Defensive Improvements in NBA Live 15

Coach Defensive Strategy Options in NBA Live 15

EA Sports has posted a new blog and video showcasing the defensive improvements that have been made in NBA Live 15. Noticeable improvements include one-on-one on-ball defense, rebounding and blocked shots, and help defense from AI teammates.

The blog also goes into detail on the various defensive adjustments that can be made in this year’s game.

Watch the video below, or on YouTube. Sound off in the comments below or join the discussion in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

The Friday Five: Top 5 Frustrating Moments in Basketball Video Games

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.

If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you love basketball video games. If you don’t, then the NLSC probably isn’t the website for you, because that’s pretty much what we’re all about. However, no matter how much you love getting into some virtual hoops, there will be times when you find yourself getting really frustrated with basketball video games.

These are the moments where you have to fight the urge to toss the controller across the room. These are the moments where you shut down the game and don’t touch it again until the next day. These are the moments where you switch to a first person shooter or a button mashing beat ’em up to blow off some steam. These are the Top 5 Frustrating Moments in Basketball Video Games.

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NBA Live 15 Team Ratings Reveal: Southwest Division

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings

The ratings/rankings for the Southwest Division teams in NBA Live 15 have been revealed, and are as follows:

  1. San Antonio Spurs (1st)
  2. Dallas Mavericks (6th)
  3. Memphis Grizzlies (7th)
  4. Houston Rockets (8th)
  5. New Orleans Pelicans (10th)

Check out some screenshots of the home courts of all five Southwest Division teams over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

This concludes the ratings drop for NBA Live 15. More previews will be on the way soon, including our chat with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien in Episode #99 of the NLSC Podcast, which will be out this week. In the meantime, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

PatTheHead has released another new version of his retro roster pack for NBA 2K13 PC. Check it out at the link below!

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1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.4)

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings Reveal: Pacific Division

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings

The ratings/rankings for the Pacific Division teams in NBA Live 15 have been revealed, and are as follows:

  1. Los Angeles Clippers (#2)
  2. Golden State Warriors (#4)
  3. Phoenix Suns (#9)
  4. Los Angeles Lakers (#11)
  5. Sacramento Kings (#12)

Check out some screenshots of the home courts of all five Pacific Division teams over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Ratings for the Southwest Division will be released tomorrow, which concludes this year’s ratings reveals. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the latest team rankings? Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

As our community continues to work out how to mod NBA 2K15’s files, folks are still updating NBA 2K14 PC. Today we have a couple of new file additions for last year’s game, which you can check out at the links below.

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Al Horford Face

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Ultimate Soundtrack for NBA 2K14 [stockalone1232]

NBA Live 15 Soundtrack Revealed; Interviews with MICK & Damian Lillard

NBA Live 15 Soundtrack

The complete soundtrack for NBA Live 15, which was overseen by MICK once again this year, has been revealed in a new blog over on the official website. Check out an interview with MICK here, in which he talks about being a basketball fan, his approach to compiling this year’s soundtrack, and some of the artists that he feels we should all look out for.

NBA Live 15 cover player Damian Lillard was also interviewed by the official site, talking about his own forays into music with #4BarFriday, as well as his musical influences, and his new shoes.

Check out the complete soundtrack below, as well as here in our Wiki, and give it a listen. Your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below, or join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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NBA Live 15 Team Ratings Reveal: Northwest Division

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings

The ratings/rankings for the Northwest Division teams in NBA Live 15 have been revealed, and are as follows:

  1. Oklahoma City Thunder (3rd)
  2. Portland Trail Blazers (5th)
  3. Denver Nuggets (13th)
  4. Minnesota Timberwolves (14th)
  5. Utah Jazz (15th)

Check out some screenshots of the home courts of all five Northwest Division teams over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Ratings for the Pacific Division are up tomorrow, to be followed by the ratings for the Southwest Division. In the meantime, what are your thoughts? Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

Our community is still figuring out…well, pretty much everything as far as modding NBA 2K15 is concerned, but we do have our first file addition for the game: a SweetFX tweak by goldenstate77. Check it out at the link below!

Please note that you can keep up to date with the latest NBA 2K15 modding developments in the Help & Requests section.

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SweetFX for Win 7 and 8.1

Details on Synergy in NBA Live 15

Kevin Love's Synergy Data in NBA Live 15

A new developer blog has been posted over on the official NBA Live 15 website, discussing EA Sports’ partnership with Synergy Sports, as well as its impact on this year’s game. It details the different data that Synergy provides them with, and how it’s put to use in-game as far as shaping each player’s tendencies and performance.

Synergy data also drives NBA Live 15’s BIG Moments and NBA Rewind games, with data being made available to EA Sports as soon as a game is finished. The data is then used to create challenges based on the game’s stats and any noteworthy highlight plays, such as buzzer beaters.

Check out the blog for more details, and feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings Reveal: Eastern Conference

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings

The ratings/rankings for all fifteen Eastern Conference teams in NBA Live 15 have now been revealed:

  1. Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. Chicago Bulls
  3. Washington Wizards
  4. Atlanta Hawks
  5. Charlotte Hornets
  6. Toronto Raptors
  7. Miami Heat
  8. New York Knicks
  9. Brooklyn Nets
  10. Detroit Pistons
  11. Indiana Pacers
  12. Milwaukee Bucks
  13. Boston Celtics
  14. Orlando Magic
  15. Philadelphia 76ers

Once again, you can check out screenshots of the home courts of all 15 Eastern Conference teams in our NBA Live 15 Screenshot gallery.

Ratings for the Northwest Division are up tomorrow, followed by the Pacific Division the day after that, and the Southwest Division on October 16th. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings Reveal: Atlantic Division

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings

EA Sports are now revealing the team ratings in NBA Live 15, beginning with the Atlantic Division (though the article also includes the Central Division teams). The ranks of the Atlantic Division teams among the rest of the Eastern Conference squads are as follows:

  • Philadelphia 76ers (15th)
  • Boston Celtics (13th)
  • Brooklyn Nets (9th)
  • New York Knicks (8th)
  • Toronto Raptors (6th)

You can check out screenshots of all the team’s home arenas in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

More team ratings will be revealed in the coming days; please see below for the full schedule. In the meantime, 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.

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Xbox Achievements for NBA Live 15 Revealed

NBA Live 15: Chris Paul

The Xbox Achievements for NBA Live 15 have been revealed over at XboxAchievements.com. At a glance, they’re pretty much the same as NBA Live 14’s Achievements, and don’t appear to reveal anything that’s yet to be announced, given the developer blog on game modes that was posted last week.

It seems safe to assume that the PlayStation Trophies will be identical, perhaps with an additional trophy that will be awarded for unlocking all other trophies.

Any thoughts? Feel free to post them in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Ultimate Base Roster V21 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster V21 for NBA 2K14

HAWK23 and company are back with V21 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC! The key features of the latest release are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, and coaching moves (10/13/14)
  • Updated the schedule to reflect the real 2014-2015 schedule
  • Added updated versions of the 2015 and 2016 Draft Classes (courtesy KingMellow)
  • Added Ultimate 00’s Basketball Roster
  • Added UBR 2K Blacktop Roster (legends are selectable in blacktop mode)
  • Added tweaks and updated courts for the 1970-1978 Rosters (courtesy Chops)
  • Added signature skills to the 1979 Roster (courtesy Redd)
  • Added tweaks, updated hot zones, and updated historical statistics to most of the 80’s mods (courtesy Redd)
  • Added David Blatt and better Seth Curry cyberface (courtesy Razor)
  • Added approximately 80 draft prospect cyberfaces for the 2015 and 2016 Draft Classes (courtesy King Mellow)
  • Added updated 84, 88, 92, 96, 00, 04, 08, and 2012 Olympic courts (courtesy Retroman)
  • Rosters accurate as of 10/13/2014

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 here! Be sure to check out the release thread for more information, previews and support, as well as Like the official UBR Facebook page.

NBA 2K15 Subforums, Downloads Sections Launched

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

Please be advised that we have now launched the Help & Requests, Releases & Previews, Tutorials, and FAQs subforums to the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum. We’ve also added the appropriate NBA 2K15 Downloads sections to our database, ready to accept uploads from the community.

At this time, our community is still figuring out how to work with NBA 2K15 PC’s files, which are very different now that the game is a port of the PlayStation 4/Xbox One version. Nevertheless, everything is in place for when modding finally gets underway.

Please also note that the forums for NBA 2K14 and NBA Live 14 have now been moved to the Previous Games section on the Forum index.