Just for kicks: NBA 2K13’s shoe creator

There are tons of sweet new features coming to the next installment of the 2K series. Not only will you be able to build a customized team based on real-world players and stats that are updated daily, you’ll be able to give each player a unique pair of kicks to play in. 

It’ll be more than just changing colors and styles though — developers have added shaders to the game, which add more realistic texture and lighting effects to shoes. This means that if you make a shoe out of suede or glossy patent leather, the shoe will actually look like it’s made out of those materials in the game. 

Better yet, the materials and shape of the shoes you design will apparently give your players performance boosts if used correctly. From the look of it, you could spend hours playing this game without ever actually touching a ball.

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