Official Rosters, Fix Coming Soon for NBA 2K14 Next Gen

NBA 2k14 Next Gen: Brooklyn Nets

According to Ronnie 2K, an official roster update is in the works for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of NBA 2K14. A new patch will also be pushed through within the next week, addressing issues with MyCAREER save files and connectivity in The Park.

Join in the latest NBA 2K14 discussion here in the NLSC Forum!

November 26th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Eric Gordon dunks in NBA 2K14 PC

The official roster updates keep on coming through for NBA 2K14 current gen, with today’s roster featuring lineups that have been updated through November 26th, 2013. No missing players have been added, but a couple of transactions that had been missing from the previous roster have been accounted for and players such as Derrick Rose, unfortunately confirmed to miss the rest of the season, have had their injury status updated.

LeBron XI shoes have also been added in the latest update. As always, the new roster will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet. PC users may also opt to update their game manually using our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

MyNBA2K14 App Now Available for Android Devices

NBA 2K14: Andre Iguodala

For gamers who are playing NBA 2K14 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and also own an Android device, you can now pick up the MyNBA2K14 app in the Google Play store. The iOS version of the app was made available earlier this month.

MyNBA2K14 is a free companion app for NBA 2K14 which allows gamers to check on their MyCAREER progress on-the-go, as well as earn extra Virtual Currency through mini-games and a daily predictions game. It cannot be used with the PC version of NBA 2K14 (which of course does not utilise VC), nor does it support the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions of the game.

November 25th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Damian Lillard with the one-hander in NBA 2K14 PC

A new official roster update for NBA 2K14 is now available, featuring lineups that have been updated through November 25th, 2013. A couple of ratings have been updated in the latest roster, though no new players have been added and the injury status of Derrick Rose, Marc Gasol and Andre Iguodala still has not been updated.

The new rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet. If you’re on PC and would like to update your game manually for whatever reason, you can get the latest roster and online data files in our offline pack.

Mailbag Call for Episode #56 of the NLSC Podcast

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We’ll be recording Episode #56 of the NLSC Podcast within the next couple of days, so I’m putting out a call for any and all mailbag submissions. As always, we invite you to hit us up with your comments, questions and topic suggestions, so that we can discuss the things that you’re interested in hearing about.

Post your submissions in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum, or in the comments below. You can also get in touch with us via our Facebook page and Twitter.

November 24th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Russell Westbrook vs. John Lucas III in NBA 2K14 PC

NBA 2K14 has received another official roster update, accurate as of November 24th, 2013. Once again, no missing players have been added in the latest roster, but it does appear that some ratings and injuries have been updated. However, Derrick Rose, Marc Gasol and Andre Iguodala notably aren’t listed as injured in the new roster.

The update will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet. If you’re playing NBA 2K14 on PC and would like to update your game manually, pick up the latest roster and online data files here in our offline pack.

Article on Rising Star (Official NBA Live 14 Website)

NBA Live 14: Under Armour Rising Star Showcase Court

An overview of Rising Star mode in NBA Live 14 has been posted here over on the game’s official website. The article describes the different types of players that you can choose to be and the key skills for each archetype, noting that the cost of player upgrades will vary according to your position and skillset. For example, upgrades to blocking ratings are discounted for centres and more expensive for point guards, while upgrading a big man’s three point skill costs more than it would for a shooting guard.

Check out the article for the full scoop. For anyone who has been playing Rising Star, feel free to share your impressions in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 include two roster updates: skoadam’s latest URB Roster for the PC version of the game and a PSP roster update by pleake17. Download them both at the links below.

skoadam
URB Roster V14 [17 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v14.0)

pleake17
NBA 2K13 PSP Roster (2013/2014) (Updated to v2.0)

November 22nd Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Tony Parker in NBA 2K14 PC

NBA 2K14 has received another official roster update, with lineups that have been updated through November 22nd, 2013. It doesn’t appear as though any missing players have been added in the latest release, though at a glance it seems that a few player ratings have been updated and injuries accounted for.

The new rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet; I believe the updates are now live for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game as well. For PC users who wish to update their game manually, I’ve added the latest roster and online data files to our offline pack, available here.

Another Open Letter from NBA Live 14 EP Sean O’Brien, Future Updates

NBA Live 14: Dwight Howard

NBA Live 14 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien has posted a new open letter over the game’s official website, conceding that it’s been a rough week for the game and that the team has been taking the feedback it has received very seriously. Sean acknowledges some of the most common complaints about the game so far and confirms that the development team is working on a variety of updates to address those issues.

He notably mentions that they are working on improving the way that the game teaches the new controls to users, with the aim of making NBA Live 14 easier to pick up and play. Interestingly, Sean also mentions that “drastic and immediate improvements” to graphics and animations will be made, admitting that the game lacks polish in those areas.

In any case, it seems that patches and fixes are on the horizon for NBA Live 14 and that the developers are listening to honest and constructive feedback. Therefore, I’d encourage everyone to continue posting their honest opinions and constructive suggestions, so that the development team receives the most useful feedback possible. Feel free to add your thoughts on the open letter in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 14 section of the Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Reasons I’d Like An Unlicensed Basketball Game

Another dunk in International Basketball 2009

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 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 I mentioned in last week’s Friday Five, I’ve been spending my gaming time occupying myself with this and that as I wait for the Australian release of the PlayStation 4, along with NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14. In addition to the five things I listed in last week’s column, I’ve also had another glance at International Basketball 2009, a title you may remember from the Friday Five a couple of weeks ago when I listed five basketball games that were bad, yet still entertaining. My opinion of the game hasn’t changed much since then, though I still find the idea of an unlicensed basketball game very intriguing.

While I’m still more interested in playing NBA sims and the occasional arcade title, I can’t help but wonder if there’s a market for a quality unlicensed basketball game. Given how much I used to enjoy World League Basketball on the Super Nintendo back in the day, it’d be something that I’d at least have to check out. Therefore, this week I’m listing the five reasons I’d like to see an unlicensed basketball video game, preferably one that plays better than International Basketball 2009.

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NBA 2K14 Momentus Trailer

NBA 2K14 Next Gen: James Harden & Dwight Howard

Remember the sneak peek at the Momentus Trailer that was posted towards the end of October? The full trailer has now been released, showing off NBA 2K14 next gen in all its glory as cover player LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and other NBA stars strut their stuff with an assortment of highlights.

Check out the Momentus Trailer below or watch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. You can also find more videos in this gallery in our NBA 2K14 subsite. Post your thoughts on the trailer in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Forum, as well as your impressions of NBA 2K14 next gen so far.

NBA Live 14 Modes Blog

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A new blog has been posted over on the official NBA Live 14 website, providing a detailed rundown of the modes in this year’s game. The article offers some good information on the features of Dynasty Mode and Rising Star, modes which haven’t received a whole lot of press prior to the game’s release.

Don’t forget to check out our interview with Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher for more information on NBA Live 14. Be sure to check out the latest regular episode of the NLSC Podcast as well, in which JaoSming and Pdub offer their early impressions of the game. Feel free to post your thoughts on the game in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #55

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The PlayStation 4 has launched and we have two new basketball games to play…well, two of us do, at any rate. Join Arcane, JaoSming, Pdub and myself as we discuss early impressions of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen, as well as some of the reactions from the community and gaming media.

  • Before we get to JaoSming and Pdub’s impressions, Andrew once again plugs our interview with Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher, recorded earlier this week.
  • NBA Live 14 is out, which means the NBA Live series has finally officially returned. JaoSming and Pdub run down the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Is there a solid foundation to NBA Live 14? With a game finally released, can EA build upon what they’ve got?
  • More features may be added through the year, a concept that we’d certainly welcome and encourage.
  • JaoSming declares NBA 2K14 next gen a game that will sell the new consoles, from its aesthetics to the gameplay experience to its features.
  • While the news is mostly good when it comes to NBA 2K14 next gen, there are a few signature 2K quirks that bear mentioning. However, the good far outweighs the bad.
  • Were our concerns regarding MyGM and the revamped MyCAREER mode justified?
  • As you might expect, The Park gets a mention or two.
  • Neither game features Create-a-Player. We hope that philosophy is done away with before we get too far into this generation.

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As always, we welcome your feedback and reactions to this week’s episode, either in the comments below or here in the Forum. Please also feel free to share your impressions of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, so that we may read some of them out in a future episode.

November 20th Official Roster for NBA 2K14

The San Antonio Spurs' Military Night jersey in NBA 2K14 PC

A new official roster update for NBA 2K14 is now available, featuring lineups updated through November 20th, 2013. The latest rosters add six new players (Brandon Davis, Hollis Thompson, Miroslav Raduljica, Dwight Buycks, Julyan Stone and Robbie Hummel), update the injury status of various players including Steve Nash and add the San Antonio Spurs’ new Military Night jersey. In contrast to previous years, the PC version has received the new jersey texture, which is certainly a welcome change. Rashidi has provided an overview of all the changes in the latest roster here.

You can get the latest update automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet. If you’re playing on PC and would like to update your game manually, pick up our offline pack which contains the latest roster and online data files.