“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!

Michael Jordan Faces
Ron Artest Faces

Brandon Jennings Face

2013-2014 Smoothie King Center in New Orleans

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.

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The Friday Five: 5 Ideas for the Future of NBA Live

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.

Information and preview media for NBA Live 15 is starting to flow more freely, as we’re coming up on a month left until the game’s release. I definitely liked what I saw in the Visuals Trailer, as I feel that the game is looking like a big improvement over NBA Live 14. As I mentioned in Episode #93 of the NLSC Podcast, I’ve pre-ordered my copy of NBA Live 15 and am really looking forward to October 9th, which is when the game will be available here in Australia. If you’re in North America, you can of course get your hands on the game come October 7th.

However, as we see more of and learn more about NBA Live 15, I’m not only eager to get my hands on this year’s game and see how it plays, I’m also thinking about what can be done in future games. After all, as we get a clearer picture of NBA Live 15, we’re also finding out which things have had to go on the backburner during this production cycle, with an eye towards implementing them in NBA Live 16 and beyond. So, for this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking a look at some ideas for the future of the NBA Live series.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #93

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #93 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane and I are your hosts this week, as we discuss the NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 trailers, screenshots and previews for both games, and chat a little about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Please note that the latest news on MyGM broke after we recorded, so we’ll be talking about that in next week’s episode.

  • Arcane is welcomed back to the show, following a five week absence.
  • We had our first glimpse of NBA Live 15 in action in the form of the Visuals Trailer. What did we think of it?
  • NBA Live 15’s official Features List was also revealed. We break down the points of emphasis in this year’s game.
  • Since Arcane has missed a few shows, he provides his thoughts on the Yakkem Trailer and MyLEAGUE in NBA 2K15.
  • We discuss the NBA 2K15 tidbits that came out of this week’s live stream, as well as the latest screenshots and preview snippets.
  • We talk a little about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, providing some live reactions (well, live at the time of recording) to the Australia vs. Angola game.
  • Andre Iguodala and Steven Adams provide some Tweets for us to close the show on.

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.

Details on MyGM in NBA 2K15 (Game Informer)

Scouting in NBA 2K15's MyGM

Matt Bertz of Game Informer has posted an in-depth preview of MyGM in NBA 2K15, providing 29 facts about this year’s mode. Needless to say, a lot of great work has gone into MyGM year, adding depth, enhancing features, and addressing some concerns.

Key improvements have been made to the conversation system, owner demands are now more dynamic, and press and players alike will hold you accountable for your words. Total Sim Control has been replaced by the Coach Gameplan, rookie scouting has been revamped and expanded with the simulation of a full college season each year, and there have been improvements to the player progression and injury systems.

In very welcome news, there has also been a move away from the approach to Virtual Currency that we saw in last year’s iteration of MyGM mode. Although boosts will still be available to purchase through VC, basic functionality such as lineup management and trades will not be behind a VC wall. Perks and extras can also be earned without VC, so VC will be more of a shortcut than a necessity.

Be sure to check out the article for the full scoop! Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

With the latest batch of file additions, we now have over 1400 files for NBA 2K14 in our Downloads section; a huge thanks as always to all of our regular contributors! Today’s new and updated files include faces, rosters, jerseys and more. Please see below for all the download links.

Kevin Love Face [AmaroWaade]

Next Gen PC Faces – All Faces

AAU Basketball 2K14 [v9] (Updated to v9.0)

Michael Jordan Late 90s Face

Albys Realistic Roster and Gameplay (Updated to v5.1)

Golden State Warriors Jersey Update

Screenshots from the NBA Live 15 Visuals Trailer

NBA Live 15: Russell Westbrook

EA Sports has released five new screenshots of NBA Live 15, taken from the Visuals Trailer that came out yesterday. The screens, which feature Dwyane Wade, Dion Waiters, Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Nate Robinson, Nerlens Noel, and Russell Westbrook, have been added to our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery. You can also check them out below, after the jump.

If you missed the trailer yesterday, you can also check it out below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. The official Features List has also been revealed, providing an overview of what to expect in this year’s game. And of course, if you haven’t tuned in to it yet, we gained a huge insight into NBA Live 15 in our chat with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien in Episode #90 of the NLSC Podcast.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, and join in the discussion of the screenshots, Visuals Trailer, our interview and more in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

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First NBA 2K15 Ratings Reveal

NBA 2K15: Norris Cole & Udonis Haslem

As promised in this week’s live stream, 2K Sports has begun reveal the overall ratings for all the players in NBA 2K15, beginning at the bottom and working their way to the top. The following ratings are the first to be revealed:

  • Jannero Pargo (67)
  • Gal Mekel (67)
  • Jeff Ayres (67)
  • Johnny O’Bryant (67)
  • Cole Aldrich (67)
  • Aaron Gray (67)
  • Miroslav Raduljica (67)
  • Josh Powell (67)
  • Solomon Hill (66)
  • Luke Babbitt (66)
  • Cameron Bairstow (66)
  • Malcolm Thomas (66)
  • Dewayne Dedmon (66)
  • Joel Anthony (66)
  • Victor Claver (66)
  • Reggie Williams (66)
  • Sergey Karasev (66)
  • Donald Sloan (65)
  • Brendan Haywood (65)
  • Brandon Davies (65)
  • Hasheem Thabeet (65)
  • Josh Huestis (65)
  • Shavlik Randolph (64)
  • Bruno Caboclo (64)

2K Developer Mike Stauffer (aka bedwardsroy19) has clarified that the ratings that are being revealed are for players that will be on an NBA roster out of the box. As usual, player movement that takes place after the game ships will be accounted for in an official roster update.

More ratings will be revealed as the official NBA 2K Twitter account gains more followers. Your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

New NBA Live 14 Rosters Coming Soon, Other Updates

NBA Live 14: Patch - Basketball at the Rim

As we originally confirmed in our interview with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien, NBA Live 14 will be receiving a roster update reflecting the changes that have taken place during the offseason. In response to a question about the update on Twitter, Sean confirmed that the team is currently working on getting it done, suggesting that it will be pushed through in the not too distant future.

As noted by a few NBA Live gamers, including ThaLiveKing and Izzy Snow, NBA Live 14 has also very quietly received a few new content updates in the past week, providing some minor (but noticeable) fixes. While I expect that these updates will cease after the release of NBA Live 15, it’s clear that the NBA Live Development Team are quite committed to post-release support. If the new Visuals Trailer is anything to go by, NBA Live 15 is going to be a big improvement on NBA Live 14, but I would expect that the team will be just as proactive in addressing any issues in this year’s game.

Any thoughts? Feel free to sound off in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum!

A Few NBA 2K15 Tidbits

NBA 2K15: Kevin Durant

During yesterday’s NBA 2K14 live stream, a few noteworthy tidbits about NBA 2K15 were revealed. They are as follows:

  • Only four active players have overall ratings in the 90s, including cover player Kevin Durant (95). Furthermore, no active player is rated 99 overall. This has been done to increase variation in player ratings.
  • From now until launch, NBA players can request a screenshot of their in-game likeness, along with their overall rating. As such, we should be seeing some more preview media coming in the near future.
  • Speaking of player ratings, for every 5000 new followers the official NBA 2K Twitter account receives, 100 player ratings will be revealed.
  • Stephen Curry’s jumpshot has been tweaked, for those who may be concerned about how it looked in the Yakkem Trailer.
  • A big MyCAREER announcement will be coming soon.
  • Zig-zag cheese has been addressed in this year’s game.

Thanks to TBM for the heads up here in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum!

NBA Live 15 Features List

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

In addition to unveiling the game’s first trailer, EA Sports has revealed the official features list for NBA Live 15, providing an outline of what to expect from this year’s game.

The features list hypes the improved visuals, real-time physics in the paint, more responsive controls (including the return of Freestyle Passing), improvements to the AI and transition game, new defensive systems (including new shot blocking), on-boarding tutorials featuring cover player Damian Lillard, and new additions to LIVE Season, BIG Moments, and NBA Live Ultimate Team.

You can check out the full official features list below, as well as here in our Wiki. Your thoughts? Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

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NBA Live 15 Visuals Trailer

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

EA Sports have released their first trailer for NBA Live 15, and to be frank, it shows a huge improvement over NBA Live 14.

Not surprisingly, the trailer spotlights NBA Live 15 cover player Damian Lillard – fist-bumping last year’s cover player Kyrie Irving, and amusingly, dunking over NBA Live 10 cover player Dwight Howard – as well as stars such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo, Blake Griffin, and more.

Hopefully, we’ll be seeing some raw gameplay at some point, though I imagine that if nothing else, we’ll be getting some more trailers between now and October 7th.

Watch the NBA Live 15 Visuals Trailer below, or catch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have just one new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC today, a jersey update pack for the Memphis Grizzlies by pinoy21. Check it out at the link below.

Memphis Grizzlies Jersey Update