When you make a sports game as brilliant as NBA 2K11, how can you convince less diehard fans to shell out for the latest version? By culling the multiplayer support, that's how. 2K Sports has announced that they're switching off the servers in mid-November, which is only 13 months since the game first released - and we'd forgive you for feeling a bit miffed. Especially considering that NBA 2K12's launch has been dogged by some serious multiplayer issues.
On the other hand, NBA 2K12 surpasses its predecessor and is probably the best sports game of the year. Dave gave it 10/10 in our review, so it's not all bad news.