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NBA 2K15’s facial recognition feature is comically bad

NBA 2K15 will make you look like one of Space Jam's Monstars characters. 


Ramon Ramirez

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 7, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 11:09 am CDT

NBA 2K15 hits retailers Tuesday, but a hotly anticipated feature is still, well, a work in progress. Early adopters of the 15-year-old video game franchise have been riffing on its buggy face-scan option. The game’s idea is brilliant, but the macro notion hasn’t quite delivered on its promise to give you an uncanny in-game avatar in 30 seconds. 

The game doesn’t take a photo, but promises to map your image using the console’s video component. Thus, the biggest buzz surrounding the game has been the #facescan campaign, wherein users post their hilarious, monstrous lab results.

2K Face Scan not working bruh

— Cutty (@LilCutty) October 7, 2014

Popeyes Jones meets District 9 RT @ChaseBasford: Can you tell me what this is @Ronnie2K

— Puneet (@puneetsingh) October 7, 2014

3rd and final 2k face scan. I’ve grown up my entire life thinking I was white.

— Blake168 (@BCDaPrynce) October 7, 2014

Ummmmm what? #facescan @Ronnie2K @LD2K @YMDgento @Chris_Smoove

— Chris DeVita (@J3di007Rambo) October 7, 2014

Thanks @NBA2K …u turned me into an incest baby deformity #FaceScan fail

— Bobbaganoosh (@FadeMcCown) October 7, 2014

The accuracy in this game 👌 #NB2K15 #FaceScan

— G. (@gilberto_thekid) October 7, 2014

LMAO RT @PBnJo: #2k15 #facescan got people’s created players looking like mongoloids.

— Nick B. (@nbvibes) October 7, 2014

My 2k #facescan didn’t turn out bad either y’all doing it wrong

— Trill Withers (@TylerIAm) October 7, 2014

On the plus side, these avatars would look great as the Monstars in Space Jam

HT The Smoking Section | Screengrab via YouTube.

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*First Published: Oct 7, 2014, 1:30 pm CDT