Saber Interactive's NBA Playgrounds had a bumpy launch on the Nintendo Switch, with no online play available on release. Eventually this mode was patched in months later – after owners had been compensated with a free game – and at the start of this year the updated
With NBA 2K18 now patched into fine form, it's finally time for Switch's other basketball experience to get its due with a nice new update. So now we have NBA Playgrounds Enhanced Edition, which bundles together all the game's free post-launch content, adds in 100 new players and a brand new three-point shooting mode. The addition of all...
Not quite a slamma jamma
‘90s kids will definitely remember NBA Jam, the high-flying, crazy-dunking arcade basketball game that was all the rage among sports fans and nonbelievers alike. Today, NBA Playgrounds tries to recapture that magic. Let’s be clear. NBA Playgrounds is no NBA Jam. That, however, isn’t to say NBA Playgrounds is a...
500,000 units sold and counting
NBA Playgrounds has been a somewhat divisive game for the Nintendo Switch. On one hand, it’s offered an enjoyable local multiplayer arcade experience that showcases the strengths of the Switch quite well, but it also suffered a bit from offering less features than other versions and these features have been slow to...
Online matches! Gameplay tweaks! New players!
It's fair to say that Nintendo Switch owners with a copy of NBA Playgrounds have had their patience tested, with the wait for the game's much-needed major update going on for longer than expected. Appeased in early June with the promise of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for free, now the update for the game...
Compensation for the long wait for online play
NBA Playgrounds on Switch has disappointed in one notable way, in that it's the only version of the game without online play or any updates so far. Developer Saber Interactive has taken some heat for this, and last week promised a huge announcement as a reward for Switch owners' patience to date. Well...
Is it heating up?
Earlier this week we highlighted the somewhat painful wait for a major update of NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch. It launched without online play which was promised for 'a few days' after launch, but over two weeks after release the key feature is still absent. Developer Saber Interactive has been acknowl
"In a matter of days / week"... uh-huh
A short while before NBA Playgrounds arrived on Nintendo Switch the developer's representatives told us that an update adding online play would come a 'few days' after launch. Not an ideal scenario, but reasonable - we can practice for a few days and then play online, right? We're pretty sure 'a few days'...
To include the "exact same functionality"
NBA Playgrounds looks like a promising release for next week, with some recent demo events bringing impressions and footage of the game to the web. With regards to the Switch version, however, we've been a tad nervous due to Nintendo's own official gamepage pointedly avoiding any reference to the game's...
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