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The controversy surrounding ''NBA 2K20'' played a role in exposing the corruption of PEGI and the ESRB as most of these ratings board willfully rated a game with loot boxes and gambling mechanics a rating that would allow children as young as 3 to play them. It was also pointed out that PEGI had given old ''Pokemon'' games with a casino minigame were given PEGI 12 ratings for having "simulations of gambling" yet those same organizations gave ''NBA 2K20'' a PEGI 3 rating despite having direct gambling imagery.
 
The controversy surrounding ''NBA 2K20'' played a role in exposing the corruption of PEGI and the ESRB as most of these ratings board willfully rated a game with loot boxes and gambling mechanics a rating that would allow children as young as 3 to play them. It was also pointed out that PEGI had given old ''Pokemon'' games with a casino minigame were given PEGI 12 ratings for having "simulations of gambling" yet those same organizations gave ''NBA 2K20'' a PEGI 3 rating despite having direct gambling imagery.
  
In response on the lackluster sales of the game, Take-Two gave out free digital copies of ''NBA 2k20''
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In response on the lackluster sales of the game, Take-Two gave out free digital copies of ''NBA 2K20.''
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Angry Joe ranked it as the 10th worst game of 2019, along with the other sports games in 2019.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:19, 14 February 2020

NBA 2K20
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Hey 2K, we just discovered a basketball mini-game in Casino 2K20!
Genre: Sports
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Nintendo SwitchAGW
PlayStation 4AGW
Xbox OneAGW
iOS
Google Stadia
Release Date: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One & iOS:
September 6, 2019
Google Stadia:
November 19, 2019 (launch title)
Developer: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2K Sports
Franchise: NBA 2K
Previous Game: NBA 2K19


NBA 2K20 is a sports game based around basketball developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the 21st game in the NBA 2K franchise.

Why It Sucks

  1. As revealed in the MyTeam trailer, the pay-to-win features that were in the previous NBA 2K games are back, and worse than ever. This caused many people to consider this game to be more like a casino simulator than it is a basketball game.
    • Considering that the game is supposed to focus on basketball, casino-like features have no business at all being in the game.
      • Despite a senate bill to ban these mechanics, 2K just increased them further.
      • 2K added to the fire by responding to criticism of underage gambling and the ban in Belgium by petitioning children to pressure the government to bend the knee and allow the exploitative gaming mechanics. Their actions were blatant enough for the Australian Department of Justice (Risk Assessment) to define their actions as a form of child exploitation.
  2. A ton of assets from NBA 2K19 are copy-pasted here, making the game essentially a carbon-copy of NBA 2K19 with the title NBA 2K20 slapped on it.
    • The PC desktop icon NBA 2K19 used wasn't even changed.
  3. A bunch of features in the previous NBA 2K games are absent here, such as player customization or roster customization.
    • Despite all these features being removed, the game still costs $60.
  4. The game modes MyGYM and MyLeague have been dumbed down yet again. Now they feel bare-boned as a result.
  5. The animations of almost everything is sluggish, it's as if the entire game is played in slow-motion.
  6. Not only that, but the overall quality of the animations is mediocre and stiff. An example of the poor animation can be seen here.
  7. The controls are unresponsive, this is likely because of the slow animation as mentioned above.
  8. There is a lot of bugs, such as the progression systems freezing out of nowhere, or players missing shots no matter how perfectly they execute the shot.
  9. Loading screens are incredibly long. Some loading screens can take up to 12 hours, even longer than all of Sonic '06's loading screens combined.
  10. Connecting to online servers also take an incredibly long time. More often than not the game will fail to connect to the servers.
    • These errors can also cause players to lose whatever progression they have made, wasting their time as a result.
  11. There is a new feature called the "Action Point" system that is downright terrible. You're forced to do a task every day just to be able to play a game mode.
    • This mechanic is very similar to the "energy" mechanic used by many mobile games to limit the player's actions, usually with the possibility of obtaining extra energy by paying varying amounts of real-world currency.
  12. False advertising: The legend edition is stated to include twenty MyCAREER Skill Boosts and a MyPLAYER Shoe Collection, but neither appear in-game. Related to the gambling controversy above is the implication of the game being either a basketball game when it is actually a casino, and defenders citing that the game is promoted as a gambling sim when it's actually not.
  13. The story mode is very short.
  14. Most of the dialogue in the story mode is poorly written and cringy.
  15. Very poor optimization on the PC version. Even on the lowest graphic settings, the game will struggle to even reach 30fps.
  16. The game includes unskippable ads, something of which should only be in free-to-play mobile games and not AAA console games.
  17. Even the cover has drawn criticism with some not liking Anthony Davis being creeped by his appearance. Frankly he looks like a pedophile, which seems appropriate given 2K's predatory push for underage gambling and their efforts to use children against regulation as exploitation, and 2K charging extra for the Dwayne Wade special edition.
  18. On 1/22/2020, 2K Took everyone's VC due to glitches to get it free in the system. But even innocent players who bought it also got their's removed. Due to this everyone is calling NBA 2K20's VC A Scam.
  19. They banned half the people who play the game due to technical issues flagging them for boosting and gaining unfair advantage that allows them to avoid the gambling mechanics. When asked to show what the issue is 2K refuse to provide evidence or allow the ban to be appealed, causing basically half their fan base to turn on the company.

Reception

Despite getting mostly mixed-to-positive reviews from critics, (likely due to 2K bribing them, similarily to NBA 2K18) NBA 2K20 has been heavily review bombed by users. On Metacritic, the game has a user score of 0.7/10 on the PS4 and Xbox One, a 0.4/10 on the PC, and a 1.4/10 on the Nintendo Switch.[1][2][3][4]

On Steam, the game received "overwhelmingly negative" reviews, with only 16% of over 1,700 reviews being positive. Most of the "most helpful" reviews warn people to not buy the game due to the pay-to-win features, and a majority of the reviews that actually recommend the game are very sarcastic.[5]

In his video about the game being review bombed, YongYea called the game an "utter disaster".

The game sold poorly and sales were reported to be worse than NBA 2K19 and suffered a week of low sales as well.

The controversy surrounding NBA 2K20 played a role in exposing the corruption of PEGI and the ESRB as most of these ratings board willfully rated a game with loot boxes and gambling mechanics a rating that would allow children as young as 3 to play them. It was also pointed out that PEGI had given old Pokemon games with a casino minigame were given PEGI 12 ratings for having "simulations of gambling" yet those same organizations gave NBA 2K20 a PEGI 3 rating despite having direct gambling imagery.

In response on the lackluster sales of the game, Take-Two gave out free digital copies of NBA 2K20.


Angry Joe ranked it as the 10th worst game of 2019, along with the other sports games in 2019.

Videos

Comments


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Kesner

5 months ago
Score 4
If you thought Star Wars Battlefront II was as low as AAA publisher greed could go, think again.
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Grust

5 months ago
Score 4
This is why 2K is on my boycott list.
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Mr. Tenno

5 months ago
Score 5
Put Gearbox on there as well. They and Pitchford are SJW assholes.
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MeMeGuY

4 months ago
Score 2
Yeah Fuck Randy Bitchford
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Grust

4 months ago
Score 2
Pretty much any company that does it gets an automatic boycott. Thankfully I just have to fill up my Switch shelf and I'm free of modern gaming and can focus on retro.
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Mr. Tenno

one month ago
Score 0
And I can support consumer friendly games and modern SP games like Cyberpunk 2077
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Vauban

5 months ago
Score 3

This is where 2K goes too far by publishing this unholy gambling basketball game turd.

I swear, this is considered as the biggest gambling frequence in video gaming. As I can say... this game is even much worse than NBA 2K19.
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Mr. Tenno

5 months ago
Score 3
Take-Two is Nef Ayno and 2K is the Cropus. (The Cropus is a greedy faction in Warframe)
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Kesner

5 months ago
Score 3
  • Corpus
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JaguarByte Productions

5 months ago
Score 3
2K Games shown us again how to fuck up a basketball game, just like the 2 predecessors of the game, only this time much worse.
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ZephanieDimaranan

5 months ago
Score 2
2K Games truly should stop this practice, the US Senate needs to ban those surprise mechanics
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TearingMeDown94

5 months ago
Score 9
Sports games should die off, It's the exact same thing Every. Single. Year.
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MeMeGuY

4 months ago
Score 1
I agree
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SpazJR61

4 months ago
Score 3
Yup, that's why I hate sports games so much and I never buy or pirate a sports game.
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Derp1234

27 days ago
Score 0
f1 games aren't copy pastes. they actually did update a lot of stuff on f1 2019
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SpazJR61

26 days ago
Score 0
Because it is a racing game.
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Danetheheroofworlds

5 months ago
Score 2
The "Action Point" mechanic is the same mechanic that many mobile games use (in the form of energy) to limit the player's actions, granting players more of them either by a long wait or locking them behind a paywall. Is it okay if I add this?
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Glitchmaster

5 months ago
Score 4
2K, being lazy again.
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EnnardTrap1987

5 months ago
Score 7

No redeeming qualities. Damn....

This is the worst game in the entire series too probably..
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Grust

4 months ago
Score 0
I found one. But it's not really saying much and doesn't give a good reason to get it.
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ThunderKat

5 months ago
Score 5
Even if you don't give a shit about sports games, we need to raise our voices about rush jobs like this; we can not let this type of scumbaggery seep into other genres.
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TyrantRex

5 months ago
Score 1

Unfortunately AAA publishers could not give less of a damn about internet backlash because as I mentioned before the people that spent money on sports games are the ones that don't spend all day long on the internet reading gaming controversies.

Boycott claims and internet rants won't do much against 2K sports games because the people making those rants weren't gonna buy the game in the first place, 2K won't miss a small amount of sales lost that they wouldn't get anyways because the rants weren't listened by the main group that does give them money. It sucks but that's sadly the case.
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ThunderKat

5 months ago
Score 3
I get that, and I'm not calling for a boycott since a) I don't play these games, and b) I understand they are empty words online. At this point, I want the government to kick their asses in gear since, as you said, the industry won't regulate itself. I don't know if you heard about the DCMS Commons and other members of the UK parliament have called for loot boxes to be regulated under the UK Gambling Act of 2005, but if they follow through on it, then I hope it can cause a domino effect across the rest of Europe. Keyword being "hope" of course.
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Glitchmaster

5 months ago
Score 1
You've got a point there, Thunder.
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TyrantRex

5 months ago
Score 2

The only time internet rants did make a difference was Star Wars Battlefront 2 and not for the reasons people think. EA didn't actually remove the mictrotransactions because of the backlash, but because Disney threatened EA. Had Disney not gotten involved Battlefront 2 would've shipped with the pay to win loot boxes intact.

For all the hate Disney gets these days, ironically they're the ones that got the whole anti loot box movement by threatening EA to remove the pay to win monetization.
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Vicious187

5 months ago
Score 2
In real life you are more likely to be struck by lightning then to win anything from gambling and if you ask me i'd take the former any day over this.
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Glitchmaster

5 months ago
Score 2
I'm pretty sure everyone would rather would get struck by lightning because gambling is a huge waste of time and money
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Vicious187

5 months ago
Score 2
Suddenly having cancer isn't so bad now.
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Danetheheroofworlds

5 months ago
Score 3
Most gambling machines are rigged from the start, so ,what you say is completely true. Owners of casinos, online gambling websites, etc. Have people spying on people to see who wins and loses and rig the chances of victory accordingly. I would easily pick the lighting striking me over winning anything by gambling, since the former may let you survive, the latter seeps into you and makes you die slowly.
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Now I have to hope that 2K does not make WWE2K20 a casino, really, I'm afraid they will ruin that WWE game, and that the last WWE game they released that is WWE2K19 I liked and enjoyed it, and it was also not a casino that game, so please 2K, don't turn a WWE game like a casino.
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EnnardTrap1987

5 months ago
Score 2
I can’t imagine a WWE 2K game ever being worse than 2K15
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EnnardTrap1987

27 days ago
Score 0
Holy fuck, i jinxed myself
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Kaynedenny

5 months ago
Score 2
Because of the legit gambling. This should be AO and not E
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MeMeGuY

5 months ago
Score 2
More like Let’s go Gambling 2K20
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MeMeGuY

5 months ago
Score 5
I hate Sports Video Games
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What.jpeg

5 months ago
Score 1
Yeah, me too.
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MeMeGuY

4 months ago
Score 1
Like Seriously? Whats the Point of Sports Video Games When You can just play Sports IRL.
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KP619

5 months ago
Score 2
I would like to see you guys bash more on these casino mechanic. It's not enough for me.
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ThunderKat

5 months ago
Score 3
We have a separate page for the MyTeam trailer, which focuses more on the casino-like nature of the mode.
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MeMeGuY

5 months ago
Score 3
this ain't a game at all
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HunterZolomon

5 months ago
Score 4
If you thought battlefront 2 was bad check this out
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MeMeGuY

4 months ago
Score 2
This Game is Not A Fucking Game. Instead, It's A Gambling Simulator.
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ZephanieDimaranan

4 months ago
Score 1
The senate must catch 2K and ban those mechanics
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Hendicted

4 months ago
Score 1
What pisses me off is that this games is rated PEGI 3 while Pokemon red/blue/yellow are rated PEGI 12 just for having a optional slot machine you dont have to pay, But this game is literally gambling and yet they can get away with it.
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Ramadhan1a

4 months ago
Score 1
Can't fucking believe i used to play these shitty games.
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EnnardTrap1987

4 months ago
Score 1

I don’t get why the game is called 'NBA 2K20'

Its clearly Casino 2K20.
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Mickey Mouse

3 months ago
Score 0
I wish I could sue this stupid company, literally nobody is doing anything to stop these bastards!
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Lg 754 luca

2 months ago
Score 0
the only reason there is ads is so it can give the players a moment to turn off this game. 2k is right! this is if the that is the amount of money this game made. (air horn noise)
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Theresnoname

2 months ago
Score 0
Casino Simulator: with National Basketball Association
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XxxRazorbackxxx

2 months ago
Score 0
The game won the award for "Best Sports/Racing Game" at the 2019 Titanium Awards.
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Ivan97Miraheze

2 months ago
Score 0
I'm now convinced that whoever chooses the games at the Titanium Awards is mentally retarded.
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Cyruswashere12

one month ago
Score 0
Even if there is no gambling in this game, it still sucks. It's nothing but the same thing like last years and last year was the same thing as last year's last year. NBA, you and I are officially done! I'm done with you! Wanna play an awesome basketball game? I higly recommend Nekketsu Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes! That game is underrated as hell!
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Mr. Tenno

26 days ago
Score 1
I hate Take-Two Interactive's practices. They forced Rockstar onto making GTA V and Red Dead 2 as Live Services, and forcing in cansino shit onto a sports title. But here is what I know, a ton of people wont give a damn of practices and just buy the same game each year. But every year, Fifa, Madden, and NBA 2K iterations are starting to suffer from lower sales.

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