Built completely from the ground up for the Xbox One, NBA 2K14 employs the latest in technology to deliver the most sophisiticated basketball experience ever made.
This guide will provide you with an overview of our Game Modes, a full listing of the Controls available in-game, a full listing of the Kinect commands available in-game, and Support information.
NBA Today is all about making your game accurate and up-to-date with the real NBA. Play tonight's games from the real NBA schedule or choose the fantasy matchup of your choice. One thing is guaranteed, your entire experience will accurately reflect what is going on in the NBA!
Taking NBA Today to the next level on the Xbox One, is the incorporation of Dynamic Living Rosters (powered by Stats, Inc.). Player attributes and tendencies now automatically update daily to reflect true life hot and cold streaks. How players perform in the real NBA will have an effect on your game, every single day.
The experience of NBA Today is unmatched in the world of sports video games, and it needs to be seen to be believed...
An entirely new experience, MyCAREER on the Xbox One allows you to carve your NBA legacy by making difficult decisions in fully animated and interactive scenes as you determine how your story unfolds. Will you show respect to your fellow teammates as a rookie, or shun their advances as you proclaim your future stardom?
Along the way, you can upgrade your MyPLAYER in a number of ways including upgrading his attributes, purchasing new Signature Skills, Personality Badges, signature animations, and much more.
In MyCAREER, the choice is yours...
MyGM is a completely re-imagined franchise experience.
As the GM of your favorite team, you will need to satisfy the demands of your owner, all while fostering relationships with other GMs, your staff, and of course, your players. How you interact with these personas will determine the story of how your career as a GM plays out. When it comes to getting what you want, sometimes it may take a little persuading to achieve the desired result. But at what cost?
You will be able to level up your GM with attribute upgrades and special ability purchases, all with the intent of unlocking new perks that will help you reach your goals. To further aid your endeavor, you will have complete control over your team's finances, right down to setting the prices of game tickets, hot dogs, and sodas.
Achieve the ultimate success and purchase your own franchise, where you will reap your team's profits in the form of VC.
MyTEAM is a fully-featured card collecting game with a number of play modes that give you a myriad of ways to complete your collection.
Domination mode allows you to pit your MyTEAM against every other team in the league, in a series of offline games.
Road to the Playoffs is an online experience where you will face off against other users and their MyTEAMs in a battle to see who will claim the #1 seed, and all the prizes that go with it.
Tournaments are available, both offline and online. In addition, new tournaments with exciting prizes will be added dynamically as the NBA season progresses.
However you prefer to play, MyTEAM has you covered.
Within MyCAREER mode, you will find The Park. It is an all-new, multiplayer playground mode where up to 100 MyPLAYERs can play street ball, socialize, watch games in progress, and more. Head over to the MyPLAYER store, dress your player in the latest fashions, and take your game to the streets to show the world YOUR signature style.
Pro Stick: Dribble Moves / Shooting / Passing
Shoot (tap for pump fake/hop)
Signature Skills / Personality Badges
Points of Emphasis
Xbox Home Menu
Jump Shot: Press and holdin any direction
Stepback Jumper: Press and holdaway from hoop
Hop Gather: Presswhile driving (determines direction of hop)
Spin Shot: Rotatefrom ball hand around player's back, then press and hold
Half Spin Shot: Rotatein a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then press and hold
Runner/Floater: Press and holdaway from hoops (while driving close)
Normal Layup: Press and holdtoward hoop (while driving)
Reverse Layup: Press and holdtoward baseline (while driving baseline)
Euro Step Layup: Press and holdaway from hoop left/right (while driving)toward hoop
Hop Step Layup: + press and holdleft/right (while driving)
Dunk: + press and holdtoward hoop (while driving)
Flashy Dunk: + press and holdaway from hoop (while driving)
Mid-Air Change Shot: Start dunk/layup, movein any direction while in air
Pump Fake: Start a jump shot, then quickly release
Step Through: Pump fake, then press and holdagain before pump fake ends
In and Out: Presstoward hoop then quickly release
Stutter Step: + presstoward hoop, then quickly release
Hesitation (Quick): Presstoward ball hand then quickly release
Hesitation (Escape): + presstoward ball hand, then quickly release
Crossover: Presstoward off hand, then quickly release
Crossover (Escape): + presstoward off hand, then quickly release
Between Legs Cross: Pressbetween off hand and player's back, then quickly release
Behind Back: Pressaway from hoop, then quickly release
Stepback: + pressaway from hoop, then quickly release
Spin: Rotatefrom ball hand around player's back, then quickly return to neutral
Half Spin: Rotatein a quarter-circle from ball hand to hoop, then quickly return to neutral
Triple Threat Jab: Pressleft, right, or forward then quickly release (while in triple threat)
Triple Threat Stepback: + pressaway from hoop, then quickly release (while in triple threat)
Triple Threat Spinout: Rotatethen quickly return to neutral (while in triple threat)
Pass: (selects recipient)
Bounce Pass: +(selects recipient)
Flashy Pass: + presstoward desired recipient
Icon Pass: Pressthen press action button of desired receiver
Fake Pass: +(while standing or driving)
Alley Oop: +(selects recipient, toward basket for oop-to-self)
Rolling Inbound: +during baseline inbounds
Give and Go: Press and holdto retain control of passer, releaseto receive the ball back
Hands Up / Shade / Contest
Player Swap (closest to ball)
Block / Rebound
Signature Skills / Personality Badges
Points of Emphasis
+Intentional Foul (any player)
repeatedly, Intentional Foul (current player)
Xbox Home Menu
On-Ball Defense: Intense-D: Press and holdwhen in front of dribbler
Shade Stance Change: Press and hold, pressleft or right
Crowd Dribbler: Press and holdwhen near the dribbler (triple threat or holding ball)
Fast Shuffle: Press and hold+, movein any direction
Call For Pass:
"Pass the Ball to Me"
"Pass me the Ball"
"Pass the Ball to (Player Name)"
Call For Quick Plays:
"Quick Post Up"
"Quick Isolation"/"Clear Out"
"Quick Spot Up Three"
"Set a Screen For Me"
Call For AI Shot:
"Shoot the Ball"
For general help/more information, please visit http://support.2k.com/home.
If you are experiencing an issue not covered above, please create a support ticket at http://2kgam.es/helpme2k.
2K provides support in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese through this and it will result in the quickest response time.
- Unable to play online?
Online features require MyPLAYER account (13+ to register in-game, www.nba2k.com for details).
- "The 2KSports Server is unavailable at this time. Please try again later."
This message is generally displayed when the servers are brought down for maintanance. You are advised to try again a short time later.
- "A network problem has been encountered that prevents gameplay from continuing. This game will not be counted."
If you see this error during Xbox Live play, this means your console and your opponents console could not agree on the state of the game. We advise that you restart NBA 2K14 to resolve the issue.
- I want to unlink my Microsoft account from my 2K Sports account.
This functionality is provided through our website at www.nba2k.com.
- Why can't I load my MyCAREER/MyGM save file?
MyCAREER/MyGM game saves that were created when connected to the 2K Sports server require an active internet connection on subsequent loads.
- Why don't my game clips recorded with Game DVR contain sound?
Due to licensing issues surrounding specific music/sound effects, NBA 2K14's Game DVR clips are presented without any music/sound.
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WE DO NOT AND CANNOT CONTROL THE FLOW OF DATA TO OR FROM OUR NETWORK AND OTHER PORTIONS OF THE INTERNET, WIRELESS NETWORKS, OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS. SUCH FLOW DEPENDS IN LARGE PART ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INTERNET AND WIRELESS SERVICES PROVIDED OR CONTROLLED BY THIRD PARTIES. AT TIMES, ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES MAY IMPAIR OR DISRUPT YOUR CONNECTIONS TO THE INTERNET, WIRELESS SERVICES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT SUCH EVENTS WILL NOT OCCUR. ACCORDINGLY, WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO THIRD-PARTY ACTIONS OR INACTIONS THAT IMPAIR OR DISRUPT YOUR CONNECTIONS TO THE INTERNET, WIRELESS SERVICES, OR PORTIONS THEREOF OR THE USE OF THE SOFTWARE AND RELATED SERVICES AND PRODUCTS.
This Agreement is effective until terminated by you or by the Licensor. This Agreement automatically terminates when Licensor ceases to operate the Software servers (for games exclusively operated online), if Licensor determines or believes your use of the Software involves or may involve fraud or money laundering or any other illicit activity, or upon your failure to comply with terms and conditions of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the License Conditions above. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by (i) requesting Licensor to terminate and delete your User Account that is used to access or use the Software using the method set forth in the Terms of Service or (ii) destroying and/or deleting any and all copies of all Software in your possession, custody, or control. Deleting the Software from your Game Platform will not delete the information associated with your User Account, including any Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods associated with your User Account. If you reinstall the Software using the same User Account, then you may still have access to your prior User Account information, including any Virtual Currency and Virtual Goods associated with your User Account. However except as otherwise prohibited by applicable law, if your User Account is deleted upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, all Virtual Currency and/or Virtual Goods associated with your User Account will also be deleted, and you will no longer be available for use the Software or any Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods associated with your User Account. If this Agreement terminates due to your violation of this Agreement, Licensor may prohibit you from re-registering or re-accessing the Software. Upon any termination of this Agreement, you must destroy or return the physical copy of Software to Licensor, as well as permanently destroy all copies of the Software, accompanying documentation, associated materials, and all of its component parts in your possession or control, including from any client server, computer, gaming unit, or mobile device on which it has been installed. Upon termination of this Agreement, your rights to use the Software, including any Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods associated with your User Account, will terminate immediately, and you must cease all use of the Software. The termination of this Agreement will not affect our rights or your obligations arising under this Agreement.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The Software and documentation have been developed entirely at private expense and are provided as “Commercial Computer Software” or “restricted computer software.” Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government or a U.S. Government subcontractor is subject to the restrictions set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clauses in DFARS 252.227-7013 or as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software Restricted Rights clauses at FAR 52.227-19, as applicable. The Contractor/Manufacturer is Licensor at the location listed below.
You hereby agree that if the terms of this Agreement are not specifically enforced, Licensor will be irreparably damaged, and therefore you agree that Licensor shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect any of this Agreement, including temporary and permanent injunctive relief, in addition to any other available remedies.
TAXES AND EXPENSES
You shall be responsible for and shall pay and shall indemnify and hold harmless Licensor and any and all of its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees against all taxes, duties, and levies of any kind imposed by any governmental entity with respect to the transactions contemplated under the this Agreement, including interest and penalties thereon (exclusive of taxes on Licensor’s net income), irrespective of whether included in any invoice sent to you at any time by Licensor. You shall provide copies of any and all exemption certificates to Licensor if you are entitled to any exemption. All expenses and costs incurred by you in connection with your activities hereunder, if any, are your sole responsibility. You are not entitled to reimbursement from Licensor for any expenses, and will hold Licensor harmless therefrom.
TERMS OF SERVICE
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected.
This Agreement shall be construed (without regard to conflicts or choice of law principles) under the laws of the State of New York, as such law is applied to agreements between New York residents entered into and to be performed within New York, except as governed by federal law. Unless expressly waived by Licensor in writing for the particular instance or contrary to local law, the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the state and federal courts located in Licensor’s principal corporate place of business (New York County, New York, U.S.A.). You and Licensor consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and agree that process may be served in the manner provided herein for giving of notices or otherwise as allowed by New York state or federal law. You and Licensor agree that the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980) shall not apply to this Agreement or to any dispute or transaction arising out of this Agreement.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY CONTACT US IN WRITING AT: TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC., 622 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10012.
Last Updated July 16, 2013
The Company complies with the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. The Company has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
We also use third parties for various services related to the Online Services, including customer support, technical support, contest data collection, and email fulfillment. When you enter a contest or sign up to receive a newsletter, we may share your personal information as necessary for third parties to provide services on our behalf. These third parties are not permitted to use such information for their own marketing purposes.
You may choose to voluntarily provide us with various personal information and non-personal information through your use of the Online Services. We also may use "cookies" and other passive technologies including clear gifs to collect certain non-personal information from you in connection with your use of the Online Services, such as the pages you visit and the features you use. Our cookies are linked to personal information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
Personal information is information that identifies you and that may be used to contact you online or offline. The Company collects personal information from you on a voluntary basis. When you submit personal information to the Company, it will usually take the form of:
Registration for websites, jobs, Online Services, products, contests, and special events;
Subscribing to newsletters or alerts;
Posting in or commenting on our message boards, forums, news blogs, chat rooms, or other Online Services;
Purchasing a product or services through our online stores;
Purchasing virtual items or virtual currency for use with our software and/or Online Services;
Using "tell a friend," "email this page," or other E-Card features;
Requesting technical support;
Downloading demos, programs, or other software;
Participating in polls, surveys, and questionnaires; or
Otherwise through use of our software, including console products, mobile products, and personal computer products, and through the use of our online products or Online Services where personal information is required for use and/or participation.
The types of information collected in connection with the activities listed above will vary depending on the activity. The information we collect may include personal information such as your first and/or last name, e-mail address, phone number, photo, mailing address, or payment information. In addition, we may collect demographic information such as your age or date of birth, favorite styles of gaming and the systems or software products you own or plan to buy. If demographic information is collected for an activity that also requires personal information, we may combine the demographic information with your personal information. Prize winners may be required to provide additional information for prize fulfillment.
If you use, purchase, or register for an Online Service through a third-party service such as a gaming console's network service, an internet based gaming service, or a social network website, or request that we associate a Company account with a third-party service account, then limited user account personal information may be transferred to the Company as part of the registration process and we may be able to collect information about your use of the Online Services. For example, if you purchase virtual currency through a gaming console service, that gaming console service will provide us with information to effectuate the transaction, including the amount of virtual currency purchased and a means to identify your Online Service account.
When you use Facebook Connect or another multisite ID to log in to an Online Service, those ID services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us to pre-populate our sign up form. Depending on your account settings, multisite IDs may also provide other information to us. Please check the terms of those services before using them to log into an Online Service.
WHAT NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
In connection with your use of its Online Services, the Company collects certain non-personal and demographic information. Non-personal information cannot be used to specifically identify you, such as zip code, gender, hardware configuration, console ID, scores, survey data, purchases, IP address, and other information.
When you play certain software products published by the Company, information about your gameplay may be collected and transmitted to the Company through network services or any other internet connection method used by the hardware on which you play such games (collectively and individually your "Internet Connection"). See "What Gameplay Information Does the Company Collect?" below for further details.
WHAT GAMEPLAY INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT CERTAIN INFORMATION
Member Names & IDs/Gaming Consoles/Social Network Services/Other Third-Party Services: Certain Online Services offered by the Company, including multiplayer gaming and specialized websites, use third-party services to (i) provide authentication for Online Services; or (ii) associate a Company service account with a third-party account such as a Gaming Console ID, Gaming Network Service account, or Social Network Service account. When you use a third-party authentication service or link your Company account with a third-party account, you will be asked to provide account information associated with that third-party account. Certain membership information may be transferred automatically to the Company when you register to join an Online Service from a third-party gaming network system or link your Online Service membership with a third-party service, such as your friend’s list on that gaming network or social network service.
Public Information Including Message Boards, User Generated Content, Forums, News Blogs, Comments, User Profiles and Chat Rooms: Whenever you give out personal information in public areas such as on a message board, chat room, comment field, or profile page, that information can be collected and used by other people. Information that you disclose in any of these forums is public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality there. You should be aware that any personal information you submit in the course of these public activities can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages or identify you. If you post a video, image, photo, or other content through an Online Service for public view, you should be aware that these may be viewed, collected, copied, and/or used by other users without your consent. If your screen name or an ID contains your real name, then that name will be made publicly available on leaderboards and elsewhere. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged not to disclose personal information while using our services or use personal information to identify yourself while using our services. We are not responsible for any public information or content you post using our Online Services.
E-mail Correspondence: We may provide e-mail addresses or forms to which visitors can send us questions or comments, or which visitors can use to request customer support. In the process of receiving and responding to such requests, we may collect personal information about you, such as your e-mail address or any other personal data contained in the body of your e-mail message. By allowing you to send us these requests, we are not attempting to solicit personal information from you. We only use the information for the purpose of responding to your questions and/or comments or to provide customer support. In most cases, your message is deleted immediately after we've resolved your inquiry; however, in some instances, copies of your requests may be kept on file for our records, for quality control purposes, or to provide ongoing support services you have requested. If we have actual knowledge that the person with whom we're communicating is a child under the age of thirteen, we delete the child's e-mail address and message immediately after responding.
In addition to responding to your email correspondence and sending you information you have requested via our email lists, we send activation emails and other transactional emails to your e-mail address as necessary. You may not opt out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I REFUSE TO PROVIDE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Your refusal to submit personal information may limit your ability to participate in some activities, such as sweepstakes or the use of certain Online Services. However, as described above, regardless of registration we may nonetheless publish gameplay boards and multiplayer match records that contain certain information as a result of your use of the products, such as your player ID.
Cookies: A "cookie" is a small bit of record-keeping information that websites often store on a user's computer. Our cookies do not include people's names, e-mail addresses, or other personal information; they are typically used to quickly identify a user's computer, browser, or device and to "remember" things about prior visits (such as the user's use of various features on the service). You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use certain Online Services.
Flash Cookies: We may also use flash cookies, also known as "shared objects," on our sites that employ Flash technology. Flash cookies are small files similar to browser cookies and are used to remember the site's settings to personalize the look and feel of the site. Flash cookies only collect data in the aggregate. Like normal cookies, Flash cookies are represented as small software files, do not include people's names, e-mail addresses, or other personal information, and are not tied to your personal information. You can clear flash cookies already on your device by setting the Flash local storage setting to zero.
Web Beacons: A "web beacon" is an electronic image that allows websites to count users who have visited certain pages or viewed certain advertisements. Web beacons, like cookies, do not include personal information.
Internet Log Files: The Company may also keep track of IP addresses used to access its Online Services for various reasons. An IP address is a number that is used by a networked device and will identify your point of connection to the internet. Depending on your network configuration, it may also identify your computer, or other device. A MAC address or other device ID identifies one specific piece of hardware. These log files are tied to your personal information in certain circumstances, such as if you have linked your console user account to Online Service accounts offered by the Company.
Analytic Metrics Tools and Other Technologies: Other information that may be passively collected by the Company includes log files that record information about your hardware, product use, service use, or website use, including website navigation and game telemetry activity. We also use these log file entries for our internal marketing, service design, technical support, and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the Online Services we provide you.
Additional information about individual opt-out programs is available on the World Privacy Forum website at [http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/cookieoptout.html]. You may opt out of certain targeted advertising by multiple third-party advertising networks at one time if they belong to the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance. Visit the Network Advertising Initiative's website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website at http://www.aboutads.info/ to select the applicable networks.
WHO IS COLLECTING MY INFORMATION AND HOW WILL IT BE USED?
Your participation in tournaments or other online game events is conditional upon our collection, use, storage, transmission and public display of statistical data (such as your scores, rankings, and achievements) generated through your participation.
Users of certain Online Services may be automatically entered into contests as a result of their membership and/or use of certain services.
Online gaming and Social Networking Services are by their very nature open communities where gameplay information including user name, game activity, and leaderboard rankings are publicly posted for other people to see. Therefore, the Company will automatically post certain information, such as your Screen Name or ID and gameplay statistics, within the game, on Social Networking Services, on Online Services, or on specialized game websites. However, we will not post information that we know directly and clearly identifies you (such as your real name or email address) unless you provide that information voluntarily for such use. As with other gameplay information services, your gameplay, leaderboards, and multiplayer match information may appear nested in our games or third-party webpages via frames or widgets.
We may match and/or combine information collected in connection with various Online Services and display it publicly, including on our websites, in our games, or in multiplayer game lobbies. For example, if you associate your Company website account with a game console account, your in-game accomplishments may be displayed combining your website account name with your in-game accomplishments.
From time to time, the Company may employ vendors to perform services on the Company's behalf. These vendors provide internal support to the Company by operating some of the services we provide you such as contest entry collection and email services. Although these vendors, not the Company, may collect, use, or maintain the information in connection with the Online Services, the Company still requires that they adhere to the Company's stated privacy policies and that they not share your personal information with third parties or use the information for their own marketing purposes.
WITH WHOM DOES THE COMPANY SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We may share your personal information with third parties in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability, including as required by law enforcement or other government officials. We also may share your personal information with third parties when we have reason to believe that a disclosure is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with our rights, property, operations, users, or others who may be harmed or may suffer loss or damage, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, investigate, or enforce our terms and conditions, combat fraud and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the Company. In addition, in a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event involving all or a portion of the Company, the Company's customer information may be transferred to our successor or assign.
HOW YOU CAN CONTROL THE COLLECTION, USE, AND/OR DISPLAY OF DATA OR REVIEW YOUR DATA
If you are a member of an Online Service, you may use that service's account and privacy settings to personalize the collection, use and/or display of your data via that service.
If you do not want to receive certain communications such as newsletters or promotional offers, you may opt out from receiving these communications at the time your personal information is collected or later by using the methods listed below. In addition to the methods below, along with every communication sent to you, the Company gives you the opportunity to discontinue receiving future communications.
If for any reason you wish to unsubscribe from 2K mailing lists, please visit the 2K webpage located at http://www.2kgames.com/subscriptions/enter where you can unsubscribe from our mailing lists.
If for any reason you wish to delete your 2K account information, please send an email with "delete account" in the subject line to the appropriate email address below:
All 2K: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject "delete all accounts")
Data Retention: We will retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your personal information to provide you services contact us as described above under "How You Can Control the Collection, Use, and/or Display of Data or Review Your Data." We will retain and use your personal information as necessary, such as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Even if information is changed or deleted, we may still retain some of your information in our files to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreement, administer our services, comply with technical and legal requirements, and/or other constraints related to the security, integrity, and operation of our websites.
In all cases for all websites, we will respond to your request for access to update, delete, or correct inaccuracies to your personal information within 30 days.
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY REGARDING LINKS TO OTHER SITES?
DO YOU COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13?
The Company does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old. If we become aware that a child under 13 has submitted information to the Company, we delete this information immediately. We encourage parents to instruct their children to never give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without permission, when using the Internet.
WHAT SAFEGUARDS ARE USED TO PROTECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
To protect your personal information, the Company follows generally accepted industry standards and maintains reasonable safeguards to attempt to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of the information you have provided. The Company has security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Personal information collected by the Company is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public (e.g., locked rooms). To prevent unauthorized electronic access to personal information, the Company maintains information collected online behind a firewall-protected server and uses SSL encryption for purchases made through our online store. However, no system can be 100% secure and human errors occur, so there is the possibility that there could be unauthorized access to your information. By using our services, you assume this risk.
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TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES
All information collected or received by the Company in connection with the Online Services is collected in, processed in, or transferred to the United States of America and other countries. By using our services, you expressly consent to such collection, transfer, and processing. Backup data, matchmaking data, and administrative data may also be stored on media or servers located in the United States of America and other countries.
OTHER COMPANY TERMS
OTHER TERMS FOR THIRD-PARTY PLATFORMS
You may be able to sign up for or access the Online Services through third-party platforms such as gaming consoles, mobile devices, other websites and social networking services. When you submit personal information to the Company via a third-party platform, your use of that platform is also governed by its terms of service, privacy policies and/or code of conduct. Please review each company's governing policies before using their services.
HOW DO I ASK A QUESTION OR FILE A COMPLAINT?
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC.TERMS OF SERVICE
Revised: July 16, 2013
TERMS & CONDITIONS
This document constitutes an agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and the Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) that governs the relationship between you and the Company with respect to your use of the Online Services. The Company provides access to the Online Services and any related services provided hereon subject to your compliance with this Agreement. Thus, it is important that you carefully read and understand this Agreement. The terms and conditions herein are in addition to the End User License Agreement at www.take2games.com/eula that governs the use of all software and services distributed by the Company.
DESCRIPTION OF ONLINE SERVICES
Subject to full compliance with this Agreement, the Company may offer to provide certain products, services, and websites accessed through internet-capable hardware platforms including gaming consoles, personal computers, mobile computers, or smart phones, or in-game applications or software platforms including third-party hosts (collectively the "Online Services").. Online Services shall include, but not be limited to, any service or content the Company provides to you, including any materials displayed or performed. The Company may change, suspend or discontinue the Online Services for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. The Company may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Online Services without notice or liability.
TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
All Online Services material, including, but not limited to, text, data, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, links, digital downloads, data compilations, and software is owned, controlled by, licensed to, or used with permission by the Company and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights. The Online Services material is made available solely for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by email or other electronic means, without the express prior written consent of the Company in each instance. You may download material intentionally made available for downloading through the Online Services for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you keep intact any and all copyright and other proprietary notices that may appear on such materials.
PLEASE NOTE: The Company welcomes input from the gaming community. However, any submissions to the Company of any nature whatsoever, whether through a posting on a Company website, email to the company, mail, or any other means, becomes the sole and exclusive property of the Company, which shall have full right, title and interest thereto, including all copyrights, in all mediums now existing or hereafter created, and without any obligation to account, credit, or make any payment to the submitter for any use thereof. No purported reservation of rights incorporated in or accompanying any submission shall have any force or effect. By making a submission of any kind to the Company, you hereby agree to all of the foregoing.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The following rules, policies, and disclaimers shall govern and/or apply to your use of the Online Services.
You agree, by using the Online Services, that: (1) you will only use the Online Services for lawful purposes, in compliance with applicable laws, for your own personal, non-commercial use; (2) you will not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Online Services provided hereon (for example, by means of harassment, hacking or defacement); (3) you will not use the Online Services to create, upload, or post any material that is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, harassing, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of one’s privacy, in violation of any law, or is inconsistent with community standards; (4) you will not post, upload, or create any copyrighted material using the Online Services provided hereon unless you own the copyright in and to such material; (5) you will not post, upload, or transmit any information or software that contains a virus, worm, timebomb, cancelbot, trojan horse or other harmful, disruptive, or deleterious component; (6) you will not post, upload, create, or transmit materials in violation of another party’s copyright or other intellectual property rights; (7) you will not cheat or utilize any unauthorized robot, spider, or other program in connection with the Online Services; and (8) you will not impersonate any other individual or entity in connection with your use of the Online Services. All determinations will be made by the Company in its sole discretion.
When we provide Online Services involving user-posted messages or content, we do not review every posting, nor do we confirm the accuracy or validity of information posted. We do not actively monitor the contents of the postings, nor are we responsible for the content of any postings. We do not vouch for, nor do we warrant the validity, accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any message or information posted. The contents of the postings do not represent the views of the Company, its subsidiaries, or any person or property associated with the Company, the Online Services, this website, or any other website in the Company’s family of websites. If you feel that any posting is objectionable, we encourage you to use associated report functions or contact us by visiting www.take2games.com/support. We will remove objectionable content if we deem removal to be warranted. Please understand that removal or editing of any content- is a manual process and might not occur immediately. We reserve the right to remove (or not) any posted message or content for any (or no) reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for your postings, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its agents with respect to any claim based upon the transmission of your message(s) and/or posting(s). Posting of advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, solicitations, and the like, are inappropriate and forbidden on the Online Services (including bulletin boards and chat rooms).
LIMITED LICENSE BY THE COMPANY
The Company grants you a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Online Services. Such license is subject to this Agreement and, as applicable, the software EULA located at www.take2games.com/eula, and specifically conditioned upon the following: (i) you may only view, copy and print portions of the Online Services for your own informational, personal and non-commercial use; (ii) you may not modify or otherwise make derivative uses of the Online Services, or any portion thereof; (iii) you may not remove or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in the Online Services; (iv) you may not use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (v) you may not use the Online Services other than for their intended purpose; (vi) you may not reproduce, prepare derivative works from, distribute or display the Online Services, except as provided herein; and (vii) you must not violate the Code of Conduct set forth above.
Except as expressly permitted above, any use of any portion of the Online Services without the prior written permission of the Company is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Any such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in this Agreement may be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.
You represent and warrant that your use of the Online Services will be consistent with this license, the EULA, and any other applicable agreements or policies, and will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract or legal duty to any other parties, or violate any applicable law. You expressly agree to indemnify the Company against any liability to any person arising out of your use of Online Services not in accordance with this Agreement. To request permission for uses of the Online Services not included in the foregoing license, you may write to the Company at email@example.com.
LICENSE TO THE COMPANY
By posting messages, uploading files, creating files, inputting data, or engaging in any form of communication with or through the Online Services, you are granting the Company a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to: (1) use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform, or display any such material; and (2) sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the material. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such material, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark, or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. Please consult the EULA at www.take2games.com/eula for additional license terms related to our software.
RINGTONES, WALLPAPERS, AND OTHER MOBILE DEVICE SERVICES & PRODUCTS
Certain mobile phone handsets and carriers offer services that enable consumers to select and purchase directly through their mobile devices various digital mobile products. The Online Services may also offer the ability to select and purchase various digital mobile products that will be delivered to your mobile device. These digital mobile products offerings and products may enable the consumer to customize their mobile device or mobile device service (for example with ringtones or wallpaper), or allow the consumer to select certain video or audio files that can be viewed or listened to whenever the consumer chooses. All or some of the digital mobile products offerings may not be available on, transmissible to, or compatible with all mobile devices. As a result, consumers may not be able to access, purchase or make use of all the services or offerings. Any attempt to purchase these products or services may result in mobile carrier charges being separately billed to your mobile device account for SMS messaging or other communications. In addition, the consumer may be separately billed by the mobile carrier for the actual product, service or offering selected. In the event the consumer has a call waiting and an incoming call is received while accessing or ordering any mobile product or service, such product, service or other offering may be interrupted or may not completely download. You can unsubscribe from any subscription service by following the instructions on the website offering the product. Please see http://www.take2games.com/support for support information regarding our products.
VIRTUAL CURRENCY AND VIRTUAL GOODS
The Online Services, including software, may offer the ability to purchase and/or earn via gameplay a limited license to use virtual currency and/or virtual goods exclusively within applicable software and services provided by the Company. Such license is subject to and specifically conditioned upon your acceptance of, and compliance with, the EULA, this Agreement and any other applicable policies or agreements. All purchased in-game Virtual Currency and/or Virtual Goods may be consumed or lost by players in the course of gameplay according to the game’s rules applicable to currency and goods, which may vary. See the EULA at www.take2games.com/eula for more details.
THE COMPANY MAY PROVIDE LINKS AND POINTERS TO INTERNET WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY THIRD PARTIES (“THIRD-PARTY SITES”) AND MAY, FROM TIME TO TIME, PROVIDE THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS ON ITS WEBSITES. NEITHER THE COMPANY, ITS PARENT OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, NOR THEIR AFFILIATES, ENDORSE, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR, OPERATE OR CONTROL IN ANY RESPECT ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THESE THIRD-PARTY SITES. THE MATERIALS ON COMPANY WEBSITES AND THE THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF COMPANY WEBSITES AND THE ONLINE SERVICES.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED
Although Company websites are accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed or referenced on Company websites are available to all persons or in all geographic locations. The Company reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any product or service to any person or geographic area it so desires. Any offer for any product or service made are void where prohibited.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company and its affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation by you of this Agreement. The Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
This Agreement is entered into in the State of New York and shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, exclusive of its choice of law rules. You and the Company agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York in the State of New York, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. You and the Company further agree as follows: (i) any claim brought to enforce this Agreement must be commenced within two (2) years of the cause of action accruing; (ii) no recovery may be sought or received for damages other than out-of-pocket expenses, except that the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees; and (iii) any claim must be brought individually and not consolidated as part of a group or class action complaint.
The Company may terminate or suspend any and all Online Services and any registered account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason, including if you breach any terms and conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Online Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Online Services. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Company pertaining to the subject matter hereof, and any and all written or oral agreements heretofore existing between you and the Company with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement are expressly canceled. The Company may modify the terms of this Agreement at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised Agreement or, in the case of a material modification, by posting notice of such modification on a page of this website entitled “Legal Notices” or “Legal Information” (or similar title) before the modification takes effect.
DESIGNATED AGENT UNDER THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides a mechanism for notifying service providers of claims of unauthorized use of copyrighted materials. Under the DMCA, a claim must be sent to the service provider’s designated agent. If you believe in good faith that the Company should be notified of a possible online copyright infringement involving any Company website, please notify the Company’s designated agent:
Service Provider: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Address of Designated Agent:
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
New York, New York 10012
Attention: General Counsel
Telephone Number of Designated Agent: 646-536-2842
Facsimile Number of Designated Agent: 646-941-3566
Email Address of Designated Agent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that, in order to be effective, your notice of claim must comply with the detailed requirements set forth in the DMCA. You are encouraged to review them (see 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(3)) before sending your notice of claim.
To meet the notice requirements under the DMCA, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
REPEAT INFRINGER POLICY
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, the Company has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Company’s sole discretion, registered accounts deemed to be repeat infringers. The Company may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Online Services and/or terminate the account of anyone who infringes any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
For NBA 2K video games: U.S. Patent No. 8,016,664; U.S. Patent No. 8,142,268; Patent Pending. All rights reserved.