File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have a few more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC to close out the weekend, namely a hair update for Josh McRoberts by Kieran, the latest realistic roster from Albys and a Kevin Garnett title screen by Kevin Parker. Pick them all up at the links below!

Kieran
Josh McRoberts Hair Update

Kevin Parker
Kevin “Big Ticket” Garnett Title Screen

Albys
Albys Realistic Roster and Gameplay

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

A new version of the PILIPINAS HOOPS 14 mod for NBA Live 08 has been uploaded by its author, NBALIVEFOREVER15. Check it out at the link below.

NBALIVEFOREVER15
PILIPINAS HOOPS 14 – Featuring the PBA (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have a few new updates for NBA 2K14 PC from our community this weekend. Today’s additions include a custom title screen, new basketball, and a jersey pack for the Orlando Magic. Please see below for all the download links.

Kevin Parker
Dwyane Wade Title Screen
NBA 2K14 Nike Pure Grip Ball

Tha King
Orlando Magic Jersey Pack

Coach’s Corner 3: Los Angeles Lakers in NBA Live

A new installment of the Coach’s Corner feature has been posted over on the official NBA Live website, detailing the Los Angeles Lakers’ face scanning session for NBA Live 15. In addition to showing some behind the scenes photographs of the session, the article also talks about the developers’ meeting with Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni, in which they gained an insight into his offensive strategies with an eye towards improving the depth and realism of NBA Live’s strategy and playcalling AI.

The developers also met with assistant coach Kurt Rambis, who not only provided his basketball insights for the development of NBA Live, but also spent some time reminiscing with lifelong Lakers fan and gameplay designer Scott O’Gallagher about the Showtime era and the rivalry with Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics, as well as the brilliance of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. More details on the enhancements to NBA Live’s AI will be revealed in the coming months, once the NBA Live 15 preview season has tipped off.

As always, it’s an interesting read on how the producers are picking the brains of NBA coaches to help them develop NBA Live, so check it out here and have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Best Mini-Games in Basketball Video Games

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.

If you’ve listened to some of the recent episodes of the NLSC Podcast, you may recall us talking about mini-games and how they helped create well-rounded basketball video games, with a variety of experiences on offer. If nothing else, they provided us with something to play when we didn’t feel like diving into a full length game, or we just had a few minutes to kill.

It remains to be seen whether that kind of content will make its way back into the NBA Live and NBA 2K series, though you’ll certainly find mention of it in our Wishlists. In the meantime, we can reflect on some of the most enjoyable bonus experiences in previous releases, which is what I’m doing this week as I list what I feel are the five best mini-games in basketball video games.

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April 10th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

New official rosters are available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through April 10th, 2014. As is often the case, a couple of recent transactions are missing along with some of the players who are on ten day contracts, but various players have had their injury status updated.

As always, 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 may alternatively update their game manually using our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

Details on our New Design

If you’ve been visiting the NLSC for a while, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve recently implemented a new design across the site. Since then, we’ve been ironing out a few issues and finishing up the mobile versions of the site to add better support for tablets and smartphones, which is why I’ve held off “officially” announcing the new design. We’ll probably be making a few minor tweaks here and there but since our renovations are more or less complete, I figure the time has come to make that announcement and provide a rundown of some of the new features.

In addition to sprucing up our design, we wanted to make sure that we made it easier to find and access all of our content, from front page news and weekly feature articles to our Downloads section and Wiki. Our old navigation menus could be a little overwhelming and made the previous layout quite busy-looking, so we hope that our new menu will streamline things. We’ve also aimed to create a more uniform look across the site, with better integration.

As I mentioned, we now have mobile versions of the main site, Forum and Wiki, to make browsing the NLSC on your tablet or smartphone a little easier. You can of course switch to the desktop version if you prefer, but your device should default to the mobile version for your convenience.

I realise that it can take some time to get used to a new design, but I’m hoping that most of you like it (or that it will grow on you in time). Again, we will likely make a few minor changes here and there, and if you do have any constructive feedback or are experiencing any difficulties or technical issues with the desktop or mobile versions of the site, please let me know. Thanks as always for your support of the NLSC, I hope you’ll find the new functionality useful and encourage you to stay tuned for all the content that we’ll be bringing you in the near future!

NLSC Podcast – Episode #74

We’ve recorded Episode #74 of the NLSC Podcast and it’s out now for your listening enjoyment (sorry, Leftos). Join Arcane, JaoSming and myself as we discuss our favourite basketball video games, ideas for future releases from EA and 2K, modding, the race to the 2014 NBA Playoffs, and more…even wrasslin’!

  • We tip things off with a couple of housekeeping matters, specifically the forthcoming mobile design for the Forum and the future of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week.
  • Once again, we remind everyone to add their feedback to the NBA Live 15 Wishlist ASAP. We also speculate on when we think we’ll start seeing information and previews for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15. Spoiler: Probably not next week.
  • 2K Sports partnered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to do something pretty cool for a young man who loves NBA 2K.
  • JaoSming takes us through some exciting developments in modding…exciting enough to get him out of bed in the middle of the night, in fact.
  • The subject of highlight plays in basketball video games is brought up. How can they be implemented without being gamebreakers?
  • We also discuss the feasibility and likelihood of career games being carried over to the next year’s release. Could it be done without cheapening the experience?
  • Kevin Durant has surpassed a scoring mark set by Michael Jordan, leading us to once again quickly revisit this year’s MVP race.
  • Speaking of milestones, Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash moved up on the career leaderboards. We comment on their place in NBA history.
  • Joe Dumars is reportedly on his way out in Detroit, but is Isiah Thomas on the way in? Meanwhile, Mitch Kupchak looks to remain with the Lakers.
  • We make a few more predictions as the NBA regular season winds down, as well as weigh in on the Nets’ season sweep of the defending champion Heat. Foul or not a foul by Plums?
  • You’ll never guess what recent gaming announcement has Arcane excited! (A new Fallout game?)
  • Wrasslin’ fans JaoSming and Andrew reflect on Wrestlemania 30, the Undertaker and other events from the world of the squared circle.

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. We also invite you to send in your mailbag submissions and topic suggestions here.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have just one new file for NBA 2K14 today, namely an updated version of Storm’s Showtime Mod which you can download at the link below. If you’re a modder, be sure to take advantage of the upload facilities in our Downloads section! For information, please see this video tutorial by JaoSming.

Storm
Showtime Mod (UPDATED 4/8/14! OBAMA ADDED!) (Updated to v1.4)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Check out the latest file additions for NBA Live 08: a PBA mod and Manni’s complete 30 team court pack for the 2013/2014 season. Download them both at the links below!

NBALIVEFOREVER15
PILIPINAS HOOPS 14 – Featuring the PBA

Manni
30 Team Court Pack 2013/2014 (HD)

The Tuesday Triple: My Three Best Mixes

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.

Before I start the very small countdown of my favorite mixes that I made, I want to remind new readers that I did a Tuesday Triple on MomentousCeltic’s Mixes. While my mixes are no where near as well done as MC’s, or any of the current mix making elite seen on YouTube, they still hold a lot of sentimental value to me. I actually underestimated how many mixes I have made over the years, and some of the favorites I had in mind for this article have aged terribly since I last watched them. Nevertheless, here are my three favorite basketball video game mixes that I made as of today.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC: retro All-Star jerseys, a new title screen, a Miami Heat arena update and a new face for Chandler Parsons. Pick them up at the links below!

retroman
2007 NBA All-Star Game Jerseys

Kevin Parker
Paul Pierce Title Screen (Boston Celtics)

Mythbuster
American Airlines Arena

igikbuang
Chandler Parsons Face

Dumb Fact Monday: Mystery Warriors Uniform

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

The uniform selections in our yearly basketball video game releases usually stick with uniforms seen that year in the real NBA. NBA 2K games generally have more retro uniforms from years past, but NBA Live has included some odd uniform choices in its past such as the Original Celtics uniform in older NBA Live games. While NBA Live 14 seems to keep its uniform selection as limited as the offerings seen this season in the NBA, NBA Live 09 and NBA Live 10 included a strange fictional Golden State Warriors uniform that was never worn in the real life NBA.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2004

In today’s file additions for NBA Live 2004, ModManZZZ has released a new version of his 2013/2014 roster update. Download it at the link below!

ModManZZZ
2014 Season Roster by ModManZZZ (Updated to v5.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Pick up new shoes, retro All-Star courts, current rosters, faces and an Fx mod in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14!

homicide1550
Nike LeBron X PS Elite (Davis PE)
slimmXhomicide Roster

DuBam
Project Lumina (Next-Gen Fx)

retroman
1990 NBA All-Star Court in Miami
1991 NBA All-Star Court in Charlotte

igikbuang
Houston Rockets Faces