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A spread-shot cover of WWE 2k24, showcasing several of WWE's iconic wrestlers and characters in a key art to celebrate Wrestlemania's 40th anniversary.

WWE 2k24 Review - Hollywood Apologetics

Personally, I’m glad wrestling isn’t a tired punchline of “fake-ry" anymore. In the beginning stretches of WWE 2k24, wrestling commentator Corey Graves defines wrestling as an art form, and I very…

March 4, 2024 | 06:00 EST

Oklahoma City Thunder player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in NBA 2K24, developed by Visual Concepts

NBA 2K Studio Visual Concepts Austin Hit by Layoffs

The current tsunami of industry layoffs has hit another studio, namely Visual Concepts Austin, known for its work on many of Visual Concepts' games including NBA 2K and Lego 2K Drive. According to…

February 7, 2024 | 08:55 EST

A host of WWE wrestling legends, including Undertaker, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, on the cover of WWE 2K24

WWE 2K24 Officially Announced, Entering the Ring in March

2K has officially revealed WWE 2K24, this year's installment of the long-running WWE 2K wrestling sim series.  Launching in March, the game follows on from last year's WWE 2K23, which featured…

January 22, 2024 | 08:33 EST

Donovan Mitchell playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA 2K24

First NBA 2K24 Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Impressive ProPLAY System

2K has released the first NBA 2K24 gameplay trailer, and it's showing off the game's impressive-looking ProPLAY system. NBA 2K24 was announced back in July, and now, we're getting our first look at…

August 15, 2023 | 10:32 EDT

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Lego 2K Drive Details Blocky Battle Pass System "Drive Pass"

2K has unveiled more info about how microtransactions and unlocks will work in its upcoming open-world racer Lego 2K Drive. The "Drive Pass" represents a battle pass that contains both free and paid…

May 4, 2023 | 10:26 EDT

Cars racing through the streets in Lego City Undercover, an image meant as a stand-in for Lego 2K Drive

Open-World Racer Lego 2K Drive Revealed For May

After multiple teases and leaks, Lego 2K Drive has officially been revealed, and it's coming in May. It'll be an open-world racer developed by WWE 2K studio Visual Concepts, and it's launching for PC…

March 22, 2023 | 10:01 EDT

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WWE 2K23 Reveals Full Roster of Superstars

Today 2K Games has revealed the full roster of superstars who will be playable on its upcoming pro wrestling game WWE 2K23.  You'll be able to play 178 different wrestlers out of the box, while 4…

February 13, 2023 | 05:25 EST

John Cena holding up his signature catchphrase "NEVER GIVE UP" in the WWE 2K23 Showcase mode

WWE 2K23 Showcase Is All About John Cena's Losses

Thanks to a new trailer, we now know what the WWE 2K23 Showcase mode will be all about. You'll be following cover star John Cena's career, but in an intriguing twist, you'll be playing as his…

January 24, 2023 | 03:39 EST

John Cena waving his hand in front of the camera in his signature "you can't see me" gesture for WWE 2K23

You Can See John Cena In WWE 2K23 This March

2K has announced the WWE 2K23 release date, as well as the cover star you can expect to see on the game's box art...or not see, as the case may be. Everyone's favorite invisible wrestler John Cena…

January 23, 2023 | 09:43 EST

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WWE 2K22

WWE 2K22 is a wrestling game, the first of the series available for ninth generation consoles. It brings back the extensive roster of wrestlers, alongside redesigned visuals and gameplay. Controls…

January 4, 2023 | 06:21 EST

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WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20 Servers Shut Down This June

2K has announced that the WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20 servers will be shutting down in June 2022, ending online services for those games while it shifts its "full focus" towards supporting WWE 2K22. The…

May 9, 2022 | 03:28 EDT

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WWE 2K22 Sales More Than Double WWE 2K20's Sales

Are you ready to get digital, brother? Well, apparently a lot of people are in the UK, with WWE 2K22 sales more than doubling WWE 2K20's sales on the UK Digital Charts. How much more exactly? Well,…

March 18, 2022 | 11:15 EDT

Rey Mysterio pops out of a neon-colored void in WWE 2K22's main cover art.

WWE 2K22 Review

WWE is in a weird place in 2022. As decades-long booking problems have come home to roost, performers and fans alike flee in large numbers to greener pastures in other promotions. The yearly WWE…

March 17, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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WWE 2K22 Roadmap Will Let You Beat Up Logan Paul

WWE 2K22 is coming out tomorrow, and if you want another reason to get excited, well, 2K is giving fans a reason to be: as part of their newly announced WWE 2K22 roadmap, you'll soon be able to punch…

March 10, 2022 | 11:07 EST

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WWE 2K22 Microtransactions Are Apparently Going to Copy NBA 2K22's

WWE 2K22 won't be releasing until March 2022 (just before WWE's annual WrestleMania event), but we already have some leaks that paint the game in a bad light. I know, I know, it's shocking that the…

October 27, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

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NBA 2K21 Brings 'The City' to Next-Gen Consoles

Publisher and developer 2K has announced that NBA 2K21 will have a next-generation version of "The Park" called "The City", which is a map much bigger than previous Neighborhoods. It houses four…

November 4, 2020 | 12:06 EST

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2K Games Discusses NBA 2K21's Unskippable Ads

Publisher 2K is under fire for adding unskippable advertisements to NBA 2K21, a full-priced game that's been out for over a month already. Of course, it's not like there hasn't already been terrible…

October 21, 2020 | 09:22 EDT

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NBA 2K21

NBA 2K returns with NBA 2K21, the latest in the long running 2K franchise.  Playing similar to other NBA titles, NBA 2K21 sees the return of the MyCareer mode, where the player creates their own…

September 29, 2020 | 10:27 EDT

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[Updated]NBA 2k21 Getting Review Bombed

Update NBA 2k21's base edition has returned to Steam in all regions, most explictly Belgium and Netherlands where it had been unavailable previously. Valve told TechRaptor the issue was resolved,…

September 7, 2020 | 02:01 EDT

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Why a $70 NBA 2k21 is the Wrong Move for Next-Gen Sports Games

The $70 NBA 2K21 price tag for the next-gen version is likely to come as a sticker shock for some gamers. An uptick in price for some PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games is something we should…

July 9, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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NBA 2K21 Will be $10 More on Next-Gen Consoles

News has broke that NBA 2K21 on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released for $10 more for a total of $69.99, with the PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia, and Xbox One versions releasing for $59.99…

July 2, 2020 | 10:50 EDT

A shot from the NBA 2K21 trailer.

NBA 2K21 Comes to the PS5

The NBA series of basketball games is making the jump to the PlayStation 5. Starting back in November 1999, the 2K21 version of the long-running officially-licensed basketball games will be arriving…

June 11, 2020 | 05:09 EDT

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Call of Duty and NBA 2K20 Promote Black Lives Matter In-Game

With the riots and protests that have gripped the US since the death of George Floyd, there has been an outpouring of social backlash to what occurred on all spectrums of public discourse. There also…

June 5, 2020 | 10:41 EDT

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Take-Two Wins Lawsuit Over Depicting LeBron James' Tattoos in NBA 2K

Tattoos have always been a source of discussion in football, basketball, and sports video games in general. One debate laid in whether athletes selling their image rights included these tattoos or do…

March 27, 2020 | 05:27 EDT

Lebron James in NBA 2K20, presumably frustrated over NBA cancellations.

NBA 2K20 Faces Glitches Due to Suspended NBA Season

Update: A spokesman for 2K Games sent us the following comment about the issue:  “NBA 2K20 is a leading sports simulation and our objective is to authentically reflect the realities of the NBA. The…

March 12, 2020 | 05:56 EDT

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NBA 2K20 Update Makes A Wish Come True for William Floyd

A new NBA 2K20 update has arrived and this one has a very special piece of content. A new free agent is being added to the game, but this isn't just another basketball hopeful — it's William Floyd,…

March 4, 2020 | 02:48 EST

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WWE 2K20 Rings in the New Year With a Y2K Bug

During New Year's Eve and New Year's celebrations, most people celebrate with a mix of parties and booze. For WWE 2K20, the glitchy black sheep of the annually-releasing wrestling game series. it's…

January 1, 2020 | 02:07 EST

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NBA 2K20 Now Features Unskippable Advertisements

It’s undeniable that ads and sports video games go together like bread and butter. We’ve all accepted that it is impossible to play an annual franchise without being bombarded by every brand under…

October 29, 2019 | 01:30 EDT

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NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, based on the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is the 21st installment in the NBA 2K…

October 29, 2019 | 10:08 EDT

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WWE 2K20 PS4 Refunds Being Issued to Unhappy Customers

WWE 2K20 PS4 refunds are being offered by Sony in light of several problems that have emerged with the game since its launch. This year's edition of the WWE 2K franchise appears to have…

October 28, 2019 | 11:15 EDT

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WWE2K20 Is a Mess, Apparently

WWE 2K20 appears to have a few problems. Actually, it has more than a few problems — several users across the Internet are complaining about various graphical bugs and glitches, removed features, and…

October 23, 2019 | 10:30 EDT

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WWE 2K20

Return to the World Wrestling Entertainment ring with WWE 2K20. Fight with or against your favorite WWE Superstars or create your own in an all-new MyCAREER. Pull up and buckle up those pants and go…

October 19, 2019 | 12:51 EDT


NBA 2K20 Trailer Celebrates Gambling With Slot Machines, PEGI Responds

In a move that seems, at best, ill-advised 2K has decided to put out a trailer focusing on advertising the literal slot machines and other casino-style mechanisms that are a part of the MyTEAM…

October 29, 2019 | 10:22 EDT

LeBron James going for a slam-dunk in NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Fouls Players for Swearing

Oh my, what a foul mouth you have. Technical! It’s true. A 2K Sports rep has given Polygon confirmation that in NBA 2K14, the Kinect and PlayStation camera will hand out a technical foul if they…

December 6, 2013 | 09:00 EST