Here it is! The in-game footage of NBA 2k11 in motion with Michael Jordan as the feature player.
I thought the trailer was hot, it included a nice track by Snoop Dogg who has other featured track within this years game. There was also some good shots of Michael Jordan, and other iconic players. Did anyone catch John Wall doing his signature dance? I’m excited for this title, i’m still extremely interested in NBA Elite 11 however.
It has been reported a few times over the past week that there had been whispers of Michael Jordan being approached by 2k Games to be the cover athlete for NBA 2k 11. It has now been confirmed! It will be interesting to see how Michael Jordan will affect everything from the sales of the game, future NBA titles, and how he will be as a playable character. This also continues an interesting trend developing where publishers are turning to retired hall of fame players over current sports stars.
CNBC had the opportunity to speak with Jordan and 2k Games about the announcement. Jordan’s last appearance in a video game was in 2004, but it looks like that will be changing. Here is what Jordan had to say about the announcement:
“It’s an honor to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K11,” Jordan said, in a statement. “I have no doubt that NBA 2K11 will be a big hit with gamers and basketball fans alike. I’m looking forward to getting back out on the court, virtually.”
Neither party went into detail on how Jordan will be involved in the game; however this does look like a confirmation that he will be playable in some form.
Just as i was falling away from NBA titles, due to the repetiveness and lack of improvements, i may be intrested again. Maybe 2k Games will do something special with this title, its about time to really upgrade the series. The NBA 2k series has always been the better basketball video game compared to EA’s NBA LIVE (Now name changed to NBA ELITE.) However, things have been starting to change. I look forward to seeing more this year, i can’t wait.
So Major Nelson has put out the numbers for the most played games in 2011 on Xbox Live for the year of 2011, and as always we know who’s going to be in the #1 spot.
Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles
The store us up and running in most countries now and the European update is here, this one is also a rather lengthy one so there is most likely something for everyone in this update.
More content will be arriving within the next few days with another update and the Welcome Back Program will be making its way to Europe soon also, the store update is after the break:
Last month was the Christmas season so we would have to expect some great sales and as far as we know there were some great sales, Microsoft says they have sold 1.9 million units, which is their best sales record ever in the US. This years NPD also shows a 42 percent year-over-year increase on the 360. Microsoft also claims Kinect sales were very strong.
Elsewhere, on the PS3 front, Sony is being fairly quiet about their numbers, they did let out this generic press statement about the Move doing well and the large number of exclusives releasing this year too, nothing much about numbers though except for Sony stating, “According to the December NPD, PlayStation is the only console company to show year over year software growth with an impressive 32 per cent increase in sales.”
The top ten selling games of last month are below.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops – 360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC – Activision Blizzard
- Just Dance 2 – Wii – Ubisoft
- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm – PC – Activision Blizzard
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – 360, PS3 – Ubisoft
- Donkey Kong Country Returns – Wii – Nintendo
- Disney Epic Mickey – Wii – Disney Interactive Studios
- Madden NFL 11 – 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP – Electronic Arts
- Michael Jackson The Experience – Wii, NDS, PSP – Ubisoft
- NBA 2K11 – 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, PC – Take Two Interactive
- Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – 360, PS3, Wii, PC – Electronic Arts
After the break are the top ten annual sales of the year of 2010:
It’s a new year and last year there were many games that released on PS3, 360, PC, iPhone, portable games, and everything else. Quite a few of the staff here on the DLB-Network listed their top ten games of 2010 and seeing from the lists, there are a lot of good picks but in addition with the staffs pics we wanna hear your picks of 2010, so please post in the comments your top ten! Anyway, the top ten games for the DLB-Network staff in 2010 are after the break:
♦ Tomb Raider: Underworld
♦ Burn Zombie Burn (Free for PS+)
♦ Aqua Panic!
♦ Killzone 3 Beta Theme (Free for PS+)
List of full content is after the break:
♦ Sonic 4: Episode 1
♦ Dead Space Ignition
♦ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Demo
♦ NBA 2K11 (PSP)
List of full content after the break:
♦ PlayStation Plus Deals & Content
♦ NCAA Dynamic Themes
♦ PixelJunk 3-in-1 Bundle
♦ QORE Episode 28
List of full content is after the break: