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NBA 2K14 Is No Longer A Kindle Fire Exclusive, Play Store Access Unlocked

March 27, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Everyone hates exclusivity of game titles on mobile platforms. Well, except for those who use the device it’s exclusive to. For the rest of us though, it can be a little bit of a let down when we aren’t given the same treatment as certain other devices. For example, the Kindle Fire and 2K games NBA 2K14. For a while it has been available on Android exclusively for the Amazon Kindle Fire, which has left a throng of devices that could easily support the game without the capability to play it. For the sports game fans, this is probably a long time coming. If you have long been a fan of the NBA 2K series, now is your chance to finally get this game on your Android device as the Kindle Fire exclusivity has been kicked to the curb and is now up in the Play Store for anyone to download. It does require Android 4.0 and up, but then again there aren’t as many devices out there that aren’t at least on ICS now anyways.

If you’ve been waiting to get your dunk on you can do so by navigating to the Play Store through this link, and purchasing NBA 2K14 for $7.99. That price might seem a bit high and that’s because it is a little more than your standard game on Android. However higher priced premium games are becoming more common and for something like this it was to be expected. Like with any big name game title from a major game studio, the game is a huge download so make sure to clear some space out on your device. The size of the game is 1.1GB, so a few hundred MB of open device storage over that is a good place to start if you want to download and play. The game says it boasts intuitive touch controls, with two supported control modes, called classic, and one finger. Lack of gamepad support is a tiny letdown as well, but we’ll cross our fingers that it will come in a future update, just like we’re hoping for with Deus Ex: The Fall.