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NBA Live 13: Why we want a PC Version

Before I move on to discussing a few odds and ends that I’m hoping to see in NBA Live 13, I’d like to take a moment to talk about something that is very important to the community: the prospect of a PC release, and why we want to see it.

There’s currently some conflicting information out there regarding a possible PC release of NBA Live 13, with a couple of sites featuring pre-order listings for one (along with a Wii U version) while others only list versions for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. I expect we’ll get official confirmation one way or another soon but before that happens I’d like to speak out one more time on the community’s desire for a PC version.

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NBA Live 13: Online & Presentation Expectations

Here is the latest installment of my series of speculative articles on NBA Live 13. This time, I’m taking a look at online features and presentation in this year’s game. I don’t have too much to say on either front compared to my gameplay and game mode articles, which is why I’ve combined them into one feature.

As with the two previous articles, I’d like to remind everyone that these are my hopes and speculation for NBA Live 13; I’m not confirming any details that haven’t already been mentioned in news posts here at the NLSC. I am also trying to limit items to things that I think can feasibly be done this year, rather than discussing everything that could possibly be done in an NBA video game.

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NBA Live 13: Dynasty & Game Mode Expectations

Yesterday, I looked ahead to NBA Live 13 and talked about my hopes and expectations for gameplay in this year’s game. Today, I’m taking a look at game modes such as Dynasty, Be-a-Pro/Become Legendary and more. I’ll be posting my thoughts on online features and more over the next few days, in the lead up to E3 2012.

Once again, I’d like to stress that these articles are not confirming any details about NBA Live 13, they’re purely my hopes and speculation. I’m also limiting myself to things that I think could feasibly be accomplished this year for a satisfying experience, as it’s unreasonable to expect the game to reach its full potential in all areas straight away.

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NBA Live 13: Gameplay Expectations

With E3 right around the corner, I recently took a look at what we know so far about NBA Live 13. Now I’d like to move on to speculating on what we might see and discussing what I’d like to see in this year’s game, starting with gameplay. I’ll be posting my thoughts on Dynasty and other game modes, online features and more over the next few days as part of the lead up to E3.

Just so there’s no confusion before I go on, I’ll reiterate that this article is not confirming any details on NBA Live 13; rather, it is purely my hopes and speculation. Additionally, if some of the points I cover seem unambitious, it’s because I’m focusing on things I believe will make NBA Live 13 a solid, satisfying game and can also feasibly be done this year, rather than examining everything the series could possibly do to fulfill its potential.

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NLSC Roundtable: All-Star Weekend in NBA 2K13

As most of you are probably now aware, NBA 2K13 will be the first basketball video game to offer the NBA All-Star Weekend as a pre-order bonus for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, rather than a standard feature for everyone out of the box. While there has been no word yet on how users who play NBA 2K13 on other platforms or do not pre-order the game will be affected by this promotion, we can’t help but think how more of the additional teams, modes and features that basketball video game players have taken for granted over the years may be restricted to pre-order bonuses or pay-for downloadable content in the future.

The following is a roundtable reaction by JaoSming, Pdub, Qballer, Leftos and myself to the news and some thoughts on what it could mean for future games. Read on for our impressions of the big announcement.

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NBA Live 13: What We Know So Far

With E3 likely to bring more substantial news on NBA Live 13, I thought I’d take a moment to give a rundown of what we know about the game so far and offer a few of my thoughts on the details that have emerged to date. Over the next week or so in the lead up to E3, I’ll also be posting some more of my thoughts on what I’m hoping to see in this year’s game, as well as what I think we’re likely to see.

We’re looking forward to bringing you some great info during this year’s “preview season” here at the NLSC in the form of Q&As and more, so stay tuned for that stuff in the coming weeks. For the moment though, let’s take a look at what’s already been revealed and what it should mean for NBA Live 13.

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Patching & Modding: Tips for Getting Started

One of the first things that most people discover when they join our community here at the NLSC, or indeed what brings them here in the first place, is our collection of downloads for NBA Live and NBA 2K. Usually after trying out a few updates and marvelling at the skill and creativity of the talented individuals in the community, a lot of people ask the question: How can I do this myself?

We have a collection of tutorials that teach you the specifics of making different kinds of updates for NBA Live and NBA 2K, but I thought it might be helpful to compile some general tips on how to start making your own patches and mods. It’s always nice to see new people trying their hand at making updates for their fellow gamers, so I hope this article will prove to be useful for those of you looking to join the ranks of patchers in our community.

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NBA 2K12 YouTube Videos of the Week

I had a bit of a busy week this week, so I didn’t go searching YouTube for a bunch of full length NBA 2K12 mixes like I usually do, but I still have my seven uploads from the past week and plenty of direct upload clips from other users. In non-2K12 YouTube videos, Andrew created a very nice Unofficial Fan Trailer for the official NLSC YouTube channel, and I uploaded a couple of highlights of NBA Street 1. After checking out the videos for the week, remember that you can post your videos, or your favorite videos by others, in this Media Thread in the Forum.

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NBA 2K12 YouTube Videos of the Week

Yet again, I have listed plenty of fresh NBA 2K12 YouTube videos for your viewing pleasure. I am still updating my personal YouTube channel with daily clip uploads, and starting this week I will be including more variety by using other patchers’ mods such as the Ultimate Base Roster by HAWK23. I have six different full length mixes in this week’s feature, a couple featuring the All Star game, as well as two Jeremy Lin mixes, including Shady00018’s mix which was featured on Kotaku this week. To round it off, I have picked out some of my favorite direct uploads from the console versions of NBA 2K12. The official NLSC YouTube channel has been updated this week as well, with the soundtracks of older NBA Live games.

So click past the jump to look at all of the featured videos of the week, and be sure to check out the media thread in the Forum to share your own videos with the community.

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Thoughts on the return of NBA Live

By now, you’ve likely heard that EA Sports’ next NBA sim will mark the return of the NBA Live brand, completely abandoning the NBA Elite moniker following the cancellation of NBA Elite 11. We’re set to receive some more info on the game next Monday and so far it seems that a fair amount of people are excited to hear that EA will be switching back to the old name.

I’m certainly count myself among them and as such, I’d like to share a few thoughts on the announcement as we all wait to hear what’s in store for NBA Live 13, which appears to be carrying the tag line “Future of Basketball”. Read on for my thoughts and feel free to post yours in the comments section below.

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NBA 2K12 YouTube Videos of the Week

Another week gone and plenty of NBA 2K12 videos uploaded to YouTube to search through. This week in mixes we have another mix by shady00018, a look at Kobe playing in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and a first time mix by forum user mg2prime. My daily uploads are still being uploaded consistently, although this week I only showcased the Retro and Hoop It Up mods again. And finally in direct uploads, I decided to focus on amazing plays rather than slick editing in 2K12’s Reel Maker, so check out those six videos as well.

As a reminder, you should check out the official NLSC YouTube channel for basketball video game trailers and other videos, and feel free to share your own mixes in this forum thread.

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NBA 2K12 YouTube Videos of the Week

Third week into this feature and I already have more full length mixes to share with you guys, including one featuring all this “Linsanity” going on. As always, I have been keeping up with my daily uploads initiative, mostly featuring my Retro Uniforms & Courts roster, but I will be trying to mix things up a bit more this week. And finally, I still have a handful of my favorite direct uploads to YouTube straight from NBA 2K12 from other users.

The official NLSC YouTube channel also saw uploads this week, including the intro and various trailers for NBA Live 07 PC, an NBA Street V3 trailer and all of the halftime shows from NBA Live 98. So check them out, subscribe for daily updates, and remember to post your videos in this Forum thread.

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NBA 2K12 User YouTube Videos of the Week

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Week 2 and still going strong. I’ve continued to have daily uploads to my personal YouTube channel and found some great plays uploaded by other users from NBA 2K12. Click Read More to check them out, and remember that you can check out all the official media from the NBA 2K and NBA Live/Elite series on the NLSC YouTube channel.

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JaoSming’s Predictions: X Factors

My series of prediction articles end today as I discuss some of the X Factors 2K and EA could bring to the simulation basketball video game world. Thank you for checking out all of the articles and feel free to comment on each. If you want to write your own article, remember that we have The Soapbox which allows NLSC members to get articles on this main site.

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NBA 2K12 YouTube Uploads of the Week

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Rather than build up footage of my mods to turn into full length mixes, I have been putting all my upload worthy plays in NBA 2K12 up on my YouTube Channel. I also regularly check for recent NBA 2K12 direct uploads to YouTube, so if you click to read more you can check out all my uploads for the week, as well as my favorite direct uploads from other users.

I’ll also post any full length mixes that come out. If you don’t want to wait for the end of the week to see my uploads and liked videos, you can to Subscribe to my channel, and be sure to check out the Official NLSC YouTube Channel for all the official trailers from the NBA Live and NBA 2K series. If you want to see your videos featured, be sure to post them in this thread, or comment below so I can subscribe to your YouTube account.

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