Da Czar’s NBA 2K12 Play of the Day – Lakers

The new Play of the Day from Da Czar has been (properly) released into the wild.

Check out the Forum thread for all discussion about the Play of the Day series and be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts on the new video.

Full NBA 2K12 Manual Released – New Information

The full NBA 2K12 manual has been released by 2K and it contains a bunch of new information.  Included with the controls and credits, it lists off details on the online Association mode, HP Media Zone which allows for YouTube & Facebook uploads and twitter integration, 3D settings, alternate control schemes for controllers, and the Director’s Cut Replay feature.

You can download the manual from this site, and check out this Forum thread where I listed all the new information.

EA Sports NBA Wishlist Initiatives

It’s been a while since I posted any reminders about our Wishlist initiatives for the next sim title from EA Sports as we’re all gearing up for the release of NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition next week, but I would like to give them a quick mention today. First of all, to stress our desire for a PC version of EA’s next NBA sim, we are currently collecting signatures for our PC Petition; your support would be greatly appreciated, so please add your details in the Forum thread or send them in via email or PM if you’re concerned about privacy.

We are also compiling a detailed Wishlist with constructive feedback for the new Dev Team at EA Tiburon, who have been keeping track of what we’ve been posting so far in the thread. Finally, you can provide additional feedback via our Wishlist Survey, which we’ll also be sending in to the producers along with our other Wishlist materials. A big thanks once again to everyone who has helped out with these initiatives so far!

Reminder about our new Downloads section

I’d just like to take a moment to remind everyone once again that in the past couple of months we’ve launched a new Downloads section, which is integrated with the NLSC Forum and allows users to upload and add their files for inclusion in the database. Our aim is to better serve the modding communities for both NBA Live and NBA 2K with free file hosting along with a place to promote, share and archive their work, in addition to providing tutorials and other resources.

Whether you’re actively creating updates or would like to upload your existing work for archive purposes, be it for NBA Live or NBA 2K, you are most welcome to contribute; all you need is an active NLSC Forum account! You may currently upload files up to 100 MB in size, for any files that are larger than that please get in touch with me and we can make arrangements as necessary. If you have any questions about uploading files or the Downloads section in general, please drop me a line as well.

NBA 2K12 User Videos

Although NBA 2K12 won’t hit store shelves until next week, quite a few people have already got their hands on the game and have been providing us with a glimpse of rosters, ratings, menus, gameplay and more through videos posted on YouTube.

While we will highlight any videos of great significance here in the news, you can check out all the videos as they’re uploaded, found and posted in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum. Right now you’ll find several videos containing raw footage of gameplay, My Player creation, menus for NBA’s Greatest and Association Mode, jumpshot styles, dunk packages and even the game’s intro. Check them out and be sure to post your thoughts on what you see. If you’ve already got the game and would like to submit any videos or impressions, please let us know.

SSX Unlockables in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition

GameSpot have posted a new NBA Jam: On Fire Edition trailer which reveals a few more unlockable special players in this year’s game. In addition to Euroleague players, NBA Street characters and even the Honey Badgers, this year characters from EA’s SSX series will be hooping it up.

Your thoughts? Leave them in the comments below or chime in here in the Forum. If you can’t see the embedded video, check it out here over on GameSpot.

NBA 2K12 – Controls Trailer

The delayed Controls Trailer for NBA 2K12 has finally been uploaded by 2K Sports.

This should help with the last 6 days of the demo leading into the game’s release on October 4th.  Be sure to check out the Controls Insight from last week and discuss in the Forum.  Thanks to Forum user Bliss for the heads up.

NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #12 – Presentation

The last bunch of Developer Insights have begun rolling out now that we are less then a week away from NBA 2K12’s release.  Today’s Insight covers the game’s Presentation.

The Insight covered the new camera angles and features, stat overlays, and hotspots.  Tomorrow we get our first insight covering anything to do with the online modes with Online Association.  Until then, comment and discuss in the Forum.

NBA Street characters to appear in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition

ESPN.com’s Jon Robinson has confirmed that a selection of NBA Street characters will be playable in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Six Street characters in all will appear in the game: Anklebreaker, Monster, Phat, Prodigy, Supersized and the face of the series, Stretch.

The Street team will be unlockable via the game’s progression system rather than a code, which will require you to earn XP and cash them in for the in-game Jam Bucks that allow you to unlock content. Check out some screenshots of the Street characters here in our gallery and post your thoughts in the comments below or in this thread.

NBA 2K12 Ratings & Rosters Video

YouTube user coolkidj23 has posted a video containing the complete rosters and ratings from NBA 2K12. The video also covers the free agent pool in addition to the 30 NBA teams.

Watch it here if you can’t see the embedded video and add your thoughts here in the Forum.

Da Czar’s NBA 2K12 Play of the Day – Heat

Da Czar has posted the second video in his Play of the Day series for NBA 2K12. The latest video showcases a couple of plays for the Miami Heat.

Check it out here if you’re having any trouble viewing the embedded video. Remember you can discuss the Play of the Day series here in the NLSC Forum and be sure to stop by Czar’s blog.

NBA 2K12 Legends Showcase; Legendary Teams Playable Online via DLC

Although it was previously confirmed that NBA 2K12’s legendary teams would not be available for online play, it appears that might not actually be the case thanks to downloadable content. SSchevyRidah has posted a screenshot revealing a rundown of the Legends Showcase in NBA 2K12, which includes the ability to play online with NBA’s Greatest teams.

As you can see, the Showcase will also feature:

  • 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge
  • 3-on-3 Era Challenge
  • Even 21, H.O.R.S.E. and other minigames
  • User selected match-ups and rules
Additionally, it seems we can import our My Player for use in the Showcase, which will take place in New York City’s Times Square. What do you make of the news? Leave a comment below or add your thoughts in this thread.

NBA 2K12 Screenshot: ’98 Jazz vs Lakers

Another NBA 2K12 screenshot highlighting an NBA’s Greatest game has been posted over the official Facebook page. This time, the starting lineups for John Stockton’s featured matchup between the 1998 Jazz and Lakers are in the spotlight.

Check it out in our gallery here along with more NBA 2K12 screenshots and feel free to comment below or here in the Forum.

New Poll: What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?

We have a new poll up which asks “What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?”; cast your vote now, and be sure to join in the discussion in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum!

Our previous poll, posted on the day of our re-launch, asked “What do you think of our new design?”. It seems most of you feel our new look is at least decent, with 48% of voters feeling fairly positive towards it (a big thanks to the 27% who voted that they love it!). Not of all of you are feeling our new design and have pointed out a few things that we’ll look to tweak in the near future. In any event, thanks as always for the support and the feedback, we hope that you’ll continue to visit the NLSC as we await the release of NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and that you’ll enjoy the content that we’ll be bringing you in the near future.

NBA 2K12 Screenshot: ’94 Rockets vs Nuggets

Another NBA’s Greatest lineups screenshot has been posted over on the official Facebook page. This time, Hakeem Olajuwon’s featured game between his 1994 Houston Rockets and Dikembe Mutombo’s Denver Nuggets is in the spotlight.

You can also check it out in our gallery of NBA 2K12 screenshots and have your say here in the Forum.