File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 PC include the latest version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR AIACT update, and new rosters for the 2014/2015 season. Please note that I did not make these rosters and am not working on any roster updates these days, so please don’t contact me about them; be sure that you get in touch with ChicagoBulls24 with any issues you might have.

SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.8)

2014/2015 Roster Update for NBA Live 08

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We’re tipping off the week with a couple of file additions for NBA 2K15 PC, as Tha King has released two new Air Jordan shoe updates. Download them both at the links below!

Tha King
Air Jordan 3
Air Jordan 1

The Soapbox: Five NBA Players I Like Because of NBA Video Games

The Soapbox is a feature where NLSC community members can let their voices be heard on a range of topics related to basketball and basketball video games, through feature articles here on the main site. Today’s guest contributor is Kenny.

I always find it interesting how NBA video games are able to alter my perceptions. There are often songs within the soundtracks that I end up liking, despite my best efforts not to, and the same thing can happen with NBA players. While I generally like my favourite NBA players due to their performances in real life, NBA video games have also influenced me, because of the positive in-game moments I associate with particular players.

This is a list of five players that I have come to like purely because of my experience in the NBA video games I have played.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include player faces and updated 2014/2015 season rosters. Download the latest releases at the links below!

NBA 2014/2015 Rosters

James Johnson Next Gen Face

Pure NBA 2K14 Cyberfaces Updates

Wesley Matthews HD Face (Next Gen Arms)

The Friday Five: 5 Thoughts on Derrick Rose’s Future

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’m back with a new Five this week after taking a break last Friday, the result of an impromptu weekend getaway with friends (and a lack of time to have a column ready earlier in the week). Thanks again to everyone who offered up suggestions for future articles, I’ve made a note of them and will see what I can do with those topics! As it happens, one of KevinParker13’s suggestions was actually something that was on top of my list for last week’s column before I decided to skip it: my thoughts on Derrick Rose’s latest injury.

Truth be told, I’m kind of glad that I pushed this topic forward a week, as news broke following Rose’s surgery that not only offered more perspective, but also optimism. The latest procedure is not expected to put Rose on the shelf until next season, with the current prognosis projecting a return in time for the Playoffs. Nevertheless, Rose is out of action for the moment – as is Jimmy Butler – and there are still questions to ponder regarding his injury woes, and his future.

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Details on the March 5th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster update has come through for NBA Live 15, which includes the latest player movement, updates to player ratings and accessories, and a couple of fixes for team accessory colours. At a glance, the transactions seem to be accurate as of March 3rd. Additionally, the latest roster includes new Noche Latina jerseys, which are also now available in Ultimate Team.

LeBron James is once again the highest rated player in the game at 95 overall, and there are over 3700 ratings changes for 439 players in total. EA has provided a spreadsheet documenting all of the changes in the March 5th roster, which you can check out here.

As always, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as post any feedback on the rosters in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

This Week’s NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team Legends: KJ, The Glide, & Tiny

This week’s new Legends in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team are Kevin Johnson, Clyde Drexler, and Nate “Tiny” Archibald. All three will be available in random packs this weekend, and can currently be faced in a Fantasy Challenge.

The 10-time All-Star led the Blazers to a pair of NBA Finals appearances, then won his first title alongside Hakeem Olajuwon in Houston.

Archibald averaged more than 18 PPG and 7 APG in his career, and won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 1981.

KJ averaged 17.9 PPG and 9.1 APG in his career, and helped lead the Suns to an appearance in the 1993 NBA Finals.

As always, we invite you to join in the discussion of Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

New Alternate Jerseys Added to NBA 2K15

Three new alternate jerseys have been added to NBA 2K15:

  • Houston Rockets Latin Nights
  • Washington Wizards Latin Nights
  • Phoenix Suns Rising

The new jerseys will be pushed through automatically, as long as your PC or console is connected to the Internet. As usual, you may be prompted to return to the main menu shortly after firing up the game, so that the updates can be applied.

You can check out some screenshots of the jerseys below. As always, we invite you to join in the discussion taking place in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum!

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Legends Face Scans for NBA Live 16

Although we’re at least a few months away from getting in-depth information on NBA Live 16, it appears as though we’ve received our first tidbit about this year’s game. Over the weekend, a photo of Patrick Ewing getting his face scanned was posted on the official NBA Live Twitter, along with the hashtag #NBALIVE16. As such, it would seem to confirm that at least a few former NBA players will be getting their faces scanned for this year’s release.

Of course, it remains to be seen the capacity in which Legends will be used in NBA Live 16. In NBA Live 14 and NBA Live 15, Legends have only been playable in Ultimate Team, and it seems a safe bet that they’ll be collectable in NBA Live 16’s Ultimate Team as well. However, expanding the presence of Legends beyond Ultimate Team – such the inclusion of the old Decade All-Star teams, or historic squads – has become a Wishlist item. As it stands, we likely won’t be getting any details on that for a little while yet.

What are your thoughts on Legends getting their faces scanned? Do you think we’ll see a bigger presence for Legends in NBA Live 16? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion in this thread!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re tipping off another week here at the NLSC with a new batch of file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s additions include a couple of new faces, a Knicks jersey pack, and a custom soundtrack. Check them all out at the links below!

Trevor Ariza HD Face (Next Gen Arms)
Derrick Rose Face (Next Gen Arms)

2015 New York Knicks Uniforms

J.Cole NBA 2K14 Playlist

File Additions for NBA 2K15

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K15 PC this weekend, as Basagre28 has uploaded a face update for Kevin Love. Check it out at the link below!

As always, if you’re making updates for NBA 2K15 – or indeed, any game in the NBA 2K or NBA Live series – we invite you take advantage of our upload facilities! If you run into any issues with our upload form, please check out this video tutorial by JaoSming, and by all means hit us up with any questions or problems.

Kevin Love Face

Four New Legends Coming To NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

A quartet of new Legends – Robert Parish, Robert Horry, Alex English, and A.C. Green – are coming to NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team, and will be available in random packs beginning this weekend. As usual, you can square off against them in a Fantasy Challenge to earn a premium pack worth 15,000 coins.

The Chief holds the NBA record by playing in more than 1,600 games, most of which came in Boston. He won four NBA titles in his career.

English was an eight-time NBA All-Star and averaged more than 21 PPG in his career

“Big Shot Bob” won seven NBA titles and earned a reputation for being one of the most clutch shooters in NBA history.

The NBA’s Iron Man played in 1,192 consecutive games, and 1,278 of a possible 1,281 in his career.

As always, feel free to join in the discussion of Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

The Friday Five: Week Off, Topic Suggestions

The Friday Five

I’m afraid I’m going to have to break my consecutive streak with The Friday Five, as I’m out of town this weekend and did not get time to write one during the week. Apologies to anyone who was looking forward to a new column or Top 5 countdown!

However, I wanted to take the opportunity to open up the floor to some suggestions for topics for future editions of The Friday Five. If you’ve got a topic you’d like me to discuss, or a Top 5 you’d like me to compile, let me know your suggestions in the comments section, and stay tuned for a new Five next week.

February 26th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, containing line-ups that have been updated through February 23rd, 2015. It appears as though the errors in the post-trade deadline update that came through over the weekend have been fixed, as Arron Afflalo is no longer on the Denver Nuggets’ roster, but instead on the Portland Trail Blazers’ roster as he should be. The starting line-up for the West All-Stars has also been corrected, as LaMarcus Aldridge is now starting ahead of Dirk Nowitzki.

However, as the February 26th update’s rosters are only accurate as of the 23rd, a couple of more recent transactions aren’t accounted for, including the Cleveland Cavaliers’ signing of Kendrick Perkins, Thomas Robinson being waived by the Nuggets and subsequently picked up by the Philadelphia 76ers, and a few 10 day contract signings.

The latest roster features over 700 ratings changes for 442 players. Check out this spreadsheet for a full breakdown of the changes in the new roster, and feel free to post any feedback here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #111

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Episode #111 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss a wild NBA trade deadline, some devastating news for our favourite teams, and a few basketball video game topics.

  • Post-trade deadline rosters have been pushed through for NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, but unfortunately the current NBA Live 15 roster contains a few errors.
  • All-Star and Chinese New Year content is currently available in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team.
  • We’ve been collecting some great feedback for our NBA Live 16 Wishlist. We ask the community to please keep it coming!
  • Could another developer feasibly throw their hat into the ring with an NBA game? We discuss who could possibly do it, and consider the challenges they’d likely face.
  • A record 37 players were traded at this year’s deadline. We run down all of the deals, and give our thoughts on each.
  • Chris Bosh is out for the season, as is Derrick Rose…again. As you may have guessed, we’re not thrilled.
  • Daniel Orton finds a creative way to get kicked out of the PBA.

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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.