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NLSC Podcast – Episode #174

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Episode #174 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! The release of NBA 2K17 is getting closer and closer, and once again we’ve got a significant amount of news to cover. We also have some stories to share about the latest exploits of the NLSC squad in 2K Pro-Am, and a trip down memory lane with NBA 2K12.

On this week’s show…

  • We tip things off with a discussion about The Prelude, the downloadable experience for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17 that will preview MyCAREER.
  • A recent 2K media day has given us quite a bit of information about NBA 2K17, and a lot of it is very good news. A lot of positive impressions are also coming out of the recent community event.
  • At last, we have our first deep-dive developer blog, courtesy of Gameplay Director Mike Wang! The man they call Beluba has given us some very promising information about this year’s game.
  • How optimistic and hyped are we for NBA 2K17, just a couple of weeks away from the Early Tip-Off Weekend?
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: a goal is achieved by the NLSC squad in 2K Pro-Am. Also, some unfinished business is finally completed in NBA 2K12.
  • We wrap up another episode with our new favourite game, Trivia Time! The score is close, and we have a fresh new batch of questions for at least the next six weeks.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Wayback Wednesday: NBA’s Greatest in NBA 2K12

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This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content.

I’ve been watching some classic NBA games recently, and it got me in the mood to play with some retro teams in NBA 2K. I can do that in NBA 2K16 of course, but only NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K12 have dedicated modes for the historic squads, namely the Jordan Challenge and NBA’s Greatest respectively. After catching Michael Jordan’s 63 point game against Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics, I originally opted for NBA 2K11, with an eye towards finishing the Jordan Challenge games I never completed. When that didn’t go so well, I turned my attention towards NBA 2K12, and my unfinished challenges in NBA’s Greatest.

I’d ultimately complete my unfinished business, clearing all of the remaining challenges over the weekend. I found myself having a lot of fun, and the experience certainly made me appreciate NBA’s Greatest all over again. In fact, it had me wishing that we still had some sort of mode for the classic teams in the newer games. Since I’ve finally completed all fifteen games and unlocked all of the included retro teams at long last, it only made sense to profile NBA’s Greatest for this week’s Wayback Wednesday feature.

Let’s take a look back…way back…

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The Friday Five: 5 Best Basketball Game Cover Players

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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

In last week’s Friday Five, I talked about five players who suffered from the proverbial “cover curse” after gracing the covers of various basketball video games. It was definitely a fun topic to talk about, and I was reminded of one or two other “cursed” players in the comments section. If you can think of any other players who were hit by misfortune after appearing on the cover of a basketball game, be sure to check out last week’s article, and let me know.

I’m looking on the bright side this week, as I’m offering up a list of who I believe to be the best basketball video game cover players that we’ve had so far. I’ve made these picks according to a few factors: magnitude of stardom, their level of success around the time they appeared on the cover, and yes, there’s some personal bias in there as well. So, without any further ado, I present my choices for the five best basketball video game cover players!

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The Friday Five: 5 More Basketball Video Game Easter Eggs

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

It’s been a couple of years since I compiled a list of some of the cool things that we’ve found while playing basketball video games, as well as poking around in their files. Seeing as though Easter is upon us once again, I thought it’d only be appropriate to take a look at five more Easter Eggs that we’ve discovered over the years.

Secrets and Easter Eggs definitely add fun to video games, rewarding us for exploring every nook and cranny of the game world, going off the beaten track and trying something outlandish, or on a more meta level, hunting through the game’s data files. Sports games aren’t necessarily jam packed with them – or at least, their Easter Eggs aren’t usually as wild, wacky, or creative as other game genres – but there’s usually something interesting to find, be it dummied out content, leftover files, or something completely unexpected. Let’s take a look at another five basketball video game Easter Eggs that you may or may not be aware of.

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Ultimate Base Roster V63 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

Following on from yesterday’s release for NBA 2K14, a new version (V63) of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 is available to download now. Produced by HAWK23 and updated by ajmacbl, it contains updated 2014/2015 season rosters. An overview of the key features is as follows:

  • We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  • Includes updated UBR Association V63 Roster with 2014 rookies and accurate transactions as of 11/1/14 (courtesy ajmacbl) [Note: The UltimateBaseRoster was not updated – only the association file]
  • Added updated coaches and arena names to the UBR Association V63 file
  • Added 2014 rookie cyberfaces (and other new ones that were converted from 2K14)
  • Added 100’s of new portraits (2014 Rookies + Many Others)
  • Added new Hornets logo, floor, jerseys, and stadium
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations for the UBR Association file up to date as of November 1, 2014

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 here! For more previews, information and support, please see the release thread. You can also Like UBR on Facebook.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

We don’t get as many uploads for NBA 2K12 these days, but we do have a new addition today from Laker_24_Kobe: a custom title screen, featuring Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James. You can pick it up at the link below!

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Shaq & LeBron Title Screen

Ultimate Base Roster V62 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

It’s been a while since the last release, but a new version (V62) of HAWK23 and company’s Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 is now available. The new release includes updated 2014/2015 offseason rosters, created by ajmacbl. A complete overview of the key features is as follows:

  •  We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  •  Includes updated UBR Association V62 Roster with 2014 rookies and accurate transactions (courtesy ajmacbl) [Note: The UltimateBaseRoster was not updated – only the Association file]
  • Added updated coaches and arena names to the UBR Association V62 file
  • Added 2014 rookie cyberfaces (and other new ones that were converted from 2K14)
  • Added 100’s of new portraits (2014 Rookies + Many Others)
  • Added new Hornets logo, floor, jerseys, and stadium
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations for the UBR Association file up to date as of August 2, 2014.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 here! For more previews, information and support, please see the release thread. You can also Like UBR on Facebook.

NBA 2K Cyberface Tutorial by R4zoR

If you’ve been wondering how to make high quality face updates for the NBA 2K series, wonder no longer! R4zoR has posted an in-depth tutorial explaining the process, along with a resource pack for Blender and Photoshop. You can check out the tutorial here and download the pack here; a huge thanks once again to R4zoR for his efforts, and willingness to share his knowledge with the modding community!

As a general reminder, we’re always keen to expand our resources for new people who wish to try their hand at patching NBA Live and NBA 2K, so if you’re an experienced modder we would greatly appreciate your assistance in creating tutorials and resources. Feel free to post any guides in the Forum, upload any template and resource packs to the Downloads section, and of course, create articles in our Wiki.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

We’ve got a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K12 PC today: the Charlotte Hornets’ new jerseys, and a pack of basketball updates. Pick them both up at the links below!

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2014-2015 Charlotte Hornets Mod

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NBA Basketball Updates

Dumb Fact Monday: Obama in NBA 2K Games

This is Dumb Fact Monday, serving up random facts about basketball video games that you may or may not find interesting.

President Obama showing up in NBA 2K video games is something, I at least hope, most of us know about. 2K Sports touted his cameo when he debuted NBA 2K11’s Association Mode, showing up in a series of photo-op images with that year’s virtual NBA Champions. It is a great presentation addition, even if he continues to show up years after 2016. Since those photo-ops are rendered in-game, that means Obama has a cyberface file on-disc, which of course begs for unofficial mods, and even Obama getting into coaching with a bug in NBA 2K12.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

We have just one new file for NBA 2K12 PC today, an old school custom soundtrack by Erchamion. Download it at the link below.

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Old School Jukebox

Ultimate Base Roster V61 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have released V61 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 PC. The latest version of UBR includes updated rosters for the 2013/2014 season and 44 full season mods in total. A full rundown of the major updates in V61 is as follows:

  • We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  • Includes a “UBRV61 Association.ros” roster file which strips out all of the retro teams for those of you who just want the updated roster with flawless Season/Franchise mode. Don’t worry the normal Ultimate Base Roster V61 with all the retros is still there too.
  • Added 15+ new cyberfaces spread across all season mods
  • Added 8+ new portraits spread across all season mods
  • Tweaked ALL Season Mods for updates such as skin color, ratings, player additions, cyberface assignments, and age updates. We now have 44 full season mods, the ABA mod, the All-Legends mod, All-Star mod, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s Ultimate Basketball mods, and the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR) all compatible without affecting regular NBA2K12 files and they all work in season/association.
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations up to date as of December 1, 2013.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster here! For more previews, information and support, please see the release thread.

Ultimate Base Roster V60 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have just released V60 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12, featuring 44 full season mods and the latest 2013/2014 season rosters. If you’re still playing NBA 2K12, you’ll definitely want to pick it up ASAP. Key features of the latest release are as follows:

  • We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  • Includes a “UBRV60 Association.ros” roster file which strips out all of the retro teams for those of you who just want the updated roster with flawless Season/Franchise mode. Don’t worry the normal Ultimate Base Roster V60with all the retros is still there too.
  • Added new versions of the 94, 95, 2004, 2012, and 2013 Mods
  • Added the 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, and 2004 USA Teams into the UBR roster file
  • Added 8 new logos (Team Shaq, Team Chuck, 94 Rookie Phenoms, 94 Rookie Sensations, 95 Rookie Green Team, 95 Rookie White Team, Rookie East, Rookie West)
  • Added 25+ new cyberfaces spread across all season mods
  • Added 30+ new portraits spread across all season mods
  • Added 8 new jerseys for current 2013-2014 NBA teams
  • Added 5 new courts for current 2013-2014 NBA teams
  • Tweaked ALL Season Mods for updates such as skin color, ratings, player additions, cyberface assignments, and age updates. We now have 44 full season mods, the ABA mod, the All-Legends mod, All-Star mod, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s Ultimate Basketball mods, and the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR) all compatible without affecting regular NBA2K12 files and they all work in season/association.
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations up to date as of November 30, 2013.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster here! For additional previews, support and information on future developments, be sure to check out the release thread here.

Ultimate Base Roster V59 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have released V59 of the Ultimate Base Roster, featuring 44 complete season mods and the latest rosters for the 2013/2014 season. Key features of V59 are as follows:

  • We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  • Includes a “UBRV59 Association.ros” roster file which strips out all of the retro teams for those of you who just want the updated roster with flawless Season/Franchise mode. Don’t worry the normal Ultimate Base Roster V59 with all the retros is still there too.
  • Added accurate assistant coaches to the current teams
  • Added 7 new logos to supplement the 70’s Mods (also added new 13-14 Suns logo)
  • Updated new versions of Season Mods that better reflect accurate rookie/sophomore teams (1994-2013)
  • Tweaked ALL Season Mods for updates such as skin color, ratings, player additions, cyberface assignments, and age updates. We now have 44 full season mods, the ABA mod, the All-Legends mod, All-Star mod, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s Ultimate Basketball mods, and the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR) all compatible without affecting regular NBA2K12 files and they all work in season/association.
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations up to date as of November 10, 2013.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster here! For more information, previews and support, see the release thread here in the NBA 2K12 Forum.

Ultimate Base Roster V58 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

HAWK23 has returned with a new version of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 PC! The new release, V58, contains an amazing 44 complete season mods, including current 2013/2014 rosters updated through November 3rd, 2013. A rundown of the key features of UBR V58 is as follows:

  • We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  • Added 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, and Ult. 70s Basketball Roster Mods
  • Includes a “UBRV58 Association.ros” roster file which strips out all of the retro teams for those of you who just want the updated roster with flawless Season/Franchise mode. Don’t worry the normal Ultimate Base Roster V58 with all the retros is still there too.
  • Added the 12-13 Heat and 12-13 Spurs to the Ultimate Base Roster
  • Added 70+ new/improved cyberfaces for the 13-14 rookies (many converted from 2K14)
  • Added a few updated Draft Classes including Version 2 of the 2014 Draft Class
  • Tweaked ALL Season Mods for updates such as skin color, ratings, player additions, cyberface assignments, and age updates. We now have 44 full season mods, the ABA mod, the All-Legends mod, All-Star mod, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s Ultimate Basketball mods, and the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR) all compatible without affecting regular NBA2K12 files and they all work in season/association.
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations up to date as of November 3, 2013.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster here! For additional information, previews and support, check out the release thread in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum.

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