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Dumb Mondays

It is Dumb Monday, and today you get a dumb excuse for me being lazy despite having more free time to write articles and come up with challenges. Actually, I do not have a good excuse for not writing the article or recording a new challenge attempt. If you want to use this time to go back and attempt older, or last week’s, challenges, I may or may not end up scoring them for the overall leaderboard of Beat Jao.

Click to check out all the Dumb Monday articles and Beat Jao challenges, or reflect on the Tuesday Triple if you’d like. We will see what next week brings before I promise a new challenge or article.

Beat Jao #7: Shut ’em Down

NBA 2K15 Low Resolution Chris Andersen Miami

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

Big thanks to NLSCer franmansr for suggesting this week’s challenge a few weeks ago. He wanted to see how long we could keep a shutout going…well thanks to the techniques of a few I thought we could step it up a little bit. This week’s challenge is to see how long you can shut out the pre-draft uninjured ’13-’14 Miami Heat, Hall of Fame difficulty, Simulation sliders.

I used the Spurs, and only lasted 1:41 before I got Bosh’d. For a full breakdown of the rules, and a look into the future of the series, check out the video below. Remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.

Wow is a great way to sum up last week’s overtime challenge. Reaperwolverine posted a 20 overtime game, good for 200 points. So much for a close race for #1 overall! Check out the full results and overall leaderboard below by hitting Read More.

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Beat Jao #6: Free Basketball

Dante Exum NBA 2K14 Funny Face

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

Superstitions and sports go hand in hand. I know I am the reason the Celtics won in 2008 because I never watched a Boston field go hit the net, but I’ve noticed a weird happening with the games my wife watches. Pretty much every NBA or NCAA game she sees the end of, real or virtual, will end up going into overtime.

So this week I am challenging you to get as many overtime periods as possible in a single game. Unfortunately I couldn’t get her to watch me film a Beat Jao challenge, so I was only able to get 1 Overtime, so hopefully this should be another easy week for you. No restrictions on settings, teams, or rosters. Just don’t use trainers or cheat. You can view highlights of my attempt, get more details, and learn how to properly say our current leader’s username in the video below. Remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.

And yes! stockalone1232 is our new overall leader, by 1 point! Congratulations to him and it will be interesting to see if he can hold on to that slim lead for next week. Check out the full leaderboards for last week and overall by hitting Read More.

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Beat Jao #5: One Man Takeover

A terrible thumbnail for Beat Jao

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

We are going back to the roots of Beat Jao, well at least in terms of being terrible for those who are lactose intolerant. This week I want you to go out and score as many points with one player in a 2 minute quarter game. No overtime, you must win, and no one else on your team may score any points. So if you get into a late game situation, you must miss those free throws with other players. Difficulty and other settings are up to you.

After a few issues with NBA Live 14 and the PlayStation 4’s recording ‘feature’ (read: headache), I ended up going back to the cheesiest of cheese for PC mods, NBA Jam 2K14: He’s On Fire. In 8 minutes of gameplay I scored 40 points with Steve Francis from the ’02-’03 Rockets. I chose them because there are no restrictions on playing defense, so Yao Ming plus no goaltending was helpful for getting me extra possessions, fast. For all the details on the challenge check the video below, and remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.

Congratulations to cool1324 who claimed to shut out LeBron James with his MyCAREER player last week. Hit Read More to see the rest of the leaderboard for last week and the overall standings.

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Beat Jao #4: You Versus LeBron James

NBA 2K14 Blacktop Mode JaoSming MyCAREER LeBron James

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

With the NBA 2K15 hype train about to leave the station I figured we should include NBA 2K14’s cover athelete in a challenge. I want you to beat LeBron James in a 1 on 1 game to 21 in Blacktop mode. The twist on this challenge is right there in the wording, I want you to beat LeBron, as in your MyCAREER player.

I ended up using my PlayStation 4 MyCAREER player because, well, I actually played that version a little bit this year. I was expecting to need a few tries to beat LBJ 1 on 1, but I was able to beat him on the first try with my slow 7’2″ center. To Beat Jao this week, you need to use your MyCAREER player and defeat LeBron James by more than 3 points (my score was 21-18). For all the details on the challenge check the video below, and remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.

Somehow stockalone1232, Bieberkinz, ClLUTClH, and cool1324 were able to win 0 games in an Association season last week, I honestly did not think that would be possible. You can check out last week’s standings and overall leaderboard by hitting read more.

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Beat Jao #3: Implosion

Kobe Bryant celebrates in NBA 2K14 Next Gen

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

You guys are good, proving that you are much better than me at basketball video games these base two weeks. So, can lose as awesomely as I can? This week I want you to load up an 82 game Association or Dynasty, keep default settings, and win as little as possible. Dump players, make trades, fire coaches, do whatever you want in-game other than edit player ratings.

I was able to tie the late Bobcats’ terrible honor of least amount of wins in a single season with the amazing Lakers. 7 wins in an 82 game season is what you have to ‘beat’ this week. Get under that win total and net yourself some sweet Jao points on the overall leaderboard. You can watch me lose with style and get the full breakdown on the rules in the video below. Let me know how you do in this Forum Thread or in the comments of this post, or the YouTube video.

Congratulations to both NST Typhoon from YouTube and ReaperWolverine here on the NLSC forums. These guys beat the Blacktop Jordan Challenge by 15 points on Hall of Fame difficulty, well done. ReaperWolverine is our current leader after 2 weeks. Check out the full standings and results from last week by hitting the Read More button.

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Beat Jao #2: The Blacktop Jordan Challenge

NBA 2K14 PS4 Michael Jordan Blacktop Mode

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

It took all of two weeks, but I am going to ask you to load up Blacktop mode for this week’s Beat Jao challenge. I want you to take on 5 Michael Jordans in a game to 21 and see if you can beat them. To make things interesting (more difficult), I am asking you to play on Hall of Fame difficulty and to limit yourself to only using current NBA players, no legends. Players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, please use Casual sliders like users on last gen versions of the game are forced to.

I was only just barely able to beat this Jordan superteam, needing an extra point to beat them 22-20. Since we will measure this through point differential, you need to beat my score of, 2 points. So basically you just need to win. You can watch my highlights and get the full breakdown on the rules in the video below. Let me know how you do in this Forum Thread or in the comments of this post, or the YouTube video.

Congratulations to T-Bo who was somehow able to wreck the Spurs with Dirk in NBA Live 2004, scoring 100 points in an amazing 4 minutes and 33 seconds. Great job to him and thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s challenge. You can see a scoreboard for last week and an overall leaderboard by hitting Read More.

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Beat Jao #1: Score 100 Points Quickly in Any Game

BJ1 100 Pts

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

So for week one I am challenging you to score 100 points with any player, in any game, using any settings, as quickly as you can. With 12 minute quarters, I completed this challenge in the 2nd quarter with 2:53 remaining in the half. Meaning I scored 100 points in 19 minutes 7 seconds.

I used Antoine Walker from the 2002 Celtics with the NBA Jam: He’s On Fire mod created by bigh0rt for NBA 2K14 PC with rookie difficulty and casual sliders. In the Podcast Andrew suggested NBA Live 2003 might be a good game to complete this challenge, and really any arcade game or mod would give you the best chance at beating my time. You can get additional information on the mod and see sped up footage of my attempt in the video below.

If you want to share your time please comment below, reply to this Forum Thread, or comment on the YouTube video above. If we end up doing a contest or prizes for the winners, please provide some kind of proof with your time, like my image below. Remember this is just for fun, so I hope you enjoy this week’s Beat Jao challenge, good luck!

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