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NBA 2K19 fans are unhappy at an increase in the number of in-game unskippable ads

"There should be 0 ads in a game that costs $60."

Unhappy NBA 2K19 players are complaining that unskippable ads have popped up via loading screens on the basketball sim across most platforms.

Whilst loading advertisments in the NBA 2K franchise aren't new, the sudden flood of irate messages across Reddit and social media (thanks, Nintendo Life) concerning 2K19 intimates either a bug or an upswing in the number of advertisements playing.

"Yeah, my game got to 100% and instead of letting me edit match ups (which you can normally do while the game loads) or letting me go straight to the game, I had to sit there and finish the ad," said one commenter. "Absolutely pathetic from 2k again."

"What does it change if the ad is unskippable anyway? Why are they there at all?" asked another. "There should be 0 ads in a game that comes out yearly and costs 60 bucks," opined someone else.

If you've found the adverts troublesome, Reddit mod yyy2k reminded players they can turn off "2KTV" in the main menu settings. "2KTV is over for the season anyways and if you want to watch it for the VC you can always go directly to it's section in the game," they said. However, I've just tested this myself and despite deselecting 2KTV in the main menu, a loading screen ad rolled nonetheless. Insert shrug emoji here.

We've reached out to 2K for comment and will update just as soon as we hear back from them.

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When​ ​her friends​ ​were falling in love with soap stars, Vikki was falling in love with​ ​video games. She's a survival horror survivalist​ ​with a penchant for​ ​Yorkshire Tea, men dressed up as doctors and sweary words. She struggles to juggle a fair-to-middling Destiny/Halo addiction​ ​and her kill/death ratio is terrible.

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