All-Star NBA games for consoles, tablets and smartphones
Watching the NBA on TV can be fun, especially as All-Star weekend kicks off on February 15-17. But many fans itch for a way to get on the court without having any kind of talent, natural ability, or the necessary energy to play pick-up basketball at the YMCA. Fortunately, we have fantastic video game technology for experiencing NBA basketball from the comfort of your own couch.
Fortunately, there are a lot of cool NBA games for players to check out, available on game consoles, smartphones and tablets, so you’ll be able to play no matter where you are.
Like most sports games, NBA titles get a yearly update on major video game consoles, adding new features, fine-tuned graphics and updated rosters to the rotation. If you’re a fan of Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or even Wii and Wii-U, you are likely to find a digital basketball fix that suits you. This year, you’ll want to start with NBA 2K13, the most up-to-date version of the game available. Just about any electronics retailer carries your gaming essential, as well, and shopping around can help you keep the price down.
You can get video games, consoles and controllers almost anywhere these days, but among the best places to start shopping are Best Buy, which offers 3 percent cash back; GameStop, with its used titles and 2.5 percent cash back offer; Walmart, which is dishing out 8 percent cash back for a limited time; and Target, with 2 percent cash back.
Consoles aren’t the only places you can grab NBA games. Mobile devices offer some great titles as well. Among the best are NBA 2K13 (for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android) and NBA Jam (also on iOS and Android). NBA 2K13 offers the more realistic experience you get on consoles, while NBA Jam is a humorous game with arcade sensibilities.
If you want to save on your app store purchases, you might want to look into snagging gift cards from various retailers. Those mentioned already offer cards for both the iTunes App Store and Google Play, as does Staples with its 5 percent cash back, and Amazon.
No matter what your gaming preferences, you should gear up for the All-Star game with some video game action, and usually without breaking the bank. All it takes is an eye for deals and some willingness to shop around.
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