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NBA Live 10

Platform(s): PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Sports
Release Date: Oct. 6, 2009

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'NBA Live 10' (ALL) Predicts 2009-10 NBA Champions

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2009 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT

NBA Live 10 is bringing a renewed focus to the franchise with innovations to the core gameplay and new online game modes. The Dynamic DNA service, driven by Synergy Sports Technology, will make a return, with significant improvements allow ing players to connect their game to the NBA season like never before.

With a renewed focus on creating an authentic 5 on 5 basketball videogame experience, NBA Live 10 introduces a myriad of gameplay improvements to the long running franchise. Computer controlled players will now move and react like their real life counterparts with enhanced player A.I. (artificial intelligence), and authentic, team-specific playbooks. In addition, all new dribbling, passing and shooting systems now give users more control over individual players than ever before seen in the franchise. Gamers can now control every movement as they break down a defender on the perimeter, drive to the basket, and finish at the basket using their left or right hand. From dishing no look passes to releasing a step back shot early or late to avoid a block from a defender, NBA Live 10 lets you to create highlight reel plays on your terms.

An videogame simulation of the entire 2009–10 NBA season using NBA LIVE 10 predicts that the Cleveland Cavaliers will rebound from last year’s playoff elimination and defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 in an exhilarating seven-game series during The Finals 2010.  Cleveland’s LeBron James completes a legendary season by capturing both the regular season and The Finals MVP awards.

Behind James and the new addition of Shaquille O’Neal, the Cleveland Cavaliers finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference.  After defeating the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls in the NBA Playoffs, the Cavaliers tipped off against the 2009 Eastern Conference Champion, Orlando Magic, in a rematch of last year’s exciting Eastern Conference Finals. 

The Los Angeles Lakers finished with the best regular season record in the NBA by tallying an impressive 63 wins.  Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led his team in scoring by averaging 27.9 points per game, while teammate Pau Gasol finished as the teams best rebounder securing 10.3 rebounds per game.  Los Angeles went on to defeat the Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs to advance to The Finals.

 Additional Results of the NBA LIVE 10 simulation include:

  • Heat’s Dwyane Wade captures the league scoring title by averaging 32.5 ppg.
  • Magic’s’ Dwight Howard, Lakers’ Bryant and Gasol, Heat’s Wade and the Cavaliers’ James complete the All-NBA First Team.
  • Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin receives Rookie of the Year honors.
  • Bulls Joakim Noah is awarded Most Improved Player Award. 
  • Spurs’ Greg Popovich takes home Coach of the Year honors.

NBA Live 10 also features significant improvements in the franchises overall presentation. Arena specific lighting and crowd behaviors, signature pre-game rituals and celebrations, evolving storylines, and an all new broadcast package are just some of the many enhancements that will ensure that NBA Live 10 looks and sounds like a real life NBA game.

Powered by Dynamic DNA, NBA Live 10 will use the latest stats, rosters and tendencies for all the players and teams in the NBA (for online connected users only). With data supplied by Synergy Sports Technology – the premier analytics provider for over 25 NBA teams, Dynamic DNA allows NBA Live 10 to provide the most authentic basketball simulation experience in a videogame to date

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