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.

CLYDE “THE GLIDE” DREXLER, BLAZERS/ROCKETS G
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.

NATE “TINY” ARCHIBALD, ROYALS/KINGS/NETS/CELTICS/BUCKS G
Archibald averaged more than 18 PPG and 7 APG in his career, and won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 1981.

KEVIN JOHNSON, CAVALIERS/SUNS G
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

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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!

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

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2015 New York Knicks Uniforms

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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.

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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.

ROBERT PARISH, WARRIORS/CELTICS/HORNETS/BULLS C
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.

ALEX ENGLISH, BUCKS/PACERS/NUGGETS/MAVERICKS F
English was an eight-time NBA All-Star and averaged more than 21 PPG in his career

ROBERT HORRY, ROCKETS/SUNS/LAKERS/SPURS F
“Big Shot Bob” won seven NBA titles and earned a reputation for being one of the most clutch shooters in NBA history.

A.C. GREEN, LAKERS/SUNS/MAVERICKS/HEAT F
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.

Click Play to listen to the show!

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.

NBA Live 15 Available in The Vault for EA Access Subscribers

EA Sports has officially announced that NBA Live 15 is now available in The Vault for Xbox One users with an EA Access subscription. Fire up the EA Access Hub app if you’d like to download and play it today.

It has previously been announced that EA will not be removing any games from The Vault, so you’ll be able to keep NBA Live 15 as long as you have an active EA Access subscription. An EA Access subscription costs $4.99 US per month, and also offers a 10% discount on digital purchases, including in-game content.

If you’re an EA Access subscriber and decide to pick up the game, be sure to join in the discussion (including our NBA Live 16 Wishlist efforts) here in the NBA Live 15 section of our Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K11

If you happen to be still playing NBA 2K11 on PlayStation 3, and would like to play with updated 2014/2015 rosters, then be sure to check out the latest upload from Jeffx, featuring rosters that have been updated through the trade deadline. Please note, this release is for the PS3 version of NBA 2K11 only. Check it out at the link below!

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Jeffx’s NBA 2K11 Trade Deadline Rosters Feb. 2015

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC, including updated rosters, the 2015 All-Star court, a retro faces, a custom playlist, and a Brooklyn Nets jersey pack. Pick them all up at the links below!

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Corey Brewer 2008 Face

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2015 Brooklyn Nets Uniforms

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Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v1.4b)

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Crazy Serbs’s Hip Hop Playlist (Updated to v2.0)

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2015 NBA All-Star Game Court at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan (Replica Update)

Trade Deadline Roster Update for NBA Live 15

For those who may have missed it, a post-trade deadline roster update for NBA Live 15 came through over the weekend. It accounts for several of the moves that went down at the deadline as you’ll see Kevin Garnett on the Minnesota Timberwolves and Michael Carter-Williams on the Milwaukee Bucks, but Arron Afflalo is notably still on the Denver Nuggets’ roster. Brandon Jennings is also starting for the Detroit Pistons, despite being ruled out for the season following his Achilles injury.

Additionally, Dirk Nowitzki is still starting for the West All-Stars, whereas LaMarcus Aldridge ultimately received the starting nod after Anthony Davis’ shoulder injury made him a late scratch from the game. Hopefully, those errors will be corrected ASAP.

As always, if you have any feedback on the rosters, including misplaced players, incorrect jersey numbers, or ratings suggestions, feel free to post them in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

Wiki Contributors Still Wanted

It’s been a few months since I last put out a call for contributors to the NLSC Wiki, so I wanted to take the opportunity to mention it again. We’d like to make our Wiki an informative source for basketball gamers, whether they’re looking for information on gameplay or game mode features, modding tutorials, or just something fun and interesting to read about basketball video games.

Because Wikis are intended to be community projects, you don’t need to sign in to edit most of the articles in the NLSC Wiki; a few information pages are protected, but generally speaking, we don’t want to be too restrictive in what you can and cannot contribute to. That said, we do encourage anyone who wants to make regular contributions to register an account, as your IP address will be publicly displayed on any anonymous edits that you make. It also makes for a friendlier community when we’ve all got a handle to address each other by.

If you’d like to contribute, no application is necessary. Just head on over to the NLSC Wiki, and start editing and creating articles! Should you have any questions, please let me know.

NBA Live 16 Wishlist Reminder

Just another reminder that we’re currently compiling our Wishlist for NBA Live 16, and we’re inviting everyone in the basketball gaming community to add their constructive feedback. If you’ve got ideas for the next game in the NBA Live series, as well as any important NBA Live 15 bug reports, or suggestions on how certain features could be improved, please post them ASAP!

If you’ve got a lot of feedback, we suggest posting it as a list of 10-15 items, with a maximum of 20. If you’ve only got a couple of suggestions, that’s fine too; the development team are keeping tabs on our Wishlist, and every piece of constructive feedback helps.

You can find our NBA Live 16 Wishlist thread here in the Forum. If you’re interested in checking out my personal Wishlist, you can find it in this post. You may also want to post your suggestions in the Wishlist thread that’s being compiled here over in the official NBA Live forums on EA.com.