NBA 2K15 PS4/X1 Teaser Video

As promised earlier in the week, NBA 2K15 cover player Kevin Durant has Tweeted out an Instagram video, providing a glimpse of NBA 2K15. In the video, Durant is shown performing a between the legs dribble, before taking the ball to the hoop and dunking on Andre Iguodala.

This is our first look at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of NBA 2K15, following the earlier announcement of Crew Mode for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of the game, which was also accompanied by a few screenshots. As yet, we don’t know which version the PC platform will be receiving.

A full trailer is expected to be out soon, so be on the lookout. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum.

Game Informer: 20 Things We Know About NBA Live 15

Game Informer has posted an article titled 20 Things We Know About NBA Live 15, which as you might expect, offers 20 facts about this year’s game. It covers the previously mentioned areas of focus (gameplay, visuals and on-boarding), as well as specific improvements such as enhanced commentary and presentation, facial animations, transitional animations, player physics, and an overhaul to the passing game.

On the subject of game modes, Live Season and BIG Moments will be returning. Dynasty Mode unfortunately isn’t a priority, but will still be receiving some enhancements, as will Ultimate Team and Rising Star. The article also mentions that a couple of other modes, such as the EA Sports Basketball League, won’t be returning just yet.

It’s a good overview of a few things we already knew, plus a few tidbits of new information, so be sure to check it out. Game Informer also posted a candid interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien which you can check out here. Sean also chatted with EGM, in a piece that you can read here.

As always, we invite you to sound off with your opinions in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #89

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It’s that time of the week again, so I invite you to join JaoSming and myself for Episode #89 of the NLSC Podcast! Tune in for discussion of the latest NBA Live 15 screenshot, the return of Crew Mode in NBA 2K15, a few new modding developments, and some NBA offseason tidbits.

  • We got a glimpse of the new official NBA basketball in NBA Live 15. Does JaoSming like it more than NBA Live 14’s rock?
  • The actual Crew Mode that gamers loved and missed will be returning in NBA 2K15 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Are we excited about that?
  • Footage of NBA 2K15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One might be coming by the end of the week. With it being an Instagram video, we’re trying to keep our expectations low.
  • In modding news this week: JaoSming’s latest project, a new development by TGsoGood, and more good stuff with the Ultimate Base Roster.
  • We reflect on the latest Beat Jao challenge and last week’s Friday Five.
  • Former WNBA star Becky Hammon has been hired by the San Antonio Spurs as a full-time assistant coach, breaking down another barrier in the NBA.
  • Derrick Rose has had a fine showing in the Team USA scrimmages. The big news coming out last week however is Paul George’s gruesome injury…yikes.
  • We discuss the possibility of stars no longer competing in non-NBA events, and get nostalgic for days gone by.
  • It seems that Kevin Love is heading to Cleveland, which is making interviews for Andrew Wiggins somewhat awkward.
  • Free agent talk, the retirement of Dick Bavetta, and a few other offseason topics are covered.
  • We close with a short discussion of Brian Scalabrine’s essay. Admittedly, our words cannot do it justice.

Click Play to listen to the show!

As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

File Additions for NBA Live 06

We have one new file for NBA Live 06 PC today, an updated TNT scoreboard for the 2013/2014 season by yunicorn. Download it at the link below.

TNT 2013/2014 Scoreboard

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

With NBA 2K15 still a couple of months away, our modding community is still hard at work on last year’s game. Today’s new additions for NBA 2K14 PC include several faces and some retro courts. Check them all out at the links below!

Derrick Rose Face

1981-1992 Boston Garden in Boston
2012-Present Boston Boston Garden in Boston
2014 Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas

Chris Paul Face
Face Update Pack #7

MyPLAYER Face (Facial Progression Compatible)

Carmelo Anthony Face (Facial Progression Compatible)

Crew Mode Returns for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Not last year’s Crew Mode seen on these consoles, but the NBA 2K11 version of Crew Mode will be returning to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of NBA 2K15. Indoors, 5 on 5, playbooks, referees, create a team jerseys and courts. There will also be the 3 on 3 Blacktop version as well, but you can start the full game version of Crew Mode with only 3 players on your team.

What has been very interesting is Ronnie2K and LD2K only stating that this is for “old gen” PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. With the $60 price tag remaining for the PC version on many North American retailers, it remains to be seen what is going on with PC. For certain, it sounds like Crew Mode will not be on PC NBA 2K15.

Check out the screenshots captured from the stream by hitting read more, and check out the discussion in the Forum.

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Testers Needed for AND1/Ball Up Open Run Mod

I keep mentioning that I have been doing a lot of modding this past week, well now I need some help with testing one of the mods I created. Inspired by the way AND1 and Ball Up would choose local basketball players to play in their featured game for that city, I created a custom season schedule that tries to replicate that in NBA 2K14 PC.

Essentially you choose from 8 open run teams to be the user team, do a fantasy draft of the generic players in the roster, then play 3 ‘open run’ games. The game then chooses 8 players from these teams to fill the All Star teams, which serves as the taped games we see from Ball Up nowadays. In the future I will make alternate versions for the 4 season schedules I can mod with different generic players and maybe even some NBA or Streetball players added in as well. Of course the courts and uniforms can be changes as well.

You can find out more details and a partial playthrough of the mod in the video above. Check it out yourself in this Forum Thread, just know you must be signed into the NLSC to access the attached file. Looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Beat Jao #4: You Versus LeBron James

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

With the NBA 2K15 hype train about to leave the station I figured we should include NBA 2K14’s cover athelete in a challenge. I want you to beat LeBron James in a 1 on 1 game to 21 in Blacktop mode. The twist on this challenge is right there in the wording, I want you to beat LeBron, as in your MyCAREER player.

I ended up using my PlayStation 4 MyCAREER player because, well, I actually played that version a little bit this year. I was expecting to need a few tries to beat LBJ 1 on 1, but I was able to beat him on the first try with my slow 7’2″ center. To Beat Jao this week, you need to use your MyCAREER player and defeat LeBron James by more than 3 points (my score was 21-18). For all the details on the challenge check the video below, and remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.

Somehow stockalone1232, Bieberkinz, ClLUTClH, and cool1324 were able to win 0 games in an Association season last week, I honestly did not think that would be possible. You can check out last week’s standings and overall leaderboard by hitting read more.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 feature an updated pack of Class of 2014 rookie faces by Devilish. Pick it up at the link below!

2014/2015 Rookie Pack (Updated to v2.0)

Dumb Mondays: My Modding Now Versus 2007

This is Dumb Mondays, starting the workweek off with silly facts or some of my opinions and predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This week I am sharing a dumb something of mine and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.

One more week. Not even one more week, days and hours can measure the time between me typing this and the first substantial information drop on NBA 2K15 (and maybe even NBA Live 15 if they keep dueling). Believe me when I say that NBA Live 15’s ball looks amazing, but the endless speculation during this time of year is just that, endless. So this week I finally got to play in my sandbox that is NBA 2K14 and brought along my still shiny new toy RED MC. I put my head down and created. It was fun, but I realized halfway through my project that I was doing something very similar to what I did with NBA Live 07, but this time it look a lot less time.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re starting another week here at the NLSC with some more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s new files include several player faces, graphics tweaks, and a couple of creative mods by TGsoGood. Please see below for all the download links!

Drew Gooden Face

Nick Young Face
DeMarcus Cousins Face

Face Update Pack

Sprite Dunk Contest (Wiggins, Gordon, Lavine and Ross)
Facial Progression TURK Scripts for RED MC (Compatible D. Rose Included)


Replay Fixes for NBA Live 2005-08

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have time to work on any roster updates for NBA Live 2005, 06, 07 and 08, or much else these days. Unfortunately that hasn’t changed – sorry! – but as I mentioned during Episode #88 of the NLSC Podcast, I did whip up some quick workarounds for an issue that’s present in Instant Replay in all of the aforementioned games.

While capturing some screenshots to update the galleries in our subsites, as well as stock up on images for our various feature articles, I was reminded of the annoying issue of the hide/show overlay button remaining on screen in Instant Replay; a small bug, but a pain when you’re trying to get some nice screenshots. I devised a workaround which uses a transparent texture for the hover effect on the button, and figured that I’d share it with the community as others might find a use for it.

Download the fixes here:

Once again, unfortunately I’m unable to work on any roster updates these days, so I respectfully request that you please stop asking me about them; pestering me about them is definitely not going to make me inclined to change my mind! For anyone who would like to use my rosters as a base to make updates of their own, feel free to do so, but I would appreciate credit somewhere if you do. I’d also recommend that NBA Live 08 users check out the NBA Action 15 mod, currently in progress. I have nothing to do with the mod however, so please don’t contact me about it.

Ultimate Base Roster V19 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

HAWK23 and the rest of the UBR team have just released V19 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14. It contains updated offseason rosters, some new year-specific faces, and other enhancements. A breakdown of the key features of V19 is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, and coaching moves (8/2/14)
  • Updated recently signed free agents have correct salary/contract information (including all rookies)
  • Added a few year-specific cyberfaces (remember, every new update you MUST re-download Part 6)
  • Added V1 of the 1961, 1960, and Ultimate 60’s Mods (Courtesy Reddwarf)
  • Added new version of the 1962 Mod (Reddwarf)
  • Rosters accurate as of 8/2/2014

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 here! Be sure to check out the release thread for more information, previews and support, as well as Like the official UBR Facebook page.

Ultimate Base Roster V62 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

It’s been a while since the last release, but a new version (V62) of HAWK23 and company’s Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 is now available. The new release includes updated 2014/2015 offseason rosters, created by ajmacbl. A complete overview of the key features is as follows:

  •  We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  •  Includes updated UBR Association V62 Roster with 2014 rookies and accurate transactions (courtesy ajmacbl) [Note: The UltimateBaseRoster was not updated – only the Association file]
  • Added updated coaches and arena names to the UBR Association V62 file
  • Added 2014 rookie cyberfaces (and other new ones that were converted from 2K14)
  • Added 100’s of new portraits (2014 Rookies + Many Others)
  • Added new Hornets logo, floor, jerseys, and stadium
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations for the UBR Association file up to date as of August 2, 2014.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 here! For more previews, information and support, please see the release thread. You can also Like UBR on Facebook.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve had plenty of new and updated files for NBA 2K14 this week, topped off by 34 file additions today: 33 for PC, and one for Xbox 360. A huge thanks to everyone who continues to make use of our upload facilities to share their work with the community!

The PC releases include Streetball apparel, several player faces, a bunch of retro courts, and another update for the Charlotte Hornets’ new court. Xbox 360 users meanwhile can pick up the latest version of Bieberkinz’ NBAE League 2K14 roster. Please see below for all the download links.

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