NBA 2K10 enters Draft Combine in September

Last season, EA Sports did its part to build the March Madness hype, releasing NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition, a stripped-down, download-only version of the full game for Xbox Live. 2K Sports is taking a page from the same playbook with NBA 2K10. However, instead of capitalizing on...

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Last season, EA Sports did its part to build the March Madness hype, releasing NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition, a stripped-down, download-only version of the full game for Xbox Live. 2K Sports is taking a page from the same playbook with NBA 2K10. However, instead of capitalizing on playoff interest, the publisher instead has its sights set on preseason hype.

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine will be available exclusively through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network in September for $5 (MSP 400). As its name suggests, the focus of Draft Combine will be on preseason training, with players given the ability to create their own players using more than 300 different attributes and options. Players can then be run through their paces, competing in a variety of offensive and defensive challenges.

More than just a series of minigame challenges, Draft Combine also lets players compete in five-on-five matchups. Players can earn rewards and skill points for competing in these exhibition matches, enhancing the ability of their created baller who can then be imported to the full edition of the game.

NBA 2K10 will tip off on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, and PC on October 6. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

81 comments
johanmd
johanmd

Is the game still able at playstation store? I can't find it :( please help

Kubilius
Kubilius

Well, it's cool and everything, i've played those 6 games and now what ? wait till 2K10 releases ? The biggest fear for me is that Draft Combine had such terrible graphics - pixelated, buggy scenes at the back and etc. I hope the full game will have some more smooth graphics ...

pengselim
pengselim

Can't wait! Question is, should I pre-order with Gamestop for the locker and Kobe Bryant figure ?

thejoker623
thejoker623

cool feature ill get this this weekend for sure

FstBrk342
FstBrk342

ill throw down $5 bucks for that, especially since i can import my player, should be tasty treat till the game releases

Coolgamer
Coolgamer

That is one of the best Ideas for a pre add on game that I have ever seen.

ssh00
ssh00

Look at all of the Take Two employees on this board...don't you guys have any work to do?

SnowNasty
SnowNasty

I think this is innovative. $5 can lure new players into the 2k series, as well as lure 50-50 players over more... i say 50-50 bc idk ne1 that plays the other 1... KONAMI BRING BACK "IN THE ZONE" eh-em. Please STOP Beef'n about the $5, bc there are still ppl that makes created players. If I was still into this, it would be a no-brainer [fyi - this can lure x-created player junkies back in to that mode... like me]. Its awesome. I use to be Pro-LIVE, but then they keep feeding me the SAME BS! year after year... I dare NE1 to ask whats the last LIVE game I bought. But i do agree on one thing someone said... the GAMEPLAY, control wise, needs to be fixed. My ps2 verz of 2k8/9 plays/functions better "player wise". The realism on both systems is the BEST i've xp in a sports game, EVER... EA Sports that Hurts me to say that.

Adubbb
Adubbb

Up in Playstation Store 9/3/2009! Then join the VBA at VirtualSportzCenterdotCom. VBA 2K will be an all Created Player Team Up League for 2010.

Adubbb
Adubbb

@waynehead895.... Go Luther, go Luther... .LOL

Adubbb
Adubbb

maaly81 Posted Jul 29, 2009 9:26 pm PT why do we have to pay??? can't I create a character in the full game and have the same results???? not a smart idea LOL, you don't have to pay. Ain't nobody gonna come to you house and force you to pay the $5, but you can't get stuff for free in the world. You can do exactly as you said and WAIT for the full game and do it for free. I kills me that people (and this is not directed specifically directed at this poster) expect stuff (especially video game stuff) for free but will turn around and pay $50 to go to a concert and listen to a worse version of a cd that you already paid $15 for, and be smiling all the way..... pay for it or don't, but don't moan about it like everything else is free but this preview of NBA 2K10.

Adubbb
Adubbb

In my opinion, 2K slipped on the Team Play/Team Up and let Live do it first. Problem is, Live didn't know what to do with it and 2K does. Wether the Draft Combine is the bomb or a bust, we have already won, because 2K pulled off it's glove and slapped EA in the face and said "What chu got!", this game sets the bar higher, and while 2K has been miles above Live for at least 5 years (thanks to not having to work on a football game), both games will now HAVE the be better.

Adubbb
Adubbb

aiuso, it's in the full game too, and as I said before, you can transfer all your progress from the $5 version to the full game...

Adubbb
Adubbb

TNEWS80, or a half pack of smokes. Or a car wash, or lunch for one day... it's $5 for at least a solid month of entertainment. People pay 4 times that for 2 hours in the club, $5 is almost FREE... LOL Plus your progress counts towards NBA 2k10. They could have probably sold it for $9.99 if you really want to be real.

Adubbb
Adubbb

buggin_out1985, perfect name for you, cuz you Buggin. First off, Draft Combine isn’t a "Be a Pro rip-off" any more than a Porsche is a Model T rip-off. I don't recall being able to create a player, take him through a combine, get drafted or take him online in any version of Live, do you? And I'll take the 1000 new animations over the 5 animations in Live with everyone having the same turnaround jumper. Live is a caricature of basketball. It’s all about the attention to details. 2K has guys running into refs, errand passes, players diving for loose balls, loose ball fouls, clear path fouls, players shooting off balance and falling down, offensive basket interference, defensive goaltending, BLOCKING FOULS, bounce passes, lob passes (not just alley oops, but actual LOB passes), flashy passes (behind back, between legs, no look), grading for things like good positioning, off ball screens, shot defense, filling the lane properly, PROPER player animation (you can tell who a player is just by watching him shoot)… none of this is in Live, with the excepting of goaltending, which doesn’t get called properly and blocking fouls which almost always get called as Charging. Sounds like a little more than just some animations…

TNEWS80
TNEWS80

AS FAR AS THE $5 THING JUST LOOK AT IT AS YOU WERE BUYING A FOOTLONG FROM SUBWAY

TNEWS80
TNEWS80

If 2k get the online team up situation fixed this could easily be the best b ball game yet

gammer_spot
gammer_spot

im geting NBA live 10 to try it to see if i dont like it ill get NBA2K10

gammer_spot
gammer_spot

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indianaballer31
indianaballer31

By the way...whoever said live looks better than 2k is messed up in the head, everybody in live was skinny and just didnt look anything like they do in real life and the gameplay in live is messed up, theres no defense and when you make a shot the net doesnt even move....

indianaballer31
indianaballer31

Another reason i'm mad i cant get xbox live... I like this tho, I like where the nba 2k series is going with the downloadable content, its just too bad i cant get it... 2k has been better than live ever since the 360 and PS3 were released

BirdDog_Funk
BirdDog_Funk

sounds like a great idea. i don't have a problem paying 5 bucks either. it gives you a headstart on the chumps that wait til the game comes out.

buggin_out1985
buggin_out1985

twashington9737: Amen brother!!!! That's what I been trying to tell these damn 2k fanboys for the longest! I'm a 2k fan myself but 2k been losing me lately by going the Madden route and adding a bunch new animations every year instead of improving the gameplay. If they wanna stay ahead of Live/get my $60, then they gotta do better than just 1000 new animations and a "Be A Pro" rip-off mode. Go ahead and thumb me down fanboys you know I'm telling the truth.

gaiuso
gaiuso

Is the Draft combine also available in the Full game or only Draft Combine?

FusionRain
FusionRain

NBA2K10 Live10 hmmm i think live had it and lost it with he gameplay but overall live looks better and always has better modes and i think thats where 2K needs to step up at... but in the end i will pick 2K over Live head and shoulders but we never know Live can pull somthing we don't see coming

Derekj54
Derekj54

wtb draft combine for PC!

thaflu
thaflu

I hoped they fixed the gameplay. NBA 2K8 and 2K9 were jokes.

manno523
manno523

this game has to be tight

tncc24
tncc24

Live will never catch up to 2k and you guys can have the asian dude (producer) cause we all know he didn't come up with the good ideas anyway.....hope he costs you a arm and a leg EA. yall suck 2k rules!! Combine will be better than all of live 10 watch

rich19913
rich19913

I believe they are charging $5 because this will be released a month before the full game comes out.

LPoPPin15
LPoPPin15

woooow just when I was thinkin about gettin live this year.........2K U SON OFA BI**H U GOT ME AGAIN!!!

yungcjjj
yungcjjj

This is an Awesome Feature ...I'm looking forward to it

Excedra
Excedra

bravo once again 2k dudes!!!!!!

Local
Local

it would be sweet if you could use a real rookie and not a created player. they should include that feature.

ratchetcooper1
ratchetcooper1

Why is every1 acting crazy about 5 bucks? Damn, if your payin 60 for the game what's an extra 5?

ratchetcooper1
ratchetcooper1

I just care about having all the people that were drafted on their teams and the rosters accurate. After the date which the updated the roster up to, I do everything manually. That's why in my 2K9 every team is perfect except for the ones that have missing players because they weren't in the game originally. Like Orlando's Marcin Gortat for example.

coreyq
coreyq

this is the best news ever i likes this i was thinking 2k should do that. NICE

maaly81
maaly81

why do we have to pay??? can't I create a character in the full game and have the same results???? not a smart idea

domodae
domodae

It sounds all good,but paying for it i dont know about that.

BBaller299375
BBaller299375

Heard this is the start to a new career mode in the game.

Dreski83
Dreski83

I have to admit, this is a pretty cool way to get anxious ballers on board. Even better, your created players will actually be worth something when the full game comes out... much props 2K ;)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@waynehead895 Hehe, that's pretty cool. Take that, the rest of us!

regpeg
regpeg

This is a decent concept but they need to bring back college hoops 2k. cause march madness is not cutting it.

waynehead895
waynehead895

My brother doesn't need to create a character. He's already in the game.

lbjkurono23
lbjkurono23

EA better than 2k XD also I might skip 2k10( or wait till its 29.99) since I don't feel like paying 60 for some tweaking, updated roster.

jasonbt3
jasonbt3

2K SPORTS cant be touched!

chingchow48
chingchow48

EA= best sports maker ever! 2K= COPY!

308919166
308919166

2k10 is just to good for live o 10 btw how do u make a pic on ur profile?

twashington9737
twashington9737

NuKkU - U only had to pay if u rented the game because u would not get the code to access it. I understand the point of not having to pay for it because if someone rented the game, do they think someone would wanna pay another $20 just to see how 365 works? That's a hard sell but from the other side of the argument, I think it may be related to people just wanting to play the game, itself, through a rental and EA felt it wasn't necessary to provide unnecessary access...or sumthin else. Lol.