We’re wrapping up the week with a new file addition for NBA 2K13 PC, namely the latest version of PatTheHead’s retro roster pack. Check it out at the link below!
1951/52 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.1)
In this week’s Monday Tip-Off, Andrew discusses the fascination with basketball video game cover players, as we await the cover announcement for NBA 2K17.Check it out!
In this week’s Friday Five, Andrew discusses five ways that we mess things up for ourselves when playing franchise modes in NBA Live and NBA 2K.Check it out!
In this week’s Wayback Wednesday, Andrew takes a look back at a very early basketball game: Konami’s Double Dribble for the NES.Check it out!
If NBA 2K14 PC is in your gaming rotation this weekend, then our community has some new releases for you to check out. See below for the latest HD faces from AmaroWaade, old school arenas by retroman, and more.
2005-2006 United Center in Chicago
2006-2010 United Center in Chicago
2000-2001 The Arena in Oakland
2002-2004 The Arena in Oakland
2000-2004 Compaq Center in Houston
1999-2001 Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
2002-2005 Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
1999-2001 Staples Center in Los Angeles
2002-2004 Staples Center in Los Angeles
2004-2007 Staples Center in Los Angeles
2007-2010 Staples Center in Los Angeles
2001-2003 The Pyramid in Memphis
2003-2004 The Pyramid in Memphis
1990-1992 Miami Arena in Miami
1992-1997 Miami Arena in Miami
1997-2000 Miami Arena in Miami
2004-2006 Bradley Center in Milwaukee
2006-2011 Bradley Center in Milwaukee
2010-2011 United Center in Chicago
2012 North Greenwich Arena in London
2013 Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas
O.J Mayo Face
MyPLAYER Face 2 (Facial Progression Compatible)
Pick up another offseason roster update by ModManZZZ in today’s file additions for NBA Live 2004 PC!
ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014/2015 Offseason Roster Update (Updated to v2.0)
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.
Like any enthusiastic gaming community, we sink a considerable amount of time into the basketball video games that we play, to the point where we know them inside and out. We know what we like, we know what we don’t like, and we ultimately know what kind of experience we want to get out of them. As consumers, we understandably want to see constant improvement, as well as get value for our money.
Of course, while it’s important that we maintain a critical eye, at times we can be too cynical to see some of the genuine improvements in basketball video games. Despite the challenge that all annual sports games face in the form of a compressed development cycle, we’ve seen basketball titles that have shown considerable improvement over their immediate predecessors. To that end, I’m counting down what I feel are some of the biggest year-to-year leaps in basketball gaming. Let’s get started with number five.
Franchise modes are the only modes I generally play that aren’t exhibition modes. Seeing the details listed in OperationSports‘ reveal of NBA 2K15’s next-gen league sandbox mode made my mouth drop. We got the return of missing features from NBA 2K14 like create-a-player and local saves, along with brand new sliders and customization options to either help the authenticity of your MyLEAGUE or turn it into a mad house. Difficulty options galore from trades to salary caps to various A.I. settings that aren’t even modable on PC.
The biggest addition has to be the “Injuries 2.0” system, splitting players into 16 parts that can be independently fatigued, injured, and recovered from. Detailed to the point where a slightly injured or worn out player may wear accessories to help an injured body part. Even rookies can have these injuries, and have them scoutable, making the risks of Embiid and Noel something to consider in NBA 2K15.
Best of all, some of these features will transfer to the completely separate MyGM mode. Worst of all, OS stated this is only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K15. At least there are no VC purchases to be made in this mode. Check out the full details by checking the article on OS. Discuss in the Forums or in the comments below.
As promised earlier in the week, NBA 2K15 cover player Kevin Durant has Tweeted out an Instagram video, providing a glimpse of NBA 2K15. In the video, Durant is shown performing a between the legs dribble, before taking the ball to the hoop and dunking on Andre Iguodala.
This is our first look at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of NBA 2K15, following the earlier announcement of Crew Mode for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of the game, which was also accompanied by a few screenshots. As yet, we don’t know which version the PC platform will be receiving.
A full trailer is expected to be out soon, so be on the lookout. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum.
Game Informer has posted an article titled 20 Things We Know About NBA Live 15, which as you might expect, offers 20 facts about this year’s game. It covers the previously mentioned areas of focus (gameplay, visuals and on-boarding), as well as specific improvements such as enhanced commentary and presentation, facial animations, transitional animations, player physics, and an overhaul to the passing game.
On the subject of game modes, Live Season and BIG Moments will be returning. Dynasty Mode unfortunately isn’t a priority, but will still be receiving some enhancements, as will Ultimate Team and Rising Star. The article also mentions that a couple of other modes, such as the EA Sports Basketball League, won’t be returning just yet.
It’s a good overview of a few things we already knew, plus a few tidbits of new information, so be sure to check it out. Game Informer also posted a candid interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien which you can check out here. Sean also chatted with EGM, in a piece that you can read here.
As always, we invite you to sound off with your opinions in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.
It’s that time of the week again, so I invite you to join JaoSming and myself for Episode #89 of the NLSC Podcast! Tune in for discussion of the latest NBA Live 15 screenshot, the return of Crew Mode in NBA 2K15, a few new modding developments, and some NBA offseason tidbits.
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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.
With NBA 2K15 still a couple of months away, our modding community is still hard at work on last year’s game. Today’s new additions for NBA 2K14 PC include several faces and some retro courts. Check them all out at the links below!
Derrick Rose Face
Not last year’s Crew Mode seen on these consoles, but the NBA 2K11 version of Crew Mode will be returning to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of NBA 2K15. Indoors, 5 on 5, playbooks, referees, create a team jerseys and courts. There will also be the 3 on 3 Blacktop version as well, but you can start the full game version of Crew Mode with only 3 players on your team.
What has been very interesting is Ronnie2K and LD2K only stating that this is for “old gen” PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. With the $60 price tag remaining for the PC version on many North American retailers, it remains to be seen what is going on with PC. For certain, it sounds like Crew Mode will not be on PC NBA 2K15.
Check out the screenshots captured from the stream by hitting read more, and check out the discussion in the Forum.
I keep mentioning that I have been doing a lot of modding this past week, well now I need some help with testing one of the mods I created. Inspired by the way AND1 and Ball Up would choose local basketball players to play in their featured game for that city, I created a custom season schedule that tries to replicate that in NBA 2K14 PC.
Essentially you choose from 8 open run teams to be the user team, do a fantasy draft of the generic players in the roster, then play 3 ‘open run’ games. The game then chooses 8 players from these teams to fill the All Star teams, which serves as the taped games we see from Ball Up nowadays. In the future I will make alternate versions for the 4 season schedules I can mod with different generic players and maybe even some NBA or Streetball players added in as well. Of course the courts and uniforms can be changes as well.
You can find out more details and a partial playthrough of the mod in the video above. Check it out yourself in this Forum Thread, just know you must be signed into the NLSC to access the attached file. Looking forward to hearing your feedback!
Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.
With the NBA 2K15 hype train about to leave the station I figured we should include NBA 2K14’s cover athelete in a challenge. I want you to beat LeBron James in a 1 on 1 game to 21 in Blacktop mode. The twist on this challenge is right there in the wording, I want you to beat LeBron, as in your MyCAREER player.
I ended up using my PlayStation 4 MyCAREER player because, well, I actually played that version a little bit this year. I was expecting to need a few tries to beat LBJ 1 on 1, but I was able to beat him on the first try with my slow 7’2″ center. To Beat Jao this week, you need to use your MyCAREER player and defeat LeBron James by more than 3 points (my score was 21-18). For all the details on the challenge check the video below, and remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.
Somehow stockalone1232, Bieberkinz, ClLUTClH, and cool1324 were able to win 0 games in an Association season last week, I honestly did not think that would be possible. You can check out last week’s standings and overall leaderboard by hitting read more.