Nickname Night Jerseys added in NBA Live 14

Nickname Night jerseys in NBA Live 14

Yesterday’s game between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets featured Nickname Night jerseys, with each player’s surname on the back of their jerseys being replaced by a moniker of their choosing. Paul Pierce’s “Truth”, LeBron’s “King James” and Ray Allen’s “J. Shuttlesworth”, a nod to his role in Spike Lee’s He Got Game, were among the nicknames on display during the game.

If you fire up NBA Live 14, you’ll notice that you can now play with the Nickname Night jerseys in games between the Heat and the Nets. You can check out screenshots of Paul Pierce and Ray Allen’s custom jerseys by clicking the thumbnails below. As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the latest discussion taking place in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

Nickname Night Jerseys

NBA Live 14 Shooting Tutorial

Damian Lillard vs Kyrie Irving in NBA Live 14

EA Sports has posted a new tutorial video for NBA Live 14 on the game’s official Facebook page, demonstrating the different types of shots that you can perform. It covers some of the basics including how to perform bank shots, pull-up jumpers, step back jumpers and floaters.

As with the previous gameplay tips video, the tutorial takes place in an empty arena, suggesting that the forthcoming updates for NBA Live 14 will add a practice mode to the game. Watch the video below or check it out on Facebook if you can’t see it embedded here. Be sure to join in the discussion in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum, including this constructive feedback thread which the development team are keeping an eye on as they work on fixes and enhancements for the game.

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January 10th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Luol Deng on the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA 2K14 PC

A new official roster is now available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through January 10th, 2014. The roster includes the latest transactions such as the Luol Deng trade, as well as an assortment of rating and injury status updates.

The update will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet. If you’re playing the PC version and would like to update your game manually, check out our offline pack which contains the latest roster and online data files.

The Friday Five: 5 Best Things in NBA Live 14

Kyrie irving 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.

In last week’s Friday Five, I mentioned that I’d like to talk a little more about the positive things in NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen, so that’s exactly what I’m doing starting this week. I was originally going to compile a list that covered both games, but I found that I couldn’t narrow my selections down to five. Therefore, this week I’ll be covering NBA Live 14, to be followed by a list for NBA 2K14 next Friday.

It’s been said many times before, but it’s been a rough comeback so far for NBA Live, with NBA Live 14 receiving some scathing reviews from the gaming media and basketball gamers alike. However, the game has also shown potential and some minor improvements following the first title update, with more fixes on the way. While there’s still a long road ahead, I’ve recently been enjoying spending some time with the game and as such, I’ve compiled a list of what I feel are the five best things in NBA Live 14.

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Feedback for NBA Live 14 Updates

NBA Live 14: Kyrie Irving directs the action in the First Look Trailer

I’ve reached out to the NBA Live 14 development team and they are definitely keen to receive quality, constructive feedback about the game, as they look to develop further updates and of course, NBA Live 15. To that end, I’ve started a thread here in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum, in which I’m compiling a list of the most pressing issues that need to be fixed, beginning with my own observations and feedback.

If you have useful feedback on NBA Live 14 that you’d like to share with the developers, I encourage you to post it in the thread ASAP. All I ask is that you keep any posts in the thread civil, constructive and on-topic, similar to our bug report thread. For any other discussion about the game, please feel free to create a new thread or join in on one of the existing topics.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got 28 new or updated files for NBA 2K14 PC today, from NCAA mods to retro courts to current rosters. Check them all out at the links below!

bigh0rt
NCAA 2K14 10-Team Demo (Updated to v2.0)

Pirate
1996 Golden State Warriors Court
1996 Detroit Pistons Court
1996 Denver Nuggets Court
1996 New Jersey Nets Court
1996 Dallas Mavericks Court
1996 Los Angeles Lakers Court
1996 New York Knicks Court
1996 Charlotte Hornets Court
1996 LA Arena
1993 Target Center
1996 America West Arena
1996 Alamodome
1996 Key Arena
1989 Richfield Colisuem
1989 Hemisfair Arena
1991 The Summit
1993 Market Square Arena
1997 Washington Wizards Court
Great Western Forum – The Final Years

mcoll86
NCAA Basketball for NBA 2K14 (Part 1)
NCAA Basketball for NBA 2K14 (Part 2)

exrxixxx
2K Customized Scoreboard
NBA on NBC Scoreboard

TGsoGood
High School Hoops 2K14 (Updated to v2.0)

stoeck
Detroit Pistons HD Court by stoeck

Medevenx
Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v0.8b)
Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Hornets Versions) (Updated to v0.8b)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #61

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #61 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! JaoSming is busy this week, so Arcane and I are your hosts for the latest episode.

  • As usual, we recap our experiences with NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 over the past week.
  • We ponder what kind of RPG elements could be added to career modes in basketball games. Would developers ever touch on social issues through an expanded off-court experience?
  • The Chicago Bulls have traded Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and picks. The resident Bulls fan on the panel is not particularly impressed.
  • Chris Paul’s injury, the Golden State Warriors’ winning streak and a few other recent NBA news stories are touched upon.
  • Arcane recaps Sony’s presentation at CES 2014.

Click Play to listen to the show!

As always, we’d like to hear your feedback on the episode, as well as your thoughts on anything that we discussed. Hit us up in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NLSC Forum. Also, don’t forget to send in any questions or topic suggestions for our listener mailbag, as we’ll be looking to do more installments in upcoming episodes.

Ultimate Base Roster V2 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC V2

HAWK23 and company have released V2 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC. The latest release includes new faces and portraits, signature skills for all the retro season mods from 1980 through 1999, and a few other fixes and updates. A rundown of the key features of V2 is as follows:

  • Approximately 85 new CFs added/fixed that were missing (more still to do)
  • A few jerseys were added that were missing
  • Approximately 20 new portraits were added across the mods (shown below)
  • All of the Season Mods from 1980 – 1999 now have Sig Skills
  • Animations and some gear updates were made for the Season Mods
  • Some statistical issues in the 1980’s mods were fixed
  • Some other minor logo tweaks and other issues were fixed
  • Rosters still accurate as of 1/1/2014 (will update current rosters in V3)

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 here! For more information, previews and support, be sure to check out the release thread.

File Additions for NBA 2K9

NBA 2K9 Cover Art

We don’t get a lot of new files for NBA 2K9 PC these days, but ZZCOOLJ21 has released a couple of new updates recently, namely conversions of JaoSming’s next gen ball for NBA 2K14 and a LeBron James face by -scarface-. Check them out at the links below.

ZZCOOLJ21 & JaoSming
Next Gen-Like Ball

ZZCOOLJ21 & -scarface-
LeBron James Next Gen Face

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

PatTheHead has updated his retro season roster pack for NBA 2K13 PC. Download it at the link below!

PatTheHead
1951/52 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v1.4)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Here are a couple of new updates for NBA Live 08: the Miami Heat’s new red alternate by looyh and a court update for the Dallas Mavericks by Manni. Download them both at the links below.

looyh
Miami Heat 2013/2014 Red Jersey Patch

Manni
Dallas Mavericks 2013/2014 Court Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got a bunch of new and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC today including tighter jerseys, college courts, player faces and current rosters. See below for all the download links.

Bliss
Tighter Sleeved Jerseys

Onegreatrace, ZZCOOLJ21
Wichita State 2013/2014 Court

ZZCOOLJ21
UCF 2013/2014 Court

FROWARDAXL83
Nikola Pekovic HD Face (Updated to v2.0)
Zach Randolph Face

kahoona
Carmelo Anthony Realistic Face (Updated to v4.0)

pierralban
Giannis Antetokounmpo Face (Updated to v2.0)

Mythbuster
Mall of Asia Arena
Smart-Araneta Coliseum

Pirate
UCF Blacktop Court

Tha King
Christmas Day Jersey Pack

Medevenx
Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v0.8)
Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Hornets Versions) (Updated to v0.8)

File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

BAYAG has released a minor update to his SUPERSTAR ’07 AIACT, correcting a few issues from the previous version. Check it out at the link below.

BAYAG
SUPERSTAR ’07 AIACT (Updated to v7.1)

January 4th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Luol Deng shoots the jumper against the Hawks in NBA 2K14 PC

The latest official roster update for NBA 2K14 has come through on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through January 4th, 2014. Some players are still missing but a couple of recent transactions have been accounted for. A few players have also received rating and injury status updates.

As always, the latest update will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet. PC users who wish to update their game manually may do so using our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

Ultimate Base Roster V1 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

NBA 2K14: Michael Jordan

HAWK23 and company have finally brought the Ultimate Base Roster to NBA 2K14 PC! The long-running mod pack for NBA 2K12, which features 44 complete season mods including current 2013/2014 season rosters, is being converted for use with NBA 2K14 and the initial version is now available.

Download V1 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC here! For more information, previews and support, be sure to check out the release thread.