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Activision Signs Top Urban Athletes To 'Street Hoops'

by Rainier on May 9, 2002 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT

The most famous monikers in street basketball - Half Man Half Amazing, Hot Sauce, Speedy Williams, The Future, Booger Smith, Main Event, AO and Headache – are taking their signature moves from the playground to the PS2 and the Xbox in Activision, Inc.’s Street Hoops. The players, who have gained fame through their appearances in the popular AND 1 Mix Tapes and Nike’s Freestyle commercials, will showcase their skills in this gritty street-style basketball game slated for release this summer.

Street Hoops encompasses the look, speed, energy and attitude of park/playground blacktop competition. The game allows players to compete in a nationwide tournament representing their hometown on the most notorious street courts in 9 U.S. cites, as well as four fantasy courts that can be unlocked during gameplay.

Realism is the rule, allowing players to bet cash on competitions, buy authentic real-world gear including Sean John, Ecko Unlimited, Southpole, Pure Playaz, AND 1 and more with their earnings, talk trash, shout and push other players around, if need be. The game features multiple modes of play including World Tournament, King of the Court, and multiplayer Full Court and Half-court games. Additionally, a large variety of real freestyle basketball moves, dunking with style and a top hip-hop music soundtrack lend to the game’s authenticity.

Renowned developer Black Ops Entertainment has been recruited to bring a realistic style of play and original player moves to the game. The Santa Monica-based developer is best known for its award-winning, top-selling traditional sports titles including Knockout Kings and the March Madness series.

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