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June 25, 2008

Who Is On The NBA Live 2009 Cover?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 2:52 am

We will find out later on the 25th of June who is on the cover of Live 09, but I figure we can make a good guess of it.  The basic rule is that it will not be anyone who was on a cover the past 2 seasons of any game and not anyone who has ever been on the cover of Live,  meaning Chris Paul, Shaq, Mitch Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Antoine Walker, Tim Duncan, KG, Stevie Francis, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, Tracy McGrady, and Gilbert Arenas are out.  Check here and EA Sports websites on

Wednesday to see who is on the cover.

1. LeBron James – King James had a huge 2007 and next season he looks to improve.  Or have his team-mates improve, which would help much more.  Not a more marketable guy in the league, from 1998-2008 his jersey is the 4th best selling, amazing when you consider he came into the league in 2003.  ODDS 2-1

2. Kevin Durant – The Rookie of the Year in 2007 looks to become not only the face of a franchise, but the face of a city as the ownership of the Sonics are trying to move the team to Oklahoma City.  Remember the stories of him not being able to bench press anything before the draft and how weak he would be?  He’s a stronger guy then most folks thought.  As an Oklahoma City native, I really hope the Sonics get there as soon as possible.  ODDS 3-1

3. Paul Pierce – The NBA Finals MVP went and run amok against the league in this post season.  He was not the same player we saw last season, or maybe ever.  He outplayed Kobe Bryant when it mattered most and brought the NBA Championship back to Boston for the 17th time in history.  Odds are lowered though, since the agents and people that do these deals probably already had signed off on who was on the cover before the Finals actually happened.  But, if not, then Pierce has a great chance as he became, almost overnight, a household name.  ODDS 7-2

4. Tony Parker – Little known fact, Tony has been on the cover of the French version of the game for the past 4 years.  Why not make the logical leap to the US Cover?  EA Sports might be thinking ahead with this choice, as the Spurs tend to win championships in seasons where the year is an odd number.  Parker is also quite young, only 26, and already has 3 NBA Championships and one Finals MVP under his belt.  Some might think this is a dark-horse pick but I’m thinking this will be the start of a series of wins for the Spurs this season.  ODDS 4-1 and my pick.

The “it will not happen” pick: Michael Jordan – If a retired Brett Favre can be on the cover of Madden 09 then Jordan can be on the cover of Live.  It’s a very small chance, but I will not be suprized when the year comes where he is on the cover of one of the NBA games.

Check here and EA Sports websites on Wednesday to see who is on the cover.

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June 18, 2008

NBA Live 2009 Screens

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 2:54 pm

IGN.com posted up a movie and preview that you can read HERE.  It’s pretty interesting up until you get to “Quickstrike Anklebreakers.”  Maybe EA Sports hit the point where they said “Screw it, 2K is the sim, we’re just going to be arcade.”  It’s very possible.

Anyways, here are the first pictures of NBA Live 09, these are from the 360… (Click to enlarge)


June 17, 2008

NHL 2K9 on Wii (Mario Celebrates)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 5:27 pm

News from 2K Sports as they are the first to have an NHL game on Wii.  This seems like a great idea, if 2K does like they always do on the hockey games and includes a ton of mini-games this will be a great game.  Here’s the press release from 2K Sports:

2K Sports today announced that the next iteration of the popular hockey franchise, NHL 2K9, will be coming to the Wii™ console from Nintendo this fall. As the first and only officially licensed NHL and NHLPA video game for Wii, NHL 2K9 will offer fans the fun opportunity to play like the pros using the Wii Remote™ controller as a hockey stick, and enjoy playing hockey in a wholly unique and entertaining experience like never before.

In celebration of NHL 2K9 for Wii, Nintendo’s most iconic video game character, Mario™, will be walking down the red carpet during the 2008 NHL Awards tonight at the Elgin Theatre, 6:15 p.m. ET in Toronto. Fans in attendance will also have the special opportunity to meet and greet Mario and have their picture taken with him.

NHL 2K9, being developed by Visual Concepts, is not yet rated by the ESRB, and will be available this fall for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii console from Nintendo, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

And here is Mario in Toronto at the NHL Awards…

June 15, 2008

Texas Rangers Slip ‘n’ Slide at Shea

Filed under: MLB — Tags: , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 12:45 pm

In a time where there are rules about almost every aspect of what athletes may do while on and off the field it was a pleasure to see that the Texas Rangers made the best of a rain delay on Saturday night at Shea.  The Rangers may not be the best team in baseball, but they are solid and seeing their core guys out there having a great time together is great.  Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley, who were both seen as a risky signings are both producing and stay out of trouble.  Michael Young and Ian Kinsler make up one of the best middle infields in baseball.

Early favorite for best Rangers moment this season, Hamilton winning MVP or making the playoffs is about the only things that could top that.

June 8, 2008

Kevin Garnett on Cover of NBA 2K9

Filed under: gaming, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 12:48 pm

This is TK’s first tidbit on NBA 2K9; Kevin Garnett is on the cover.  2K Sports held a contest to guess who would be on the cover, and anyone who picked KG won.  I think it is a pretty good fit, KG was on the cover of NBA Live 2001, and now 8 years later he is going to be on the 2K9 cover.

There is an awesome video that looks totally CGI and not like it could be the game at all HERE.

Images from mentioned movie: (click to enlarge)

And let’s compare 2K9, 2K8, and Live 08 (no Live 09 stuff yet), it looks like if 2K9 is actually showing us “the goods” then they have the best looking game so far.  To be fair there are no pictures of Live 09, so it could look amazing, we’ll just have to wait for that.  But as is, the folks at 2K Games set the bar pretty high.

NBA 2K9

NBA 2K8

NBA Live 2008

Moment of zen…

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