New Year’s Eve 2014

Well, once again, we’ve come to the end of another year here at the NLSC. I don’t know about anyone else, but for me, it feels like the last twelve months have really gone by quickly. As they say though, time flies when you’re having fun, and as I mentioned in last week’s Friday Five, it’s been a really good year for the site.

I’m really pleased with what we were able to do with our content throughout the year, and what we were able to achieve as a community. As always, thank you for your support of the NLSC! We really do appreciate it, and hope that you’ll stick around, as we look to make 2015 an even better year.

If you are marking the end of 2014 with some partying, have a blast, but please be safe and responsible. If you’re drinking, don’t drive, and above all, keep Lutz’s immortal words of wisdom in mind:

Remember the safest order of things on New Year’s Eve: 1. Fireworks, 2. Drink, and not vice versa!

See you in 2015!

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Here’s one last file addition to close out the year 2014: S_Brat’s latest player face pack for NBA Live 08, featuring this year’s Orlando Magic. Download it at the link below!

2014/2015 Orlando Magic Team Update

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here is the last batch of NBA 2K14 file additions for the year 2014! Today we have a few player faces, and a couple of college court updates. Check them out at the links below!

Kyle Anderson Face

Kosta Koufos Face

2014-2015 Butler Bulldogs Court
2014-2015 Boston College Court

Carlos Delfino Face

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

Here is the latest release for NBA Live 2004 PC from Murat: a 2014/2015 court update for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Follow the link below to download it!

2014/2015 Target Center (Minnesota Timberwolves)

File Additions for NBA 2K11

It’s not very often that we get new file additions for NBA 2K11 these days, but a new 2014/2015 roster update has been uploaded today. You can check it out at the link below!

Narcis Gabriel Barbu
2014-2015 Roster Update

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

KevinParker has released a new version of his realistic roster update for NBA 2K14 PC. Pick it up in today’s file additions!

Kevin’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v4.0)

NBA Jam on Android Receives Another Roster Update

The Android version of NBA Jam has received a new roster update for the 2014/2015 season. A couple of rookies have been added and players have been moved to their new teams (LeBron James is on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul Pierce is on the Washington Wizards, and Pau Gasol is on the Chicago Bulls, to name a few), but Andray Blatche still appears on the Brooklyn Nets’ roster, and recent moves such as the Rajon Rondo trade and the Houston Rockets’ signing of Josh Smith aren’t included.

New audio updates are also included, as long-time NBA Jam announcer Tim Kitzrow now announces the names of the New Orleans Pelicans, Brooklyn Nets, and Charlotte Hornets. In the previous update, the newly renamed Nets and Pelicans were announced in a different voice, but Kitrow has obviously been brought back into the booth to provide the new audio this time around. Team logos have also been updated, though the Phoenix Suns still have their old logo.

Once again, it doesn’t appear as though the iOS version of the game has been updated. You can check out my review of NBA Jam on Android here, and discuss the game in The Virtual Hardwood section of the NLSC Forum.

New Resources – REV 30 Mesh Holes

KevinParker has uploaded some new resources for creating quality jersey updates for NBA 2K15 PC, specifically REV 30 mesh textures for both the jerseys and the shorts. You can download them here:

Additionally, Kevin has created a couple of tutorials explaining how to use the textures, as well as how to edit jersey colours:

Thanks to Kevin for sharing his knowledge and these resources with the modding community!

File Additions for NBA 2K13

skoadam has released another new version of his URB Roster, containing the latest 2014/2015 season rosters and 25 complete season mods in total. Check it out at the link below.

URB Roster V25 [25 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v25.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

We have a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 2004 PC today, as Murat has released an update for the Houston Rockets’ Toyota Center, and ModManZZZ has uploaded a new version of his 2014/2015 season roster update. Download both releases at the links below!

2014/2015 Toyota Center (Houston Rockets)

ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update (Updated to v5.5)

The Friday Five: 2014 Year In Review

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.

Another year is almost over, and with next Friday being January 2nd, this week marks the final edition of The Friday Five for 2014. It’s certainly been a fun and interesting year here at the NLSC, so I wanted to use this week’s column to reflect on the past twelve months, throw out a couple of “Best Of”/”Editor’s Picks” lists, and look ahead to what’s in store for 2015.

Before I go on, a big thank you to everyone who checks out The Friday Five each week, spreads the word about it on social media, and comments on the articles themselves. I enjoy writing the Five and (hopefully) giving you all something interesting and entertaining to read every week, so I really do appreciate your support of the feature. With that said, let’s get started with the Year In Review of 2014!

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include another NBL arena by retroman, and the latest 2014/2015 roster update by Medevenx. Pick them both up at the links below!

2012-2013 NBL All-Star Game at The Adelaide Arena in Findon SA

Med’s Ultimate Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v1.0)
Med’s Ultimate Global

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2014

On behalf of the NLSC staff, I’d like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it, and a Happy Holiday Season to all of our visitors! I hope that wherever you are, you’re enjoying yourself and getting to spend some quality time with family and friends.

If you’re partaking of some basketball gaming these holidays, don’t forget to check out our Downloads section for the latest mods from our talented community, as well as join in the discussion in the NLSC Forum. Be sure to catch some of the Christmas Day games if you can, as the NBA has scheduled some very interesting match-ups this year with the Thunder taking on the Spurs, the Warriors and the Clippers locking horns, and LeBron James returning to Miami for the first time as the Cavaliers take on the Heat.

Seasons Greetings, everyone!

Details on the December 24th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

An article detailing the changes in the latest roster update for NBA Live 15 has been posted here over on the official NBA Live website. The new update includes the latest trades, placing Rajon Rondo on the Dallas Mavericks and Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, and Jameer Nelson on the Boston Celtics. The Houston Rockets’ and Minnesota Timberwolves’ swap of Troy Daniels and Corey Brewer is also included, though Josh Smith is still on the Detroit Pistons’ roster as of the latest update.

Player ratings and accessories have also been updated, with the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and Philadelphia 76ers rookie K.J. Daniels being two of the biggest movers in the latest roster. For a complete list of changes in the new update, check out this spreadsheet.

As always, be sure to post any feedback on the rosters in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum, as NBA Live producer Fernando Rodriguez is keeping tabs on it.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 08 today: an atmosphere patch for the 2014/2015 season, and a new shoe pack. Pick them both up at the links below!

2014-2015 Season NBA Atmosphere Mod

Extremity Shoe Rack 1