Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I spent some time dribbling down the pitch and shooting touchdowns in NBA 2K13 [$2.99], the follow-up to last year's NBA 2K12. As you'd expect, it's a lot like last year's version of the game, except with updated rosters and some iterative touches that sports-stupid dudes like us aren't really going to notice but are probably still really cool.

If you'd like to see NBA 2K13 with your own eyes, check out what we've got. We played a full game of 14-on-14, complete with fouls, hoops, and basketballs -- the thought being that you'll get a good feel for the game, if you're on the fence about it.

NBA 2K13 is out now, by the way, as a Universal build, across iPhone and iPad.

  • th1nk

    nba madden? O_o

  • Michael Matzat

    You should take a look at "Wrestling Revolution". It´s AMAZING how well the gesture controls work on iPad. There also is a virtual joypad but it´s not nearly as good. (+there is a free version)

    When it comes to these "conservative" Sports games you just have to look at an indy, the big companies - as much as i like 2K - will not put the time and creativity into touch controls that are needed to make these games work better on iOS.

  • Slizzam

    I like the game overall, but no my player and big multiplayer lag kinda kills it.

  • 12yam

    A basketball game with basket balls? Really? Haha

  • GSJ1977

    They really bullseyed the nadir of the uncanny valley.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      No kidding.

      • GSJ1977

        Oh, excuse me!

  • http://twitter.com/GordLacey Gord Lacey

    I refuse to buy another 2K sports game after being screwed by their NHL game a few years ago. Despite them issuing a press release stating that the game would be supported over the season, they issued 1 update which didn't fix any of the known bugs. Their rosters were horribly out of date (they didn't even include rookies that joined the league that year, and had tons of players playing on the wrong teams). No, 2K, never again.

    • ducksFANjason

      I was burned on that also... It was a joke of a game

  • lancheta

    Why do the gameplay videos look so fuzzy now? They used to look crystal clear before.

    • bradnicholson

      are you watching them on your phone? on iOS6? the QT player doesn't like our videos for whatever reason.

      • Scape3d

        I'm on iOS 6 and couldn't even get the video to load via your TouchArcade app.

      • bradnicholson

        it takes a few seconds. i guess QT has to recognize it? i dunno.

      • lancheta

        Ipod touch 4g with iOS 6

      • arn

        We will look into it

  • http://twitter.com/madpiggames Mad Pig

    In Portland Oregon, where I grew up, it was Pop too. We had commercials for Shasta... "You want a Pop, pop, Shasta". Now I don't say pop anymore. No one around me would understand what I was talking about. 

    Mad Pig Games

  • oscar123967

    Lol madden nba 13

  • timtube timtube

    Does the Iphone Have all star weekend? email me timtubemaster@gmail.com

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  • guitarlife

    Not good ! No support for new iPad retina. The graphic and control could be better.

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  • GiHubb

    Great banter guys, really enjoyed it. Although personally I watch almost any sport (my wife just loves that...). When going to games though, if you want better atmosphere, go to college games, they are wicked fun and a complete hoot. European soccer is also great, last year I flew to watch Chelsea-Barcelona in the Champions League semi final (Chelsea pulled a shocker and won) and also the Chelsea quarter final against Napoli - the atmosphere in the stadium was electric!