It's that time again. The NBA pre-season is happening right now and we're getting our share of NBA games to come out. NBA Live 09
is now available in stores and the big selling point this year is Dynamic DNA. The feature helps emulate the player and how the team plays. Updating every day, Dynamic DNA looks to add some more depth into the series. I'm interested to see how this really works and to see if it really does add to the experience.
On a similar note, I'm really excited about the upcoming NBA season. With Cleveland's acquisition of Mo Williams form Milwaukee, they have a few guys that can create their own shot and score. I mean if Lebron can take a bunch of scrubs to the NBA finals a few years ago, this team should be explosive with his increased experience and overall better talent surrounding him.
Dynamic DNA, Powered by Synergy Sports Technology, Pumps Authentic NBA Data Into the Game Every Day of the Season
Redwood City, Calif. – Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that NBA LIVE 09 is now available in North America and will be available worldwide on October 10th. Developed by EA Canada under the EA SPORTS™ brand, NBA LIVE 09 rewrites the book on authenticity and connectivity, while still providing an approachable experience for players of all levels. NBA LIVE 09 is available on the Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable). NBA LIVE 09 All-Play for the Wii™ was designed for social play with family and friends, and offers more action, more often.
NBA LIVE 09* has rewritten the rules and fundamentally shifted the way you look at sports simulation games. Powered by Synergy Sports Technology – the premier analytics provider of NBA data for more than 20 NBA teams – Dynamic DNA emulates an NBA player with absolute precision. Three components of Dynamic DNA include; Player DNA that breaks down how a player scores, Team DNA that rates how the players on the floor play as a unit and Tendencies that refer to the percentage a player drives left, right or shoots from each spot on the floor. Synergy Sports Technology indexes each possession of every NBA game in real time, producing 100 times the amount of metadata available from other stats services and has performed more than 50 million data entry points in the last two years alone.
Every game will now feel different driven by Dynamic DNA data that updates every single day of the season using NBA LIVE 365 powered by T-Mobile. NBA LIVE 09 is now constantly evolving and authentically reflects what you see during each NBA game in your virtual experience. If you’re a sports fan, this is a dream come true – NBA LIVE 09 is made fresh daily, all season long**.
NBA LIVE 09 introduces all-new gameplay features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the NBA LIVE experience fun from beginning to end. For those in need of some extra coaching, NBA LIVE 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills. Featuring 24 authentic FIBA teams with realistic team play styles and rosters, NBA LIVE 09 features a FIBA World Championship Mode using FIBA tournament structure, rules and court dimensions. Take your game online*** with 5 vs.5 team play, where 10 people can play together on 10 different consoles around the world.
NBA LIVE 08 was the #1 selling basketball game in 2007****. The game is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI. The game is available for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game system from Microsoft with an MSRP of $59.99. NBA LIVE 09 All-Play for the Wii has an MSRP of $49.99, and an MSRP of $29.99 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStation Portable). For more information, log onto www.easports.com/nbalive09. Media can find screenshots of the game at http://info.ea.com.
EA SPORTS™ is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL Football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and NASCAR® racing.