File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got a bunch of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, including courts for the upcoming season, retro warm-ups, and a handful of player faces. Download them all at the links below!

2016 Chicago Bulls Court
2016 New York Knicks Court

Vancouver Grizzlies Warm Ups 1995-97

Chandler Parsons Face
Mario Chalmers Face
Courtney Lee Face
Delon Wright Face
Jeff Teague Face
Jordan McRae Face
Willie Cauley-Stein Face
Moala Tautuaa [PBA2K14]

Top 10 Shooting Guards in NBA 2K16, MyCAREER Trailer

Top 10 Shooting Guards in NBA 2K16

The top ten shooting guards in NBA 2K16 have been revealed. The players and their overall ratings are as follows:

  1. James Harden (92 Overall)
  2. Klay Thomson (87 Overall)
  3. Jimmy Butler (86 Overall)
  4. Dwyane Wade (86 Overall)
  5. Kobe Bryant (85 Overall)
  6. DeMar DeRozan (83 Overall)
  7. Wesley Matthews (81 Overall)
  8. Monta Ellis (81 Overall)
  9. Victor Oladipo (80 Overall)
  10. Bradley Beal (80 Overall)

2K has also posted a new trailer for MyCAREER, titled “The Whole Story”. It provides a brief overview of the story in MyCAREER in NBA 2K16, which will take your player on a journey from high school to college to the NBA, and also touches on some of the off-court trials and tribulations. It also discusses MyCOURT, the customisable hub for your MyPLAYER, and the different connections that you can make in your off-days. It also mentions a brand new live practice mode, in which you can hone your skills. Finally, a Tweet has confirmed that we can earn the ability to change jerseys in MyCAREER.

Watch “The Whole Story” below, or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

What do you think of the top ten shooting guards in NBA 2K16? What are your thoughts on this year’s MyCAREER story? Have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K16 section of the NLSC Forum!

The Friday Five: 5 Most Significant Patches & Mods

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.

I make a habit of mentioning it in our file additions bulletins, and it’s absolutely true: we have a really talented community here at the NLSC, when it comes to our patches and mods. I’ve usually shied away from compiling “best of” lists, or handing out community awards for patching, as it can easily lead to tension and bad blood. Furthermore, everyone’s hard work deserves recognition, and there have been a lot of great patches and mods throughout the years, all of which are significant in their own right.

However, there are a handful of releases that stand out from the pack, being patches that were particularly popular and well-crafted, and in some cases, drew a lot of interest from outside of our community. To that end, in this week’s Friday Five, I’ve selected what I feel are the five most significant patches and mods to come along so far. Without any further ado, let’s take a look.

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Top 10 Points Guards in NBA 2K16; Create Your Own Style

Top 10 Point Guards in NBA 2K16

A new round of ratings reveals for NBA 2K16 has given us a list of the top ten point guards in this year’s game, along with their overall ratings. The players and their overalls are as follows:

  1. Stephen Curry (93 Overall)
  2. Chris Paul (90 Overall)
  3. Russell Westbrook (89 Overall)
  4. Kyrie Irving (87 Overall)
  5. John Wall (87 Overall)
  6. Damian Lillard (86 Overall)
  7. Mike Conley (85 Overall)
  8. Derrick Rose (84 Overall)
  9. Kyle Lowry (83 Overall)
  10. Jeff Teague (83 Overall)

More top tens for each position will be posted over the next few days, so stay tuned.

Additionally, a new trailer has been released, spotlighting the various gear that will be available for your MyPLAYER in NBA 2K16. The selection features a variety of brands including adidas, Jordan, Under Armour, and Mitchell & Ness throwback jerseys. Check out the trailer below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

What are your thoughts on the ratings for the top ten point guards in NBA 2K16? What kind of gear are you going to pick up for your MyPLAYER, once you have the VC? Have your say in the comments below, and as always, we encourage you to join in the discussion taking place in the NBA 2K16 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 95: NBA Live 95 Demo

NBA Live 95 Demo

As we pick up our 20th Anniversary of NBA Live celebrations once more, we’re heading back to NBA Live 95 with another new file addition: the long lost NBA Live 95 demo for PC!

Yes, I was recently able to track down the NBA Live 95 demo, and upload it to our Downloads database for posterity. In the demo, you can play an exhibition game between the East All-Stars and the West All-Stars, with one minute quarters. Although the artwork for all 27 NBA teams from the 1995 season is included in the game, trying to select any of those teams will only lead to the game picking the two All-Star teams, East at West, on the 1995 All-Star court in Phoenix.

With the release of the NBA Live 16 demo, I thought it would be a good time to share the discovery, and offer up the opportunity for a (limited) hands-on look back on the first game in the NBA Live series. It also shows how far we’ve come with sports game demos: whereas the NBA Live 95 demo offers a very quick glimpse at what’s on offer, the NBA Live 16 demo features six playable teams in Tip Off (exhibition) play, LIVE Pro-Am, and the Learn LIVE tutorial and practice modes. While NBA Live still has a long road ahead of it, it’s come a long way, too.

Download the NBA Live 95 demo here! You’ll need to run it in DOSBox, so be sure to check out this guide if you need any assistance.

Stay tuned for more 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content!

NBA Live 16 Demo Out Now

The NBA Live 16 demo is out now for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you’d like to get some hands-on impressions of this year’s game from EA Sports, now’s your chance. The NBA Live 16 demo is compatible with the newly released Companion App, and any progress you make in the demo will carry over to the full version if you pick it up.

Key features of the NBA Live 16 demo are as follows:

  • Play online with friends in LIVE Pro-Am – including LIVE Run and Summer Circuit
  • Personalize your character – exclusive GameFaceHD technology and more
  • Tip Off – play against the CPU with six different NBA teams
  •  Learn LIVE Tutorials – practice drills to build your skill set

If you download the NBA Live 16 demo, be sure to share any impressions in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 16 Forum. I’ll be posting my own impressions after I’ve had a chance to play it, and will compare it to my experiences at the NBA Live 16 Community Event back in July.

Also, for those who may have missed it, we had an opportunity to talk with NBA Live 16 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien in Episode #129 of the NLSC Podcast. Be sure to tune in for some insights into NBA Live 16 and the future of the series, as well as some reflections on the 20th Anniversary of NBA Live!

Top 5 Western Conference Teams in NBA Live 16

Top 5 Western Conference Teams in NBA Live 16

The Top 5 Western Conference Teams wrap up the ratings reveals for NBA Live 16, and they are as follows:

  1. Los Angeles Clippers (97 Overall)
  2. San Antonio Spurs (95 Overall)
  3. Golden State Warriors (94 Overall)
  4. Memphis Grizzlies (94 Overall)
  5. Oklahoma City Thunder (94 Overall)

As with the reveal of the Top 5 Eastern Conference teams, the overall ratings for key players on those Western Conference teams have also been posted:

  • Clippers: Chris Paul (95 OVR), Blake Griffin (95 OVR), DeAndre Jordan (90 OVR), Paul Pierce (82 OVR), Lance Stephenson (82 OVR)
  • Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge (94 OVR), David West (83 OVR), Tim Duncan (89 OVR), Kawhi Leonard (89 OVR), Danny Green (83 OVR), Tony Parker (87 OVR), Manu Ginobili (82 OVR)
  • Warriors: Steph Curry (94 OVR), Klay Thompson (91 OVR), Andre Iguodala (85 OVR), Draymond Green (82 OVR), Harrison Barnes (82 OVR), Andrew Bogut (84 OVR)
  • Grizzlies: Marc Gasol (95 OVR), Zach Randolph (91 OVR), Matt Barnes (80 OVR), Courtney Lee (81 OVR), Michael Conley (87 OVR), Jeff Green (83 OVR)
  • Thunder: Russell Westbrook (94 OVR), Kevin Durant (96 OVR), Enes Kanter (83 OVR), Serge Ibaka (86 OVR), Dion Waiters (78 OVR)

Once again, that’s all for the NBA Live 16 ratings reveals. Needless to say, player ratings (and thus team ratings, to some extent) will fluctuate somewhat throughout the season, as transactions occur and individual ratings are updated in the official rosters. Any thoughts? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 16 section of the Forum.

Top 5 Eastern Conference Teams in NBA Live 16

Top 5 Eastern Conference Teams in NBA Live 16

I’m a little behind in posting this, but the overall ratings for the top five Eastern Conference Teams in NBA Live 16 have been revealed:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers (96 Overall)
  2. Chicago Bulls (94 Overall)
  3. Toronto Raptors (89 Overall)
  4. Indiana Pacers (88 Overall)
  5. Atlanta Hawks (88 Overall)

Additionally, the article reveals the overall ratings for some of the key players on each of those five teams:

  • Cavaliers: LeBron James (97 OVR), Kyrie Irving (90 OVR), Kevin Love (89 OVR), Timofey Mozgov (84 OVR), J.R. Smith (81 OVR), Matthew Dellavedova (75 OVR)
  • Bulls: Derrick Rose (86 OVR), Jimmy Butler (89 OVR), Joakim Noah (88 OVR), Pau Gasol (91 OVR), Taj Gibson (85 OVR), Mike Dunleavy Jr. (74 OVR)
  • Raptors: DeMar Derozan (85 OVR), Jonas Valanciunas (88 OVR), Kyle Lowry (87 OVR), Cory Joseph (76 OVR), DeMarre Carroll (81 OVR)
  • Pacers: Paul George (90 OVR), George Hill (84 OVR), Monta Ellis (84 OVR), Jordan Hill (82 OVR), Ian Mahinmi (75 OVR)
  • Hawks: Al Horford (88 OVR), Paul Millsap (86 OVR), Jeff Teague (86 OVR), Kyle Korver (78 OVR)

Any thoughts on the latest ratings reveal for NBA Live 16? Do you feel these are the top five teams in the Eastern Conference? What do you make of some of the newly revealed player overall ratings? Have your say in the comments section below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 16 section of the NLSC Forum.

NBA Live 16 Companion App Out Now

Hoop Gawd in NBA Live 16

The NBA Live 16 Companion App featuring GameFace HD is out now, on both Google Play and iTunes. The app is used to scan your face into NBA Live 16 for your Rising Star, and will be compatible with the demo, slated for release very soon.

Google Play Description
Play with you, as you, with unprecedented quality. Exclusive to NBA LIVE 16, GameFace HD allows you to scan your face using your mobile device to create a high-definition 3D model to use on your created player in game. Now for the first time, the same cutting-edge technology used to process and scan NBA players is available to you!

iTunes Description
Rooted in self-expression, the NBA LIVE Companion App takes player customization to another level. Get in the game like never before with the all-new GameFaceHD.

The app requires Android 4.4 or later, or iOS 8.0 or later. Be warned that it is not compatible with a lot of older devices. Several users are sharing their face scans as they get ready for the NBA Live 16 demo to drop, which EA Sports are re-Tweeting over on the official NBA Live Twitter account.

For those who’d like more information on how to use the NBA Live 16 companion app with GameFace HD, TicoisTocory has posted an overview and walkthrough video, which you can check out below. As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section, as well as join in the discussion here in our NBA Live 16 Forum.

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NBA 2K16 MyCAREER Trailer, Info, & Impressions

NBA 2K16 MyCAREER Preview

2K Sports has released a trailer for MyCAREER in NBA 2K16, providing a few hints about this year’s storyline. As previously announced, MyCAREER in NBA 2K16 is a “Spike Lee Joint”, featuring a player that is nicknamed Frequency Vibrations. Through Year 1 of MyCAREER, you’ll take your MyPLAYER and guide them through a turbulent journey to the NBA, which, as demonstrated in the trailer, is at times rather dark and gritty.

As mentioned in Bleacher Report’s hands-on impressions of NBA 2K16, the story-driven elements are mostly contained to Year 1 of MyCAREER. From Year 2 onwards, there’s a much stronger RPG element to the mode, as you’ll have to make decisions about what you want to do on your off-days, the connections you want to make within the league, and so on. You’ll also be able to create your own MyCOURT, where you can practice, and host pick-up games.

Various YouTubers including Chris Smoove have also posted some insights into MyCAREER in NBA 2K16, breaking down some of the aforementioned features. Be sure to check out their videos below, along with the “Livin’ Da Dream” trailer.

What are your thoughts on MyCAREER in NBA 2K16? Are you interested in the story, or would you prefer 2K steered away from that approach? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, feel free to join in the discussion in the NBA 2K16 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #129 (Chat with NBA Live 16 EP Sean O’Brien)

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #129 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! We have another special episode this week, as I chatted with NBA Live 16 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien about this year’s game. Some of the topics we covered include:

  • The development team’s confidence in NBA Live 16, with the early gameplay footage and blogs at E3 2015.
  • Sean talks about the key gameplay improvements, in terms of controls, animations, responsiveness, and artificial intelligence.
  • LIVE Pro-Am, featuring the Summer Circuit and LIVE Run, has been the main focus as far as modes in NBA Live 16 are concerned. Sean discusses a couple of the improvements that have gone into the game since the community event back in July.
  • Sean comments on the status of Dynasty Mode and Rising Star in NBA Live 16, and talks a little about plans to improve them in NBA Live 17 and beyond.
  • Likewise, Sean gives a candid answer about the status of roster editing in future games, and the situation with player customisation in NBA Live 16.
  • Since he goes a long way back with EA Sports and the NBA Live series, Sean offers up some recollections as part of our 20th Anniversary of NBA Live celebrations.
  • Turning our attention back to this year’s game to close out the show, Sean provides us with a few more tidbits about NBA Live 16, including the status of the GameFace HD app.

Click Play to listen to the show!

A big thanks to Sean once again for coming on the show! Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NBA Live 16 Videos (Shacknews)

EA Sports held an NBA Live 16 event at Terminal 23 over the weekend, attended by cover player Russell Westbrook, MICK, Jadakiss, and members of the gaming media. The game was on display, and as such, a few NBA Live 16 videos are making the rounds today.

Shacknews has posted three NBA Live 16 videos, demonstrating gameplay from the first game in Rising Star mode, previewing the creation process of your Rising Star player, and showcasing the various shoes that your player can wear. You can watch all three NBA Live 16 videos below.

For those who may have missed it, EA released a few new NBA Live 16 videos of their own over the weekend, showing off some raw gameplay in Pro-Am and Tip-Off. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can check them out here.

We’ll have more insights into NBA Live 16 to share with you very soon, as we chatted to Executive Producer Sean O’Brien for the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, which we’ll be posting as soon as we get the green light. It won’t be long before everyone will have the opportunity for some hands-on time with the game itself, as the NBA Live 16 demo will be out on September 15th. The full version of course will be released on September 29th.

In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on the three NBA Live 16 videos from Shacknews in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the Forum.

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NBA Live 16 Pro-Am Courts: Real Life vs. The Game

NBA Live 16 Pro-Am Courts

EA Sports has posted another blog over on the official NBA Live website, providing side-by-side comparisons of the Pro-Am courts in NBA Live 16, and their real life counterparts.

The new LIVE Pro-Am experience is about proving yourself and playing team basketball. The venues in Pro-Am are just as iconic as the players who played there. You’ll find authentic courts that were laser-scanned with the same technology used to create NBA arenas.

This attention to detail can be seen in every aspect of the game, from player likenesses, shoes, tats, and gear to these historic, real-world courts.

Take a look at side-by-side comparisons of real-life versus in-game for the venues of LIVE Pro-Am that you can enjoy in the newest mode of NBA LIVE 16.

You can check out the side-by-side comparisons below, as well as over in our NBA Live 16 screenshots gallery. If you haven’t caught my hands-on impressions of Pro-Am, featuring LIVE Run and the Summer Circuit, be sure to check them out here.

Are you looking forward to playing LIVE Pro-Am? What do you think of all the courts? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, feel free to join in the discussion in the Forum!

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Top 5 Centers in NBA Live 16

Top 5 Centers in NBA Live 16

The NBA Live 16 ratings reveals continue today, as EA Sports has posted a list of the top five centers (or if you prefer, centres) in this year’s game. They are as follows:

  1. Marc Gasol (95 Overall)
  2. DeMarcus Cousins (94 Overall)
  3. Dwight Howard (92 Overall)
  4. Andre Drummond (91 Overall)
  5. DeAndre Jordan (90 Overall)

As with the previous NBA Live 16 ratings reveals, the article goes into detail about some of their individual ratings. Marc Gasol has some of the highest post offense and post defense ratings in the game, DeMarcus Cousins’ ratings make him adept at scoring around the basket, and Dwight Howard is one of the strongest players in NBA Live 16, capable of finishing in the paint and throwing down dunks despite contact. As you would expect, Andre Drummond and DeAndre Jordan both have beastly rebounding ratings.

Screenshots of all five players have also been posted; you can check those out below, or over in our NBA Live 16 screenshots gallery. For more information on their individual ratings, be sure to read the blog post over on the official website, linked above.

What are your thoughts on the latest NBA Live 16 ratings reveals? Any noteworthy snubs? Are you concerned about the number of 90+ overall players? Have your say in the comments section below, and join in the discussion in this thread over in the NBA Live 16 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NBA Live 16 Raw Gameplay Videos, Arena Screenshots

EA Sports has posted three raw gameplay videos of NBA Live 16. The videos spotlight the beginning and end of a couple of games in Summer Circuit, and the opening of a Tip Off game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.

As you’ll notice in the Tip Off gameplay video, NBA Live 16 includes new on-court playcalling diagrams, providing you with additional instructions and prompts to help you run plays. I was definitely impressed by that feature when I played NBA Live 16 back at the community event in July, and it’s a step up over the onboarding in previous games.

All in all, I would have to say that the gameplay in NBA Live 16 is looking great, and I can attest to it being a huge step up over NBA Live 15; not only in the way it looks, but in the way it feels on the sticks. Hopefully, I can go into more detail on that soon, as we’re lining up a chat with NBA Live 16 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. Stay tuned for that interview, and more insights into this year’s game!

In the meantime, you can check out all three of the NBA Live 16 gameplay videos embedded below. Additionally, EA has posted screenshots of all 30 NBA arenas, which you can check out here. As you can probably guess from the screens, that’s what you see when gameplay is loading in NBA Live 16.

What are your thoughts on the first raw gameplay videos of NBA Live 16, and the arena screenshots? Have your say in the comments below, and as always, we invite you to join in the discussion in the NBA Live 16 section of the NLSC Forum!

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