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NBA 2K16 offers a new — and longer — look at its in-game visuals

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

NBA 2K16's first trailer, earlier this month, didn't reveal much. Out of 1:16 of video, only seven seconds came from inside the game, much of that being Golden State's Steph Curry chewing on a mouthguard. The latest video 2K Sports dropped yesterday features more mouthguard-chewing, and a whole lot else, all of it in-game.

True, these are replays and not standard gameplay, but the NBA 2K series has always been robust with its replay frequency and camera angles, so it's fair to say these are the kinds of things you'll get when NBA 2K16 launches in a month. 2K Sports has also played a game of cat-and-mouse over the years, dropping in hints and clues at what they've done to refine the gameplay in a best-in-class sports series.

My old eyes may be deceiving me, but I see a lot more emotion and reaction from players; some defensive interactions that, again, refine this game closer to the point of what you see on TV; and cover star James Harden passing from his ass after gathering up a loose ball. That's new to me, anyway.

NBA 2K16 is in its home stretch, so we should be hearing more about the game leading into its launch for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Sept. 29.

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