February 21st Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Evan Turner on the Indiana Pacers in NBA 2K14

New official rosters are now available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through February 21st, 2014. All of the trade deadline deals are included in the roster, along with some rating and injury status updates.

As always, the latest roster will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet when you start up NBA 2K14. If you’re playing the PC version and would like to update your game manually, pick up our offline pack which features the latest roster and online data files.

The Friday Five: 5 Things I Want To See In NBA Live 15

LeBron James dunks in NBA Live 14

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

As you may have heard in our chat with NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher, the NBA Live development team at EA Tiburon is eager to get our feedback on the current game and the official patch, as well as our ideas and suggestions for NBA Live 15. As such, we’ll be compiling our NBA Live 15 Wishlist very soon.

I’ll be going into more detail when I create our official NBA Live 15 Wishlist thread in the NLSC Forum, but since Scott and the rest of the developers are interested in hearing each of our top five to ten suggestions for the game, I thought I’d use this week’s Friday Five to get the ball rolling and briefly talk about some improvements for the next NBA Live. Without any further ado, here are five things I want to see in NBA Live 15.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

We have a couple of new files for NBA 2K13 PC today, namely the Chicago Bulls’ alternate jersey from the 90s and a new version of PatTheHead’s retro season pack. Pick them both up at the links below.

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90s Chicago Bulls Black and Black Pinstripe Jersey

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1951/52 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v1.5)

Ultimate Base Roster V5 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Rising Stars in Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 V5

HAWK23 and company have released V5 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14. It includes new season mods, new special teams, new art updates and much, much more. A full rundown of the key features of the latest release is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR)
  • Added 10 new season rosters (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979)
  • Added/unlocked the Rising Stars and All-Star Teams in Quick Play Mode (UBR)
  • Added 7 new teams to the UBR:
    #1: All-Time International Legends
    #2: Free Agent (DNP in NBA) International Stars
    #3: Free Agent (DNP in NBA) Fallen Stars
    #4: 2014 All-Star 3-Point Shooters
    #5: 2014 All-Star Dunkers
    #6: All-Time Shooting Legends
    #7: All-Time Slam Dunk Legends
  • Added many CFs throughout all the mods (very few are now missing)
  • Added 15+ new portraits were added
  • Added 9 new logos
  • Added approx. 15 new sets of jerseys for the 1970’s Rosters (courtesy Suirad)
  • Added approx. 60 new courts for the 1970’s Rosters (courtesy Suirad)
  • Rosters accurate as of 2/20/2014 (compatible/based off Meds)

Download UBR 2K14 V5 here! For more information, previews and support, check out the release thread.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #67

NLSC Podcast Logo

The 67th episode of the NLSC Podcast is out now, featuring Arcane, JaoSming and myself in the booth. Join us as we talk about our latest Ultimate Team experiences in NBA Live 14, new dunks in NBA 2K14, the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend and more, including some brilliant segues.

  • 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?

Click Play to listen to the show!

We’re always eager to hear your feedback, so let us know what you thought of this week’s show along with your take on any of the topics that we discussed, either in the comments below or here in the Forum. Topic suggestions and mailbag questions/comments are also welcome in this thread.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Check out today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, including the latest version of the March Madness 2K14 mod, HD courts, new shoes, player faces and much more. There’s also an NBAE League mod for the Xbox 360 version of the game, created by Bieberkinz. Download all of the new and updated files at the links below!

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MARCH MADNESS 2K14 (41 TEAMS — NCAA on CBS) (Updated to v4.1)

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Chicago Bulls United Center
New Orleans Pelicans – Smoothie King Center – HD Arena

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Nike LeBron X PS Elite (Andersen PE)

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Face Update Pack #2

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Smaller Player Indicator Text

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23 Player Retro Pack

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Fictional Draft Class by Zidus 411 Year 9 and 10

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MGX Space Jam V2 2K14 (Updated to v2.1)
Space Jam v2.1 Title Screen
Space Jam v2.1 Jukebox

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Christmas Day Jersey Pack (Updated to v2.1)

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NBAE League 2K14

Harrison Barnes’ Dunk Contest Slams Now in NBA 2K14

Harrison Barnes dunks in NBA 2K14 on PlayStation 4

If you caught the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest over the weekend, you’re probably aware that the Golden State Warriors’ Harrison Barnes captured a couple of his dunks so that they could be added to NBA 2K14. Barnes’ slams are now in the game and can be unlocked via the Locker Code: HARRISONSLAM.

Check out the NBA 2K14 rendition of Harrison Barnes’ dunks below, or watch them here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. What do you think of the dunks? What other dunks would you like to see added to the game? Sound off in the comments below and join in the discussion in the NBA 2K14 section of the NLSC Forum.

February 18th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Kenneth Faried blocks Goran Dragic in NBA 2K14 PC

A new official roster is now available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through February 18th, 2014. At a glance, it appears as though the new rosters also feature a few rating and injury updates.

You can get the new update automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet when you start up NBA 2K14. However, if you’re on PC and would like to update your game manually for whatever reason, pick up our offline pack which contains the latest roster and online data files.

The Tuesday Triple: 2014 Basketball Game Reviews

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This is The Tuesday Triple, where I attempt to break down random topics into three points, and maybe an “and one” if I need it. Similar to the established Friday Five by Andrew, the topics will be related to basketball video games and their communities as a whole.

Even though Andrew does a great job reviewing basketball games for the NLSC, I have never felt that any review of a basketball videogame would ever truly apply to me. At the same time, I’ve always felt my opinions on these games are so skewed that any recommendations I could make on my experiences with a game wouldn’t apply to anyone else. So, now that I have this lovely weekly feature to write, I figured I’d give it a shot and write quick reviews for my main 3 basketball games this year. NBA 2K14 on PC, NBA Live 14 on PS4, and NBA 2K14 on PS4.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

We have a couple of new files for NBA Live 2004 today, as ModManZZZ has released an updated version of his current rosters for the 2013/2014 season. Pick up the roster and art pack at the links below!

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2014 Season Roster by ModManZZZ (Updated to v2.0)
2014 Season Art & Roster Patch by ModManZZZ (Updated to v2.0)

Dumb Fact Monday: Playable Jay-Z

Jay Z in Live 07 Thumb

This is Dumb Fact Monday, serving up random facts about basketball video games that you may or may not find interesting.

It seems like only recently that we were all complaining about the gold swirls and menu equalizers in NBA 2K13, probably because it was only last year. Executively produced by Jay-Z, NBA 2K13 gained criticism for the presentation elements that were supposedly designed by the man himself. 2K themselves claimed that Jay-Z had his fingerprints all over the game, and articles came out about Jay-Z using his star power to get Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley in last year’s game for the Team USA vs Dream Team hype. Aside from the presentation elements and his name on the box, Jay-Z was not included in the game’s celebrity team and was only shown in videogame form in the crowd of Net games.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a few new files for NBA Live 08 today, including the 2014 All-Star court by Manni and a pack of Allen Iverson shoes by various patchers that was compiled by mtroberto. Check them out at the links below.

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2014 NBA All-Star Courts
2014 NBA All-Star Practice Court

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Allen Iverson Shoe Pack

NBA Live 14 Defensive Positioning Tutorial

NBA Live 14: Dwight Howard

EA Sports continues to provide hints and tips for NBA Live 14 as they’ve posted another tutorial video over on the game’s official Facebook page, this time focusing on defensive positioning. The video provides an overview of the on-ball defensive controls and also offers a few tips on how to effectively steal the ball and double team opponents.

Watch the defensive positioning tutorial below or check it out here on the official NBA Live Facebook page if you can’t see the embedded video. If you’d like to share any defensive tips or impressions of the game, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

NBA 2K11 Cover Art

Still playing NBA 2K11 on PC? Then be sure to check out levynagy’s latest updates for the game, including sliders, updated current rosters and a 1998 Draft Class for the 1997/1998 season mod.

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Levy’s Sliders
2013-2014 Roster with Levy’s Updates
Levy’s 1998 Draft Class

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

If the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend has you fired up to play some NBA 2K14 on PC, then be sure to check out the latest releases from our modding community. Today’s new and updated files include the latest add-on pack for the High School Hoops mod, a 1995 College Hoops mod, current rosters, faces, jerseys, basketballs and more. Please see below for all the download links!

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High School Hoops 2K14 (Add-On Pack 4)

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College Hoops ’95 on NBA 2K14

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slimmXhomicide Roster
slimmXhomicide Missing Faces Pack 1

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Face Update Pack #1

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Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Center – HD Arena

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ESPN Scoreboard

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Christmas Day Jersey Pack (Updated to v2.0)
2014 All-Star Jersey Pack

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Spalding NBA Adam Silver Game Balls