NLSC Podcast – Episode #94

NLSC Podcast Logo

Tune in to Episode #94 of the NLSC Podcast, hosted by Arcane and myself! This week, we chat about NBA Live 15 being pushed back to October 28th, details on MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15, and some other news and previews for both games. Unfortunately, we did have a couple of audio issues this week, so please bear with us.

  • The release of NBA Live 15 has been pushed back until October 28th. Are we concerned, or are we still optimistic?
  • We also got our first gameplay developer blog, and some raw work-in-progress gameplay footage of NBA Live 15.
  • Executive Producer Sean O’Brien took to Twitter for a Q&A with the fans. We recap and react to the latest details on the game.
  • NBA 2K15 Senior Producer Rob Jones recently appeared on the Press Row Podcast, providing an in-depth insight into the development of this year’s game.
  • Thanks to Leftos and Dave Zdyrko, we have some further information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE. Frankly, we really like what we’re hearing about both modes.
  • We let everyone know about some upcoming interviews that we’ll be conducting on the Podcast. We’re also hoping to do something special for Episode #100, if we can arrange it.
  • Did Australia tank in the FIBA Basketball World Cup? If they did, it didn’t help them much.
  • We offer a few thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Atlanta Hawks.
  • Shawn Marion receives a classy send-off from the Mavericks, and Chauncey Billups calls it a career after 17 years.
  • We wrap up the show with a word from J.R. Smith on his shoelace shenanigans.

Click Play to listen to the show!

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.

NBA Live 15 Developers on upcoming NLSC Podcast; Submit Your Questions!

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

Stay tuned, because we’ve got some more special guests coming up in future episodes of the NLSC Podcast! I’m pleased to announce that we’re currently arranging to have another chat with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, as well as Gameplay Producer Connor Dougan, in an upcoming show.

Needless to say, we already have a lot of topics and questions in mind, but if there’s anything specific that you’d like us to ask about, we’re certainly welcoming your submissions. We’ll be recording the interview towards the end of the month, so be sure to submit your questions ASAP! Hit us up in here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum, as well as in the comments below, or via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

In our previous interview with Sean O’Brien, we got a lot of great info on this year’s game, so we’re looking forward to getting a deeper insight into NBA Live 15 in our upcoming chat. If you haven’t yet tuned into Episode #90, be sure to give it a listen!

Leftos Appearing On The NLSC Podcast; Submit Your Questions!

Leftos Toon

We’re excited to announce that our good friend, former NLSC staff member and current NBA 2K15 Developer Leftos has been given the approval to join us for an upcoming episode of the NLSC Podcast! We’ll be chatting to Leftos about his first year at Visual Concepts, as well as getting some insight into MyGM and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15.

We know that you all have a lot of questions about those modes, and we’d like to get as many of them answered as possible. To that end, be sure to submit any questions you have ASAP! Feel free to post them in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum. You can also hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.

Look out for the episode to be released in the next week!

Two New NBA Live 15 Screenshots

NBA Live 15: Victor Oladipo

A couple of new NBA Live 15 screenshots have been released in the past day or so: another arena shot, this time spotlighting the Portland Trail Blazers’ Moda Center, and a close-up of Victor Oladipo, who is of course part of NBA Live’s athlete lineup. You can check out the full-size images below, or over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

During yesterday’s Twitter Q&A with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, Victor Oladipo’s overall rating was revealed to be 82. Check out our recap of the Q&A for more details on this year’s game, as well as the first gameplay blog and an open letter from Sean to the community, which talks about the decision to push back the game’s release until October 28th. The gameplay blog also includes some snippets of raw gameplay footage.

As always, the comments section is open to your thoughts on the latest previews and information, and you can join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Read More

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Taking a break from all the NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news for a moment, we have some new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s new files include a pack of coach faces, a few player faces, and a couple of jersey updates. Please see below for all the download links!

JmrC
Coach CF Pack (6 Coaches)

AllenIverson333
Blonde Jason Williams Face
Jason Kidd 2001-2008 Face

pinoy21
Utah Jazz Jersey Update
Atlanta Hawks Jersey Update

FROWARDAXL83
Dion Waiters Face

Recap of Latest Twitter Q&A with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien

NBA Live 15 - #AskObes Q&A

In the wake of confirming that the release of NBA Live 15 has been pushed back to October 28th, Executive Producer Sean O’Brien took over the official NBA Live Twitter to answer questions from the fans. Sean mentioned a few of the things that the team will be working on in the additional three weeks of development, as well as what to expect from certain modes and features.

Following the Q&A on the official NBA Live Twitter, Sean also answered a few more questions via his personal account. I’ve recapped all the information below, and also embedded the original Tweets. More developer blogs and preview media will be on the way soon; we’re also arranging to get Sean back on the NLSC Podcast for another chat, so look out for that in the coming weeks. If you still haven’t tuned in to our previous interview, you can check it out here.

As always, you can add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

Read More

More Info on MyGM & MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15; Answers from Leftos

Scouting in NBA 2K15's MyGM

NBA 2K15 developers Leftos (whom we lovingly refer to as OurLEFTOS) and Dave Zdyrko have been posting some additional information on MyGM and MyLEAGUE over in the Operation Sports forums. Leftos has kindly compiled all the tidbits in a thread that you can find here in the NBA 2K15 section of our Forum.

I’ve also summarised the info below, but if you have any additional questions, Leftos is offering up answers in the aforementioned thread. Please note that he can only talk about stuff that’s already been revealed, so if you’re looking for a scoop, then you’ll be disappointed. However, if you’re looking for clarification on any of the features that have already been mentioned, ask away!

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

Read More

NBA Live 15 Pushed Back to October 28th; Gameplay Blog & Footage

Damian Lillard in NBA Live 15

In a surprising move, NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien has revealed in an open letter that the game has been pushed back to October 28th, after initially being slated to release October 7th, alongside NBA 2K15. A few sites including Operation Sports picked up on the story after the new release date was spotted on the game’s official website, with Sean’s open letter providing official confirmation and an explanation of the situation.

In the letter, Sean speaks about the game positively, and indicates that the team wants to take a few additional weeks to really polish the game, indicating a desire to deliver the best product possible. The new release date coincides with the start of the 2014/2015 regular season.

The announcement has also been accompanied by the first gameplay blog, which not only talks about the improvements that have been made this year, but also features a few snippets of gameplay footage. You can check out the work-in-progress clips below.

Hopefully, we don’t see a repeat of the situation with NBA Elite 11 or NBA Live 13, however the reaction to NBA Live 15 so far has been far more positive, and the open letter certainly sounds optimistic. More information is coming soon, but in the meantime, have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Read More

New NBA 2K15 Trailer: Watching Your Every Move

NBA 2K15: John Wall

2K Sports has posted a new NBA 2K15 trailer, featuring Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson. Titled “Watching Your Every Move”, it shows off the retro teams in this year’s game, as Shaq and EJ comment on the gameplay, and the gamer’s initial struggle at properly utilising Shaq’s video game counterpart.

You can check out the trailer below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. As seen in the Yakkem Trailer, Shaq and EJ’s likenesses will appear in NBA 2K15, providing an all-new halftime show.

Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum. Thanks to mantazzo for the heads up.

Dumb Mondays: MyCAREER Hypocrisy

Dumb Mondays

This is Dumb Mondays, tipping off the workweek with silly facts, opinions, or predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This is JaoSming’s feature, but he’s a little short on time and availability at the moment, so I’m filling in for him.

If you’re a regular listener of the NLSC Podcast – and you absolutely should be! – then you’ve probably heard me complain on multiple occasions about the scripted approach to MyCAREER in NBA 2K14 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That’s just a matter of personal taste, but I do have another gripe that I’m sure quite a few people will agree with. In short, the grading logic in MyCAREER could stand to be tweaked, as it seems to be geared more towards punishing mistakes than rewarding good play.

And frankly, it’s making a filthy hypocrite out of me.

Read More

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re tipping off a new week here at the NLSC with a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14. Today’s additions include the final version of JaoSming’s NBA Street 2K14 mod, and a New Orleans Pelicans jersey update by pinoy21. Pick them both up at the links below!

JaoSming
NBA Street 2K14 (Updated to Final version)

pinoy21
New Orleans Pelicans Jersey Update

“Now and Then” Showdown in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team

"Now and Then" Showdown in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team

Even with NBA Live 15 right around the corner, new content continues to be added to NBA Live 14. The “Now and Then” Showdown challenge is now available in Ultimate Team, pitting you against three current teams that feature NBA Legends with boosted ratings. The teams are the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, and Utah Jazz, and the Showdown expires on September 9th.

As previously mentioned, NBA Live 14 has quietly received a few content updates recently that have had an impact on gameplay, while new rosters featuring offseason movement – and presumably this year’s rookie crop as well – are also in the works, and should be coming through soon.

If you’re still playing NBA Live 14, feel free to join in the discussion here in the Forum. You can also find the latest NBA Live 15 news and previews here, and talk about this year’s game here.

Press Row Podcast Interview with NBA 2K15’s Rob Jones

NBA 2K15: James Harden

Rob Jones, senior producer on NBA 2K15, joined Operation Sports’ Press Row Podcast for an in-depth and candid interview, in which he discussed the making of this year’s game. Host Rich Grisham chats with Rob about a variety of topics including the planning that went into NBA 2K15, the controversy with Virtual Currency in NBA 2K14 and the move away from VC paywalls this year, and of course, core gameplay and game modes.

It’s definitely worth a listen, so be sure to tune in for an insight into the development of NBA 2K15. If you’re looking for the latest NBA 2K15 info, don’t forget to check out Game Informer’s preview of MyGM. You’ll also definitely want to watch the Yakkem Trailer, and you can find some screenshots here in our gallery.

As always, feel free to have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion that’s taking place in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Time for some weekend file additions! Today’s new files for NBA 2K14 PC include faces, jerseys, and an updated arena for the New Orleans Pelicans. Pick them all up at the links below!

KevinParker13
Michael Jordan Faces
Ron Artest Faces

FROWARDAXL83
Brandon Jennings Face

retroman
2013-2014 Smoothie King Center in New Orleans

pinoy21
Phoenix Suns Jersey Update

JR15, Vino, FIBA Baller & Asherwel
FIBA 2K14 CF Pack – Slovenia Complete Non-NBA 2K CFs

A Few More NBA Live 15 Screenshots

NBA Live 15: Dwyane Wade

We have a few new NBA Live 15 screenshots to share today, including another shot of Dwyane Wade, a glimpse at the adidas practice arena, and a quick peek at the LIVE Season menu. You can check them out below, or over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Thanks to TBM for passing along the Dwyane Wade screenshot. Be sure to check out some screenshots from the Visuals Trailer, as well as the trailer itself. If you’re looking for the latest information on NBA Live 15, you can check out the official Features List, and of course, tune in to our in-depth interview with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien.

While we’re waiting for more info and previews, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Read More