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NLSC Podcast – Episode #239

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Episode #239 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I for a discussion of the latest basketball gaming news, including NBA Live 18’s digital sales on PlayStation 4, a new branding opportunity for EA Sports, the aftermath of the NBA 2K League Combine, and our inaugural March Modness event. Also, the word “obviously” is overused. Obviously.

On this week’s show…

  • We tip off Episode #239 of the NLSC Podcast with the story behind our new design, specifically how it came to be launched earlier than expected.
  • Our inaugural March Modness event is underway! New mods will be coming throughout the month of March, and modders have a chance to win a copy of either NBA Live 19 or NBA 2K19, just by releasing new work.
  • NBA Live 18 is currently among the most popular titles in the PSN Store, indicating strong digital sales on PS4. Clearly, the discounts have been working as far as getting more people to try out the game.
  • EA Sports are also partnering with SportsCrate. We discuss the promising nature of the commercial partnerships in NBA Live 18, and what it means for the recovering strength of the brand.
  • And then there were 250! The top players from the NBA 2K League Combine have advanced to the next round, but will it have any affect on us casual 2K Pro-Am gamers?
  • We wrap up Episode #239 of the NLSC Podcast with Our Week in Basketball Gaming, which included another session of 2K Pro-Am where nothing was going right, and hitting The Streets with a brand new player in NBA Live 18.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

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We’ve got a big batch of mods to catch up on in today’s file additions for NBA 2K18 PC. The latest releases include new faces, a Spectrum SportsNet scoreboard, new dornas for the Golden State Warriors, 1996-1997 era advertisements, and more. Please see below for all the download links!

Modders, don’t forget that we’re celebrating modding this month with March Modness! See here for more details on how you can win a copy of either NBA Live 19 or NBA 2K19, just by releasing new mods during the month of March. As previously mentioned, I’ll also be releasing some new work here and there, so stay tuned for that.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #238

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Episode #238 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane is back this week, joining me for a discussion of the frequent discounts on NBA Live 18, 15% off player attribute upgrades in NBA 2K18’s MyCAREER, the 2018 All-Star Game, and some other topics related to basketball and basketball gaming from the past week.

On this week’s show…

  • Before we get rolling on this week’s episode, we remind everyone to add their feedback to our NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 Wishlists as soon as possible. Remember, suggestions left unsaid are guaranteed not to have an impact!
  • Are the constant sales for NBA Live 18 a bad sign and potentially harmful to future games, or a good move by EA Sports in their bid to win back the audience?
  • Player attribute upgrades in NBA 2K18’s MyCAREER are 15% off through February 25th. It’s a nice gesture, but along with the Double XP promotions, we feel it leaves something to be desired.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming included three 2K Pro-Am wins that should’ve been four, some great pulls in NBA Live 18 Ultimate Team, and a continued inability to dunk in MyCAREER.
  • We wrap up Episode #238 of the NLSC Podcast with some final reflections on the 2018 All-Star Weekend. We also catch up on some recent news, and look ahead to the looming postseason.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

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It’s time for another batch of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC! The latest mod releases include face, tattoo, scoreboard, and dorna updates, which you’ll find at the links below.

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Daniel Theis Face
Damyean Dotson Face
Furkan Korkmaz Face
Milton Doyle Face

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Miami Heat Dornas (+ LED Texture)

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Kyle Lowry Face

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ROOT Sports Scoreboard

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Mike Scott Tattoo Update

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

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We’ve got a big batch of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC to catch up on today, including faces, portraits, jerseys, and more. Download them all at the links below!

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Justin Patton Face
Avery Bradley (LA Clippers) Portrait
Kay Felder (Detroit Pistons) Portrait
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) Portrait
Cedi Osman Face

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Oklahoma City Thunder Dornas (+ LED Texture)

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2006-2007 Warriors Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
2006-2007 Cavaliers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

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Antonio Blakeney Face
Cedi Osman Face
Bogdan Bogdanovic Face

Torogi
Larry Nance Jr. Face
Jordan Clarkson Face
Austin Rivers Beard Update
Norman Powell Face
Luke Babbit Face
George Hill Face
No Injuries Rosters (with new Retro Teams) (Updated to v1.3)

Manni Live
Chicago Bulls United Center

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

Monday Tip-Off: What I’m Playing (February 2018 Edition)

Playing through Ultimate Team (NBA Live 18)

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with some quick thoughts on what I’m playing in NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, at least as of February 2018.

NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18 have been out for about five months now, and so far, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time playing both titles. As discussed in the latest episode the NLSC Podcast, I’ve settled into a routine as far as what I’m playing in each game. Although I might branch out and change things up from time to time, the modes I’m currently playing are the ones I expect I’ll remain hooked on until the 2019 season releases. As I’m running a bit short on time today and am still working on a few of other features that I hope you’ll find entertaining, I’ve decided to run with a quick column this week, discussing my current basketball gaming habits and rotation.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #237

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Episode #237 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join guest host The X and myself as we discuss the All-Star updates for NBA Live 18, the latest controversies involving NBA 2K18, and the first two days of the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.

On this week’s show…

  • Since it’s The X’s first time on the NLSC Podcast, we talk a little about his history with basketball video games, as well as his tenure in the community.
  • NBA Live 18 has received some new updates, specifically accurate All-Star jerseys and trade deadline rosters. We’re glad to see the updates coming through a little more quickly.
  • New All-Star Fantasy Challenges have also been added to NBA Live 18 Ultimate Team. We’re liking the latest content, though there’s more we’d like to see added to the mode.
  • An Australian-exclusive Virtual Currency sale has accidentally been advertised worldwide, leading to some unhappy US gamers who weren’t aware of the restrictions on the promotion. 2K’s response to the issue left something to be desired.
  • In honour of the All-Star Weekend, NBA 2K18 offered Double Rep in MyCAREER and the connected modes, but the length of the event, not to mention the timing, could’ve been better.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming consisted of a couple of 2K Pro-Am sessions in NBA 2K18 that yielded mixed results, and Fantasy Challenges in NBA Live 18 Ultimate Team.
  • We wrap up Episode #237 of the NLSC Podcast with a recap of the first two days of the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. We have our gripes, but at the end of the day, we can certainly agree that it is what it is!

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #236

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Episode #236 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss this week’s updates for NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, wonder about the future direction of the NBA 2K series, react to the trade deadline deals, and preview the 2018 All-Star Weekend.

On this week’s show…

  • Fortunately, EA Sports corrected the issue with last week’s roster update for NBA Live 18 fairly quickly, pushing through a new roster without duplicate players. NBA 2K18’s rosters, meanwhile, have already been updated as of the trade deadline.
  • Patch 1.10 has been released for NBA 2K18, but it’s another fix centred around the NBA 2K League Combine, with no updates that affect a majority of users.
  • We discuss the future direction of the NBA 2K series, from the modes of focus to the intrusiveness of microtransactions. Will the success of NBA 2K18 lead the series down a bad path?
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming included a return to MyCAREER, missed opportunities in Ultimate Team, and another session of 2K Pro-Am.
  • We wrap up Episode #236 of the NLSC Podcast with a look at the real NBA, including a devastating injury for Kristaps Porzingas, the trade deadline, and predictions for the 2018 All-Star Weekend.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

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Today’s assortment of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC includes faces, portraits, scoreboards, and updated rosters. Check out all of the new releases at the links below!

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All Scoreboards by Bongo88

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Marc Gasol Face
Gerald Green (Houston Rockets) Portrait
Briante Weber (Houston Rockets) Portrait
Maximilian Kleber Face
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated)

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Tracy McGrady Face
No Injuries Rosters (with new Retro teams) (Updated to v1.2)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

NBA 2K18 Patch 1.10 Optimises NBA 2K League Combine

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users may have noticed a new patch come through for NBA 2K18. As per this Tweet from the official NBA 2K League Twitter account, the update provides optimisation for the League Combine, which is currently getting underway.

Unfortunately, there are no other fixes or enhancements for the base game included in the latest patch. It would seem that 2K’s sole focus right now is on launching the NBA 2K League; understandable given the magnitude of the venture, but also frustrating for a majority of the user base. It remains to be seen whether any more patches of substance and relevance will come through.

As always, feel free to share any thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this topic in the Forum. You can also find a complete update history for NBA 2K18 here in our Wiki.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

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Today’s file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include faces, dornas, and a new portrait for the recently traded Blake Griffin. Check them all out at the link below!

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Indiana Pacers Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Los Angeles Lakers Dornas (+ LED Texture)
New York Knicks Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Philadelphia 76ers Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Boston Celtics Dornas (+ LED Texture)
Chicago Bulls Dornas (+ LED Texture) (Updated to v2.0)

Shuajota
Blake Griffin Portrait (Detroit Pistons)
Joel Embiid Face
Brandon Paul Face
Nikola Mirotic Face
Larry Nance Jr Face
Marc Gasol Face
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated to v4.0)

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New Orleans Pelicans Smoothie King Center

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Victor Oladipo Face
Aaron Gordon Face (Updated to v3.0)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

Monday Tip-Off: An OT Victory for NLSC GrindTime

NLSC GrindTime Boxscore in 2K Pro-Am (NBA 2K18)

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a video of a recent overtime victory for our official 2K Pro-Am squad in NBA 2K18, NLSC GrindTime.

As Arcane and I discussed in Episode #235 of the NLSC Podcast, last Friday we made an unlikely return to 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K18. After some rough sessions and generally feeling disenfranchised with the game, everyone on the squad decided that it would be best to take a break. However, we felt like giving it another try last week, and subsequently, “just one game” became three. We were victorious in the latter two games, with the second win coming in overtime following a clutch three-pointer by The X. It was definitely one of the more satisfying games NLSC GrindTime has had.

Since I saved the footage of the final few seconds of regulation, as well as the entire overtime period, I thought I’d share it with everyone to tip off a new week of gaming here at the NLSC. Watch it below, or check it out here on our YouTube channel.

Moving forward, NLSC GrindTime might have a run every now and again. As I’ve previously discussed, it’s a wise idea to take a break from a game if it’s becoming more frustrating than fun. It may not be something we do every week, as was the case with NLSC THRILLHO in NBA 2K17, but as long as we can have some competitive games and wins like this one, we’ll hit up 2K Pro-Am from time to time. I’ll be sure to share any noteworthy highlights, as well as put together some other video content throughout 2018, so please subscribe to our channel, and stay tuned for more features.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #235

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Episode #235 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss the latest roster updates for NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, a patch for the NBA 2K League Combine, and other events from the past week in basketball gaming and NBA news.

On this week’s show…

  • Both NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18 have received roster updates that reflect the latest transactions. Unfortunately the NBA Live 18 roster is bugged; hopefully, a fix is coming through soon. The NBA 2K18 roster meanwhile has added the 2018 All-Stars, complete with accurate jerseys.
  • A new NBA 2K18 patch adds support for the NBA 2K League Combine, but doesn’t do much for the rest of us. We talk a little more about the NBA 2K League, and what it means for the future of NBA 2K.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming included an unlikely but surprisingly enjoyable return to 2K Pro-Am, and more LIVE Events in NBA Live 18.
  • Moving on to some NBA talk, including the Blake Griffin trade, the Chicago Bulls latest efforts to tank, big nights for C.J. McCollum and James Harden, and struggles for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • We wrap up Episode #235 of the NLSC Podcast with some information about NLSC merch.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

NBA 2K18 Patch 1.09 Released; NBA 2K League Combine Support

NLSC GrindTime in 2K Pro-Am (NBA 2K18)

I’m a little behind in posting a bulletin as I’ve had issues with my connection the past few days, but Patch 1.09 has been released for NBA 2K18. It’s currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and will be downloaded automatically as long as you have an active Internet connection. If you run into any issues, try restarting your Steam client or console.

The patch itself simply adds support for the NBA 2K League Combine, which is taking place during February. As discussed in the latest episode of the NLSC Podcast, the Combine is the next step in choosing players to take part in the upcoming NBA 2K League. No gameplay adjustments or other technical fixes have been included in Patch 1.09.

New rosters have also come through NBA 2K18, featuring the recent Blake Griffin trade. The All-Star teams have not been updated yet, but I assume they will be in time for the 2018 All-Star Weekend. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on the latest title update in the comments below, as well as this topic in the NBA 2K18 section of the NLSC Forum. You can also find a complete update history for the game here in our Wiki.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

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The latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include courts, updated dornas, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

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Orlando Magic Court

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Female Baller

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New Chains for Playground

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Minnesota Timberwolves Target Center

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Chicago Bulls Dornas

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.