Updated Rosters Now Available for NBA Live 14; Other Updates

LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA Live 14

The previously announced offseason roster update for NBA Live 14 has now been pushed through. The new rosters account for major and minor transactions alike, as you’ll find LeBron James and Kevin Love on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pau Gasol and Aaron Brooks on the Chicago Bulls, Isaiah Thomas on the Phoenix Suns, and so on. At a glance, it seems that everyone who was in the final 2013/2014 roster is on their correct squad.

There are some inaccuracies, however. It doesn’t appear as though any jersey numbers have been updated, as LeBron James is still wearing #6, while Kevin Love still sports #42. Udonis Haslem is also starting at point guard for the Miami Heat, and unfortunately none of the Class of 2014 rookies have been added to the game. It remains to be seen whether any further roster updates will be pushed through.

NBA Live 14 also continues to receive a few other content updates, presumably implementing a few things that the development team has been working on for NBA Live 15. Having played a few games today, there seems to a bit more smoothness to some of the animations, and it also appears as though some new dunks and layups have been quietly added. If you own NBA Live 14 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, fire it up to check out the new rosters, and let me know if you notice any difference after the most recent content update.

Scan Your Face in NBA 2K15 (PS4/X1)

Ronnie 2K's Face Scan in NBA 2K15

2K Sports has revealed that NBA 2K15 will include a brand new new face scanning feature, which will allow gamers to put their face into the game. Within about 30 seconds, you can accurately scan your face into NBA 2K15 using the PlayStation camera or the Kinect, and put it to use in MyCAREER and MyGM. Deep customisation options also allow you to further sculpt your face once it’s been scanned.

The feature is only available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K15. You can watch a trailer with Ronnie 2K demonstrating the face scanning tech below, or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. You can also check out a more humourous take on face scanning in this skit featuring James Harden.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #95 (Leftos Interview)

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For the first time since Episode #37, Leftos is making an appearance on the NLSC Podcast! In his triumphant return to digital broadcasting, Leftos talks a little about what it’s like to be a developer on NBA 2K15, his first year at Visual Concepts, and offers some advice on how to break into the industry.

Leftos was also able to give us a great deal of information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15, expanding on some recent blogs and interviews, and letting us know about a few things that haven’t been talked about too much. In addition to explaining the basic features and differences between the two modes, Leftos gives us some in-depth insight into player progression and regression, the injury system, customisation options, and much, much more.

We were also able to get a lot of the community’s questions about MyGM and MyLEAGUE answered, so if you’re looking forward to those two modes in NBA 2K15, be sure to tune in to Episode #95!

A huge thanks to Leftos once again for coming on the Podcast, as it was great to chat to him again! As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, either in the comments below, or here in the Forum.

More Screenshots & Information on Shoes in NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15: Air Jordan IV

A new developer blog has been posted over on the official NBA Live website, providing some more screenshots and information on the shoes in NBA Live 15. The blog specifically mentions that the development team utilised their scanning technology to ensure the same level of detail on shoes as the players’ faces, which is something they’ve also done for jerseys, accessories, and even the basketball itself.

In addition to giving us a glimpse of what the shoes look like in-game, the blog has also provided us with a shortlist of some of the sneakers that will be available in NBA Live 15. It also confirms that new shoes will be added throughout the season.

Check out the screenshots and a list of the shoes below, and feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section. You can also join in the discussion taking place in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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NBA 2K15 Trailer: The Land

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15 Cover Announcement

A new trailer for NBA 2K15 has been released, titled “The Land”. It confirms that starting lineup introductions have been added in this year’s game, specifically showcasing the introduction for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With the release of NBA 2K15 just three weeks away, the information and previews are steadily pouring in. I’m pleased to announce that our chat with Leftos will be posted later on today, in Episode #95 of the NLSC Podcast. Be sure to tune in for some great information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE!

You can check out “The Land” Trailer below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Pick up a couple of jerseys and a player face in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC!

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Toronto Raptors Jersey Update
Boston Celtics Jersey Update (Updated to v2.0)

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Miroslav Raduljica Face [Dexarou]

Air Jordan Retros in NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15: Air Jordan Shoes

EA Sports has posted a couple of new NBA Live 15 screenshots, showing off some retro Air Jordan shoes in this year’s game. The screenshots confirm that the Air Jordan Is, IIIs, IVs, VIIs, and IXs will be available in NBA Live 15. You can check out both screens below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Please note that Michael Jordan himself is not expected to appear in NBA Live 15, as all signs point to him still being under an exclusive deal with 2K Sports. MJ will of course be appearing in NBA 2K15.

New developer blogs should be coming our way soon, but in case you need to get up to speed with everything that’s happening with NBA Live 15, be sure to check out the first gameplay insight, along with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien’s open letter explaining the decision to push the game’s release back to October 28th. You can also listen to our chat with Sean here, as well as submit questions for his next appearance on the NLSC Podcast. Sean also conducted a Q&A on the official NBA Live Twitter account, which we’ve recapped here. And if you haven’t already, you can check out the Visuals Trailer and official Features List.

As always, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Pick up some new player faces in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Please see below for all the download links.

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Jarvis Hayes Face
Rookie Dirk Nowtizki Face
Kyle O’Quinn Face

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Greivis Vasquez Face
J.J Barea Face
Chris Kaman Face

Six New NBA Live 15 Screenshots

NBA Live 15: Chris Paul

EA Sports released six new NBA Live 15 screenshots over the weekend, each spotlighting a different player. The featured players are Chris Paul, Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Ty Lawson, and LaMarcus Aldridge. You can check them all out below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

A huge thanks to everyone who has submitted questions for our upcoming interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien and Gameplay Producer Connor Dougan. We’ll be chatting to them later this month, so there’s still time to get your questions in. Feel free to leave them in the comments section, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, or post them in this thread.

What do you make of the latest screenshots? As always, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Finish up your weekend with some more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s additions include a tight jersey update and NBA Live 15 practice gym by Bliss, a new jersey by pinoy21, and three faces from KevinParker13. Check them all out at the links below.

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Tight Jersey Final
NBA Live 15 Practice Gym

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Gilas Pilipinas Jersey Update

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Danilo Gallinari Face
Ersan Ilyasova Face
Oscar Robertson Face

Updated List of NBA 2K15 Player Ratings

NBA 2K15 Low Resolution Chris Andersen Miami

The official NBA 2K Twitter has topped 585,000 followers, so the next batch of player overall ratings has been revealed; see below for the complete list of overalls for the players ranked 201-424. As previously mentioned by NBA 2K15 developer Mike (aka bedwardsroy19), the ratings that are being revealed are for players that will be on an NBA roster out of the box. Any player movement that has occurred after the finalisation of the rosters will be accounted for in the official updates.

The rank and ratings of the top 200 players will be officially revealed once the official Twitter account reaches 590,000 followers. However, a few of those player ratings have already leaked in various off-screen shots and videos. Feel free to have your say on the ratings in the comments below, and check out those screens and videos in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

If the latest NBA 2K15 previews have you hyped to play some NBA 2K14 PC this weekend, be sure to check out today’s file additions. The latest new and updated files include jerseys, faces, arenas, and an updated FIBA roster. Please see below for all the download links.

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Portland Trail Blazers Jersey Update
Houston Rockets Jersey Update

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Michael Jordan Late 90s Face (Updated to v2.0)

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2014-2015 Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento
2014-2015 AT&T Center in San Antonio
2014-2015 Air Canada Centre in Toronto
2014-2015 Verizon Center in Washington

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How to Edit Tunedata in NBA 2K14

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Derrick Rose Face by JmrC
James Harden Face by JmrC

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FIBA 2K14 Current MC Roster and Association Roster Without Free Agents (Updated to v1.1)

NBA 2K15 “What If?” Trailer, Details on MyTEAM

NBA 2K15: Stephen Curry

2K Sports has released a new trailer for NBA 2K15, titled “What If”. Narrated by Shaquille O’Neal, it promotes MyTEAM in this year’s game, spotlighting various historical players and placing them on current squads.

Our friends over at Operation Sports have also posted an interview with Kelly Wilson, which provides further details on what to expect from MyTEAM in NBA 2K15. The interview mentions that MyTEAM will include an Auction House, Challenges featuring “What If?” scenarios have been added (hence the name of the latest trailer), new Legends are available, and card packs are cheaper and offer a wider selection of items.

You can check out the trailer below, or watch it here over on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Be sure to check out the interview on Operation Sports and add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Patches I Always Wanted To Make

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 I’ve mentioned before, unfortunately I’m not able to commit to any big patching projects these days (particularly any current roster updates); as such, my output has slowed in recent years. While I’d never like to close the door on patching completely, it’s no longer the main content that I’m producing here at the NLSC, and I’m mostly focusing on smaller releases when I do get time to whip something up.

Of course, even while I was still patching more actively, there were ideas that I just didn’t get around to doing due to other commitments, or the project being too difficult or too time consuming to make happen. I thought I’d share some of those ideas in this week’s Friday Five, mostly just for fun and to wonder what could’ve been, but also to put the concepts out there in case anyone else in the community wants to give them a shot. So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at some patching ideas I haven’t been able to do anything with.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #94

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Tune in to Episode #94 of the NLSC Podcast, hosted by Arcane and myself! This week, we chat about NBA Live 15 being pushed back to October 28th, details on MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15, and some other news and previews for both games. Unfortunately, we did have a couple of audio issues this week, so please bear with us.

  • The release of NBA Live 15 has been pushed back until October 28th. Are we concerned, or are we still optimistic?
  • We also got our first gameplay developer blog, and some raw work-in-progress gameplay footage of NBA Live 15.
  • Executive Producer Sean O’Brien took to Twitter for a Q&A with the fans. We recap and react to the latest details on the game.
  • NBA 2K15 Senior Producer Rob Jones recently appeared on the Press Row Podcast, providing an in-depth insight into the development of this year’s game.
  • Thanks to Leftos and Dave Zdyrko, we have some further information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE. Frankly, we really like what we’re hearing about both modes.
  • We let everyone know about some upcoming interviews that we’ll be conducting on the Podcast. We’re also hoping to do something special for Episode #100, if we can arrange it.
  • Did Australia tank in the FIBA Basketball World Cup? If they did, it didn’t help them much.
  • We offer a few thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Shawn Marion receives a classy send-off from the Mavericks, and Chauncey Billups calls it a career after 17 years.
  • We wrap up the show with a word from J.R. Smith on his shoelace shenanigans.

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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.