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NLSC Podcast – Episode #113

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After yet another brief hiatus last week, we’re looking to resume our regular broadcasts starting with Episode #113 of the NLSC Podcast! Join Arcane and myself as we catch up on all the latest NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news, discuss what’s going on in the NBA right now, and even get a little nostalgic. This week’s topics include:

  • Patch #4 for NBA 2K15 is finally out on Xbox One. Since we’ve had the patch since March 12th, we offer up some overdue impressions.
  • We also give our latest thoughts on NBA Live 15 following all of its patches, and catch up on some other NBA Live and NBA 2K news.
  • The official website of the Phoenix Suns recently ran retrospectives on NBA Live 95 and NBA Jam. We react to their Live vs. Jam debate, and provide our own perspective and recollections.
  • It’s been 20 years since Michael Jordan declared “I’m Back”. We discuss a special project for NBA Live 2005-08 PC that’s somewhat related to the occasion.
  • What are our three favourite Michael Jordan games?
  • Steve Nash has announced his retirement, leading us to reflect on his career.
  • With Kevin Durant out for the season, Russell Westbrook keeps putting up big numbers. Will he win the scoring race with James Harden?
  • We mention a couple of interesting tidbits concerning the Los Angeles Lakers: one a dubious distinction, the other a somewhat surprising fact.
  • As the Spurs make history with their sixteenth consecutive 50+ win season, we reflect on their success in the past couple of decades.
  • We wrap up the show with some interesting features of the PlayStation 4, and some more Michael Jordan trivia.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #112

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Following another brief hiatus, Arcane and I are back with Episode #112 of the NLSC Podcast! In this week’s show, we catch up on all the latest NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news, speculate a little on NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16, and of course, chat about what’s going on in the NBA.

  • In addition to scanning current NBA player faces for next year’s game, EA Sports also brought Patrick Ewing into the studio. Will this mean better Legends faces in NBA Live 16?
  • We recap the latest content updates for NBA Live 15, including the third patch. Impressions to follow next week.
  • A fourth official patch has also been pushed through for NBA 2K15, along with new content. We’ll also have more thoughts on that in upcoming episodes.
  • We talk a little about some recent experiences with the games, as well as couple of feature articles on the NLSC.
  • Who do we think will be on the covers of NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16?
  • This week’s NBA discussion includes Russell Westbrook’s string of triple doubles, Kyrie Irving’s big game, the 2015 Playoffs race, and more injury talk.
  • The late Leonard Nimoy left us with a perfect sentiment to close the show on.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #111

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Episode #111 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss a wild NBA trade deadline, some devastating news for our favourite teams, and a few basketball video game topics.

  • Post-trade deadline rosters have been pushed through for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, but unfortunately the current NBA Live 15 roster contains a few errors.
  • All-Star and Chinese New Year content is currently available in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team.
  • We’ve been collecting some great feedback for our NBA Live 16 Wishlist. We ask the community to please keep it coming!
  • Could another developer feasibly throw their hat into the ring with an NBA game? We discuss who could possibly do it, and consider the challenges they’d likely face.
  • A record 37 players were traded at this year’s deadline. We run down all of the deals, and give our thoughts on each.
  • Chris Bosh is out for the season, as is Derrick Rose…again. As you may have guessed, we’re not thrilled.
  • Daniel Orton finds a creative way to get kicked out of the PBA.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #110

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Episode #110 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Last week, Arcane and I made our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, so this week, we’re following up on our picks and giving our thoughts on everything that went down. As always, we also cover the latest in basketball video gaming news.

  • NBA Live 15 received two roster updates over the past week, as well as a content update which included the All-Star court and jerseys, and over 100 bug fixes.
  • NBA 2K15 PC was Free to Play on Steam over the weekend, and available to buy at a 50% discount.
  • Some recent eBay purchases lead to another discussion about retro basketball gaming.
  • Amar’e Stoudemire will reportedly be bought out by the Knicks, and will likely sign with the Mavericks. We consider what kind of impact he might have.
  • As you may have expected, we didn’t do so well on our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend. Nevertheless, we give our thoughts on all of the events.
  • Do today’s players need a bit more of a competitive edge, or even somewhat of a dislike for each other?
  • Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks get burned by Not Bill Walton on Twitter, again.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #109

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Tune in to Episode #109 of the NLSC Podcast for the latest basketball video game and NBA discussion! This week, Arcane and I talk Wishlists for NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16, catch up on the week in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news, and make our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend.

  • Our official Wishlist thread for NBA Live 16 is now open, and the NBA 2K16 thread will soon follow. We discuss the benefits of Wishlists, and the best ways to provide feedback.
  • This week’s content updates include new Legends in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team, and new uniforms and Black History Month shoes in NBA 2K15.
  • We admire TGsoGood’s custom NBA 2K14 PC trading cards, which were created using the Ultimate Base Roster.
  • As we reflect on our recent basketball gaming experiences, we discuss what it’s like to go back and play an older game, and why we sometimes take breaks from playing basketball games.
  • We successfully jinxed the Atlanta Hawks’ winning streak with last week’s show. This week, we try to jinx a potential NBA Finals match-up by talking about the Hawks and the Golden State Warriors.
  • Our discussion on the Hawks’ starting five being named Eastern Conference Player of the Month leads to us giving some opinions on possible changes to the All-Star rosters and Playoffs format.
  • Because we’re so good at them, we make our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend.
  • We end the show by revisiting the Hawks/Warriors discussion, and throw out some trivia regarding Aussies in the NBA.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #108

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It’s a little later than usual this week as we wanted to wait until the All-Star reserves had been announced before we recorded, but Episode #108 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we chat about the latest news in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 gaming, All-Star snubs, and more. Also featuring Fallout and Back to the Future references, along with a guest appearance by some bats.

  • Congratulations to mp3, winner of our NBA Live 15 PS4 giveaway!
  • We recap the week in NBA Live 15 content updates, from new rosters to the latest Ultimate Team Legends.
  • Hassan Whiteside is now 77 overall in NBA 2K15, but his emergence needs a fancy name to truly be the next Linsanity.
  • We give our thoughts on this year’s All-Star jerseys, which along with this year’s All-Star court, are now available in NBA 2K15.
  • More users have been uploading their work for NBA 2K15 PC. Please keep it coming!
  • The NBA All-Star starters and reserves have now been announced. Who are the biggest snubs?
  • We celebrate the fact that the traditional dunk contest is back. Now, about those props…
  • Will we see some records broken by this year’s field of three-point shootout contestants?
  • We’re coming around to the USA vs. The World format for the Rising Stars Challenge.
  • The Atlanta Hawks continue to pick up Ws, on the court and in their Twitter name. The Cleveland Cavaliers are also on a roll.
  • We wrap up Episode #108 with a few other stories from around the league, including the up and down play of the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat’s fortunes, Kobe Bryant’s surgery, and NBA team Twitter wars.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #107

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Episode #107 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane and I are your hosts this week, as we catch up on the latest news, start our Wishlists for this year’s games, and discuss the past week in the NBA.

  • We recap the latest content updates for NBA Live 15, which include new rosters and Ultimate Team Legends.
  • Da_Czar has posted another NBA 2K15 play improvements video, this time focusing on handoff plays.
  • In a bizarre turn of events, we’ve both released updates for NBA Live 08!
  • Since it’s a while before NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16 news starts coming out, we begin our Wishlists.
  • Which features would we take from NBA 2K, and put into NBA Live? Which NBA Live features would we add to NBA 2K?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, both of our favourite teams are struggling. Clearly, we jinxed them.
  • The Rising Stars Challenge is adopting a USA vs The World concept. Do we like that change?
  • Potential participants for this year’s dunk contest have been revealed…but does it matter, if the format is the same as last year?
  • Brandon Jennings has registered the first 20+ point, 20+ assist game since Steve Nash in 2009. Meanwhile, the Playoffs are actually looking like a realistic goal for the Pistons.
  • The Knicks have finally won again. In fact, they have a winning streak going!
  • Shawn Marion has announced his retirement at the end of the season. Will Kobe Bryant join him?
  • Will Ferrell films a movie at a Pelicans game, and Not Bill Walton provides us with another gem to end the episode.

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Mailbag & Topic Submissions for Episode #107 of the NLSC Podcast

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We’ll be recording Episode #107 of the NLSC Podcast within the next couple of days, so I wanted to put out one last call for any mailbag submissions or topic suggestions before we do so.

It’s been a bit of a slow week as far as basketball gaming news goes, as we’re in that period where we’re a few months past the release of the latest games and have covered them in-depth, but still a few months out from having news and details on the upcoming games to discuss and speculate upon.

As such, if you have any topics you’d like us to discuss, or questions you’d like us to answer – be they about NBA Live, NBA 2K, the real NBA, or something else to do with basketball or basketball gaming – feel free to hit us up in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #106

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We’re back! A new season of the NLSC Podcast tips off with Episode #106, hosted by Arcane and myself. In this episode, we recap the news since the final show of 2014, and discuss some topics suggested by members of the community.

  • We open the show with a rundown of all the NBA Live 15 news since Episode #105, including the latest roster updates, the second title update, Ultimate Team content, and our giveaway.
  • The Android version of NBA Jam has received another roster update, along with new audio provided by Tim Kitzrow. Boom-shaka-laka!
  • NBA 2K15 news items include the third title update (now available everywhere), Arcane’s shoe glitch workaround, a new video from Da_Czar, and a complete guide to earning Badges.
  • Have we gotten into some NBA 2K15 modding yet?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we discuss Kobe Bryant’s future, and whether he’ll accept a smaller role.
  • As we approach the halfway point of the NBA season, who are our top contenders? Can the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors stay on top?
  • Is LeBron James in decline, and can the Cleveland Cavaliers bounce back? We make our predictions.
  • We discuss the rumoured sale of the Atlanta Hawks, and the possibility that they could end up being the new Seattle Supersonics.
  • Cutting Josh Smith has worked out quite well for the Detroit Pistons (and not too bad for the Houston Rockets). The New York Knicks’ trade of J.R. Smith hasn’t had quite the same effect.
  • Mo Williams becomes the latest unexpected player to tally a 50+ point game.

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NLSC Podcast Returns Next Week

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We’ll be recording a new episode of the NLSC Podcast next week, for our first show of 2015. We originally intended to return this week, but I’ve been feeling a little under the weather with a cough and a sore throat, so we had to give it a miss. I’m on the mend however, and expect to be healthy (or healthy enough!) by the time we’re ready to record next week.

In the meantime, I’d like to invite you to submit any mailbag questions or topic suggestions for the next episode. We’d love to have more interaction with our listeners, and we want to make sure that we’re putting out a show that you enjoy listening to, and that we’re talking about stuff you’re interested in, so hit us up in this thread, or in the comments section below.

If you missed our most recent episode, you can tune in here. For those who are unaware, you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes. A big thanks as always to everyone who regularly listens to the Podcast; we really do enjoy recording the show for you every week, so stay tuned for more fun!

NLSC Podcast – Episode #105

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Episode #105 of the NLSC Podcast is out now, hosted by Arcane and myself. This week, we talk about the patches for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, once again reflect on realism in basketball video games, and give our thoughts on the latest NBA news and results. This will likely be our final episode for 2014, so a huge thank you to everyone has tuned in this year. Please join us again in 2015!

  • The second title update for NBA Live 15 is out now, and it’s quite a substantial patch. What are our impressions?
  • Unfortunately, the third patch for NBA 2K15 hasn’t yet arrived on Xbox One. PlayStation 4 users in PAL regions are also still waiting for it.
  • We tip our hats to 2K Sports for their very classy gesture of adding Isaiah Austin to NBA 2K15.
  • NBA 2K15 modding continues to pick up steam.
  • Following on from this week’s Tuesday Triple, we once again discuss realism in basketball video games. What are our expectations, and are we altering our approach as the games change?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we chat about the latest results. Is there a true top championship contender right now?
  • Jabari Parker is the latest rising star to go down with a serious knee injury.
  • Kobe Bryant has passed Michael Jordan for third on the all-time scoring charts. We reflect on the milestone.
  • Is Rajon Rondo heading to the Dallas Mavericks?
  • The Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs offered up an early candidate for Game of the Year.
  • We’re looking to bring back the Question of the Week, starting…now. Post your answers in the comments!
  • We close Episode #105 with a great suggestion for a last minute gift idea, and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #104

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Following a two week hiatus, the NLSC Podcast is back with Episode #104! Arcane and I are your hosts this week, as we discuss the latest NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news, what we’ve been playing lately, and the latest happenings around the NBA.

  • We’re back! We tip things off with some NBA Live 15 news, including the latest roster updates and a touching gesture.
  • Patch #3 is out for NBA 2K15 on PC and PlayStation 4. A lot of work has certainly gone into it.
  • Modding is beginning to pick up for NBA 2K15 PC, thanks to the hard work of gregkwaste.
  • We talk about our recent gaming experiences. Obviously, NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 have been in the rotation.
  • NBA 2K15 face scanning follies are discussed, along with some tips on how to get a good looking scan.
  • NBA Live 06 is still getting some love, almost ten years after its release.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers have finally won a game! Two games, in fact.
  • Golden State is red hot at the moment. How far can the Warriors go?
  • A Tweet from the NBA Meme Team provides us with some interesting fantasy lineup choices.
  • We briefly touch on MJ vs. Kobe, Part Infinity.
  • Ending as always on a lighter note, LeBron James recently violated royal protocol. We aren’t exactly mortified at the faux pas.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #103

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Episode #103 of the NLSC Podcast is available now! Arcane, Pdub, Qballer, and myself are your hosts for this episode, as we discuss the past week in basketball gaming, as well as some recent NBA topics.

  • As we open the show, it appears as though Arcane won’t be able to join us…or will he?
  • We quickly rundown some recent NBA Live 15 news, including the latest Ultimate Team content.
  • A couple of new tools have been released for NBA 2K15 PC, so modding should hopefully be underway very soon!
  • We congratulate Vlad, who in addition to releasing the new version of RED MC, also appears to have landed a job with 2K Sports.
  • Pdub and Qballer provide their impressions of NBA Live 15, and we discuss our recent experiences with the game.
  • Arcane joins the show, surprising everyone except Andrew, who added him to the Skype chat.
  • Pdub gives his thoughts on NBA 2K15, and we discuss some possible enhancements for MyCAREER.
  • Turning our attention to the real NBA, we reflect on the Malice at the Palace, on its tenth anniversary.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are still losing. We throw some new predictions out there.
  • Kobe Bryant’s latest milestone, the Los Angeles Lakers’ fortunes, and the surging Memphis Grizzlies are also discussed.
  • We finish with some Tweets about Derrick Rose, who once again is in and out of the Chicago Bulls’ lineup.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #102

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Episode #102 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! This week, Arcane and I both have new microphones, and we’ve actually recorded the show at the proper quality! Join us as we chat about the past week in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, as well as a few NBA topics.

  • NBA Live 15 has been receiving new content, from current rosters to Legends and Challenges in Ultimate Team.
  • Once again, Fernando is keeping tabs on our roster feedback thread in the NLSC Forum.
  • A new interview and blog have also provided us with some further insight into the development of NBA Live 15.
  • NBA 2K15 has also been receiving new MyTEAM content, along with the daily roster updates.
  • Our talented community has made some significant strides in developing tools to mod NBA 2K15.
  • We wrap up the news segment with some housekeeping notes on the Wiki and Downloads section.
  • Arcane talks about his recent experiences in NBA 2K15’s MyCAREER, while Andrew reflects on playing with JaoSming in The Park.
  • Some observations about offline multiplayer in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 lead us to wonder…are we gaming dinosaurs?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we give our thoughts on broken records (dubious and otherwise), and the current league standings.
  • Cleveland has won a few games, but LeBron James lost his triple double, and a bizarre handshake has been unveiled.
  • When will the Philadelphia 76ers win their first game of the 2014/2015 season? We make our predictions.
  • We close the show by admiring Robin Lopez’s latest artistic masterpiece.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #101

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Episode #101 is out now, hosted by Arcane and myself! Despite my obsession with the Fallout series, I resisted the temptation to make a Fallout 3 reference. We did, however, provide our initial impressions of NBA Live 15, our latest thoughts on NBA 2K15, and our reflections on the first week of the 2014/2015 NBA season.

  • We briefly reflect on last week’s 100th Episode of the NLSC Podcast.
  • NBA Live 15 is out now! We’ve had the game for a week now, and have some initial impressions to share.
  • Day one updates added some new content to NBA Live 15. It’ll be interesting to see how the game can evolve over the next few months.
  • NBA 2K15’s daily updates are a huge improvement on previous years. A checklist of what’s in the updates has also been made available.
  • The PC version of NBA 2K15 was free to play on Steam last weekend. We provide a quick update on the situation with modding.
  • Moving on to our NBA discussion, we chat about the first week of the 2014/2015 season.
  • Injuries are plaguing Derrick Rose – again – but also the Oklahoma City Thunder. Meanwhile, the Cavs and Lakers are off to sluggish starts.
  • We wrap up the show with a few thoughts on Lauren Hill’s story.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.