NBA 2K is giving fans a reason to clock in serious gaming this winter holiday season. The basketball video game franchise has announced a new Kobe Bryant V Proto ‘Chaos’ challenge currently available in the MyPlayer section of NBA 2K20. Watch and comment below!
The NBA 2K20 soundtrack is getting packed with more audio heat. Today, NBA 2K revealed the Top 10 additions to the star-studded line-up hand-picked by Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant and music executive Steve Stoute. Watch and comment below!
2K and UnitedMasters today announced the 10 winners of a global contest who will have their songs added to the NBA 2K20 in-game soundtrack. Announced in July, the contest gave artists from around the world the chance to submit songs to UnitedMasters for the opportunity to be featured on the in-game soundtrack. This is the first-time users and fans of NBA 2K have been able to submit their own music to be included in an official soundtrack for the video game.
“2K is proud to be a leading music platform for established and up-and-coming artists,” said Alfie Brody, vice president of marketing for NBA 2K. “We strongly feel that music is integral to the NBA 2K experience and we are excited to offer our players a dynamically updated in-game soundtrack, which now includes these aspiring artists.”
The contest received over 10,000 song submissions from artists throughout the world. 2K and UnitedMasters narrowed the tracks down to a top-25 list with Steve Stoute, UnitedMasters Founder and CEO, and 10x NBA All-Star and 2x NBA Champion, Kevin Durant, selecting the 10 winners to be added to the game.
“The NBA 2K soundtrack consistently showcases the best artists, and we’re excited that these UnitedMasters artists have the opportunity to bring their music to millions of new listeners. We expect that this is just the beginning for these talented musicians,” said Steve Stoute, founder and CEO of UnitedMasters. “We’re very proud to work with such a culturally significant and influential game like NBA 2K to showcase these artists and can’t wait for the millions of gamers to hear the next generation of music talent.”
“Music and basketball were always an important part of my life. I think what Steve is doing at UnitedMasters is amazing. If I can help put these talented artists with NBA 2K then it’s all comes full circle to music and ball for me,” said Kevin Durant.
Upon hearing he would be featured on the soundtrack, UM Artist Quantrelle added, “I thought it was dope because I planned on using a different distribution service to get my music out, but management suggested UnitedMasters and to see what they have done with momentum is a true testament on how UnitedMasters can help propel your career.”
UM Artist Fourtee reacted upon hearing the news said, “Honestly, it was an out of body experience. It felt unreal, but thank God I have really high expectations for my music.”
The launch track list for this year’s in-game soundtrack was revealed in July at ComplexCon in Chicago and is available to enjoy in-game and on Spotify. In addition to these 10 songs, the soundtrack will continue to be dynamically updated with new tracks over the coming months.
NBA 2K20 is keeping up with the seasons. In celebration of the winter holidays, the basketball franchise’s latest release has teased fans about celebrating this time of year with huge in-game themes. Watch and comment below!
NBA 2K20 is really for everyone. The popular basketball video game is now available on the newly launched Google Stadia. Peep the details and comment below!
2K today announced that NBA 2K20 is available beginning today on Google Stadia, providing a whole new way for fans to enjoy the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation series. Stadia users in all 14 countries where Stadia is currently available can now find NBA 2K20 in Stadia’s digital storefront.
All versions of NBA 2K20 on Stadia are currently available as part of a special Stadia Pro Black Friday offer. The Standard Edition is available for $29.99, while the Digital Deluxe Edition and Legend Edition are $39.99 and $49.99, respectively. Introductory pricing ends on December 3.*
NBA 2K20 continues to redefine what’s possible in sports gaming, featuring best-in-class graphics and gameplay, groundbreaking game modes, and unparalleled player control and customization. And with its immersive open-world Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 is a platform for gamers and ballers to come together and create what’s next in basketball culture.
Greatly expanding upon the foundations established after more than two decades of development, NBA 2K20 includes the next generation of Pro Stick controls, an updated MyCAREER mode executive produced by SpringHill Entertainment & LeBron James, the new MyPLAYER Builder, and all 12 WNBA teams for the first time in franchise history.
Once the special Black Friday introductory offer ends, NBA 2K20 Standard Edition and NBA 2K20 Digital Deluxe Edition will be available for $59.99 and $79.99, respectively. The NBA 2K20 Legend Edition includes 100,000 Virtual Currency, MyTEAM cards, digital items for MyPLAYERs, and more for $99.99.
The NBA is back, and to celebrate the return of the association, Xbox is allowing gamers to play NBA 2K20 for free 99 for the weekend.
What better way to celebrate the NBA 2019-20 season than playing the No.1 basketball video game. Starting today, Oct.24 12:01 a.m. PDT and ending Sunday Oct.27, 11:59 p.m. PDT Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can indulge in some NBA 2K20. The game is the latest title to be a part of Xbox’s Free Play Days program on Xbox One.
Players will get to experience the full game, including all of the groundbreaking game modes, all 12 WNBA teams, plus the immersive open-world community The Neighborhood. When the trial ends, you can immediately purchase the game to continue playing.
This latest news comes on the heels of NBA 2K20 announcing its partnership with sportswear giant Nike introducing a new exclusive program that will allow players to earn limited sneakers in the game and real-life. The new program begins officially Oct.29 with the first kicks being an all purple pair of the LeBron XVII signature kicks dubbed the ‘Bron 2K.’
Want the 'Bron 2K' ? Beat the King's 2K Rating by achieving a 98 or higher with your MyPLAYER, then win a MyPLAYER Nation game
Now, this is what you call a game-changer. NBA 2K20 and Nike are teaming up to launch a new exclusive program that will let players earn limited kicks in-game and in real life.
Today (Oct.21), the studio behind the No.1 basketball video game franchise and the sportswear giant announced it’s first-of-a-kind gaming and sneaker partnership. The new program will launch alongside the new MyPLAYER Nation mode and NBA season tip-off on October 22, 2019.
Through the program, NBA 2K20 players will have the opportunity to earn up to 10 pairs of soon-to-be-released virtual Nike Basketball signature shoes for the My PLAYER character by completing in-game challenges. They will also be given a chance to purchase the limited-edition shoes from the Swoosh so they can flex in real-life.
2K is now taking MyPLAYER to the next level with MyPLAYER Nation, which integrates the community of NBA 2K20 MyPLAYER gamers with the real-life NBA – and the opportunity to unlock exclusive Nike gear. Once gamers create a player, are drafted by a team, and join the new season-long NBA 2K20 MyPLAYER Nation mode, they will represent their MyPLAYER’s real-life team as part of a community with other players who also play for the same team. They will play through the NBA schedule, with individual matchup wins and losses determined by the overall community’s winning percentage.
Along the way, players will earn double progression on all games played as well as other bonuses, like the chance to unlock the virtual Nike Gamer Exclusive sneakers for your MyPLAYER to wear in-game and purchase real-life versions of the shoes.*
Based on the stills 2K shared, we have already possibly seen one of the pairs that will be up for grabs. Not too long ago, LeBron James shared a photo on the gram of all purple pair of his LeBron XVII signature shoe with a 2K logo on it.
In the still, the same shoes can be seen on cyber Bron’s feet as he skies for his signature dunk.
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NBA 2K20 will see the MyPLAYER mode taken to another level with MyPLAYER Nation. It will now integrate players from NBA 2K20’s community with the real-life NBA. Once your created character is drafted and joins the NBA 2K20 season of MyPLAYER Nation, they will instantly become a part of a community featuring other 2K20 MyPLAYERS. Together they will represent their team in real-life and play through the NBA schedule with wins and losses determined by an overall percentage.
Players will have the opportunity to earn double progression on all games played according to 2K. Plus, other bonuses like unlocking virtual Nike Gamer Exclusive sneakers for their player to wear in the game and to purchase in real-life.
How does this work you ask? All you will need to do is link your 2K account with your Nike account and download the Nike SNKRS App. Again, remember, the shoes will not be available unless you complete specific in-game challenges. The first one takes place on October 29, 2019. Other shoes will be available during critical moments throughout the NBA season, which include the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, NBA Playoffs, and of course, NBA Finals.
This isn’t the first time 2K has dabbled with allowing gamers to win exclusive kicks via the NBA 2K. Back in 2014, players could win a pair of LeBron 11 sneakers through the game.
With the NBA 2K League, and now the NBA 2K20 x Nike Gamer Exclusive Program, this game continues to show why it’s lightyears ahead of the competition.
Make no mistake about it, NBA 2K is the unofficial start of the NBA season. Thursday (Sept 5) press, celebs, pro gamers, and athletes filled the City Market Social House located in Downtown, Los Angeles to celebrate the release of NBA 2K20.
HipHopWired.com was among the many invited to the event to usher in the next installment of the uber-popular basketball video game franchise. Like last year’s launch party that took place in New York, fans enjoyed drinks and light bites while playing against each other in NBA 2K20. This all took place before the game’s midnight release.
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Dusse Palooza’s own Lowkey brought his NYC energy to the west coast and held down hosting duties. DJ’s Coco and Breezy plus Mick took turns providing the vibes. There were also performances from rising stars NLE Choppa and Tobe Nwigwe who are both featured on NBA 2K20’s expansive tracklist.
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Notables in attendance included NBA 2K20’s cover athletes Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade, Paul George, Jaleel White, Kevin Durant, Breanna Stewart, Quavo, Dave East, Ronnie 2K, Fresco Wilson and more.
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When the event wrapped, guests were gifted with a swag bag featuring a copy of the standard edition of the game, and Nike Elite backpack with NBA 2K20 branding on it. NBA 2K20 is out now on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. For more photos from the epic night, hit the gallery below.
New York rapper Dave East is going to need a very necessary patch update when NBA 2K20 drops. The hip-hop artist went to Instagram this week to share a sneak peek at his in-game character but without his signature tattoos.