NBA 2K11 getting 3D patch Jan. 16

2K Sports adding new depth-of-field option for enabled televisions beginning next week on the Xbox 360 and PS3; minor game tweaks also included with update.

NBA 2K11 won warm reception, helped publisher Take-Two's bottom line, and was the tenth-best-selling title of 2010, but the game will soon enter an entirely new dimension.

2K Sports today sent word that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of NBA 2K11 will receive a patch on January 16 that will add 3D functionality to Visual Concepts' basketball simulator. Users must, of course, own a 3D-enabled television to score the new perspective.

LeBron's sprained ankle is even more pronounced in 3D.

Also included in the update will be minor tweaks to the title. The changes were not specifically named but are said to revolve around the online component of NBA 2K11 and to "enhance the experience" of the game.

Currently, those wishing to play NBA 2K11 in three dimensions can purchase it at electronics retailer Best Buy, where a 3D-ready version of the game is exclusively available for the PlayStation 3.

For more on the hardwood sim, check out GameSpot's review of NBA 2K11.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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prolifik1
prolifik1

@littlejohn Now, to actually respond to your post... You brought up VHS vs Betamax... HD-DVD vs Bluray.... those were mediums battling to become the standard. Nothing is battling 3DTV to be a standard. It's not even trying to be a standard. It may one day become a standard, who knows, but for now it's just a feature that included with TV sets. You can't really compare the battle of the mediums to 3Dtv anyway. Betamax was Sony's baby.... HD-DVD was Toshiba's baby... nobody else touched the tech at the time except for those companies. Take a look around the market place today... how many companies have 3D enabled tvs?? It's not just Sony pushing it... and it's not just Toshiba... EVERY major company has 3D enabled sets and each company is developing their own tech. As I said in my other post, holograms WILL be a reality and this is the natural step between 2D and holograms. Can you really see hologram tech coming to fruition immediately after a 2D tv? Whether people like it or not, that's their decision, but 3D is here to stay. There's just too many companies invested into the tech for it to just disappear.

prolifik1
prolifik1

@littlejohn What are you referring to?? Avatar: The Last Airbender?? or "The Last Airbender".... Have you watched Avatar: The Last Airbender? That's one of the best animated series ever produced. Too bad M. Night Shyamalan totally butchered it with his movie. If you haven't watched the series, do yourself a favor and watch it. You'll be confused as to how the heck did they manage to screw up such a great story.

litttlejohn
litttlejohn

@ prolifik1- its a bit hard to cement anything. take a look at all the tech wars where the product with more features or quality failed. Betamax was by far superior to vhs, (as noted by tv studios who backed up all their tapes with beta and not vhs) and yet it never took off. The same could be said of the blu ray hddvd battle. hddvd was easier to produce and had features that blu ray could not handle at the time as well. I have a 3d set and love the things on it but just having the ability for something does not mean it will stick. for every avatar there is avatar the last airbender. Yes people were wrong on the internet, yet were right on many other things.

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

@samnov - You need played GForce, the 3D shooter Hampster on Xbox 360. That is in 3D on Xbox 360

samnov
samnov

Lol, since when does Xbox360 support 3D? What a pleasant suprise. ^^'

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

@prolifik1 - Absolutley pat on the back well said.

prolifik1
prolifik1

To those who say 3D is a "fad" or "gimmick"... critics said the EXACT same thing about the internet. The way I see it, sometime in the future holograms will exist. It's inevitable. 3D on a flatscreen is the natural step between 2D television and holograms. The technology will improve just like internet transfer speeds did. Critics of the internet said it was too slow and now look today's speeds. Lol. 2G(Edge) speeds is slow by today's standards but it's over 150x faster than the speeds back then. 3D isn't going anywhere.

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

3D as a patch and not bug fixes or new content = epic fail to us and the devs before a patch come with fixes and some times new stuff but now they can put a 3D patch and say all patched up and for god sake whts so great in sport games they are all the same with some new T-shirt or one or 2 added players i want to knew how can some one buy this over a real game lol, this was my opinion only.

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

What they still trying to suck us in with that gimmick 3d crap...

cr8ive
cr8ive

Personally I got nothing against 3D ... but in NBA2K11's case.. a broken 3D game is still a broken game... If only the developer team would actually pay more attention in fixing the game, instead of working to add a feature to an already broken game.

MattDeVito
MattDeVito

is the title of that video sposed to be sarcastic? Also, with the implements of 3D and kinect we could see actual virtual reality gaming within the next 5 years which would be extremely interesting so I wouldn't brush off 3D just yet

Flint247
Flint247

Everything is going 3D. xD

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@BlackWaltz_No_3 You have a great point, but you still have to remember that HDTV got its' biggest push from the FCC when they decided to go digital. If it wasn't for that, many people (no offense' but mostly older consumers) would have stuck to their old TV's, instead of upgrading or buying a converter. I totally agree with you about 3D being a fad though. The problem started when the companies making HDTV's realized that regular people (not tech fanatics or gamers) could still continue watching TV without upgrading, even after the fix.

XxXtacy
XxXtacy

how about you focus on fixing that crappy shooting situation the LAST PATCH created, instead of a 3D patch?

BlackWaltz_No_3
BlackWaltz_No_3

3D? I still think think the big companies aren't getting the point here. Not everyone likes 3D's, it's just one big fad. Now when HD came into the scene, that was not a fad, that really brought another level of entertainment. I think this ploy is just another way to luring consumers to buy 3D tvs, knowing how many people play 2K11, some TV company probably paid 2K games to release this feature. Another ploy by the big guys to take our money.

Bedizen
Bedizen

3D just doesn't interest me

BLAS1AN
BLAS1AN

why are people calling it a gimmick? the game already sold well and is highly praised amongst media and consumers. there adding a feature for free and people are complaining?

cr8ive
cr8ive

I (we) don't need a stinking 3D patch, I need a game-fixing patch!!!

laplace985
laplace985

Gimmicks, gimmicks and more gimmicks. Bring on more software and less hardware. 3D is very dangerous over extended periods of time. Maybe its just me but I'm not comfortable with my eyesight after watching a 3D movie. I never will again; we need studies on the long term affects of viewing 3D images over an extended period of time.

SpideR_CentS
SpideR_CentS

LeBron is a bum for what he did. You would NEVER have seen Magic team up with Bird or Michael team up with Isiah. I don't care how many titles they win, LeBron will never be a top 15 all time player until he wins one as alpha dog.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@hunter8man Every Plasma and MOST LCD screens (with a refresh of 120+) can handle 3D just fine. All that is needed is something to provide the screen with 3D data. That means either a Bluray, PS3, or Xbox with 3D content. So it's more a preference of if you actually WANT it (and the $100+ glasses required for "optimal" viewing).

sanmer1
sanmer1

So many Lebron haters make me laugh, people talk trash without knowing what happened between him and the Cleveland association, by firing the past coach Mike Brown because the team didnt won the title after losing to Boston, (even tho he was selected coach of the year of the past season) this give you an idea how evil is the Cleveland administration. Who is bad Lebron or the Cleveland owner? Lebron left because he wasnt getting the respect he deserved from the Cleveland administration. Like a profesional, he has the right to make whatever decision he decide, and in the way and fashion that he want to do it. And people calling him arrogant? Arrogance is what people like Rodman, Artest and Iverson has done to their respective teams, no respect at all and purely arrogance without an aparent reason.

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

that game needed a patch for PC months ago. It's unplayable for PC games online.

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

3D doesn't amaze me, it just gives me headaches. A 2 hour movie made me have to lie in bed the rest of the day. If I played a 3D game for week, I'd probably be in the hospital for severe migraines.

blackace
blackace

@mrzero1982pt2 @blackace COD black ops has 3d on the 360(i know i played it the first day and never played it again) and crysis 2 will have 3d. batman arkham asylum game of the year edition has 3d. comes with 3d glasses. but it is a gimmick. i refuse to play games or watch movies that way. ****************************************************************** Thanks for the info. Are they still using the cheap red/blue paper 3D glasses with these games on the XBox 360 or is this using the new 3D that uses the $100each 3D glasses and Sony/Samsung 3D HDTV's. You don't like Lebron huh!?!? Are you a Cleveland Cavalier fan? Hehehe!! He's an incredible playing, but the way he left Cleveland was wrong. He didn't do it with class and that's why many fans are pissed at him. I still don't think the Heat will win this year.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@blackace COD black ops has 3d on the 360(i know i played it the first day and never played it again) and crysis 2 will have 3d. batman arkham asylum game of the year edition has 3d. comes with 3d glasses. but it is a gimmick. i refuse to play games or watch movies that way.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

we do not need a 3d patch. we need an "INJURE LEBRON" patch. i want someone to just graze him and injure him and have him out for the season! heh

hunter8man
hunter8man

How many gamers actually have 3D televisions? Is this really needed? I wish they would release a patch to fix the passes in the game. Otherwise, I love it.

railroberto2007
railroberto2007

you got to think, how many 2k11 owners have a 3d tv? maybe 1 , maybe 0?

bizuit
bizuit

3D is almost as big of a gimmick as when they used to advertise on DVD you could view different angles in a movie.

snake3rules
snake3rules

i hope they are making it more user friendly, online was tough for me and my friend to navigate the other day.

mattg90520
mattg90520

@shaun_ofda_dead i agree 100%. 3D is no substitute for good story and atmosphere when it comes to immersion (though in a sports game, it doesnt really matter. in this case, it is just a gimmick)

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

If it don't help me actually sprain lebron's ankle, I don't care. That guy is such an arrogant jerk. I am sure this is going to be a an option with more and more games, but it is still just a gimmick.

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

@parhar67 Once the price drops down I don't see why not. HDTV's cost thousands of dollars when they were first released and now look, it's pretty much the regular. As for sports games, I think it would be pretty neat for the scoreboards to be in 3d, don't really need the entire game to be in 3d, but a 3d HUD would be awesome!

blackace
blackace

I didn't know XBox 360 was doing 3D as well. When did Microsoft announce that? I don't have a 3D HDTV yet anyways, so this won't effect me. It'll be nice to try this one I do get one within the next 2 years. **************************************************************** @Jaysonguy So instead of fixing the real problems in the game they've wasted time with a cheap gimmick? Fantastic ------------------------------------------------------------------- What new problems does the game have? I thought they patched in about a month ago to fix the online issues? Are there new problems now with the game? I've been playing single player mostly and haven't seen any issues except for the usually ball passing through a hand or leg problem that has been ongoing for the last 6-7 years.

parhar67
parhar67

3D is cool and all but Why is sony putting so much money into this? Honestly they think people are going to go out and replace all their old TV's with brand new ones? Yeah...ok.

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

So instead of fixing the real problems in the game they've wasted time with a cheap gimmick? Fantastic