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The Friday Five: 5 Improvements Needed for MyCAREER

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! For the uninitiated, this is a new weekly feature appearing every Friday, discussing five items of interest in list/countdown format. Topics you can expect to see covered include issues related to basketball video games, goings on in the real NBA and other subjects of interest to our community.

This week, I’m counting down the five improvements that I believe are needed in NBA 2K’s MyCAREER mode. Although I’m traditionally more of a Dynasty and Association enthusiast, over the past couple of years I’ve been drawn in by My Player/MyCAREER and enjoyed it immensely. However, there are a couple of bothersome issues that detract from the experience, so these are the things that I’d most like to see addressed for MyCAREER in NBA 2K14 and beyond.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Want some new updates for NBA 2K13? We’ve got you covered as our community continues to pump out high quality mods. In addition to a new version of Leftos’ always expanding and improving Roster Editor, today’s new and updated files include faces, courts and arenas, backboards, jerseys and our first custom team add-on. See below for all the download links!

NBA 2K13 Roster Editor (Updated to v0.16.1.1)

Patrick Beverley Face (Updated to v2.0)

Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Updated to v2.0)
Real Backboard 3D Structure (Updated to v3.0)
Verizon Center (Updated to v2.0)

UJP Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey
UJP Indiana Pacers Jersey
UJP Dallas Mavericks Jersey

TD Garden HD


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NBA 2K13 All-Star Weekend DLC Out Today

The All-Star Weekend DLC for NBA 2K13 that was originally only available to gamers who pre-ordered the game or purchased the Dynasty Edition pack is being made available to all Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users today. The content is already available for 400 Microsoft Points in the Xbox Live Marketplace and will be available in the PlayStation Network Store by the end of the day at a cost of $4.99.

Although 2K Sports shied away from confirming it at the time, it had been speculated that the All-Star Weekend content would eventually be made available as DLC for all users from the moment it was announced. As previously noted, the content will not be made available for the PC version.

Will you be picking up the All-Star Weekend DLC? Let us know in the comments below and join in the discussion here in the Forum.

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NBA 2K13 All-Star Weekend to be released as DLC

The All-Star Weekend add-on content for NBA 2K13 that was a pre-order bonus will be released as DLC tomorrow for $4.99 or 400 Microsoft Points. Available for the Xbox 360 via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network, it includes events such as the Dunk Contest and the 3-Point Shootout, which will also be playable in MyCAREER and Association.

We’re all really excited about this. At least I know I am.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #12

The NLSC Podcast is back with episode number twelve! Leftos and I are your hosts once again and after a brief catch-up following the holiday season, we get down to discussing the latest news and rumours surrounding NBA Live and NBA 2K, some community news and notes and the latest goings on in the real NBA. A quick overview of Episode #12 is as follows:

  • We’re back! We both had a nice holiday break, we hope you did too.
  • Arcane has stepped down from the NLSC Team and his post as a moderator on the official forums; we thank him for his contributions and wish him well.
  • Leftos provides an update on his latest tools for NBA 2K13 and the Stats Tracker for NBA 2K12.
  • NBA 2K13 received two new rosters last week, opinion is still generally lukewarm at best.
  • EA Sports are ending online support for NBA Live 10 and the 2010 reboot of NBA Jam. We ponder whether it means anything for NBA Live 14 and once again speculate a little on the next game.
  • We move on to this week’s feature discussion, the Royce White saga in Houston.
  • A few other NBA related topics are discussed.
  • I close the show by forgetting our Twitter handle. (Hey, it’s not like I maintain it or anything…)

Click the Play button below to listen to this week’s episode!

We’re glad to be back and looking forward to continuing to bring you a new episode each week throughout 2013. We hope you enjoy the latest episode, please feel free to add your comments below or in this thread in the Forum. You can also continue to discuss the situation with Royce White here in our NBA & Basketball Talk section.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Get your game up to date and mod the rosters yourself with today’s file additions for NBA 2K13! Today’s additions include the latest version of Leftos’ Roster Editor, a pack of faces for Slimm44’s very detailed and popular current roster, some individual face updates, a new portrait pack, custom Draft Classes and a TNT scoreboard. Please see below for all the download links!

NBA 2K13 Roster Editor (Updated to v0.15.2)

Cyberface Pack for Slimm44’s 2K13 Roster

Daninoz Portraits (Updated to v2.5)

Jrue Holiday Face
Evan Turner Face

Patrick Beverley Face
Ndudi Ebi Face (Updated to v2.0)

TNT 2K13 Scoreboard

Egodynasty08’s Draft Class 2013 with CyberFaces {Released 1/6/13}
Egodynasty08’s Draft Class 2014 with CyberFaces {Released 1/6/13}

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January 5th Official Roster for NBA 2K13 Released

This week’s second official roster update for NBA 2K13 has come through, featuring lineups updated through January 5th, 2013. As per the NBA 2K Insider, the latest rosters include some ratings boosts for Larry Sanders, Nikola Vucevic, Greivis Vasquez, Paul George, J.R. Smith, Danilo Gallinari, James Harden, David Lee, Stephen Curry and Marcus Morris. However, Avery Johnson is notably still coaching the Brooklyn Nets in the latest update.

The new rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U is connected to the Internet. If you’re playing on PC and would like to update your game manually, I’ve added the latest roster and online data files to our manual update pack, which you can download here.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Here is the first batch of file additions for NBA 2K13 for 2013! Our modding community has remained busy over the holiday season, with today’s new and updated files including the latest version of Leftos’ Roster Editor, several faces, real and fictional courts, a portrait pack, current and retro rosters, a 2010 Draft Class, an updated global and a missing players list. See below for all the download links.

In just over three months, we already have 443 files for NBA 2K13, almost 60% of the number of files we have for NBA 2K12 in over a year. As always, a huge thanks to everyone who continues to use our upload facilities as we aim to build the best and largest collection of NBA 2K13 files on the Internet. For more info on how to use our upload facilities, please see this video tutorial by JaoSming.

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January 3rd Official Roster Update for NBA 2K13 Released

As promised in Tweets by the NBA 2K Insider and Ronnie 2K yesterday, we have received a new official roster update for NBA 2K13 which features lineups accurate as of January 3rd, 2013. The latest roster thankfully contains updates to the injury status of several players including Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Eric Gordon and Amar’e Stoudemire.

The new roster will come through as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U is connected to the Internet. PC users may alternatively choose to manually update their game using this pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

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NCAA 2K13 v1.0 Released for NBA 2K13 PC

Only a couple months after the initial release, version 1.0 of the NCAA 2K13 total conversion mod for NBA 2K13 PC has been released! The mod still has the same 30 NCAA teams as before, but this version has all the courts previously released in quiet updates, basic appearances for all players by basketball110 and ratings & tendencies done by johnbuckeyefan.

This will probably be the final update from myself with the NCAA/College Hoops mod for NBA 2K13. With the REDitor releasing soon, Behindshadows will take over leadership and development of the mod while he and the rest of the College Hoops 2K11/2K12 crew use this mod as a base for a more accurate representation of the NCAA. Be sure to keep an eye out for that.

For now, you can check out the released version of the NCAA 2K13 mod in the NLSC Downloads Database, as well as the official Release Forum Thread if you want to say thanks to the guys for their hard work or if you have any issues or questions.  If you click Read More, you can check out my Video Review of the mod. Enjoy!

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Here is the last batch of NBA 2K13 file additions for 2012! Our community has been doing some fantastic work in the three months that the game has been out as we have 435 files for the game in our database as of this post, already more than half the number of files for NBA 2K12. See below for all the download links for today’s new and updated files, which include a custom Draft Class, faces, arm texture fixes, current rosters, courts/arenas, portraits and scoreboards. A big thanks once again to all our contributors, please keep it coming in 2013!

Draft Class 2008

Black Arm Fix Pack 12
Karl Malone Bald Black Arm Fix

Vince Carter Rookie Face
Blake Griffin With Afro & Beard
Richard Hamilton Face With Braids 2003

5 Player Pack Update by R4zoR

Staples Center – LA Clippers HD
Pepsi Center

Target Center (Updated to v2.0)
United Center (Updated to v2.0)

Med’s Ultimate Roster (Updated to v0.7)

ESPN & TNT Scoreboards

Daninoz Portraits

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NBA 2K13 Now Available on Xbox Live Games on Demand

If you’re interested in picking up NBA 2K13 for the Xbox 360 but don’t feel like heading out to the store to pick up a physical copy, good news! The game is now available on Xbox Live Games on Demand at a cost of $59.99, with a download size of 7.76 GB. More info on the On Demand version and other NBA 2K13 content available through Xbox Live can be found here.

While the Xbox 360 version does not offer the same modding capabilities as the PC version, it utilises Virtual Currency, includes features that were ultimately stripped from the PC version and has already received the official patch with gameplay and game mode fixes. You won’t get the All-Star Weekend DLC unless you pre-ordered the game or pick up the Dynasty Edition, however it remains to be seen whether or not the content will be released as a standalone purchase through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, possibly around the time of the actual 2013 All-Star Weekend in Houston.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Start off your weekend of NBA 2K13 gaming with some new updates from our talented modding community! Today we have an arm texture fix for P.J. Carlesimo, new interim head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, along with a new pack of converted faces, an update to the Denver Nuggets’ Pepsi Center and a new face for Tobias Harris. Pick them all up at the links below.

Coach PJ Carlesimo Black Arm Fix
2K11 to 2K13 Conversion – Pack 13

Pepsi Center (Updated to v2.0)

Tobias Harris Face

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

Spending some quality time with NBA 2K13 PC over the holidays? So is our modding community, which has produced several new and updated files for the game over the past 24 hours. Today’s additions include a new version of Leftos’ NBA 2K13 Roster Editor, a new ultimate global update, several faces, an updated Winter jerseys pack and some courts/arenas. See below for all the download links.

NBA 2K13 Roster Editor (v0.15.1.2)

Ultimate Roster Global – With SJ1414’s AC3 Shadow Mod

Tha King
Jersey Roster (12/27/12) (Updated to v6.0)
Winter Court Jersey Pack (Updated to v2.0)

Christmas Face Pack

Darius Morris Face (2K12 to 2K13 Conversion)
James Yap Face (2K12 to 2K13 Conversion)

Toyota Center

Los Angeles Lakers Court

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Code for “The Sprite Effect” in NBA 2K13

2K Sports in conjunction with Sprite have released a new video promoting a code for “The Sprite Effect” in NBA 2K13, which features LeBron James taking on…LeBron James. Enter the code spriteeffect in NBA 2K13’s Codes menu to activate an automatic +3 boost to your MyPLAYER’s ballhandling abilities.

You can watch the promo below or check it out here on our YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video. Will you be using the code, or do you feel that a minor boost is still too much of a cheat? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and be sure to join in all of the NBA 2K13 discussion that’s taking place here in the NLSC Forum.

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