NBA 2K16 Cover Players, Details on Spike Lee’s Involvement Leaked

Polygon is reporting that Spike Lee has had a role in developing NBA 2K16’s MyCAREER mode, as revealed by leaked promotional materials. Lee is mentioned on the game’s cover with the familiar credit “A Spike Lee Joint”, along with the tagline of “Be The Story”.

The leaked images have also given us a glimpse of this year’s cover players. Similar to NBA 2K12, it appears as though NBA 2K16 will be available with three different cover players to choose from: Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Kevin Durant, who also appeared on the cover of NBA 2K15, and alongside Derrick Rose and Blake Griffin on the NBA 2K13 cover.

No official announcement has been made as yet, and while Polygon has been able to confirm the leaked images as authentic, a 2K Sports representative has declined further comment at this time. Nevertheless, it would seem an official announcement will be coming soon, along with details on Spike Lee’s involvement with the game. In the meantime, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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I’m still without power, but I have been able to check in and make a note of the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, which include a new roster update, and some courts. Download them at the links below!

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2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster [Playoffs Update] (Updated to v1.6)

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Fictional Boston Celtics Court
Fictional Brooklyn Nets Court

Status of This Week’s Podcast, Other Updates

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I just wanted to give everyone a quick status update on this week’s episode of the NLSC Podcast, as well as other content and news bulletins. Unfortunately, I’ve been affected by the storm that has left a couple of hundred homes on the southeast coast of Australia without any power, and thus only have my phone for Internet access.

This means I’m not in a position to record a new Podcast with Arcane at this time, nor am I able to keep on top of news, file additions, and other bulletins. I’m also a bit behind on answering emails and messages, so please bear with me; I’ll get back to you when I can. It could be a few days before everything is up and running again, but I’ll try to check in whenever I can. Thanks for your understanding!

File Additions for NBA Live 08

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Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 include the latest face packs by S_Brat. Check them all out at the links below!

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2014/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Team Update
2014/2015 Orlando Magic Team Update (Updated to v2.0)
2014/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Team Update (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Pick up the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC at the links below, including updated New York Knicks jerseys, current rosters, and a 2015 Draft Class for the Ultimate Base Roster.

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Next Gen New York Knicks Jersey

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2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster [Playoffs Update] (Updated to v1.1)

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2015 Ultimate NBA Draft Class (UBR Special Release)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Pick up the latest version of skoadam’s URB Roster in today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC. With the help of Slimm44, skoadam has put some excellent work into URB to keep NBA 2K13 up to date, as the mod not only contains a detailed and carefully crafted roster update for the current season, but 31 complete season mods in total. If you’re still playing NBA 2K13 on PC, or feel like dusting it off, be sure to download V31 of the URB Roster at the link below!

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URB Roster V31 [31 Complete Seasons Mods] WHERE SIM HAPPENS (Updated to v31.0)

Playoffs Content In NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

In celebration of the 2015 NBA Playoffs, new challenges and content are coming to NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team:

FIRST ROUND CHALLENGES

Each of the 16 playoff teams has a single two-game Challenge, and completing that Challenge awards two Playoff Edition Players from that team.

Those Playoff Edition Players be available for the duration of that series. When that’s done, a Series Winner Challenge will lead into the next round.

HIGH VALUE COIN-UP CHALLENGES

Throughout the postseason, players can compete in high-value Coin Up Challenges. Playoff Edition players are required to enter, and the challenges will focus on key games in a team’s series.

The Challenges provide a higher Coin value reward, up to 15,000 Coins.

PLAYOFF EDITION PLAYERS

New Playoff Edition Items for participating players will be found in Packs, as Bundle Toppers, and as Rewards for Playoff Challenges.

Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Predictions for the 2015 NBA Playoffs

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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This 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.

It’s that time of the year again! The 2015 regular season is in the books, and the NBA Playoffs are tipping off in just a couple of days. A few of the seeds weren’t decided until the very last day of the season, and with the West in particular being very competitive once again this year, we should be in for an exciting first round. Since I have NBA League Pass Broadband, I’m looking forward to catching as much of the action as I can.

Now, if you’re a regular listener of the NLSC Podcast, you’ll know that my NBA predictions don’t always turn out so well. However, perhaps I’ll have better luck with a few that I put out in written format, as opposed to audio. To avoid going down as the jinx – again – I will refrain from making any specific predictions about the Chicago Bulls, aside from the one I’ve already made in the Forum. However, I do have a few other predictions to throw out there, while we wait for the postseason to tip off.

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Details on the April 16th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster update has come through for NBA Live 15, accurate as of April 16th, 2015. The latest roster contains over 3000 ratings changes, two player movement updates, and three player accessory changes. For a full list of changes in the roster, be sure to check out this spreadsheet.

EA are spotlighting a couple of rookies in the latest roster: Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic, and Langston Galloway of the New York Knicks. Payton’s performance after the All-Star break has earned him an increase to 79 overall, while Galloway’s increased minutes as the season wound down has led to a one point increase to 71 overall.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts on the latest roster below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Pick up a couple of face updates in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC! Download new faces for reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and the Houston Rockets’ Donatas Motiejūnas at the links below.

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Kawhi Leonard Face

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Donatas Motiejūnas Face [HD]

NLSC Podcast – Episode #114

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Episode #114 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we discuss the latest NBA Live and NBA 2K news, a Top 10 Basketball Video Games list, the forthcoming 2015 NBA Playoffs, and much more.

  • Some vague tidbits about NBA Live 16 were posted in response to a question posed to the official NBA Live Twitter. Not much to go on, but we’re looking forward to more information.
  • A new beta version of the Ultimate Jordan Roster for NBA Live 08 PC is available for the community to try out. Help is wanted with some of the art updates, for anyone willing and able.
  • gregkwaste has released a new version of the NBA 2K15 Explorer, which is very welcome news for the 2K modding community.
  • We reflect on last week’s controversy following the NBA 2K14 server shutdown, and 2K’s subsequent new policy regarding online support.
  • Hypun.com posted an article naming the ten best basketball video games of all time. Do we agree with it?
  • Moving on to some real NBA discussion…is Stephen Curry the greatest three point shooter of all time?
  • Derek Fisher has made a bold prediction about the Knicks’ fortunes next season. We’re not so sure.
  • We touch upon the recent incidents involving Chris Copeland, Pero Antic, and Thabo Sefolosha.
  • Derrick Rose and Paul George are back in action, and contributing.
  • The looming postseason means a couple of Playoff predictions. Which teams are grabbing the eighth seeds in each conference?

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. Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Ultimate Jordan Roster – Beta Released

You may recall that I released a raw demo of an Ultimate Jordan Roster for NBA Live 08 a few weeks back, providing a preview of a project that I’m working on as part of our 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content. Well, I’ve made some progress on the roster, and am pleased to announce that I’ve now released an updated beta version!

The latest release includes at least eight players on all 30 teams, with most teams now using accurate retro art. A few teams are currently using retro art that’s not quite accurate for the time period they represent, but ideally, that will be fixed by the first stable release. A few players are still missing faces and portraits, and a lot of ratings and bio data need to be updated, but that will be done once a few more things are in place. The rosters are also being designed for maximum compatibility with current updates, so you don’t need to worry about things getting overwritten.

Download the beta version of the Ultimate Jordan Roster here! For more information and previews, please see this thread. If anyone is able to lend a hand with any art updates, please let me know. I’ll also be looking to make conversions for NBA Live 2005 to 07 once I reach a stable release, so stay tuned for further updates and preview releases!

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We’re starting out a new week with a few file additions for NBA 2K15, as TBM has released two new player faces, while Manni has added a new court update. Download them all at the links below!

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Steph Curry Face
Ricky Rubio Face

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Memphis Grizzlies Court

Five Players I Have Disliked Because of NBA Video Games

Remember how I stated that positive experiences in basketball video games can make you like particular NBA players? It can also work the other way.

It may seem completely irrational to dislike an NBA player because of their video game likeness, but it’s something I have found hard to control. A player like Kevin Durant could be the most humble guy in real life, but you could still dislike him because he dropped 50 points on you in NBA 2K15.

Sometimes a player can be annoying in one game, but be slightly neutralised in the next due to updated game mechanics or more modest ratings. In any case, the memory of one particular player terrorising your beloved franchise can be enough for you to dislike them over their entire career.

This is a list dedicated to players who I either dislike now or disliked at one stage of my life because of basketball video games.

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NBA 2K15 Explorer v0.285 Released

Exciting news, NBA 2K15 modders! gregkwaste has released v0.285 of the NBA 2K15 Explorer, which means another step forward in creating updates for the PC version. The latest release adds new importing and exporting functionality, supports additional archives, and contains fixes for various bugs and performance issues.

Get v0.285 of the NBA 2K15 Explorer here in our Downloads database! For additional support, information, and previews, check out the release thread here. Need help in using NBA 2K15 Explorer? Check out this tutorial, created by TBM.