New Poll: Returning Game Modes

Dunk Contest in NBA Live 2005

It’s been a while, but we’ve posted a new site poll: “Which mode would you most like to see return to NBA Live or NBA 2K?” Cast your vote now, and feel free to discuss your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in The Virtual Hardwood section of the Forum.

Our previous poll asked “How do you rate the 2013/2014 NBA season?” It seems that most people quite enjoyed last season, with 38% proclaiming it to be “Good”, while a further 37% went so far as to call it “Excellent”. 16% believed it was just alright, 5% felt it wasn’t great, and a final 4% didn’t enjoy the 2014 campaign at all, deeming it to be terrible. Be sure to join in the discussion of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the upcoming 2015 NBA season, and more in our NBA & Basketball Talk section.

No Dumb Monday or Beat Jao This Week

Dumb Mondays

It is Dumb Monday, and today you get a dumb excuse for me being lazy despite having more free time to write articles and come up with challenges. Actually, I do not have a good excuse for not writing the article or recording a new challenge attempt. If you want to use this time to go back and attempt older, or last week’s, challenges, I may or may not end up scoring them for the overall leaderboard of Beat Jao.

Click to check out all the Dumb Monday articles and Beat Jao challenges, or reflect on the Tuesday Triple if you’d like. We will see what next week brings before I promise a new challenge or article.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Once again, we’re starting out the week with some new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s files include jerseys, a custom FIBA roster, FIBA World Cup courts, and a Star Wars mod from the one and only MGX. Check them all out at the links below!

pinoy21
Detroit Pistons Jersey Update

retroman
2014 Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona
2014 Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada in Granda City
2014 Granda Arena in Las Palmas, Spain (FIBA World Championship)
2014 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in Madrid
2014 Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Sevilla
2014-Present Moda Center in Portland

FIBA Baller & dwadeflash03
FIBA 2K14 Current MC/Association Roster Without Free Agents

MGX
Star Wars Mod

General File Additions – More Headshot Packs

File Additions

Looking to make some retro face updates for NBA Live or NBA 2K? Then check out these headshot packs from the 2009 and 2010 seasons!

S_Brat & R4zor
2008/2009 Headshots Pack
2009/2010 Headshots Pack

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Pick up the latest version of PatTheHead’s retro roster pack in today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC.

PatTheHead
1951/52 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.2)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are the weekend file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, including retro season mods, jerseys, faces, courts, and updated rosters. Pick them all up at the links below!

RayHoops1
RayHoops1 90s NBA Season Mod

Retroswald13
NBA All-Time Greatest Teams Roster (Updated to v8.0)

pinoy21
Minnesota Timberwolves Jersey Update
Philadelphia 76ers Jersey Update

retroman
2014 and Current Philips Arena in Atlanta

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FIBA 2K14 CF Pack – Korea Complete CFs

FIBA Baller, Daryl, JR 15, Aherwel
FIBA 2K14 CF Pack – India Complete CFs

KevinParker13
Chicago Bulls Court
Cleveland Cavaliers Court
Philadelphia 76ers Court

Albys
Albys Realistic Roster and Gameplay (Updated to v5.0)

Interview with NBA Live 15 Producer Ryan Ferwerda (GamerHub.TV)

NBA Live 15: Basketball Shot

GamerHub.TV has posted a short interview with NBA Live 15 producer Ryan Ferwerda, conducted earlier this month at Gamescom 2014. Ryan discusses the evolution of NBA Live 14, and what to expect from NBA Live 15. You can watch it below, or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

For anyone who may be concerned about the footage that’s being used in the interview, it is actually the CGI Trailer for NBA Live 14, and not NBA Live 15 gameplay. Although we’ve received several screenshots of NBA Live 15, we are yet to see the game in action. With September right around the corner and October 7th rapidly approaching, I assume that will change very soon.

As always, feel free to sound off with your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

NBA 2K15 Screenshots, Clip of Ricky Rubio

NBA 2K15: James Harden

A couple of new screenshots have been added to the Steam listing for NBA 2K15, featuring James Harden and John Wall. You can check them both out below, as well as over in our NBA 2K15 Screenshots gallery.

2K Spain has also posted a PlayStation 4 promo spot for NBA 2K15, featuring some in-game clips of Ricky Rubio going up against Stephen Curry and James Harden. Watch it below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Rubio is set to appear on the Spanish cover of NBA 2K15, although as other sites have pointed out, the photo they’ve used makes him look a little glum about the whole arrangement.

What do you make of the latest previews? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum.

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The Friday Five: Top 5 Playoffs BIG Moments in NBA Live 14

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.

While Dynasty remains my favourite depth mode in NBA Live, I’ve very much enjoyed BIG Moments in NBA Live 14, and was definitely glad to hear that it will be returning in NBA Live 15. Back in March, I posted a countdown of my top five BIG Moments to that point, but plenty of new Moments have been added to the game since then, right through to the end of the 2014 NBA Finals.

So, with the 2014 season in the books, and the 2015 season almost upon us, I thought that I’d take a look back and rank my top five BIG Moments in NBA Live 14 from the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Last year’s postseason gave us quite a few memorable games and moments, and these are the ones that I personally found the most interesting, challenging, and enjoyable to re-play in NBA Live 14. Let the countdown begin!

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NBA 2K15 Cheerleader Mo-Cap Clip

A mo-capped cheerleader in NBA 2K15

Another quick preview of NBA 2K15 has been posted on 2K’s official Instagram account. The latest clip spotlights the cheerleaders in this year’s game, revealing that actual NBA cheerleaders were brought in to motion capture their dance routines. Needless to say, it’s obvious that the team at Visual Concepts is intent on adding authenticity down to the last detail.

These bite-size previews generally lead up to more substantial insights into gameplay and modes, so I expect that we’ll be seeing a producer blog or two in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out the clip below, or here over on 2K’s Instagram account if it’s not showing up for you.

As always, feel free to sound off with your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Once again, covering the latest NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news has pushed back a file additions bulletin for NBA 2K14 PC. Better late than never, I suppose, so here are the latest releases from our talented community, including faces, courts, jerseys, and more.

We have 46 new files in total today, which you can check out at the links below. As I mentioned in Episode #92 of the NLSC Podcast, with this latest batch of additions, the NBA 2K14 section is now the largest in our Downloads database. A huge thanks to everyone who continues to upload and add their work!

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Latest NBA Live 15 Screenshot: Philips Arena

NBA Live 15: Philips Arena

EA Sports continues to release screenshots of all the NBA arenas in NBA Live 15, as the Atlanta Hawks’ Philips Arena is the latest home court to be spotlighted. You can check out the full-size image below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

At this point, it looks as though all 30 NBA courts may be spotlighted before NBA Live 15 comes out. As we’re coming up on 40 days until the game is released, I would expect that we’ll be seeing a few more player screenshots, as well as a gameplay trailer and maybe some gameplay footage, in the not too distant future. I’m guessing that a couple of producer blogs talking about various elements of gameplay and the depth modes are also on the way.

In the meantime, you can check out a couple of screenshots of Damian Lillard that were released in the wake of him being revealed as the cover player (along with a brief in-game clip), a behind the scenes look at the cover shoot, and of course, tune in to our in-depth interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien!

As always, feel free to sound off in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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NBA 2K15 on Can You RUN It, Mascots Clip

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15 Cover Announcement

Now that the system requirements for NBA 2K15 PC have been revealed, a lot of gamers are speculating whether or not their rig will be able to handle the game, or at least what kind of performance they can expect. While we won’t know for sure until NBA 2K15 is in our hands and on our hard drives, the game has now been added to Can You RUN It. If you’re concerned that your PC won’t be able to run the game, the test on Can You RUN It should give you a rough idea.

We also have a new preview of NBA 2K15 today, as 2K Sports posted a quick in-game clip of a few NBA mascots showing off their dance moves. You can check it out below, or here over on their Instagram account.

Feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion on system requirements and the latest previews over in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #92

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #92 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join JaoSming and myself as we talk about the week in basketball gaming news, including the NBA Live 15 cover reveal, and the NBA 2K15 Yakkem Trailer.

  • At long last, we know the cover player for NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard. Was he a good choice?
  • We also comment on the latest NBA Live 15 screenshots, and a brief in-game clip of Lillard in what appears to be the practice gym.
  • The system requirements for NBA 2K15 PC have been revealed. Will our rigs handle it?
  • What did we think of the NBA 2K15 Yakkem Trailer? Was it a worthy sequel to last year’s OMG Trailer?
  • We make a public service announcement, in light of a few of our Forum members getting a little rowdy over the course of the preview season.
  • Folks are still having fun Beating Jao. Last week’s effort by reaperwolverine was quite impressive!
  • Some recent developments and a Downloads database milestone are discussed in this week’s modding update.
  • August 26th marked Andrew’s 13th year as NLSC Webmaster. Following on from last week’s Friday Five, we reminisce.
  • We close the show with a bit of NBA discussion.

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.

Latest NBA Live 15 Screenshots; Glimpse of Practice Arena & Jerseys?

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

EA Sports has released a couple of new screenshots of Damian Lillard in NBA Live 15, in the wake of announcing him as this year’s cover player. You can check out both of the screens below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

As mentioned in a previous bulletin, the cover reveal trailer featured a brief in-game clip of Damian Lillard in NBA Live 15. Lillard is in what appears to be an adidas-themed arena, wearing Portland Trail Blazers practice gear. This would seem to confirm that practice jerseys are returning this year, as well as giving us a glimpse of the practice arena that will be used for on-boarding and shooting around. Check out the clip below, or here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

Speaking of on-boarding in this year’s game, Sean confirmed in our interview that gamers will be presented with on-boarding drills and tutorials as the game is installing. What do you think of the latest screens and the in-game clip? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

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