NBA Team Logo Bootup Screens for NBA Live 2005-08

NBA Team Logos Bootup Screen v8.0 for NBA Live 08

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have as much time to patch NBA Live these days, and in all honesty, the dwindling userbase for those older games doesn’t provide as much motivation to do so as it once did. However, I do have a few unreleased updates hanging around in my archives, and I’ve also been working on a few things to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the NBA Live series. As such, you can expect a few new releases every now and again in the coming weeks, along with some other original content.

Today’s releases are new versions of the NBA Team Logo Bootup Screens for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, and NBA Live 08. I’m actually releasing two versions of the updates: the current version, v8.0, features 2014/2015 logos. However, you can also select v7.0 from the dropdown menu on the respective downloads pages, if you’d like the 2013/2014 version.

Enjoy the updates, and look out for more 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content coming soon!

NLSC Podcast – Episode #102

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #102 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! This week, Arcane and I both have new microphones, and we’ve actually recorded the show at the proper quality! Join us as we chat about the past week in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, as well as a few NBA topics.

  • NBA Live 15 has been receiving new content, from current rosters to Legends and Challenges in Ultimate Team.
  • Once again, Fernando is keeping tabs on our roster feedback thread in the NLSC Forum.
  • A new interview and blog have also provided us with some further insight into the development of NBA Live 15.
  • NBA 2K15 has also been receiving new MyTEAM content, along with the daily roster updates.
  • Our talented community has made some significant strides in developing tools to mod NBA 2K15.
  • We wrap up the news segment with some housekeeping notes on the Wiki and Downloads section.
  • Arcane talks about his recent experiences in NBA 2K15’s MyCAREER, while Andrew reflects on playing with JaoSming in The Park.
  • Some observations about offline multiplayer in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 lead us to wonder…are we gaming dinosaurs?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we give our thoughts on broken records (dubious and otherwise), and the current league standings.
  • Cleveland has won a few games, but LeBron James lost his triple double, and a bizarre handshake has been unveiled.
  • When will the Philadelphia 76ers win their first game of the 2014/2015 season? We make our predictions.
  • We close the show by admiring Robin Lopez’s latest artistic masterpiece.

Click Play to listen to the show!

As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say 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.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 feature a couple of updated releases: a pack of seven courts by exrxixxx, and a face for Glen Davis by FROWARDAXL83. Pick them up at the links below!

exrxixxx
2014-2015 7 Court Pack (Updated to v4.0)

FROWARDAXL83
Glen Davis Face (updated to v2.0)

NLSC Forum Story Thread Interviews: Vespasian92

Vespasian92's Sacramento Kings Association in NBA 2K14

We certainly love our basketball games here at the NLSC, so when it comes to modes like Dynasty, Association, and MyCAREER, some of us like to share the experience with our fellow gamers. In the Basketball Video Game Stories section of the NLSC Forum, several gamers maintain story threads chronicling their adventures and achievements in the virtual NBA. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be running a series of interviews with some of our most prominent storytellers, to get an insight into their experiences and discover why they enjoy maintaining story threads.

It’s been a few months since our last feature, but we’re back today with a new interview. This time we’re chatting to Vespasian92, who has been around the Forum for a couple of years and is currently maintaining an NBA 2K15 story thread featuring his favourite team, the Sacramento Kings.

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Behind the Scenes: Ryan Santos talks shoes in NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15: Kevin Durant (3PT: 91)

EA.com has posted an interview with NBA Live designer Ryan Santos, in which Ryan talks about the shoes in NBA Live 15. He discusses the process of replicating all the shoes in this year’s game, how individual shoes are scanned and modelled, and EA’s relationship with all the footwear brands.

Ryan also talks about his favourite shoes in NBA Live 15, his all-time favourite basketball shoes, and his history with the NBA Live series. For anyone who’s interested in breaking into the industry, Ryan also has a few words of advice.

Check out the interview for the full insight, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

ModManZZZ has once again updated his 2014/2015 season roster for NBA Live 2004 PC, which you can pick up at the link below. Don’t forget to pick up the main art pack for the roster, which is available here.

ModManZZZ
ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update (Updated to v5.2)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Pick up a new face update for Mike Dunleavy Jr. and an updated pack of six courts in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC.

FROWARDAXL83
Mike Dunleavy Jr. Face

exrxixxx
2014-2015 6 Court Pack (Updated to v3.0)

New Legends in LIVE Ultimate Team

Mitch Richmond & Tim Hardaway in NBA Live 15's Ultimate Team

Two new NBA Legends have been added to LIVE Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15. You can currently pick up two thirds of Run TMC, as Mitch Richmond and Tim Hardaway are available in random packs for a limited time.

Tim Bug is rated 91 overall, and as you would expect, he is one of the faster players in the game and has outstanding dribbling and passing ratings. Richmond meanwhile is rated 87 overall and has some very solid offensive ratings, including a three-point rating of 88.

If you’re playing Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15, feel free to join in the discussion here in the Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

While NBA 2K15 modding hasn’t really tipped off yet, NBA 2K14 modding has slowed down somewhat. Nevertheless, we do have one new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC today, namely a pack of four court updates for the 2014/2015 season. Download it at the link below.

exrxixxx
2014-2015 4 Court Pack (Updated to v3.0)

LIVE Ultimate Team Community Challenge (November 6th)

Jalen Rose LIVE Ultimate Team Community Challenge

This week’s LIVE Ultimate Team Community Challenge features a team that has been hand-picked by ESPN’s Jalen Rose. The squad consists of:

  • Anthony Davis
  • Damian Lillard
  • Jabari Parker
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Doug McDermott

The “Breakaway Pack” is the reward on offer, containing ten items including five Gold or better players, three team items, and two contracts. As always, feel free to sound off with your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion on LIVE Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

This week’s LUT Fantasy Challenges in NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team Fantasy Challenge: Cleveland Cavaliers & New Orleans Pelicans

LIVE Ultimate Team is presenting us with a couple of Fantasy Challenges in NBA Live 15 this week, featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans.

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

Come home with the Cavs after three road games for a Premium Coin Pack with three Items worth up to 15,000 Coins each.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

Get things rolling in New Orleans with one at home and two away for a Premium Coin Pack with 3 Items worth up to 15,000 coins each.

Have you given them a shot yet? What does your Ultimate Team look like at the moment? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion about LIVE Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

Developer Blog: Sounds of NBA Live 15

Sounds of NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15 may now be available in stores, but the producers are still providing some insight into the development of the game through blogs over on the official website. The latest blog, titled Sounds of NBA Live 15, talks about creating the atmosphere in this year’s game, and what went into capturing all the arena sounds.

The blog mentions that the team researched team-specific crowd chants, arena-specific music and sound effects, and even announcer sound bites. They would then mic up the entire arena, capturing audio in true 7.1 Surround Sound with three different microphone arrays. These multiple audio perspectives subsequently allowed them to mix arena sound based on which gameplay camera is being used.

Check out the blog for the full insight, and feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Thoughts After Week 1 of the 2015 NBA Season

The Friday Five

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.

A new NBA season is underway, and the 2015 campaign has already produced a handful of spectacular highlights, as well as some compelling storylines. I’m following the action with NBA League Pass Broadband this year, and having caught three of the Chicago Bulls’ first five games, along with some other games that piqued my interest, I’m definitely enjoying my subscription so far.

The regular season, as it is so often said, is a marathon, not a sprint. There are many twists and turns along the way, and what seems like a big deal in November may well be long forgotten by the time March and April are upon us. Nevertheless, I have a few thoughts on the first week of the 2015 season, which I thought I’d share in this week’s Friday Five. Without any further ado, let’s tip things off.

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File Additions for NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

A couple of hard working folks are still figuring out the file formats for NBA 2K15, so modding still hasn’t taken off just yet. However, we do have a couple of new file additions for the PC version today: the latest version of goldenstate77’s SweetFX, and a new SweetFX by TBM. Check them both out at the links below!

goldenstate77
SweetFX for Win 7 and 8.1 (Updated to v4.0)

TBM
TBM’s Vivid SweetFX

Latest NBA Live 15 Roster; Feedback Thread

Cleveland Cavaliers' Roster in the November 5th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new official roster has been pushed through for NBA Live 15, updating lineups, adding missing players, and adjusting some player ratings. After combing through the rosters, it appears as though the only missing player is Kalin Lucas of the Memphis Grizzlies, who was likely signed after the update was finalised. A few jersey numbers are also incorrect, but other than that the rosters are basically accurate, especially compared to last year’s updates which were missing a few players throughout the season.

For those who are unaware, Synergy data is updated shortly after games conclude in real life, but the manual roster updates – which add new players and adjust the ratings that aren’t driven by Synergy – would appear to be coming through on a weekly basis. For anyone who’s wondering, adjusted ratings appear in yellow on the team roster listings.

Fernando, the producer in charge of the roster updates for NBA Live 15, is currently keeping tabs on the Forum for any feedback, which you can post in this stickied thread. Whether it’s incorrect jersey numbers or other player data, missing players, ratings, or accessories that need to be changed, any constructive feedback on the rosters is welcome there.