Trio of Dunking Legends Coming to NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

This week’s new Legends in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team are “The Human Highlight Film” Dominique Wilkins, “Dr J.” Julius Erving, and Darryl Dawkins, aka “Chocolate Thunder”. The trio of devastating and dynamic dunkers will be available in random packs beginning this weekend, and can currently be faced in a Fantasy Challenge.

JULIUS “DR. J” ERVING, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS F
Dr. J is one of the game’s all-time greats, known for his signature dunks. After starring in the ABA, he helped lead the Philadelphia 76ers to the 1983 NBA Championship.

DOMINIQUE WILKINS, ATLANTA HAWKS F
“The Human Highlight Reel” followed in Dr. J’s footsteps as a devastating dunker. He made nine All-Star teams and averaged nearly 25 PPG in his career.

DARRYL DAWKINS, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS C
Dawkins was another of the NBA’s best dunkers, and shattered a couple of backboards in his career. He shot over 57 percent in his career.

Feel free to join in the Ultimate Team discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

The Friday Five: 5 Memorable All-Star Weekend Moments

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.

I was originally going to post my predictions for the 2015 All-Star Weekend in this week’s Friday Five, but Arcane and I ended up discussing our picks in Episode #109 of the NLSC Podcast. So, rather than repeat myself in written form, I’ll simply invite you to go back and listen to the show if you’re interested in my predictions, and talk about something else related to All-Star Weekend.

I’ve instead decided to list five memorable moments from All-Star Weekends gone by. It’s not a Top 5 countdown of the greatest or most well-known moments, nor a list of my absolute favourite moments, as those would probably all be Michael Jordan related. MJ does feature a couple of times in this list – you knew he would – but I’m also picking a couple of other moments that stand out in my memory, and not all of them are highlight plays. Without any further ado, here are five memorable All-Star Weekend moments, that you may or may not recall.

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Ultimate Base Roster V28 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have released a new version (V28) of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC. The latest release includes a new part that you must download, so be sure to read the description carefully. Key features of V28 include:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (George Karl) (2/12/15)
  • Tweaked the 2015 East and West All-Star Teams
  • Tweaked the 2015 Shooting Stars and Dunkers All-Star Teams
  • Tweaked the 2015 Rising Stars U.S. and World Teams
  • Added new courts for the 1997 Mod (NBA at 50) – courtesy Retro
  • Added new stadium files for the 80’s and early 90’s Bulls – courtesy Bird33
  • Added hundreds of new jerseys that will be implemented in the coming weeks – courtesy Dwade
  • Added ~60 current-look cyberfaces for the current roster (no CFs overwritten)
  • Added ~15 retro cyberfaces throughout retro season rosters (no CFs overwritten)
  • Rosters accurate as of 2/12/2015

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.

February 11th Roster & Content Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster and content update has been pushed through for NBA Live 15. In addition to the latest lineups and transactions, the new roster also includes the 2015 All-Star court and jerseys. At a glance, both are looking accurate.

As usual, several player ratings have been updated, as the latest roster includes over 3300 changes to 438 players. The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside is one of the biggest movers in the latest roster, as his overall rating has jumped another three points following his impressive play in January. Check out this spreadsheet for a complete list of changes.

Finally, over 100 bug fixes have also been included in the latest update, though no further details are available at this time. If you’ve got any feedback on the rosters, feel free to post it in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 2000

A couple of dedicated and talented folks are still creating great updates for NBA Live 2000 PC, and two new files have been added today: faces for Nick Young and Robert Sacre. If you’d like to fire up NBA Live 2000 and check them out, you can download them at the links below.

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Nick Young Face Patch
Robert Sacre Face Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC feature a couple of scoreboard updates, including a fictional CBS scoreboard, and a custom NLSC scoreboard! Check them both out at the links below.

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NLSC Scoreboard
CBS Fantasy Scoreboard

NLSC Podcast – Episode #109

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Tune in to Episode #109 of the NLSC Podcast for the latest basketball video game and NBA discussion! This week, Arcane and I talk Wishlists for NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16, catch up on the week in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news, and make our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend.

  • Our official Wishlist thread for NBA Live 16 is now open, and the NBA 2K16 thread will soon follow. We discuss the benefits of Wishlists, and the best ways to provide feedback.
  • This week’s content updates include new Legends in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team, and new uniforms and Black History Month shoes in NBA 2K15.
  • We admire TGsoGood’s custom NBA 2K14 PC trading cards, which were created using the Ultimate Base Roster.
  • As we reflect on our recent basketball gaming experiences, we discuss what it’s like to go back and play an older game, and why we sometimes take breaks from playing basketball games.
  • We successfully jinxed the Atlanta Hawks’ winning streak with last week’s show. This week, we try to jinx a potential NBA Finals match-up by talking about the Hawks and the Golden State Warriors.
  • Our discussion on the Hawks’ starting five being named Eastern Conference Player of the Month leads to us giving some opinions on possible changes to the All-Star rosters and Playoffs format.
  • Because we’re so good at them, we make our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend.
  • We end the show by revisiting the Hawks/Warriors discussion, and throw out some trivia regarding Aussies in the NBA.

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. Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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More All-Star updates in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, as retroman has uploaded a new version of his All-Star game court, as well as the All-Star Saturday Night court and All-Star practice court. Pick them all up at the links below!

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2015 NBA All-Star Game Court at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan (Updated to Final version)
2015 NBA All-Star Saturday Night Game Court at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
2015 NBA All-Star Practice Game Court at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

NBA Live 16 Wishlist

The time has come to compile our annual NBA Live Wishlist, so that we can provide constructive feedback to the developers for NBA Live 16. If you would like to contribute, please post your ideas in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum. Once we launch our NBA Live 16 section later this year, it will naturally be archived there.

As I mentioned in the Wishlist thread, we’ve spoken to developers in years gone by to determine the best format for presenting our ideas, and that’s ultimately been for everyone to post their top ten or fifteen wishes (ie. suggestions) for the game, elaborating on any points as necessary (but not writing a thousand word essay either). Please keep your list to twenty items at the very most, but ten to fifteen is optimal.

Once again, this is intended to be constructive feedback, so while we certainly encourage everyone to be honest and avoid sugarcoating their responses, please also refrain from being abusive, insulting, or snarky. If you want to rip into NBA Live 15 or the series in general, we have other threads for that (or you can create your own). However, please remember that Wishlist threads are for constructive feedback only.

That’s about it. Once again, for everyone who’s interested in contributing, please feel free to start posting your ideas and suggestions here!

The Friday Five: 5 Strangest Complaints About Basketball 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.

It’s just about time for us to start compiling Wishlists for NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K16. While both developments teams obviously have their own roadmaps, it’s important for us to make our voices heard, and let the developers know just how closely their vision gels with our desires and expectations. To that end, it’s important that our feedback be both detailed and constructive.

Of course, every so often, someone throws out a suggestion or makes a complaint about a basketball video game that’s…kind of out there. Having compiled a lot of Wishlists and taken part in many discussions in the Forum over the years, I recall some very strange criticisms being posted every now and again. I thought I’d reflect upon some of them in this week’s Five, starting with…

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NBA 2K14 PC Trading Cards

For those who have largely moved on to the NBA 2K15 sections of the Forum and thus may not have seen them, TGsoGood has whipped up some awesome trading cards using screenshots of NBA 2K14 PC. So far, TGsoGood has posted a 1992 Scottie Pippen All-Star card, a sophomore Kyle Korver card, a 2013 Stephen Curry card, a 2015 Lance Stephenson card, a 2013 NBA Finals LeBron James card, and a 2005 Josh Smith card.

Check them all out here in the NBA 2K14 PC Screenshots thread. The cards were created with the aid of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 by HAWK23 and company, which you can download here. Remember, if you’ve got anything creative to share, be it a mod, a video mix, trading cards, a story thread, or even just a cool screenshot, be sure to post it and join in the conversation in the NLSC Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include four jersey updates for the 2014/2015 season, along with this year’s All-Star court. Pick them all up at the links below!

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2015 Golden State Warriors Uniforms
2015 Utah Jazz Uniforms
2015 Boston Celtics Uniforms
2015 Chicago Bulls Uniforms (Updated to v2.0)

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2015 NBA All-Star Game Court at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan

Mourning, Gervin, & Thompson Coming to NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

Three new Legends are coming to NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team this weekend: Alonzo Mourning, George Gervin, and David Thompson. As with other Legends, they’ll be available in random packs for a limited time, and you can currently square off against them in a Fantasy Challenge, which will be available until February 11th.

ALONZO MOURNING, CHARLOTTE HORNETS/ MIAMI HEAT/NEW JERSEY NETS C
Zo was a seven-time All-Star and a member of the 2006 Miami Heat team that won the NBA championship. He averaged 17.1 PPG, 8.5 RPG and 2.8 BPG in his career, and was recently inducated into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

GEORGE GERVIN, SAN ANTONIO SPURS/CHICAGO BULLS G
The “Iceman” averaged more than 26 PPG after the ABA/NBA merger, and is among the game’s all-time great shooting guards.

DAVID THOMPSON, DENVER NUGGETS/SEATTLE SUPERSONICS G
Thompson was a four-time NBA All-Star and averaged more than 22 PPG in his career. His 73 points against the Detroit Pistons in 1978 is tied for the fourth-highest scoring game ever.

Feel free to post any thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the Ultimate Team discussion here in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have just the one new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC today, namely an updated version of a Fantasy NBC Scoreboard. Download it at the link below!

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Fantasy NBC Scoreboard (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

ModManZZZ has released a new version of his 2014/2015 season roster update for NBA Live 2004. The latest version is compatible with Dynasty Mode, and contains rosters that have been updated through January 20th, 2015.

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ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Roster Update (Updated to v5.9)

Be sure to download the main files pack, as well as Murat’s face pack, to ensure that there are no problems with the roster.