Although NBA 2K15 is less than two weeks away, our modding community for NBA 2K14 is still going strong to the finish. Check out the latest new and updated files at the links below!
In this week’s Friday Five, it’s another NBA 2K17 Top 5 Countdown, as Andrew lists his five favourite features in 2K Pro-Am this year.Check it out!
EA Sports has revealed the Top 5 power forwards in NBA Live 15 in today’s ratings drop. The players and their ratings are as follows:
- Blake Griffin (91)
- Kevin Love (90)
- LaMarcus Aldridge (89)
- Anthony Davis (89)
- Dirk Nowitzki (87)
For those who may be wondering about some other prominent power forwards, associate producer Fernando Rodriguez has mentioned in the Forum that Tim Duncan, Serge Ibaka, and Zach Randolph are right behind those five players.
Tomorrow’s ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 centres in this year’s game; see below for the full reveal schedule. You can also check out some screenshots of the Top 5 power forwards, and as always, feel free to have your say in the comments section, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.
SimNation president and now 2K Developer Da_Czar has posted a new video, in which he shows off freelance offense in NBA 2K15. The video demonstrates the improvement in player intelligence in NBA 2K15, and reveals that teams will play their own style of freelance offense, as opposed to all teams playing the same way when the set play breaks down. These improvements are immediately apparent in comparisons to NBA 2K14.
The video obviously features raw gameplay footage, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Watch it below, or catch it here over on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.
What’s your take? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of 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.
As we get closer and closer to the release of NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 – October 28th and October 7th respectively – we’re receiving a steady stream of information on both games. Some of the facts and figures that we’re leaning about at the moment are the overall ratings for all of the current NBA players in both titles. 2K Sports are close to revealing their final batch of player ratings, while EA Sports will be revealing lists of ratings on a daily basis through to October 16th.
Back in July last year, I wrote a Friday Five which outlined some of the problems with overall ratings in NBA Live and NBA 2K. I thought that I’d revisit that discussion in this week’s column, as I’m reminded of those issues whenever new ratings are revealed, and debate inevitably arises because someone’s overall rating doesn’t seem quite right. So, without any further ado, these are five things to keep in mind when we’re evaluating overall ratings.
The latest ratings drop for NBA Live 15 reveals the Top 5 small forwards in this year’s game. The players and their ratings are as follows:
- LeBron James (95)
- Kevin Durant (94)
- Carmelo Anthony (92)
- Kawhi Leonard (89)
- Andre Iguodala (87)
You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.
Tomorrow, we’ll find out the Top 5 power forwards in the game; please see below for the full ratings release schedule. In the meantime, what’s your take on the Top 5 small forwards? Any surprises? Do you disagree? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.
Game Informer has posted an article titled 44 Things We Know About NBA 2K15, which as you can probably guess, provides us with 44 facts about NBA 2K15. It’s a significant infodump, covering gameplay, MyCAREER, presentation, and more.
A few noteworthy facts that haven’t been mentioned too much so far include the presence of a new shot meter, improvements to defensive movement, teams employing more accurate strategies and playbooks, and expanded tutorials. In terms of MyCAREER, Doc Rivers will apparently take over as the coach of your team in your second year, skill improvements are no longer micromanaged, and the teammate grade has been tweaked with the “call for bad pass” penalty being removed.
It’s definitely worth a read, so be sure to check it out for the full scoop! As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.
It’s that time of the year again. With the release of NBA 2K15 less than two weeks away, the Momentus Trailer has finally dropped, with the aim of getting everyone hyped for this year’s game. As usual, I’d say that it does the job quite admirably.
Not surprisingly, cover player Kevin Durant is featured quite prominently in the trailer, along with his Oklahoma City Thunder teammate, Russell Westbrook. Stephen Curry, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, and NBA 2K14 cover player LeBron James are also among the players who are spotlighted.
Watch the trailer below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.
With a steady stream of NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news coming our way, we had a lot to talk about in Episode #96 of the NLSC Podcast. Join Arcane and myself as we chat about the latest developments, fully aware that there would be even more stuff to talk about not long after we finished recording.
- The Return of Leftos in Episode #95 was a success, as we enjoyed talking to our good friend and getting some great info on MyGM and MyLEAGUE for the community.
- We bid JaoSming a fond farewell from the NLSC Team and Podcast, and wish him all the best in his new gig at Visual Concepts.
- Moving on to gaming news, we tip things off with the ratings reveals for NBA Live 15. Were we surprised by any of the initial ratings?
- We discuss the latest NBA Live 15 screenshots, which have featured all 30 NBA arenas, several players, and a collection of shoes.
- As we consider the future of NBA Live and what the game needs to do to continue to improve this year and beyond, we briefly segue into the topic of fanboys and haters.
- NBA Live 14 has continued to receive some patches and content updates. Have they made a difference?
- PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will be able to scan their faces into NBA 2K15. Will it persuade us to invest in a PlayStation Camera?
- 2KTV, which will deliver content geared towards NBA 2K gamers, has been announced. Personally, we’re looking forward to JaoSming’s contributions.
- Details on MyCAREER are beginning to come through. We discuss what we know so far, and whether our attitude towards the mode has changed at all.
- We also know a little more about Badges in NBA 2K15, and we’re liking what we hear.
- Discussion of real basketball this week includes Rajon Rondo’s coachability, a couple of players taking their talents to China, and an obligatory NBL mention.
- We close the show on a story that leaves us feeling rather flushed.
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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.
Today’s ratings drop for NBA Live 15 has revealed the Top 5 shooting guards in this year’s game. The players and their ratings are as follows:
- James Harden (90)
- Kobe Bryant (89)
- Dwyane Wade (86)
- Lance Stephenson (85)
- DeMar DeRozan (85)
You can check out some screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.
Tomorrow’s ratings drop will feature the Top 5 small forwards in NBA Live 15; see below for the full schedule. In the meantime, what do you think about the Top 5 shooting guards and their ratings? Sound off in the comments section, and join in the discussion here in the Forum.
Today’s tidbit on MyCAREER in NBA 2K15 has revealed some more information on mentors in this year’s mode. In NBA 2K15, a player from every team in the league will be available to mentor your player, in cutscenes featuring their real voices. You’re able to respond positively or negatively to their advice, which in turn will affect how your career progresses.
This is obviously a step up from last year, where all interactions with your teammates involved your player speaking with a voice, while your teammates “spoke” with subtitles. For a glimpse of some of the mentoring cutscenes in NBA 2K15, check out the official trailer below, or watch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. Chris Smoove has also provided a preview of the feature in a video that you can check out here.
What do you think? Have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion taking place in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.
Today’s new files for NBA 2K14 PC include faces, D-League courts, and a new ENB+SweetFX tweak. Check them all out at the links below!
2014 NBDL D-League All-Star Game Court in New Orleans
2013-2014 D-League Sanford Pentagon Arena
2012-2014 D-League Canton Memorial Civic Center
2012-2014 D-League Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
2012-2014 D-League Erie Insurance Arena in Erie
2012-2014 D-League Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park
2012-2014 D-League CenturyLink Arena in Boise
2012-2014 D-League Dignity Health Event Center in Bakersfield
2012-2014 D-League Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco
2012-2014 D-League Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz
2012-2014 D-League MassMutual Center in Springfield
2012-2014 D-League Portland Exposition Building in Portland
2012-2014 D-League Reno Event Center in Reno
2012-2014 D-League SpiritBank Event Center in Bixby
2012-2014 D-League State Farms Arena in Hidalgo
2012-2014 D-League Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo
2012-2014 D-League Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
2013-2014 Bob Carpenter Center in Newark
Cinematic ENB+SweetFX V2
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.
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.
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.