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Scots
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* 19-May-2017(#1)
Seems like there are at least a few who are getting into this game right now. Thought it could use its own thread like the MK8, Zelda threads so as not to clog up the Switch thread.

When online friends mode updates soon, it would be fun to set up some friendly competition - maybe a round robin tournament, some rankings, etc.

Tagging people I believe have it: @thejawwww @terrheel @loztdogs @nightowl @longhornsk57 @rottenpeachesxx @whitefire @bonham2 @cliffsteele
SilverOwl
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19-May-2017(#2)
im now for some type of tourny.

i know the online portion should be dropping soon, but they said that the ability to play with friends will be in an even later patch, as none of the systems let you do that yet.

but i also have heard that other people have found a way around this, well somewhat. what they do, (this is for ps4/xbox one, where online is already set up) you set up your stuff for an online game, and have your friend set up the same way, and you both press the "find game" or whatever it is called at the same time, and they say that a lot of the times, that you can get paired with your friend. but idk
Scots
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19-May-2017(#3)
Yeah, we'll see. Until then we can just use this for general Playgrounds chat.

I've been rolling with Ray Allen and Stockton for a while. My favorite squad yet.
cliffsteele
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19-May-2017(#4)
I don't have a ton of packs open yet, I'm on the fifth tourney. Right now I've been using Kyrie and Mutumbo. I was using Mullin, but as the tournaments got harder I could barely bring the ball up court.
loztdogs
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19-May-2017(#5)
I'll be happy to play some human opponents. the comp is driving me fudging bonkers.

Scots
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19-May-2017(#6)
cliffsteele wrote:
> I don't have a ton of packs open yet, I'm on the fifth tourney. Right now I've been
> using Kyrie and Mutumbo. I was using Mullin, but as the tournaments got harder I
> could barely bring the ball up court.

Yeah, you really have to figure out how to use the crossover and passing in good rhythm to avoid steals. It's tough on expert.
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19-May-2017(#7)
it wont unlock Las Vegas for me - have 4/4 gold trophies on all other parks - pretty sure I beat everyone as well.
SilverOwl
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19-May-2017(#8)
Headshot wrote:
> it wont unlock Las Vegas for me - have 4/4 gold trophies on all other parks - pretty
> sure I beat everyone as well.

thats strange. the trophys doesnt matter when it comes to unlocking the tourney's. you dont need to get any of the golds to unlock the next one. just win the games. are you sure you won all the games in the tourny?
whitefire
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19-May-2017(#9)
Anyone get Magic yet?

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19-May-2017(#10)
NightOwl wrote:
> Headshot wrote:
>> it wont unlock Las Vegas for me - have 4/4 gold trophies on all other parks -
> pretty
>> sure I beat everyone as well.
>
> thats strange. the trophys doesnt matter when it comes to unlocking the tourney's.
> you dont need to get any of the golds to unlock the next one. just win the games.
> are you sure you won all the games in the tourny?

yea - went back and replayed all the Finals...weird
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19-May-2017(#11)
whitefire wrote:
> Anyone get Magic yet?
>
>

have him and rarely use him

Dirk and Steph for me
Scots
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19-May-2017(#12)
Headshot wrote:
> whitefire wrote:
>> Anyone get Magic yet?
>>
>>
>
> have him and rarely use him
>
> Dirk and Steph for me

Those are the EXACT 2 guys I want to get lol
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19-May-2017(#13)
Dirks step back is amazing - but Steph is just dirty in this game...crossover and 3s
whitefire
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19-May-2017(#14)
Yeah, but I have to use Lakers.

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19-May-2017(#15)
would be nice to be able to trade the cards.
longhornsk57
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20-May-2017(#16)
Yeah Scots,

Really like the game. Currently I'm doing London tournament using Steph Curry and Dwight Howard since he can dunk and block.

Figure I'll do all tournies, then mine cards, then go for all gold. Can't wait for online play

This game is fun, glad I got it on Switch instead of PS4, been playing more handheld mode...
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20-May-2017(#17)
I'm very down for some tournament play, even though I don't feel I'll be quite up to par with some of you folks. Got stuck in a rut with a team so I had to switch it up and now I'm building Kawhi Leonard up and making more progress.

I haven't done any card farming so my XP will be lower than some of you guys. But I'll still attempt to DUNK on ya.
RottenPeachesXx
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20-May-2017(#18)
theJAwwww wrote:
> I'm very down for some tournament play, even though I don't feel I'll be quite up
> to par with some of you folks. Got stuck in a rut with a team so I had to switch
> it up and now I'm building Kawhi Leonard up and making more progress.
>
> I haven't done any card farming so my XP will be lower than some of you guys. But
> I'll still attempt to DUNK on ya.

Oh honey, no worries there! When I play AI I play to win, when I play other people I play for fun. Because even though I've been playing games for 20 years that doesn't mean I'm good at them 😆😆
Scott
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20-May-2017(#19)
It's funny, since all of you have only been able to play against the CPU, you all think you're amazing at the game. I can't wait until they add online play to see which of you are actually the best at it. I don't mean any of that rude, I just thought it was funny (I'm still kind of delirious from being sick).

longhornsk57
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20-May-2017(#20)
Scott wrote:
> It's funny, since all of you have only been able to play against the CPU, you all
> think you're amazing at the game. I can't wait until they add online play to see
> which of you are actually the best at it. I don't mean any of that rude, I just thought
> it was funny (I'm still kind of delirious from being sick).
>

I don't think I'm very good, I had a really hard time beating some of these tournaments and still haven't beaten London yet.
Scots
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20-May-2017(#21)
Yeah I posted in the other thread: "It'll be interesting. It's one of those games where I think I'm doing pretty well but I have no concept of how I might stack up against other real people."
TerrHeel
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20-May-2017(#22)
I don't think I'm great, but the game is a lot of fun. I agree that it'll be fun to play humans though, because the computer is infuriating (in the finals especially). I'm currently using LeBron and Drexler, and I'm up to the London final against Magic and Dirk. I think I'm Level 11.
longhornsk57
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20-May-2017(#23)
TerrHeel wrote:
> I don't think I'm great, but the game is a lot of fun. I agree that it'll be fun
> to play humans though, because the computer is infuriating (in the finals especially).
> I'm currently using LeBron and Drexler, and I'm up to the London final against Magic
> and Dirk. I think I'm Level 11.

Computer is crazy annoying, especially in finals. Every shot goes in, usually an extra pt for perfect shot, they always know how to steal the second they get up to you etc.

You have to pass a bunch and drain mad 3s and try to dunk for points and block a lot or rebound a lot...
TerrHeel
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20-May-2017(#24)
Yeah it's brutal. They insta-steal it every time unless you crossover or pass immediately, and all those extra points from perfect shots add up. They never seem to miss! The Lottery Picks can be huge. My favorite is the one that makes the opponents' shot clock move super fast.
longhornsk57
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20-May-2017(#25)
TerrHeel wrote:
> Yeah it's brutal. They insta-steal it every time unless you crossover or pass immediately,
> and all those extra points from perfect shots add up. They never seem to miss!
> The Lottery Picks can be huge. My favorite is the one that makes the opponents' shot
> clock move super fast.

My favorite is probably 4 point dunks.
TerrHeel
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20-May-2017(#26)
That one is great too! But they still rack up points, so you can't catch up as much as when they can't even get a shot off with the fast shot clock.
longhornsk57
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20-May-2017(#27)
TerrHeel wrote:
> That one is great too! But they still rack up points, so you can't catch up as much
> as when they can't even get a shot off with the fast shot clock.

Yeah true that, but in thr finals I feel like they just shoot from downtown and get 4 point shots with a fast shot clock
Scots
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20-May-2017(#28)
Just hit a 3 every time and you're good to go. smiley:::wink
longhornsk57
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20-May-2017(#29)
Scots wrote:
> Just hit a 3 every time and you're good to go. smiley:::wink

That's basically what I started doing...

Steph Curry for 3 on every play.
loztdogs
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20-May-2017(#30)
That's what I do and some Shaq for flava

RottenPeachesXx
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21-May-2017(#31)
Scott wrote:
> It's funny, since all of you have only been able to play against the CPU, you all
> think you're amazing at the game. I can't wait until they add online play to see
> which of you are actually the best at it. I don't mean any of that rude, I just thought
> it was funny (I'm still kind of delirious from being sick).
>
>

I'm sorry, but I haven't seen anyone say they are amazing at this game.
Scott
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21-May-2017(#32)
RottenPeachesXx wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> It's funny, since all of you have only been able to play against the CPU, you
> all
>> think you're amazing at the game. I can't wait until they add online play to see
>> which of you are actually the best at it. I don't mean any of that rude, I just
> thought
>> it was funny (I'm still kind of delirious from being sick).
>>
>>
>
> I'm sorry, but I haven't seen anyone say they are amazing at this game.

Like I said, I've been a bit delirious the last few days. I worded that post poorly. Nobody has acted like they're amazing at the game. But, you all seem to be at the point where you just destroy the CPU over and over, so I'm curious to see who rises to the top once you can play each other. That's all. Sorry If I offended anyone, didn't mean to.

longhornsk57
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21-May-2017(#33)
Scott wrote:
> RottenPeachesXx wrote:
>> Scott wrote:
> |>> It's funny, since all of you have only been able to play against the CPU, you
>> all
> |>> think you're amazing at the game. I can't wait until they add online play to
> see
> |>> which of you are actually the best at it. I don't mean any of that rude, I just
>> thought
> |>> it was funny (I'm still kind of delirious from being sick).
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I'm sorry, but I haven't seen anyone say they are amazing at this game.
>
> Like I said, I've been a bit delirious the last few days. I worded that post poorly.
> Nobody has acted like they're amazing at the game. But, you all seem to be at the
> point where you just destroy the CPU over and over, so I'm curious to see who rises
> to the top once you can play each other. That's all. Sorry If I offended anyone,
> didn't mean to.
>
>

Depends.

Exhibition it's easy to destroy the CPU.

Tournament mode the first couple are easy, finals are hard as hell and I often have to play 5 or more times to beat it because the CPU makes all its shots with a 1 point perfect shot addition, plus it steals if you get close at all.

Hard as hell man. You have to make a lot of 3s, get lucky, and lots of rebounds and have a decent blocker.

Not easy at all, at least for me.
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21-May-2017(#34)
Beating the computer at any leveL is easy with steph and Dirk.
RottenPeachesXx
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21-May-2017(#35)
Scott wrote:
> RottenPeachesXx wrote:
>> Scott wrote:
> |>> It's funny, since all of you have only been able to play against the CPU, you
>> all
> |>> think you're amazing at the game. I can't wait until they add online play to
> see
> |>> which of you are actually the best at it. I don't mean any of that rude, I just
>> thought
> |>> it was funny (I'm still kind of delirious from being sick).
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I'm sorry, but I haven't seen anyone say they are amazing at this game.
>
> Like I said, I've been a bit delirious the last few days. I worded that post poorly.
> Nobody has acted like they're amazing at the game. But, you all seem to be at the
> point where you just destroy the CPU over and over, so I'm curious to see who rises
> to the top once you can play each other. That's all. Sorry If I offended anyone,
> didn't mean to.
>
>

No, no. I just wasn't sure if I was missing something or missed a post. So I was slightly confused haha. It's all good. I know I'm not amazing at any game what so ever, but yea the CPU if fairly easy in this game. Not too easy, they pose a challenge sometimes. But I know against anyone else I'd be destroyed.
loztdogs
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21-May-2017(#36)
Just made it to Vegas tourney.


SilverOwl
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* 21-May-2017(#37)
so they just did another PC update to NBA playgrounds, and we have yet to have the first update, or online or anything. im starting to feel shafted here. im hoping that all the updates come to the switch at the same time, along with online.... but just to give an idea of what they did add to pc, just keep reading.

NBA PLAYGROUNDS patch for PC. Should carry over to consoles as well.
New Features:
Added: The Challenge Mode feature, which allows you to challenge other players to online matches.
You can now switch between unranked challenges and ranked games in the online mode.
To challenge another player, you must switch to the challenge mode in the online menu and define a challenge code. By default, your challenge code is your nickname, but you can change it to your own, personal code. The person you are challenging must enter your code.
If you have been challenged, please enter your challenger's code and press "Accept".
All challenges are unranked and your ranking/ELO will be unaffected by the results of the challenge.
Added: Toxicity system/Disconnection Manager, which penalizes players who abandon matches in any other way than surrendering.
Added: 5 new versions of Shaquille OŽNeal in various teams from his career (Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic) .
Added: 15 new players join the roster
The following players were added: Dennis Rodman, Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Giannis Antetokoumnpo, Kenny Smith, Gary Payton, Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, Tony Parker, Kemba Walker, Seth Curry, Tiny Archibald, John Starks, Tracy McGrady, Pete Maravich
Added: A shot-meter was added to help finding the perfect timing for shots, dunks etc.
Added: Steam Cloud Save support
Added: Steam Big Picture keyboard management.
Notable Changes:
Adjusted: Shots were adjusted to make the system more accessible and unified throughout all variations .
Adjusted: The steal action was adjusted further to better fit the intended gameplay
It is now possible to perform a steal action when behind an opponent.
Changed: 3 pointers no longer fill lottery pick bar.
Increased: The difficulty of 3 pointers was increased.
Reduced: The number of steals required for the Las Vegas Challenge #2 was reduced to 10 (was 15)
Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the Paris Challenge #4 was reduced to 6 (was 7)
Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the London Challenge #1 was reduced to 6 (was 10)
Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the Las Vegas Challenge #3 was reduced to 8 (was 12)
Reduced: The inbound time was reduced to adjust it to the overall style of the game
SilverOwl
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22-May-2017(#38)
i personally like theses

::The following players were added: Dennis Rodman, Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Giannis Antetokoumnpo, Kenny Smith, Gary Payton, Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, Tony Parker, Kemba Walker, Seth Curry, Tiny Archibald, John Starks, Tracy McGrady, Pete Maravich

::Changed: 3 pointers no longer fill lottery pick bar.:::::: if anything, so the cpu doesnt get the lottery pick so fast

longhornsk57
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22-May-2017(#39)
Oh man.

Love me some tmac. Still remember watching the 13 pts in 35 seconds game live.

Epic.
SilverOwl
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22-May-2017(#40)
but what sucks, is that for switch, this has not been updated since launch, so no online, no other updates that the other systems/pc are getting. idk. they said online for switch would be a few days after launch, and that was two weeks ago. sure, i still have single player stuff to do, but it would be nice to get some updates and at least some of the stuff the other systems are getting. they paid the same price we did
longhornsk57
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22-May-2017(#41)
NightOwl wrote:
> but what sucks, is that for switch, this has not been updated since launch, so no
> online, no other updates that the other systems/pc are getting. idk. they said online
> for switch would be a few days after launch, and that was two weeks ago. sure, i
> still have single player stuff to do, but it would be nice to get some updates and
> at least some of the stuff the other systems are getting. they paid the same price
> we did

True.

Guess I'm not as worried since I've got so much to go in Zelda and MK8D and more tournaments in playgrounds.

I've got time, this isn't a no man's sky situation, they're going to add stuff.

Side note, watch the tmac game.
bonham2
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22-May(#42)
I finally picked this one up yesterday. I've been playing with John Stockton and rotating my 2nd guy. I was playing with Malone for a bit, but he wasn't living up to his legendary status. I switched over to Penny Hardaway and did pretty good with him. I've only played 2 tournaments, so I have unlocked too many cards. I'm happy that a shot meter is going to be added, because I keep missing dunks and layups, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
loztdogs
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* 22-May(#43)
You need a good 3 point shooter. Dunks and alley oops will get you no where as tournaments progress. The longer you hold the ball the more chance the other team will steal. Take whatever points you can and work your lottery bar.

bonham2
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22-May(#44)
Hence the Stockton and Hardaway combo. Hardaway can still dunk if necessary. Stockton is a 10 3 point shooter. I wonder how much they are going to nerf 3 pointers though.
Scots
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22-May(#45)
Stockton is 9 on 3 pointers unless I'm mistaken.
loztdogs
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25-May(#46)
I have beaten all tournaments and have one trophy challenge left.

Any tips on how to achieve the 15 steals in a game? I tried Jason Kidd x 2 and got about 8 steals.



TerrHeel
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25-May(#47)
That one is ridiculous. I had seven in one game and felt like I did well. I probably have half the trophy challenges done.
Scots
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* 25-May(#48)
I think I have four or five left still to get. Certainly the highest blocks and steals ones are the hardest.

Since all you get is a new style of ball, which is just a visual, I don't have all that much motivation to finish them. If you got a gold pack or something for finishing the set, I'd probably spend more time trying.
RottenPeachesXx
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25-May(#49)
loztdogs wrote:
> I have beaten all tournaments and have one trophy challenge left.
>
> Any tips on how to achieve the 15 steals in a game? I tried Jason Kidd x 2 and got
> about 8 steals.
>
>
>
>

Well if you wait long enough I read on the PS4 update they changed it from 15 to 10. So might be slightly easier. Now when we will see an update, who knows.
PizzaTheHutt
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26-May(#50)
Nintendo Switch players! We're going to have a huge announcement on Thursday for you as a thank you for your patience - stay tuned!
http://twitter.com/nba_playgrounds/status/86824803...
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* 27-May(#51)
i bet it will be all the pc updates, including all the new players, online at at once, in the same update...... thats what im thinking....i bet it will be a pretty good size update as well. plus it would be nice if they announced a 720p for handheld

whitefire
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27-May(#52)
I'll play some more, but it's not for me so far. It's just too repetitive. Steal, 3...steal, 3...steal, 3. I don't know. I'm just not sure it's for me. I was looking for a fun experience, but this just seems like it'd be more of a grind and not much else. I'll still go ahead and play some more because I'm only about an hour in.

In the words of the late, great Charlton Heston: "So far, this is not blowing my skirt up, gentlemen."

PeteKelly
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30-May(#53)
I've got it. I enjoy it. It makes me really want a new NBA Street though
PizzaTheHutt
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1-Jun(#54)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Nintendo Switch players! We're going to have a huge announcement on Thursday for
> you as a thank you for your patience - stay tuned!

*drumroll*

"We had every intention of launching online play for NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch within days of release, but, despite our best efforts, it didn't play out that way. We sincerely apologize for the delay and want to let everyone know the fix will be coming very soon. But words are cheap, and games are not. So we're giving everyone that bought NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch before the online play patch hits a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn on Switch this fall to express our gratitude."


theJaw
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1-Jun(#55)
Weell that's pretty cool of them, even though announcing that before the patch comes out plays like an advertisement- "buy Playgrounds NOW and get Shaq Fu for free!"

Still pretty badass for those of us who bought it already - even if Shaq Fu isn't a top priority for me haha
citizen_zane
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1-Jun(#56)
I was going to get Playgrounds eventually, but now it looks like I'll be downloading it tonight!
SilverOwl
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1-Jun(#57)
oh yea, im down for this. i have been waiting for online, and a free game to boot will be just a bonus. shaq fu at that is awesome

loztdogs
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1-Jun(#58)
Cool of them for sure. What I saw of Shaq fu... Might be a fun little brawler.

TerrHeel
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1-Jun(#59)
Oh man I actually played the original on Super Nintendo with my brother and it was so bad it was good. This is awesome.
PizzaTheHutt
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7-Jun(#60)
They are aiming for next week with the online patch (though we've heard that before). The patch will also increase the game's resolution, and they were able to cut the game's file size in half.

SilverOwl
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7-Jun(#61)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> They are aiming for next week with the online patch (though we've heard that before).
> The patch will also increase the game's resolution, and they were able to cut the
> game's file size in half.
>
>

so about the game file size? do we need to delete the current game data and redownload it or what? how would that work

whitefire
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8-Jun(#62)
I gave this game a fair shot, but the mechanics got old, real fast, and it's too inconsistent. I had guys with steal ratings of 4 and 3 ratings of 5 who swiped the ball and drained damn near every 3 as a 4-pointer, but then I had guys highly rated in both who were way too easy. It's ridiculous and game ruining for me. I can see why people liked it. It is a lot of fun, but I just can't get passed the BS.

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8-Jun(#63)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> They are aiming for next week with the online patch (though we've heard that before).
> The patch will also increase the game's resolution, and they were able to cut the
> game's file size in half.
>
>

The resolution fix will be mega welcome. Handheld mode can look a little muddy.

I had no idea an update could shrink the size of a file. Also wondering how that works.
SilverOwl
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8-Jun(#64)
whitefire wrote:
> I gave this game a fair shot, but the mechanics got old, real fast, and it's too
> inconsistent. I had guys with steal ratings of 4 and 3 ratings of 5 who swiped the
> ball and drained damn near every 3 as a 4-pointer, but then I had guys highly rated
> in both who were way too easy. It's ridiculous and game ruining for me. I can see
> why people liked it. It is a lot of fun, but I just can't get passed the BS.
>
>

well good news, the new update will include all the stuff and updates that all the other systems have, so you will see that steals and 3 pointers will get nerfed. so that should take away some of the BS, also, i know the other systems that got QoL updates that we will also be getting on the switch next week, plus everybody who bought it gets Shaq Fu for free.

whitefire
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I'd be willing to give it another shot.

loztdogs
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8-Jun(#66)
That's the spirit!

longhornsk57
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9-Jun(#67)
How are you guys mining players?

Just exhibition games to 10 points over and over and over or what?
loztdogs
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9-Jun(#68)
I played in 8 min game the other day, maybe it was 10, I don't remember; just to kill time and I feel like I got more EXP then the standard 3 min or 10 point games.

SilverOwl
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18-Jun(#69)
so whats up with this update? does anybody know anymore about it? i looked online and the newest thing i found was from the 7th, were they say that they patch should come out the following week, well that would be last week, and still no update. all the other systems have had several updates already, i would love to get the new players that the other systems have gotten and the improvements they have made.

PizzaTheHutt
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18-Jun(#70)
On June 16th they said once again the big patch for Switch is coming next week. But it feels like they say that every week at this point. The PS4 version recently got a patch which added 35 new players (5 of them being YouTubers smiley:::rolls eyes) and some new tournaments. I don't think those will be included in the initial Switch version patch, so I think it will be a while before the Switch version matches all the features of the other versions.

razeak
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20-Jun(#71)
I'm going to grab this soon. I just saw Dell Curry is on the roster. He is my all time favorite NBA player. He was good in NBA Live.
Shane12m
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21-Jun(#72)
razeak wrote:
> I'm going to grab this soon. I just saw Dell Curry is on the roster. He is my all
> time favorite NBA player. He was good in NBA Live.

Too bad you have to unlock him randomly in game. The character unlock system is so terrible.
SilverOwl
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21-Jun(#73)
I'm waiting patiently for the update....
Any more news on this yet guys?

SilverOwl
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24-Jun(#74)
So it seems, that the devs are blaming Nintendo for the patch not going thru, bc it's a 3.5gb update. Seems the size might not be getting reduced. Nintendo has pretty much rejected the update bc of several of their guidelines.... But this is all only coming from the head guy at Saber, so whether it's true or not idk, he says they were forced to release switch version at the same time of other systems, even tho it basicly wasn't finished.
People on Reddit and other places online for the last week have been getting refunds from Nintendo for this game.
It's nuts, Nintendo hates giving refunds, I wonder what is really going on. Some say it's bc Nintendo has a guideline that states that patches cannot be over 1gb, and this could be one issue, other say Saber are terrible devs and got in over their heads for the switch version, with it being a new system and a rushed job to get game released on time.
Either way, it's a funny read on reddit

longhornsk57
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24-Jun(#75)
That's crazy.

It was only $20 and is still a fun local multiplayer game. I don't mind waiting a little bit more for an update...
bonham2
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24-Jun(#76)
If this is true...

On one hand, Nintendo looks like jerks and it makes 3rd parties and indies stay away from Nintendo when they have all of these restrictions that the other console makers don't have. On the other hand, good for Nintendo for putting a limit on these ridiculous updates. I hate how every time I put in a game into my PS4, I have to wait for an update...EVERY TIME. Make the game good from the get go and stop wasting our valuable storage space (and I would say that even if it was on my 1tb PS4).
EB
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25-Jun(#77)
Sorry to interrupt but I was thinking about buying this game and was wondering if you can play with a single JoyCon like in MK8D or Snipperclips? Thanks

longhornsk57
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25-Jun(#78)
AwesomeEBgamer wrote:
> Sorry to interrupt but I was thinking about buying this game and was wondering if
> you can play with a single JoyCon like in MK8D or Snipperclips? Thanks
>
>

I doubt it, I play with both joycons or a pro controller and I don't see how this could be played with just one joy con
EB
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25-Jun(#79)
Ok thanks

Scots
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10-Jul(#80)
Reopening this thread since the update is out.

I'm gonna try to download it tonight and see what it's all about.

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