The past week has brought us more in the way of news and previews for NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, so JaoSming, Arcane and I are back to recap and react to all the latest information in Episode #43 of the NLSC Podcast. We also talk about basketball video game development and community attitudes in this week’s featured discussion.
- Rising Star mode has been announced for NBA Live 14. We talk about what we think so far and what we’re hoping to see.
- We also recap a couple of other NBA Live 14 news items, including a Q&A with Damian Lillard and another playtesting session.
- Unfortunately, we wrapped up recording before the NBA 2K14 current gen trailer came out, but we recap some other tidbits including hands-on impressions and legends screenshots.
- Some more gameplay videos have come out of Gamescom, while Ronnie provided some other quick clips. We talk about whether we’re hyped for NBA 2K14 current gen.
- A few more details have also emerged on Path to Greatness. Spoiler: thumbs in the middle.
- Moving on to our featured discussion…are developers lazy? Or is that just another snarky buzzword that we should abolish?
- JaoSming is done with NBA 2K13 on PlayStation 3. The lure of modding the PC version is just too strong!
- Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady are the latest former All-Stars to hang it up, following Grant Hill and Jason Kidd. We consider each of their chances of getting into the Hall of Fame.
- We finish up with a few mailbag questions.
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