Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2013

Merry Christmas!

To all those who celebrate it, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas on behalf of the NLSC Team, as well as a Happy Holidays to all of our visitors! I hope that everyone is enjoying some good times with family and friends, partaking of some delicious food and if the mood strikes, perhaps relaxing with some basketball gaming.

Don’t forget that there are five games on the NBA calendar this Christmas Day: Bulls vs. Nets, Thunder vs. Knicks, Heat vs. Lakers, Rockets vs. Spurs and Clippers vs Warriors. Be sure to tune in for some holiday hoops!

December 24th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Ricky Rubio vs. Chris Paul in NBA 2K14 PC

It may be the holidays, but NBA 2K14 has received yet another official roster update on all platforms, with lineups accurate as of December 24th, 2013. Once again, it doesn’t appear to be a major update as several players are still missing, but Brook Lopez’s injury has been accounted for in the new roster.

The latest roster update will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet. As usual, I’ve updated our offline pack with the latest roster and online data files, for PC users who wish to update their game manually.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

If you’re in the mood to play some NBA 2K14 on PC this Christmas Eve, check out the latest current roster updates from Slimm44 and Smoove784439!

Slimm44
Slimm44’s 2K14 Opening Day Beta Roster (Updated Beta)

Smoove784439
Super Ultimate Roster V3 [12 Custom Teams + Updated Rosters as of 12/23] (Updated to v3.0)

December 23rd Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Dwyane Wade with the reverse layup in NBA 2K14 PC

An official roster update for December 23rd, 2013 has come through for NBA 2K14, on all platforms. At a glance, it’s not clear what’s been changed from yesterday’s update, as Brook Lopez is still uninjured in the latest roster despite being ruled out for the season with a broken foot and no missing players have been added.

Nevertheless, the latest roster will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet. I’ve also added the latest roster and online data files to our offline pack, for PC users who wish to update their game manually.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Pick up the latest version of Medevenx’s ultimate roster, an Oklahoma City Thunder jersey pack by Tha King and Smoove784439’s new current roster update in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC.

Medevenx
Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v0.6)
Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Hornets Versions) (Updated to v0.6)
Med’s Main Directory Files 3 (Updated to v2.0)

Tha King
Ultimate Jersey Pack (2K14 Compatible)

Smoove784439
Super Ultimate Roster [10 Custom Teams + Updated Rosters as of 12/22]

December 22nd Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Blake Griffin dunks over Nikola Pekovic in NBA 2K14 PC

The latest official roster update for NBA 2K14 is now available on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through December 22nd, 2013. A few ratings appeared to have changed along with the injury status of a couple of players, though a handful of players are currently still missing and thus a couple of recent transactions are not accounted for.

As always, the latest roster 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 on PC and would like to update your game manually, check out our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Check out the latest file additions for NBA 2K14, including HD court updates, Air Jordan shoes, a fictional league total conversion, jerseys for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a face update for Monta Ellis, a couple of custom rosters and a new soundtrack. See below for all the download links.

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Central Division HD Court Pack By stoeck
Southeast Division HD Court Pack By stoeck
Southwest Division HD Court Pack

homicide1550
Air Jordan XX8 SE (Ray Allen PE)

Zidus411
Zidus’ Fictional League

AmaroWaade
Monta Ellis Face

Tha King
Oklahoma City Thunder Jersey Pack

Smoove784439
Classic Players to Free Agency

Retroswald13
NBA All-Time Greatest Teams Roster (Updated to v4.0)

agolden
agolden’s Hip Hop Soundtrack #2

File Additions for NBA Live 2003

NBA Live 2003 Cover Art

We have a few dedicated folks in our community who are still making updates for NBA Live 2003. XtrangHero recently released a face pack and roster update for the 2013/2014 season, which you can pick up at the links below.

XtrangHero
2013/2014 Season Face Pack
2013/2014 Season Roster Update

NBA Live 14 Gameplay Tips Video

NBA Live 14: Andre Iguodala

EA Sports has posted a new NBA Live 14 video, in which gameplay designer Scott O’Gallagher provides some tips and another overview of the game’s controls. The video covers offensive strategy, defensive moves and even a couple of settings that will help in running plays.

Interestingly, part of the video takes place in a practice environment, which isn’t currently featured in NBA Live 14. It will therefore be interesting to see if practice facilities are added in one of the forthcoming updates for the game. For those who may have missed the earlier bulletin, NBA Live 14 has actually received a patch within the past 24 hours, which fine tunes shot releases and blocks on jumpshots.

Check out the video below or watch it here on YouTube. As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments, as well as in the NBA Live 14 section of the Forum.

NBA 2K14 PS4 Receives Patch #3

NBA 2K14 Next Gen: James Harden & Dwight Howard

The third official patch is now available for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K14, having received the green light from Sony. The patch came through for the Xbox One version of the game yesterday, along with a laundry list of release notes.

Once again, feel free to post your impressions of the patch in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K14 section of the NLSC Forum.

December 20th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Dwight Howard vs. Roy Hibbert in NBA 2K14 PC

A new official roster is now available for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through December 20th, 2013. Some players are still missing in the latest roster, but a couple of ratings seem to have been updated along with the injury status for a few players, including Kobe Bryant.

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. PC users can also update their game manually using our offline pack, which includes the latest roster and online data files.

Details on Latest NBA Live 14 Content Update

NBA Live 14: Damian Lillard vs. Kyrie Irving

If you played NBA Live 14 the past couple of days, you may have noticed a system-level patch download and install, as well as an in-game download. Sean O’Brien has just posted an update on what was changed in this latest update, as well as reaffirming the promise for additional updates coming soon.

Of note, Sean mentioned that shot timing has been adjusted both offline and online, with tweaks being made to limit mid and long range shot blocking. The crowd noise and camera issues in BIG Moments and LIVE Season modes have also been fixed.

Feel free to share your impressions of the latest patch in the comments below and in our NBA Live 14 Forum.

The Friday Five: My 5 Favourite Friday Fives (2013 Edition)

Scottie Pippen on the Utah Jazz in NBA Live 2002

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five 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.

As 2013 swiftly draws to a close, there are just a couple of Fridays left in the year and thus only a couple of editions of The Friday Five before we find ourselves in 2014. I’ve definitely enjoyed using this column to express my opinions throughout the year and hopefully, it’s given you all something fun and interesting to read every Friday. I’m looking forward to bringing you more editorials and Top 5 countdowns in the new year.

This week, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favourite editions of The Friday Five so far. These aren’t in any particular order, but they’re all features that were either fun to write or stand out as some of my favourite topics to discuss. If you can forgive the shameless plug, read on to find out my five favourite Friday Fives from 2013.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #59

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #59 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! We’re taking a break for Christmas next week, so this is our final episode for 2013. Join Arcane and myself as we look back on the year that was and indulge in all of the usual end-of-year topics.

  • The Xbox One version of NBA 2K14 has received the third official patch, with the PS4 patch coming as soon as Sony gives the thumbs up.
  • Ultimate Base Roster is coming to NBA 2K14 PC! We’re certainly looking forward to it, along with all the other projects that are now possible with the release of RED MC.
  • We run down some of the highlights and big news stories of 2013. Naturally, we talk NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, while our beloved Leftos gets a mention.
  • What were some of our favourite basketball gaming experiences in the past year?
  • We each name our Game(s) of the Year. You’ll never guess what Arcane picked!
  • Optimists that we are, we’re looking forward to 2014. What are we looking forward to, and what are some of our plans for the community?
  • There’s no way we can pass up the opportunity to embarrass ourselves with some predictions, so we make a few for the NBA in 2014.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed another year of the NLSC Podcast; thank you again for all your support! If you have any thoughts on this week’s episode or any of the topics that we discussed, let us know in the comments below or in this thread. As always, feel free to hit us up with any submissions for future installments of the listener mailbag.

Patch #3 Out for NBA 2K14 on Xbox One; PS4 Patch Coming Soon

NBA 2K14 Next Gen: LeBron James

The third official patch has been released for the Xbox One version of NBA 2K14, containing various fixes for gameplay, game modes and general issues regarding crashes and stability. We have received a complete laundry list of patch notes this time around, which you can check out below or here over on the 2K Blog.

Unfortunately, it appears as though some users are still encountering issues with their MyPLAYERS following the patch. Ronnie 2K has acknowledged the problem and invites anyone being affected by it to get in touch with 2K.

The patch should be available for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K14 soon, as it’s currently awaiting approval from Sony. Feel free to add your thoughts on the latest patch in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K14 section of the Forum.

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