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Take-Two Confirms NBA 2K13 Release Date, Platforms

Take-Two Interactive has confirmed the previously reported release date for NBA 2K13, as well as the platforms it will be available on. The game will indeed hit stores on October 2nd 2012 and will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation Portable and PC. This is obviously excellent news for the growing NBA 2K modding community and should hopefully allay any lingering concerns about the future of the series on PC.

EA Sports have not yet confirmed the release date for NBA Live 13, however based on previous years it is highly likely that it will be coming out the same day. The platforms that NBA Live 13 will be available on also remain unconfirmed at this time, with some pre-order listings suggesting versions for the PC and Wii along with the expected Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases, while others only have 360 and PS3 listings. We hope to have more info soon, needless to say many of us here at the NLSC are hoping that this is the year that the series returns to the PC platform.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

We’ve got a couple of NBA 2K12 file additions for you today: a team add-on that includes the Harlem Globetrotters and Flint Tropics, as well as a new global update. Get them at the links below!

bassman58
Globetrotters & Tropics

Kool `em
Superglobal Cryptonym Blast v6.1 Socks Update w/ PS3 Icons

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Interview with NBA Live 13 Creative Director (MyNBALivePad)

MyNBALivePad.com has posted an excellent interview with NBA Live 13’s Creative Director, Jason Barnes. The interview primarily talks about the new development team’s approach to authenticity in NBA Live 13, while also touching upon Jason’s basketball background and enthusiasm for the sport. For anyone who may still be concerned that NBA Live 13 will be an arcade style game in the vein of NBA Jam, Jason reiterates that the series will remain a simulation title that will strive for realism.

The interview also covers ESPN branding and presentation in NBA Live 13, with Jason mentioning some of the steps they have taken to recreate ESPN broadcasts in this year’s game. It’s well worth checking out, so be sure to give it a look. Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Five Steps for an NBA Live Comeback (ESPN)

ESPN.com’s Hilary Goldstein has posted an opinion piece titled “Five Steps for an NBA Live Comeback“, suggesting five things that NBA Live 13 must do or have to make a strong comeback this year. Suggestions include establishing their own identity, better differentiation between star players and role players, and the patience to build upon what they do this year.

What are the five things you think NBA Live 13 needs to do or have to make a strong comeback and get back in the game? Add your thoughts in the comments below and join in the discussion in this thread in our Forum.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2003

Today’s file additions are a treat for anyone still playing NBA Live 2003, as tommy has released some new seasons in his Decade of Rosters project. Pick them up at the links below.

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A Decade of Rosters (1998/1999)
A Decade of Rosters (2001/2002)
A Decade of Rosters (2003/2004)
A Decade of Rosters (2004/2005)
A Decade of Rosters (2005/2006)
A Decade of Rosters (2010/2011)

Also remember to download the Decade of Rosters art pack for all the necessary faces, jerseys and other art files.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

We’ve got some new file additions for NBA 2K12 today, including a new Global update, a couple of cyberfaces and the latest version of HAWK23’s Ultimate Base Roster, which now supports Association and Season mode play. Pick them up at the links below!

Like A Boss
L.A.B. Global V3 With SJ Hex Edits (Updated to v3.0)

Kieran
Richard Hendrix Face
Julius Hodge Face

HAWK23
Ultimate Base Roster V15 [Association/Season Issues Resolved for ALL 215 Teams] (Updated to v15.0)

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Patching & Modding: Tips for Getting Started

One of the first things that most people discover when they join our community here at the NLSC, or indeed what brings them here in the first place, is our collection of downloads for NBA Live and NBA 2K. Usually after trying out a few updates and marvelling at the skill and creativity of the talented individuals in the community, a lot of people ask the question: How can I do this myself?

We have a collection of tutorials that teach you the specifics of making different kinds of updates for NBA Live and NBA 2K, but I thought it might be helpful to compile some general tips on how to start making your own patches and mods. It’s always nice to see new people trying their hand at making updates for their fellow gamers, so I hope this article will prove to be useful for those of you looking to join the ranks of patchers in our community.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have just one new file addition for NBA Live 08 today, a four jersey update pack for the 2012 season from mhikez. Pick it up at the link below.

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2011/2012 4 Jersey Update Pack

It’s been a little while since I posted a reminder about our revamped Downloads section, so I’d just like to let everyone know once again that we offer free file hosting for both NBA Live and NBA 2K patches. You can upload files up to 100 MB in size and have them immediately available in our database, so there’s no need to rely on hosting services like Sendspace and Mediafire for most releases. A big thanks as always to everyone who has contributed so far, please keep the uploads coming!

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EA Sports Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson talks NBA Live, More

Xbox360Achievements.org has posted part two of a video interview with EA Sports’ Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson, which touches on a variety of topics including NBA Live 13. While no concrete information on the game itself is given, Wilson does talk a little about their approach to the series, along with their desire to continually innovate and plan for the future.

The NBA Live segment of the interview begins at the 4:56 mark of the video, for those who would like to skip ahead. Check it out and add your thoughts in the comments below or in this thread in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum. Thanks to 22cedric for the heads up.

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2K Sports inviting feedback for NBA 2K13 via Twitter

2K Sports are currently seeking fan suggestions for NBA 2K13 via Twitter. Tweets by community manager Ronnie 2K and the official 2K Sports Twitter account are encouraging users to send in their ideas for this year’s game, using the hashtag #IdeasforNBA2K13.

While this is obviously designed to drum up hype for NBA 2K13 by getting it to trend on Twitter months out from its release, it does present a good opportunity to send constructive feedback in to the game’s producers. Speaking of initiatives to improve NBA 2K, don’t forget about the SportsGaming blog’s grass roots movement to open up an ongoing dialogue with the NBA 2K developers.

https://twitter.com/#!/Ronnie2K/status/203231476916031490

https://twitter.com/#!/2KSports/status/203232336660279296

If you’re on Twitter and have some ideas for NBA 2K13, be sure to hit them up. While you’re there, remember you can follow us @TheNLSC.

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New NBA 2K12 Official Roster Update (May 17th) Now Available

A new official roster update for NBA 2K12 is now available, containing lineups accurate as of May 17th, 2012. As previously mentioned, the roster updates being released during the Playoffs only contain updated rotations accounting for injuries and lineup changes, with no further adjustments being made to player ratings.

As always, the new rosters will be downloaded automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet and you have the latest official patch installed. I’ve also updated this pack with a copy of the latest roster and online data files for PC users who wish to update their game manually.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Be sure to check out today’s file additions for NBA 2K12: a new version of NBA Street 2K12 and NBA 2K12: Street Edition from our own JaoSming, as well as an update to the Ultimate All Time Franchise Best Mod from Retroswald13.

JaoSming
NBA Street 2K12 (Updated to v5.1)
NBA Street 2K12: Night Edition

Retroswald13
Ultimate All Time Franchise Best Mod Roster (Updated to v3.2)

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NLSC Current Roster Updates for NBA Live 2005-08 v5.1 Released

New versions (v5.1) of the current roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08 are now available! The new updates feature rosters accurate as of May 13th, 2012. Download the update for the game you’re playing at the links below; please see the support threads for the “roster only” versions and supplementary add-ons.

NBA Live 08: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 07: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 06: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 2005: Download | Support Thread

The new rosters also contain some minor ratings updates for a couple of players, fixed dunk packages in the NBA Live 2005 and NBA Live 06 updates, some art updates that were made available after v5.0 was released back in April and a couple of other minor fixes. Please note that they do not contain new Brooklyn Nets artwork, as we’re still in the 2011/2012 season. Those updates are available separately for anyone who’d like to have the new logos early.

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NLSC Forum Rule Amendments: Donations

NLSC Logo - Stitching

Since more and more patchers in the community have donation links and virtual “tip jars” these days, we felt it would be a good idea to amend the Forum rules to regulate the situation. Our hope is that we can avoid things getting out of hand.

In a nutshell, we are allowing the donation links and tip jars, however patchers may not bully or harass people into making a contribution; withholding releases until donations are received will also not be tolerated as it is not in the spirit of our patching community. Similarly, directly charging for updates remains prohibited, as legal issues can arise from this approach. We have also set a few conditions for the placement of donation links in Forum posts and our Downloads section.

For more information, please see the Forum Rules here. We reserve the right to make further amendments to the rules as the situation dictates, but hopefully there will be no issues moving forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself or one of the other administrators.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

We’ve got a few new player updates in today’s file additions for NBA 2K12, including converted faces and tattoos. Check them out at the links below.

Kieran
Alan Anderson Face
Sean May Face

yonly1ME
Kawhi Leonard Tattoo Update

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