No New NBA Jam Game On The Horizon After All

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Following up on our post a couple of days ago about a Tweet possibly hinting at a new NBA Jam coming out at some point in the near future, it appears as though we shouldn’t get our hopes up just yet. GameSpot reached out to EA Sports and was told that the Tweet in question was “unauthorised”, with EA further stating that they “do not have any announcements to make about NBA Jam at this time”. The Tweet has since been deleted.

While EA’s description of the Tweet as “unauthorised” does invite the suggestion that the developer is perhaps conducting internal discussions about releasing another NBA Jam and will ultimately be gauging fan interest in a new game, that is merely speculation at this point. While it wouldn’t be surprising if another Jam game was released at some point due to the series’ popularity and EA owning the rights to the name, nothing appears to be imminent. Should that change, we’ll of course post any details as they emerge.

NBA Live 14 Roster Analysis; Checklist & Feedback Thread

Shawne Williams on the Los Angeles Lakers' roster in NBA Live 14

The roster updates for NBA Live 14 have received considerable scrutiny and criticism since the game’s release, with a delay in transactions being added to the game, missing players and errors such as incorrect jersey numbers. As of the latest roster update however, the situation appears to be a little better.

In the latest roster, all players have their correct jersey numbers, which wasn’t the case as recently as earlier this week. A couple of players have also been added and no one is on a team’s roster they shouldn’t be on. Having said that, nine players are still missing from the game in the latest roster, across eight teams. A couple of those players are admittedly on 10 day contracts, but a couple of others have been on their team’s roster since September. You can check out a full list of the missing players below.

Finally, it doesn’t look as though the All-Star teams have been updated as yet, though the 2014 All-Star court and jerseys were of course added by the title update that was pushed through earlier this week. I’ve started a thread here in the NBA Live 14 section of the Forum to keep a checklist of issues with the game’s rosters, as well as collect any other feedback that we can pass along to the NBA Live development team. Feel free to post your observations, error reports, corrections and suggestions in there.

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The Friday Five: 5 Dunks From NBA Live the Real Dunk Contest Needs

Terrence Ross with the Honey Dip in NBA Live 08 PC

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.

Since the 2014 All-Star Weekend in New Orleans is upon us, I feel it’s only right that this week’s Friday Five covers a topic related to the NBA’s midseason classic. Since I talked about the things that I believe the dunk contest needs as well as my five favourite All-Star Weekends in the lead up to last year’s All-Star Weekend, this year I thought I’d mix things up a bit with a topic that combines video games and real life.

The addition of the All-Star Weekend in NBA Live 2005 was a definite highlight in the NBA Live series, finally bringing an often requested and long awaited mode to the game. The dunk contest that was featured from NBA Live 2005 through NBA Live 09 included some crazy slams; a few of them were a little out there, but others could feasibly be pulled off in real life. This week, I’m listing five dunks from NBA Live’s Slam Dunk Contest that I’d like to see broken out in the real competition.

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February 13th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Joakim Noah dunks in NBA 2K14 PC

New official rosters are now available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through February 13th, 2014. The latest roster also includes a few updates to player ratings and injuries. Additionally, Kobe Bryant has been replaced on the West All-Stars by Anthony Davis.

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

File Additions for NBA Live 08

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We have some new and updated files for NBA Live 08 today, including rookie faces, court updates for all 30 teams, a new custom AIACT file, a roster/gamefix and more. Check them all out at the links below!

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Philadelphia 76ers 2013/2014 Court Patch

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10 2013/2014 Rookie Faces Pack

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SUPERSTAR AIACT

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Atlwarrior’s Realistic Rosters Sliders Gamefix Demo

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Cpt(K)’s Fantasy Rosters (Updated to v0.16)

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2013/2014 HD 30 Team Court Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include HD arena updates, the new NBA ball, an NCAA scoreboard and more. Download them all at the links below!

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Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center HD Arena
2014 All-Star Game HD Arena
Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Energy Arena – HD Arena

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FOX NCAA Scoreboard (16:9 and 16:10 monitors)

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New NBA Ball (Adam Silver) (Updated to v2.0)

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MGX Space Jam V2 2K14
MGX Justice League vs The Avengers Soundtrack

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High School Ranking Spreadsheet

NLSC Podcast – Episode #66

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Get your kicks with the NLSC Podcast, Episode #66! Join Arcane and myself as we talk NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, mention some upcoming modding projects and prepare to embarrass ourselves with some predictions for the 2014 All-Star Weekend.

  • 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.

Click Play to listen to the show!

As always, feel free to hit us up with your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as 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.

New NBA Jam Game Possibly In the Works?

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Cover Art

If you follow NBA Jam on Twitter, you may have seen a Tweet asking gamers for a Re-Tweet if they are ready for a new NBA Jam, seemingly hinting at the possibility of another game coming out at some point in the not too distant future. With a new generation of consoles out, it certainly wouldn’t be too surprising if EA Sports is looking to continue the popular series started by Midway back in 1993.

The most recent game in the series is the well-received NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, released digitally through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Android version of NBA Jam also recently received a roster update, which included audio and artwork for the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans.

No further details are available at this time, but we’ll be sure to post them as soon as they come our way.

NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week – February 12th

NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week

Welcome to the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week for February 12th, 2014! This is a weekly feature where the community submits their best highlight videos from NBA Live and NBA 2K, with Arcane selecting the ten best videos for a Top 10 countdown.

This week’s Top 10 not only shows off some spectacular dunks, crafty passes and great defensive plays, but also some of the great mods for NBA 2K14 PC including March Madness 2K14. Watch the countdown below or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Thanks to everyone who continues to submit their highlights for the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week! If you’d like to get involved, be sure to check out this thread.

February 11th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Kevin Durant launches a jumper against the Trail Blazers in NBA 2K14 PC

A new official roster has come through for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through February 11th, 2014. Some minor transactions have now been accounted for as players whose 10 day contracts have expired are now free agents, while the injury status of various players has also been updated.

The new rosters 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. PC users who wish to update their game manually can make use of our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

NLSC Podcast – Post-Patch Chat with NBA Live 14 Dev Scott O’Gallagher

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NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher returns in another special edition of the NLSC Podcast, in which he chats to Arcane and myself about the new title update that’s just come out for NBA Live 14 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We talk about the various fixes and enhancements included in the patch, the reactions to NBA Live 14 so far, the face scans for NBA Live 15 and much more.

Click the Play button below to listen to the episode! As always, feel free to share your thoughts on this special edition of the NLSC Podcast in the comments below, as well as here in the NLSC Forum. For those who may have missed it the first time around, you can check out our pre-release interview with Scott here.

The Tuesday Triple: Tips for PC Patchers

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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.

It is amazing for me to look back on my almost 9 years of being active here in the NLSC community and see how much, and how little, has changed. When I first found the NLSC, I was looking for updates for my friend’s PC copy of NBA Live 2000. When I was forced to make an account that I never used in 2003, it was to learn more about the recently released NBA Live 2004. Finally, in 2005 I posted for the first time, sharing a mod I created for NBA Live 2005. While the technology, tools and games have changed over the years, I am genuinely surprised how the patching culture has evolved, but still deals with the same issues. Here are some tips I have for patchers releasing patches for the current or past NBA games.

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NBA Live 14 Patch Out Now; Details

NBA Live 14: Patch - Shootaround Mode

The big patch for NBA Live 14 is out now on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It addresses a variety of issues from the lighting and textures to animations, control responsiveness and passing speeds. It also adds a new Shootaround mode, additional Hardwood Classics jerseys and the 2014 All-Star jerseys and court.

You can check out the full patch notes and some screenshots over on the official NBA Live 14 website, as well as below or after the jump. Feel free to share your impressions of the new title update in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NLSC 2013/2014 Open Source Roster for NBA 2K14

LeBron James with the reverse dunk against the Clippers in NBA 2K14 PC

I’ve been meaning to get into some NBA 2K modding for the past couple of years, so I’ve finally bitten the bullet and released something. What I’ve come up with is an open source 2013/2014 season roster update for NBA 2K14 PC. In a nutshell, I don’t know how often I’ll be able to update the rosters, but I’d like to get an open source roster out there that other modders can take and use as a base for their own current season updates.

The current release is quite basic, featuring lineups and rotations that have been updated as of February 9th, 2014. I’ve also corrected a couple of jersey numbers from the February 9th official roster update, removed all injuries and added Anthony Davis to the West All-Stars in place of Kobe Bryant, who has been ruled out of this year’s game due to his knee injury.

In the long run, I’d like to make adjustments to player ratings, add missing historic players and include other enhancements to not only provide a solid roster update, but also provide a quality base roster to provide a leg up for anyone who wants to maintain a regular roster update for NBA 2K14 PC. It’s an open source community project however, so even if I can’t spend much time on it myself, it’s my hope that others in the community will be able to contribute. As such, I encourage anyone to take it and immediately start working on their own update if they wish.

Pick it up here in our Downloads section! For more information, please see this thread.

Dumb Fact Monday: Alcatraz in NBA 2K14

Midnight Ballers 2K13 Mod - Street Court

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

When poking around the NBA 2K14 files on PC, you might come across references that only apply to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, and of course the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version which the PC port is based upon. While many of these are expected, there has been one specific reference that I have yet to understand or fully explain within the files of NBA 2K14.

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