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.

pinoy21
Portland Trail Blazers Jersey Update
Houston Rockets Jersey Update

MGX
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

Maoming
How to Edit Tunedata in NBA 2K14

JmrC
Derrick Rose Face by JmrC
James Harden Face by JmrC

FIBA Baller, dwadeflash03, Makis
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.

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.

NBA Live 15 Developers on upcoming NLSC Podcast; Submit Your Questions!

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

Stay tuned, because we’ve got some more special guests coming up in future episodes of the NLSC Podcast! I’m pleased to announce that we’re currently arranging to have another chat with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, as well as Gameplay Producer Connor Dougan, in an upcoming show.

Needless to say, we already have a lot of topics and questions in mind, but if there’s anything specific that you’d like us to ask about, we’re certainly welcoming your submissions. We’ll be recording the interview towards the end of the month, so be sure to submit your questions ASAP! Hit us up in here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum, as well as in the comments below, or via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

In our previous interview with Sean O’Brien, we got a lot of great info on this year’s game, so we’re looking forward to getting a deeper insight into NBA Live 15 in our upcoming chat. If you haven’t yet tuned into Episode #90, be sure to give it a listen!

Leftos Appearing On The NLSC Podcast; Submit Your Questions!

Leftos Toon

We’re excited to announce that our good friend, former NLSC staff member and current NBA 2K15 Developer Leftos has been given the approval to join us for an upcoming episode of the NLSC Podcast! We’ll be chatting to Leftos about his first year at Visual Concepts, as well as getting some insight into MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15.

We know that you all have a lot of questions about those modes, and we’d like to get as many of them answered as possible. To that end, be sure to submit any questions you have ASAP! Feel free to post them in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum. You can also hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.

Look out for the episode to be released in the next week!

Two New NBA Live 15 Screenshots

NBA Live 15: Victor Oladipo

A couple of new NBA Live 15 screenshots have been released in the past day or so: another arena shot, this time spotlighting the Portland Trail Blazers’ Moda Center, and a close-up of Victor Oladipo, who is of course part of NBA Live’s athlete lineup. You can check out the full-size images below, or over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

During yesterday’s Twitter Q&A with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, Victor Oladipo’s overall rating was revealed to be 82. Check out our recap of the Q&A for more details on this year’s game, as well as the first gameplay blog and an open letter from Sean to the community, which talks about the decision to push back the game’s release until October 28th. The gameplay blog also includes some snippets of raw gameplay footage.

As always, the comments section is open to your thoughts on the latest previews and information, and you can join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Taking a break from all the NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news for a moment, we have some new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s new files include a pack of coach faces, a few player faces, and a couple of jersey updates. Please see below for all the download links!

JmrC
Coach CF Pack (6 Coaches)

AllenIverson333
Blonde Jason Williams Face
Jason Kidd 2001-2008 Face

pinoy21
Utah Jazz Jersey Update
Atlanta Hawks Jersey Update

FROWARDAXL83
Dion Waiters Face

Recap of Latest Twitter Q&A with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien

NBA Live 15 - #AskObes Q&A

In the wake of confirming that the release of NBA Live 15 has been pushed back to October 28th, Executive Producer Sean O’Brien took over the official NBA Live Twitter to answer questions from the fans. Sean mentioned a few of the things that the team will be working on in the additional three weeks of development, as well as what to expect from certain modes and features.

Following the Q&A on the official NBA Live Twitter, Sean also answered a few more questions via his personal account. I’ve recapped all the information below, and also embedded the original Tweets. More developer blogs and preview media will be on the way soon; we’re also arranging to get Sean back on the NLSC Podcast for another chat, so look out for that in the coming weeks. If you still haven’t tuned in to our previous interview, you can check it out here.

As always, you can add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

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More Info on MyGM & MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15; Answers from Leftos

Scouting in NBA 2K15's MyGM

NBA 2K15 developers Leftos (whom we lovingly refer to as OurLEFTOS) and Dave Zdyrko have been posting some additional information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE over in the Operation Sports forums. Leftos has kindly compiled all the tidbits in a thread that you can find here in the NBA 2K15 section of our Forum.

I’ve also summarised the info below, but if you have any additional questions, Leftos is offering up answers in the aforementioned thread. Please note that he can only talk about stuff that’s already been revealed, so if you’re looking for a scoop, then you’ll be disappointed. However, if you’re looking for clarification on any of the features that have already been mentioned, ask away!

As always, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

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NBA Live 15 Pushed Back to October 28th; Gameplay Blog & Footage

Damian Lillard in NBA Live 15

In a surprising move, NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien has revealed in an open letter that the game has been pushed back to October 28th, after initially being slated to release October 7th, alongside NBA 2K15. A few sites including Operation Sports picked up on the story after the new release date was spotted on the game’s official website, with Sean’s open letter providing official confirmation and an explanation of the situation.

In the letter, Sean speaks about the game positively, and indicates that the team wants to take a few additional weeks to really polish the game, indicating a desire to deliver the best product possible. The new release date coincides with the start of the 2014/2015 regular season.

The announcement has also been accompanied by the first gameplay blog, which not only talks about the improvements that have been made this year, but also features a few snippets of gameplay footage. You can check out the work-in-progress clips below.

Hopefully, we don’t see a repeat of the situation with NBA Elite 11 or NBA Live 13, however the reaction to NBA Live 15 so far has been far more positive, and the open letter certainly sounds optimistic. More information is coming soon, but in the meantime, have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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New NBA 2K15 Trailer: Watching Your Every Move

NBA 2K15: John Wall

2K Sports has posted a new NBA 2K15 trailer, featuring Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson. Titled “Watching Your Every Move”, it shows off the retro teams in this year’s game, as Shaq and EJ comment on the gameplay, and the gamer’s initial struggle at properly utilising Shaq’s video game counterpart.

You can check out the trailer below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. As seen in the Yakkem Trailer, Shaq and EJ’s likenesses will appear in NBA 2K15, providing an all-new halftime show.

Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum. Thanks to mantazzo for the heads up.

Dumb Mondays: MyCAREER Hypocrisy

Dumb Mondays

This is Dumb Mondays, tipping off the workweek with silly facts, opinions, or predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This is JaoSming’s feature, but he’s a little short on time and availability at the moment, so I’m filling in for him.

If you’re a regular listener of the NLSC Podcast – and you absolutely should be! – then you’ve probably heard me complain on multiple occasions about the scripted approach to MyCAREER in NBA 2K14 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That’s just a matter of personal taste, but I do have another gripe that I’m sure quite a few people will agree with. In short, the grading logic in MyCAREER could stand to be tweaked, as it seems to be geared more towards punishing mistakes than rewarding good play.

And frankly, it’s making a filthy hypocrite out of me.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re tipping off a new week here at the NLSC with a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14. Today’s additions include the final version of JaoSming’s NBA Street 2K14 mod, and a New Orleans Pelicans jersey update by pinoy21. Pick them both up at the links below!

JaoSming
NBA Street 2K14 (Updated to Final version)

pinoy21
New Orleans Pelicans Jersey Update