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File Additions for NBA 2K13

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For those who are unaware, skoadam recently released a new version of U R Basketball for NBA 2K13 PC. The latest release includes rosters updated as of February 3rd, and several other enhancements. Pick it up at the link below!

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2K13 U R Basketball V53 [34 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 17-18 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 03.02.18] (Updated)

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

Today’s assortment of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC includes faces, portraits, scoreboards, and updated rosters. Check out all of the new releases at the links below!

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All Scoreboards by Bongo88

Shuajota
Marc Gasol Face
Gerald Green (Houston Rockets) Portrait
Briante Weber (Houston Rockets) Portrait
Maximilian Kleber Face
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated)

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Tracy McGrady Face
No Injuries Rosters (with new Retro teams) (Updated to v1.2)

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The Friday Five: 5 Worst Classic Teams in NBA 2K

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of what I believe are the five worst classic teams in NBA 2K.

Since being added as part of the Jordan Challenge back in NBA 2K11, classic teams have become a staple of the NBA 2K series. Although they aren’t necessarily a focal point of the games, it’s gotten to the point where they aren’t thought of as being bonus content, but an essential feature. The selection of classic teams has grown from ten Chicago Bulls squads and their opponents to a variety of memorable teams from the 60s through to the modern era. Squads include champions, their Finals opponents, and an assortment of other teams of note. We now even have All-Time teams to play with.

However, some of the classic teams are puzzling inclusions. That’s not to say they’re bad teams – it’s not as though Visual Concepts have seen fit to include the 1973 76ers or 2012 Bobcats – but they lack the appeal of other retro squads. In the case of some classic teams, the specific season has been an odd choice, or the loss of likeness rights and subsequent removal of players has rendered them far less appealing. Whatever the case may be, these classic teams are prime candidates to be removed, or replaced with more interesting squads whose rosters may be more complete. Without any further ado, here are my picks for the five worst classic teams in NBA 2K.

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NBA 2K18 Patch 1.10 Optimises NBA 2K League Combine

NBA 2K League Logo (NBA 2K18)

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users may have noticed a new patch come through for NBA 2K18. As per this Tweet from the official NBA 2K League Twitter account, the update provides optimisation for the League Combine, which is currently getting underway.

Unfortunately, there are no other fixes or enhancements for the base game included in the latest patch. It would seem that 2K’s sole focus right now is on launching the NBA 2K League; understandable given the magnitude of the venture, but also frustrating for a majority of the user base. It remains to be seen whether any more patches of substance and relevance will come through.

As always, feel free to share any thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this topic in the Forum. You can also find a complete update history for NBA 2K18 here in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

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In today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, it’s the latest version of URB 2K14. The new release includes the Blake Griffin trade, and other updates and enhancements. Pick it up at the link below!

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2K14 U R Basketball V53 [34 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 17-18 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 03.02.2018] (Updated)

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Wayback Wednesday: The Forgotten NBA Jam

NBA Jam 2004 Pre-Game

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at NBA Jam; not the original, not the 2010 reboot, but the 2003 release for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

With NBA Jam celebrating its 25th Anniversary, there’s been even more nostalgia than usual surrounding the classic series of basketball video games. For long-time basketball gamers, and for those who know their gaming history, the lineage of the series is well known. NBA Jam and NBA Jam Tournament Edition are hailed as classics, and rightfully so. NBA Hangtime – Midway’s follow-up after Acclaim won the rights to the Jam name – is also a great game. Acclaim’s titles, from Extreme to the sim-oriented releases, were generally lacklustre. The series was revived by EA Sports, with the 2010 reboot and subsequent On Fire Edition being quite successful.

Midway also produced spiritual successors in the form of NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, and NBA Hoopz. However, between the five-on-five titles and the reboot by EA Sports, Acclaim released a game simply titled NBA Jam (identified as NBA Jam 2004 by the disc’s digital label), which aimed to return to the series’ roots of over-the-top arcade gameplay. It’s become somewhat of a forgotten release, overshadowed by other titles that bear the NBA Jam name, but it has its good points and deserves a second look. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include faces, dornas, and a new portrait for the recently traded Blake Griffin. Check them all out at the link below!

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Indiana Pacers Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Los Angeles Lakers Dornas (+ LED Texture)
New York Knicks Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Philadelphia 76ers Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Boston Celtics Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Chicago Bulls Dornas (+ LED Texture) (Updated to v2.0)

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Blake Griffin Portrait (Detroit Pistons)
Joel Embiid Face
Brandon Paul Face
Nikola Mirotic Face
Larry Nance Jr Face
Marc Gasol Face
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated to v4.0)

Manni Live
New Orleans Pelicans Smoothie King Center

RKJ
Victor Oladipo Face
Aaron Gordon Face (Updated to v3.0)

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Monday Tip-Off: An OT Victory for NLSC GrindTime

NLSC GrindTime Boxscore in 2K Pro-Am (NBA 2K18)

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a video of a recent overtime victory for our official 2K Pro-Am squad in NBA 2K18, NLSC GrindTime.

As Arcane and I discussed in Episode #235 of the NLSC Podcast, last Friday we made an unlikely return to 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K18. After some rough sessions and generally feeling disenfranchised with the game, everyone on the squad decided that it would be best to take a break. However, we felt like giving it another try last week, and subsequently, “just one game” became three. We were victorious in the latter two games, with the second win coming in overtime following a clutch three-pointer by The X. It was definitely one of the more satisfying games NLSC GrindTime has had.

Since I saved the footage of the final few seconds of regulation, as well as the entire overtime period, I thought I’d share it with everyone to tip off a new week of gaming here at the NLSC. Watch it below, or check it out here on our YouTube channel.

Moving forward, NLSC GrindTime might have a run every now and again. As I’ve previously discussed, it’s a wise idea to take a break from a game if it’s becoming more frustrating than fun. It may not be something we do every week, as was the case with NLSC THRILLHO in NBA 2K17, but as long as we can have some competitive games and wins like this one, we’ll hit up 2K Pro-Am from time to time. I’ll be sure to share any noteworthy highlights, as well as put together some other video content throughout 2018, so please subscribe to our channel, and stay tuned for more features.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #235

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Episode #235 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss the latest roster updates for NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, a patch for the NBA 2K League Combine, and other events from the past week in basketball gaming and NBA news.

On this week’s show…

  • Both NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18 have received roster updates that reflect the latest transactions. Unfortunately the NBA Live 18 roster is bugged; hopefully, a fix is coming through soon. The NBA 2K18 roster meanwhile has added the 2018 All-Stars, complete with accurate jerseys.
  • A new NBA 2K18 patch adds support for the NBA 2K League Combine, but doesn’t do much for the rest of us. We talk a little more about the NBA 2K League, and what it means for the future of NBA 2K.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming included an unlikely but surprisingly enjoyable return to 2K Pro-Am, and more LIVE Events in NBA Live 18.
  • Moving on to some NBA talk, including the Blake Griffin trade, the Chicago Bulls latest efforts to tank, big nights for C.J. McCollum and James Harden, and struggles for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • We wrap up Episode #235 of the NLSC Podcast with some information about NLSC merch.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

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We have a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, as Jumpman2K has released new 2018 season court updates for the Clippers and Suns. Check out both releases at the links below!

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2017-2018 Los Angeles Clippers Court
2017-2018 Phoenix Suns Official Court

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The Friday Five: 5 Things NBA 2K19 Needs To Have

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of five things that NBA 2K19 needs to have.

As I mentioned last week, Wishlist season is upon us. These days, we don’t just collect feedback for NBA Live, but also the NBA 2K series as well. Our NBA 2K19 Wishlist topic is open for constructive feedback, which we’ll be looking to pass along to the development team at Visual Concepts as soon as possible. As with NBA Live 19, NBA 2K19 is already in pre-production, so it’s important that we get our Wishlist in as soon as possible, in order for it to have the best chance of making a positive impact on this year’s game from 2K Sports.

While it’s impossible to compile a comprehensive Wishlist in just five points, I do have some ideas about what I’d like the general areas of focus to be for NBA 2K19. I certainly don’t pretend to speak for all basketball gamers – as I said last week, our Wishlist itself is intended to get a good cross-section of what the community wants – but having spent a considerable amount of time with NBA 2K18, and the series in general over the past six or seven years, I do believe that I have some suggestions that would benefit NBA 2K19. While the game is obviously wildly successful, I also feel that there’s ample room for these technological and conceptual improvements.

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NBA 2K18 Patch 1.09 Released; NBA 2K League Combine Support

NLSC GrindTime in 2K Pro-Am (NBA 2K18)

I’m a little behind in posting a bulletin as I’ve had issues with my connection the past few days, but Patch 1.09 has been released for NBA 2K18. It’s currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and will be downloaded automatically as long as you have an active Internet connection. If you run into any issues, try restarting your Steam client or console.

The patch itself simply adds support for the NBA 2K League Combine, which is taking place during February. As discussed in the latest episode of the NLSC Podcast, the Combine is the next step in choosing players to take part in the upcoming NBA 2K League. No gameplay adjustments or other technical fixes have been included in Patch 1.09.

New rosters have also come through NBA 2K18, featuring the recent Blake Griffin trade. The All-Star teams have not been updated yet, but I assume they will be in time for the 2018 All-Star Weekend. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on the latest title update in the comments below, as well as this topic in the NBA 2K18 section of the NLSC Forum. You can also find a complete update history for the game here in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include courts, updated dornas, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

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Orlando Magic Court

TGsoGood
Female Baller

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New Chains for Playground

Manni Live
Minnesota Timberwolves Target Center

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Chicago Bulls Dornas

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Wayback Wednesday: NBA Full Court Press

NBA Full Court Press: Rockets vs Knicks

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at Microsoft’s NBA Full Court Press for PC.

NBA Full Court Press is a game that I’ve wanted to talk about in detail for some time. I’ve mentioned it in passing in previous articles, but an in-depth retrospective is long overdue. Developed by Microsoft, the game is a forerunner to the NBA Inside Drive series, and was released in 1996 as a competitor to other sim-oriented titles such as EA Sports’ NBA Live 97, and Sony Interactive’s NBA ShootOut 97 (also known as Total NBA 97). During that era, a handful of developers were throwing their hat into the ring with NBA games, and most games had their own hook or feature that made them worth checking out.

Notably a PC exclusive release, NBA Full Court Press is a game with a certain amount of flair and a few concepts of merit, but one that comes up a little short as a sim title, even for its era. At the same time, it could still be enjoyable, and some of its better ideas and features wouldn’t make their way into other NBA games for several years. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

We still have a few people working on some excellent updates for NBA Live 2004 PC, as you may have seen in the Forum. The latest release is from Murat, and it’s a new version of his 2018 season jersey update pack, which now includes City and Classic uniforms. Check it out at the link below!

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#NBAxNike 2018 Edition Jerseys (Updated to v2.0)

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