You feel the leather against your palms as you bring the ball up the court. You hold up your fist to call the play while your teammates set up in front of you. The crowd chants "M-V-P, M-V-P" as you cross midcourt and prepare for the final shot. The clock is ticking down, and each tenth of a second transforms into an eternity. The center rushes out to set a pick, you pass to the wing and screen your man off. Rushing down the lane, you get hit by the guard with a perfect bounce pass. The opposing center rushes out to stop you in your path you jump stop and spin around the foreboding body in your path, lay the ball off the glass and in. The horn sounds and the crowd erupts with cheers. Wanting the ball in the final moments is what being Elite is all about.
NBA Elite 11 is the new moniker for EA Sports' NBA video game franchise and is set to reinvent the basketball simulation video game. An all-new technology base, control scheme and real-time physics system offer more advanced user control than ever. Enjoy the skill set of a pro basketball player with the new hands-on control scheme that provides one-to-one responsiveness of a player's movement. Feel like you're actually dribbling, dunking, passing, shooting, blocking shots, making mid-air adjustments, stealing the ball from your opponent and more and for the first time, experience the pressure of knowing that your skills in each of these areas fully impact the game's outcome. There's no predetermined outcomes based on the random push of the button you'll need strategy, reflexes and serious basketball savvy. Each player moves independently with the new real-time physics system and has a unique skill set that you must learn to manage in order to win. Tear off the warm-ups and get in the game like never before with NBA Elite 11.
Exciting reinvention of the basketball simulation video game
Enjoy an innovative way to play the game with an all-new technology base, a new control scheme and a real-time physics system
Hands-on control scheme puts the power to change the game into your hands, making every dribble, shot, pass and defense a reflection of your actual skill for the first time in basketball video game history
Dribble with the accuracy of one-to-one movement with the right analog stick as you control the all-new hesitations, spins, behind-the-back dribbles and much more
Discover each player's unique "sweet spot" based on their skill set, and use your own skill to successfully manage their strengths and weaknesses to win the game
Responsive new shooting system requires accurate user input depending on your place on the court almost placing the ball right in your hands
Exert intuitive control over your hands, feet and actions on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, including dribble moves, dunks, drives to the basket, fadeaways, blocks, steals and more
Take strategic control of defense as you use the right analog stick to make steal attempts and game-changing blocks
Players move independently of each other on the court with the new real-time physics system
For 1 to 4 players offline; 1 to 10 players online
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.