For all the fans of the 2K line of basketball games, you will be happy to know that you can play 2K13 anywhere you have a device running Android 4.0 or higher. Yesterday 2K Games released NBA 2K13 on the traditional consoles, but they also released it in the Google Play Store. The game costs $8 and won’t give you the full experience you get on a traditional console, but will let you play full exhibition games as any of the 30 teams. You can also recreate legendary performances in NBA’s Greatest Games mode or play as your favorite team in the Multiseason Mode. It uses the 2K basketball engine with controls optimized for mobile gaming. Normally I would not expect much from a game like this, Madden 12 anyone, but we will let you be the judge. Use the link or QR code after the break to check the game out in the Play Store.
If you’re a basketball fan, or even just need a new smartphone, you may want to check into how you can win a brand new Verizon HTC Thunderbolt. On top of winning that phone, you’ll also get a private party with Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks and net worth $2.5billion) and 10 of your friends. Just sayin here, it could be one heck of a wild night with a guy that has a bank roll like that!
You’ll have to follow Mark Cuban at http://twitter.com/MCuban to gather 5 puzzle pieces, which will be revealed to you which Verizon locations they’re at for you to retrieve. The pieces will start Friday April 1st and go til April 5th. the winner will be selected at Victory Park Plaza, Dallas, TX on Wed April 6th.
Who: Dallas Area Fans who want to win a ThunderBolt by HTC & a private party with Mark Cuban!
What: ThunderBolt Launch Party
When: April 6, 2011 at 4pm CT
Where: Follow @MCuban to find out where to gather puzzle pieces
T-Mobile has inked a multi-year deal with NBA team Miami Heat and is now their Official Wireless Telecommunications Provider. T-mobile has since been a major sponsor of TNT and the NBA. The sponsorship deal will include radio broadcasts, in-game features, retail promos and other social promo events.
During the game last night, you may have seen a commercial featuring the new T-Mobile myTouch 4G and NBA stars Dwayne Wade and Charles Barkely showing off the new device running Android. This opens the door for Android to be recognized as a familiar face in the mobile arena, on top of the popularity of the NBA and T-Mobile. Android may be riding on their coattails a bit here, but we know it’s well deserved.
Although you might have seen similar apps in some form or another, the NBA is finally ready to finalize its business model after a long time testing different strategies. Their apps offer live streaming of NBA games and events directly to supported devices. The group has been streaming to iPhones and Android devices since October. The process has involved development of Blackberry, iPhone, and Android apps in free forms, paid forms, and team branded assortments. Nothing was stated on what the final plans will be, but keep your eyes open for available apps on a device near you!