NLSC Podcast Episodes (2014)

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This is an episode guide for the NLSC Podcast, featuring all episodes released during 2014.

Episode Guide[edit]

Episode Hosts Synopsis Release Date
Episode #60 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • Issues with Virtual Currency and server downtime have been causing quite a bit of outrage for NBA 2K14 gamers. We weigh in on the situation.
  • Online issues aside, have we been enjoying NBA 2K14 next gen as of late?
  • Recent updates and more hands-on time with the game have served to make NBA Live 14 more enjoyable for JaoSming. It seems he's not alone there.
  • The community has an opportunity to provide quality, constructive feedback to the NBA Live 14 development team. We intend to take advantage of it.
  • We provide a rundown of some our recent modding projects and plans for the near future.
  • 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the NBA Live series. We'll be doing a thing or two to celebrate the occasion as the year goes on.
  • Our NBA discussion for the week includes struggling teams, a rash of injuries and an idea that would make for the most exciting trade deadline in league history.
January 2nd, 2014
Episode #61 Andrew & Arcane
  • As usual, we recap our experiences with NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 over the past week.
  • We ponder what kind of RPG elements could be added to career modes in basketball games. Would developers ever touch on social issues through an expanded off-court experience?
  • The Chicago Bulls have traded Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and picks. The resident Bulls fan on the panel is not particularly impressed.
  • Chris Paul's injury, the Golden State Warriors' winning streak and a few other recent NBA news stories are touched upon.
  • Arcane recaps Sony's presentation at CES 2014.
January 9th, 2014
Episode #62 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We've been collecting some great, constructive feedback for the NBA Live 14 development team, who are very receptive to our ideas and suggestions.
  • An update for NBA Live 14 added last Friday's Nickname Night jerseys to the game. It was fun, but the novelty has since worn off.
  • Even though there's work to be done, we're still quite enjoying NBA Live 14. We provide our latest impressions of gameplay, Ultimate Team and Dynasty Mode.
  • More and more gamers seem to be warming up to NBA Live 14 and posting constructive ideas and feedback for the developers. Is the future bright for the series?
  • Moving on to NBA 2K14, we compare the cost of packs in MyTEAM to NBA Live 14's Ultimate Team. Suffice to say, we're being gouged.
  • Virtual Currency continues to be a problem in general, dampening our enthusiasm for the game modes in NBA 2K14 next gen.
  • Shaq Fu may be seeing a sequel. Aren't you excited?
  • We mention some news and notes from around our modding community.
  • This week's real NBA discussion inclues Shoelace-gate, the rise of the Nets and the Knicks, Blake Griffin's latest poster and the league's apologies for blown calls.
January 16th, 2014
Episode #63 Andrew & Arcane
  • The big patch for NBA Live 14 is looming on the horizon. What do we expect to see? What are some of the improvements that we're hoping to see?
  • We continue to compile some quality feedback for NBA Live 14. Hopefully, it'll have a positive impact moving forward.
  • Gear in NBA 2K14 came in handy this past week, as Ben was able to use it to disprove a rumoured concept for the new Charlotte Hornets jerseys.
  • We've been playing NBA 2K14 lately, but Virtual Currency and some nasty comeback logic are still sapping the fun out of the game.
  • NBA Jam on Android surprisingly received a roster update yesterday. Will updates also be coming for other NBA Jam releases?
  • The 2014 All-Star jerseys have been revealed, and they have sleeves. Guess what? We're not fans.
  • Joel Anthony has been traded; memes ensue.
  • Speaking of trades, should the Chicago Bulls part with Derrick Rose, as suggested by a contributor over on Yahoo! NBA?
  • Kevin Durant is tearing up the league at the moment and may be the frontrunner for the MVP. Who else is in the discussion?
  • In search of an emphatic finish, we go with Paul George's impressive 360 windmill.
January 23rd, 2014
Episode #64 Andrew & Arcane
  • Ben has launched the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week, coming every Wednesday. Hats off to the community for getting involved!
  • We still don't have a concrete date for the big patch for NBA Live 14, but our feedback is definitely being put to good use.
  • We're glad to see the tutorial videos for NBA Live 14, but we really hope that we get a practice mode via the forthcoming patch.
  • Speaking of patches, the fourth title update came through for NBA 2K14 on Xbox One and is coming soon on PlayStation 4. No gameplay tweaks, but some much needed fixes.
  • The 2014 All-Star starters have been announced, though at least one has already been ruled out due to injury. Who will replace him, and who will jump centre for the East?
  • We reflect on some impressive scoring performances by Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Terrence Ross.
  • A couple of other NBA topics from the past week round out this week's episode.
January 30th, 2014
Episode #65 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • JaoSming has launched a couple of new weekly features, Dumb Fact Monday and The Tuesday Triple. We talk a little about the first week's topics.
  • bigh0rt and company have released the initial full version of the March Madness 2K14 mod for NBA 2K14 PC, a tremendous project that even garnered some attention from Kotaku.
  • Millertime2325's NBA Jam 2K14 project for the Super Nintendo version of NBA Jam Tournament Edition is shaping up quite nicely. Bring on MJ!
  • We're still having fun with NBA Live 14, but server issues with Ultimate Team raise some concerns about the new generation of gaming.
  • Andrew received a '92-'93 Michael Jordan card in NBA 2K14's MyTEAM mode and was instantly transported back to his youth.
  • JaoSming shares some further impressions of MyGM in NBA 2K14, along with a few tips on how to best utilise Virtual Currency.
  • We follow up on a couple of topics from last week including 2K's official roster updates and Locker Codes.
  • The Saga of Andrew's NBA 2K13 CD Key finally has a resolution, bringing about a happy ending to a tumultuous journey.
  • We offer a few thoughts on David Stern, who has retired his post as NBA commissioner after 30 years.
  • This week's episode wraps up with a discussion of the All-Star reserves and a couple of other NBA topics.
February 6th, 2014
Scott O'Gallagher Patch Chat Andrew & Arcane

Special Guest: Scott O'Gallagher

  • NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O'Gallagher joins Andrew and Arcane to talk about the title update for NBA Live 14, reactions to the game and more.
February 11th, 2014
Episode #66 Andrew & Arcane
  • The big patch is out for NBA Live 14. We'll have some more detailed impressions in the coming weeks, but for now we encourage everyone to check out our interview with Scott O'Gallagher.
  • Unfortunately, the NBA Live 14 demo doesn't appear to be receiving the patch. It's a missed opportunity, but we consider the possibility it might be technically unfeasible.
  • Once again, we reflect upon the depth and accuracy of professional reviews of basketball video games.
  • Both Andrew and Arcane have some ideas for new mods that will hopefully come to fruition in the not too distant future.
  • We encourage everyone to check out JaoSming's latest Tuesday Triple, containing some excellent advice for new and experienced modders alike.
  • The 2014 All-Star Weekend is almost upon us! We give our thoughts on the changes to this year's events, along with our picks for all the winners.
  • We wrap up the show with a couple of other NBA related topics.
February 13th, 2014
Episode #67 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • The Ultra Premium Gold Pack in NBA Live 14's Ultimate Team offers an opportunity to build a ridiculous team, but does such a shortcut have its disadvantages?
  • Andrew and JaoSming discuss their respective thoughts on Dynasty Mode in NBA Live 14, as well as their patch impressions.
  • Once again, we talk about the new tech in NBA Live 14, what needs to happen starting in NBA Live 15 and how we feel about the future of the franchise.
  • We also follow up on a few of JaoSming's comments on NBA 2K14 from his mini-review in this week's Tuesday Triple.
  • A new Locker Code unlocks a couple of Harrison's Barnes dunks in NBA 2K14's Slam Dunk Contest...well, kind of. We react.
  • After a Tweet got us excited about the possibility of a new NBA Jam game, it seems we're not getting one...yet, anyway. We speculate.
  • We discuss a few recent events in the modding community, including a new breakthrough.
  • The 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend is recapped, the format of the dunk contest is criticised and a couple of our predictions escape mockery.
  • We wrap up the show with some trade deadline discussion. Will it be as boring as last year's quiet deadline?
February 20th, 2014
Episode #68 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • The trade deadline has come and gone. NBA 2K14's rosters have been updated, but NBA Live 14's have not. We talk about the issues with NBA Live 14's roster updates and reflect on EA's good track record with *NBA Live 09 and NBA Live 10.
  • What are some of the features that we miss from previous NBA Live and NBA 2K titles? When do we think we'll see some of them again, if ever?
  • On a similar note, today's games are fully featured, but are they truly deep, well-rounded and varied experiences?
  • JaoSming talks a little about a new update for NBA 2K14 that actually modifies the game's animations.
  • We run down all of the deadline trades and commiserate our ill-fated predictions. Also, is being bought out the new "dealt at the deadline"?
  • Raymond Felton adds to the New York Knicks' embarrassment this season.
  • Bill Simmons was allowed to call last week's Boston Celtics/Los Angeles Lakers game. It was far more entertaining than the game itself.
  • We wrap up the episode with a couple of other news items from around the NBA.
February 27th, 2014
Episode #69 Andrew & Arcane
  • NBA Live 14 has received a post-trade deadline roster update, but it’s a few days out of date.
  • We’re collecting feedback for our NBA Live 15 Wishlist. Start posting your ideas and suggestions ASAP!
  • A few noteworthy players have been bought out and subsequently picked up by other teams. We give our thoughts on those late season signings.
  • We also take a quick glance at some recent winning and losing streaks, while expressing our support for former Australian Boomers head coach Brett Brown in his current gig with the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • LeBron James had a big night with 61 points, though Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins wasn’t as impressed as others were by the performance. Do we agree with the Human Highlight Film?
  • Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash may be done for the season. Should they even consider returning at this point?
  • New NBA commissioner Adam Silver had some interesting things to say at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. We comment on some of his ideas.
  • We wrap up this week’s show with some talk about the games we’ve been playing lately, basketball or otherwise.
March 6th, 2014
Episode #70 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • NBA Live 14 received a major roster update last week. A bulletin was also posted, addressing the lack of updates so far and providing us with the inside scoop on Synergy data.
  • How important is it that we compile the NBA Live 15 Wishlist? What impact can we expect to have?
  • We talk a little about our week in basketball gaming, consisting mostly of BIG Moments in NBA Live 14, The Park in NBA 2K14 on PS4 and JaoSming's Street Career mod for NBA 2K14 PC.
  • JaoSming takes us through some recent modding developments, including Vl@d's upcoming tool, an unexpected development for NBA Live 2004, and a couple of other projects.
  • Moving on to the NBA, we take a look at some teams that have been struggling, as well as some teams that have been on fire.
  • Phil Jackson has reportedly agreed to join the New York Knicks' front office. Can he make a difference?
  • Should fights be allowed in the NBA? Marcin Gortat thinks so.
  • Games can now actually be streamed without problems on the NBA Australia portal...well, it's worked once, at least. Last week's offering was Gerald Green's career night in the Phoenix Suns' win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • We wrap up the show with some talk of other stuff we've been playing, as well as non-basketball games that we're looking forward to.
March 13th, 2014
Episode #71 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming

Special Guest: Vl@d Zola Jr.

  • Vl@d and JaoSming take us through the latest developments for RED MC. Some awesome stuff is in the works!
  • EA Sports continues their face scanning for NBA Live 15, while also meeting with NBA coaches to gain more insight into their strategies to better hone the game's AI.
  • A quick glimpse at some dunks being motion captured for NBA 2K15 leads to a discussion on dunking in basketball video games.
  • The full roster of NBA Legends is now available in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team. We talk a little about what we want to see in the future as far as Legends in NBA Live are concerned.
  • We can honestly say, JaoSming had the worst luck when it came to the random gift Locker Code that's currently available for NBA 2K14.
  • We're giving away some digital copies of NBA 2K14 PC. Listen to the show for full details on how to win the first Steam code, and get your entries in ASAP!
  • Phil Jackson is now officially president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks. Michael Jordan thinks he'll do a great job...do we?
  • Kyrie Irving is injured again and may be done for the season. Let's hope there's no NBA Live equivalent of the Madden curse.
  • We recap the last week in the NBA, including teams that are hot, teams that we jinxed, and teams whose losing streaks we're definitely not taking responsibility for.
  • The Miami Heat have hit a bit of a rough patch, though it made for an exciting finish against the Brooklyn Nets last week. On a side note, ESPN fails at trivia.
  • We touch briefly on March Madness. Our brackets will surely be busted.
  • Episode #71 closes with some talk about Sony's new virtual reality endeavour, Project Morpheus.
March 20th, 2014
Episode #72 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We've quietly launched a new design in the past week. A couple more additions and changes are coming, which are quickly rundown in some housekeeping notes.
  • EA Sports gave away a free legend in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team. Which player did we get?
  • Once again, we reflect on NBA Live's comeback and look to the future.
  • Virtual Currency continues to be an issue in NBA 2K14 next gen, as rewards seemingly have been nerfed in MyGM. We wring our hands a little in frustration.
  • On a happier note, JaoSming received some excellent technical support for the MyNBA2K14 app.
  • We discuss some ideas for keeping basketball gaming fresh and interesting after a few months.
  • Thanks to everyone who entered our NBA 2K14 PC giveaway last week! A winner has been chosen, but more giveaways are coming shortly.
  • If you dislike sleeved jerseys as much as we do, there may be light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to LeBron James.
  • It's a quick NBA discussion this week as a couple of us are pressed for time. We mention the recent performance of a couple of players and some amusing stories from the past week.
  • We wrap up the show with a brief mention of some other games we're playing, along with some recent gaming news.
March 27th, 2014
Episode #73 Andrew & Arcane
  • We open the show by recounting some of our favourite April Fools' Day gags from around the web this year.
  • A new BIG Moment in NBA Live 14 goes old school with Magic Johnson. Could we see legends having a bigger presence in NBA Live 15?
  • Some news and notes from the latest installment of Coach's Corner are also discussed.
  • The NBA 2K13 servers have now been shut down. This sets us thinking: will next year's server shutdowns render NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen unplayable?
  • We mention a couple of housekeeping matters, including details on some forthcoming features.
  • The Miami Heat are on top of the East for the first time this season, while the San Antonio Spurs set a team record with their current winning streak. Will we see a rematch in this year's NBA Finals?
  • Brooklyn has won fourteen straight at home and seem to be in good form at the right time. Can the Nets make some noise in the Playoffs?
  • We discuss an interesting comparison between Kwame Brown and Roy Hibbert.
  • Kyrie Irving may possibly return to action for the final few games of the season, which prompts another discussion about Aussies in the NBA.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers' losing streak is over at 26. Our condolences to the Detroit Pistons and their fans.
  • Who's making the eighth and final seed in both Conferences?
  • We wrap up the show with some talk about other video games.
April 3rd, 2014
Episode #74 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We tip things off with a couple of housekeeping matters, specifically the forthcoming mobile design for the Forum and the future of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week.
  • Once again, we remind everyone to add their feedback to the NBA Live 15 Wishlist ASAP. We also speculate on when we think we'll start seeing information and previews for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15. Spoiler: Probably not next week.
  • 2K Sports partnered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to do something pretty cool for a young man who loves NBA 2K.
  • JaoSming takes us through some exciting developments in modding...exciting enough to get him out of bed in the middle of the night, in fact.
  • The subject of highlight plays in basketball video games is brought up. How can they be implemented without being gamebreakers?
  • We also discuss the feasibility and likelihood of career games being carried over to the next year's release. Could it be done without cheapening the experience?
  • Kevin Durant has surpassed a scoring mark set by Michael Jordan, leading us to once again quickly revisit this year's MVP race.
  • Speaking of milestones, Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash moved up on the career leaderboards. We comment on their place in NBA history.
  • Joe Dumars is reportedly on his way out in Detroit, but is Isiah Thomas on the way in? Meanwhile, Mitch Kupchak looks to remain with the Lakers.
  • We make a few more predictions as the NBA regular season winds down, as well as weigh in on the Nets' season sweep of the defending champion Heat. Foul or not a foul by Plums?
  • You'll never guess what recent gaming announcement has Arcane excited! (A new Fallout game?)
  • Wrasslin' fans JaoSming and Andrew reflect on Wrestlemania 30, the Undertaker and other events from the world of the squared circle.
April 10th, 2014
Episode #75 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We tip things off with some housekeeping notes, including the full launch of our mobile design and the impending return of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week.
  • The official site of the Boston Celtics provided us with a very cool glimpse behind the scenes of the team's face scans for NBA Live 15. Looks like we could be seeing a huge jump in the game's aesthetics.
  • Another Coach's Corner has been posted, as usual giving us a few more tidbits on the further development of the NBA Live series.
  • What direction do we see NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 taking? We talk about our expectations for the immediate future of both series.
  • Basketball video game modding is getting more attention in the mainstream gaming media, as Polygon posted a piece on MGX's Space Jam mod.
  • JaoSming talks a little about his latest projects and recent modding developments. We also announce a new project by bigh0rt.
  • We reminisce about our earliest experiences with basketball video games, and some of the fond memories we have of playing them over the years.
  • Turning our attention to the NBA Playoffs, the sixteen participants have been set but the seeding isn't finalised. Nevertheless, let the predictions begin!
  • Should the format of the Playoffs be changed, as Adam Silver has hinted?
  • We make some early predictions for the later rounds of the Playoffs. Will the Heat threepeat?
  • The episode closes with some reflections on the 2013/2014 regular season.
April 17th, 2014
Episode #76 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We open the show with some talk about an upcoming feature and the return of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week.
  • Speaking of the Top 10 Plays, sharing videos from the PlayStation 4 version of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 just got a whole lot easier.
  • NBA 2K14 next gen will be receiving a fifth official patch and a shoe update. No patch notes until release, though. Hmm...
  • JaoSming provides an update on all the work that's going into bigh0rt's NBA JAM 2K14 mod for NBA 2K14 PC.
  • NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team is receiving new content throughout the Playoffs. We also have an update on the NBA Live 14 rosters, and a reminder about our NBA Live 15 Wishlist.
  • We get to our feature discussion for basketball gaming this week: What does it mean to be dedicated to a series?
  • The 2014 NBA Playoffs are well underway, and a couple of teams have already gone home. We give our thoughts on all the first round series.
  • You may have heard a thing or two about Los Angeles Clippers' owner Donald Sterling during this past week. We have a couple of things to say about the matter as well.
  • A couple of the NBA's regular season award winners have been named. No complaints so far!
  • We wrap up this week's episode with a couple of questions in the return of the Mailbag segment.
May 1st, 2014
Episode #77 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • NBA Live 15 has been confirmed, but unfortunately, it's console only. We briefly mourn that fact, but pledge to campaign on behalf of the PC platform if the opportunity arises.
  • Similarly, NBA 2K15 is already available to pre-order, on the same platforms as last year. The price of the PC version leads us to speculate on a next gen port.
  • Kevin Durant has been confirmed as the cover player for NBA 2K15, the same day he was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. With NBA Live 15's cover player still yet to be announced, we throw out a couple of suggestions.
  • Speaking of this year's games, we also talk about some of the predictions that JaoSming made in his most recent Dumb Mondays feature.
  • A second Steam key for NBA 2K14 PC is up for grabs. Get your entries in before next week's show!
  • In a quick modding round-up, JaoSming has some news on RED MC, and bigh0rt gets some more love for the NBA JAM 2K14 mod.
  • Moving on to this week's NBA discussion, we give our thoughts on the latest award winners to be announced.
  • We're coming off one of the most exciting first rounds in NBA Playoffs history. Will the second round be just as entertaining?
  • A couple of other recent stories are discussed, including a possible return to Toronto for Vince Carter, and the firing of Mark Jackson.
  • We wrap up the show with a couple of quick mailbag questions.
May 8th, 2014
Episode #78 Andrew & Arcane
  • EA Sports are selecting the NBA Live 14 Gamer of the Year. Unfortunately, we're not in the running.
  • Speaking of contests, we've drawn a winner in our latest NBA 2K14 PC giveaway. More giveaways will be coming soon!
  • The fifth patch for NBA 2K14 on PS4/X1 should be dropping any day now. Still no release notes as yet.
  • bigh0rt continues to do some great work with NBA JAM 2K14 for NBA 2K14 PC. The newest addition? The Meme Team!
  • Vlad has provided a quick update on the next big release for RED MC. JaoSming should have more details for us when he's back on the show.
  • NBA Jam on Android received another update. Unfortunately, the rosters weren't touched this time around.
  • Servers are being shut down for a bunch of EA games. We discuss server shutdowns and what it could mean for games like NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, which rely heavily on online components.
  • Moving on to the NBA Playoffs, we talk about the chances of the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers, who are facing 3-1 deficits to the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs respectively.
  • The Indiana Pacers were terrible in Game 5 of their series against the Washington Wizards. Will there be an upset after all?
  • Back in the West, the series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers continues to be exciting, but not without controversy.
  • We finish up this week's episode with a quick mention of some recent coaching changes.
May 15th, 2014
Episode #79 Andrew & Arcane
  • There isn't much in the way of NBA Live news at the moment, though voting for the NBA Live 14 Gamer of the Year has reached the second round. New challenges also continue to be added to Ultimate Team.
  • The fifth patch is out now for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K14. We have to admit, it's more substantial than we expected.
  • 11 new Euroleague Teams will be added in NBA 2K15. Do we think they'll get their own mode, and/or integration with the current game modes?
  • In some housekeeping notes, we remind everyone that we're looking for knowledgeable basketball gamers to help us expand our Wiki resources.
  • JaoSming's NBA Street mod for NBA 2K14 PC has been released, and we encourage you to check it out!
  • It's down to the final four as the 2014 NBA Playoffs have reached the Conference Finals. We talk about the first couple of games, and give our predictions for the rest of the series.
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the Draft Lottery for the third time in four years. Are we buying into the conspiracy talk?
  • Kevin Love's days in Minnesota appear to be numbered. Will we be seeing a repeat of the "Dwightmare", and will we all be calling it "Lovesickness"?
  • The Charlotte Hornets are officially back, with their new logos and the original team's history and records. We have to say, it's been a lot better handled than the Melbourne Tigers' re-branding.
May 22nd, 2014
Episode #80 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • E3 2014 is right around the corner. No announcements as yet, but we expect to hear a few things about NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15.
  • bedwardsroy19 is the latest community member to get a job as a developer on the NBA 2K series. So...who's next?
  • Once again, we put out a call to any knowledgeable basketball video gamers to help out in expanding our Wiki resources.
  • We cover some recent modding news, including JaoSming's latest developments for NBA Street 2K14 and some efforts to bring NBA 2K10 up to date.
  • JaoSming has achieved a dream by buying the Boston Celtics...in NBA 2K14 next gen's MyGM mode. Was it worth all the VC?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we agree that the Conference Finals have been a bit anticlimactic so far. We offer our predictions for the rest of the series.
  • We mention some other interesting NBA news and notes, including a couple of statistical milestones.
  • The show wraps up with JaoSming's impressions of Remote Play with the PlayStation Vita.
May 29th, 2014
Episode #81 Andrew & Arcane
  • We open with a couple of housekeeping notes regarding future episodes of the Podcast, the Wiki, and a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of NBA Live.
  • A few more issues have arisen with the NBA Live 14 rosters, but a new update will apparently be coming through at some point. We've also been told that these issues should be ironed out for NBA Live 15.
  • Neither NBA Live 15 or NBA 2K15 have been officially announced for E3, but we expect there'll be some news coming out of the event. We speculate on what we might see.
  • We'll be getting a look at NBA 2K15 during Game 1 of the NBA Finals. "OMG Trailer" Part Two, perhaps?
  • We're holding our last NBA 2K14 Steam key giveaway. Get your entries in before next Wednesday!
  • Moving on to this week's NBA discussion, we recap and react to the end of the Conference Finals. What's next for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers?
  • Because we're so good at predictions, we make our picks for the rematch between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers could soon be sold for $2 billion, but Donald Sterling is looking to sue the NBA. We take another look at the controversy and the "freedom of speech" arguments that are being made.
  • On that note, we discuss some comments by Mark Jackson that have recently come to light, which may have ultimately cost him his coaching job with the Golden State Warriors.
  • Looking ahead to the offseason for a moment, we consider some of the big moves that might happen. Yes, we make some more predictions!
  • We wrap up the show with some talk about a few other games that we're interested in at the moment.
June 5th, 2014
Episode #82 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We react to the NBA Live 15 Open Letter from Executive Producer Sean O'Brien, as well as the "Most Valuable Players" TV spot for NBA 2K15.
  • The first screenshot of NBA Live 15 was released earlier this week, and it shows a huge improvement over NBA Live 14. We give our impressions, and talk about some of the community's reactions.
  • Since JaoSming is back on the show this week, we have another status report on IFF editing in RED MC.
  • We give our thoughts on the NBA Finals so far. We're all sticking with our original predictions.
  • As tiresome as the story has become, we once again weigh in on the latest controversy surrounding Donald Sterling and the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Derek Fisher, Mark Price, Kevin Love, Patty Mills, and a couple of topics from the NBA Reddit round out this week's NBA discussion.
  • E3 didn't give us any juicy information about this year's NBA titles, but there are a few other games that we're interested in. We wrap up the show with a few thoughts on some noteworthy stories coming out of this year's event.
June 12th, 2014


Episode #83 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We recap and react to the latest NBA Live 15 news, as the Twitter Q&A with Sean O'Brien provided us with some interesting (and promising) tidbits.
  • Do we think we'll see any NBA Live 15 previews during the Draft? What about NBA 2K15?
  • As another exciting preview season looms, we reflect on JaoSming's latest Dumb Mondays article, which talked about the pessimism and cynicism that previews can often bring about.
  • JaoSming provides another quick update on RED MC and the modding community.
  • The 2014 NBA Finals are in the books, and the San Antonio Spurs have dethroned the Miami Heat to capture title number five. A couple of us were particularly happy to see that.
  • What's next for the Heat and Spurs? Will we see a rubber match? And where is Carmelo Anthony going to end up?
  • We wrap up the show by offering a few final thoughts on the 2014 season, and rate our enjoyment of it accordingly.
June 18th, 2014
Episode #84 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We open this week's episode with the latest details on RED MC. The .iff editing functionality has some teething problems, but awesome stuff is on the way.
  • Before we started recording, some new screenshots of NBA Live 15 were released, once again spotlighting the graphical improvements in this year's game.
  • We'll be hearing more about NBA Live 15's gameplay come August, but in the meantime, we talk about a rumour that began circulating earlier in the day.
  • Arcane finally has the full version of NBA Live 14! As such, he provides some initial impressions of the complete game.
  • A reminder that if you want to get your hands on a free copy of NBA Live 14, be sure to enter our giveaway before July 1st!
  • Some NBA 2K15 news will be coming this Friday. We certainly hope that it will be substantial, and not an announcement of an announcement, nor more NBA 2K14 footage.
  • Will we ever see college basketball and football games from EA again? EA is definitely interested in developing them, should all legal barriers be cleared.
  • We give our thoughts on the Charlotte Hornets' new uniforms. Hooray for no sleeved alternates!
  • LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have opted out of their contracts, while Tim Duncan will return for one more year. We react and speculate.
  • Trade talks that would have sent Kevin Love to Golden State have fallen apart. Where do we currently think that he, and other big names, will ultimately end up?
  • We make some final predictions before the 2014 NBA Draft, and JaoSming provides a fun piece of trivia to close the show on.
June 25th, 2014
Episode #85 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • No NBA Live 15 or NBA 2K15 news this week, but we reflect on the letdown that was last week's NBA 2K15 hashtag campaign.
  • For all the retro gamers in the audience, a new update has been released for NBA Live 96 on Genesis. We're impressed with the amount of work that's gone into it.
  • JaoSming outlines his plans for a new series on his YouTube channel this Summer, featuring NBA 2K14 PC. He promises not to mislabel it for additional views.
  • Do we anticipate playing much of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 during the offseason?
  • Speaking of NBA Live 14, the winners of our giveaway have been selected.
  • In light of recent comments by Peter Moore, we revisit the dreaded business models of "free to play" and "free to wait".
  • We give our reactions to the 2014 NBA Draft. Not surprisingly, one of us had a prediction that was way off.
  • The Chicago Bulls have made a strong pitch to Carmelo Anthony, but will he end up in the Windy City? We ponder that question, and discuss some deals that have already been agreed to.
  • While discussing Jason Kidd's jump from the Brooklyn Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks, a new euphemism is coined.
  • We wrap up the episode with an entertaining Tweet from Muggsy Bogues.
July 3rd, 2014
Episode #86 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We still find ourselves in the calm before the storm as far as NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news is concerned, but we do have a couple of tidbits to mention, including a giveaway, more player face scans, and a couple of rumours that have been making the rounds.
  • JaoSming will be debuting a new Tuesday feature, which should be fun for us all as we wait for the new games to come out...or indeed, news on them to come along.
  • In this week's modding discussion, we talk about the speedy updates to the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, R4zoR's outstanding cyberface tutorial, upcoming projects by JaoSming, and some RED MC notes.
  • We tip off the NBA discussion with the biggest story of the offseason: LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. What do we make of the situation, and how good will the Cavaliers be this season?
  • Can Chris Bosh now be The Man in Miami? Will Dwyane Wade stick around?
  • Carmelo Anthony has re-signed with the New York Knicks, leading JaoSming to make a bold prediction.
  • As we discuss the other player movement that's taken place so far, we question the criticism of bandwagoning, and wonder whether it's acceptable to follow players rather than teams.
  • Several noteworthy role players are still free agents, so yes, we go ahead and make some predictions.
  • We wrap up the show on another amusing Tweet, thanks to Skip Bayless.
July 14th, 2014
Episode #87 Andrew, Arcane & JaoSming
  • We give our thoughts on the info that came out of FanSided's interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O'Brien.
  • The cover design of NBA 2K15 has been revealed, along with the curator of its soundtrack. Does that make us Happy?
  • JaoSming's "Beat Jao" challenges have received a great response so far. Not to be left out, The Friday Five gets a shameless plug.
  • We provide a quick round-up of some recent news and developments in the modding community, for both NBA Live and NBA 2K.
  • It's time once again for us to play fashion critics! Gold championship tabs on jersey collars: yea or nay?
  • The NBA offseason is grinding to a standstill with the big names off the market, but we find a few things to discuss, including the latest speculation surrounding Kevin Love.
  • We wrap up Episode #87 with another fun fact.
July 26th, 2014
Episode #88 Andrew & JaoSming
  • EA Access memberships will give Xbox One gamers the opportunity to play an early trial of NBA Live 15. As PlayStation 4 users, do we feel left out?
  • Big NBA 2K15 news is apparently coming next week. Surely, not another announcement of an announcement?
  • NBA 2K15 will also be playable at Gamescom this year. We can only imagine that several people will break the "no video" rule, giving us a glimpse of the game in action.
  • We comment on the latest rumours of NBA 2K15 PC being a next gen port. Our fingers are still crossed as tightly as possible.
  • One of us scored big with the latest NBA 2K14 Random Locker Code; the other, not so much.
  • As this year's hype train prepares to pull out of the station, we discuss whether or not we're excited to be along for the ride.
  • Catching up on some community news, we talk about recent modding developments, as well as our weekly features.
  • LeBron James is going back to #23. Another famous #23 is OK with that, and so are we.
  • There's a lot of optimism with Derrick Rose at the moment...but weren't we saying that last year?
  • James Harden and Dwight Howard get our sarcastic nod for Teammates of the Year.
  • Proposed changes to the Draft Lottery, a new head of the NBPA, and Steve Nash round out our NBA discussion.
July 31st, 2014
Episode #89 Andrew & JaoSming
  • We got a glimpse of the new official NBA basketball in NBA Live 15. Does JaoSming like it more than NBA Live 14's rock?
  • The actual Crew Mode that gamers loved and missed will be returning in NBA 2K15 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Are we excited about that?
  • Footage of NBA 2K15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One might be coming by the end of the week. With it being an Instagram video, we're trying to keep our expectations low.
  • In modding news this week: JaoSming's latest project, a new development by TGsoGood, and more good stuff with the Ultimate Base Roster.
  • We reflect on the latest Beat Jao challenge and last week's Friday Five.
  • Former WNBA star Becky Hammon has been hired by the San Antonio Spurs as a full-time assistant coach, breaking down another barrier in the NBA.
  • Derrick Rose has had a fine showing in the Team USA scrimmages. The big news coming out last week however is Paul George's gruesome injury...yikes.
  • We discuss the possibility of stars no longer competing in non-NBA events, and get nostalgic for days gone by.
  • It seems that Kevin Love is heading to Cleveland, which is making interviews for Andrew Wiggins somewhat awkward.
  • Free agent talk, the retirement of Dick Bavetta, and a few other offseason topics are covered.
  • We close with a short discussion of Brian Scalabrine's essay. Admittedly, our words cannot do it justice.
August 7th, 2014
Episode #90 Andrew & JaoSming

Special Guest: Sean O'Brien

  • In a very special episode of the NLSC Podcast, Andrew and JaoSming chat to NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O'Brien. What ensues is a very honest and open interview in which NBA Live 14, NBA Live 15, and the future of the NBA Live series are discussed. Plenty of insight into NBA Live 15 has been packed into two hours, with Sean answering questions on gameplay, game modes, online content, the possibility of a PC release down the road, Legends, and much more.
August 13th, 2014
Episode #91 Andrew & JaoSming
  • We reflect on last week's interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O'Brien, recapping some of the highlights.
  • New NBA Live 15 screenshots are being released, showing off the arenas. They're nice, but we're holding out for more player close-ups and gameplay footage.
  • It happened! NBA 2K15 PC will be a port of the PlayStation 4/Xbox One version! So...what does that mean for us?
  • Speaking of NBA 2K15, MyLEAGUE sounds awesome, even if a few cynical people don't think so. A rant ensues.
  • JaoSming provides us with this week's update on the latest modding developments.
  • In NBA news, Kevin Love is headed to Cleveland, as is Shawn Marion. Apart from that, we're at a very slow point of the offseason, but we find a couple of other interesting topics to chat about.
  • We close this week's show with a great quote from Swaggy P.
August 20th, 2014
Episode #92 Andrew & JaoSming
  • At long last, we know the cover player for NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard. Was he a good choice?
  • We also comment on the latest NBA Live 15 screenshots, and a brief in-game clip of Lillard in what appears to be the practice gym.
  • The system requirements for NBA 2K15 PC have been revealed. Will our rigs handle it?
  • What did we think of the NBA 2K15 Yakkem Trailer? Was it a worthy sequel to last year's OMG Trailer?
  • We make a public service announcement, in light of a few of our Forum members getting a little rowdy over the course of the preview season.
  • Folks are still having fun Beating Jao. Last week's effort by reaperwolverine was quite impressive!
  • Some recent developments and a Downloads database milestone are discussed in this week's modding update.
  • August 26th marked Andrew's 13th year as NLSC Webmaster. Following on from last week's Friday Five, we reminisce.
  • We close the show with a bit of NBA discussion.
August 27th, 2014
Episode #93 Andrew & Arcane
  • Arcane is welcomed back to the show, following a five week absence.
  • We had our first glimpse of NBA Live 15 in action in the form of the Visuals Trailer. What did we think of it?
  • NBA Live 15's official Features List was also revealed. We break down the points of emphasis in this year's game.
  • Since Arcane has missed a few shows, he provides his thoughts on the Yakkem Trailer and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15.
  • We discuss the NBA 2K15 tidbits that came out of this week's live stream, as well as the latest screenshots and preview snippets.
  • We talk a little about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, providing some live reactions (well, live at the time of recording) to the Australia vs. Angola game.
  • Andre Iguodala and Steven Adams provide some Tweets for us to close the show on.
September 5th, 2014
Episode #94 Andrew & Arcane
  • The release of NBA Live 15 has been pushed back until October 28th. Are we concerned, or are we still optimistic?
  • We also got our first gameplay developer blog, and some raw work-in-progress gameplay footage of NBA Live 15.
  • Executive Producer Sean O'Brien took to Twitter for a Q&A with the fans. We recap and react to the latest details on the game.
  • NBA 2K15 Senior Producer Rob Jones recently appeared on the Press Row Podcast, providing an in-depth insight into the development of this year's game.
  • Thanks to Leftos and Dave Zdyrko, we have some further information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE. Frankly, we really like what we're hearing about both modes.
  • We let everyone know about some upcoming interviews that we'll be conducting on the Podcast. We're also hoping to do something special for Episode #100, if we can arrange it.
  • Did Australia tank in the FIBA Basketball World Cup? If they did, it didn't help them much.
  • We offer a few thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Shawn Marion receives a classy send-off from the Mavericks, and Chauncey Billups calls it a career after 17 years.
  • We wrap up the show with a word from J.R. Smith on his shoelace shenanigans.
September 12th, 2014
Episode #95 Andrew & Arcane

Special Guest: Leftos

  • It's the Return of Leftos! Former NLSC staff member and current NBA 2K15 developer Leftos makes his first appearance on the Podcast since Episode #37, talking about his first year at Visual Concepts, and providing a wealth of information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15.
September 17th, 2014
Episode #96 Andrew & Arcane
  • The Return of Leftos in Episode #95 was a success, as we enjoyed talking to our good friend and getting some great info on MyGM and MyLEAGUE for the community.
  • We bid JaoSming a fond farewell from the NLSC Team and Podcast, and wish him all the best in his new gig at Visual Concepts.
  • Moving on to gaming news, we tip things off with the ratings reveals for NBA Live 15. Were we surprised by any of the initial ratings?
  • We discuss the latest NBA Live 15 screenshots, which have featured all 30 NBA arenas, several players, and a collection of shoes.
  • As we consider the future of NBA Live and what the game needs to do to continue to improve this year and beyond, we briefly segue into the topic of fanboys and haters.
  • NBA Live 14 has continued to receive some patches and content updates. Have they made a difference?
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will be able to scan their faces into NBA 2K15. Will it persuade us to invest in a PlayStation Camera?
  • 2KTV, which will deliver content geared towards NBA 2K gamers, has been announced. Personally, we're looking forward to JaoSming's contributions.
  • Details on MyCAREER are beginning to come through. We discuss what we know so far, and whether our attitude towards the mode has changed at all.
  • We also know a little more about Badges in NBA 2K15, and we're liking what we hear.
  • Discussion of real basketball this week includes Rajon Rondo's coachability, a couple of players taking their talents to China, and an obligatory NBL mention.
  • We close the show on a story that leaves us feeling rather flushed.
September 25th, 2014
Episode #97 Andrew & Arcane
  • A new video and developer blog has given us further insight into the improvements to offensive gameplay in NBA Live 15. Are we impressed?
  • The daily ratings reveals continue, and NBA Live 15 associate producer Fernando Rodriguez has provided some additional information in the Forum.
  • All player overall ratings have now been revealed in NBA 2K15. Naturally, there was controversy!
  • What did we think of the Momentus Trailer for NBA 2K15?
  • We loved Da_Czar's insight into the evolution of freelance offense in this year's game, but which part made us geek out the most?
  • MyPARK and The Stage have finally been unveiled. We only wish JaoSming were here to gush over it!
  • Knowing our luck with predictions, are we even going to bother speculating on the unannounced feature?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we discuss the addition of more sleeved jerseys, a potential change to free throws, Paul George's eventual comeback, and Tim Duncan.
  • We close this week's episode by getting a bit technical with DeMarcus Cousins.
October 2nd, 2014
Episode #98 Andrew & Arcane
  • NBA Live 15 ratings drops continue, with Fernando providing a few extra details in the Forum.
  • The latest hands-on impressions of NBA Live 15 are quite promising and positive...even IGN's take!
  • Our interview with Sean and Connor is set for next week, so stay tuned for more NBA Live 15 info.
  • NBA 2K15 is out now! We talk about the pre-order bonuses, and a few other launch-related topics.
  • Arcane's copy is still on the way, but Andrew is able to provide his initial impressions of NBA 2K15 PC.
  • We still have much to figure out before NBA 2K15 modding can take off, but our community is working on it.
  • Moving on to this week's NBA chat, we talk about Kenneth Faried's extension, Chris Bosh's remarks about LeBron James, and a few other recent topics.
  • We end the show on a fantastic Kevin Garnett quote.
October 11th, 2014
Episode #99 Andrew & Arcane

Special Guest: Sean O'Brien

  • In another special episode the NLSC Podcast, NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O'Brien returns to the show to chat to Andrew and Arcane about this year's game. Topics include the decision to push back the game's release, the work that's been done in the extra few weeks, key improvements, and more. Sean also answers some questions from the community!
October 18th, 2014
Episode #100 Andrew & Arcane

Special Guests: JaoSming, Leftos, Tim Tschirner

  • NBA Live 15 is out this week. Don't forget to check out our latest interview with Sean O'Brien in Episode #99!
  • The past week has brought us some more details on Ultimate Team, as well as a video on defensive improvements.
  • Xbox One users have been able to preview NBA Live 15 via EA Access, and there have been some positive and promising impressions so far.
  • We chat about some other NBA Live 15 content, including the Tips & Tricks videos, some screenshots we received from EA, and the raw gameplay footage that has been posted.
  • The first patch for NBA 2K15 is out on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The PC has also received a second patch, addressing some technical issues. More updates are in the pipeline.
  • Leftos has been going above and beyond with support in the NLSC Forum, as 2K have been working hard on addressing issues with the PC version. We certainly appreciate the efforts!
  • We cover the latest modding developments for NBA 2K15 PC, as a couple of people in our community have been making great progress.
  • Arcane provides his initial impressions of NBA 2K15 on PlayStation 4.
  • In our first pre-recorded interview, we welcome JaoSming and Leftos back to the show. We discuss the Podcast, give JaoSming a proper send-off, and naturally, rib one another.
  • Andrew chats to NLSC co-founder Tim Tschirner, who reflects on the early days of the site, and talks about his time as a developer on NBA Live.
  • There's an obligatory NBL reference, as we discuss the Josh Childress incident.
  • The NBA season is about to tip off! We discuss Kawhi Leonard's future with the San Antonio Spurs, injury woes for Steve Nash and Jason Richardson, and a couple of Aussies who have been waived.
  • We end the show with some reflections on 100 episodes, and this week's Cool Fact.
October 27th, 2014
Episode #101 Andrew & Arcane
  • 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.
November 6th, 2014
Episode #102 Andrew & Arcane
  • 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.
November 13th, 2014
Episode #103 Andrew, Arcane, Pdub & Qballer
  • 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.
November 20th, 2014
Episode #104 Andrew & Arcane
  • 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.
December 11th, 2014
Episode #105 Andrew & Arcane
  • 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.
December 18th, 2014

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