NBA 2k17 Locker Codes Released

NBA 2k17 is just around the corner and new news are coming every day. But, there has been a rather huge development this week when the NBA 2k17 MT Locker Codes were leaked on Twitter.

This news has brought happiness to all of the NBA 2k17 Pre-Order holders as they will be the first to play the game when released.

Locker Codes for NBA games started from NBA 2k16 as they improvised the key feature in the select menu. Previously, they were used by developers like EA to offer up bonuses and trading points to distract the gamers from ongoing bug repairs. However, the trend of Locker Codes caught on and now reportedly NBA 2k17 Locker Codes are leaked.

ALL NBA 2k17 Locker Codes Released? Or it this just a scam?
There have not been any official claim by NBA2k or 2k Sports that all of the locker codes are out. In fact, the way we see it, it would not be a smart move to release the Locker Codes for NBA 2k17 this early. However, the head of 2k Sports tweeted something that seems to confirm that NBA 2k17 Locker Codes are in fact released.

2k Head Ronniee2k tweeted the NBA 2k17 Locker Codes that could also be used in NBA 2k16 improve player experience.
The locker code will be used to unlock high rated players or legendary cards or free items and free bonuses. More NBA 2k17 Locker Codes will be released in upcoming weeks before the game is actually released.

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How do you catch rare Pokemon?

The Nearby menu in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen shows how close a Pokemon is to you. When hunting the rare ones, you’ll want to track the creatures that appear greyed-out behind a silhouette. These are Pokemon you haven’t caught yet, and thus they aren’t recorded in your Pokedex. The closer the Pokemon is to you, the fewer footprints you’ll see underneath the silhouette (3 footsteps = 300 metres, etc).

Make sure to keep the Nearby menu open and then circle the Pokemon you want to capture by clicking on it. The circled silhouette should shift up and down based on proximity to you (the more right and down the silhouette is, the farther it is from you). If the Pokemon is moving down the menu, walk away to see if it gets closer. Pokemon listed on the Nearby menu are always close by, so keep trying and looking.

Now, check out this guide to learn how to catch a Pokemon in general. For rare Pokemon, try to get the ring around the Pokemon as small as possible before flinging a Poke Ball. The smaller the ring, the more likely the Pokemon won’t escape from the ball. If the Pokemon does escape, just fling several Poke Balls at it before it has a chance to run away. That and pray to the Poke Gods is about all lower-level players can do.

Higher-level trainers upon hitting Level 7 can grab Razz Berries from PokeStops. Feed these to wild Pokemon to make them less likely to run away or escape Poke Balls. At Level 12, you can use more powerful Poke Balls (like Great and Ultra Balls). Wild Pokemon of all levels have difficulty escaping these balls. And if you feed a rare Pokemon a Razz Berry first, then fling a powerful ball at it, you’ll likely be successful.

Are there any other tips and tricks?
Rare Pokemon change from location to location, and it depends on a number of factors, including player population density, proximity to certain types of landscapes, nearby landmarks, different times of the day, etc. Also, certain Pokemon dwell in areas related to their type. Psychic- and ghost-type Pokemon can be found near cemeteries, while fire- and ground-type Pokemon are more likely to appear in arid, desert climates.

Based on information culled from Reddit, Twitter, and our own experiences, here’s other tips and tricks on how to find and catch rare Pokemon:

Walk a lot, and walk slowly.
Check unvisited lanes, undiscovered locations, and unpopulated areas.
Go to locations depending on the type of rare Pokemon you want to find.
Place lures at PokeStops to lure all nearby Pokemon to your area.
Use Incense to draw Pokemon if you’re staying put in an area for 30 mins.
Look for rustling leaves in the game.
Continually check the near “Nearby” menu for Pokemon.
When you spot one, switch off the AR Camera (top-right corner of screen).
Throw a clean Poke Ball without excessive hand movements.
Make sure your phone has plenty of battery.

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Pokemon Go is helping those with mental health issues

Pokémon Go swept the nation causing people to, quite literally, stop in their tracks.

Animated creatures captivated both young and old, and players the country over could be seen glued to their phones trawling cities and neighbourhoods in pursuit of ‘Polywhirls’ and ‘Psyducks’. In fact, the game gained momentum and popularity so quickly that even the police got in on the act – although, on their behalf, it was to issue warnings related to ‘don’t Pokémon Go and drive’. However, the game is not attracting attention for its addictive and fun nature alone. It’s also attracting attention in relation to the positive impact it’s having on people’s mental health. many users have taken to social media to highlight how it’s helping relieve them of anxiety and depression.

gleefullyhello tweeted, Pokémon Go has already been a better treatment for my depression than anything my doctor prescribed or therapist recommended”. Similarly, uglycatlady tweeted, Real talk – as someone with anxiety/depression, the fact that I’ve spent most of this weekend outside with friends is unreal.

Australian Twitter user Lara has also been vocal in how the game is helping her. “I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder four months ago, and have suffered with depression and anxiety for eight years,” she says. “I have rapid mood changes and trouble regulating my emotions, but since playing Pokémon Go I have felt more positive.” Lara attributes this to the game forcing her to get out in the fresh air and walk. “When you have depression it’s hard to find the motivation to exercise no matter what the doctors say, but with this you have no excuse,” she says.  “Plus you don’t have to be worried that you look silly, because everyone looks silly with you.”

Jocelyn Brewer is a psychologist with an expertise in technology.  She’s not overly surprised that lots of people are making this link. She notes that mood is impacted by a combination of serotonin, which is linked to pleasure and pain avoidance, dopamine, which is linked to reward and motivation, and adrenaline, which linked to energy and concentration. Therefore, she says you can imagine why Pokémon Go is tapping into these and providing positives. “There are a number of positive anecdotes emerging that it’s sparked changes in people’s habits,” she says.  “They might be moving more, meeting more people, feeling more positive or engaged and feeling like they have more purpose – even if it is to catch ‘fake’ monsters!” Brewer says that for sufferers of anxiety, the game provides an opportunity to be exposed to the trigger of the anxiety.  In the case of social anxiety this is a social setting and people.  “The fact that the people you meet have a common interest and goal is like social glue which helps you connect and have positive experiences,” she says. Similarly, when it comes to sufferers of depression she notes that it may be linked to engagement and having something to look forward to.

“For some this might be about the frivolity and pure fun of it and the connection that you get from feeling like you’re part of something,” she says. She notes that there’s also potentially a link between playing the game and exercising. Despite this, Brewer notes that it’s too early to tell if these benefits are real or more of a placebo. “We need to do rigorous research and control for the type and severity of mental health problems people have and then control for the way the game is used,” she says. “It might be ‘real’ for some people with certain types of conditions, but not as effective (especially in the long term) for others.” She also notes that anecdotes, while positive and in some cases quite inspiring, don’t make for scientific evidence and so we need to be careful of extrapolating single examples into wider ‘proof’.

Psychiatry registrar, Jennifer Hazel, works for CheckPoint, an organisation that acts to connect the fields of mental health and video game development. Hazel, along with CheckPoint founder, Jane Cocks, is currently conducting an informal survey on the impact that Pokémon Go has had on users’ mental health. “We’ve had 700 responses so far, and the vast majority feel the app has improved (73.4 per cent) or is neutral to (20.8 per cent) their mental health,” says Hazel. Hazel notes that this is consistent with other informal social studies that they have previously conducted. So do her and Cocks think that this could open the door to more games and apps being developed with mental health improvement in mind? “Yes, absolutely,” says Cocks. “There’s already a growing industry of games that are designed for purposes other than pure entertainment called Serious Games, and research suggests that many of them are seriously successful.” “We plan to bridge health interventions and gaming technology in the future by developing VR gaming interventions for mental health and wellbeing,” she adds.

The future of games and health in partnership is a very exciting and growing field, and we are thrilled to be a part of that. So what are you still waiting for? just come to my site and enjoy it.

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