Welcome to part one of a three part roundtable discussion of NBA 2K12 between five members of the NLSC Team: Patrick (Pdub), Jon (JaoSming), Lean, The X and myself. In this first part of the roundtable, we cover our initial impressions of NBA 2K12 including our favourite additions, our biggest complaints, the little things that stand out and more. Check back tomorrow for part two, which will cover our thoughts on gameplay, Association and My Player.
Congrats to TNeckDME for winning the third week of NBA 2K12 Patch of the Week!
TNeckDME’s patch updated the graphics of all players in NBA 2K12 with enhanced textures. It was up against a true juggernaut which was a Rookie Roster with CFs from west44 which actually got 10 times as many downloads as TNeckDME’s winning watch. Drop by this Forum thread to vote for next week’s patch of the week and feel free to nominate any patches released between now and Sunday for next week’s voting!
The winner of the second NBA 2K12 Patch of the Week feature is, kc2135 for his Rookie Roster!
kc2135’s roster was the base for the west44 roster which is included in the Week 3 voting. To check out all of this week’s nominees, vote, and nominate patches for next week’s PoTW, check out this Forum thread.
The inaugural week of the NBA 2K12 Patch of the Week feature has ended with Dmayne’s Air Penny Shoepack winning Week 1.
Voting has now begun for Week 2. The patches you can vote for include more Retro Shoes from Dmayne, fantasy Brooklyn Nets art, Led Dorna updates, courts, a Nick Young cyberface, and a Rookie Roster. All voting takes place in this forum thread and be sure to nominate your favorite patches for Week 3’s poll.
The first week of voting for the new Patch of the Week feature has begun in this Forum thread. In it you can vote for, and get links to, the seven patches chosen for the contest. Those patches are:
- Christmas Jerseys Update by qfrmcpt310
- ESPN Scoreboard by JoeJames
- NBA Cross Traxxion Ball by JoeJames
- Orlando Magic Floor Update by utp1985
- PlayStation Icons by sergcool
- 2K12 Allb-Time All-Stars by tnt23
- Air Penny Shoepack by Dmayne
After you vote, be sure to nominate patches released between now and Sunday the 16th for next week’s PotW. The restrictions for patches are no tools, nothing from team members, and the patch must be listed in the NLSC Downloads Database. Good luck to all the patchers in this week’s vote!
The following is a write-up by fjccommish, who last week talked about some of the pitfalls gamers encounter when trying to get early copies of a game. fjccommish has spent some time with NBA 2K12 and contributed these initial impressions of the game to be published in The Soapbox.
Here are some initial impressions of NBA 2K12. This impressions discussion won’t go into detail of all the modes or the whole game. It’s not intended as a complete review.
The Soapbox is a feature where NLSC community members can let their voices be heard on a range of topics related to basketball and basketball video games through feature articles here on the main site. Today’s guest contributor is fjccommish.
It’s the Commish up on the Soapbox. The subject is buying NBA 2K12 early through eBay and Craigslist. They say a sucker is born every minute, but the Commish isn’t one of them.
People are spending $100, $200 or more to get a copy of the game early. It’s bad enough they can’t wait until Tuesday, but some of them are spending that kind of cash for a game that won’t ship until the release date, if ever.
We are looking for NLSC members that want to get their opinions heard by writing feature articles. Mostly anything that relates to basketball video games or basketball itself is fair game. These topics include, but aren’t limited to, game impressions, patching tips, NBA Live retrospectives, thoughts on the lockout, NBA team analysis or the NLSC community itself.
Last week, we relaunched the NLSC with a new design. The timing was not a coincidence, as August 26th also marked my tenth anniversary as webmaster of the site. Having now run the site for ten of the fifteen years it has existed, I’ve been wanting to post some reflections on the milestone and our future plans but between the NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition news, the relaunch and some technical issues following a server move, that idea has been placed on the backburner. Before we get too much further away from the anniversary however, I’d just like to offer a few words of thanks and give everyone a preview of what’s to come here at the NLSC.