NBA 2k17 is here, and it is better than ever

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NBA 2k17 was formally launched recently at the NBA Cafe. Members of the media were able to test out the game via Sony PS4 units around the cafe. Also present were NBA 2k16 tournament champs Rial Polog and Wilmer Magno. SLAM EIC Nikko Ramos hosted the festivities, while ballers Von Pessumal and Simon Enciso were present to test out the new edition.

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Better gameplay. Smooth as silk. Gone are the days when beating the AI computer with Hall of Fame difficulty was nearly impossible. I noticed that the new Best in Class Gameplay puts you fully in the driver’s seat, controlling your shot from aim to release to finish. I have yet to finish MYCareer mode, but the addition of
Michael B. Jordan has given me the feels of a hit movie. Awesome soundtrack as always, now headed by none other than October’s Very Own Noah ’40’ Shebib.

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It was also announced that the NBA 2K17 PS4 Asia Tournament – Philippines Qualifier will kick off its first two qualifier legs on October 15 and 16 at SM Southmall. The third and final qualifier leg will be conducted during the E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) on October 29 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex. The top-four players from the three qualifier legs will return the next day on October 30 for the semifinals and finals of the Philippine Qualifier. The NBA 2K17 PS4 Philippine Qualifier Champion and Runner-up will represent the country at the NBA 2K17 PS4 Asia Regional Finals in Taipei early next year. Tournament registration will start within the coming weeks, only here on slamonlineph.com.

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Whether you get the Standard, Legend or Legend Gold edition, you will surely be in for an interstellar ride.