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NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is set to launch on Apple Arcade on Tuesday alongside the start of the 2022-23 NBA season. The game features updated rosters, a new "The Greatest" mode with the all-time greatest players, more immersive gameplay, and more.

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"The Greatest" mode includes 20 of the greatest NBA players from the past and present, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, and many others. The 2K23 edition of the game also includes new in-game commentary from Kevin Harlan, Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony, Grant Hill, or Doris Burke.

Like the NBA 2K22 edition of the game, there remains an "Association" mode that tasks players with managing an NBA roster by making trades, signing free agents, scouting up-and-coming prospects, and controlling their team's finances, as well as a "MyCAREER mode" where players can start their own NBA journey with a custom player, position, and jersey number. There are also "Quick Match" and online multiplayer modes.

Apple Arcade is a subscription-based gaming service accessible through the App Store. Priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year in the U.S., the service provides subscribers with access to over 200 games across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. All games on Apple Arcade are free of ads and in-app purchases.

Article Link: NBA 2K23 Launching on Apple Arcade Tomorrow as 2022-23 Season Begins
 

Kylo83

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Just like the like one it over heats and frame rates are not smooth
 

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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Just like the like one it over heats and frame rates are not smooth

If you're playing NBA2K (which why, this series as trash and just milks the ever living hell out of every cent you have) you're playing it on Xbox or Playstation, not your phone.
 

FSMBP

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I really want to get into Apple Arcade...but my biggest fear is when games 'leave' their library (or say Apple Arcade shuts down in a year or so).

I get subscription gaming is probably the future unfortunately, but I still like the fact I can turn on my PS2 and tune-out while playing Tony Hawk without worrying if it's in the PSN library. #GetOffMyLawn
 

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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I really want to get into Apple Arcade...but my biggest fear is when games 'leave' their library (or say Apple Arcade shuts down in a year or so).

I get subscription gaming is probably the future unfortunately, but I still like the fact I can turn on my PS2 and tune-out while playing Tony Hawk without worrying if it's in the PSN library. #GetOffMyLawn

Don't bother. The games on Apple Arcade are available on much better platforms, most notably Nintendo Switch and Steam. Just get them there. Or hell, just get an Xbox or a PC and subscribe to Xbox Game Pass
 

nt5672

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Don't bother. The games on Apple Arcade are available on much better platforms, most notably Nintendo Switch and Steam. Just get them there. Or hell, just get an Xbox or a PC and subscribe to Xbox Game Pass
Yep, I've not been to happy since Apple switched its strategy from "Commit to it, and dominate" to "Throw it against the wall, if it sticks, then keep it, otherwise drop it and find something else to throw against the wall."

Kinda hard these days to get on the Apple wagon because it just might fall apart in a few miles.
 

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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Yep, I've not been to happy since Apple switched its strategy from "Commit to it, and dominate" to "Throw it against the wall, if it sticks, then keep it, otherwise drop it and find something else to throw against the wall."

Kinda hard these days to get on the Apple wagon because it just might fall apart in a few miles.

This is why the only Apple thing I care about are the Apple Silicon Macs, and this is coming from a guy who was a Mac hater all his life until the transition happened. Everything else has been lame.

Hell it's gotten to the point I wanna try out Android now.
 

ackmondual

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>2K

Annnnd I sleep

Friendly reminder of this horrible gem:

Huh... the pachinko mini-game looks to be far more fun than the actual game itself! And yeah, booster packs. For a NBA basketball game. Disappointed, but can't say I'm surprised :(

I really want to get into Apple Arcade...but my biggest fear is when games 'leave' their library (or say Apple Arcade shuts down in a year or so).

I get subscription gaming is probably the future unfortunately, but I still like the fact I can turn on my PS2 and tune-out while playing Tony Hawk without worrying if it's in the PSN library. #GetOffMyLawn
Uhm, I'd you have nothing to worry about in that respect. AA is decent, but it sure isn't going to take over the future. Other devs and pubs will continue to make games outside of subscription since the distribution of funds and profits can be really wonky, and sometimes some of them (including the "little guys") get shafted.

AFAIK, AA is still here to stay. Apple has the coffers to keep supporting it, even if it's not a hit. Me, I haven't written off AA, but I'm NOT resubbing b/c I found a few games outside of AA to keep me occupied. Ditto on Android as well. Otherwise, if you have a Costco membership, it's $45 per year on there (although $30 to $40 would be better :\ ). Another issue is I got the 64 GB iPad, so space can get limited real fast (as some of the titles are 2 to 10 GB apiece!).
 

cylack

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Microtransactions are pure evil. I hate how Call of Duty transitioned to that model in the past 10 years. Cod4 on the PS3 didn’t have any of that nonsense. Apple Arcade is boring fluff. I have it for free as part of Verizon and never play it. I’ll check out the new Resident Evil game when it is released. Curious to see how Metal 3 performs and how AAA gaming on Mac is at the present.
 

gnipgnop

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The truth is that NBA2K on Apple Arcade is quite fun despite the lack of bells/whistles available on the console versions. You get the core game of basketball with all the same button/stick controls as other versions and a career mode. 2K has added some extras to the Arcade version over time like the practice mode, tutorials, instant replay, and the announcer option with 2K23.

It's not a replacement for NBA2K on consoles and it's not meant to be.
 

abowlby

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If you're playing NBA2K (which why, this series as trash and just milks the ever living hell out of every cent you have) you're playing it on Xbox or Playstation, not your phone.
Yeah, no. 2K is great to play not only on iPhone but also iPad and the Mac. This game is excellent on mobile and is pretty robust given the price.
 
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Spaceboi Scaphandre

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Yeah, no. 2K is great to play not only on iPhone but also iPad and the Mac. This game is excellent on mobile and is pretty robust given the price.

Except the Apple Arcade version is missing MyCareer and a lot of the local multiplayer features 2K fans came to expect which is why the definitive place to play 2K is on Xbox or Playstation, especially since the Xbox version can be played on phones via Xbox Cloud at higher fidelity and framerate.
 

DocMultimedia

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Yep, I've not been to happy since Apple switched its strategy from "Commit to it, and dominate" to "Throw it against the wall, if it sticks, then keep it, otherwise drop it and find something else to throw against the wall."

Kinda hard these days to get on the Apple wagon because it just might fall apart in a few miles.
Maybe you should play Oregon Trail to see how far the wagon will go. Lol. Classic game (and it's on arcade).
 
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ponzicoinbro

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Microtransactions are pure evil. I hate how Call of Duty transitioned to that model in the past 10 years. Cod4 on the PS3 didn’t have any of that nonsense. Apple Arcade is boring fluff. I have it for free as part of Verizon and never play it. I’ll check out the new Resident Evil game when it is released. Curious to see how Metal 3 performs and how AAA gaming on Mac is at the present.

Most sports orgs are run by crooks and they shove gambling ads on their fans and let offshore scam companies become sponsors, so I am never surprised when their games push microtransactions on kids or when the athletes scam their fans with nft scams and supplement scams.
 

gnipgnop

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Except the Apple Arcade version is missing MyCareer and a lot of the local multiplayer features 2K fans came to expect which is why the definitive place to play 2K is on Xbox or Playstation, especially since the Xbox version can be played on phones via Xbox Cloud at higher fidelity and framerate.
Currently available modes in Apple Arcade 2K22: Play Now, MyCareer, The Association, Blacktop, and Multiplayer. Multiplayer includes Online NBA, Online Blacktop, Play With Friends, and Local Network.

You seem to be confusing the story mode with MyCareer. Story mode has never been present in the Arcade version. MyCareer has always been present.
 
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