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The NBA 2K series makes its first appearance on PlayStation 3 with enhanced visuals, sounds, and controls. The right analog "shot stick" introduced in NBA 2K6 returns for this installment, with players able to directly control specific shot types as well as steals, blocks, and more without having to press a button. The same flexibility is offered in the passing game, where players can choose to perform bounce passes or lobs. A more dynamic presentation with television-style camera angles is a new area of focus, and the system's tilt-sensor controls are showcased in the revamped free throw system.
Yet the biggest change involves instilling a sense of personality into the league's biggest stars, embodied by new signature-style animations and player-specific moves. The VIP system that monitors a user's playing tendencies and performance returns, as does online support for custom leagues and tournaments. The "24/7" street game offers deeper progression and a more cinematic storyline, while the "Association" mode includes multiplayer franchises, three-team trades, season races, and progressive fatigue. The PlayStation 3 version also supports up to seven players on one system, and up to ten can compete simultaneously online. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide