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  • Inside Gaming
    Inside Gaming   4 weeks back

    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
      ohIcanChangeMyNameIDKthat  3 weeks back

      No, it is not a viable alternative. It sucks

    • Aidan Williams
      Aidan Williams  4 weeks back

      "Viable" no lmao

    • Dre Jackson
      Dre Jackson  4 weeks back

      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  4 weeks back

      Juzzie

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

    • L4tin_King 15
      L4tin_King 15  4 weeks back

      NBA live is trashhhhh soooo nooooooo lol

  • Jesse Mojica
    Jesse Mojica  1 days back

    I GOT A NBA AD WHEN I CLICKED ON THIS VIDEO

    • XXXNeKrosXXX
      XXXNeKrosXXX  5 days back

      Holy fuck! A 2k19 ad just popped up!

      • Brian Charles
        Brian Charles  6 days back

        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  7 days back

          So has anyone seen snowfall? 😂😂😂

          • Dan Del Aguaro
            Dan Del Aguaro  1 weeks back

            Not a 60 dollar game

            • junito echo
              junito echo  1 weeks back

              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
                kavmanproductions  1 weeks back

                I don’t even play 2K and I’m mad

                • kavmanproductions
                  kavmanproductions  1 weeks back

                  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
                    leyuen  2 weeks back

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

                    • Nice Marmot
                      Nice Marmot  2 weeks back

                      Ooo Cool Spot!

                      • Calvin Wiseman
                        Calvin Wiseman  2 weeks back

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

                        • lilrich1243
                          lilrich1243  2 weeks back

                          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
                        UrBrainOnSports  2 weeks back

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

                        • Scooch
                          Scooch  2 weeks back

                          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  2 weeks back

                            0:40 WHAT

                            • Metal Music Mania
                              Metal Music Mania  2 weeks back

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

                              • Osaiha
                                Osaiha  2 weeks back

                                freestyle 2: Street basketball

                                • Trent Griffith
                                  Trent Griffith  2 weeks back

                                  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  2 weeks back

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

                                    • John Halle
                                      John Halle  2 weeks back

                                      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
                                        BelimaiSykes  2 weeks back

                                        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
                                          AndrewFortWayne  2 weeks back

                                          Sigh.....

                                          • Jcmdale
                                            Jcmdale  2 weeks back

                                            This happened to me, i thought i was crazy

                                            • Hell Knight
                                              Hell Knight  2 weeks back

                                              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  2 weeks back

                                                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  2 weeks back

                                                  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  2 weeks back

                                                    Hans Moleman I have a better solution, UBlock Origin.

                                                • Jaye Concord
                                                  Jaye Concord  2 weeks back

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

                                                  • Kyle Anderson
                                                    Kyle Anderson  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • tmacman
                                                      tmacman  2 weeks back

                                                      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  2 weeks back

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

                                                        • BABarracus6
                                                          BABarracus6  3 weeks back

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

                                                          • Drake9Draconiangar
                                                            Drake9Draconiangar  3 weeks back

                                                            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  3 weeks back

                                                              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  3 weeks back

                                                                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
                                                                  TyMan216  3 weeks back

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

                                                                  • TroopperFoFo
                                                                    TroopperFoFo  3 weeks back

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

                                                                    • WellThatWasLame
                                                                      WellThatWasLame  3 weeks back

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

                                                                      • KingOfAnime117
                                                                        KingOfAnime117  3 weeks back

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

                                                                        • rayzimmermin
                                                                          rayzimmermin  3 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Revan
                                                                            Revan  3 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Interstellarsurfer
                                                                              Interstellarsurfer  3 weeks back

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

                                                                          • Like 17 Badgers
                                                                            Like 17 Badgers  3 weeks back

                                                                            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  3 weeks back

                                                                              You guys are too soft on the industry smh

                                                                              • Moses Prefor
                                                                                Moses Prefor  3 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Stealth
                                                                              Stealth  3 weeks back

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

                                                                              • SebTH1
                                                                                SebTH1  3 weeks back

                                                                                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  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Wait isn’t that basically monopolizing ?

                                                                                  • Like 17 Badgers
                                                                                    Like 17 Badgers  3 weeks back

                                                                                    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
                                                                                  khstar  3 weeks back

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

                                                                                  • Steven Bryan
                                                                                    Steven Bryan  3 weeks back

                                                                                    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
                                                                                      Dandelo  3 weeks back

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