at this point and so much things was improved. This year, I will buy both games and will keep them throughout so I can experience their progress the whole year.

When they decided to change the name to Elite, they are pretty sure that it's a move to concede to 2k and leave the 'past' behind with all the negative reviews. It's basically the same thing when apartment managers decide to change the color of their complex whenever something happen in their property to change the image of it for the better.

Master Mind
05-29-2010, 07:09 PM
Live>2k

ryder78c
05-29-2010, 07:45 PM
2k>Live

they need to just mix the games together i like 2k gameplay but i like lives allstar weekend

2k10 is fire i dont get what people trippin off of i play superstar mode on 2k and smash but i can play the hardest on live and have no challenge i wish they had a nba games competition like madden i bet money i'd be on tv or even champion

Montana_Rob
05-29-2010, 08:04 PM
My main wish is that 2K comes back out with the College BBall version they had. It was sooooooooooo much better than EA's college hoops

JordansBulls
05-29-2010, 08:22 PM
Luc Longley was such a beast in Live 97.

I never gave him the ball. Only Player 99, Pippen and Kerr touched it for me.

Cromedome
05-29-2010, 08:26 PM
Link (http://mmomfg.com/2010/05/28/nba-elite-nba-live-0528/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)


Vaild question Jordansbulls...when was the last time you've played Nba live or any type of video game?

Jenceman
05-29-2010, 09:36 PM
Live 2003 was the ****.

JNA17
05-29-2010, 09:54 PM
nba hangtime was beast.

netsgiantsyanks
05-29-2010, 09:57 PM
Who seriously likes Nba Live ?

me 2k10 is pretty bad when it comes to bugs and glitches

netsgiantsyanks
05-29-2010, 09:58 PM
Live 2003 was the ****.

:clap: 03,04, and 05 are my favorites

pistonsfanomg
05-29-2010, 10:04 PM
NBA Elite sounds like its one of those NBA Jam games lol you know the game that does those unrealistic jumps

But yeah NBA Live always sucked to me

The only NBA Live I've enjoyed was NBA Live 03 I'm not even going to lie that is the best Basketball Game I've ever played on PS2.

GodsSon
05-29-2010, 10:06 PM
Live 10 was pretty sick

pistonsfanomg
05-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Live 10 was pretty sick

Only thing I liked about NBA Live 10 was the presentation.

I've never played it yet but watching it online I like the arena music and the atmosphere.

Even though I hate the Lakers organ music played at different arenas I like the playoff atmosphere on the game....

And I like the trophy in the center of the court in the NBA Finals on NBA Live 10 it looks like the original

On NBA 2K10 in the middle of the court the trophy its all shiny lol that's the only thing matter with NBA 2K10 and the presentation.

Other than that I think NBA Live is horrible.

If NBA 2K10 can work with presentation it can be the best overall game for decades.

Giannis94
05-29-2010, 10:13 PM
I like NBA2 this year.....in the years past it sucked....NBA live 2004 or w/e was the best with Vince Carter on the front

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 05:07 AM
NBA2K10 is so different than previous versions.