Pick up the latest version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT in today’s file additions for NBA Live 08! For more information on the latest release, and to provide feedback, please check out his thread here in the Forum.
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.
On August 26th, it will be thirteen years since Tim handed me the reins of the NLSC. Since then, we’ve certainly had our fair share of ups and downs. While I’ve greatly enjoyed running the site, there have been times when I’ve come close to resigning my position. Gaming communities all have their own politics and run the gamut of personalities, so naturally there have been moments where the fuss and drama has left me thinking “Do I really want to keep doing this?”
I’m very glad, and admittedly just a little proud, that my answer has always remained “yes”. The tough times have been valuable learning experiences, while the good times have been very rewarding and a lot of fun. I’m not planning on going anywhere, but since another anniversary has come around, I thought that I’d take some time to reflect on my Top 5 favourite experiences running the NLSC. Let’s begin with number five…
The release of NBA 2K15 may be less than 50 days away, but in the meantime, our talented modding community is still producing some excellent stuff for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s file additions include faces, jerseys, the 2014/2015 schedule, arenas, and more. Please see below for all the download links!
As we mentioned in Episode #91 of the NLSC Podcast, the number of files in the NBA 2K14 section of our Downloads database is getting closer and closer to the number of files in the NBA 2K13 section. We’d love to be able to top the previous year’s modding output for the second year in a row, so be sure to make use of our upload facilities! As always, I encourage you to check out this video tutorial by JaoSming if you encounter any difficulties with the upload form, and by all means get in touch with us if you have any further questions.
Another day, another NBA Live 15 arena screenshot! Today’s screenshot spotlights the defending champion San Antonio Spurs’ AT&T Center; check out the full-size image below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.
Once again, it remains to be seen whether or not EA Sports will be releasing screenshots of all 30 NBA arenas, or simply spotlight a few of the teams. Further player screenshots and gameplay footage hopefully aren’t too far away either, as we find ourselves less than 50 days away from the game’s October 7th release.
The PC version of NBA 2K15 – which if you don’t know by now, is confirmed to be the same as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game – is now available to pre-order on Steam. Steam keys are also available through sites such as Green Man Gaming, which frequently offers discount vouchers. The GMG listing also appears to have revealed a couple of new screenshots.
For what it’s worth, NBA 2K15 on PC includes the same pre-order bonuses as the console versions: 5000 VC, a Kevin Durant Throwback MyTEAM Card, two additional MyTEAM Card Packs, and custom MyPLAYER leg sleeves, inspired by cover player Kevin Durant.
Unfortunately, the system requirements are still unknown, but we’ll be sure to post that information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below, and join in all the speculation and discussion in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.
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.
EA Sports are continuing to release screenshots of the arenas in NBA Live 15. The latest screenshot features the Chicago Bulls’ United Center; check out the full-size image below, or over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.
Needless to say, we’re all waiting for more player screenshots, as well as gameplay videos, but those are likely on the way as we get closer and closer to September. In the meantime, I’ll once again shamelessly promote our interview with Sean O’Brien, in which we learned a lot about this year’s game.
As always, feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.
According to SLAM Magazine, Ernie Johnson appears to have confirmed that the Inside the NBA studio will be featured in NBA 2K15, which would naturally suggest that Ernie himself will be appearing in the game with at least one of his co-hosts. Shaquille O’Neal’s visit to Visual Concepts earlier this year would seemingly suggest that he’ll be the one to join Ernie in the virtual studio.
No further details are available at this time, but no doubt 2K will be revealing more information soon. In the meantime, what do you think we’ll see of Inside the NBA in NBA 2K15? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.
UPDATE: Steve from Operation Sports has confirmed that Ernie and Shaq will be in the game, but it won’t feature Inside the NBA itself.
Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.
Superstitions and sports go hand in hand. I know I am the reason the Celtics won in 2008 because I never watched a Boston field go hit the net, but I’ve noticed a weird happening with the games my wife watches. Pretty much every NBA or NCAA game she sees the end of, real or virtual, will end up going into overtime.
So this week I am challenging you to get as many overtime periods as possible in a single game. Unfortunately I couldn’t get her to watch me film a Beat Jao challenge, so I was only able to get 1 Overtime, so hopefully this should be another easy week for you. No restrictions on settings, teams, or rosters. Just don’t use trainers or cheat. You can view highlights of my attempt, get more details, and learn how to properly say our current leader’s username in the video below. Remember to submit your scores in this Forum Thread, in the comments of this post, or on the YouTube video.
And yes! stockalone1232 is our new overall leader, by 1 point! Congratulations to him and it will be interesting to see if he can hold on to that slim lead for next week. Check out the full leaderboards for last week and overall by hitting Read More.
EA Sports has released two new NBA Live 15 screenshots spotlighting the arenas in this year’s game, specifically the Orlando Magic’s Amway Center, and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chesapeake Arena. You can check out both screens below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.
With just 50 days left until NBA Live 15 is released, we should be getting a healthy amount of preview media and information over the next few weeks. In the meantime, I once again encourage everyone to check out our interview with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, as we received some very candid answers to our questions, and a lot of information on NBA Live 15.
As always, feel free to add your thoughts on the latest screenshots in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.
This is Dumb Mondays, starting the workweek off with silly facts or some of my opinions and predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This week I am sharing a dumb pet peeve of mine and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.
I said it before and I will say it many more times before and after October 7th, it, has, happened! A fully featured PlayStation 4/Xbox One port of NBA 2K15 will be released on PC. Typing that still feels like a lie or some kind of sick rib on the PC community, based entirely on our speculative reasons behind the preceding PC ports. So rather than reflecting on the past to decipher the meaning behind 2K’s decision, I just want to plead with all PC NBA 2K players to keep that same patience I have been preaching all along when it comes to upgrading your computer for NBA 2K15.
We’re tipping off the week here at the NLSC with another big batch of file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Check out the links below for the latest courts from retroman, a new version of Tha King’s Cleveland Cavaliers jersey pack, and a custom basketball by xEaglexVC.
EA Sports has posted a new NBA Live 15 screenshot over on the game’s official Facebook page, showing off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena in this year’s game. You can find the full-size image below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.
We also posted a great deal of information on NBA Live 15 earlier this week, via our interview with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. Sean provided us with some answers on a variety of topics, including controls, animation improvements, what’s happening with Dynasty Mode this year and in the future, what the trial version of NBA Live 15 will include, and so much more. We’ll be compiling an article to provide you with an info dump very soon, but in the meantime, I also recapped some of the highlights of the interview in this week’s Friday Five.
Finally, some hands-on impressions of an early build of the game were posted over on MMGN.com. Stay tuned for more NBA Live 15 coverage in the near future and as always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the Forum.