Ratings for the Top 5 Points Guards in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Top 5 Point Guards in NBA Live 15

The ratings drop for NBA Live 15 has tipped off with the overall ratings of the Top 5 point guards! The players and their ratings are as follows:

  • Chris Paul (94)
  • Stephen Curry (92)
  • Russell Westbrook (91)
  • John Wall (90)
  • Damian Lillard (89)

It’s also worth noting that Derrick Rose and Tony Parker are tied with cover player Damian Lillard, with an overall rating of 89. Screenshots of the Top 5 point guards can be found below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Daily ratings drops will take place from now until October 16th, beginning with more Top 5s and concluding with full reveals for all the teams, by division. See below for the full schedule and in the meantime, feel free to have your say in the comments, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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Details on Coaching in NBA 2K15’s MyCAREER

Points of Emphasis in NBA 2K15's MyCAREER

Chris Smoove has posted his second update on MyCAREER in NBA 2K15, in which he shows us a coaching cutscene and talks about coach satisfaction in this year’s game. At various points in MyCAREER this year, be it before the game or during halftime, cutscenes will feature coaches talking strategy with the team and identifying the different points of emphasis. Your ability to follow instructions and play well will have an impact on the coach’s satisfaction with your player; if the coach’s satisfaction drops below a certain level, you can even end up being traded.

Smoove will have more information on MyCAREER in NBA 2K15 very soon. In the meantime, check out his Coaching 101 feature below, or here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Additionally, Pharrell – curator of the game’s soundtrack – has posted a video on Instagram, revealing that your player will meet him on the bench during a cutscene.

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

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Pick up a couple of faces by R4zoR in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. See below for the download links!

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Jeff Teague Face
Shelvin Mack Face

NBA Live 15 Ratings Reveal Coming Tomorrow

NBA Live 15 Ratings Reveal

As per the game’s official Facebook and Twitter, the ratings drop for NBA Live 15 will be commencing tomorrow. It remains to be seen whether the ratings for all 400+ NBA players will be revealed, or if EA will do what 2K has done with their ratings reveals and release them in batches. In any event, for those who are interested in seeing how the players are rated and ranked this year, that information will be coming tomorrow.

We’ll of course post any and all player ratings once they’re made available, but in the meantime, feel free to join in the speculation in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum. We should be getting more information on the game very soon in the form of new preview media and developer blogs, as well as our upcoming developer chat with Sean O’Brien and Connor Dougan. A reminder that if you have any questions you’d like us to ask Sean and Connor, you can hit us up in this thread.

Details on MyCAREER in NBA 2K15

Chris Smoove in NBA 2K15's MyCAREER

Chris Smoove has provided us with our first glimpse of MyCAREER in NBA 2K15, including the full opening cutscene. It confirms that this year’s mode will see your MyPLAYER go undrafted, resulting in a tougher road to the NBA as you attempt to land 10 day contracts and latch on with a team. As such, this year’s MyCAREER will do away with the Rookie Showcase, along with Jackson Ellis.

A new voice has also been added, and gamers will be able to choose between the new voice and the one used in NBA 2K14. Smoove has more information coming out later in the week, but for now, be sure to check out his preview below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

What do you think of the new storyline for MyCAREER in NBA 2K15? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion taking place here in the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

A new version of PatTheHead’s retro season pack for NBA 2K13 is now available. Pick it up at the link below!

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1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.3)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

For anyone who is after PBA updates for NBA Live 08 PC, we do have one new file addition today: a face patch for Stanley Pringle. You can pick it up at the link below.

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Stanley Pringle Face Patch

Screenshots of all 30 NBA Arenas

NBA Live 15: Phoenix Suns - US Airways Center

EA Sports has posted a new developer blog over on the official NBA Live 15 website, providing screenshots of all 30 NBA arenas in this year’s game. The article also talks a little bit about some of the work they’ve done with lighting and texture scanning for the arenas in NBA Live 15. From the looks of things, it appears as though EA has secured the rights to use the real arena names for every team.

You can check out all the screenshots below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 gallery. Feel free to post your thoughts on the latest screenshots in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Check out the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC at the links below! Today’s new and updated files include faces, FIBA rosters, jerseys, and more.

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Converted Faces Pack
Haze SweetFx+ENB

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15 on 14: NBA 2K14 Conversion to 2K15

FIBA Baller, dwadeflash03, Makis, Wendoo
FIBA 2K14 Current MC Roster and Association Roster Without Free Agents (Updated to v1.3)

Vino, Peter John Magot, bboydex, FIBA Baller & Asherwel
FIBA 2K14 CF Pack – Serbia Complete Non-NBA2K CFs (Updated to v1.2)

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Gilas Pilipinas HD Jersey

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Charlotte Hornets Jersey Update

Details on Badges in NBA 2K15 (Operation Sports)

NBA 2K15: Pau Gasol

Operation Sports has posted a complete list of the Badges that will be utilised in NBA 2K15. This year, Personality Badges and Signature Skills have been combined into a single Badge list, which will give players a unique identity in terms of their personality and skills. Specifically, a player’s Badges affect how he reacts to various emotional situations on the court, and how he performs in certain scenarios.

There are 77 Badges overall: 28 Personality Badges and 49 Skill Badges. Personality Badges have just one tier, and affect a player’s facial expressions, hot/cold streaks, and ambient animations. Skill Badges have three tiers – gold, silver, and bronze – and are categorised as Outside Scoring, Inside Scoring, Athleticism, Playmaking, Rebounding and Defense Badges. Players can have up to 70 Badges, of varying tiers; LeBron has the most Badges of any active player, with 47. Players cannot have all 77 Badges, as some conflict with one another (eg an “Alpha Dog” cannot also be a “Beta Dog”).

Badges can also be earned by your MyPLAYER based on how you play, as well as how you respond to the different scenarios in MyCAREER. Once they’ve been earned. Skill Badges can then be upgraded using Virtual Currency.

See below for more information on the Badges in NBA 2K15; once again, full credit goes to Operation Sports for the original post. What’s your take? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

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JaoSming Joins Visual Concepts

JaoSming's Twitter Avatar

So, I’m allowed to talk about this now? The cat’s out of the bag?

It is indeed, and congratulations are in order for our own JaoSming (or Jon, as you may know him), who has accepted a position with Visual Concepts/2K Sports! Jon will be working on the aforementioned 2KTV show in NBA 2K15 and beyond, where his passion for the games and knowledge of the community will no doubt help the show deliver great content to us every week.

Although we’re sorry to see Jon go, we’re all immensely proud of him and know that he’ll represent us superbly. Jon has done some amazing work for the NLSC during his tenure here, from creating patches and resources to co-hosting the Podcast and moderating the Forum, and so much in between. On a personal note, it’s been a pleasure having Jon on the team; I’ll always appreciate the help he’s given me in running the NLSC, it’s been a blast co-hosting the Podcast with him, and I’m very happy to see him land such a dream job, where he’ll be working with our good friend Leftos.

As for us…don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. I’m sure that others will step up to lead the charge in developing resources for the community, and we’ll of course still be doing the Podcast every week; we have some good stuff lined up for that. As for the feature articles that Jon established, I’ll probably be writing a few guest editions myself from time to time, and we’ll see what happens long-term.

In the meantime though, please join me in congratulating Jon once again. What else can I say: Your Time Has Come!

Introducing 2KTV in NBA 2K15

Rachel A. Demita in 2KTV - NBA 2K15

2K Sports has announced 2KTV for NBA 2K15, “an innovative, player-focused, in-game broadcast program coming to the next-generation and PC versions of NBA 2K15”. The show, hosted by Rachel A. Demita, will run for about 15 minutes and will be streamed into the game once a week, providing community news and other game-related programming. Someone you know quite well from the NLSC community will also be involved in the production of the show; more on that in a subsequent bulletin.

You can check out the official trailer for the show below, or watch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. You can also find some more information on 2KTV in this article over on NBA.com.

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

The Friday Five: A Five Part Challenge

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.

If you caught my guest edition of Dumb Mondays last week, you’re probably aware that JaoSming is a bit tied up at the moment. As such, his weekly articles are currently on hiatus, though I’ll certainly see if I can fill in for him if I think of a topic that doesn’t quite fit the Friday Five format. However, for those of you who have been enjoying the Beat Jao challenges, I thought that I’d go the other way and adapt one of JaoSming’s concepts for this week’s edition of the Five.

As you’ve probably guessed from the title, the challenge I’m putting out there is comprised of five separate goals, all of which are to be attempted in the same game. I’m interested to see who can top my marks in all five areas, and given the way some of you have performed in the Beat Jao challenges so far, I’m sure that someone will indeed be able to surpass my efforts. At the very least, hopefully it’ll provide you with something fun to do while you’re waiting for the new games to come out. Let the challenge begin!

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have just one new file addition for NBA Live 08 today, a custom face for boxer Manny Pacquiao. Check it out at the link below!

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Manny Pacquiao Face

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.