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File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

Today we have a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 07, as I’ve recently released 2016 season logo updates for the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors. As I mentioned in yesterday’s file additions for NBA Live 08, that brings all of the team logos up to date as of the current season. Download both releases at the links below!

Andrew
Atlanta Hawks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Toronto Raptors 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA Live 08! I’ve released logo updates for the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors, bringing all of the team logos up to date for the 2016 season. Freddie has also released an updated version of his fifth portrait pack, accounting for some deadline trades. Download all of the latest releases at the links below!

Andrew
Atlanta Hawks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 08
Toronto Raptors 2015/2016 Logo Patch 08

Freddie
2015/2016 Team Portraits Part #5 (Updated to v1.1)

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NBA Live 16 April 8th Roster Update Details

NBA Live 16: Kawhi Leonard

A new roster update has come through for NBA Live 16, featuring updated lineups and adjusted player ratings. Eleven recent transactions have been accounted for, and four new players have been added to the game: Alan Williams, Andrew Goudelock, Axel Toupane, and Sean Kilpatrick.

The top five players in NBA Live 16 as of the latest roster are as follows:

  1. Stephen Curry (96 Overall)
  2. Kawhi Leonard (95 Overall)
  3. DeMarcus Cousins (94 Overall)
  4. Russell Westbrook (93 Overall)
  5. LeBron James (92 Overall)

At present, there are still thirteen players in the roster that are rated 90+ overall. J.J. Barea was the most improved player in the latest update, with the Western Conference Player of the Week’s performance over the past ten games leading to a two point jump to 79 overall.

The April 8th roster also includes seventeen gear and accessory updates. For a full overview of the latest NBA Live 16 roster, check out this spreadsheet. If you’ve got any thoughts or feedback on the roster, post them in the comments section below, or join in the discussion in this thread in the Forum.

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The Friday Five: 5 NBA Live Saved Games I’ve Lost

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous edition of The Friday Five, one of the unluckiest things that can happen in basketball gaming is the loss of a favourite save game. Whether you accidentally delete or overwrite it, or you intentionally delete it thinking you’ll never play it again, at some point you’ll grumble to yourself “I wish I still had that file”. Many of us learn the hard way to always make backups, and not to delete anything unless we’re absolutely, positively sure…and even then, probably keep a backup of it somewhere, just in case.

It’s been a while since I’ve lost a saved game, as I developed the habit of always saving my games in two slots, just in case. I also regularly make backups, so it’s been many years since I’ve lost anything that I wanted to keep. However, in the couple of decades that I’ve been playing NBA Live, there have been a few saved games that I’ve thoughtlessly deleted, or neglected to copy over to new computers. In this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking the opportunity to lament the loss of those saved games, and memorialise them.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include retro NCAA Final Four courts, new faces for Damian Lillard and Dennis Smith Jr, and updated fictional outdoor courts. Check them all out at the links below!

retroman
1990 to 2015 NCAA Final Four Courts

kayb4922
Dennis Smith Jr Face

Infinity2K
Damian Lillard HD Face

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Outdoor Oklahoma City Thunder Court (Updated to v2.0)
Outdoor Minnesota Timberwolves Court (Updated to v2.0)
Outdoor Denver Nuggets Court (Updated to v2.0)

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #153

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Episode #153 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane and I are your hosts this week, as Kenny was unavailable to join us, but hopefully we’ll have him back on the show soon. In the meantime, we have a variety of topics to talk about this week, including what we’ve been playing, recent content updates for NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K17, and the latest news and results as the 2016 NBA season winds down.

On this week’s show…

  • A new roster came through for NBA Live 16 last week. We recap some of the recent ratings changes, including the top five players in the game as of the latest roster.
  • After a breakdown of some forthcoming Throwback Thursday content in NBA 2K16’s MyTEAM, we give some more thoughts on the mode, and compare it to NBA Live 16’s Ultimate Team.
  • Do we expect face scanning to be available in NBA Live 17?
  • Following on from this week’s Monday Tip-Off column, we discuss whether or not basketball video games should have downloadable content, outside of the regular roster/art updates.
  • If you’re looking for a new basketball game to try out, Dr B has released a beta version of his Slam Dunk Contest game exclusively at the NLSC.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: More retro gaming, and a few games of MyCAREER.
  • Moving on to this week’s NBA discussion, Sam Hinkie appears to have grown weary of the Process, as he’s stepping down from the Philadelphia 76ers’ front office.
  • Jerry Sloan has announced that he has Parkinson’s Disease. We wish him good health, and all the best.
  • As the 2016 NBA season draws to a close, so too does Kobe Bryant’s career. We offer up some further thoughts on the Black Mamba’s farewell tour, as his final game looms.
  • Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, and Yao Ming are heading to Springfield, but at least one former player doesn’t believe Yao is a deserving Hall of Famer.
  • Tim Duncan is now the third player to amass 1000 career wins in the regular season.
  • The Golden State Warriors need four straight wins to top 72-10. As comparisons continue, a recent article about Michael Jordan has one of us a tad riled up.
  • Episode #153 of the NLSC Podcast ends with this week’s Bold Predictions, featuring predictions that are lofty enough to truly justify the reverb effect.

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. 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.

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

NBA 2K11 Cover Art

Pick up a couple of new updates for NBA 2K11 PC, courtesy of experiment626! Today’s new releases include an updated version of the Charlotte Hornets’ jerseys, as well as their 2016 court, hot off the press. Download both files at the links below!

experiment626
2014-16 Charlotte Hornets Uniforms (Updated to v1.1)
2015-16 Charlotte Hornets Court

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Wayback Wednesday: NBA Live’s Face in the Game

Created Player in NBA Live 2000 using Face in the Game

Welcome to Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! This is a feature where we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content.

While there’s still a long road ahead of the NBA Live series following its reboot with NBA Live 14, it has made some promising steps, and demonstrated some really good concepts. Something that I believe NBA Live 16 actually did a lot better than NBA 2K16 was the manner in which it allowed players to scan their faces into the game. I still haven’t been able to get NBA 2K’s face scan to work properly; conversely, I’ve found the NBA Live companion app much easier to use, and the results were very impressive.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that the NBA Live series has allowed players to put their faces into the game. The PC versions of NBA Live have obviously allowed for the creation of custom face textures through patching, but two games in the series – NBA Live 2000 and NBA Live 2001 – have actually facilitated the creation of custom faces in-game. The feature was called Face in the Game, and it actually worked quite well.

It’s an often overlooked feature from a time when EA Sports were being extremely innovative with the NBA Live series, so let’s take a look back…way back…

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NLSC Podcast Episode #153 Mailbag Call

NLSC Podcast

We’re halfway through the week already, which means we’re rapidly approaching the recording and release of the next episode of the NLSC Podcast. As such, this is a last call for any and all topic suggestions and mailbag questions for this week’s show!

Our goal, as always, is to talk about the things that basketball gamers want to hear about. We do have some topics already lined up, but there’s room for a couple more on the docket. As always, we do ask that you keep your suggestions related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball gaming, as well as the real NBA and community-based topics such as modding, or the history of the NLSC. We will consider any and all suggestions, but we’d rather keep the NLSC Podcast focused on our core content.

Is there something you’d like us to talk about in Episode #153 of the NLSC Podcast? Let us know in the comments section below, or post it in this thread in the NLSC Hub. You can also hit us up on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to connect with us there if you haven’t already.

Thanks to everyone who continues to send in topic suggestions, and tune in to the show every week; we really appreciate the support! If you haven’t caught Episode #152 of the NLSC Podcast yet, you can tune in here. Don’t forget that you can also find us on iTunes and Stitcher, if you’d like to get the Podcast on our devices as soon as each episode is released.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

Here are some new file additions for NBA Live 2005! I’ve released new logo updates for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Milwaukee Bucks, while Kelly_E has uploaded a patch adding the Cleveland Cavaliers’ CavFanatic alternate jersey. Download all of the latest releases at the links below.

Andrew
Philadelphia 76ers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
New Orleans Pelicans 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
Phoenix Suns 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
Milwaukee Bucks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005

Kelly_E
Cleveland Cavaliers CavFanatic Jersey Patch

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Details on Latest NBA Live 16 Roster Update (April 1st)

NBA Live 16: Stephen Curry

Last week, a new roster came through for NBA Live 16, featuring lineups that have been updated through April 1st. I missed posting the details from the roster update blog over the weekend, so for those who are after details on the latest update, here they are.

As of the latest roster update, the top five players in NBA Live 16 are as follows:

  1. Stephen Curry (97 Overall, No Change)
  2. Kawhi Leonard (95 Overall, No Change)
  3. DeMarcus Cousins (94 Overall, +1)
  4. Russell Westbrook (93 Overall, No Change)
  5. LeBron James (93 Overall, No Change)

There are currently thirteen players rated 90+ overall in the game. Meanwhile, the most improved player in the latest roster is Josh Richardson, who now sits at 77 overall thanks in no small part to his hot shooting from the outside since the All-Star break.

The April 1st roster also accounts for recent player movement, and contains sixteen gear and accessory changes. For more information, check out this spreadsheet. If you have any thoughts on the latest NBA Live 16 roster, feel free to post them in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

Today’s new batch of file additions is for NBA Live 06 PC! Pick up my logo updates for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, and Milwaukee Bucks, as well as a Sasha Kaun face and new intro by modders27. magiciangirl06 has also released the Golden State Warriors’ alternate “The City” court, and a 2016 NBA on TNT scoreboard. Check them all out at the links below.

Andrew
Philadelphia 76ers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 06
New Orleans Pelicans 2015/2016 Logo Patch 06
Phoenix Suns 2015/2016 Logo Patch 06
Milwaukee Bucks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 06

modders27
Sasha Kaun Face
2015 Intro for NBA Live 06

magiciangirl06
2015/2016 Golden State Warriors “The City” Court
2015/2016 NBA on TNT Scoreboard

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Monday Tip-Off: Should Basketball Video Games Have DLC?

Alex English in the NBA 2K12 Legends Showcase DLC

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games.

Let’s broach a controversial topic today: downloadable content. Downloadable content is a polarising aspect of modern gaming to say the least, as many gamers despise it, and believe that it’s ruining the hobby. At the same time, there are plenty of gamers who will enthusiastically tell developers to shut up and take their money when appealing DLC is announced. In my view, there are valid arguments on both sides.

DLC isn’t something we’ve had to deal with much when it comes to basketball video games. These days, sports games are expected to receive updates throughout the season, and those updates are included in the price of the game. While they do have bonus content that could feasibly be expanded with DLC, sports games generally don’t lend themselves to the concept as much as games that can receive new maps, weapons, missions, characters, and so on.

It would be feasible for EA Sports and 2K Sports to offer that kind of content for NBA Live and NBA 2K though, so I ask the question: should basketball video games have DLC?

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File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

Here’s a new batch of file additions for NBA Live 07 PC! In case you missed my recent posts in the Forum, I’ve released logo updates for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, and Milwaukee Bucks. Download them all at the links below!

Andrew
Philadelphia 76ers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
New Orleans Pelicans 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Phoenix Suns 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Milwaukee Bucks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We’re wrapping up another week here at the NLSC with some new file additions for NBA Live 08! Today’s new releases include my latest logo updates for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, and Milwaukee Bucks. modders27 has also released a face update for Sasha Kaun, while BAYAG has uploaded a new version of his SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT mod. Download them all at the links below!

Andrew
Philadelphia 76ers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 08
New Orleans Pelicans 2015/2016 Logo Patch 08
Phoenix Suns 2015/2016 Logo Patch 08
Milwaukee Bucks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 08

modders27
Sasha Kaun Face

BAYAG
SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (updated to v6.3)

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