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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

“Now and Then” Showdown in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team

"Now and Then" Showdown in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team

Even with NBA Live 15 right around the corner, new content continues to be added to NBA Live 14. The “Now and Then” Showdown challenge is now available in Ultimate Team, pitting you against three current teams that feature NBA Legends with boosted ratings. The teams are the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, and Utah Jazz, and the Showdown expires on September 9th.

As previously mentioned, NBA Live 14 has quietly received a few content updates recently that have had an impact on gameplay, while new rosters featuring offseason movement – and presumably this year’s rookie crop as well – are also in the works, and should be coming through soon.

If you’re still playing NBA Live 14, feel free to join in the discussion here in the Forum. You can also find the latest NBA Live 15 news and previews here, and talk about this year’s game here.

Press Row Podcast Interview with NBA 2K15’s Rob Jones

NBA 2K15: James Harden

Rob Jones, senior producer on NBA 2K15, joined Operation Sports’ Press Row Podcast for an in-depth and candid interview, in which he discussed the making of this year’s game. Host Rich Grisham chats with Rob about a variety of topics including the planning that went into NBA 2K15, the controversy with Virtual Currency in NBA 2K14 and the move away from VC paywalls this year, and of course, core gameplay and game modes.

It’s definitely worth a listen, so be sure to tune in for an insight into the development of NBA 2K15. If you’re looking for the latest NBA 2K15 info, don’t forget to check out Game Informer’s preview of MyGM. You’ll also definitely want to watch the Yakkem Trailer, and you can find some screenshots here in our gallery.

As always, feel free to have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion that’s taking place in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Time for some weekend file additions! Today’s new files for NBA 2K14 PC include faces, jerseys, and an updated arena for the New Orleans Pelicans. Pick them all up at the links below!

KevinParker13
Michael Jordan Faces
Ron Artest Faces

FROWARDAXL83
Brandon Jennings Face

retroman
2013-2014 Smoothie King Center in New Orleans

pinoy21
Phoenix Suns Jersey Update

JR15, Vino, FIBA Baller & Asherwel
FIBA 2K14 CF Pack – Slovenia Complete Non-NBA 2K CFs

A Few More NBA Live 15 Screenshots

NBA Live 15: Dwyane Wade

We have a few new NBA Live 15 screenshots to share today, including another shot of Dwyane Wade, a glimpse at the adidas practice arena, and a quick peek at the LIVE Season menu. You can check them out below, or over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Thanks to TBM for passing along the Dwyane Wade screenshot. Be sure to check out some screenshots from the Visuals Trailer, as well as the trailer itself. If you’re looking for the latest information on NBA Live 15, you can check out the official Features List, and of course, tune in to our in-depth interview with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien.

While we’re waiting for more info and previews, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Read More

The Friday Five: 5 Ideas for the Future of NBA Live

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.

Information and preview media for NBA Live 15 is starting to flow more freely, as we’re coming up on a month left until the game’s release. I definitely liked what I saw in the Visuals Trailer, as I feel that the game is looking like a big improvement over NBA Live 14. As I mentioned in Episode #93 of the NLSC Podcast, I’ve pre-ordered my copy of NBA Live 15 and am really looking forward to October 9th, which is when the game will be available here in Australia. If you’re in North America, you can of course get your hands on the game come October 7th.

However, as we see more of and learn more about NBA Live 15, I’m not only eager to get my hands on this year’s game and see how it plays, I’m also thinking about what can be done in future games. After all, as we get a clearer picture of NBA Live 15, we’re also finding out which things have had to go on the backburner during this production cycle, with an eye towards implementing them in NBA Live 16 and beyond. So, for this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking a look at some ideas for the future of the NBA Live series.

Read More

NLSC Podcast – Episode #93

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #93 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane and I are your hosts this week, as we discuss the NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 trailers, screenshots and previews for both games, and chat a little about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Please note that the latest news on MyGM broke after we recorded, so we’ll be talking about that in next week’s episode.

  • Arcane is welcomed back to the show, following a five week absence.
  • We had our first glimpse of NBA Live 15 in action in the form of the Visuals Trailer. What did we think of it?
  • NBA Live 15’s official Features List was also revealed. We break down the points of emphasis in this year’s game.
  • Since Arcane has missed a few shows, he provides his thoughts on the Yakkem Trailer and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15.
  • We discuss the NBA 2K15 tidbits that came out of this week’s live stream, as well as the latest screenshots and preview snippets.
  • We talk a little about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, providing some live reactions (well, live at the time of recording) to the Australia vs. Angola game.
  • Andre Iguodala and Steven Adams provide some Tweets for us to close the show on.

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.

Details on MyGM in NBA 2K15 (Game Informer)

Scouting in NBA 2K15's MyGM

Matt Bertz of Game Informer has posted an in-depth preview of MyGM in NBA 2K15, providing 29 facts about this year’s mode. Needless to say, a lot of great work has gone into MyGM year, adding depth, enhancing features, and addressing some concerns.

Key improvements have been made to the conversation system, owner demands are now more dynamic, and press and players alike will hold you accountable for your words. Total Sim Control has been replaced by the Coach Gameplan, rookie scouting has been revamped and expanded with the simulation of a full college season each year, and there have been improvements to the player progression and injury systems.

In very welcome news, there has also been a move away from the approach to Virtual Currency that we saw in last year’s iteration of MyGM mode. Although boosts will still be available to purchase through VC, basic functionality such as lineup management and trades will not be behind a VC wall. Perks and extras can also be earned without VC, so VC will be more of a shortcut than a necessity.

Be sure to check out the article for the full scoop! Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

With the latest batch of file additions, we now have over 1400 files for NBA 2K14 in our Downloads section; a huge thanks as always to all of our regular contributors! Today’s new and updated files include faces, rosters, jerseys and more. Please see below for all the download links.

AmaroWaade
Kevin Love Face [AmaroWaade]

Phoenix89
Next Gen PC Faces – All Faces

Emojigod
AAU Basketball 2K14 [v9] (Updated to v9.0)

MGX
Michael Jordan Late 90s Face

Albys
Albys Realistic Roster and Gameplay (Updated to v5.1)

pinoy21
Golden State Warriors Jersey Update

Screenshots from the NBA Live 15 Visuals Trailer

NBA Live 15: Russell Westbrook

EA Sports has released five new screenshots of NBA Live 15, taken from the Visuals Trailer that came out yesterday. The screens, which feature Dwyane Wade, Dion Waiters, Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Nate Robinson, Nerlens Noel, and Russell Westbrook, have been added to our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery. You can also check them out below, after the jump.

If you missed the trailer yesterday, you can also check it out below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. The official Features List has also been revealed, providing an overview of what to expect in this year’s game. And of course, if you haven’t tuned in to it yet, we gained a huge insight into NBA Live 15 in our chat with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien in Episode #90 of the NLSC Podcast.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, and join in the discussion of the screenshots, Visuals Trailer, our interview and more in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

Read More

First NBA 2K15 Ratings Reveal

NBA 2K15: Norris Cole & Udonis Haslem

As promised in this week’s live stream, 2K Sports has begun reveal the overall ratings for all the players in NBA 2K15, beginning at the bottom and working their way to the top. The following ratings are the first to be revealed:

  • Jannero Pargo (67)
  • Gal Mekel (67)
  • Jeff Ayres (67)
  • Johnny O’Bryant (67)
  • Cole Aldrich (67)
  • Aaron Gray (67)
  • Miroslav Raduljica (67)
  • Josh Powell (67)
  • Solomon Hill (66)
  • Luke Babbitt (66)
  • Cameron Bairstow (66)
  • Malcolm Thomas (66)
  • Dewayne Dedmon (66)
  • Joel Anthony (66)
  • Victor Claver (66)
  • Reggie Williams (66)
  • Sergey Karasev (66)
  • Donald Sloan (65)
  • Brendan Haywood (65)
  • Brandon Davies (65)
  • Hasheem Thabeet (65)
  • Josh Huestis (65)
  • Shavlik Randolph (64)
  • Bruno Caboclo (64)

2K Developer Mike Stauffer (aka bedwardsroy19) has clarified that the ratings that are being revealed are for players that will be on an NBA roster out of the box. As usual, player movement that takes place after the game ships will be accounted for in an official roster update.

More ratings will be revealed as the official NBA 2K Twitter account gains more followers. Your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.