NBA 2K15’s facial recognition feature is comically bad

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

Mar 1, 2020, 7:55 pm*

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Ramon Ramirez

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.

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