NBA 2K15 Facescan FAIL

NBA 2K15 Facescan FAIL

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Added Oct 07, 2014 at 04:48PM EDT by Don.

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NBA 2K15 Facescan FAIL refers to poorly-scanned 3D models of players faces using images captured with the PlayStation Eye or Xbox Kinect in the basketball video game NBA 2K15.


On September 17th, 2014, the NBA 2K YouTube channel uploaded a promotional video for the upcoming NBA 2K game, which showcased the game's new face scanning technology which creates a 3D model of the player's face (shown below).

In the early morning on October 7th, Twitter user @Shannah221[1] tweeted a photo of a poorly-modeled NBA 2K15 character (shown below).

* Shannah Williams @Shannah221 Follow @bradley221dixon face scan on 2k15!!! Haha わReply t Retweet * Favorite More RETWEETSFAVORITES 34 35 1:22 AM-7 Oct 2014


Shortly after, Twitter user @LilCutty[3] posted a photograph of his poorly-scanned NBA 2K15 avatar (shown below). In the first 24 hours, the tweet gained over 500 reweets and 260 favorites.

Cutty LiCutty Follow 2K Face Scan not working bruh 1:50 AM - 7 Oct 2014 504 RETWEETS 261 FAVORITES わ ★

That morning, other Twitter users began posting photos of their face scans, which were subsequently compiled in an Imgur gallery by Redditor Composingcomposure (shown below). Within 11 hours, the gallery garnered upwards of 1,100 votes (88% upvoted) on the /r/funny[2] subreddit.

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Also on October 7th, staff member Owen Good of the video game news blog Polygon uploaded a video of himself failing to use the face scanning application (shown below).

In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the face scanning FAILs, including The Daily Dot,[4] SB Nation,[5] Kotaku,[6] Engadget[7] and UpRoxx.[8]

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