NLSC Podcast Episode #187 Mailbag Call

NLSC Podcast

Episode #187 of the NLSC Podcast will be recorded within the next couple of days, so this is a last call for any and all topic suggestions and mailbag questions. There are already a couple of items on the docket this week, but at this point, there’s definitely room for a few more.

We do ask that you keep any suggestions along the lines of our core content of NBA Live, NBA 2K, basketball gaming, and modding, as well as related subjects such as the real NBA and site/community history. Also, if you do have any suggestions, please make them as specific as possible as certain topics are very broad, so we need to know exactly what it is that you’re interested in hearing us talk about.

Having said that, if you do have some suggestions for us this week, let us know in the comments section below, or post them in this thread in the Forum. You can also submit them via Facebook and Twitter. If you haven’t connected with us on social media yet, please be sure to do so!

If you haven’t caught Episode #186 of the NLSC Podcast yet, you can tune in here. We also invite you to subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes, or find us on Stitcher if you’d like to listen in on your mobile or tablet devices. Thank you for the continued support of the NLSC Podcast, and please stay tuned for Episode #187!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 include a custom soundtrack, new title screen, a couple of player faces, a court update for the San Antonio Spurs, and a minor update for URB. Check out all the latest releases at the links below!

LASquared
Kyle Coglitore Soundtrack Mod

dtd
Derrick Rose Title Screen

Garbajosa
Domantas Sabonis Face
Treveon Graham Face

Pepis
2017 AT&T Center (San Antonio Spurs)

skoadam
2K14 U R Basketball V49 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 27/11/16] (Updated)

Monday Tip-Off: Crafting NBA Live’s Comeback

Derrick Rose on the New York Knicks in NBA Live 16

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games.

Last week, we received a very small snippet of news about NBA Live 17, courtesy of a brief interview with Senior Producer Mike Mahar. While we still don’t know a lot about what’s happening with NBA Live, we do know that the development team is still working on a console version of the game, and that a release is slated for the first quarter of 2017. We also know that there’s a different team working on NBA Live Mobile (thus its development does not affect the console version), and thanks to Mike’s interview, we’ve discovered that gameplay, animations, and new ways to play certain game modes have been a focus.

Of course, when it comes to future NBA Live releases, the proof will be in the pudding. After all, we’ve heard those promises before, and while the series has made progress since its rocky return with NBA Live 14, there’s still plenty of untapped potential and room for improvement. I would really like to see NBA Live get back to where it once was, and I hope that whatever EA Sports is working on right now will be a big step in the right direction. What do I consider the “right direction”? Well, here’s how I would craft NBA Live’s comeback.

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

We’re tipping off the week with some file additions for one of my all-time favourite games: NBA Live 06 PC. Today’s new and updated releases feature the latest 2017 season court updates by magiciangirl06; download them all at the links below!

magiciangirl06
2017 Fictional New Orleans All-Star Court
2016/2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Court (Updated to v3.0)
2016/2017 Fictional Sacramento Kings Court (Updated to v2.5)
2016/2017 Utah Jazz Court (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

We’re wrapping up the week with some more great file additions for NBA 2K17 PC. Today’s new and updated files include more custom body models, current and retro courts, the latest version of the External File Plugin, and more. Please see below for all the download links!

go7denboot
LeBron James Body Edit
Giannis Antetokounmpo Real Body
Isaiah Thomas Real Body

Dee4Three
07-08 Denver Nuggets Court

TNeckDME
Joel Embiid Face

Issy
Charlotte Hornets Court
Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Arena (Updated to v3.0)

Manni Live
Denver Nuggets Pepsi Center HD Arena

Limnono/TBM
NBA 2K17 External File Plugin (Updated to v0.259)

exrxixxx
NBA TV Scoreboard (Updated to v4.0)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #186

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Episode #186 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss Patch 1.06 for NBA 2K17, the upcoming Park After Dark event in MyPARK, a tidbit of NBA Live 17 news, and more.

On this week’s show…

  • 2K is presenting the “Park After Dark” event in MyPARK this weekend, with Snoop Dogg making an in-game appearance as DJ Snoopadelic. It’s not really our thing, but it does sound kind of fun for MyPARK players.
  • NBA 2KVR has been announced. Might some of the technology be adapted for use in the main game in future years?
  • NBA 2K17 has received Patch 1.06. Although some issues have been resolved, unfortunately it seems that some new bugs have also arisen, and not everyone is happy with the tweaked gameplay.
  • We’re starting to hear promising bits and pieces about NBA Live 17 from developers on social media. Senior Producer Mike Mahar also had a few things to say about the game in a recent chat to FOX 13 News in Tampa Bay.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: An enjoyably successful run in 2K Pro-Am, two more quadruple-doubles in MyCAREER, and a surprising lack of loyalty.
  • We wrap up Episode #186 of the NLSC Podcast with some NBA chatter, including the Detroit Pistons’ impending move to a new arena, Zach LaVine’s incredible 360 dunk from the foul line, and Kevin Love’s big first quarter against the Blazers.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

The Friday Five: The NLSC 2K Pro-Am Squad

The Friday Five

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 NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

Between some of my recent columns and the weekly “Our Week in Basketball Gaming” segment on the NLSC Podcast, I talk about 2K Pro-Am a fair bit. There are other topics that I’ll be touching upon in upcoming articles, but The X suggested this topic to me on Twitter, and it was too fun of an idea to put off for another week. Since this is the Friday Five, and there are five regulars in our 2K Pro-Am squad (NLSC THRILLHO), the format lends itself quite nicely to putting together a fun write-up about our crew.

The five of us started playing 2K Pro-Am together about six months ago, ultimately creating a couple of squads in NBA 2K16. Arcane and I were a little late to the party, but once the two of us joined in and we were getting in games with all five regulars, we had a lot of fun, and a few very satisfying victories. We’ve been doing a little better this year, though we’ve still got a long road ahead of us if we want to reach the Elite tier, and unlock logo importing (which shouldn’t be necessary, but that’s a topic for another time). Without any further ado, let me introduce you to the key members of NLSC THRILLHO!

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Interview with NBA Live Senior Producer Mike Mahar

LeBron James dribbles the basketball in NBA Live 16

FOX 13 News has posted a piece on Orlando native Seann Graddy, who is now the Executive Producer of the Madden series. More relevant to our community however, the article notes that not all of EA Sports’ titles have been as successful as Madden, and concludes with some notes about NBA Live 17, as Senior Producer Mike Mahar was also interviewed.

Although he didn’t give a specific release date for NBA Live 17, Mike did say that the game would be released “sometime in the calendar year 2017” (for the record, EA has listed it as a Q1 release). He also wasn’t able to go into great detail about NBA Live 17 at this time, but did mention that the focus is on improving gameplay and animations, and adding some new ways to play certain game modes.

Mike was also very candid in discussing criticism of NBA Live in recent years, and noted that the development team is listening to (and indeed seeking out) feedback that they can put to good use. You can watch his chat with FOX 13 News’ Chris Cato here.

A couple of NBA Live developers have also been posting about the game on Twitter recently. While they haven’t been able to go into great detail, it would seem that work is progressing quite nicely on the game, and more news might not be too far away. We’ll certainly post any information that we come across, and look to set up some interviews and whatnot as soon as we’re able.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

If you’re still playing NBA 2K13 PC, then you don’t have to worry about being left out when it comes to current season updates. skoadam has released a new version of URB featuring 2016-2017 rosters updated as of November 20th, along with 32 other complete season mods. Check it out at the link below!

skoadam
2K13 U R Basketball V49 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 20/11/16] (Updated to v49)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC! Get your game up to date with the latest version of URB, with rosters accurate as of November 24th, and a new pack of faces from Garbajosa. Download both releases at the links below!

skoadam
2K14 U R Basketball V49 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 24/11/16] (Updated to v49)

Garbajosa
3 Player Face Pack

Wayback Wednesday: NBA Live Championship Screenshots

Boston Celtics Championship in NBA Live 08

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content.

When posting bulletins about the NBA Champions around ten years ago, I included screenshots of the winning team taken from the current NBA Live game. With the standalone Playoffs mode, it was easy enough to fire up the PC version, load up the latest NLSC roster update, and sim through a postseason. Because NBA Live’s simulation engine could be unpredictable, I usually had to place star players on the injured reserve so that the appropriate teams could make it through to the NBA Finals, and the correct team then win the championship.

I usually held off on capturing the screenshots until the series was close to being decided, so that I could make sure the teams were playing in the correct venue (and in one instance, wearing the correct jerseys). I came across those old NBA Live championship screenshots while digging through my archives recently, and I thought that they’d be fun to share for this week’s Wayback Wednesday.

Let’s take a look back…way back…

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NLSC Podcast Episode #186 Mailbag Call

NLSC Podcast

We should be recording Episode #186 of the NLSC Podcast at the usual time tomorrow, so this is a last call for any and all topic suggestions and mailbag questions. We’ve already got a few things to discuss this week with the release of Patch 1.06 for NBA 2K17, and of course Our Week in Basketball Gaming, but there’s still room on the docket for a couple of other topics.

As usual, we will consider any and all suggestions, but we would prefer to keep the show focused on our core content (NBA Live, NBA 2K, basketball video games), related interests such as modding and the real NBA, and the history of our site and community. We also encourage you to be specific in your suggestions, as some topics are very broad, and we need some talking points to work with.

With that being said, do you have any suggestions for this week’s show? If so, hit us up in the comments section below, or post them in this thread in the Forum. You can also send them in via our Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you’re following us there if you aren’t already!

If you haven’t caught Episode #185 of the NLSC Podcast yet, be sure to tune in here. Thanks to everyone who continues to tune in every week, and send in topic suggestions. We’re glad to hear that you’re enjoying the show! Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes. We’re also on Stitcher if you’d like to listen to the shows on your mobile or tablet devices. Stay tuned for Episode #186!

NBA 2K17 Patch 1.06 Released

LeBron James with the layup in NBA 2K17

Patch 1.06 has come through for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. It will download automatically as long as your PC or console is connected to the Internet. If you encounter any issues, a restart may be required. In the case of the PC version, that just means restarting Steam.

The latest patch includes some gameplay tuning and fixes, addressing issues with CPU ballhandlers dribbling out of bounds along the baseline, unrealistic speed bursts with some size-up moves, and pass icons not appearing for users playing in 4K on the PS4 Pro. A couple of other bug fixes and optimisations are also included.

Please see below for the complete patch notes. You can also find a complete update history in this thread in the NBA 2K17 section of the NLSC Forum, as well as here in our Wiki. If you’ve got any impressions to share, feel free to post them in the comments below, as well as take the discussion to the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

It’s time for another batch of file additions for NBA 2K17 PC, and as you can see, the community has been busy. Today’s new and updated releases include current and retro courts, a custom net, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

Manni Live
Orlando Magic Amway Center HD Arena
Kobe Bryant Loading Screen

Issy
Washington Wizards Court
Minnesota Timberwolves Court

Dee4Three
96-97 Miami Heat Court
93-94 Golden State Warriors Court

Andrew Rodriguez
Red White & Blue Net

exrxixxx
NBA TV Scoreboard (Updated to v3.0)

go7denboot
Chris Paul Body Edit (Updated to v2.5)

guoyao168
NBA 2K17 Editor by guoyao168 (Updated to v4.1)

Monday Tip-Off: Decorating MyCOURT & Mulling MyCAREER

Shooting around on a Chicago Bulls MyCOURT in NBA 2K17

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games.

My NBA 2K17 MyPLAYER is currently sitting at 92 Overall, which means I’m getting close to hitting all the level caps and maxing out my ratings (at least without levelling up MyPARK rep, anyway). This also means that it takes several sessions of Doin’ Work to unlock the next upgrade. With only one Playmaker Badge left to unlock and upgrade through the MyPLAYER Store, and new ratings upgrades only becoming available every other in-game week or so, I’m currently earning more VC than I can spend on improving my abilities.

As such, I can spare more VC to spend on frivolities such as MyPLAYER clothing, and decorating MyCOURT. Having purchased a few of my favourite jerseys and outfitted MyPLAYER with Michael Jordan’s shoes and uniform, I decided that MyCOURT could use some rebranding. I definitely like the changes I’ve made and I’m enjoying MyCAREER a lot, though I have to admit that I’ve been thinking about my future. Normally, I’d prefer to stay put with the team that drafted me, but as of late, I can’t help thinking that I should keep my options open.

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