Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills offline, play with up to three others and take your talents online to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill.
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Mostly Positive (669 reviews) - 73% of the 669 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 8, 2017

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July 25

NBA PLAYGROUNDS Update 1.3.0

Hot Summer, Great Fans, Hot Update.
The new content update for NBA Playgrounds is here.

Thanks for continuous feedback and support. You Rock!

See you at the Playgrounds.

New Features:
  • Added: New players join the roster
    • The following players were added: Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Rick Barry, Tim Duncan, Brandon Jennings, Brandon Knight, Deron Williams, Derrick Favors, Gerald Green, Iman Shumpert, Jeff Green, Josh Richardson, Kenneth Faried, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Khris Middleton, Michael Carter-Williams, Mike Miller, Timofey Mozgov, Trevor Ariza, Tristan Thompson, Tyson Chandler, Bob Pettit, Jerry Lucas, Lenny Wilkens, J.R. Smith, Danny Green, J.J. Redick, Wilson Chandler, Alex Len, Dario Saric and Baron Davis
    • The following players can now be played on a second team, in which they played during their career: Chris Paul (New Orleans Pelicans), Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets), Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks), Ray Allen (Boston Celtics), Luol Deng (Chicago Bulls), Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls), Tim Hardaway (Golden State Warriors), Scottie Pippen (Houston Rockets), Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), Goran Dragic (Phoenix Suns), Shawn Marion (Phoenix Suns), Jason Kidd (Phoenix Suns), Grant Hill (Phoenix Suns), LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Blazers), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Wilt Chamberlain (San Francisco Warriors) and Vince Carter (Toronto Raptors)
    • The following Playgrounders join the Playgrounders team: Ian Eagle, EJ “The Mayor” Johnson, Agent 00, Shake4ndBake and HipHopGamer
  • Added: Friends’ invitation system
  • Added: 1 vs. 1 Unranked matches (in all game modes), using the matchmaking algorithm, but players don’t risk losing any ranking points or changing their ELO
  • Added: 3-Point Contest
    • A new way to compete online. Challenge your opponent to find out who can hit the most 3-Pointers
  • Added: A short steal and push protection when changing characters was added for the Client player in an online match to reduce the Host advantage

Notable Changes:
  • Adjusted: Pushes are no longer effective once the shot attempt is made and the player jumped.
  • Changed: The difficulty of the tournaments was reduced
  • Changed: The lightning ball can now be blocked by a player just like any other shot
  • Changed: The experience gain during the tournaments was increased and slightly decreased for online matches.
  • Improved: The rebound system was reworked and improved to better reflect the intended game style and to make it understandable

Notable Fixes:
  • Fixed: Several issues that caused Desyncs during Online Game Sessions
  • Fixed: An issue that could prevent a player from joining an Online Match after aborting a former matchmaking search right after it succeeded
  • Fixed: Height and Weight stats of the Playgrounders in the metric system
  • Fixed: An issue that could freeze the game, after winning the Tokyo tournament
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June 14

NBA PLAYGROUNDS Update 1.2.1

With this update we release a fixes for a few technical issues we saw after the latest patch release.

Notable Fixes
  • Fixed: An issue that prevented some users in rare cases from progressing through the tournaments
  • Fixed: An issue where one player jumped out of the court and the match could not be continued
  • Fixed: An issue where a user with too many unopened packs could end in an endless loading screen

If you're experience any technical issues, please send us an email describing your problem to support@nbaplaygrounds.game
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NBA Playgrounds Update 1.1.0



Many thanks for the continued support! We have the best players in the world and we are privileged to serve you.

Update 1.1.0 for PC/Steam brings the heat! Challenge your friends, enemies and other players online. Game on! Friends matchmaking is here. With the new Challenge feature, you’ll be able to directly challenge another player to a game on the Playgrounds. All you have to do is agree on a code, open the online mode, switch to Challenges, enter that code and face each other.

Other additions include a new connection manager, which monitors the connection of players during ranked matches and penalizes disconnections from games that are made to avoid losing. Quitters never prosper on the Playground.

In response to great feedback, we’ve also tweaked the entire shooting system from jump shots, to threes, to dunks, layups, and everything in-between. We’ve redone the timing, added a meter, and clarified the entire system. Keep those comments coming!

As a big thank you to our rabid fans, we’ve also added 15 new players, including Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman! Those two all-stars and 13 others can be unlocked regularly through player packs, earned during the tournament or when leveling up your profile.

Thanks again for all your great feedback and support. Update 1.1.0 is the beginning. We’re only days from launch and we’re already making the game better thanks to your feedback. You rock!

New Features:
- Added: The Challenge Mode feature, which allows you to challenge other players to online matches
o You can now switch between unranked challenges and ranked games in the online mode
o To challenge another player, you must switch to the challenge mode in the online menu and define a challenge code. By default, your challenge code is your nickname, but you can change it to your own, personal code. The person you are challenging must enter your code.
o If you have been challenged, please enter your challenger’s code and press “Accept”.
o All challenges are unranked and your ranking/ELO will be unaffected by the results of the challenge.
- Added: Toxicity system/Disconnection Manager, which penalizes players who abandon matches in any other way than surrendering
- Added: 5 new versions of Shaquille O´Neal in various teams from his career (Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic)
- Added: 15 new players join the roster
o The following players were added: Dennis Rodman, Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Giannis Antetokoumnpo, Kenny Smith, Gary Payton, Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, Tony Parker, Kemba Walker, Seth Curry, Tiny Archibald, John Starks, Tracy McGrady, Pete Maravich
- Added: A shot-meter was added to help finding the perfect timing for shots, dunks etc.
- Added: Steam Cloud Save support
- Added: Steam Big Picture keyboard management
Notable Changes:

- Adjusted: Shots were adjusted to make the system more accessible and unified throughout all variations
- Adjusted: The steal action was adjusted further to better fit the intended gameplay
o It is now possible to perform a steal action when behind an opponent
- Changed: 3 pointers no longer fill lottery pick bar
- Increased: The difficulty of 3 pointers was increased
- Reduced: The number of steals required for the Las Vegas Challenge #2 was reduced to 10 (was 15)
- Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the Paris Challenge #4 was reduced to 6 (was 7)
- Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the London Challenge #1 was reduced to 6 (was 10)
- Reduced: The number of 3-pointers needed for the Las Vegas Challenge #3 was reduced to 8 (was 12)
- Reduced: The inbound time was reduced to adjust it to the overall style of the game

Notable Fixes:

- Fixed: Issues related to the strength of the force feedback effects were addressed

About This Game

Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Practice your skills offline, play with up to three others on your PC, or take your talents online to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill.

• Easy to play, challenging to master
• Offline and Online Multiplayer
• Massive roster of current and retired NBA superstars
• All the official NBA teams
• Travel to playgrounds across the globe
• Hundreds of dunks and moves
• Collect all your favorite players
• Improve players over time
• Compete against the master of the playground himself - Allen Iverson
• Even more NBA superstars will be added post-launch

“Up your game!”

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel core i3 CPU 530 2.93GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 630
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0x compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 3.50 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 670, similar or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0x compatible sound card
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