File Additions for NBA 2K11

The efforts to keep NBA 2K11 up to date continue, as LJ has released a couple of new face updates for Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Pick them up in the one pack at the link below!

Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams Faces

The Friday Five: My 5 Favourite Basketball Video Game Commercials

The Friday Five

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.

I’m going with a lighter topic for The Friday Five this week, as I list my top five favourite basketball video game commercials. No doubt I’ll be back to covering topics with a little more substance sooner rather than later, but I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some memorable advertisements for NBA Live, NBA 2K and NBA Jam that got us talking about the games, or at the very least were entertaining to watch.

Just to clarify before I begin the countdown, I’m picking commercials and promotional spots here, as opposed to pure gameplay trailers. Including both in the one countdown would make for a long list and some very difficult choices, so picking my five favourite gameplay trailers is a topic for another day. With that said, here are my 5 Favourite Basketball Video Game Commercials!

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Free NBA 2K14 on PS3 for PlayStation Plus Subscribers

The official PlayStation Blog has announced June’s lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. NBA 2K14 on PlayStation 3 is a part of this and will be available for free from June 3rd until July 1st (as a part of the new setup for PS+ free games). The NBA Finals begin on the same day.

For those unfamiliar with PlayStation Plus, it is Sony’s version of Xbox Live. You need to have it to play multiplayer on PlayStation 4, but it also comes with exclusive discounts and free games each month. If you download (or ‘claim’ on the online store) a free game, it is yours to play as long as you have an active PS+ subscription. If it lapses, you lose access to any free games you downloaded, but keep any purchased with discounts.

It is worth mentioning that Vlad’s RED MC does support editing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 roster files for NBA 2K14.

File Additions for NBA 2K10

As we mentioned in Episode #80 of the NLSC Podcast, we have some dedicated folks making a detailed 2014 season update for NBA 2K10 PC. The latest releases include home and away jersey updates for the Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, and Phoenix Suns. Check them all out at the links below!

Los Angeles Clippers 2014 Jerseys
Washington Wizards 2014 Jerseys
Phoenix Suns 2014 Jerseys

NLSC Podcast – Episode #80

NLSC Podcast Logo

JaoSming makes his return to the booth this week alongside Arcane and myself for Episode #80 of the NLSC Podcast. Join us as we talk about another community member joining the NBA 2K development team, some recent modding developments, the 2014 NBA Conference Finals, and more.

  • E3 2014 is right around the corner. No announcements as yet, but we expect to hear a few things about NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15.
  • bedwardsroy19 is the latest community member to get a job as a developer on the NBA 2K series. So…who’s next?
  • Once again, we put out a call to any knowledgeable basketball video gamers to help out in expanding our Wiki resources.
  • We cover some recent modding news, including JaoSming’s latest developments for NBA Street 2K14 and some efforts to bring NBA 2K10 up to date.
  • JaoSming has achieved a dream by buying the Boston Celtics…in NBA 2K14 next gen’s MyGM mode. Was it worth all the VC?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we agree that the Conference Finals have been a bit anticlimactic so far. We offer our predictions for the rest of the series.
  • We mention some other interesting NBA news and notes, including a couple of statistical milestones.
  • The show wraps up with JaoSming’s impressions of Remote Play with the PlayStation Vita.

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. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Guide to Installing Patches (NBA Live 2005-08)

As I previously mentioned, we’re currently on the lookout for people who are willing and able to help us expand and enhance our library of Wiki articles, as we endeavour to create the definitive resource for basketball video games. Once again, I’d like to encourage anyone with a good knowledge of basketball video games to help us out with that by getting involved, whether it’s adding information on patching, or expanding our articles on game modes and gameplay elements.

To help get the ball rolling, I’ve added a long overdue guide to installing patches in NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, and NBA Live 08. Those of us who have been patching those games for a long time often take the process for granted, but up until now we haven’t had a comprehensive resource explaining just where to place patched files, or even the basic process of how the sgsm folder works. My hope is that this guide will be a handy reference that we can point to whenever there are questions on how to install patches, be they rosters, courts, jerseys, or whatever.

When I get a moment, I’ll also be adding a guide for NBA Live 2003 and NBA Live 2004, which use the slightly more complex CustomArt method. Until then, I hope you find the guide useful, and look forward to seeing a few more people lending a hand with the Wiki!

No Dumb Monday or Tuesday Triple This Week

Due to dumb excuses, I was unable to make time to write my weekly articles. I was thinking of doing a late release but I think just waiting until next week is the better option.

To make up for the lack of articles, I guess I can mention one little Dumb Fact. With the hiring of bedwardsroy19, he joins Leftos as the latest NBA video game community member to be hired by 2K. bedwardsroy19 and Leftos, coincidently or not, are the only 2 community members I have had the opportunity to chat with (about NBA games) on my YouTube Channel; including the PC Meets PS3 series using bedwardsroy19’s rosters and many other videos with Leftos. So if you want a job at 2K, let me know when you want to talk NBA video games on my channel, heh.

So I hope you enjoyed that Dumb Fact, thanks for understanding the lack of articles this week. Feel free to check out past weeks’ entries using the Features dropdown above, have a great week!

Community Roster Maker bedwardsroy19 Hired by 2K!

Congratulations to bedwardsroy19 for getting hired by 2K! Mike has been teasing some kind of announcement of a new job the past few weeks on his Twitter, revealing last night that he has been hired to work on NBA 2K15, and future versions of the game of course. Mike has been an active community roster maker over at Operation Sports where he released roster updates for the console versions of the game. Last year, after playing with his rosters on PS3, I ported his work to the PC version of NBA 2K13.

It is always great to see someone from the community get hired. Drop by the Forum thread or congratulate Mike in the comments below. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for next year!

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We just have the one new file addition for NBA Live 08 today: a new version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT. Pick it up at the link below.

SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.31)

NLSC Forum Story Thread Interviews: The X

We certainly love our basketball games here at the NLSC, so when it comes to modes like Dynasty, Association, and MyCAREER, some of us like to share the experience with our fellow gamers. In the Basketball Video Game Stories section of the NLSC Forum, several gamers maintain story threads chronicling their adventures and achievements in the virtual NBA. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be running a series of interviews with some of our most prominent storytellers, to get an insight into their experiences and discover why they enjoy maintaining story threads.

In this fourth installment of our series of Story Thread Interviews, we’re talking to The X, a longtime participant in the Stories section of the NLSC Forum with threads enshrined in both the Dynasty and Association Hall of Fame. Read on to get an insight into his experiences, some of his favourite moments, and his advice for anyone who wants to start a story thread of their own.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2003

We’ve got some more old school updates coming your way today, as Murat has uploaded some retro face packs for NBA Live 2003. Check them all out at the links below!

Retro Cyberface Pack 11
Retro Cyberface Pack 12
Retro Cyberface Pack 13

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Once again, we’re tipping off the week with some new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s additions feature the latest retro courts from retroman, which you can download at the links below.

1991-1997 Delta Center in Salt Lake City
1995-1997 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis
1997-1999 Market Square Arena in Indianapolis
1995-1997 Key Arena at Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle
1997-2000 Key Arena at Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle
2000-2001 Key Arena at Seattle Center Coliseum in Seattle
1989-1990 Metrodome in Minnapolis
1990-1993 Target Center in Minnapolis
1993-1996 Target Center in Minnapolis
1996-1997 Target Center in Minnapolis
1997-2001 Target Center in Minnapolis

NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week #11

Welcome to the eleventh 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 compiled by Lean.

The NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week returns for a new countdown after an unexpected hiatus last week. As usual, this week’s Top 10 features an assortment of highlights from alley-oops and dunks to crafty defensive stops. It also shows off a couple of recently released mods, including NBA Street 2K14 by JaoSming. Check it out below, or watch it 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 2K11

The efforts to bring the beloved NBA 2K11 PC up to date continue with today’s file additions, as LJ has uploaded a pack of faces for the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. Check it out at the link below!

2014 Eastern Conference Finals Face Pack

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Pick up a pack of Indiana Pacers jerseys by Tha King in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC!

Tha King
Indiana Pacers Jersey Pack

We’re inching closer and closer to the 1000 file mark for NBA 2K14 in our Downloads section; a huge thanks as always to all of our contributors! We encourage everyone to add their work to our database for safekeeping, so please feel free to make use of our upload facilities. For more information, check out this video tutorial created by JaoSming.