We’re wrapping up the weekend with a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 08. Our own Arcane has uploaded a new title screen featuring Dwyane Wade, while S_Brat has released his latest player pack, featuring faces for the Philadelphia 76ers. Download them both at the links below!
In this week’s Friday Five, Andrew offers up five suggestions to improve Dynasty Mode in NBA Live 17, and future NBA Live titles.Check it out!
In this week’s Wayback Wednesday, Andrew shares some old screenshots of LeBron James in NBA Live 10, taken ahead of The Decision.Check it out!
In this week’s Monday Tip-Off, Andrew considers whether or not we still have fun with basketball video games, and whether they used to be more fun.Check it out!
We have some new file additions for NBA Live 2004 PC today, as ModManZZZ continues his hard work on one of the classic games in the NBA Live series. His latest releases include a new current roster update for the 2014/2015 NBA season, as well as a new PBA roster. Pick them both up at the links below!
Today we have a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K15 PC, as TBM has uploaded a retro face for Vince Carter, and R4zoR has added a two player tattoo pack. Check them out at the links below!
Remember that our upload facilities are free and open to anyone with an active Forum account, so if you’re creating updates for NBA 2K15 – or indeed, any game in the NBA 2K or NBA Live series – please feel free to make use of them! If you’re having trouble with the upload form, check out this video tutorial for a step by step guide.
2 Player Tattoo Updates
EA Sports are definitely going old school with the next couple of NBA Legends who will be added to Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15: George Mikan and Bob Pettit.
GEORGE MIKAN, MINNEAPOLIS LAKERS C
One of the game’s pioneers, Mikan was among the first (and best) big men in league history, winning five titles with the Minneapolis Lakers prior to their move to Los Angeles.
BOB PETTIT, MILWAUKEE/ST. LOUIS HAWKS F
Pettit was a two-time NBA MVP and led the Hawks to the NBA Championship in 1958. He averaged 26 points and 16 rebounds per game in his illustrious career.
You can discuss the latest Ultimate Team content and challenges here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.
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.
Sports games with annual releases are an interesting beast. For developers, it’s a lot of pressure: a shorter development cycle than most video games, with a goal of putting out a release that doesn’t just seem like an expansion pack. For us gamers, especially those of us who do buy those games every year, we want to see significant progress, and not feel like we haven’t gotten value for our money. No release is perfect however, and disappointment often leads to a cynical belief that the games just aren’t showing any improvement.
The fact of the matter is, basketball video games have come a long way, and shown a great deal of improvement over the years. That’s not to say that EA Sports or Visual Concepts can rest on their laurels, or that either game is currently as close to perfection as we’d like, but the improvement over the years is certainly evident. So, in this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking a look at five ways that basketball games have improved.
If you fire up NBA Live 15, you should notice a new roster being downloaded. The latest roster features transactions through January 12th, although a couple of those players currently aren’t available in Tip Off mode, as they haven’t yet played for their new teams. However, if you start a new Dynasty Mode game with the latest roster, those players will be available.
The new update also adjusts some player ratings, as first overall pick Andrew Wiggins and Brandon Jennings have both received boosts. Damian Lillard’s first signature shoe, the D Lillard 1, has also been added to the game, ahead of it being available in stores on February 6th.
We’re back! A new season of the NLSC Podcast tips off with Episode #106, hosted by Arcane and myself. In this episode, we recap the news since the final show of 2014, and discuss some topics suggested by members of the community.
- We open the show with a rundown of all the NBA Live 15 news since Episode #105, including the latest roster updates, the second title update, Ultimate Team content, and our giveaway.
- The Android version of NBA Jam has received another roster update, along with new audio provided by Tim Kitzrow. Boom-shaka-laka!
- NBA 2K15 news items include the third title update (now available everywhere), Arcane’s shoe glitch workaround, a new video from Da_Czar, and a complete guide to earning Badges.
- Have we gotten into some NBA 2K15 modding yet?
- Moving on to the real NBA, we discuss Kobe Bryant’s future, and whether he’ll accept a smaller role.
- As we approach the halfway point of the NBA season, who are our top contenders? Can the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors stay on top?
- Is LeBron James in decline, and can the Cleveland Cavaliers bounce back? We make our predictions.
- We discuss the rumoured sale of the Atlanta Hawks, and the possibility that they could end up being the new Seattle Supersonics.
- Cutting Josh Smith has worked out quite well for the Detroit Pistons (and not too bad for the Houston Rockets). The New York Knicks’ trade of J.R. Smith hasn’t had quite the same effect.
- Mo Williams becomes the latest unexpected player to tally a 50+ point game.
Click Play to listen to the show!
For those of you who may be wondering how to earn Badges in NBA 2K15’s MyCAREER mode, producer Zach Timmerman has posted a comprehensive guide here over on Operation Sports. The guide covers every Badge in the game, and lays out all of the requirements for earning each one.
It also mentions that certain Badges can be lost as the situation changes (such as Alpha Dog and Beta Dog), and that while Badges that have been earned can carry over to the next year, you must fulfil the requirements to earn them within the same season. In other words, the necessary stats or games played to earn a Badge cannot span two different seasons.
It’s definitely worth checking out, so give it a look if you’re having trouble earning some of those Badges. If you’d like to share your own tips on how to earn any Badges, feel free to post them in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum.
Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC feature courts for the National Basketball League of Canada. Pick them all up at the links below!
2014-2015 NBL-CA Budweiser Gardens Court in London, Ontario
2014-2015 NBL-CA Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
2014-2015 NBL-CA Harbour Station in Saint John New Brunswick
2014-2015 NBL-CA Hershey Centre in Mississauga Ontario
2014-2015 NBL-CA Moncton Coliseum in Moncton New Brunswick
2014-2015 NBL-CA Powerade Centre in Brampton Ontario
2014-2015 NBL-CA Scotiabank Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia
2014-2015 NBL-CA WFCU Centre in Windsor Ontario
Da_Czar has posted a new video, spotlighting the various play improvements in NBA 2K15. It makes comparisons to NBA 2K14, in particular demonstrating a lack of movement in the previous game which made it too easy to disrupt a structured offense.
Czar also demonstrates how play stability has been improved in NBA 2K15, with player movement such as back door cuts not breaking the play, but instead allowing multiple options and play branching to occur.
As always, it’s a great insight into the playcalling system, so I’d recommend checking it out. Watch it below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.
Murat has uploaded another new update for NBA Live 2004 PC, namely the New Orleans Pelicans’ 2014/2015 Smoothie King Center. Check it out at the link below!
There are a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14 today, as retroman has added 2014 Summer League court, and Medevenx has uploaded the latest version of his roster. Download the latest releases at the links below!
2014 NBA Summer League Court
Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v1.2)
I’m a little late in posting this as I was out of town all weekend, but a new roster has been pushed through for NBA Live 15. It features all of the trades and signings that had taken place through January 9th, 2015, placing Josh Smith in Houston, J.R. Smith in Cleveland, and so on. It would appear that all of the players have their correct numbers, as well.
As always, the new roster will be downloaded automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet. For a complete list of changes that have been made in the latest roster, including player ratings and accessories, you can check out this spreadsheet. If you have any feedback on the rosters, be sure to post it in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of our Forum.
We’ll be recording a new episode of the NLSC Podcast next week, for our first show of 2015. We originally intended to return this week, but I’ve been feeling a little under the weather with a cough and a sore throat, so we had to give it a miss. I’m on the mend however, and expect to be healthy (or healthy enough!) by the time we’re ready to record next week.
In the meantime, I’d like to invite you to submit any mailbag questions or topic suggestions for the next episode. We’d love to have more interaction with our listeners, and we want to make sure that we’re putting out a show that you enjoy listening to, and that we’re talking about stuff you’re interested in, so hit us up in this thread, or in the comments section below.
If you missed our most recent episode, you can tune in here. For those who are unaware, you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes. A big thanks as always to everyone who regularly listens to the Podcast; we really do enjoy recording the show for you every week, so stay tuned for more fun!