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EA Sports Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson talks NBA Live, More

Xbox360Achievements.org has posted part two of a video interview with EA Sports’ Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson, which touches on a variety of topics including NBA Live 13. While no concrete information on the game itself is given, Wilson does talk a little about their approach to the series, along with their desire to continually innovate and plan for the future.

The NBA Live segment of the interview begins at the 4:56 mark of the video, for those who would like to skip ahead. Check it out and add your thoughts in the comments below or in this thread in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum. Thanks to 22cedric for the heads up.

2K Sports inviting feedback for NBA 2K13 via Twitter

2K Sports are currently seeking fan suggestions for NBA 2K13 via Twitter. Tweets by community manager Ronnie 2K and the official 2K Sports Twitter account are encouraging users to send in their ideas for this year’s game, using the hashtag #IdeasforNBA2K13.

While this is obviously designed to drum up hype for NBA 2K13 by getting it to trend on Twitter months out from its release, it does present a good opportunity to send constructive feedback in to the game’s producers. Speaking of initiatives to improve NBA 2K, don’t forget about the SportsGaming blog’s grass roots movement to open up an ongoing dialogue with the NBA 2K developers.

https://twitter.com/#!/Ronnie2K/status/203231476916031490

https://twitter.com/#!/2KSports/status/203232336660279296

If you’re on Twitter and have some ideas for NBA 2K13, be sure to hit them up. While you’re there, remember you can follow us @TheNLSC.

New NBA 2K12 Official Roster Update (May 17th) Now Available

A new official roster update for NBA 2K12 is now available, containing lineups accurate as of May 17th, 2012. As previously mentioned, the roster updates being released during the Playoffs only contain updated rotations accounting for injuries and lineup changes, with no further adjustments being made to player ratings.

As always, the new rosters will be downloaded automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet and you have the latest official patch installed. I’ve also updated this pack with a copy of the latest roster and online data files for PC users who wish to update their game manually.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Be sure to check out today’s file additions for NBA 2K12: a new version of NBA Street 2K12 and NBA 2K12: Street Edition from our own JaoSming, as well as an update to the Ultimate All Time Franchise Best Mod from Retroswald13.

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NBA Street 2K12 (Updated to v5.1)
NBA Street 2K12: Night Edition

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Ultimate All Time Franchise Best Mod Roster (Updated to v3.2)

NLSC Current Roster Updates for NBA Live 2005-08 v5.1 Released

New versions (v5.1) of the current roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08 are now available! The new updates feature rosters accurate as of May 13th, 2012. Download the update for the game you’re playing at the links below; please see the support threads for the “roster only” versions and supplementary add-ons.

NBA Live 08: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 07: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 06: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 2005: Download | Support Thread

The new rosters also contain some minor ratings updates for a couple of players, fixed dunk packages in the NBA Live 2005 and NBA Live 06 updates, some art updates that were made available after v5.0 was released back in April and a couple of other minor fixes. Please note that they do not contain new Brooklyn Nets artwork, as we’re still in the 2011/2012 season. Those updates are available separately for anyone who’d like to have the new logos early.

NLSC Forum Rule Amendments: Donations

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Since more and more patchers in the community have donation links and virtual “tip jars” these days, we felt it would be a good idea to amend the Forum rules to regulate the situation. Our hope is that we can avoid things getting out of hand.

In a nutshell, we are allowing the donation links and tip jars, however patchers may not bully or harass people into making a contribution; withholding releases until donations are received will also not be tolerated as it is not in the spirit of our patching community. Similarly, directly charging for updates remains prohibited, as legal issues can arise from this approach. We have also set a few conditions for the placement of donation links in Forum posts and our Downloads section.

For more information, please see the Forum Rules here. We reserve the right to make further amendments to the rules as the situation dictates, but hopefully there will be no issues moving forward. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself or one of the other administrators.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

We’ve got a few new player updates in today’s file additions for NBA 2K12, including converted faces and tattoos. Check them out at the links below.

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Alan Anderson Face
Sean May Face

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Kawhi Leonard Tattoo Update

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Ready for the latest file additions for NBA Live 08? Today’s additions include a couple of great Brooklyn Nets court patches ready for next season, new jersey portraits, custom player gear and a new ENB series.

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Manu Ginobili & Kobe Bryant Gear Patch
REV30 Jersey Preview Patch
Brooklyn Nets 2012/2013 Court Patch

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Brooklyn Nets 2012/2013 Court Patch

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Less Colorful ENB series for NBA Live 08

New Poll: The Influence of Cover Players

With news on NBA Live 13 and NBA 2K13 likely right around the corner, speculating on the possible cover players for each game has been a popular topic in the NLSC Forum. Does the choice of cover player influence your decision to buy a game, though? Cast your vote in our new poll!

Our previous poll asked “Do you mostly play basketball video games online or offline?” It seems an overwhelming number of gamers in the community still favour offline modes such as Dynasty, Association and My Player, as “Mostly offline” garnered 83% of the vote. In contrast, just 9% indicated that they mostly play basketball video games online, while a final 8% spend an equal amount of time playing online and offline modes.

2K GameChangers Community Initiative (SportsGaming)

The SportsGaming blog is starting an initiative to encourage 2K Sports to adopt a similar approach to EA’s Game Changers and the NBA Live Advisory Council, with a view to improving 2K’s NBA sim games beginning with NBA 2K13. Essentially, it is a grass roots movement to open a dialogue with the NBA 2K development team and provide them with quality feedback, similar to what we’ve been able to do in the past with EA Sports and our NBA Live Wishlists.

Anyone interested in being a part of the initiative and providing 2K Sports with constructive feedback is invited to email Bruce Harmon at magww@live.com; you can also follow him here on Twitter.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Check out the latest file additions for NBA 2K12: a new face update for Kevin Love and the latest versions of the Ultimate Base Roster and huge portrait pack from HAWK23 and Wim.vl. Pick them up at the links below.

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Kevin Love Face

Wim.vl & HAWK23
1000+ Missing Legends, Retro Players, & Rookie Portraits (Updated to v5.0)

HAWK23
Ultimate Base Roster V14 [1,000+ Portraits Added + 214 Teams] (Updated to v14.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We’ve got a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 08 today: a 2012 season portrait pack for the Houston Rockets and a high quality update for the Miami Heat’s red alternate jersey. Check them out at the links below.

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Houston Rockets Portrait Update

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Miami Heat 2011/2012 Alternate Jersey Patch

NBA 2K13 Motion Capture Talent; Forum Section Launched

Not many details on NBA 2K13 have been revealed or hinted at as yet aside from community manager Ronnie 2K looking to recruit various celebrities for an as yet unnamed NBA 2K related initiative, as well as Justin Bieber’s inclusion in the game. As with NBA Live 13, we probably won’t be getting a whole lot of information until E3 next month.

However, yesterday Ronnie Tweeted an interesting tidbit, revealing that Dion Waiters and Austin Rivers (son of former NBA player and current Celtics head coach Doc Rivers) have provided motion capture for NBA 2K13.

With NBA 2K13 news likely to start coming out in the near future and plenty of fun to be had speculating on the game and discussing what we’d like to see, we’ve gone ahead and added an NBA 2K13 section to the NLSC Forum. Join in the discussion today!

New NBA 2K12 Official Roster Update (May 9th) Now Available

Another official roster update for NBA 2K12 has gone live today, with rosters accurate as of May 9th 2012. The update will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet and your game is up to date with the official patch. The new rosters can then be accessed by using the Reset Roster function under the Options menu.

PC users who would like to update their game manually can download this pack, which I’ve updated with the latest roster and online data files. As previously noted by the NBA 2K Insider, the Playoff roster updates do not contain any ratings adjustments, just updated rotations to reflect the latest injuries and lineups.

Dynasty Five Fantasy League Restarted, seeking GMs

The Dynasty Five Fantasy League has restarted using the latest NLSC rosters and is currently looking for enthusiastic GMs to sign up. The new season will begin shortly, after all vacant teams have been claimed.

If you’re interested in joining the league, check out this section to see a list of the available teams and register to claim one before somebody else does. You can also check out a listing of Dynasty Five’s rules and procedures here.