Earlier today 2K Sports released the new trailer for NBA 2K14, giving a look at a few of the 3,000 new animations, moves, and dribbling techniques you can expect from the game. LeBron James is the cover athlete for this year, and he also happens to be the soundtrack curator for the game as well. The trailer consists of Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC game footage (all of which will be released on October 1,) a disappointment to those who were hoping for a glimpse of Xbox One and Playstation 4 gameplay footage, but 2K Games says that's coming soon in a separate trailer. You can pre-order NBA 2K14 now, and be sure to check out the trailer after the jump.
Thanks to a software update for Apple TV announced Wednesday, owners can now stream live and archived U.S. NBA and MLB games. The Apple TV update version 4.2 also adds 5.1 Dolby audio to Netflix streaming.
Starting at $64.95 a year, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) "League Pass Broadband" lets you follow seven teams, while a $99.95 option lets you watch games from all 30 teams, amounting to more than 40 games a week during the season. However there is a location-based blackout period, meaning that you'll only be able to access your subscription in the state or zip code in which you purchased it.
Meanwhile Major League Baseball's "MLB.TV" streaming package, also available on Roku and PlayStation 3, starts at $19.99/month or $99.99/year for the Standard package; $24.99/month or $119.99 a year for the Premium package. Premium adds the ability to choose home or away team video broadcasts, DVR functionality, and split-screen viewing.
How about a Basketball Webcam to go with your Golf Mouse? The cam features a CMOS sensor with 100K pixels and an image resolution of 352 x 288. With an AVI file format, it runs at 12 fps and has auto white balance. The sporty camera runs on Windows 98/2000/Me/XP, and you can plug and play into your USB connection. It comes with CD software and a sale price of $12.99 with free shipping. But then everything is sent that way from Free Shipping.com.
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This one is so cool we had to take it old-school with the animated GIF! Boss on vacation? Then it’s time to break out the USB Desktop Dunk, a miniature version of those rapid-fire basketball games you see at carnivals or our favorite haunt, Dave and Buster’s. The toy comes with 4 mini-balls, a working scoreboard, and even sports sound effects like crowd noise when you score 10 points. Morale boosting! Works with both PC and Macs and has two modes: Practice and Competition (natch). Great for hosting your own office version of the upcoming NCAA March Madness, just don’t let your manager—or HR—get wind of it. Available for $25 USD.
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You realize we meant scoring in basketball, right? Anyway, we’re dying to get our hands on the AccUShot22, an actual basketball complete with indentations for finger and hand placement, to help you learn the basics of making the perfect shot. The cool thing is that the ball can be used both for training purposes and actual play. You say you’re left-handed? Don’t worry, there’s an AccUShot for you too. Available in three sizes—including a WNBA regulation ball for future Lisa Leslies. Available for $33-$38 USD.
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