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NBA 2K19 MyTEAM Developer Blog & Trailer

NBA 2K19: MyTEAM Menu

The latest NBA 2K19 developer blog has provided us with a comprehensive overview of MyTEAM in this year’s game. As with the previous blog, Senior Producer Erick Boenisch has gone into a lot of detail, but I’ll summarise it as best as I can. If you’re a MyTEAM enthusiast, then I definitely recommend reading the blog in its entirety.

  • The approach to packs has changed to provide gamers with better content. This includes better pulls, and changes in philosophy. For example, Throwback packs will guarantee a throwback player, as in NBA Live’s Ultimate Team.
  • There will be new content that’s pushed through more often, including packs, inserts into existing packs, and more Locker Codes. Speaking of Locker Codes, in addition to the limited quantity codes, there will be single use codes all gamers can take advantage of for random reward drops (as in earlier games this generation, though it’s being touted as a new feature). We also have our first Locker Code to use in NBA 2K19 when it’s released: GETIT-DUWW7-AN5F3-FPEZB-9VMWC
  • New modes this year include MyTEAM Unlimited (take your best lineup of 13 players online to compete for rewards), Triple Threat (3v3 against all 30 NBA teams and other squads with rewards on the line), and Triple Threat Online (the same concept, only against other gamers online).
  • This year, single player Weekly Challenges will not expire (but Multiplayer Weekly Challenges still will). Schedule Challenges have been revamped to be less of a grind, and the rewards have been increased. There will also be Daily Trials in the form of stat-based objectives each day.
  • Domination no longer has to be played through in a singular fixed order. The mode includes NBA Domination, Fantasy Domination, and All-Time Domination.
  • Reward Tokens are now earned for completing objectives throughout MyTEAM, and can be traded in at the Reward Market. There’s is also a Token Market which offers the chance to get even more content for your Reward Tokens.
  • Collector Levels return, awarding prizes as your collection grows. New cards this year include Heat Check cards (cards that gain boosted abilities for 48 hours after a player turns in a great performance in real life) new Throwback collections with retro players, and a 20th Anniversary collection.
  • The interface has been updated to be more user-friendly, and now includes notifications and a Card Glossary. The Auction House, Pack Market, Edit Lineups, and other menus have also been updated with a new aesthetic and functionality.

Once again, that’s just a very brief summary, so be sure to check out the blog for the full scoop. A trailer for MyTEAM in NBA 2K19 has also been released. Check it out below, or watch it here on YouTube. I’ve also included the screenshots from the developer blog below, and added them to our NBA 2K19 gallery along with some other recently released screens.

What are your thoughts on the details revealed in the MyTEAM blog? Is it a mode you’re likely to check out this year? Have your say in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum.

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NBA 2K19 Soundtrack Revealed; Available on Spotify

NBA 2K19 Soundtrack

The NBA 2K19 Soundtrack has been revealed. This year’s playlist is curated by Travis Scott and features a wide selection of artists including Alison Wonderland, Ball Park Music, Fall Out Boy, Dilated Peoples, Shepta, and of course, Travis Scott himself.

You can check out the full track listing below, as well as here in our Wiki. If you’d like to listen to the soundtrack before NBA 2K19 is released, it’s available on Spotify. 2K has also posted a video featuring Travis Scott talking to 20th Anniversary Edition cover player LeBron James about music and his history with the NBA 2K series. You can catch it below, or watch it here on YouTube.

What are your thoughts on the NBA 2K19 Soundtrack? Have your say in the comments section below, and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum!

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Wayback Wednesday: The EA Sports Bio in NBA Live 2004

My NBA Live featuring the EA Sports Bio in NBA Live 2004

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at the EA Sports Bio in NBA Live 2004.

In these days of microtransactions for ratings boosts and cosmetic items alike, the notion of receiving rewards for simply playing a game seems rather quaint. Likewise, the idea of having to unlock additional content rather than it being openly promoted as a selling point, either by having it readily available out of the box or perhaps as a pre-order exclusive, seems delightfully retro. That’s how it used to be though, with most content either being unlocked by completing some objective, earning points for an in-game shop, or in some cases, punching in a code.

For their range of 2004 season games, EA Sports introduced a new initiative that was intended to reward gamers, as well as provide an incentive to buy more than one title. That initiative was the EA Sports Bio, a feature that was exclusive to consoles. Even though it was intended to drive sales and put the squeeze on the competition, it was an initiative that benefited gamers even if you only purchased one title, as I did with NBA Live 2004. It’s an interesting concept that inspired features in later games, so let’s take a look back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

We may be in the midst of the NBA 2K19 and NBA Live 19 preview seasons, but our community is still pumping out great mods for NBA 2K18 PC. The latest additions include face, court, jersey, and global updates, as well as updated rosters. Check them all out at the links below!

Manni Live
Milwaukee Bucks Fiserv Forum Court

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Seth Curry Face
Justin Brownlee Face
Stephen Curry Face & Body Model (NBA Finals Look) (Updated to v5.0)
Muscle and Sweat Global (Updated to v3.0)

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Aaron Brooks Face
Lamelo Ball Face (2 Versions)
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated)

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1971-1972 Lakers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

Gabo Mods
Los Angeles Clippers Dornas
Houston Rockets Dornas

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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Details on One Court Customisation in NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19: Custom Court

A couple of recent screenshots leaked news of the court customisation functionality in NBA Live 19, but we now have an official preview of what to expect:

For NBA Live 19, we’re introducing a brand-new feature called The One Court. Your One Court sits at the center of your NBA Live experience and allows players to express themselves in a whole new way. With a full suite of customization options, users can create something truly unique.

Some of the key features include…

  • Choose a location for your court from over 1000 real cities from around the world (with more to be added).
  • Select from a preset Theme, or individually customise all the colours of the lines, paint, and other court textures.
  • Pick different floor materials, from hardwood to polished concrete to asphalt.
  • Add full court designs, with a variety of options available right away. Floor paint options are also available.
  • Logos can be placed at five different locations. There are many to choose from, including a selection of retro NBA team logos.
  • All equipment from the basket to the ball can be customised.
  • Your One Court can be used for drills, shootarounds, and scrimmages, as well as private online games with friends.

Check out the article for more details. You can also find various screenshots of the customisation features below, as well as in our NBA Live 19 Screenshots gallery. There’s no word on whether the custom logos will also be available in Ultimate Team, but hopefully, that will be the case. We’ll certainly post more information as it becomes available, but for now, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this topic in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Monday Tip-Off: Cynicism & Developer Blogs

Developer blogs always deliver promising information (NBA 2K19, MyLEAGUE)

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a few thoughts on the cynicism we often feel when we read developer blogs.

NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 are just a month away from release, which means we’re in the thick of the preview season. We’re not necessarily getting huge information dumps or new media every day of the week, but the stream of previews is growing steadier as their launch draws nearer. Of course, there are still quite a few things that we’d like to learn about the upcoming games, even though they’re already available to pre-order and will be released in just four weeks. As previously discussed, this has become the norm for basketball gaming’s preview season.

So far, we’ve had one deep-dive developer blog for NBA 2K19, detailing all of the improvements and additions to MyLEAGUE, MyGM, and MyLEAGUE Online in this year’s game. More developer blogs should be on their way, and Mike Wang has also been dropping some important information about gameplay enhancements via his Twitter account, but sometimes it’s difficult to take even the best news at face value. When we take a look back at the developer blogs throughout the years, it’s easy to notice a few patterns and recurring themes. Some people may call it “hating”, but if you’ve experienced a few preview seasons, it can be tough not to get a little cynical.

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U R Basketball V59 Has Been Released for NBA 2K14

U R Basketball 2K14 Preview

Updates for the U R Basketball mod for NBA 2K14 have been very constant as of late, and that has continued with the release of V59. The latest version of URB 2K14 features updated 2018 offseason rosters, new art files, enhancements to ratings and tendencies, and new content. A quick overview of the key features is as follows:

  • 2019 Roster transactions & rotations updated through 12th August
  • 2018 Final Roster
  • Ratings & Tendencies & Coaching profiles updated by slimm, based on final 17/18 season stats. Next update will include 2018 Rookies update.
  • New team (USA College Team ’92) added to Olympic Roster
  • Few shoes updated in Olympic Roster

You can download V58 of U R Basketball here! Be sure to check out the release topic here for support, previews, and more information about future releases.

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Latest NBA Live 19 Screenshots Spotlight Several Rookies

NBA Live 19: Deandre Ayton

A few more NBA Live 19 screenshots have been released over the past couple of days. The latest batch of screenshots spotlights a few members of this year’s rookie class, and it seems that the face scans that were performed during the 2018 Summer League yielded some excellent results.

The rookies featured in the latest screenshots are first overall pick Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic, Michael Porter Jr, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Collin Sexton, and Trae Young. Additionally, EA Sports have posted a few ratings reveals infographics providing in-game shots of a couple of other rookies, namely Kevin Knox, and Marvin Bagley III.

Aside from the rookies, there’s also a screenshot of DeMarcus Cousins that you may have already seen, but I neglected to include it in the previous bulletin. Be sure to check out all of the latest screenshots below, as well as here in our NBA Live 19 Screenshots gallery!

What are your thoughts on the latest screenshots? Feel free to have your say in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

We’re in the midst of the NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 preview season, so once again I’m a little behind on a busy week of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC. The latest mods include more retro jersey fixes, courts, player faces and body models, and updated 2018 offseason rosters. You can find all of the download links below.

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1985-1986 Hawks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1985-1986 Celtics Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1985-1986 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1984-1985 Bucks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1976-1977 Sixers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1971-1972 Knicks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

Torogi
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk Face
Kevin Ollie Face
Muscle and Sweat Global (Updated to v3.0)
Chris Paul Body & Face (Updated to v3.0)
Brad Miller Face & Tattoos (Updated to v2.0)
No Injuries Rosters (with new Retro Teams) 8/6/18 (Updated to v1.6)
Bismack Biyombo Face (Updated to v2.0)
Terrence Ross Face (Updated to v2.0)
2007-08 Tracy McGrady Face & Body Model (Updated to v2.0)
2009-2010 Kobe Bryant Face (Updated to v2.0)
Stephen Curry Face & Body Model (NBA Finals Look) (Updated to v4.0)

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Memphis Grizzlies 2018/2019 Court

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Body & Hair

Vincent of TeamRakker
Dallas Mavericks Fictional HD Court

Shuajota
Khem Birch Face
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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U R Basketball V58 Has Been Released for NBA 2K14

U R Basketball 2K14 Preview

A new roster update for NBA 2K14 has arrived, by way of V58 of the U R Basketball mod by skoadam, slimm44, and company. The latest version of URB 2K14 includes the latest 2018 offseason rosters, and new artwork. A quick breakdown of the key features is as follows:

  • Transactions & Rotations updated through 9th August
  • Arenas for all 2019 teams by Z3r0
  • New courts for 2019 Grizzlies and Bucks by Jumpman2k

You can download V58 of U R Basketball here! Be sure to check out the release topic here for support, previews, and more information. As per the latest previews, the All-Time Roster is still in the works, and several art updates and other enhancements are also lined up for the next release. The offseason rosters will also continue to be updated. Once again, keep it locked to the UBR 2K14 thread for further details.

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NBA Live 19 Ratings Reveals: Top Rookies

NBA Live 19: Trae Young (81 Overall)

EA Sports aren’t quite done with the ratings reveals for NBA Live 19 just yet. The latest article over on the official website lists the top-rated rookies in this year’s game, while also profiling the key members of the Class of 2018. The top rookies and their Overall Ratings are as follows:

  • DeAndre Ayton, Phoenix Suns (84 Overall)
  • Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings (82 Overall)
  • Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks (81 Overall)
  • Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks (81 Overall)
  • Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies (81 Overall)
  • Mohamed Bamba, Orlando Magic (81 Overall)
  • Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets (80 Overall)
  • Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers (79 Overall)
  • Grayson Allen, Utah Jazz (79 Overall)
  • Kevin Knox, New York Knicks (78 Overall)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Los Angeles Clippers (78 Overall)
  • Aaron Holiday, Indiana Pacers (77 Overall)

As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum.

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The Friday Five: Top 5 Legends I’d Like to See in NBA Live

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a countdown of the Top 5 NBA Legends that I’d like to see featured in NBA Live.

As NBA Live continues to evolve into a viable alternative to NBA 2K for basketball gamers seeking a sim experience, it’s important that it becomes a well-rounded title. This means that on top of quality gameplay that realistically depicts the NBA, modes must also be deep and engaging. It’s also important to include some additional content beyond the current NBA teams. NBA Live has obviously found a great hook in the global courts found in The Streets, as well as WNBA players, but one area where it could stand to improve is in its usage of historical content, specifically NBA Legends.

It’s tough to match what NBA 2K has done in terms of utilising Legends, not only with its historical squads but also the All-Time Teams. However, NBA Live could do a little more with the Legends that EA Sports has licensed, beyond simply featuring them in Ultimate Team. From Decade All-Stars to the ability to assign Legends to the current teams, there are ways that they could (and should) have a bigger presence in NBA Live. There are some prominent names missing however, Legends that I’d love to see in EA’s game once more. Licensing some of them is easier said than done, but should it ever be feasible, these are the Top 5 Legends I’d like to see in NBA Live.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

The efforts to bring NBA Live 08 PC up to date continue with a new file addition today. The latest release is a pack of 2018 season jersey updates for ten teams; check it out at the link below!

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10 NBA Team 2018 Jersey Update Part 1

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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NBA Live 19 Screenshots: Embiid, Durant, DeRozan, & Westbrook

NBA Live 19: Joel Embiid

While the ratings reveals have included a couple of infographics providing a glimpse of various players as they appear in NBA Live 19, community manager Donnie G has dropped four new screenshots that give us a much better look at this year’s game.

The four players featured in the new screenshots are cover player Joel Embiid, NBA Live 16 cover player Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and DeMar DeRozan, who is sporting his new San Antonio Spurs jersey. For those who may have missed the earlier articles, those players are rated 92 Overall, 93 Overall, 95 Overall, and 90 Overall respectively.

Check out the screenshots below, as well as over in our NBA Live 19 gallery. I’ve also included the infographics from the ratings reveals articles, which provide a look at a couple of other players (as well as the aforementioned ones). Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as here in the Forum. We’re hoping to set up some developer interviews soon, and we’ll obviously post any other news that comes along, so stay tuned for more details.

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Top 5 Small Fowards, Power Forwards, & Centres in NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19: Kevin Durant (95 Overall)

The reveal of the Top 5 players at each position in NBA Live 19 continues. Officially, EA Sports are up to the small forwards, but since the articles for the power forwards and centres have already been posted, they’ve inevitably leaked the ratings ahead of time. The Top 5 players at each position are as follows:

Small Forward

  1. LeBron James (97 Overall)
  2. Kevin Durant (95 Overall)
  3. Kawhi Leonard (92 Overall)
  4. Paul George (90 Overall)
  5. Gordon Hayward (85 Overall)

Power Forwards

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (90 Overall)
  2. Draymond Green (88 Overall)
  3. LaMarcus Aldridge (87 Overall)
  4. Kevin Love (87 Overall)
  5. Kristaps Porzingas (86 Overall)

Centres

  1. Anthony Davis (94 Overall)
  2. Joel Embiid (92 Overall)
  3. Karl-Anthony Towns (91 Overall)
  4. DeMarcus Cousins (90 Overall)
  5. Rudy Gobert (89 Overall)

In case you missed it, you can check out the ratings for the shooting guards here, and the point guards here. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum.

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