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NBA 2K12 Finals Simulation (ESPN.com)

ESPN.com has teamed up with 2K Sports to deliver a simulation of the 2012 NBA Finals, which is set to tip off shortly with Game 1 in Oklahoma City. The simulation predicts a back and forth series, with the Thunder ultimately prevailing in an epic seventh game.

How do you think the series will go down? Comment below, cast your vote in our current poll and join in the discussion in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum!

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Opening tip: NBA Live 13 vs. NBA 2K13 (Game Hunters)

USAToday.com’s Brett Molina has posted a Game Hunters feature with impressions of NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13, taken from their demonstrations at E3 2012. The preview notably offers a more positive take on the animations in NBA Live 13 compared to some of the other reports coming out of E3, describing them as being “more natural”. It also praises the detail of player faces and provides a rundown of what we’ve been told about the game so far.

On the NBA 2K13 side of things, Molina describes the game as “looking as sharp as previous versions” and “smooth, just like its predecessors”. The preview also notes the developers’ commitment to improving the defensive game and the much talked about Guitar Hero-like controls in the new dunk contest.

Which game are you looking at getting, or will you be getting both? Or, will you be skipping this year entirely? Have your say in the comments section below and don’t forget to keep it locked to the NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13 sections of the NLSC Forum for the latest discussion.

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NBA Live 13 Preview (Worthplaying)

Continuing our round-up of NBA Live 13 previews coming out of E3 2012, Worthplaying have posted their rundown of this year’s game which you can check out here. The article doesn’t provide any impressions of the build that was on display, but does give an overview of the key points that have been announced at this time such as ANT technology, changes to post play, the renewed deal with Synergy Sports and teams adapting their playcalling to the user’s strategy.

As always, we invite you to post your thoughts in the comments below and join in the latest discussion in the NBA Live 13 section of our Forum.

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ESPN.com: Sky’s the limit for NBA 2K13 (E3 Preview)

ESPN.com’s Jon Robinson has posted a preview of NBA 2K13, based on the demonstration behind closed doors at E3 2012. His first impressions of the game note that it features a quicker pace, more fluid player movement and better collisions. The preview also includes several quotes from NBA 2K13 developers, in particular noting that this year’s controls will be simpler for first-time players, without compromising depth or the simulation experience.

The article concludes with a quick overview of the new All-Star Weekend content that will be available to pre-order customers. Check it out and add your thoughts below in the comments, as well as in the NBA 2K13 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NBA Live 13 Official Site Updated: Features, Platforms, Release Date

The official NBA Live 13 website has been updated with a preliminary list of features. The page currently mentions points such as the game being driven by “Basketball IQ” (possibly the evolution of the Dynamic DNA concept), an all-new Playmaker Engine and world-class animation technology under the heading of “Smart Spectacular Gameplay”. Under “Connecting Experiences”, it mentions “all-new online features that will keep players connected and competing all year long”. Finally, features such as the full ESPN broadcast package and photorealistic faces are mentioned under “Authentic NBA Presentation”.

The release date of October 2nd is also confirmed, which isn’t a surprise as the date had already been confirmed for NBA 2K13 and the games have generally hit shelves on the same day. The official site also lists the platforms that the game will be available on and unfortunately it seems we have confirmation of another console only release, as only the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are listed.

What do you make of the latest info? Sound off below in the comments and in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Video interview with NBA Live 13 producer Nick Wlodyka (KonsoleKingz)

KonsoleKingz.com have posted a video interview with NBA Live 13 producer Nick Wlodyka, conducted at E3 2012. The interview discusses the new direction of the game and the key points that the team are focusing on with NBA Live 13. It also features a few quick clips of the game in action on the screen in the background.

Watch the interview below or check it out here on KonsoleKingz’ YouTube channel if you can’t see the  embedded video. You can also check out a video of the clips from the interview here on the NLSC’s YouTube channel, put together by JaoSming and zoomed in for a better look. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below and join in the rest of the discussion in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K12. Today’s additions include some new HD Nike shoe updates, along with a 1997/1998 season total conversion and the latest version of HAWK23’s Ultimate Base Roster.

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Nike Zoom KD IV HD (White/Black/Cool Grey)
Nike Zoom KD IV HD (Black/White/Varsity Red)
Nike Zoom KD IV HD (Mike Miller Pack)

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Ultimate Base Roster V17 [10 New Teams/232 Total] (Updated to v17.0)
1997/1998 Mod (Updated to v2.0)

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Heat will face Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals; New Poll

After an impressive victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Miami Heat have punched their ticket to the NBA Finals where they will meet the Oklahoma City Thunder. Who is your pick to win the championship this year? How do you think it will go down? Cast your vote in our new poll, leave your thoughts in the comments below and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum!

Our previous poll asked whether the cover player influenced your decision to buy basketball video games. Not surprisingly, a majority of voters indicated that the cover player has no impact on their decision, though quite a few others opined that it does make a difference for them, as the final tally stood at 74% for No, 26% for yes.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2005

We’ve got the one file addition for NBA Live 2005 today, a patch that replaces the loading screen music with the ditties from NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08. Get it at the link below.

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NBA Live 07 & 08 Loading Music

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

For those of you still playing NBA 2K11 PC, we have one lone file addition today: the 2012 Draft Class for Association Mode, made by z02. Pick it up at the link below.

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2012 Draft Class for NBA 2K11

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NBA Live 13 Preview (GameInformer)

GameInformer have posted a reasonably detailed preview of NBA Live 13, based on the presentation at E3 2012. The preview gives a rundown of the ANT animations technology (also shared by the FIFA and NHL series) that is being used by the game, including its ability to respond to user input and chain together different moves. It also touches upon low post control, player movement, adaptive AI, the renewed partnership with Synergy Sports and ESPN Presentation.

Check it out and add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2003

Today’s additions for NBA Live 2003 include some updates to tommy’s Decade of Rosters project.

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A Decade of Rosters (2001/2002) (Updated to v0.2)
A Decade of Rosters (2003/2004) (Updated to v0.3)
A Decade of Rosters (2004/2005) (Updated to v0.3)

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IGN’s NBA 2K13 at E3 Preview

IGN have posted a preview of NBA 2K13 as part of their ongoing coverage of E3 2012. It doesn’t go into much detail or provide a lot of new info, however it does reiterate the development team’s plans to improve the fluidity and natural timing of post-play reactions and celebrations, as well as their aim of achieving better balance between offense and defense by allowing the defender to be more physical with the ball-handler.

It also touches briefly on the dunk contest controls and features. Check it out and feel free to add your thoughts here in the NLSC Forum or in the comments below.

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Operation Sports’ NBA 2K13 at E3 Preview

Operation Sports have posted their hands-off preview of NBA 2K13 at E3 2012. The article offers a detailed first look at the game and includes several quotes from the NBA 2K13 developers.

Among the key points covered are improved transitional animations (such a basketball move into a post-basket celebration), better floor spacing, authentic player movement and simplified controls. It also includes some more details on the new dunk contest that will be part of the All-Star Weekend pre-order bonus, noting that the current build includes over 100 dunks with plans for over 150 different dunks in the final release.

Check it out and join in the discussion in the NBA 2K13 section of the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Although the big news this week involves the first details on NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13 coming out of E3, we’ve still got people making great updates for the games that are already out. Check out today’s file additions for NBA 2K12 which include a new face, global update and retro shoe patch.

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Michael Ruffin Face

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Superglobal Cryptonym Blast v6.3 w/ Avengers Shadow Mod v3 by SJ1414

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Air Jordan XII Retro “Flu Game”

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