NBA Live 13

Interview with NBA Live 13 Developer Scott O’Gallagher (Operation Sports)

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The guys over at Operation Sports have posted an interview with Scott O’Gallagher, who recently joined the NBA Live 13 Development Team at EA Tiburon. The interview doesn’t provide any new information on the game itself but offers a good opportunity to get to know Scott, a former professional basketball player and a member of the NBA Live Advisory Council before accepting his current role at EA Sports.

Check it out here, follow Scott here on Twitter and join in the discussion in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum! Stay tuned for more information on NBA Live 13, which should be coming very soon.

New NBA Live 13 Fan Trailer: “360 Flashback”; News Coming Soon

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More news and information on NBA Live 13 should be right around the corner and we’ll be bringing it to you right here on the NLSC. We’re also looking forward to bringing you some exclusives in the form of Q&As and the like, in the lead up to the release of the game.

In the meantime, I’ve put together another fan trailer in anticipation of NBA Live 13’s release, titled “360 Flashback”. This time I’m highlighting the Xbox 360 versions of NBA Live 06 through NBA Live 10, accompanied by “Another Victory” by Mobb Deep from the NBA Live 2004 soundtrack. I hope you like it, check it out below and add your thoughts in the comments as well as in this Forum thread. A big thanks once again to JaoSming, who provided the clips courtesy of his fancy new capture device!

Alternatively, you can watch it here on our YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video. While you’re there, don’t forget to rate, comment and subscribe! Also be sure to check out JaoSming’s channel here for a whole bunch of great videos of NBA Live, NBA 2K, NBA Street and more.

New NBA Live 13 Info: “What You Didn’t Know” (HipHopGamer)

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A new video preview of NBA Live 13 has been posted over at HipHopGamer, offering a follow-up to their E3 2012 coverage with a few more tidbits about this year’s game. The preview reiterates that the build used for the E3 demonstration was early pre-alpha, acknowledging that it lacked polish but asserting that we can expect the final product to be much better than what was shown.

It also makes a point of talking about some aspects of the game revealed during the demonstration that haven’t been getting a lot of press, such as spacing and team synergy. Check out the preview below or watch it here over on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 13 section of our Forum.

NBA Live 13 Rookie Ratings Video – Full First Round

Dion Waiters - 76 Overall Rating in NBA Live 13

As the overall ratings for the entire first round of draftees in NBA Live 13 have now been revealed, I thought I’d whip up another quick video using the images provided by the official NBA Live Facebook page. This time, the images are accompanied by “Game Time” by Clipse, also from the NBA Live 2004 soundtrack.

Watch the video below or check it out here over on YouTube if you can’t see it embedded in this post. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe! We’ll be posting videos for NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13 throughout the preview season.

Full List of Overall Ratings for First Round Rookies in NBA Live 13

Bradley Beal - 76 Overall Rating in NBA Live 13

EA Sports have revealed the overall ratings in NBA Live 13 for the remaining nine first round picks of the 2012 NBA Draft. Perry Jones III, taken 28th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder, has the highest overall of the newly revealed players with a rating of 74. Miles Plumlee, picked by the Indiana Pacers at number 26, has the lowest overall rating of all first round rookies with 61.

See below for the updated list of overall ratings for the entire first round. What are your thoughts on the overall ratings for the first round draftees now that they’ve all been revealed? Have your say in the comments below and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum!

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NBA Live 13 Rookie Ratings Video

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - 78 Overall Rating in NBA Live 13

I’ve put together a video recapping the overall ratings for the top 21 picks in NBA Live 13, as revealed via the official NBA Live Twitter during the 2012 NBA Draft. The video uses the screen captures that were Tweeted as each player was picked, with the exception of Evan Fournier who didn’t receive one. For your listening enjoyment, the images are accompanied by “I’m The Greatest Player” by Lil’ Flip, from the NBA Live 2004 soundtrack.

Watch it below or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video; while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe! EA Sports will be revealing the overall ratings for the entire first round of the 2012 NBA Draft very soon on the official NBA Live Facebook page.

Rookie Overall Ratings in NBA Live 13

Anthony Davis - 80 Overall Rating in NBA Live 13

During the course of the 2012 NBA Draft, EA Sports revealed the overall ratings for the top 21 selections as they were announced. First overall pick Anthony Davis will not surprisingly be the highest rated rookie in NBA Live 13 at 80 overall, while 20th overall selection Evan Fournier was the lowest rated of the players revealed with an overall of 68. The other 19 picks range from 70-78 overall.

See below for a full list of overall ratings revealed during the Draft. Feel free to add your comments below, or sound off in this thread in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NBA Live 13 Developer Video Interview (HipHopGamerShow)

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HipHopGamerShow has posted a video interview with NBA Live 13 producer Daniel Castorani, conducted at E3 2012. The interview touches upon subjects such as canned animations vs full control, breaking out of moves and animations, the renewed deal with Synergy Sports, signature moves and signals, and playbooks.

Watch it below or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Feel free to have your say in the comments section below and join in the rest of the discussion in our NBA Live 13 Forum. Thanks to 22cedric for the heads up!

The Future of NBA Video Games (MyNBALivePad.com)

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Corey of MyNBALivePad.com has posted a very interesting feature article titled “The Future of NBA Video Games”, which you can check out here. The article examines aspects of basketball video games that Corey feels haven’t been perfected in any title as yet, things that need to be done to take basketball games to the next level as we move forward.

It’s definitely a great read and the kind of stuff that bears mentioning in future Wishlists, so be sure to give it a look and give Corey some feedback. Don’t forget to join in the discussion of what you’re hoping to see from this year’s games in the NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13 sections of the NLSC Forum.

NBA Live 13: Getting back on the court (SportsBusinessDaily)

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SportsBusinessDaily.com has posted a preview of NBA Live 13, which you can check out here. The article doesn’t contain too much in the way of new info but provides a fairly comprehensive recap of the last couple of years, from the cancellation of NBA Elite 11 through to NBA Live 13’s demonstration at E3 2012. It also covers some of the key info on the game that we’ve received so far and includes a few developer quotes.

Check it out and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum. Thanks to 22cedric for the heads up.

New Addition to the NBA Live 13 Development Team Announced

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EA Sports have revealed via Da_Czar’s SimNation Radio podcast that NBA Live Advisory Council member, owner of OGSports.com and former professional basketball player Scott O’Gallagher will be joining the NBA Live 13 development team. The latest episode of SimNation Radio also features some comments on the ANT animation technology and ESPN integration in this year’s game.

Congratulations and best wishes to Scott on this new career opportunity! You can follow Scott here on Twitter, comment on the announcement below and join in the rest of the discussion on NBA Live 13 here in the NLSC Forum.

Details on NBA Live 13’s Playmaker Engine (Shacknews)

NBA Live 13 - Baron Davis Close Up

A preview of NBA Live 13 has been posted over at Shacknews, providing some details on the new Playmaker Engine and Basketball IQ in this year’s game. It notably mentions the AI’s ability to adapt as the game and season progresses, with situational awareness and recognition of tendencies allowing it to make strategic adjustments. The data will come straight from real NBA games, as per EA Sports’ renewed deal with Synergy Sports.

The article also touches upon the ANT animation technology that has been borrowed from the NHL and FIFA series, responsive controls and the ability to break out of animations. Give it a read and tell us what you think of these features in the comments below, as well as this thread in the NBA Live 13 section of the Forum. Thanks to 22cedric for the heads up.

Opening tip: NBA Live 13 vs. NBA 2K13 (Game Hunters)

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USAToday.com’s Brett Molina has posted a Game Hunters feature with impressions of NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13, taken from their demonstrations at E3 2012. The preview notably offers a more positive take on the animations in NBA Live 13 compared to some of the other reports coming out of E3, describing them as being “more natural”. It also praises the detail of player faces and provides a rundown of what we’ve been told about the game so far.

On the NBA 2K13 side of things, Molina describes the game as “looking as sharp as previous versions” and “smooth, just like its predecessors”. The preview also notes the developers’ commitment to improving the defensive game and the much talked about Guitar Hero-like controls in the new dunk contest.

Which game are you looking at getting, or will you be getting both? Or, will you be skipping this year entirely? Have your say in the comments section below and don’t forget to keep it locked to the NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13 sections of the NLSC Forum for the latest discussion.

NBA Live 13 Preview (Worthplaying)

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Continuing our round-up of NBA Live 13 previews coming out of E3 2012, Worthplaying have posted their rundown of this year’s game which you can check out here. The article doesn’t provide any impressions of the build that was on display, but does give an overview of the key points that have been announced at this time such as ANT technology, changes to post play, the renewed deal with Synergy Sports and teams adapting their playcalling to the user’s strategy.

As always, we invite you to post your thoughts in the comments below and join in the latest discussion in the NBA Live 13 section of our Forum.

NBA Live 13 Official Site Updated: Features, Platforms, Release Date

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The official NBA Live 13 website has been updated with a preliminary list of features. The page currently mentions points such as the game being driven by “Basketball IQ” (possibly the evolution of the Dynamic DNA concept), an all-new Playmaker Engine and world-class animation technology under the heading of “Smart Spectacular Gameplay”. Under “Connecting Experiences”, it mentions “all-new online features that will keep players connected and competing all year long”. Finally, features such as the full ESPN broadcast package and photorealistic faces are mentioned under “Authentic NBA Presentation”.

The release date of October 2nd is also confirmed, which isn’t a surprise as the date had already been confirmed for NBA 2K13 and the games have generally hit shelves on the same day. The official site also lists the platforms that the game will be available on and unfortunately it seems we have confirmation of another console only release, as only the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are listed.

What do you make of the latest info? Sound off below in the comments and in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum.