Wednesday, October 26, 2005

2006 NBA Video Games

I came across a bunch of pictures from the new 2006 NBA video games last night and thought I'd share them with you. Man, have we come a long way from Mario and Luigi or what? I think I can see LeBron's nose hairs in one of these pics. Check it out...

(Note: the majority of these are NBA 2K6. I'll note otherwise when appropriate)


Even the shoes look real...

Live's T-Mac over a violated Kobe

KG over Big Ben

Ronnie in the now old-school Pacers jersey

Live's LeBron throwing down a ferocious dunk

Live's version of B-Diddy

Franchise picking up his dribble for no reason, very realistic

VC throwing down on a black Jim Abbott

Gerald Green providing an early Slam Dunk Contest moment


They even threw a Bullet's throw-back on Arenas


Not sure what the hell Brand is doing here

I have yet to play any of these, but you can be sure Santa's fat ass will be bringing me at least one. I bought Live last year and really enjoyed it, so maybe I'll try 2K6 this year. Any suggestions?

9 Comments:

At 4:10 PM, Blogger michael said...

let 2k6, dude. i have live and i sorely regret it

2k6 has more realistic player dynamics, rebounding logic, everything. you can't go wrong. There are a lot of frustrating things about live's gameplay that just doesnt make any sense. im disappointed that they werent changed from last year.

 
At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Nels said...

I'm also going to be getting one soon... and that one will be NBA 2K6 without a doubt. I've heard nothing but bat things about Live. I think the difference is probably bigger than the 86.4% to 80.7% currently showing on GameRankings.com. On GameSpot 2K6 got an 8.8/10, while Live has a 7.7.

Plus, if we both get 2K6 there's a chance we could get a real game of fantasy basketball going instead of that fake fantasy stuff that Yahoo, ESPN, and Sportsline pawn off on us.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Paul Benedict said...

I gave 2K6 a B- in an article a couple weeks ago, but it's grown on me since. You have to fuck around with the gameplay settings in order to get the game to be more realistic. Nevertheless, it's still somewhat disappointing. The gameplay just isn't that good and the graphics are nothing to write home about. From what I've heard from trusted sources who have played both, 2K6 is way, WAY better. Kind of disappointing to here, but I'll leave. If I get bored of Live, then so be it. More time to work on this blog I guess...

 
At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, Paul, I read your comment 3 times and still can't figure out exactly which one you recommand.............

 
At 8:28 PM, Blogger Paul Benedict said...

Hahahhaahhahaaha. Yeah, I should probably proofread my comments from now on. What I was basically saying was, Live 2006 is pretty good, but you have to let it grow on you. I wish I had bought NBA 2K6 instead because I've heard from reliable sources that it's a LOT better. Whatever. I'm too lazy to try and work the idiots at Best Buy for an exchange (actually the real reason is that I'm 11 games into a season with the Warriors). So if you want my recommendation, I say go for 2K6-- just know that I might not be the best person to ask since I haven't even played it.

 
At 11:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get 2K6, it dominates Live.

I got rid of Live weeks after getting it and traded it in for The Warriors.

NBA 2K6 may be the best b-ball game ever made. ever.

 
At 4:49 AM, Anonymous rom said...

Are those pics from Xbox?
or maybe Xbox 360?

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should differentiate which pictures are from the new xbox 360 versions of the game and which aren't. Personally, I have live 06 for ps2, and after the gimmick of all star weekend wears off, it gets kind of boring and too arcadey. I haven't played 2k6, but 2k5 was a much better game simulator.

In any case, I'd save up all my money and get the 360 or ps3 versions when they come out. Its ridiculous.

 
At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been playing the 2k series since 2001 and I've always been impressed. There is no better hoops simulation. If you want something a little less realistic but still fun and addicting, however, you'd be better off with Live. The All-Star weekend mode adds something a little different and overall the game just plays a little easier, more casual.

 

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