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  • Inside Gaming
    Inside Gaming

    UPDATE: Many of you guys pointed out that EA makes NBA Live, which is a viable alternative to NBA 2K. We missed mentioning that, thank you for the correction!

    • ohIcanChangeMyNameIDKthat

      No, it is not a viable alternative. It sucks

    • Aidan Williams
      Aidan Williams

      "Viable" no lmao

    • Dre Jackson
      Dre Jackson

      NBA Live is fucking terrible tho. And 2K knows they can do whatever because no one will switch to EA. It’s like choosing Hitler or Stalin.

    • Piano Smile
      Piano Smile

      Juzzie If you’re playing sports game on a computer you’re a loser.

    • L4tin_King 15
      L4tin_King 15

      NBA live is trashhhhh soooo nooooooo lol

  • Brian Charles
    Brian Charles

    commercial breaks in game are coming! Just in the middle of an awesome firefight you'll get paused and a 'and now a word from our sponsors!' :O

  • A castellanos
    A castellanos

    So has anyone seen snowfall? 😂😂😂

  • Dan Del Aguaro
    Dan Del Aguaro

    Not a 60 dollar game

  • junito echo
    junito echo

    People should just stop buying EA Games and general, if they die they die imagine if I said that last sentence in a Russian accent

  • kavmanproductions

    I don’t even play 2K and I’m mad

  • kavmanproductions

    This is why Naughty Dog and Rockstar will always remain on top. This is just disrespectful to the gaming community, they playing the gamers more than the products release. Fuck EA, 2K get your shit together and give us another Bioshock.

  • leyuen

    I don't play sports video games so I'm fine with this

  • Nice Marmot
    Nice Marmot

    Ooo Cool Spot!

  • Calvin Wiseman
    Calvin Wiseman

    So what's next dvd, blu-ray and 4k movies with ads inserted into them???

    • lilrich1243

      Calvin Wiseman no don't give em any more ideas Fuck imagine popping in George of the jungle and right before he hits a tree a 30 sec add pops up

  • UrBrainOnSports

    I guess nba live is supposedly a competitor, but it's terrible. And still riddled with the same issues.

  • Scooch

    14:47 don't you mean when we're "inside gaming?!?!?" Booom! Im homeless someone please help me and send me money. I'll pretend to be a sexy little girl. I'll sell you my bathwater... if I ever get to take a bath again

  • Reckless& Relentless
    Reckless& Relentless

    0:40 WHAT

  • Metal Music Mania
    Metal Music Mania

    No, Inside gaming can't have more subs than funhaus...funhaus is leagues better

  • Osaiha

    freestyle 2: Street basketball

  • Trent Griffith
    Trent Griffith

    Imagine investing $100 into an SSD so your loads are faster, only to have this game force you to watch the ad.

  • Max Chrysler
    Max Chrysler

    I am very willing to pay to avoid ads. Having every 4th photo on Instagram being an ad is pathetic

  • John Halle
    John Halle

    Don't buy games filled with anti tamper shit, microtransactions, half assed content but play your fav game 10 times which do not contain shit like above or maybe buy something else if you have money to burn.

  • BelimaiSykes

    I hope I'm like the average gamer because I do not tolerate ads at all. I pirate so much, use ad blocker, don't have cable and have banned hulu from my home when they started using ads.

  • AndrewFortWayne


  • Jcmdale

    This happened to me, i thought i was crazy

  • Hell Knight
    Hell Knight

    They had an opportunity to spam ad this vid every time they said snowfall... Just this one episode only lol it would've been amazing like watching click bate top 10 vids

  • saurav raj Singh
    saurav raj Singh

    If they had reduced the price to $40 or something, they would've earned praise instead of hate. These ads would've have helped them do that.

  • Hans Moleman
    Hans Moleman

    i have youtube premium. $10/month to avoid all ads is totally worth it to me. especially with the amount of youtube i watch. i hate advertisements.

    • John Halle
      John Halle

      Hans Moleman I have a better solution, UBlock Origin.

  • Jaye Concord
    Jaye Concord

    Can't wait for Grand Theft Auto VI to come out with two minute, unskippable ads during mission load screens -_-

  • Kyle Anderson
    Kyle Anderson

    Been asking for this for the last 10 years. Not sure how I feel about it now its a thing.

  • tmacman

    That ad in NBA 2k was for a TV MA show that was about crack. NBA 2k is rated E for everyone but somehow they can get away with this.

  • Andrew Copple
    Andrew Copple

    Cool spot was actually fun, though. Decent mechanics for a silly ad game.

  • BABarracus6

    if you dont like then dont play, dont buy, dont pirate

  • Drake9Draconiangar

    sports games are for people that are both bad at sports and games. they literally are the worst anything you could possibly buy.

  • Brad Fuller
    Brad Fuller

    oh i hope 2k realizes when the FCC gets involved since you have to go through them with anything with that deals with Ads that are usually on TV.

  • Username- unknown
    Username- unknown

    Seriously? "why do they get away with monetizing these games so much?" You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out. People that buy sports videogames are idiotic meatheads who couldn't count to 10, let alone stand up to shitty monetization practices. Only morons would pay $60 for some dumbass sports videogame. This should shock literally no one

  • TyMan216

    Also the game was on sale for $3 right before this was happening.

  • TroopperFoFo

    Stop buying sports games... You can just play the ps2 versiona. Not like they are different

  • WellThatWasLame

    if this becomes a common thing, i'll just break out my n64 again for the rest of days

  • KingOfAnime117

    Best add I ever saw was on UA-my. To promote the LEGO 2 movie they had a video with Chris Pratt and then they should the whole first LEGO movie.

  • rayzimmermin

    so much for next gen having SSD's to reduce loading screens when you have to watch a commercial before you can play

  • Revan

    Why did I just suffer 6 ads during this video and this video talking about bad ad in video games God dam it

    • Interstellarsurfer

      *Resistance is futile, you will adapt to service us* - Google

  • Like 17 Badgers
    Like 17 Badgers

    hey EA and 2K, what if instead of milking every nickel and dime from a playerbase, you'd just lend out the licence to like NetherRealm(aka the remains of Midway) and just take a cut from them making fun games again like NFL Blitz or NBA Jam? No? still gonna keep being terrible? that's neat.

  • DiabloX_Evil X
    DiabloX_Evil X

    You guys are too soft on the industry smh

    • Moses Prefor
      Moses Prefor

      DiabloX_Evil X Go ahead, do better then... Smh always complaining -.-

  • Stealth

    Bought 2K19 for $4 CAD during the playstation days of play sale :D

  • SebTH1

    So, not only does it have unskippable ads.. it still has MTX? Fuck 2K, and you damn well know EA will do this shit too.

  • Angel BBVA
    Angel BBVA

    Wait isn’t that basically monopolizing ?

    • Like 17 Badgers
      Like 17 Badgers

      them owning all the rights to professional level sports? technically no, since anyone could still make that game, they just would not be allowed any of the teams from that league. so they could get the minor league teams or make up their own ones. It was a whole thing back in the 90s. ...unless you are talking about the ads, which again no. That's just severe exploitation of the playerbase. if it was a large enough portion of the game they could be sued for false advertising(which would be _hilarious_ with the context) but it seems to be regulated to load screens and doesnt change gameplay.

  • khstar

    Y’all know y’all bought that game for 20 bucks at GameStop lol or 3 bucks last month.

  • Steven Bryan
    Steven Bryan

    Another thing to take into consideration is that a large percentage of people who play sports games pretty much only play sports games. They don't really care too much what's going on in the gaming world with microtransactions or pay to win mechanincs, etc.

  • Dandelo

    imagine mocking ads while you do an ad read before the vid.kek.

  • criss popabitch
    criss popabitch

    U still get tha ad even if you turn off 2k TV in tha menu I know this because I have my 2k TV turned off and I still got tha ad

  • Mar Jon
    Mar Jon

    Fu$k EA.

  • Sosa B
    Sosa B

    I got two ads...

  • MonsterCrue

    Did a Bernie voter really just bitch about money grabbing?

  • Rainbow Optimus
    Rainbow Optimus

    Annual sports games are tie with shovelware as the bottom of the barrel when it comes to video games.

  • Laugh Man
    Laugh Man

    Buy the "Battle Pass Plus" version to gain the feature of skipping ads

  • Deep hug
    Deep hug

    I'd tolerate it if the ad only lasted as long as the loading screen, but the fact that you can't skip it... well, that sucks...

    • Like 17 Badgers
      Like 17 Badgers

      yep, it punishes you for having the better console like a Pro or One X since you'd load faster but still have to wait on the ad.

  • Naru The G. O. A. T
    Naru The G. O. A. T

    Sheep will still buy this every year

  • skyler brown
    skyler brown

    I knew NBA was going downhill when it was a spike lee joint, and you saw gatorade and sprite everywhere. And to call NBA Live an alternative...... eh they arent usually the same par, at least the past couple years anyways.

  • Rock girl
    Rock girl

    new by EA sports 2k ad blocker for $120

  • Steven Svetlik
    Steven Svetlik

    I was wondering why I was able to get this game for $3 on PSN last week

  • Ragnar Lothmurk
    Ragnar Lothmurk

    M.C. Kids was actually a fun game as a kid. It's a lot better than it sounds. Give it a playthrough Funhaus!

  • Jeffrey Rhodes
    Jeffrey Rhodes


  • Puppet lover
    Puppet lover

    people that complained about it, will still buy it the next iteration lol

  • Milo Lennox
    Milo Lennox

    8 minutes of ads in a 30 minute block isn't "over a third" advertising

  • James B.
    James B.

    Ads or loot boxes??

  • Joanna

    game but they haven’t been able to compete with the near monopoly that is 2k.

  • M644theawesome

    I would rather have non pay-to-win loot boxes than unskippable ads in my games to be honest, i do not mind loot boxes if you can get them with out paying money, and if they are cosmetic only, plus "loot boxes" have been a thing for a while now, not talking about video games, i am talking about IRL "loot boxes"

  • Zero-No Voli
    Zero-No Voli

    2017: season pass or pay to win 2018:loot boxes or battle pass 2019:battle pass or unskippable ads 2020:skippable ad pass or ad boxes 2021:ads or ads+ ~~~~~~~~ 2077: you are ad or ad is you

    • Mooph


    • Like 17 Badgers
      Like 17 Badgers

      nah m8, we start playing *as the ad* next, Epic was just ahead of the game with the John Wick and Thanos promos.

  • TOX1Cparadise

    Honestly they're probably gonna remove the option to turn them off and add the option to buy a "no ad" subscription, these companies are getting greedy

  • Need you now
    Need you now

    peons buying games from greedy companies, then complain they get ripped off... Darvin award

    • ohIcanChangeMyNameIDKthat

      Did you just use peons unironically? Also NBA 2k is the only basketball game out that's actually playable. There's nothing else

  • Thedjrush

    No wonder it was $3 on the Nintendo Eshop ....🤔

  • Jesse Seymour
    Jesse Seymour

    Because people that watch sports aren't as intelligent. .. ..

  • Roach DoggJR
    Roach DoggJR

    I don't know about anyone, but I want a complete $60 game and nothing else. I don't care about any of the ✨ _live services_ ✨ of the the trippp̷̩̍l̵̳͝e̶̜̽ AÃ̷̧̢̬̻̙Ḁ̵͗̑̑͂̃ͅá̴̤̐̌͂ḁ̴̙̏a̵̡͍͈͐̓a̴̡̨̞̥̓͌A̸̢̩̙͑̋͘A̸̛̬͎̜̭̎̄̆͘a̷̺̔͛̆A̴͉̜͛̀͐̈̀a̵̤̽͆̚ä̸͎̬́a̸̻̤̜̦̙̎ industry, I don't care about super fancy graphics, I don't care about "games are now more expensive to make", I don't care about the bottom line of massive publishers, I don't care about any of that shit. I never asked for any of that, I just want a simple and good old $60 game. Are modern trippp̷̩̍l̵̳͝e̶̜̽ AÃ̷̧̢̬̻̙Ḁ̵͗̑̑͂̃ͅá̴̤̐̌͂ḁ̴̙̏a̵̡͍͈͐̓a̴̡̨̞̥̓͌A̸̢̩̙͑̋͘A̸̛̬͎̜̭̎̄̆͘a̷̺̔͛̆A̴͉̜͛̀͐̈̀a̵̤̽͆̚ä̸͎̬́a̸̻̤̜̦̙̎ games too expensive and they need to put adds now to keep a handful investors happy so they need anti-consumer practices? I don't care, that's not what I asked for. Give me whatever you can make that is fun for $60.