The Friday Five: 5 Features Next Gen Basketball Games Need

NBA Live 14: Andre Iguodala

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.

Having picked up NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen last Friday, I’ve offered a few initial impressions of each game in both the Friday Five and the latest episode of the NLSC Podcast. I’ll continue to share my impressions of both games in the lead up to writing my full reviews, but this week I wanted to talk a little about some of the features that I believe NBA Live and NBA 2K need as we move forward.

While NBA Live 14 isn’t nearly as bare-bones as NBA Live 06 on the Xbox 360 and a lot of great work has gone into the features of NBA 2K14 next gen, there are a couple of staples of basketball gaming that are missing, as well as some other features that I’d like to see implemented. As such, this week I’m listing five features that I believe both games should add before we get too far into the new generation.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

Here’s another release for NBA Live 2004 by MJacobsen, namely a face update Anderson Varejao. Download it at the link below!

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Anderson Varejao Face Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA Live 08, including fantasy rosters and court and jersey updates for the 2013/2014 season.

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Cpt(K)’s Fantasy Rosters

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Atlanta Hawks 2013/2014 Court Patch
Brooklyn Nets 2013/2014 Court Patch
Charlotte Bobcats 2013/2014 Court Patch
Chicago Bulls 2013/2014 Court Patch
Cleveland Cavaliers 2013/2014 Court Patch
Memphis Grizzlies 2013/2014 Court Patch
3 Team 2013/2014 Jersey Fix

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Cleveland Cavaliers 2013/2014 Court Patch
Chicago Bulls 2013/2014 Court Patch

NLSC Podcast – Episode #57

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Episode #57 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane, JaoSming and I are your hosts this week as we’re joined by special guest Vl@d Zola Jr., creator of the fantastic RED MC and REDitor tools for the NBA 2K series.

  • We welcome Vl@d to the Podcast and talk a little about what RED MC means for the modding community.
  • What are some of the cool things we can expect from RED MC this year? When can we expect to see it?
  • Andrew and Ben are finally on PlayStation 4 and can offer hands-on impressions of NBA 2K14 next gen. The results may surprise you.
  • Ben is waiting for his copy of NBA Live 14 to arrive, but Andrew has the game and a few initial impressions to share.
  • JaoSming also offers his latest thoughts on both games, including the troubles with NBA Live 14’s updates.
  • Do we expect our impressions of both games to change as we continue to play them, especially with the forthcoming patches?
  • We wrap up with some NBA talk and a cliffhanger (of sorts).

Click Play to listen to the show!

Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode, as well as your opinion on any of the topics that we discussed, either in the comments below or here in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. If you’d like to submit a question, comment or topic suggestions for a future episode of the NLSC Podcast, hit us up in the comments or the mailbag thread.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new files for NBA 2K14 include a utility that allows data to be copied between roster save files, a new face for Kevin Garnett, a Los Angeles Clippers stadium/court update and some retro faces for Allen Iverson and Carmelo Anthony. Check them all out at the links below!

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RosterCopy

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Kevin Garnett Face

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Staples Center (Los Angeles Clippers)

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Allen Iverson 1998 Face
Allen Iverson 1999 Face
Allen Iverson 2000 Face
Allen Iverson 2001 Face
Allen Iverson 2002 Face
Allen Iverson 2009 Face
Allen Iverson 2003-2004 Face
Allen Iverson 2006-2008 Face (Denver)
Carmelo Anthony 2003-2005 Face

Patch Released for NBA 2K14 on PS4, Xbox One Patch Coming Soon

NBA 2K14 Next Gen: Kobe Bryant

A new official patch has been pushed through for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K14, addressing issues with MyCAREER save files and The Park connectivity, as well as enhancing gameplay. According to Ronnie, they are currently waiting on approval from Microsoft and expect the Xbox One patch to be pushed through “any day now”.

Ronnie also mentioned that a roster update will be coming to the next gen version of NBA 2K14 following the release of the Xbox One patch.

According to Da_Czar, the update is 2 GB in size. Feel free to share your impressions of the patch in the comments below, as well as in the NBA 2K14 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

We’ve had a few current updates for NBA Live 2004 uploaded recently and we’ve got another one for you today courtesy of MJacobsen, who has released a face patch for Manu Ginobili. Check it out at the link below!

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Manu Ginobili Face Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K10

NBA 2K10 Cover Art

We don’t get a lot of file additions for NBA 2K10 these days, but we do have one today as RedPhazon8 has uploaded his Classic Players to Free Agency Roster, an update he has also created for NBA 2K9, NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K13. Check it out at the link below!

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Classic Players to Free Agency Roster for 2K10

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Here are the latest new and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC! This file additions bulletin isn’t quite as lengthy as the last one for NBA 2K14, but as I mentioned before I do not anticipate having another large backlog of additions to post anytime soon, now that we’re past the preview season. In any event, check out the latest releases at the links below!

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Retextured and HD Generic Players 2K14

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Hi-Res Floor Beginner’s Kit (Updated to v2.0)

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Nene Hair Update

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Fox Sports Scoreboard for 16:10 Monitors (Updated to v2.1)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA Live 08, including courts, portraits, a custom intro, the San Antonio Spurs’ new alternate jersey and realistic skin and basketball updates. Check them all out at the links below!

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Houston Rockets 2013/2014 Court Patch
TNT 2013/2014 Season Intro – Future
Portland Trail Blazers 2013/2014 Court Patch
Sacramento Kings 2013/2014 Court Patch
Los Angeles Clippers 2013/2014 Court Patch
Toronto Raptors 2013/2014 Court Patch
Denver Nuggets 2013/2014 Court Patch
Oklahoma City Thunder 2013/2014 Court Patch

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2013/2014 Players Portraits Pack
New Orleans Pelicans 2013/2014 Court Patch
Milwaukee Bucks 2013/2014 Court Patch
Indiana Pacers 2013/2014 Court Patch
Sacramento Kings 2013/2014 Court Patch
Boston Celtics 2013/2014 Court Patch
Los Angeles Clippers 2013/2014 Court Patch
Houston Rockets 2013/2014 Court Patch
Los Angeles Lakers 2013/2014 Court Patch
Miami Heat 2013/2014 Court Patch
Orlando Magic 2013/2014 Court Patch
San Antonio Spurs 2013/2014 Court Patch
Toronto Raptors 2013/2014 Court Patch
Washington Wizards 2013/2014 Court Patch
New York Knicks 2013/2014 Court Patch

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Real Basketball Patch (Updated to v4.0)
Real Skin Patch
San Antonio Spurs 2013/2014 Alternate Jersey Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

For those who are still playing NBA 2K13 on PC, skoadam continues to update his URB Roster for the game. Pick up the latest release, featuring 18 complete season mods, at the link below.

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URB Roster V15 [18 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v15.0)

Ultimate Base Roster V60 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster V60

HAWK23 and company have just released V60 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12, featuring 44 full season mods and the latest 2013/2014 season rosters. If you’re still playing NBA 2K12, you’ll definitely want to pick it up ASAP. Key features of the latest release are as follows:

  • We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  • Includes a “UBRV60 Association.ros” roster file which strips out all of the retro teams for those of you who just want the updated roster with flawless Season/Franchise mode. Don’t worry the normal Ultimate Base Roster V60with all the retros is still there too.
  • Added new versions of the 94, 95, 2004, 2012, and 2013 Mods
  • Added the 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, and 2004 USA Teams into the UBR roster file
  • Added 8 new logos (Team Shaq, Team Chuck, 94 Rookie Phenoms, 94 Rookie Sensations, 95 Rookie Green Team, 95 Rookie White Team, Rookie East, Rookie West)
  • Added 25+ new cyberfaces spread across all season mods
  • Added 30+ new portraits spread across all season mods
  • Added 8 new jerseys for current 2013-2014 NBA teams
  • Added 5 new courts for current 2013-2014 NBA teams
  • Tweaked ALL Season Mods for updates such as skin color, ratings, player additions, cyberface assignments, and age updates. We now have 44 full season mods, the ABA mod, the All-Legends mod, All-Star mod, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s Ultimate Basketball mods, and the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR) all compatible without affecting regular NBA2K12 files and they all work in season/association.
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations up to date as of November 30, 2013.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster here! For additional previews, support and information on future developments, be sure to check out the release thread here.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

As I mentioned a few days ago, with all of the NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen news, I’d fallen behind in maintaining the incoming additions for NBA 2K14 PC and Xbox 360. While many of these files have been available in our Downloads database for some time, I wanted to post a comprehensive list of everything that’s been added since the latest NBA 2K14 file additions post. Now that I’ve caught up, you can expect to see more frequent bulletins regarding file additions.

We’re already approaching 500 files for NBA 2K14, indicating that our talented modding community has been just as busy as they were last year with NBA 2K13. A huge thanks as always to everyone who continues to contribute their work; please keep it coming! You can check out a full listing of the latest additions below.

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First NBA 2K14 Next Gen Locker Code Revealed

NBA 2K14 Next Gen: James Harden & Dwight Howard

To celebrate Thanksgiving, 2K Sports have revealed the first Locker Code for the next gen version of NBA 2K14, which awards users with a free 2000 VC; definitely handy if you’re looking to boost your MyPLAYER or purchase upgrades in MyGM. Simply go to the Features menu, select Locker Codes and enter Than2kgivings!, making sure to include the exclamation mark.

For more information on Locker Codes, check out the app here on the official NBA 2K Facebook page.

The Friday Five: 5 Early Impressions of NBA Live 14 & NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Next Gen: LeBron James

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.

I finally got my hands on the PlayStation 4 in the early hours of this morning, thanks to a midnight launch. As such, I’ve finally been able to play NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen. I intend on spending a lot more time with both games before posting detailed impressions and full reviews but for the moment, I’d like to share some early thoughts on both next gen basketball titles.

Before I go any further, I’d like to stress that I’ve spent less than a day with both games, so I will be going into more detail in the future. I also reserve the right to change my mind as I continue to notice the good and bad things in both games, as well as evaluate the changes and fixes made by patches that will come through in the near future. With that said, here are some of my early impressions of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 on PS4, in five points.

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