Details on NBA Live 15 Early Access, Trial Version

NBA Live 15: Russell Westbrook

Xbox One users who subscribe to EA Access will be able to play NBA Live 15 on October 23rd, five days before the game’s official release. The trial version of the game will then be available to all Xbox One users on release day, October 28th. EA Access is currently exclusive to EA’s partnership with Microsoft, so PlayStation 4 users will not have early access to NBA Live 15. However, the trial version will also be made available on PS4 on October 28th.

Any progress that you make in the trial version will continue over to the full version, should you choose to purchase it. For more information on the trial version of NBA Live 15, be sure to tune in to Episode #99 of the NLSC Podcast, where we chatted to NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien about a variety of topics regarding this year’s game.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

NBA 2K12 Cover Art

We don’t get as many uploads for NBA 2K12 these days, but we do have a new addition today from Laker_24_Kobe: a custom title screen, featuring Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James. You can pick it up at the link below!

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Shaq & LeBron Title Screen

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Haven’t picked up NBA 2K15 PC yet? Well, no matter, we’re still figuring out all the file formats! Besides, we still have some talented folks making updates for NBA 2K14 PC, which you can check out in today’s batch of file additions. Please see below for all the download links!

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1999-2000 Cleveland Cavaliers Uniforms

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2013 HSBC Arena in City of Rio de Janeiro
2014 HSBC Arena in City of Rio de Janeiro
2014-2015 Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

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Seventh Woods Face
Jordan Clarkson Face

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King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2014 DC)
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2015 DC)
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2016 DC)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a few new additions for NBA Live 08 today, including the long awaited release of the NBA Action 15 mod! Pick them all up at the links below.

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NBA ACTION (15) MOD

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Shelvin Mack Face
Pero Antic Update

NLSC Podcast – Episode #99 (Sean O’Brien Interview #2)

NLSC Podcast Logo

We’re excited to present you with another special episode of the NLSC Podcast this week, featuring our highly anticipated second interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer, Sean O’Brien! Our community submitted lots of questions for Sean and we did our best to ask as many of them as possible, as once again he was very open and candid in his responses. Some of the topics we discussed include:

  • The decision to push back NBA Live 15’s release, and the work that’s been done in the additional weeks of development time.
  • The demo/early access dates, and what those trial versions will entail.
  • Key improvements in this year’s game, at both ends of the court.
  • What features are on the cards for next year, and why certain features couldn’t be included this year (such as sliders).
  • Some of the community’s most commonly asked questions about NBA Live 15.
  • And much more!

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As we mentioned on the show, Sean will be answering some questions that we didn’t have time to ask “on-air” in written format, so stay tuned for that follow-up. A big thanks to Sean once again for joining us for another interview! As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, either in the comments below, or here in the Forum. We also invite you to join in the discussion taking place in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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.