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Top 5 Passers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Today’s ratings drop has revealed the Top 5 passers in NBA Live 15. The players and their passing ratings are as follows:

  • Chris Paul (97)
  • Rajon Rondo (93)
  • Ricky Rubio (91)
  • Kendall Marshall (91)
  • Tony Parker (88)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 rebounders in NBA Live 15; see below for the full ratings release schedule. In the meantime, feel free to comment on the latest ratings and screenshots, and join in the discussion here in the Forum.

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Top 5 Rookies in NBA Live 15 Revealed

The Top 5 rookies in NBA Live 15 have been revealed in today’s ratings drop. The players and their overall ratings are as follows:

  • Jabari Parker (82)
  • Andrew Wiggins (80)
  • Joel Embiid (79)
  • Dante Exum (78)
  • Marcus Smart (76)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will show us who the top 5 passers are in NBA Live 15. For the full ratings release schedule, please see below. In the meantime, add your thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots in the comments section, and feel free to join in the conversation here in the Forum.

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Top 5 Scoring Threats in NBA Live 15 Revealed

The Top 5 scoring threats in NBA Live 15 have been revealed in today’s ratings drop. The players and some of their scoring ratings are as follows:

  • Kevin Durant (96 Guarded Shot)
  • Carmelo Anthony (89 3pt, 95 Guarded Shot)
  • Stephen Curry (95 Shot Off Dribble rating)
  • LeBron James (97 Contact Shot rating)
  • James Harden (94 Draw Foul rating)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will show us who the top 5 rookies are in NBA Live 15. For the full ratings release schedule, please see below. In the meantime, add your thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots in the comments section, and feel free to join in the conversation here in the Forum.

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Top 5 Overall Defenders in NBA Live 15 Revealed

The Top 5 overall defenders in NBA Live 15 have been revealed in today’s ratings drop. The players and their on-ball defense ratings are as follows:

  • Kawhi Leonard (95)
  • Tony Allen (95)
  • Patrick Beverly (95)
  • Andre Iguodala (92)
  • LeBron James (91)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will focus on offense, as we’ll find out which players we need to focus these defenders on as EA Sports reveals who the Top 5 overall scoring threats are in NBA Live 15. For the full ratings release schedule, please see below. In the meantime, add your thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots in the comments section, and feel free to join in the conversation here in the Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #97

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Tune in to Episode #97 of the NLSC Podcast, hosted by Arcane and myself! With a new gameplay video for NBA Live 15, the impending release of NBA 2K15, and plenty of news on both games, we have plenty to talk about this week.

  • A new video and developer blog has given us further insight into the improvements to offensive gameplay in NBA Live 15. Are we impressed?
  • The daily ratings reveals continue, and NBA Live 15 associate producer Fernando Rodriguez has provided some additional information in the Forum.
  • All player overall ratings have now been revealed in NBA 2K15. Naturally, there was controversy!
  • What did we think of the Momentus Trailer for NBA 2K15?
  • We loved Da_Czar’s insight into the evolution of freelance offense in this year’s game, but which part made us geek out the most?
  • MyPARK and The Stage have finally been unveiled. We only wish JaoSming were here to gush over it!
  • Knowing our luck with predictions, are we even going to bother speculating on the unannounced feature?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we discuss the addition of more sleeved jerseys, a potential change to free throws, Paul George’s eventual comeback, and Tim Duncan.
  • We close this week’s episode by getting a bit technical with DeMarcus Cousins.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Offensive Improvements in NBA Live 15 (Video & Blog)

EA Sports has revealed new information on gameplay in NBA Live 15 by way of a developer blog and video, both of which focus on offensive improvements in this year’s game. The blog mentions improvements to AI with regards to fast breaks, pick and rolls, and playcalling, as well as the addition of on-screen feedback informing the user whether their teammate is going to slip, roll, or pop. Additionally, playcalling controls have been simplified in NBA Live 15, and the blog explains the new Shot Feedback and Shot Quality system.

The video shows off the gameplay improvements in action, including crisper passing animations, smoother dribbling controls, and the Shot Feedback indicators at work. It also features comparisons to similar scenarios in NBA Live 15, with the difference certainly being noticeable.

Check out the blog for the full scoop and watch the video below, or catch it on YouTube if you can’t see it embedded here. What do you think? Have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion taking place here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Top 5 Shot Blockers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

The Top 5 shot blockers in NBA Live 15 have been revealed in today’s ratings drop. The players and their blocking ratings are as follows:

  • Serge Ibaka (96)
  • Anthony Davis (95)
  • Larry Sanders (95)
  • DeAndre Jordan (95)
  • Dwight Howard (90)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will also focus on defense, as we’ll find out which players are the Top 5 overall defenders in NBA Live 15. For the full ratings release schedule, please see below. In the meantime, add your thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots in the comments section, and feel free to join in the conversation here in the Forum.

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Top 5 Ballhandlers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Today’s NBA Live 15 ratings drop reveals the Top 5 ballhandlers in this year’s game. The players and their ballhandling ratings are as follows:

  • Kyrie Irving (95)
  • Chris Paul (94)
  • Jamal Crawford (93)
  • John Wall (92)
  • Kemba Walker (92)

Screenshots of all five players can be found below, as well as over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will take a break from offense and focus on defense, as the Top 5 shot blockers will be revealed; please see below for the full ratings release schedule. As always, feel free to have your say on the ratings and the screenshots in the comments section, as well as join in the discussion here in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

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Top 5 Dunkers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Today’s NBA Live 15 ratings drop has revealed the Top 5 dunkers in this year’s game. The players and their dunking rating are as follows:

  • Blake Griffin (98)
  • DeAndre Jordan (97)
  • Dwight Howard (96)
  • LeBron James (95)
  • Gerald Green (93)

You can check out screens of all five of those high-flyers below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 ball-handlers; see below for the full ratings release schedule. Any thoughts on the latest ratings and screenshots? Feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

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Top 5 Three-Point Shooters in NBA Live 15 Revealed

The top three-point shooters in NBA Live 15 have been revealed in today’s ratings drop. The players and their three point ratings are as follows:

  • Kyle Korver (95)
  • Stephen Curry (94)
  • Klay Thompson (92)
  • Kevin Durant (91)
  • Jose Calderon (91)

You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow we go from the perimeter to the paint, as the Top 5 dunkers will be revealed; see below for the full ratings release schedule. In the meantime, have your say on the Top 5 three-point shooters in the comments section, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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Ratings for the Top 5 Centers in NBA Live 15 Revealed

Today’s NBA Live 15 ratings drop has revealed the Top 5 centres (or centers, in case my Australian spelling bugs you!) in this year’s game. The players and their ratings are as follows:

  • Dwight Howard (90)
  • Joakim Noah (90)
  • DeMarcus Cousins (90)
  • Al Jefferson (89)
  • Marc Gasol (88)

You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

With the Top 5 players at each position now revealed, tomorrow’s ratings drop will feature the five best three point shooters in the game. Please see below for the full release schedule, and feel free to add your thoughts on the Top 5 centres (or centers!) in the comments section, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

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Ratings for the Top 5 Power Forwards in NBA Live 15 Revealed

EA Sports has revealed the Top 5 power forwards in NBA Live 15 in today’s ratings drop. The players and their ratings are as follows:

  • Blake Griffin (91)
  • Kevin Love (90)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (89)
  • Anthony Davis (89)
  • Dirk Nowitzki (87)

For those who may be wondering about some other prominent power forwards, associate producer Fernando Rodriguez has mentioned in the Forum that Tim Duncan, Serge Ibaka, and Zach Randolph are right behind those five players.

Tomorrow’s ratings drop will reveal the Top 5 centres in this year’s game; see below for the full reveal schedule. You can also check out some screenshots of the Top 5 power forwards, and as always, feel free to have your say in the comments section, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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The Friday Five: 5 Things to Remember About Overall Ratings

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Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! This is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

As we get closer and closer to the release of NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 – October 28th and October 7th respectively – we’re receiving a steady stream of information on both games. Some of the facts and figures that we’re leaning about at the moment are the overall ratings for all of the current NBA players in both titles. 2K Sports are close to revealing their final batch of player ratings, while EA Sports will be revealing lists of ratings on a daily basis through to October 16th.

Back in July last year, I wrote a Friday Five which outlined some of the problems with overall ratings in NBA Live and NBA 2K. I thought that I’d revisit that discussion in this week’s column, as I’m reminded of those issues whenever new ratings are revealed, and debate inevitably arises because someone’s overall rating doesn’t seem quite right. So, without any further ado, these are five things to keep in mind when we’re evaluating overall ratings.

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Ratings for the Top 5 Small Forwards in NBA Live 15 Revealed

The latest ratings drop for NBA Live 15 reveals the Top 5 small forwards in this year’s game. The players and their ratings are as follows:

  • LeBron James (95)
  • Kevin Durant (94)
  • Carmelo Anthony (92)
  • Kawhi Leonard (89)
  • Andre Iguodala (87)

You can check out screenshots of all five players below, as well as in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Tomorrow, we’ll find out the Top 5 power forwards in the game; please see below for the full ratings release schedule. In the meantime, what’s your take on the Top 5 small forwards? Any surprises? Do you disagree? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #96

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With a steady stream of NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news coming our way, we had a lot to talk about in Episode #96 of the NLSC Podcast. Join Arcane and myself as we chat about the latest developments, fully aware that there would be even more stuff to talk about not long after we finished recording.

  • The Return of Leftos in Episode #95 was a success, as we enjoyed talking to our good friend and getting some great info on MyGM and MyLEAGUE for the community.
  • We bid JaoSming a fond farewell from the NLSC Team and Podcast, and wish him all the best in his new gig at Visual Concepts.
  • Moving on to gaming news, we tip things off with the ratings reveals for NBA Live 15. Were we surprised by any of the initial ratings?
  • We discuss the latest NBA Live 15 screenshots, which have featured all 30 NBA arenas, several players, and a collection of shoes.
  • As we consider the future of NBA Live and what the game needs to do to continue to improve this year and beyond, we briefly segue into the topic of fanboys and haters.
  • NBA Live 14 has continued to receive some patches and content updates. Have they made a difference?
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will be able to scan their faces into NBA 2K15. Will it persuade us to invest in a PlayStation Camera?
  • 2KTV, which will deliver content geared towards NBA 2K gamers, has been announced. Personally, we’re looking forward to JaoSming’s contributions.
  • Details on MyCAREER are beginning to come through. We discuss what we know so far, and whether our attitude towards the mode has changed at all.
  • We also know a little more about Badges in NBA 2K15, and we’re liking what we hear.
  • Discussion of real basketball this week includes Rajon Rondo’s coachability, a couple of players taking their talents to China, and an obligatory NBL mention.
  • We close the show on a story that leaves us feeling rather flushed.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.