NBA Live Developer Chat on the Press Row Podcast

NBA Live 15: LeBron James

The 107th episode of Operation Sports’ Press Row Podcast features a chat with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien and Producer Connor Dougan. The guys talk about their approach to developing NBA Live 15, as well as the future of the series, so be sure to tune in and give it a listen!

If you’d like a further insight into the development of NBA Live 15 and the current team’s vision, I invite you to check out our lengthy chat with Sean in Episode #90 of the NLSC Podcast; we also conducted a follow-up interview with Sean in Episode #99. And for those who may have missed it, we released our 100th episode of the Podcast earlier this week, featuring some pre-recorded interviews with NLSC co-founder Tim Tschirner, as well as our good friends and former NLSC staff members Leftos and JaoSming.

The Friday Five: 5 Early Impressions of NBA Live 15

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.

NBA Live 15 is available now – on shelves and in digital format – and in the short time that it’s been out, gamers have been sharing their views on this year’s release from EA Sports. On the whole, the reception seems to be more positive than last year, with a lot of gamers feeling that while there’s still much work to be done, NBA Live 15 represents a noteworthy step up from NBA Live 14.

Personally, I’m inclined to agree with that sentiment. I certainly have my criticisms, and would like to see continued improvement in all areas of the game, but I’ve also enjoyed my time with it so far, and have seen quite a few things that I do like. I’ll be sharing plenty of detailed thoughts on NBA Live 15 in the coming weeks, but for this week’s Friday Five, I thought that I’d discuss some of my initial impressions of this year’s game. So, without any further ado, here are my thoughts on NBA Live 15 after the first few days of playing it.

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NBA 2K15 PC Free to Play on Steam This Weekend

NBA 2K15: Anthony Davis

If you haven’t yet picked up NBA 2K15 on PC, you may be interested to know that it will be Free to Play on Steam over the weekend. In the absence of a demo, this provides a good opportunity to check out the game and see how well it will run on your rig, if that’s been holding you back from buying it.

Speaking of the PC version of NBA 2K15, the community is still figuring things out as far as the file formats are concerned, but you can keep tabs on the progress being made here. Once again, for anyone who’s experiencing any technical difficulties, Leftos has been going above and beyond with his support in the NLSC Forum. Be sure to check out the stickied threads in the main NBA 2K15 section for more information.

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

With the 2014/2015 season tipping off, ModManZZZ has updated his current rosters for NBA Live 2004 PC. Check them out at the link below!

ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update (Updated to v5.0)

Also, don’t forget to pick up the main pack of art files here.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, including player faces, retro jerseys, and a couple of Draft Classes. Download them all at the links below!

Devyn Marble Face

Kirk Hinrich Face

1977/78 Detroit Pistons Uniforms

King Mellow
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2015 DC) (Updated to v2.4)
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2017 DC)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

A new version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT update is available in today’s file additions for NBA Live 08. Pick it up at the link below!

SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.6)

First Content Updates for NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15: Jabari Parker

The first content updates for NBA Live 15 have been pushed through, including current rosters, court and jersey updates, and even some animation fixes. A complete list of updates is as follows:

  • Updated scanned player heads for Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Kawhi Leonard and Carmelo Anthony.
  • Updated San Antonio Spurs Championship jerseys.
  • Cleveland, New Orleans, and Charlotte courts have been updated.
  • Updated jersey icons for MIN alternate, MIA Floridians (Hardwood Classics), PHI road, CLE alt 2.
  • Updated accessory colours for new Cavaliers uniforms.
  • Updated “Pull The Chair” Post Move.
  • Updated catch animations on inbound passes.
  • Updated “Up and Under” layup animations.
  • Updated team shoe colours for the Sacramento Kings.
  • Jordan shoes updated for players in Rookie Showcase.
  • Steal rating updated for Kris Humphries and Jordan Hamilton.
  • Updated accessories on several players
  • Updated rosters to reflect recent player moves.
  • Updated player shoes in the All-Star game.
  • Moved some players to the Free Agency Pool.
  • Updated player portraits in LIVE Ultimate Team
  • Info updated on several players, including playstyles, positions, jersey numbers and more.
  • Foot planting with pump fakes has been updated.
  • Shot timing updated for free throws.

Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

NBA Live 15 Out Today

NBA Live 15: LeBron James

October 28th has arrived, which means NBA Live 15 is out today! Several people have already gotten their hands on the game in the past 24 hours, including Arcane and myself (which in our case, is also a couple of days before the Australian release). Whether you’re picking up the full version of the game, checking out the six hour trial on Xbox One, or giving the PlayStation 4 demo a look, we invite you to join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum!

A few threads of note:

So, whatever you’ve got to say about the game (or the demo/trial), whatever media you’d care to share, get involved in the conversation!

NLSC Podcast – Episode #100

NLSC Podcast Logo

Well, we made it: one hundred episodes of the NLSC Podcast! We’ve lined up some special guests to mark the occasion, in addition to our usual chatter about NBA Live, NBA 2K, and the real NBA. It’s a longer show than usual this week, but we hope that you enjoy it!

  • NBA Live 15 is out this week. Don’t forget to check out our latest interview with Sean O’Brien in Episode #99!
  • The past week has brought us some more details on Ultimate Team, as well as a video on defensive improvements.
  • Xbox One users have been able to preview NBA Live 15 via EA Access, and there have been some positive and promising impressions so far.
  • We chat about some other NBA Live 15 content, including the Tips & Tricks videos, some screenshots we received from EA, and the raw gameplay footage that has been posted.
  • The first patch for NBA 2K15 is out on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The PC has also received a second patch, addressing some technical issues. More updates are in the pipeline.
  • Leftos has been going above and beyond with support in the NLSC Forum, as 2K have been working hard on addressing issues with the PC version. We certainly appreciate the efforts!
  • We cover the latest modding developments for NBA 2K15 PC, as a couple of people in our community have been making great progress.
  • Arcane provides his initial impressions of NBA 2K15 on PlayStation 4.
  • In our first pre-recorded interview, we welcome JaoSming and Leftos back to the show. We discuss the Podcast, give JaoSming a proper send-off, and naturally, rib one another.
  • Andrew chats to NLSC co-founder Tim Tschirner, who reflects on the early days of the site, and talks about his time as a developer on NBA Live.
  • There’s an obligatory NBL reference, as we discuss the Josh Childress incident.
  • The NBA season is about to tip off! We discuss Kawhi Leonard’s future with the San Antonio Spurs, injury woes for Steve Nash and Jason Richardson, and a couple of Aussies who have been waived.
  • We end the show with some reflections on 100 episodes, and this week’s Cool Fact.

Click Play to listen to the show!

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. Thanks for your support through the first one hundred episodes!

NBA Live 15 Tips & Tricks Section (Official Website)

NBA Live 15: Jabari Parker

For those who may have missed it, the Tips & Tricks section over on the official NBA Live website has been updated for NBA Live 15. It now contains a rundown of the controls for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as tutorial videos that explain the basics, dribbling moves, passing, post play, and more.

The section also includes a video demonstrating the adidas Learn LIVE tutorials, featuring cover player Damian Lillard. adidas Learn LIVE represents the development team’s aim to provide better onboarding in NBA Live 15, as Lillard walks the user through all the controls in a 1-on-1 lesson.

NBA Live 15 is set to hit store shelves tomorrow. As always, we invite you to discuss the game here in the NLSC Forum!

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

We’re tipping off the week with a new file addition for NBA Live 2005, as Cpt(K) has uploaded an ENB tweak for the game. Check out a preview and download it at the link below!

NBA Live 2005 ENB

File Additions for NBA 2K11

NBA 2K11 Cover Art

For those who are still playing NBA 2K11 PC, or would like to check it out again, levynagy has updated his set of sliders. You can check them out at the link below!

Levy’s Sliders (Updated to v3.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA Live 08: a gear update for Kevin Durant, a new ENB tweak, and the latest version of the SUPERSTAR AIACT. Check them all out at the links below!

Realistic Kevin Durant Patch (With Full Gear)

NBA Live 08 ENB

SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.5)

File Additions for NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

We’re still figuring out all the file formats for NBA 2K15 PC, but nesa24 has made some great progress in that regard, to the point of being able to release a beta version of a file manager tool. KevinParker13 has also released a new SweetFX tweak for the game. You can pick up both releases at the links below!

Blue SweetFX

NBA 2K15 FileManager

New Official Court Updates for NBA 2K15

Cleveland Cavaliers' Updated Court in NBA 2K15

2K Sports have pushed through some official court updates for NBA 2K15 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, featuring the new designs for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Sacramento Kings.

The new courts will come through automatically as long as your PC or console is connected to the Internet. You can check out some screenshots of the six updated courts below.

Which of these new court designs for the 2014/2015 season is your favourite? Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

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