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Upcoming NLSC Podcast Bonus Episode with Da_Czar

If you’ve connected with us on Twitter and Facebook, you may have seen us drop a not too subtle hint about a special bonus episode of the NLSC Podcast this week featuring a special guest. That guest is none other than Da_Czar, the President of SimNation! As most of you are probably aware, Czar’s Sim Citi blog can be found here and he also has a long running weekly show, SimNation Radio, which our own Leftos has recently been taking part in.

The episode features Pdub and Leftos interviewing Czar on a multitude of topics, as the three of them discuss NBA Live 13, NBA 2K13, the modding community and more. You’ll definitely want to give it a listen, so be on the lookout for it to be posted within the next day or so. Don’t forget that you can discuss and respond to all of our podcasts in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum.

NBA 2K13 Full Game Footage – Ronnie 2K vs LD2k

In case you missed the live stream of the full game of NBA 2K13 between Ronnie 2K and LD2k, you can watch the replay here over on TwitchTV. Jump ahead to the 20:41 mark in the video for the start of the broadcast. The stream also included some pre-recorded interviews with members of the NBA 2K13 Community Team Up.

Be sure to check it out if you’re after some raw gameplay footage and add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K13 section of the Forum. If you’ve got an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 you’ll be able to get some hands-on experience with the game yourself next week, as the demo is set to drop on September 25th (September 26th for some international regions).

File Additions for NBA 2K12

We’ve got quite a few file additions for NBA 2K12 today including an updated version of the 1992/1993 mod, a couple more retro mods for the 1996 and 2006 seasons, several fictional court updates and a new Brooklyn Nets jersey, based on the rumoured official designs. Download them all at the links below, and thanks as always to all the individual contributors for adding their work to our Downloads database!

1992/1993 Mod (Updated to v5.0)

2005/2006 Mod
1995/1996 Mod

Fictional Memphis Grizzlies Court
Fictional Utah Jazz Court
Fictional New York Knicks Court
Fictional Portland Trailblazers Court
Fictional Indiana Pacers Court
Fictional Boston Celtics Court
Fictional Oklahoma City Thunder Court
Fictional Houston Rockets Court
Fictional Golden State Warriors Court

Brooklyn Nets Leaked Jerseys

Six More NBA 2K13 Ratings Revealed

As we draw closer and closer to the release of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports are now revealing the overall ratings of six players every time they hit a new milestone in their number of Twitter followers. Having now reached 291,000 followers, 2K have unveiled the overall ratings for Devin Harris, Ray Allen, Marshon Brooks, Paul Pierce, Caron Butler and Zach Randolph, which are as follows:

Devin Harris: 77 overall
Ray Allen: 80 overall
Marshon Brooks: 73 overall
Paul Pierce: 83 overall
Caron Butler: 81 overall
Zach Randolph: 84 overall

Another six players will be revealed at the 292,000 followers mark. In the meantime, feel free to post your thoughts on the latest overall ratings in the comments below and discuss all the ratings revealed so far in this thread in the Forum.

NBA Live 13 Notes & Speculation: Cover, Future of the Series

It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that NBA Live 13 news has been scarce since E3, with the most recent developments being the release of the first official trailer and confirmation that the game isn’t slated for release on October 2nd, both coming last week. Since there has been much speculation about the game’s status, I thought that I’d reiterate that as far as we know, the game is not cancelled and will be released at some point, though the actual release date remains unknown at this time.

As far as the future of the series is concerned, recent job listings on EA’s website are advertising a handful of positions on the NBA Live Development Team at EA Tiburon. This would seem to suggest that EA is intending to continue the series next year with NBA Live 14 despite speculation of its demise, which has come about as a result of the uncertainty caused by the lack of information and negative reactions to the preview media seen so far, both leaked and officially released. Look out for more discussion on this in the next episode of our Podcast, which will be out very soon.

Finally, Leftos has noted a Tweet from Ronnie 2K mentioning that “affiliations to other games” are preventing 2K Sports from revealing overall ratings for certain players as part of the hype for NBA 2K13. LeBron James and Deron Williams are two notable stars whose ratings have not been mentioned in 2K’s updates, with Williams appearing on the cover of Majesco’s NBA Baller Beats. This may suggest that LeBron James does indeed have some involvement with NBA Live 13, as heavily rumoured.

That’s about all we know at the moment, hopefully it clears up a few questions I’ve been seeing. Right now there’s more speculation and rumours than there are facts, but we’ll be doing our best to bring everyone concrete info as soon as we can get it. In the meantime, feel free to continue the discussion in the comments below, as well as in the NBA Live 13 section of the NLSC Forum.

NBA 2K13 Demo Coming Next Week (Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3)

Ronnie 2K has revealed that the NBA 2K13 demo will be released next week! The demo will be available on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on Tuesday, September 25th (Wednesday the 26th in some international regions) and will offer one quarter of gameplay between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. As usual, the demo will not feature any commentary, but it is notably online enabled for the first time.

Before we all get some hands-on time with the demo, we’ll be getting a hands-off look at the game tomorrow as Ronnie revealed that he and Chris “LD2k” Manning will be streaming a full game live at 2 PM PST/5 PM EST on TwitchTV. Be sure to check out the live stream tomorrow and add your thoughts on the upcoming demo in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the Forum.

Latest NBA 2K13 Ratings: Howard, Bosh & Hibbert

The official 2K Sports Twitter has topped 290,000 followers, so three more overall ratings have been released. Today’s featured players are new Los Angeles Laker Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh of the NBA Champion Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers All-Star Roy Hibbert; their overall ratings are as follows:

Dwight Howard: 96 overall
Chris Bosh: 83 overall
Roy Hibbert: 86 overall

Add your thoughts on the latest overall ratings in the comments below, join in the discussion of all the overall ratings revealed so far here in the NLSC Forum, and be on the lookout for six new overall ratings to be revealed once 2K Sports reaches 291,000 followers on Twitter.

SLAM ONLINE Preview of NBA 2K13

SLAM ONLINE have posted a preview of NBA 2K13, which you can check out here. It provides a rundown of some of the key features that have been discussed so far, talking a little more about Jay-Z’s involvement as an executive producer and mentioning that in addition to producing NBA 2K13’s soundtrack and getting the original Dream Team into the game, he also had some influence over the decision to adopt the new Control Stick.

The preview also mentions a special anniversary court for the Dream Team, touches on Virtual Currency and how it can be earned and spent, contains a few more tidbits about MyCAREER and confirms that all of last year’s historical teams return this year and will be joined by the 2001 Philadelphia 76ers, though there won’t be a specific mode for them. Check it out for the full scoop, sound off in the comments below and add your thoughts here in the NBA 2K13 section of the NLSC Forum.

Ultimate Base Roster V29 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

NBA 2K13 may be right around the corner, but HAWK23 isn’t done with the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 just yet. V29 of UBR is now available, complete with 2012/2013 offseason rosters accurate as of September 16th 2012. It also includes an Association mode compatible version, fixes for multiple players with missing arm and face textures, adds 30+ new faces, fixes an issue with the Bucks’ 1991 home jersey, includes tweaks to some of the season mods and adds Chris Broadbeck’s ABA Expansion Roster.

Pick up the latest version of the Ultimate Base Roster here in our Downloads section. As always, please check out the release thread for more information on the mod and be sure to direct any and all feedback to HAWK23 therein.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K12. Today we have new high quality logo updates for every NBA team, new bootup logos, custom Team Shaq and Team Chuck logos and jerseys to replace the Rookie and Sophomore teams, updated Brooklyn Nets jerseys based on the most recent rumoured designs and a face update for Dwight Howard. Download them all at the links below!

NBA 2K12 Best Official, Alternate & Wordmark Logos
Team Shaq & Chuck Jerseys & Logos (with Elite & Star Jerseys)
Best Logos Bootup

Brooklyn Nets 2012/2013 Uniforms

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Dwight Howard Face by FN11

NBA 2K13 Wii U Coming November 18th

The release date for the Wii U version of NBA 2K13 has been revealed as November 18th, making it one of the launch titles for the upcoming console. A few screenshots and a fact sheet have also been released, giving us a glimpse of the Wii U version and confirming some of its features. Wii U players can expect to play MyCAREER mode, take control of the 1992 Dream Team and Team USA 2012, make use of features such as the new Control Stick and Signature Skills and create their own shoes, with some additional Wii U-exclusive features yet to be announced.

Check out the full fact sheet below and see the screenshots in this gallery. Will you be picking up a Wii U and NBA 2K13 on launch day? Have your say in the comments and in this thread in the NBA 2K13 section of the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Photos showing off the Brooklyn Nets’ new home court at the Barclays Center have recently emerged and as such, Mythbuster has wasted no time in creating a new, high quality court and arena update for NBA 2K12. Be sure to pick it up at the link below!

Barclays Center – Brooklyn Nets Official 2012

New NBA 2K13 Trailer: Dream Team vs Team USA 2012

2K Sports have released another new trailer for NBA 2K13, this time featuring the 1992 Dream Team taking on Team USA 2012. The trailer features highlights from a game that goes right down to the wire, with the ball in Michael Jordan’s hands as the clock winds down. Did MJ make the gamewinning shot? The trailer doesn’t tell us, so everyone is free to draw their own conclusions.

Check it out below or watch it here on our YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video. Add your thoughts on the trailer (including whether or not you believe MJ made the shot) in the comments below and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K13 section of the NLSC Forum.

More NBA 2K13 Ratings: Eric Gordon, Aaron Brooks, Manu Ginobili

The official 2K Sports Twitter has topped 289,000 followers, which means the overall ratings for another three players in NBA 2K13 have been revealed. We now know the overall ratings for the New Orleans Hornets’ Eric Gordon, the Sacramento Kings’ Aaron Brooks and the San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili, which are as follows:

Eric Gordon: 85 overall
Aaron Brooks: 77 overall
Manu Ginobili: 86 overall

Post your thoughts on the latest ratings below and join in the discussion of all the overall ratings revealed to date in this thread in the NBA 2K13 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We’ve just got the one file addition for NBA Live 08 today. steelaz305 has taken one of the old NLSC roster updates and reverted them to opening night rosters for the 2007/2008 season; pick it up at the link below. Speaking of roster updates, once again I’d like to remind everyone that I will be continuing the roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08 this season, but cannot set a release date at this time. Please stay tuned for further updates when I’m a little further along in the process.

Opening Night 2007/2008 Rosters