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Preview: NBA 09 The Inside

Glenn from the PS Nation podcast, the official podcast of PS Fanboy, took some time to play NBA 09: The Inside for PSP. Here's his impressions of the upcoming game.

I'll be the first to admit I really haven't paid attention to the NBA for a couple of years. I still root for my Milwaukee Bucks, and even still use them in video games, but I rarely watch them play any more. Lately, if I'm playing a basketball game, it sits firmly in the "arcadey" category. I even own a full-sized NBA Maximum Hangtime arcade cabinet.

When I opened the small package that I received from Sony, and realized that this was the first pre-release game that they sent to us here at the PS Nation Podcast, I was shocked and excited. I may not spend an insane amount of time on Basketball games like I do for other titles, but I do play them. There's a lot to cover here, but I'll tell you this--what I've seen and played so far is surprisingly good!

Gallery: NBA 09: The Inside (PSP)

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Ensuring NBA 08 is different on PSP than PS3/PS2

PJ Snavely's recent PlayStation blog post echoes the sentiments of many PSP owners. "Personally, I find it very frustrating when developers bring an identical version of a sports game to the PSP, so we've gone out of our way to ensure that NBA '08 is significantly different than its PS2/PS3 brethren."

To make sure that NBA '08 felt fresh on PSP, the developers added a number of mini-games. The one the team seems most proud of appears to be Conquest mode which is described as "Basketball meets Risk." As described in the blog entry, "In Conquest, you pick an NBA team and then try to "capture" other NBA cities by playing them head-to-head. If you win, you take over that city and all of its players. Should you lose, the defending city has the option to steal one of your players."

Just like in real life.

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PSP modes of NBA 08 captured on video

Sony Computer Entertainment's upcoming NBA 08 looks quite special on PSP. Why? Because the development team is adding a whole slew of mini-games and modes exclusively for the portable version. The carnival games, featured above, are easily the most talked about. These games range from the obvious, like HORSE, but move to the more surreal, such as Pinball. Even if you don't like the idea of these bonuses, you have to give the team some props for deciding to add modes exclusively for the handheld version.

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NBA '08 gets cover athlete, new screens

The minigame-infused PSP edition of NBA '08 is sporting some impressive features for a PSP basketball game. Sony has released a few new images of the game in action, as seen in our gallery below. With expanded multiplayer features, downloadable content and "expanded audio commentary," we have to say that we're expecting big things out of the game. The Suns' Stoudemire, the cover athlete for NBA '06, will return as the cover athlete for this year's iteration.

Gallery: NBA '08

NBA 08 scores new screenshots

PSP continues to get its annual rush of sports games. NBA 08 brings crazy minigames to the PSP version, and some really sharp graphics. Looking at these new screenshots, we wouldn't be surprised to mistake this for a full PS2 version. Check out the new screens in our gallery below:

Gallery: NBA '08

SGD '07: NBA '08 Block Party

Sony's NBA series returns for yet another outing this year. In the 2008 version, PSP gamers will be treated to the return of Conquest Mode, allowing players to manage and acquire territory. For gamers-on-the-go, a variety of mini-games will be available. HORSE, Dodgeball, Own the Court, PlayStation Skills Challenge, and 3-Point Contest will all return. However, there's even more to look forward to:
  • Shooting Bricks - an Arkanoid-inspired brick-breaking game.
  • Breakaway - Quick running game where users alternate offense and defense.
  • Elimination
There will also be additional Carnival-style games for those that, for some reason or another, don't actually want to play basketball in NBA 08. For those that do want a game of b-ball, the game will feature an "improved" season mode, new commentary, highlight reels, and wireless multiplayer. Downloadable content will update pinball boards and roster lists on a weekly basis. The game is set to release on October 2nd, and we have the very first images of the game right here.

Gallery: NBA '08

NBA 07 downloadable demo

Surprise, there's a new demo for PSP out today! Get a small taste of b-ball on the go with this demo of NBA 07.

1. Download the demo ZIP file.
2. Extract the contents of the ZIP file.
3. Connect your PSP to your computer using a USB cable.
4. Go to the PSP/GAME folder.
5. Copy UCUS98644 folder into the GAME directory.

Check out our new demos site:

Deal of the day: NBA for $10 at Best Buy

Deal of the day: NBA for $10 at Best BuyOne of my favorite parts of a new year is the mass price drops of the previous year's sports games. Now with the upcoming release of NBA '07, it looks like NBA is getting the price-cut treatment as Best Buy has it listed for the extremely low price of $10.

While the game has an average score of 57 at Metacritic, for $10 NBA is most likely the cheapest PSP game around, and it's probably worth a Hamilton.

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Snakes on a Plane star promotes PSP

The gripping story of ophidiophobia in the sky has propelled Snakes on a Plane star Kenan Thompson into the spotlight. Throughout most of the film, he's seen playing the PSP. But what game has him so engrossed? An interview at Yahoo reveals all:
  • "I was playing NBA Street Showdown on the PSP during filming. I was playing it a whole lot and I was getting really good at it."
  • The PSP was not included in Kenan's contract: "I had to give it back after we finished filming, but I had my own, so I wasn't tripping."
  • Kenan thinks the PSP's one of the best handhelds around, due to its multiple capabilities: "You put it in your car and it turns into an MP3 player. It's crazy."
Of course, more amazing than the PSP being in Snakes on a Plane is knowing that Samuel L. Jackson plays the system as well: "Sam Jackson loves video games. I think I might have caught him playing my PSP a couple of times on set. He's a cool dude like that." Awesome!

Read the rest of the interview to find out more on a potential sequel to the movie (Lizards on the Backs of Llamas on a Boat) and what he thinks about the DS and the Brain Age games ("I felt stupid the first time I played it").

Kobe to grace NBA '07 cover

Kobe to grace NBA '07 cover
Everyone's favorite one-man basketball team NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has signed on to be the NBA '07 cover boy for the PSP exclusive, which is set to be released this fall.

"Kobe Bryant has distinguished himself as one of the truly elite players in the NBA and we are thrilled to have him represent NBA '07 as our newest cover athlete," said Sharon Shapiro, senior director, promotions and sports product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "With his explosive game and storied rise to the top of the NBA's ranks, Bryant is a great ambassador for NBA '07 and its unique gameplay-driven story mode 'The Life: Vol. 2.'"

Now, kids all across America will learn a new level of stinginess by playing as Kobe Bryant while attempting to replicate his ridiculous 81 point scoring output against Toronto last season.

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