File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Check out the latest demo of NBA JAM 2K14 – now with 45 complete teams – along with a handful of retro courts for the Atlanta Hawks in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14.

NBA JAM 2K14: He’s On Fire 45-Team Demo (Updated to v15.0)

1995-1996 Omni Coliseum in Atlanta
1996-1997 Omni Coliseum in Atlanta
1997-1999 Georgia Dome in Atlanta

NLSC Podcast – Episode #76

We’re back! After sitting out last week, Arcane, JaoSming and I are back in the “booth” with Episode #76 of the NLSC Podcast. We’ve got a lot to talk about this week, from NBA Live 14 content and another NBA 2K14 patch to the 2014 NBA Playoffs and the Donald Sterling controversy.

  • We open the show with some talk about an upcoming feature and the return of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week.
  • Speaking of the Top 10 Plays, sharing videos from the PlayStation 4 version of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 just got a whole lot easier.
  • NBA 2K14 next gen will be receiving a fifth official patch and a shoe update. No patch notes until release, though. Hmm…
  • JaoSming provides an update on all the work that’s going into bigh0rt’s NBA JAM 2K14 mod for NBA 2K14 PC.
  • NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team is receiving new content throughout the Playoffs. We also have an update on the NBA Live 14 rosters, and a reminder about our NBA Live 15 Wishlist.
  • We get to our feature discussion for basketball gaming this week: What does it mean to be dedicated to a series?
  • The 2014 NBA Playoffs are well underway, and a couple of teams have already gone home. We give our thoughts on all the first round series.
  • You may have heard a thing or two about Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling during this past week. We have a couple of things to say about the matter as well.
  • A couple of the NBA’s regular season award winners have been named. No complaints so far!
  • We wrap up this week’s episode with a couple of questions in the return of the Mailbag segment.

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As always, we’re keen to hear your thoughts on this week’s show and any of the topics that we discussed, so feel free to have your say in the comments below or here in the Forum. You can also hit us up with any mailbag questions, comments or topic suggestions in this thread.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC are comprised of the latest retro courts by retroman. Check them all out at the links below!

1995-1997 Skydome in Toronto
1997-1999 Skydome in Toronto
1999-2001 Air Canada Centre
2003-2004 Air Canada Centre in Toronto
1997-1999 Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
1998-2004 Bradley Center in Milwaukee

Patch #5 for NBA 2K14 Next Gen Submitted for Approval

2K Sports has posted a notice on the official Facebook and Twitter pages for NBA 2K14, revealing that the fifth official patch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft for approval. The approval process can take up to 10-14 days, so if there are no issues we can expect to see it pushed through within the next couple of weeks.

No patch notes are available at this time, as they will be released when the patch goes live. As I mentioned in my previous post, no official updates have been released for the PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions of the game aside from the rosters, and this point, it seems highly unlikely that those platforms will be receiving any fixes.

Feel free to speculate on the contents of the fifth official patch for NBA 2K14 next gen in the comments below, as well as take the discussion to this thread in the NBA 2K14 section of the NLSC Forum.

April 29th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

New rosters are available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through April 29th, 2014. As promised, Troy Daniels has been added to the Houston Rockets’ roster, however like several other missing players that have been added during the course of the season, he is not using his real face or portrait.

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 when you fire up NBA 2K14. PC users who would like to update their game manually may do so by downloading our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

The Tuesday Triple: Best Arcade Gameplay in Sim Games

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.

I have noticed a couple of articles lately that cover the lack of arcade sports titles coming out. Not including the roster updates for the mobile version, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition was the last arcade basketball game to come out, in 2011. With the NBA Street, NBA Ballers, and really any other non-traditional basketball series missing in action for almost 10 years now, fans of this subgenre have had to deal with either playing the same games with outdated rosters or relying on fan updates. Personally, I have gone a different route. Each year I turn the annual simulation release into the arcade game I want it to be, and here are the three I think transform the best into an arcade game.

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Last Call for NLSC Podcast Mailbag Submissions for Episode #76

I’m putting out a last call for any mailbag submissions for Episode #76 of the NLSC Podcast. Unfortunately a couple of us were not available to record an episode last week, but we expect to be back to our digital broadcasting duties for more fun this week. It’s been a while since we had a mailbag segment though, so we’d like to bring it back for another installment.

If you’ve got a question you’d like us to answer, a topic you’d like us to discuss, a point of view you’d like to share or a prediction you’d like us to make, be sure to let us know in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. You can also hit us up on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

April 28th 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 28th, 2014. There are still a couple of players missing in the latest roster, however a Tweet by the official NBA 2K Twitter account mentions that rookie Troy Daniels, whose three pointer won Game 3 for the Rockets in their first round series with the Trail Blazers, will be added in the next update.

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 start up NBA 2K14. PC users may also pick up our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

Dumb Fact Monday: Obama in NBA 2K Games

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

President Obama showing up in NBA 2K video games is something, I at least hope, most of us know about. 2K Sports touted his cameo when he debuted NBA 2K11’s Association Mode, showing up in a series of photo-op images with that year’s virtual NBA Champions. It is a great presentation addition, even if he continues to show up years after 2016. Since those photo-ops are rendered in-game, that means Obama has a cyberface file on-disc, which of course begs for unofficial mods, and even Obama getting into coaching with a bug in NBA 2K12.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got a bunch of new and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC to tip off the week, from the latest demo for NBA JAM 2K14 to retro arenas. Check them all out at the links below.

NBA JAM 2K14: He’s On Fire 40-Team Demo (Updated to v14.0)

Kevin Parker
Realistic Global
Playoffs Title Screen
KP13’s Custom Sweet-FX (Updated to v2.0)

2006-2007 Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte
2005-2006 Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte
2002 Rose Garden in Portland
2002-2005 New Orleans Arena in New Orleans
2005-2007 Ford Center in New Orleans
1994-1996 Gund Arena in Cleveland
2002-2004 Rose Garden in Portland
2004-2007 Rose Garden in Portland

Mo Williams Face

AAU Basketball 2K14 [v3] (Updated to v3.0)

NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week #8

Welcome to the eighth installment of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week! This is a weekly feature in which we invite the community to submit their best highlight videos from NBA Live and NBA 2K, for a chance to have them featured in a Top 10 countdown.

Lean has continued to work through the backlog of submissions that came in during the Top 10’s brief hiatus, resulting in the latest countdown which showcases some great plays from the usual assortment of spectacular dunks and alley-oops to a lucky shot over the backboard. Watch it below or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

For your chance to be featured in future installments of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week, please see this thread for more information and start posting your videos ASAP!

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Still playing NBA Live 08 on PC? We still have some talented people making updates for the game, as you can see from the latest file additions: a Miami Heat jersey pack by Looyh, and a new version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR AIACT update. Download them both at the links below!

Miami Heat 2013/2014 Jersey Pack

SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.2)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are the latest files for NBA 2K14 PC: a new demo of the NBA JAM 2K14 mod (now with 32 teams), a fictional Charlotte Hornets pack, and new AND1 shoes. Pick them up at the links below!

NBA JAM 2K14: He’s On Fire 32-Team Demo (Updated to v11.0)

2014/2015 Fictional Charlotte Hornets Pack

And1 Tai Chi Mid (RGB)

NBA Live 15 Wishlist Reminders

As we gear up for another weekend of basketball gaming, I just wanted to post another reminder about our Wishlist initiatives for NBA Live 15. In addition to our main Wishlist, I’ve also started a separate supplementary Wishlist thread for Dynasty Mode. If you’re a Dynasty Mode enthusiast like me, I definitely encourage you to post your ideas; I believe that I’ve covered most of the basics, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have more than one voice talking about what they want to see in the mode.

The NBA Live Development Team at EA Tiburon are very much aware of our efforts and are keeping tabs on all of the feedback that we post, so our efforts are definitely not in vain. Having said that, a yearly development cycle isn’t going to allow for everything that we want to be added in NBA Live 15, but it’s important that we emphasise the features (and fixes) that we feel are most crucial to our enjoyment of the game. So, be sure to post your Wishlist feedback ASAP, and if you’re still in need of some encouragement, allow me to shamelessly plug one of my recent Friday Five articles in which I discussed the 5 Reasons We Compile Wishlists.

The Friday Five: Top 5 Arcade Basketball 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.

While we generally deal with sim oriented basketball video games in our community, several of us are also fans of the arcade style games. As I’ve said several times before, I’m an NBA Jam fan from way back in the day, and I still like the idea of having arcade basketball games as a change of pace from five-on-five simulation fare. Sometimes, you just feel like a quick game with somersault dunks from the rafters.

This week, I’m counting down my Top 5 arcade basketball games. It’s a slightly easier list to compile than the Top 5 simulation basketball games, as arcade basketball games tend not to have annual releases, thus there are fewer of them and it’s easier to pick out the best five from the cream of the crop. I might try to tackle the Top 5 sim titles in a future Five, but for now, here are my picks for the Top 5 arcade basketball games.

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