File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC include the latest NBA JAM 2K14 demo (now with 29 teams), a handful of retro updates, and the latest version of Albys’ Realistic Roster. Download them all at the links below.

NBA JAM 2K14: He’s On Fire 29-Team Demo (Updated to v10.0)

1984 Chicago Bulls Uniforms

2003-2005 Gund Arena in Cleveland
2006 Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
2005-2007 Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

Albys Realistic Roster and Gameplay (Updated to v2.5)

Another Official Patch/Shoe Update Coming for NBA 2K14 Next Gen

As reported by Operation Sports, the latest weekly NBA 2K14 livestream hosted by Ronnie 2K and LD2K contained a mention of a fifth official patch and another shoe update for the next gen version of the game. No further details were given at the time, but more information will apparently be made available very soon.

Information and discussion of the previous updates can be found here in the NLSC Forum. The current gen version of NBA 2K14 (which includes the PC version) has not received any official updates aside from the regular roster and art updates, and at this point, it doesn’t seem likely that it will be receiving any patches.

In the meantime, what are you expecting to see in the forthcoming update for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K14? What are some of the issues you feel still need to be addressed before NBA 2K15? Have your say in the comments below!

Mailbag Call for This Week’s Podcast

Both Arcane and JaoSming have had to take a rain check on this week’s Podcast, which of course reduces the panel to yours truly. Hopefully, we’ll all be available to bring you a regular episode next week, but in the meantime I thought I’d invite the community to send in some mailbag questions, so that I can try my hand at a solo Q&A session.

Worst case scenario, I’ll hold onto the questions for all of us to answer in an upcoming episode. However, if there are enough questions, I’ll record a short episode and post it a little later on today. We also have a few more goodies to give away, so if I do end up recording a Q&A episode, I’ll probably have another giveaway to go along with it. Otherwise, listen out for that in a future episode.

With that said, if you’ve got some questions you’d like me to answer, topics you’d like me to give some quick thoughts on, or predictions you’d like me to embarrass myself with, let me have them! Feel free to post them in the comments below, this thread in the Forum, or send them in via our Facebook or Twitter.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today we have new versions of several mods for NBA 2K14 PC including the latest demo of NBA JAM 2K14, as well as updates to the AAU Basketball 2K14 mod, the College Hoops ’95 Super Final mod, and the NBA Jam Audio Pack. Check them all out at the links below!

NBA JAM 2K14: He’s On Fire 22-Team Demo (Updated to v8.0)

AAU Basketball 2K14 [v2] (Updated to v2.0)

College Hoops ’95 Super Final (Updated to v4.0)

NBA Jam Audio Pack (Updated to v2.0)

April 22nd Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

New official rosters have come through for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring Playoff lineups accurate as of April 22nd, 2014. A couple of signings from the end of the regular season aren’t reflected in the latest roster, such as the Bucks’ signing of Chris Wright. However, Lamar Odom is now on the Knicks and Josh Powell is on the Rockets, to name a couple of end-of-season transactions that have been included.

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. However, if you’re playing on PC and would like to update your game manually, be sure to pick up our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

The Tuesday Triple: Popular Modes I Barely Played

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.

Blacktop mode this, Blacktop mode that. I talk a lot about my favorite mode and rarely talk about the many other modes that NBA 2K and NBA Live games feature. For the most part, if I don’t know enough about a topic, I will shy away from discussing it. In the same way you will probably never see me get into cyberface or shoe patching, I try to stay away from the many discussions about simulation gameplay, accessory accuracy, or the other parts of these games that I don’t feel confident enough giving my opinion on. So, for today’s Tuesday Triple, I am going to take a look at some popular game modes that I have either skipped completely, or only played once or twice.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 include the latest version of the rapidly updated NBA JAM 2K14 mod, as well as a couple of music updates. Check them out at the links below!

NBA JAM 2K14: He’s On Fire 22-Team Demo (Updated to v8.0)

NBA Jam Arcade Audio Intro for Game Launch
Original March Madness Soundtrack

Dumb Fact Monday: 2K’s Hidden Players

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

There is no doubt that the biggest advantage to playing the PC version of our annual basketball video games is to customize our experiences to our liking. We can play on new street courts, make the game overly arcadey, or pour hours into fixing issues with the game. A key component to most of these advantages is our ability to view and edit the rosters and other save files of these games. While the main purpose of editing may be to do something else, I have previously covered that it is easy to stumble upon unused content with the PC version of these games, and the game’s roster is no different. Let’s take a look at some of the hidden players located in 2K’s Official updates.

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New Poll: Historical Content in Basketball Video Games

It’s been a while since we updated our site poll, so today we’re posing a new question: How important is it to you that basketball video games feature historical content? Cast your vote now and feel free to post your thoughts on the matter in the comments below.

Our previous poll asked Are you getting a next gen console? Perhaps not surprisingly given our history as a PC modding community, 55% of voters indicated that they’d be sticking with the PC, at least for now. As far as the consoles are concerned, it seems that the PlayStation 4 is the most popular choice in our community as it garnered 26% of the vote, compared to only 8% for Xbox One. A further 3% of voters indicated that they would be getting both consoles, while a final 8% were undecided.

NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week #7

Welcome to the seventh 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.

The Top 10 is back after a brief hiatus, during which Lean took over the reins from Arcane. The latest installment features another impressive assortment of plays including ankle-breaking moves, crafty shots, and of course, some big dunks and alley-oops. Watch it below or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. We’re currently working through a backlog of submissions that came in during the hiatus but 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 2K13

A new version of PatTheHead’s retro season roster pack for NBA 2K13 PC is now available. Download it at the link below!

1951/52 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v1.7)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include the latest demo of the NBA JAM 2K14 mod, and three retro arenas. Pick them all up at the links below!

NBA JAM 2K14: He’s On Fire 13-Team Demo (Updated to v5.0)

1997 Continental Airlines Arena
1998-2000 Continental Airlines Arena
2007-2008 The Palace of Auburn Hills

NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team Playoffs Update

A bulletin has been posted over on the official NBA Live website, providing details on the forthcoming content for the 2014 NBA Playoffs in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team. A new pack is now available, containing a mix of players from the 16 Playoff teams and four Playoff Player Items. In addition to that, users will receive a guaranteed Gold pack just for logging in to Ultimate Team.

New content will also be regularly posted throughout the Playoffs, including post-season themed Fantasy Showdowns and challenges. Are you enjoying Ultimate Team? What do you think of the new content, including the alternate and classic jerseys that were recently added? Sound off in the comments below and as always, feel free to take the discussion to the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 More Tips for Patchers

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.

A few weeks back, I provided five tips for patchers that were mostly aimed at people who were just getting started in the patching scene. This week, I thought I’d offer five more tips for patchers, with a focus on what to do after you’ve mastered the basics and are getting more comfortable patching the games.

These are fairly general tips regarding our patching community and culture, so if you’re looking for information on how to create a specific patch, please consult the appropriate tutorial. However, I do have a couple of things to say about developing good patching habits and being a productive member of our patching community, so please read on for five more tips for NBA Live and NBA 2K patchers.

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April 17th 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 17th, 2014. As the 2013/2014 NBA regular season draws to a close, there are still some missing players and a couple of recent transactions are not accounted for, including the New York Knicks’ signing of Lamar Odom for the final game of the season.

As always, the latest 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 fire up NBA 2K14. If you’re playing on PC, you may alternatively choose to update your game manually with our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.