Nappy Dj Needles flexing his skillz all the way from The Lou. Peep the blend of 2 of the all time greats in Hip Hop, Outkast flow over ATCQ beats.
If you gonna get back into the blogging game why not bring you something dope. Shout out to my people from Ambrosia for Heads for turning me on to blu. Soul Amazing (part three) delivers that Hip Hop all OG Heads and Hip Hop purist have been wanting. This is number 3 in the Soul Amazing series and for the money you get more than the sticker price. Check it out for yourself.
Yes my long overdue review of EA SPORTS NCAA FOOTBALL 14 is finally here. I know I’m late to the party, but better late then never. I decided to take my time with this as I did not want to write a review and then do a half ass follow up later after playing 50M games. So without further delay here it is.
EA’s NCAA Football 14 has to be one of the most exciting in this series in a long time. Last years game was good but this game offer so much more. The new infinity engine 2.o fits well with NCAA and the overall game play feels good. The overall look of the game is amazing. The graphics have been updated along with lighting, stadiums and new cut scenes. How the game starts off feels like it is a straight up ESPN production. They have incorporated all new chants that are ever popular in college stadiums, NFL, Soccer, etc. nowadays. Playing in the Notre Dame vs Michigan game, Kickoff classics or any SEC game to hear “Woah Oh Oh Oh” by Seven Nation Army has to send chills through you coming from a 5.1 surround sound system of a set of Astro Gaming headsets. Overall I’d give the Presentation a solid A. It could be an A+ with more sideline interaction from players coming off on the bench getting heated or coaches getting in a players face more over bonehead plays.
The biggest improvement that I’ve seen in the game this year is the revamped running game becoming more fluid and smoother then last years game. The fact that you can truck a defender and see the defender fly like Earl Campbell or like Christian Okoye (Google and YouTube them) use to do to defensive backs did back in the day. The passing game……well that takes some getting use to. The windows have become much tighter because of improved AI on defense. The throwing a wide receiver open is a skill you must master. Now just because you throw him open doesn’t mean he will always catch the ball. Timely hits and the inability to secure the ball before a hit will always lead to a incomplete pass unless your receiver has a high catch rating or catch in traffic rating. Mastering the route tree and the types of throws including the back shoulder fades must be worked on in practice to become a great passer.
Having patience in the running game is also key. LAY OFF THE TRIGGER……. I can’t stress this enough. You do not need to use your speed burst until you are through the line of scrimmage. Using the left analog stick will have you cutting on a dime left, right, forward and back. The right analog stick activates the juke moves. You can combo the moves to make even more spectacular plays. A strong run game will open up lots of possibilities in your passing game.
With the improvements on Offense you Defense has to be on point. Infinity Engine 2.0 bring in physics that were never really there before. If you come blazing up to make a tackle and try to change your momentum at the last minute you will be on a Sports Center Highlight and possibly C’MON MAN with Chris Carter Monday Night. You have to make tackles under control in the game this year and going for the strip doesn’t always work. Stopping the run game is key as more and more teams move to the read option offense and play action passing. The defensive line finesse moves have been upgraded with an impressive swim and hump move added. The Ball Hawk feature is very helpful for those that need help in intercepting passes along with the Heat Seeker function that was added for more bone jarring hits to separate the ball carrier from the ball and force turnovers.
The features that you know and love are still there with the addition of Ultimate Team. Ultimate Team for NCAA 14 is like MUT (Madden Ultimate Team) but with College greats and past stars. Buying packs and looking for that one player or players to get you to that Ultimate Team will give you hours of fun and can add up dollar wise too. You’ve have to play a tone of games to get the coins needed to build your team so your Microsoft Account will get a nice workout this season.
Online Dynasty has always been near and dear to me and continues to be. I love the improvements that were made and the ease of use for recruiting. “Set It and Forget It…” many of you all my know that from infomercials well that saying applies to recruiting this year. Pick your players set the amount of points to apply to a recruit out of the 5k given and you are done. those points will be applied every week until you sign him or he leave you at the alter to sign with someone else. You still need wiggle room to scout and offer a scholarship along with setting up visits.
All in all setting up a regular dynasty, custom dynasty either way you will enjoy this mode as much as I have.
This feature right here hits close to home with me. Many of you may know me for my HBCU teams created using TEAM BUILDER. I have been using this feature ever since it came out and have been in talks with Ben Haumiller and his staff on how to make it better. I was soo0 looking forward to this tears updates to TEAM Builder but I only say a few updates. New stadiums, fixed helmet numbers and that is about it. No new uniforms, helmet paint, more area for logos and patches, etc. I hope on the Next Gen consoles this gets addressed, but as for now I’m still using it and the community is please with the product I’m putting out with the help of TEAM Builder.
My use of TEAM BUILDER was more then let me create some teams it was let me create some teams that the better half of the community want and they are not in the game like they use to be. I’m talking about FCS, DII & DIII schools all that are classified as HBCU’s (Historic Black Colleges and Universities). The schools are historic for a period in time with Blacks were not afforded or given the opportunity of higher education with White schools of higher learning. This has all changed, now these schools still have a high enrollment of African Americans but more and more white, Hispanic and other nationalities go to the schools because of the quality of education they will receive and at much lower price and they programs that are offered rival the other schools.
In the schools that were created the CIAA, MEAC, SIAC and SWAC, alumni from all the schools, players and fans have given great support to me and it was all done just because the tool was there to do so. Team Builder allows you to create teams that are forgotten or just not even thought of do to licencing. With that being said Team Builders like myself may become more useful due to the recent NCAA decision to end it’s contract with EA because of the likeness law suite. It is refreshing that I’ve been approached by players at smaller schools that love the fact that I’m showing love to their school and teams. I only do rosters by request from the players only otherwise it is a generic roster that anyone who downloads can edit in an online and offline dynasty.
The community reaction for TEAM BUILDER has been amazing. Speaking for myself I’ve created a Google Plus Community for HBCU Football based on this feature alone. TEAM BUILDER allows you to be creative and also keep teams alive for others to enjoy.
I took my time in playing a lot of games in NCAA Football 14 and studying the game, game play, presentation and TEAM BUILDER. This game is a great improvement over last years and a pleasant surprise. The new infinity engine adds to the game and brings it to life in a way it needed last year. Game Play and Presentation is right on point in my opinion. The custom stadium sounds has a noticeable sound issue before it starts. Hopefully EA will fix this soon as it does take away from the game with used. With so much talk about Next Gen this game will only be on the current Gen when they release the XBOX ONE and PS4 in November. It is still a must buy and well worth it for the last NCAA Game to be made in a while.
Come join me and my fellow Konsole Kingz as we plan to ride out in Avatar Motocross Madness on XBOX Live August 8th at 8 pm, est. Fill out the form below to register for a night of Fun and become part of the “Konsole Kingz Gaming Family“.
We teamed up with our friends over at Evil Source Gaming to bring you the first ever co-hosted game night for Black Ops 2, its next Wednesday, July 17 at 8pm est and 5pm est for our west coast fam. We will be streaming live on Konsole Kingz and Evil Source Gaming.
Almost forgot to mention we will be giving away the new Vengeance DLC and for one grand prize winner we will be giving away the new Skull Candy SLYR universal gaming headset and I can tell you first hand that they are TRILL!
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I was invited to the #TwerkIt launch and release party Sunday, but unfortunately I was unable to attend. Last night, at SOUND Nightclub, Busta Rhymes celebrated the release of his “Twerk It” music video. Busta performed his new track and the crowd erupted – there were booty girls with “Twerk It” throughout the club on podiums showing how “Twerking” is done!
With the release of “Twerk It” this provocative form of dancing originating from Jamaica already a huge internet craze is now bound to hit the mainstream! Recently “Twerking” hit the news when Miley Cyrus was caught on tape “Twerking” at a Juicy J performance
The ‘Twerk It” track which features Nicki Minaj and was produced by Pharrell Williams, is out now and is sung in a West Indian dialect. Images courtesy of Troy Acevedo.
2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announce exclusive licensing partnership; 14 of the top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague included in NBA 2K14
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New York, NY and Barcelona – July 2, 2013 – 2K Sports and Euroleague Basketball announced today an exclusive multi-year global partnership that will see top teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague available in NBA 2K14, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 systems; the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. This will mark the first time Euroleague teams have appeared in the critically acclaimed NBA 2K series. Fourteen teams in total will be integrated as playable teams in NBA 2K14, allowing fans of European basketball to pit their local teams against the biggest teams from the NBA.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome top Euroleague teams into the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Sports Operations at 2K. “European basketball has an incredibly passionate following, and we’re all excited to give fans the opportunity to take on Europe’s best in NBA 2K14.”
“We are very proud to collaborate with 2K Sports by introducing our teams and players into the best basketball video game in the world,” added Mr. Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO. “With this partnership, we’re able to bring fans one step closer to the action by ushering the Euroleague into the global gaming community.”
The fourteen teams to be included in NBA 2K14 are:
• Alba Berlin;
• FC Barcelona;
• Real Madrid;
• CSKA Moscow;
• EA7 Emporio Armani Milano;
• Montepaschi Siena;
• Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul;
• Anadolu Efes Istanbul;
• Olympiacos Piraeus;
• Panathinaikos Athens;
• Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv;
• Zalgiris Kaunas;
• Unicaja Málaga;
• Laboral Kutxa Vitoria.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K14 is not yet rated by the ESRB. Fans that pre-order for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems will receive the King James Bonus Pack at no extra cost on day-one — October 1, 2013 in North America and October 4, 2013 internationally. NBA 2K14 will also be coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, later this year.
*According to 2008 – 2013 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through May 2013.
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2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Euroleague Basketball
A global leader in sports management, Euroleague Basketball is enjoying its second decade of sustained growth as an innovative organizer of elite competitions and events. It now manages the continent’s two premier basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup, consisting of more than 50 teams from as many as 25 countries. Euroleague Basketball also directs the Nike International Junior Tournament, which crowns a young men’s continental champion each spring. Through the Euroleague Basketball Institute and One Team, the company promotes educational and charitable initiatives as varied as coaching clinics and communitarian integration initiatives throughout its markets.