New CBA Ratified, Big Moves Already Reported

The NBA’s owners and players have approved the new labor deal, officially bringing an end to the NBA lockout. Free agency will begin tomorrow with several players having reportedly already agreed in principle to deals with new teams. In huge news, the Los Angeles Lakers were reportedly set to acquire Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets in a deal that would also include the Houston Rockets, but the league has since blocked the deal.

Don’t forget you can discuss all the latest moves and rumours in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum. Roster updates for NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition should also commence shortly, though please note that rookies cannot be added to the rosters until they officially sign with their NBA teams. I also expect to have roster updates for NBA Live 2005 through NBA Live 08 out at some point, though I cannot set a specific date at this time.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: JoeJames
Houston Rockets Uniforms
Los Angeles Lakers Uniforms

Author: Worm
EBC Rucker Park Blacktop Jersey

New NBA 2K12 Trailer – Welcome Back Basketball

2K Sports has released a nifty little accolades trailer themed by the return of real life NBA basketball.

Check it out here on our YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video. You can discuss the new trailer, check out all the community made PC patches for NBA 2K12, and learn how to mod in our Forum.

EA’s NBA sim still on track for 2012 (ESPN.com’s The Gamer)

NBA Elite 11: Kevin Durant

ESPN.com’s Jon Robinson has posted a short article on EA’s next NBA sim game, which will be released October next year in time for the 2012/2013 NBA season. There isn’t much to report at this time but the article does include some quotes from EA Sports president Andrew Wilson, who reiterates their goal of bouncing back strong after a two year hiatus for the franchise.

“Anytime you’re looking to reboot a franchise, you’re looking to find a different type of creative energy,” Wilson told me as I sat down with him at a recent EA Sports event. “When we rebooted the ‘FIFA’ franchise, we introduced a whole new team that rebuilt that engine from scratch. We did the same for ‘NHL.’ We completely rebooted and rebuilt that game with a new creative team.

“And while the ‘NBA’ creative energy could’ve happened anywhere, it just so happened that we had some developers in the EA Tiburon studios who were very, very passionate basketball fans. The Orlando Magic literally train 100 yards from our studio there, so we have a big basketball culture built around that creative energy, and what we will deliver will be a fantastic game.”

As soon as details begin to emerge on the game – most likely early next year – we’ll be sure to report them. We’ll also be looking to set up some developer interviews and other preview features as in previous years, so keep it locked right here at the NLSC. We’ve already submitted several Wishlist materials to the new development team at EA Tiburon who were very receptive to our feedback, so hopefully we can do our part in helping the series can make a strong comeback next year. Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below or in this thread; you can also check out our main Wishlist here and our supplementary Wishlist materials here.

NBA Elite Mobile no longer available on iTunes

Our own JaoSming has discovered that NBA Elite is no longer available in the iTunes store. Despite the cancellation of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of NBA Elite 11, a mobile version for the iPhone and iPod Touch was released last October complete with all 30 NBA teams, exhibition play, an 82 game regular season and unlockable legends.

An updated version was later made available which included updated rosters, the 2011 All-Star teams and various fixes for gameplay and game modes.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Author: ej17
Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey Patch
Golden State Warriors Jersey Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

Author: Mel_Fox_76
Al Jefferson Face Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: kc2135
Mickael Gelabale Face

Author: DANet
Kevin Johnson Face

NBA 2K12 PotW – Week 8 Results & Week 9 Voting!

Congrats to Push! He won last week’s Patch of the Week vote with his first Court Pack.

Be sure to check out the winning patch by clicking this link, and check out this thread to vote for this week’s nominees. If you see a patch in the Forumthat you want to vote for, make sure you get the patch maker to upload it to our Downloads database, and then nominate it in this thread.

NCAA Elite 13 Mod for NBA Live 08 Released

A new NCAA mod for NBA Live 08 is now available. Portrait updates for the mod should be released soon, in the meantime make sure you download all parts of the mod to ensure that it works properly.

NCAA Elite 13 (Main Download with Rosters)
NCAA Elite 13 (Faces)
NCAA Elite 13 (Jerseys)
NCAA Elite 13 (Logos and Jerseys)
NCAA Elite 13 (Shoes)
NCAA Elite 13 (AI)

Congrats to the NCAA Elite 13 team for the release! You can find more info on the mod along with several previews here in the Forum.

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NBA 2K12 Patch Coming Before Christmas; Notes on Roster Updates

Kotaku’s Owen Good has posted an article discussing the impact that the end of the lockout will have on NBA 2K12, which includes some comments from producer Erick Boenisch and 2K Sports’ vice president for marketing Jason Argent. The article notably mentions that the big patch is expected to be out by Christmas and that roster updates will be more frequent this year, with rookies added as they sign with their teams.

Roster updates will come more frequently than they have in the past, Boenisch said, accounting for both the influx of rookie players and any changes in free agency or pre-season trades, which began on Wednesday. Instead of waiting until the final day before the regular season tip-off, Boenisch said the game will push roster updates as frequently as possible over the next three weeks. That kind of update comes totally through the 2K Sports server and isn’t subject to the kind of review Microsoft or Sony has for a game patch or title update. A patch still is coming before Dec. 25, Boenisch said, but he held off on committing to a specific date.

History suggests that while the roster updates should be made available simultaneously on all platforms that receive them, the big patch that’s coming for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of NBA 2K12 will not be available for the PC version until a later date, possibly January or February. 2K’s community manager Ronnie 2K has previously mentioned that the PC version will likely receive a combined update at some point after the consoles, but no timetable for its release has been made available as yet.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: kc2135
Darius Miles Face (with Braids)
Desmond Mason Face
Tim Thomas Face

Author: Joe James
Special Uniforms Pack

Author: dRoseBulls
Los Angeles Lakers Court

Author: HAWK23
2003-2004 Detroit Pistons

New Poll: Are you a sim or arcade player?

Do you consider yourself a sim or arcade player when it comes to basketball video games? Or are you somewhere in between? Cast your vote now in our new poll and leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Our previous poll asked how you would rate NBA 2K12. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with 56% of voters deeming it excellent and a further 24% calling it good. 11% were on the fence opining that the game is just alright, 3% were not all that happy as they cast their vote for “Not Great” and a final 6% were very underwhelmed, declaring the game a disappointment. Discuss NBA 2K12 and check out the latest mods from the community here in the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 10

Author: rudyjuly2
NBA Live 10 PS3 Roster Update