New Pre-Trade Deadline Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster update for NBA Live 15 has been pushed through, accurate as of just before this year’s trade deadline. As such, it doesn’t include any of the deals that have gone down today, but at a glance, it appears as though several player ratings have been updated.

Notably, Slam Dunk Champion Zach LaVine and Three-Point Shootout Champion Stephen Curry have received minor boosts to their Dunk and Three-Point ratings respectively, an increase of 73 to 77 for LaVine, and small jump of 92 to 93 for Curry. Both players currently have All-Star edition cards in Ultimate Team, which boost those ratings to 98.

It also seems that the starting line-up for the West All-Stars hasn’t been updated as yet, as Dirk Nowitzki is still starting ahead of LaMarcus Aldridge, who ultimately got the nod after Anthony Davis was ruled out due to injury. With the trade deadline done and dusted, I expect that another roster will be on the way very soon with all of the new transactions, as well as updated line-ups and ratings.

As always, feel free to post any feedback on the rosters here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Latest Legends, All-Star Cards in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

Spud Webb and Yao Ming are the next two Legends who will be available in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team. They’ll be randomly available in packs beginning this weekend, and can currently be faced in a Fantasy Challenge.

YAO MING, HOUSTON ROCKETS C
At 7’6, Yao was one of the most physically imposing and skilled centers in NBA history. He made eight All-Star Games despite having his career cut short by a number of injuries.

SPUD WEBB, ATLANTA HAWKS G
Despite standing just 5’7, Webb won the 1986 Slam Dunk Contest and averaged nearly 10 PPG across 12 seasons and five different teams.

Speaking of new Ultimate Team content, a few 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend player cards are now available. All-Star MVP Russell Westbrook’s card features boosted ratings across the board, Slam Dunk Contest Champion Zach LaVine’s card boosts his Dunk rating to 98 (currently 73 in the regular rosters!), and Three-Point Shootout Champion Stephen Curry has a three-point rating of 98 (compared to 92 in the regular roster). You can check out some screenshots of the All-Star cards below.

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File Additions for NBA 2K15

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K15 PC today, as Basagre28 has uploaded a new face update for LeBron James. You can check it out at the link below!

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LeBron James Face

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include updated rosters, 2015 All-Star Weekend art, new scoreboards, and a next gen arm pack. Check them all out at the links below!

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2015 NBA All-Star Weekend Presentation
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v1.4)

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CBS Fantasy Scoreboard (Updated to v3.0)
Fantasy NBC Scoreboard (Updated to v3.0)

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Next Gen Arms Pack 1

Ultimate Base Roster V29 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

A new version of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC by HAWK23 and company is available now! The latest release updates the current season rosters through the 2015 All-Star Weekend, adds some new faces to retro season mods, and much more. Key features of V29 are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (2/16/15)
  • Added ~15 new portraits (current and retro)
  • Added ~25 year-specific retro cyberfaces throughout retro season rosters
  • Added real 2015 All-Star courts for Madison Square Garden & Barclays Center
  • Added correct 2015 All-Star Game logos to 3-point/dunk contests
  • Tweaked the 2000’s Rosters to add better accuracy (added some missing obscure players)
  • Fixed any remaining retro coaches who were headless or who had black hands
  • Fixed a few retro cyberfaces that were showing up incorrectly in season mods
  • Rosters accurate as of 2/16/2015

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.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #110

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Episode #110 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Last week, Arcane and I made our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend, so this week, we’re following up on our picks and giving our thoughts on everything that went down. As always, we also cover the latest in basketball video gaming news.

  • NBA Live 15 received two roster updates over the past week, as well as a content update which included the All-Star court and jerseys, and over 100 bug fixes.
  • NBA 2K15 PC was Free to Play on Steam over the weekend, and available to buy at a 50% discount.
  • Some recent eBay purchases lead to another discussion about retro basketball gaming.
  • Amar’e Stoudemire will reportedly be bought out by the Knicks, and will likely sign with the Mavericks. We consider what kind of impact he might have.
  • As you may have expected, we didn’t do so well on our predictions for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend. Nevertheless, we give our thoughts on all of the events.
  • Do today’s players need a bit more of a competitive edge, or even somewhat of a dislike for each other?
  • Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks get burned by Not Bill Walton on Twitter, again.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off 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.

All-Star Weekend Roster Update for NBA Live 15

Another roster update was pushed through for NBA Live 15 over the weekend, updating the All-Star line-ups with all of the injury replacements. It also adds James Harden and Klay Thompson to the starting line-up for the West, as per coach Steve Kerr’s announcement.

Additionally, the Mo Williams trade has now been included, bringing the NBA team rosters completely up to date. As usual, the players involved in the deal won’t be playable in Tip Off until they’ve played a game for their new teams, as Tip Off rosters are powered by the latest Synergy data.

Remember that you can post any feedback on the NBA Live 15 rosters here in our Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K15

Pick up a couple of face updates for LeBron James and Deron Williams in today’s file additions for NBA 2K15 PC! Please see below for the download links.

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LeBron James Face

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Deron Williams Face (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

I hope everyone is enjoying the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend so far! We have a couple of All-Star updates in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, as well as some scoreboards, faces, and a few other releases. Please see below for all the download links!

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Spalding All-Star Game 2015 Money Ball
2015 Phoenix Suns Uniforms

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Justise Winslow Face

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CBS Fantasy Scoreboard (Updated to v3.0)
Fantasy NBC Scoreboard (Updated to v2.1)
NLSC Scoreboard (Updated to v2.0)

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Crazy Serbs’s Hip Hop Playlist

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Carmelo Anthony and Joe Johnson HD Faces

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Italian Watemarks Pack

NBA 2K15 Free to Play on Steam, 50% Off Through Monday

2K Sports are celebrating the 2015 All-Star Weekend with a Free to Play weekend for NBA 2K15 PC on Steam. If you’re not sure whether or not your PC can run the game, or you’d just like to try before you buy, this is a perfect opportunity. Please note that it’s a large download (over 40 GB, including patches), so if you want to try it out, start installing it now!

If you’re looking to buy the game right now, or you feel like picking it up after trying it out with Free to Play over the weekend, it will also be available at a 50% discount through until Monday.

Trio of Dunking Legends Coming to NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

This week’s new Legends in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team are “The Human Highlight Film” Dominique Wilkins, “Dr J.” Julius Erving, and Darryl Dawkins, aka “Chocolate Thunder”. The trio of devastating and dynamic dunkers will be available in random packs beginning this weekend, and can currently be faced in a Fantasy Challenge.

JULIUS “DR. J” ERVING, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS F
Dr. J is one of the game’s all-time greats, known for his signature dunks. After starring in the ABA, he helped lead the Philadelphia 76ers to the 1983 NBA Championship.

DOMINIQUE WILKINS, ATLANTA HAWKS F
“The Human Highlight Reel” followed in Dr. J’s footsteps as a devastating dunker. He made nine All-Star teams and averaged nearly 25 PPG in his career.

DARRYL DAWKINS, PHILADELPHIA 76ERS C
Dawkins was another of the NBA’s best dunkers, and shattered a couple of backboards in his career. He shot over 57 percent in his career.

Feel free to join in the Ultimate Team discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

The Friday Five: 5 Memorable All-Star Weekend Moments

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.

I was originally going to post my predictions for the 2015 All-Star Weekend in this week’s Friday Five, but Arcane and I ended up discussing our picks in Episode #109 of the NLSC Podcast. So, rather than repeat myself in written form, I’ll simply invite you to go back and listen to the show if you’re interested in my predictions, and talk about something else related to All-Star Weekend.

I’ve instead decided to list five memorable moments from All-Star Weekends gone by. It’s not a Top 5 countdown of the greatest or most well-known moments, nor a list of my absolute favourite moments, as those would probably all be Michael Jordan related. MJ does feature a couple of times in this list – you knew he would – but I’m also picking a couple of other moments that stand out in my memory, and not all of them are highlight plays. Without any further ado, here are five memorable All-Star Weekend moments, that you may or may not recall.

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Ultimate Base Roster V28 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have released a new version (V28) of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC. The latest release includes a new part that you must download, so be sure to read the description carefully. Key features of V28 include:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (George Karl) (2/12/15)
  • Tweaked the 2015 East and West All-Star Teams
  • Tweaked the 2015 Shooting Stars and Dunkers All-Star Teams
  • Tweaked the 2015 Rising Stars U.S. and World Teams
  • Added new courts for the 1997 Mod (NBA at 50) – courtesy Retro
  • Added new stadium files for the 80’s and early 90’s Bulls – courtesy Bird33
  • Added hundreds of new jerseys that will be implemented in the coming weeks – courtesy Dwade
  • Added ~60 current-look cyberfaces for the current roster (no CFs overwritten)
  • Added ~15 retro cyberfaces throughout retro season rosters (no CFs overwritten)
  • Rosters accurate as of 2/12/2015

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.

February 11th Roster & Content Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster and content update has been pushed through for NBA Live 15. In addition to the latest lineups and transactions, the new roster also includes the 2015 All-Star court and jerseys. At a glance, both are looking accurate.

As usual, several player ratings have been updated, as the latest roster includes over 3300 changes to 438 players. The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside is one of the biggest movers in the latest roster, as his overall rating has jumped another three points following his impressive play in January. Check out this spreadsheet for a complete list of changes.

Finally, over 100 bug fixes have also been included in the latest update, though no further details are available at this time. If you’ve got any feedback on the rosters, feel free to post it in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 2000

A couple of dedicated and talented folks are still creating great updates for NBA Live 2000 PC, and two new files have been added today: faces for Nick Young and Robert Sacre. If you’d like to fire up NBA Live 2000 and check them out, you can download them at the links below.

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Nick Young Face Patch
Robert Sacre Face Patch