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NBA Live 08 by Electronic Arts




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NBA Live 08 is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 7.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Category: Sports , Basketball

Product Details:

When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the one-on-one match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA LIVE 08.

Taking a page out of NBA STREET Homecourt's book, NBA LIVE 08 introduces Quickstrike Ballhandling. This intuitive gameplay mechanic is mapped to the right analog stick and gives you the direct responsiveness you need to perform a full repertoire of ankle-breaking ball-handling moves that let you dominate on the perimeter.

Pass the ball inside and win the battle in the post with all-new 'own the paint' post play for the big men down low. Use the new shot-countershot control to string together combos of fakes and shots to fool your defender into committing and create space for the game-defining bucket.

Providing an unrivaled level of authenticity to the sport, NBA LIVE 08 introduces hot spots, where real NBA shot data is used to illuminate the locations on the floor where your players are most effective. Couple this with all-new signature go-to moves that capture the essence of the NBA's best, and you can now play the game on a console like you see it from the stands.

On the perimeter, in the paint, and with complete authenticity to the sport of basketball, dominate with your go-to move with NBA LIVE 08.

  • All-New Quickstrike Ballhandling - Whether you're pushing the ball upcourt or backing down a defender inside, quicker, more responsive ball-handling moves allow you to break down opponents and take complete control of your game with the right analog stick.
  • Own the Paint - Put the ball in the hands of your big men and go head-to-head in the lane. With all-new moves and counters, including pump fakes, drop-steps, and spins, post play has never been better.
  • See Who's Hot and Who's Not - Using actual NBA shot tracking data, know who to feed and who to defend based on a shooter's Hot Spots, an all-new on-screen overlay showing you exactly where a player is most dangerous.
  • Dominate with Your Go-To Move - Every player has a go-to move that they consistently go to when the game is on the line. Now the signature go-to moves of the NBA's best players have been realistically re-created to help you score when it counts. That patented step back jumper? A fadeaway with the big leg kick? If it's in the game, it's in the game.
  • A New Look and Feel - 5-on-5 gameplay has never looked so good. Featuring enhanced player spacing and behavior logic in the half-court, upgraded passing and rebounding mechanics, and an all-new two player interaction engine.
  • All-New Shooting Mechanics - From deep three-point shots well beyond the arc to 10-foot jumps shots in the paint, every shot attempt has been redesigned to provide more fluid, realistic results. Dunks and lay-ups are now assigned to the same button command making highlight reel plays even easierto perform.
  • The NBA Goes Live - Player faces, team uniforms, and authentic arenas jump to life behind the power of next-generation game graphics. Whether you're working on your game in the revamped practice gym or playing in front of a packed house, feel what it's like to be an NBA superstar.
  • Like Butter - Running at a smooth 60 frames per second, NBA LIVE 08 is as close as you can get to the court, without dropping dime for courtside seats.

    Important Information:

    If you are a fan of the NBA Live franchise, check out all of the latest NBA Live 16 games and accessories available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I don't understand Why do people hate this game its great! better than great its Fantastic! They should continue making more but have more details on the charcter design and more songs to the game's soundtrack.
    Date published: 2014-05-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from i enjoyed it so will you i do not think it was the best nba game but i think a person who loves basket ball will enjoy it i went through dynsty and i really enjoyed it and LOVE THE PRICE
    Date published: 2012-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NBA Live 08 Has new shot controls as well as Player DNA. This means that player stats (Such as injuries and trades) will update every day in the game. I recommend this game to all casual gamers out there. The graphics aren't amazing, but they arent too shabby. This game overall is pretty good.
    Date published: 2011-09-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Are you kidding me?! OK i was looking for a cheap nba game but this is disapointing I mean i created a character and went through dynasty with him and he deleted from quick play! Do they want us to continue to create more and more players? Since I think that everybody puts their player to 100% everything, then I think we should just press a button and everything goes up to 100% the graphics are unrealistic and sloppy the controls kinda suck and this game is kinda lame...enough said
    Date published: 2011-06-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good This game has very good graphics and has pretty good controls. The player variety isn't that good including the teams because it doesn't have all the players that are on the real team but when you trade people to the team you like they usually accept it. The challenge isn't that hard because when you jack up your team you can easily beat the other teams even if you aren't that good. The sound is awesome it sounds as if you are in a real game. Back to the controls it is pretty easy to run around but to know how to do an alley oop you need to read the manual under controls unless you always play basketball. The stats aren't that real because Ray Allen is like the best three point shooter and in the game he isn't that good. So overall the game is really good but some things could be fixed in nba 09 and I hope they are.
    Date published: 2008-07-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from poorly made This game is very glitchy, momentum is unstoppable, the computer is not challenging because they repeat the same moves every time down the court, not enough roster updates online, can't use baseline high camera on orlandos court because the overhang metal structure blocks your view. The gameplay and graphics seem like your playing a playstation 2 game, selecting your team and starting lineup takes a very long time, players step out of bounds often, the refs seem to call random fouls, many players are underrated and some are overrated. Overall this game is worse than its predecessor on on ps2. I would not recommend this game to anyone because it is boring and poorly made, hopefully nba live 09 fixes all the obvious glitches they should have fixed before the release.
    Date published: 2008-07-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Its OK Well I was a bit disappointed in the game it really isn’t that great but its fun for a little while but it gets old quick. It kind of looks like a ps2 game but a little bit better. The game play is slow but its fun when you’re playing with a friend but the computer does the same moves over and over. And they have players that don’t normally dunk dunking all the time. Another thing that’s not that good is the shots you cant time then you just press circle and that’s it depending on who its with and if your in 1 of there hot spots that’s what determines when it goes in so if your hot spot is blue and no one is around you chances are its not going in but if its red and no one is around you its most likely going in which I think is bad. So overall if I knew what I knew now about the game I wouldn’t of bought it but its fun for a little while.
    Date published: 2008-04-22
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