In October of last year 2K Games released NBA 2K14 as an exclusive download for the Kindle Fire. Now here we are, some five months later, and the company has decided the time has finally come to drop the year's biggest NBA game into the Play Store. That's one hell of an exclusivity period.

Like its Amazon counterpart, the Play version of the game is going for $7.99, but the download seems to be significantly larger on Play. Amazon's page shows the game as a 780 MB download, while Google Play's is 1.1 GB. And on top of that, there's an additional gigabyte or so of "resources" that are downloaded once the game is launched.

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Google Play also shows the game as having in-app purchases, but I wasn't able to find any after a few minutes of playing. That's good considering it's an $8 game.

Additionally, a recent update to the iOS version of the game brought support for game controllers, which doesn't seem to be available in the Android version. While that's a blow to those who would want to play this console-level game on an console-like product such as SHIELD, it works fairly well with NVIDIA's gamepad mapping software. Hopefully 2K will step up and bring native support for game controllers to the Android version soon enough, though.

The app was not found in the store. :-(