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Video Game Vintage Title College Hoops 2K8

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College Hoops 2K8

College Hoops 2K8

College Hoops 2K8 is a video game by Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. It was released on November 19, 2007 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.

The cover features current free agent center Greg Oden, formerly of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Almost every school competing in Division I NCAA college basketball at the time was included in 2K8, including recent additions South Carolina-Upstate, Cal State-Bakersfield and Florida Gulf Coast. Not included were Presbyterian College and North Carolina Central, D-1 independents. Also, Centenary College of the Summit League was unlicensed and instead named UL-Calcutta. The game also featured the ability to change and modify rosters and share them online via the newly introduced 2K Share feature. The real coaches feature was dropped from this game, possibly because the coaches chose not to renew their contracts and all of the coaches are unnamed.

The announcers/commentators featured in the game were Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery. The College Hoops series was put on hiatus in 2008 as 2K Sports declined to seek the college license for a 2K9 release. EA Sports got the contract before 2K did, so EA will continue to make college basketball games. EA discontinued their college basketball game series in 2010. It is currently unknown if 2K Sports will continue to make their College Hoops 2K series.

Legacy mode

In this type of campaign, the user has the option of going with Open Legacy or Career Legacy. In Career Legacy, the user can choose from lowly rated basketball programs and bring them into the national spotlight. In Open Legacy, the user can choose any school and begin their legacy. Taking place in the Legacy Mode and setting College Hoops 2k8 from other basketball games is the ability to track and recruit prospects from their freshman year in high school.

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