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‘NBA Live 14’ gets title update

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The second title update for EA Sports’ “NBA Live 14” is now available, EA Sports said in a press release today obtained by Examiner.

The title update, according to Electronic Arts, will improve both the visual look and control of the game, while the new “Shootaround” mode will help gamers refine their skills in the safety of a tutorial.

In an open-letter to gamers on Feb. 7, “NBA Live 14” Producer Sean O’Brien discussed how important the update is to the game visually.

“Since we shipped NBA LIVE 14, our graphics team has revisited some of the lighting and textures in order to further improve the game’s visuals. We realize that the lighting technique we used caused some players to look smooth, clay-like or even ‘plastic,’” O’Brien said on EA’s official site. “After tuning lighting and color values with think there’s a marked improvement, and we’ve made sure to touch every player and every uniform to enhance their look. Some of the changes are subtle, but overall you should see that every player on the court looks better and they’re really starting to pop from the gameplay cameras.”

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the other improvements gamers can expect in the updated version of “NBA Live 14”:

· Shootaround: This in game tutorial allows fans to take any NBA player into the gym and get a feel for all the dribbling controls and signature moves, as well as the many ways fans can shoot the ball and various gather types.

· Visual Upgrades: the EA development team tuned the lighting and color values on every player and every uniform to enhance their look.

· Gameplay Improvements: the NBA LIVE team improved responsiveness and control for first steps, plus dribble moves, which will give some of the league’s best players a more explosive first move and the ability to quickly change gears to blow by a defender. Additional improvements include updates to passing with ball physics, pass speeds and branch points within animations for improved responsiveness.

Have you played “NBA Live 14”? How important do you think this title update is to the playability of the game? Sound off in the comment section below.

“NBA Live 14” is now available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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