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.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

In case you haven’t picked up NBA 2K15 yet, we have some new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Check them all out at the links below!

R4zoR
Renaldo Balkman Face
Kemba Walker Face

pinoy21
Milwaukee Bucks Jersey Update

Rajaz
Hall of Fame Sliders (Updated to v2.0)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #98

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #98 of the NLSC Podcast is out now, hosted by Arcane and myself. In this week’s show, we discuss the latest NBA Live 15 news and previews, and I share some initial impressions of NBA 2K15 PC. Please note that the details on NBA Live 15’s game modes were released after we finished recording, so we’ll be chatting about that in a future episode.

  • NBA Live 15 ratings drops continue, with Fernando providing a few extra details in the Forum.
  • The latest hands-on impressions of NBA Live 15 are quite promising and positive…even IGN’s take!
  • Our interview with Sean and Connor is set for next week, so stay tuned for more NBA Live 15 info.
  • NBA 2K15 is out now! We talk about the pre-order bonuses, and a few other launch-related topics.
  • Arcane’s copy is still on the way, but Andrew is able to provide his initial impressions of NBA 2K15 PC.
  • We still have much to figure out before NBA 2K15 modding can take off, but our community is working on it.
  • Moving on to this week’s NBA chat, we talk about Kenneth Faried’s extension, Chris Bosh’s remarks about LeBron James, and a few other recent topics.
  • We end the show on a fantastic Kevin Garnett quote.

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.

Details on modes in NBA Live 15

Modes in NBA Live 15

The latest NBA Live 15 developer blog has given us some insight into the modes in this year’s game. Various enhancements have been made to Rising Star, including deeper customisation options, more shoes, revamped grading and player development, and a greater influence on where you end up on Draft night. Dynasty Mode has also been improved with the reintroduction of Sim Intervention, better simulated stats and results, improved trade and free agency logic, and tweaked player development.

In terms of online modes, Head-to-Head Seasons and Best-of-Seven are back this year. Live Season is also back, featuring NBA Rewind games (which you can now jump into at any point), BIG Moments challenges (which now also include “rewrite history” scenarios and streak challenges), and the new Hot Spot Challenges, in which you must hit shots from the same spots on the floor that a team or player did in real life.

Finally, adidas LEARN LIVE is NBA Live 15’s tutorial mode, hosted by cover player Damian Lillard. Drills include the basics, dribbling, passing, scoring, and post game. NBA Live 15 also features a standalone shootaround mode and scrimmage options, which include both 1-on-1 and 5-on-5 options.

The only mode that isn’t discussed is Ultimate Team, but more information on that will be revealed very soon. What do you think of the improvements and additions to the game modes in NBA Live 15? Sound off in the comments below, and add your thoughts here in the Forum.

Top 5 Sixth Men in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Sixth Men in NBA Live 15

Today’s ratings drop has revealed the Top 5 sixth men in NBA Live 15. The players and their overall ratings are as follows:

  • Jamal Crawford (83)
  • Manu Ginobili (83)
  • Taj Gibson (83)
  • Isaiah Thomas (82)
  • Nick Young (81)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow will bring the first full team ratings reveal, beginning with the Atlantic Division; see below for the full schedule. In the meantime, feel free to sound off with your thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots in the comments, as well as this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Read More

The Friday Five: 5 Early Impressions of NBA 2K15

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.

So, I finally have my hands on NBA 2K15, albeit a little later than expected. My copy for PlayStation 4 is still in the mail, and the PC version didn’t unlock until earlier today, which was a day later than originally advertised for Aussie gamers. Nevertheless, I do have it now, and I was able to spend some time playing it today. As such, I thought that I’d offer up some of my early impressions.

As I mentioned in last week’s Friday Five, I had a “To Do” list in mind for when NBA 2K15 arrived. I’ve more or less ticked off everything on that list, though I’ll naturally be diving deeper into each of those areas in the coming days and weeks. For now though, here are my thoughts on NBA 2K15, after the first few hours of playing the game.

Read More

Top 5 Duos in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Duos in NBA Live 15

Today’s ratings drop has revealed the Top 5 duos in NBA Live 15. The duos and their overall ratings are as follows:

  • Chris Paul (94) & Blake Griffin (91)
  • Kevin Durant (94) & Russell Westbrook (91)
  • LeBron James (95) & Kevin Love (90)
  • James Harden (90) & Dwight Howard (90)
  • Derrick Rose (89) & Joakim Noah (90)

You can check out screenshots of all five duos below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow we’ll find out the Top 5 sixth men in the game; see below for the full ratings reveal schedule. What do you think of the latest ratings and screenshots? Will you be taking control of any of these duos online or in Dynasty Mode? Have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Read More

File Additions for NBA Live 96

NBA Live 96 Cover Art

Yes, in the midst of all the excitement following the release of NBA 2K15, we’ve got a file addition for a very old NBA Live game indeed: a current roster update for the Genesis version of NBA Live 96, by Dr B. If you’re in the mood for some retro gaming, check it out at the link below!

Dr B
NBA Live 15 Hardwood Classic Edition

NBA Live 15 Interview, Hands-On Impressions (PlayStation LifeStyle)

NBA Live 15: Dwyane Wade

PlayStation LifeStyle has posted an “Ask Me Anything” style interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. The interview, conducted last month, runs for a little over an hour and covers a variety of topics relating to NBA Live 14 and NBA Live 15. As always, Sean is very candid with his answers, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

You can also check out some hands-on impressions of the game by PlayStation LifeStyle’s Louis Edwards. Louis mentions improvements in several areas, from the animations and visuals to ease of making jumpshots and the effects of fatigue.

We’ll also be looking to record our interview with Sean O’Brien and Connor Dougan this week, so stay tuned for more NBA Live 15 information in the near future! In the meantime, feel free to add your thoughts on PlayStation LifeStyle’s interview and hands-on preview in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Top 5 Fastest Players in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Fastest Players in NBA Live 15

The Top 5 fastest players in NBA Live 15 have been revealed in today’s ratings drop. The players and their speed ratings are as follows:

  • Russell Westbrook (97)
  • John Wall (96)
  • Eric Bledsoe (96)
  • Derrick Rose (96)
  • Ty Lawson (95)

You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 dynamic duos in NBA Live 15; see below for the full ratings reveal schedule. In the meantime, sound off with your thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots in the comments section, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

Read More

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. I’m a little behind in posting them as I was out of town this past weekend, but I’m now up to date.

Today’s new and updated files include faces, courts, jerseys, and the latest version of the 90s NBA Season mod. Check them all out at the links below!

KevinParker13
Deron Williams Face
Evan Turner Face
Matt Barnes Face
Kevin Love Face
Kenneth Faried Face
Blake Griffin Face
Carlos Boozer Face
Dirk Nowitzki Face

R4zoR
Steven Adams Face
Markel Brown Face
Cory Jefferson Face
Austin Rivers Face
David Blatt Face
Seth Curry Face

Mythbuster
Time Warner Cable Arena – “THE HIVE”
AT&T Center – San Antonio Spurs 2014
US Airways Center – Phoenix Suns
Moda Center – Portland Trail Blazers 2014
Air Canada Centre – Toronto Raptors 2014
Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento Kings 2014
Verizon Center – Washington Wizards 2014
Philips Arena – Atlanta Hawks 2014
Smoothie King Center – New Orleans Pelicans 2014
Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland Cavaliers 2014

Stoeck (Compiled by Dwadeflash03)
2013-14 30 NBA Teams + ASG HD Floors by Stoeck

Tha King & IamLillard (Compiled by Dwadeflash03)
30 NBA Teams + ASG HD Jerseys by Tha King and IamLillard for Albys Roster

RayHoops1
RayHoops1 90s NBA Season Mod (Updated to v2.0)

Top 5 Stealers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Stealers in NBA Live 15

Today’s ratings drop for NBA Live 15 has revealed the Top 5 stealers in this year’s game. The players and their stealing ratings are as follows:

  • Ricky Rubio (96)
  • Chris Paul (95)
  • Tony Allen (95)
  • Rajon Rondo (92)
  • Kawhi Leonard (91)

Check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

We’ll be getting some athletic ratings tomorrow, as the next ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 fastest players in NBA Live 15. For the full ratings reveal schedule, please see below. In the meantime, feel free to have your say on the latest screenshots and ratings in the comments section, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Read More

IGN’s Hands-On Preview of NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15: Ty Lawson

IGN’s Ryan McCaffrey has posted a hands-on preview of NBA Live 15, and on the whole, it’s much more positive and optimistic than his review of NBA Live 14 last year. Ryan specifically mentions improvements to the visual effects, player faces, camera angles, and most crucially, animations and control responsiveness.

He also praised the improvements to physics, but expressed some disappointment in the variety of passing animations. In summing up his impressions, Ryan notes that NBA Live still has a long way to go, but appears to be back on the right track, with NBA Live 15 likely to be a fun basketball game to play.

Check out the article for the full breakdown, and add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.