Your introduction to the NBA 2K22 team sounds like a real announcer

When I heard that Visual Concepts has taken steps to introduce all 30 NBA arenas PA NBA 2K22, Launched last week, my first thought was more or less, “This must be a Your work. “

it is. Because not only people like John Mason, the Detroit Pistons’ public speeches since 2001, provide their signature introductions and phone calls in a conference, they record in multiple days, and also take into account almost unlimited emergencies.

“Oh, my goodness,” Mason sighed, “One day, the morning meeting, we spent two and a half hours, maybe three hours. We made more than 2,000 names. Rhythmic and non-paced.”

This is what I want to know. “Rhythm” means enthusiasm-players are home team players, they just played a high-energy game, or scored a key goal. “Non-tempo” means that they are an away player, Joe Shimo, whom Mason has no obligation to hype.

“In order to ensure a real experience, we must ensure that we have recorded recordings of various scenes encountered by the players NBA 2Ktwenty two“,” a 2K Sports spokesperson told Polygon. “From the announcement of the names of thousands of past and present players, suspension of calls, fouls and pitch changes to covering players traded between teams throughout the season, we make sure to represent Every possible situation that can happen on the court. “

This means that when Detroit’s Jeremy Grant dunks on the bottom line this year, Mason would call it “rhythmic.” However, if Grant is traded or signed with another team in the next two seasons, it will become an untempered two-pointer at Caesars Arena. Similarly, if a user covers AI and gets rid of Milwaukee when trading Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mason will have to introduce the Greek freak as if he were one of the Motowners.

In order to maximize your immersion in the introduction of the new arena, please provide the players you create with first and last names that can be recognized by the game audio file.
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Besides, there are so many great men in history NBA 2K22On the record list (plus MyTeam’s past and present star constellations), Mason found that he had not dealt with it in time, and performed non-rhythmic treatment of Piston enemies like Scotty Pippen and Reggie Miller, and did this for John. The bad boy provided the rhythm props Sally, Pooh Johnson and Bill Lambir.

“Isaiah! …Thomas…” Mason said, repeating his call to members of the Hall of Fame. His time in Detroit was eight years earlier than his time in Detroit. “Of course, we made our championship team. It’s fun; we have to play. I don’t know where it’s going, but that’s what they do. I’m trying to break through; I’m just having fun, like A kid in a candy store, watching TV and saying, “Oh! Oh, let me do this! Call me!”

Mason is one of the 30 arena voices in the game, but considering the final position of the Pistons in the 2021 draft order: first, his role may have more visibility.This means that in the single-player career mode MyCareer, if you determine the performance of the players you create in the opening performance (and these games are locked in NBA 2K22The easiest difficulty), you will find yourself ranked first by the Pistons.

This brings me a problem because I like the stars that give me Super ABA The name does not always appear in the game audio log. I don’t think “Antares” or “Vespasian” appear in Mason’s script, so my advice to MyCareer fans seeking complete immersion is to start your player building with a name recognized by the game.

Nevertheless, I heard “Deeee-troit! Basketball!” from Mason himself, when my 7-foot-1 “paint beast” center parked Patrick Williams’ baseline runner six rows behind the guest bench.

The origin of that chant is Told and retelled several times. But they can always create a good story. Mason said that in 2003, ESPN was about to withdraw from a game where the Pistons dominated the Pistons with its excellent but non-long-range defense. He blurted out and yelled at his home city in case this was his last chance to broadcast. When a fan posted this sentence on a poster-and brought the poster to the opponent’s arena-it got stuck.

I think if the superstar Arcturus “The Herdsman” Malone I created really plays for the Pistons, then Mason will also bring some special flavor to his name. “I look at every player [I introduce] It’s like a cartoon,” Mason said. “Ben Wallace [the Pistons’ all-star center for nine seasons] Wrap the wristband around his biceps; it reminds me Hercules cartoon from the 1960s. So Mason’s “Buh-buh-buh-buh Ben” emphasized that it was a tribute to the vibrato introduction of that show.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Mason has uttered an exciting shout in a game, even though this is the first time he has done it himself. Pistons fans may remember hearing it before—Mason’s son must have heard it, pointed out to his father a few years ago. Visual Concepts explained that until NBA 2K22, It hired a voice actor to play the PA in all the arenas (so, this is not actually Ray Clay’s introduction to Michael Jordan) NBA 2K11).

According to the record, Mason did not bother about this, he said (Mason said the copyright of this sentence belongs to the estate of former owner Bill Davidson). But “I hope they just use me,” Mason said. When he received an email inviting him to their recording studio in Novato, California, “I flew like a rocket.

“For money and profit, I can do other things,” he said, “but nothing more. I want to feel it. So I did it, I did it with others. I did it for all the other 29 PA announcers I am very happy because they have brought such unique things to the game. We are all honored that NBA 2K has decided to let us participate.”

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