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25th Anniversary of NBA Live Overtime Content Coming

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Thank you to everyone who has been following along with our 25th Anniversary of NBA Live content! We tipped off the celebrations in 2019 and continued them through 2020, marking the 25th Anniversary of both the original release in 1994, and the PC version in 1995.

It was my goal to wrap up the retrospectives by the end of 2020. One of the main reasons for that – aside from chronological accuracy, of course – was to avoid what happened with the 20th Anniversary celebrations five years earlier. Unfortunately I didn’t produce all of the content that I had planned, in particular the game-by-game retrospectives. That’s why I burned through the 25th Anniversary retrospectives so quickly last month, as I wanted to make sure that I got them done. I also wanted to give everyone some fresh content to enjoy over the holiday season.

The end of the retrospectives also marks the end of our main celebrations. However, there are a few other odds and ends to share, including republishing articles from the 20th Anniversary, a couple of other features, and if we can line them up, further interviews with people involved with NBA Live during the early days. You can consider this “overtime” content, and it’ll run through the early stages of 2021. Some other ideas will likely instead be repurposed for Wayback Wednesday features, and possibly March Modness.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the retrospectives and other throwback content! It was definitely fun to revisit every game in the series, reminisce about the good times, and put the series’ struggles in perspective. Stay tuned for the overtime content, and in the meantime, I invite you to check out all of our 25th Anniversary of NBA Live features that have been posted so far! I’ve compiled all of the links below, or you can browse the archive. Here’s to getting some good news about the future of the NBA Live series at some point in 2021!

25th Anniversary of NBA Live Retrospectives

Other Features

NLSC Podcast: 25th Anniversary of NBA Live

Interviews

Thank you once again for joining me on this trip down memory lane, and I hope that you’ll return to these features whenever you feel like reminiscing about the NBA Live series! If you have any reactions to the retrospectives and other content, or just want to share fond memories of NBA Live and thoughts on its future, feel free to comment on any of the features, as well as join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum.

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mp3
mp3
January 4, 2021 3:02 am

Wow Andrew, mate… when you look at the list there it remains us of how much content you provide for us all and GOOD content at that!

We have all said it before but you would make one hell of a community manager and hopefully one day soon EA gets back in touch with you.

We appreciate you brother!

beegees
beegees
January 5, 2021 4:09 am

Please share the post with EA. EA is gonna bestow you a honorary diploma at least, maybe more things of recognition for the outstanding work on fortifying the legacy of the NBA Live.

Pep
Pep
January 6, 2021 11:59 am

I hope in near future we would be able to see a retrospective of NBA Live 22 and beyond versions. We all need new good Live even 2k need that.