NLSC Podcast – Episode #91

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We’re back to our regular show this week, with Episode #91 of the NLSC Podcast! JaoSming and I catch up on all the latest NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news, and chat about a few other topics.

  • We reflect on last week’s interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, recapping some of the highlights.
  • New NBA Live 15 screenshots are being released, showing off the arenas. They’re nice, but we’re holding out for more player close-ups and gameplay footage.
  • It happened! NBA 2K15 PC will be a port of the PlayStation 4/Xbox One version! So…what does that mean for us?
  • Speaking of NBA 2K15, MyLEAGUE sounds awesome, even if a few cynical people don’t think so. A rant ensues.
  • JaoSming provides us with this week’s update on the latest modding developments.
  • In NBA news, Kevin Love is headed to Cleveland, as is Shawn Marion. Apart from that, we’re at a very slow point of the offseason, but we find a couple of other interesting topics to chat about.
  • We close this week’s show with a great quote from Swaggy P.

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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.

The Chicago Bulls’ United Center in NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15: United Center

EA Sports are continuing to release screenshots of the arenas in NBA Live 15. The latest screenshot features the Chicago Bulls’ United Center; check out the full-size image below, or over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Needless to say, we’re all waiting for more player screenshots, as well as gameplay videos, but those are likely on the way as we get closer and closer to September. In the meantime, I’ll once again shamelessly promote our interview with Sean O’Brien, in which we learned a lot about this year’s game.

As always, feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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NBA 2K15 May Feature Inside the NBA Crew

NBA 2K15: Kevin Durant

According to SLAM Magazine, Ernie Johnson appears to have confirmed that the Inside the NBA studio will be featured in NBA 2K15, which would naturally suggest that Ernie himself will be appearing in the game with at least one of his co-hosts. Shaquille O’Neal’s visit to Visual Concepts earlier this year would seemingly suggest that he’ll be the one to join Ernie in the virtual studio.

No further details are available at this time, but no doubt 2K will be revealing more information soon. In the meantime, what do you think we’ll see of Inside the NBA in NBA 2K15? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

UPDATE: Steve from Operation Sports has confirmed that Ernie and Shaq will be in the game, but it won’t feature Inside the NBA itself.

Beat Jao #6: Free Basketball

Dante Exum NBA 2K14 Funny Face

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.

Superstitions and sports go hand in hand. I know I am the reason the Celtics won in 2008 because I never watched a Boston field go hit the net, but I’ve noticed a weird happening with the games my wife watches. Pretty much every NBA or NCAA game she sees the end of, real or virtual, will end up going into overtime.

So this week I am challenging you to get as many overtime periods as possible in a single game. Unfortunately I couldn’t get her to watch me film a Beat Jao challenge, so I was only able to get 1 Overtime, so hopefully this should be another easy week for you. No restrictions on settings, teams, or rosters. Just don’t use trainers or cheat. You can view highlights of my attempt, get more details, and learn how to properly say our current leader’s username in the video below. Remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.

And yes! stockalone1232 is our new overall leader, by 1 point! Congratulations to him and it will be interesting to see if he can hold on to that slim lead for next week. Check out the full leaderboards for last week and overall by hitting Read More.

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More NBA Live 15 Arena Screenshots

NBA Live 15: Amway Center

EA Sports has released two new NBA Live 15 screenshots spotlighting the arenas in this year’s game, specifically the Orlando Magic’s Amway Center, and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chesapeake Arena. You can check out both screens below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

With just 50 days left until NBA Live 15 is released, we should be getting a healthy amount of preview media and information over the next few weeks. In the meantime, I once again encourage everyone to check out our interview with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, as we received some very candid answers to our questions, and a lot of information on NBA Live 15.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts on the latest screenshots in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Dumb Monday: Get Informed and Be Patient, Please

Dumb Mondays

This is Dumb Mondays, starting the workweek off with silly facts or some of my opinions and predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This week I am sharing a dumb pet peeve of mine and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.

I said it before and I will say it many more times before and after October 7th, it, has, happened! A fully featured PlayStation 4/Xbox One port of NBA 2K15 will be released on PC. Typing that still feels like a lie or some kind of sick rib on the PC community, based entirely on our speculative reasons behind the preceding PC ports. So rather than reflecting on the past to decipher the meaning behind 2K’s decision, I just want to plead with all PC NBA 2K players to keep that same patience I have been preaching all along when it comes to upgrading your computer for NBA 2K15.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re tipping off the week here at the NLSC with another big batch of file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Check out the links below for the latest courts from retroman, a new version of Tha King’s Cleveland Cavaliers jersey pack, and a custom basketball by xEaglexVC.

2009-2010 Target Center in Minnesota
1990-1995 Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford
1997-1998 Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford
2000-2001 Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford
2002-2004 Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford
2007-2008 New Orleans Arena in New Orleans
2008-2010 New Orleans Arena in New Orleans
2010-2012 New Orleans Arena in New Orleans
2003-2004 Madison Square Garden IV in Manhattan
2004-2006 Madison Square Garden IV in Manhattan
2006-2010 Madison Square Garden IV in Manhattan
1994-1995 Orlando Arena in Orlando
1997-2000 Orlando Arena in Orlando
1999 Orlando Arena in Orlando
2000 TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando
2000-2002 TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando
2006-2007 TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando
2007 Amway Arena in Orlando
2007-2010 Amway Arena in Orlando
2010-2012 Amway Center in Orlando
1999-2001 First Union Center in Philadelphia
2004-2005 Wachovia Center in Philadelphia
2005-2007 Wachovia Center in Philadelphia
2009-2010 Wachovia Center in Philadelphia
2010-2011 Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2011-2012 Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2012-2013 Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2013-2014 Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2014-Present Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2014-2015 Time Warner Arena in Charlotte
2014 USA Basketball at The United Center in Chicago

Custom HD Outdoor Basketball

Tha King
Cleveland Cavaliers HD Jersey Pack (Updated to v1.5)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Still playing NBA 2K13 on PC? Then be sure to check out the latest offseason roster update in V20 of skoadam’s URB Roster pack, available at the link below.

URB Roster V20 [23 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v20.0)

New NBA Live 15 Screenshot; News Recap

NBA Live 15: The Cleveland Cavaliers' Quicken Loans Arena

EA Sports has posted a new NBA Live 15 screenshot over on the game’s official Facebook page, showing off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena in this year’s game. You can find the full-size image below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

We also posted a great deal of information on NBA Live 15 earlier this week, via our interview with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. Sean provided us with some answers on a variety of topics, including controls, animation improvements, what’s happening with Dynasty Mode this year and in the future, what the trial version of NBA Live 15 will include, and so much more. We’ll be compiling an article to provide you with an info dump very soon, but in the meantime, I also recapped some of the highlights of the interview in this week’s Friday Five.

Finally, some hands-on impressions of an early build of the game were posted over on Stay tuned for more NBA Live 15 coverage in the near future and as always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got a big batch of new files for NBA 2K14 PC today, as our other bulletins this week (including some big news for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15) pushed this file additions post onto the backburner. However, the weekend is upon us, making it a great time to pick up the latest updates and enhance your game!

Today’s additions include jerseys, faces, a Blacktop Roster, a SweetFX tweak, stadium art, and custom soundtracks; please see below for all the download links. A huge thanks as always to everyone who continues to make use of our upload facilities. Remember, they’re free and available to anyone with an NLSC Forum account – which is also free to register – and there’s no time limit on file availability. For more information on how to add your files to our Downloads section, please see this video tutorial by JaoSming.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

ModManZZZ continues to pump out 2014/2015 offseason updates for a classic game in the NBA Live series, NBA Live 2004 PC. In addition to updated offseason rosters, he’s also released a new court and jersey pack. Check them all out at the links below!

ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014/2015 Offseason Roster Update (Updated to v3.0)
ModManZZZ 2014/2015 Updated Jersey Pack
ModManZZZ 2014/2015 Updated Court Pack

The Friday Five: 5 Best Things We Know About NBA Live 15 So Far

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.

As you may already know, Episode #90 of the NLSC Podcast featured a lengthy interview with the Executive Producer of NBA Live 15, Sean O’Brien. Sean answered our many questions honestly, and in great detail; as such, we learned a lot about this year’s game, as well as the future of the NBA Live series. This was naturally a very big deal for us, with a lot of good information coming out of the interview.

If you haven’t listened to it yet, I certainly encourage you to tune in when you get the chance. We will be compiling a written recap of everything that was discussed during the interview, but in the meantime, I want to use this week’s Friday Five to talk a little about some of the noteworthy points of interest. To that end, here are some of the best things that we know about NBA Live 15…so far.

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Ultimate Base Roster V20 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster V20 for NBA 2K14 PC

With all the NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news from the past couple of days, I’m a little late in mentioning the latest update for the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC. For those who may have missed it, HAWK23 and company have released V20 of UBR 2K14, containing the latest offseason transactions and some other enhancements. The key features of V20 are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, and coaching moves (8/12/14)
  • Updated recently signed free agents have correct salary/contract information (including all rookies)
  • Added ~15 year-specific cyberfaces (remember, every new update you MUST re-download Part 6)
  • Added updated versions of every roster mod in the 1960’s (1960-1969)
  • Added 13 new 1960’s Retro Courts for the 60’s Mods – courtesy Chops
  • Rosters accurate as of 8/12/2014

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 Live 15 Hands-On Impressions (

NBA Live 15 - Stadium Background

Gaetano “Xbot” Prestia of has posted some hands-on impressions of NBA Live 15, which you can check out here. His impressions were mostly positive, noting that while there is still much work to be done, the early build that he played is already showing a huge improvement over NBA Live 14.

He also confirms a few of the additions and improvements that were discussed in our interview with Sean O’Brien, such as tweaks to shooting mechanics and the addition of indicators which provide feedback on shot quality. Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy’s commentary was also described as being less mechanical.

It’s worth a read while we wait for some gameplay footage to come through, so check it out and feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

NBA 2K15 News Roundup

NBA 2K15: Kevin Durant

Although the biggest NBA 2K15 related news in the past 24 hours as far as our community is concerned is the reveal that the PC version will be a fully featured port of the PlayStation 4/Xbox One release, there are some other developments that I’d like to quickly recap.

For those who missed it, NBA 2K15’s soundtrack – curated by Pharrell – has been revealed, and is available to listen to on Spotify. You can also check out the complete track list below.

We also have our first screenshot of the PC version, featuring cover player Kevin Durant! You can check that out below, as well as in our NBA 2K15 Screenshots gallery.

Finally, a handful of off-screen gameplay videos have come out of Gamescom 2014, which I’ve embedded below as well. Be sure to join in all of the latest discussion in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum!

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