File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Our community has some more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, including a new face for Nikola Vucevic, a Los Angeles Lakers jersey pack, and a couple of NCAA updates. Download them all at the links below!

PrinceJohn
Nikola Vucevic Face

THEUNTAMEDBEAST
Next Gen Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Pack

Kevin
March Madness Courts Pack 1
March Madness Elite Basketball V2

Welcome Kenny to the NLSC Team!

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I’m pleased to announce that long-time member of the NLSC Community Kenny has joined the NLSC Team!

You may have seen Kenny’s famous NBA Live and NBA 2K threads in our Stories section, as well as his contributions to The Soapbox. He’ll be writing regular feature articles for the NLSC, which I know you’ll really enjoy reading.

In the meantime, please join me in welcoming Kenny to the team!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Once again, we’re tipping off a new week with a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC: a Hollywood Nights jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers, and a face update for Dennis Schröder. Download them both at the links below!

THEUNTAMEDBEAST
Next Gen Los Angeles Lakers Hollywood Nights Jersey

PrinceJohn
Dennis Schröder Face

File Additions for NBA Live 06

Today’s file addition for NBA Live 06 PC is a fictional roster from Cpt(K), converted from his patch for NBA Live 08. Check out the roster at the link below!

Cpt(K)
Cpt(K)’s Fictional Rosters

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s new file addition for NBA Live 08 PC is the latest face pack from S_Brat, which updates the entire Golden State Warriors’ roster. Download it at the link below, and check out the latest previews from S_Brat here in his release thread.

S_Brat
2014/2015 Golden State Warriors Team Update

The Friday Five: Previewing Our 20th Anniversary of NBA Live Content

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’ve been listening to the NLSC Podcast for a while, you may have heard me mention that we’re looking to do some content for the 20th Anniversary of NBA Live. We originally intended to run these features last year – which was indeed the 20th anniversary of the game’s original release – but a few things ultimately got in the way, not the least of which was covering the latest games (which of course remains our priority). However, this year marks the 20th anniversary of NBA Live 95’s PC release, and seeing how PC coverage has been a big part of what we do here at the NLSC, the timing still feels right.

The content, which will start rolling out pretty soon, will be running for a few months alongside our other updates, including coverage of the NBA Live 16 (and NBA 2K16) preview season. While the NBA Live series has fallen on hard times in recent years, a lot of us did grow up playing the games and have fond memories of them, so I’m looking forward to reflecting on the good times, as well as exploring the mishaps, and discussing what the series needs to do moving forward. So, what kind of content can you expect to see? Read on to find out!

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Details on the March 26th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has been pushed through for NBA Live 15, featuring updated line-ups and over 2700 ratings changes throughout the league. It also includes 15 accessory changes, and an update to the shoe colour for the Golden State Warriors’ road jersey. For a full breakdown of the changes in the latest roster, check out this spreadsheet.

The San Antonio Spurs’ Tiago Splitter and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo are the two players being spotlighted in this week’s roster update. Splitter’s recent play has seen him rise to a 78 overall, while The Greek Freak’s performance in March has resulted in an increase to 76 overall.

If you have any thoughts on the latest roster, feel free to post them in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 2003

Cpt(K) has recently uploaded some long lost gems for NBA Live 2003 PC – original authors currently unknown – which you can check out in today’s file additions. Please see below for all the download links!

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Player Indicator Icons
Crescent Player Indicator
Alternate Player Indicator

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include player faces, fictional courts, and some NCAA updates for the March Madness 2K14 mod. Download them all at the links below!

Kevin
Enes Kanter Face
March Madness Fixed Title Screen
March Madness Fixed Elite Basketball
March Madness Global
March Madness Global V2
Kelly Oubre Jr. Face
Stanley Johnson Face

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Fictional Blackwater Elite Court
Fictional NLEX Road Warriors Court
Fictional Purefoods Hotshots Court
Fictional Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Court

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Blake Griffin Face

Ultimate Base Roster V30 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have completed V30 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, and it is available to download now. Key features of the latest release include:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (3/23/15)
  • Added ~15 new portraits (~10 current and ~5 retro)
  • Added ~25 year-specific retro cyberfaces throughout retro season rosters
  • Added ~30 new current-look cyberfaces to the current rosters
  • Added 3 new draft prospect cyberfaces to the 2015 Draft Class
  • Added hundreds of new and updated jerseys by DwadeFlash
  • Added 5 new retro stadium files (88, 89, 90, 91, 92-93 Lakers) – courtesy Bird
  • Accurate schedules were added to every retro roster from 1952-2014
  • A ton of new additions were made to Scheduling options in association/season for UBR Retro Rosters including 95% and 100% accurate 82 game scheduling options for all Retro Rosters from 1952-2014 thanks to Armon Gilliam.

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.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We’re tipping off a new week with a variety of releases for an older game. Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 PC include fictional rosters, S_Brat’s latest player face pack, a long-lost custom player indicator, and a new version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT update. Download them all at the links below!

Cpt(K)
Cpt(K)’s Fictional Rosters (Updated to v0.2)

ldc1024
Half-Circle Player Indicator

BAYAG
SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.9)

S_Brat
2014/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Team Update

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include some fictional PBA courts, a court update for the Chicago Bulls, and a couple of player faces. Check them all out at the links below.

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Fictional Meralco Bolts Court
Fictional San Miguel Beermen Court
Fictional Talk n Text Tropang Texters Court

Pepis
2015 Chicago Bulls Court

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Jarelle Benimon Face
Willie Reed Face

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We’ve got a bunch of new files for NBA 2K15 today, including player faces and jersey updates. Download them all at the links below!

TBM
LeBron James Face
Kevin Durant Face

Kevin
Kyle Korver Face
Andre Iguodala Face
Serge Ibaka Face
Danny Green Face
Kenneth Faried Face
Chicago Bulls Jerseys
Golden State Warriors Jerseys
Portland Trail Blazers Jerseys

The Friday Five: Michael Jordan 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.

This week marked the 20th Anniversary of Michael Jordan’s first comeback, one of the most significant events for basketball fans like myself who grew up watching the NBA in the 90s. There was no hour long special, no social media and thus no hashtags, and no lengthy speeches. No, His Airness’ return to the hardwood was simply announced in two words: “I’m Back”.

Michael Jordan’s history with basketball video games is kind of interesting to look back upon, as it’s a situation that must seem very foreign to younger gamers. The idea that the league’s best player and one of its marquee attractions would not be featured in an NBA licensed game is quite unusual, and thankfully no longer an issue we have to deal with. So, in honour of a milestone that makes me feel old, and in the interest of indulging my nostalgia for both Michael Jordan and basketball video games, this week’s Friday Five is taking a look back at MJ’s presence on the virtual hardwood.

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Suns.com Retrospectives: NBA Live 95 & NBA Live 95 vs. NBA Jam

The official website of the Phoenix Suns has posted a retrospective of NBA Live 95, with author Ben York remembering it fondly as “the greatest basketball video game of all-time”. He talks about playing the Super Nintendo version of the game with his brother for hours upon hours from May to August 1995, and discusses just how impressive NBA Live 95 was for its time; an assessment that I for one certainly agree with.

In another piece, York debates Greg Esposito as to which 90s basketball game was better: the sim-oriented NBA Live 95, or the arcade-oriented NBA Jam. For those who of us who remember playing both games back in the day, it’s a fun trip down memory lane. For younger basketball gamers, it will hopefully prove to be an interesting look back at a time when basketball games really started to improve.

I highly recommend checking out both retrospectives when you have a moment; feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, and join in the discussion in the NBA Live Vintage section of the NLSC Forum. Don’t forget that we’re also preparing our own 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content, in which I and other members of the NLSC Team will be giving our thoughts on the past, present, and future of the NBA Live series, as well as providing a few other surprises that you’ll hopefully enjoy.