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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.14 Released; New Content, Gameplay Fixes

Jimmy Butler on the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA Live 19

A significant patch (1.14) has come through for NBA Live 19 today. As always, it will be downloaded automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is online. If you encounter any difficulties, try restarting your console, or checking for the update manually.

The latest patch includes the usual roster updates and corrections, as well as new content for The One Store. It also prepares the game for solo LIVE Events and LIVE Events with custom rules from Court Battles, both of which are coming soon.

Gameplay has also be tuned, while matchmaking and desync issues have been addressed. Passing animation logic has also been adjusted, various patches have been added to uniforms, spacing has been fixed on #11 jerseys, and a few clipping issues have been resolved. New commentary, LIVE Events players, and player hairstyles have also been added.

Please see below for the full patch notes. You can also find that information in the NBA Live 19 update history in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 19 section of the Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #265

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Episode #265 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss the official updates for NBA Live 19, online play in NBA 2K19, and recent NBA news.

On this week’s show…

  • EA Sports has been pushing through patches for NBA Live 19 on a weekly basis, but the community is growing a little frustrated with the lack of adjustments to gameplay and game modes. Could the updates for NBA Live 19 stand to be more substantial?
  • The NLSC crew had more fun playing The Playground than the Jordan Rec Center in NBA 2K19 this week. We were glad to have some fun hooping together online, but we’re still disappointed in the new approach to NBA 2K’s Pro-Am modes.
  • Speaking of online play, could NBA Live and NBA 2K be doing more to reward good teamwork and punish bad sportsmanship?
  • We wrap up Episode #265 of the NLSC Podcast with this week’s NBA discussion. Topics include Kyrie Irving’s post-game outburst, a trade for Jimmy Butler, and Carmelo Anthony’s future.

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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.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.13 Released; Likeness Updates, New Items

Anthony Davis Likeness Update (NBA Live 19 Patch 1.13)

Patch 1.13 has been released for NBA Live 19. It will be downloaded automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is online, but if you encounter any difficulties, try restarting your console or checking for the update manually.

This time around, we do have some release notes:

  • New Art
  • Player head updates
  • Live Event data
  • Desync detection info and Desync fixes

A full breakdown of the new player likeness updates, roster moves, and additions to The One Store can be found here over on Reddit. I’ve also updated our own patch history for NBA Live 19 in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share any thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Monday Tip-Off: Why Starting Ratings Must Be Higher

Starting Ratings make online play tough (NBA 2K19, Jordan Rec Center)

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 few thoughts on the ideal starting ratings for career modes, and why they must be a little higher than they currently are.

The only reason that I’m considering spending any time in MyCAREER this year after feeling burned out on the experience is to build a player for the online modes. Since our NLSC squad has spent a little time in the Jordan Rec Center so far, I’d like to have a player that stands a chance of being competitive online, without having to spend any money on VC this time around. Fortunately, Badges are easier to earn in NBA 2K19, but the process of levelling up from 60 Overall is still quite a daunting task if you don’t have a stack of VC on hand for an initial boost.

In previous articles, I’ve talked about how the grind has turned me off MyCAREER, and how it makes starting over every year feel wearying and unsatisfying. While I’ve vaguely touched on some solutions, I’d like to offer up some more definitive ideas on how to address the problem. One of the key issues that must be addressed is the low starting ratings we begin with every year. It’s a delicate situation as those ratings can’t make the game too easy or too hard, the journey too long or too short. Throw in the matter of competitive and accessible online play, however, and I think it’s clear that starting ratings in MyCAREER must be higher.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #264

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Episode #264 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! After a long hiatus, Arcane and I are back to our weekly discussions about basketball video games, and a little bit of real basketball as well. Since it’s been several weeks and patches since the last episode, we have a few things to catch up on!

On this week’s show…

  • We tip off the episode with some housekeeping matters, including an explanation for our unplanned hiatus.
  • NBA Live 19 has received some significant updates since launch, and the game is better for it. We discuss the various additions and changes, what we’d still like to see, and the modes we’ve been playing.
  • Updates have also been pushed through for NBA 2K19, though a couple of much-desired changes have yet to be made. Apart from that though, we do have some positive impressions and stories to share.
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 launched during our hiatus. Has the partnership between 2K Sports and Saber Interactive yielded a better product than last year’s release?
  • Turning our attention to modding, we talk about the enjoyment and satisfaction of updating an old favourite. This time, it’s a work-in-progress roster update for NBA 2K11.
  • Episode #264 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with a quick discussion of the real NBA, including a career night for Derrick Rose, and a contentious situation with Jimmy Butler.

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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.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.12 Released; New Store Content

October 31st The One Store Update in NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19 has received a new official patch (1.12) on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will come through as long as your console is connected to the Internet, but if you encounter any difficulties, try restarting or checking for the update manually.

No official patch notes have been released as yet, but it appears that it’s mainly a content update. New gear has been added to The One Store, including Halloween-themed items. The update history on PlayStation 4 also contains the usual generic note about minor bug fixes.

If any further information is released then I’ll be sure to post it. In the meantime, I’ve updated the NBA Live 19 patch history in our Wiki. Feel free to share any thoughts and impressions in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.11 Released; New Content

Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks in NBA Live 19

A new patch (1.11) has come through for NBA Live 19. It will be downloaded automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has an active Internet connection, but if you encounter any difficulties, trying restarting your console or checking for the update manually.

Although it’s a patch released via the dashboard, EA Sports are referring to it as a content update rather than a title update. Indeed, this is reflected in the release notes:

  • Live Events data
  • Store Update
    • New BAPE items in store
    • New Halloween items in store
    • New Generic items in store
  • Roster Updates

Full details on the roster updates can be found here. The notes for NBA Live 19 Patch 1.11 have also been added to the game’s update history over in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as here in the NLSC Forum.

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The Friday Five: 5 Teams to Play With in NBA Live 19 & NBA 2K19

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of five teams that rank among the most appealing to play with in NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19.

A new season is upon us! If you’ve been holding off on starting your main Franchise, MyLEAGUE, or MyGM game until opening night rosters are finalised, the time has come. Many of you probably have the perfect team in mind already, but if you’re like me, you may be mulling over a few possibilities. One of the most frustrating moments you can have in basketball gaming is to get about ten games into a franchise game, and realise that you don’t enjoy playing with the team you selected. That’s not too far in to start over, but it’s better to pick a suitable team the first time around if possible.

So, who to pick? I’m sure that the Golden State Warriors will be a popular choice once again, especially online. Their new starting lineup of five All-Stars – at least once DeMarcus Cousins is healthy again – will be quite a quintet to run with. They are a little cheap on the virtual hardwood though, and a stacked team isn’t to everyone’s liking when it comes to franchise modes. A few teams have shaken up their rosters and made big acquisitions this offseason, and while it remains to be seen how well they’ll fare in real life, they should be a lot of fun to guide to victory in NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19. Here are five teams to consider this year.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.10 Released; Fixes, Store Updated

The One Store Updated in NBA Live 19

Patch 1.10 has come through for NBA Live 19. It should download automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is online; if it doesn’t, try restarting your console, or checking for the update manually. The release notes for the patch are as follows:

  • The One Store update
  • Resolved issue where practice jerseys in ultimate team weren’t appearing correctly.
  • Stability fixes

I’ve added the release notes to our Wiki page containing NBA Live 19’s update history. As always, feel free to share your impressions of Patch 1.10 in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.09 Released; Further Hotfixes

Lauri Markkanen in NBA Live 19

We’ve seen a flurry of patches for NBA Live 19 this week, and a third update (1.09) has come through today. The patch will come through automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has an active Internet connection. If it doesn’t, try manually checking for the latest update.

As with Patch 1.08, we don’t have any official release notes for Patch 1.09 at this time. However, Joystick Jocks confirmed that the patch contains a further fix for roster editing issues and Franchise mode saves. Face scans also now load properly during a One Court Shootaround, and some issues with teams playing on the wrong courts also appear to have been resolved.

If any further details are made available, I’ll be sure to post them, as well as add them to our update history for NBA Live 19. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as here in the Forum.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.08 Released; Minor Fixes

Celebrating a victory in Court Battles (NBA Live 19)

In the wake of Patch 1.07 for NBA Live 19, the developers have pushed through another quick update. Patch 1.08 is a smaller update, weighing in at around 80 MB compared to the previous 6 GB patch.

There aren’t any detailed release notes as yet, but it appears as though the patch addresses a few issues caused by the previous update. From what members of the community have observed, issues with custom roster files and Franchise mode saves have been resolved.

If any further details come through from the development team, I’ll be sure to post them, as well as add them to the NBA Live 19 update history in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.07 Released; Huge Amount of Updates

One Court Shootaround in NBA Live 19

A huge update has been pushed through for NBA Live 19. The latest patch – referred to as both 1.07 and Title Update 3 – contains a ton of new content, tuning fixes, and added functionality. A quick breakdown of the key updates is as follows:

  • Edit Player now available in Franchise Mode (this applies to existing Franchises – no need to restart)
  • Now you can practice with your Created Player on your created court
  • Streaming/capture blocking has been removed from several areas of the game
  • Tuning to Inside Shots
  • Trait Balancing – Fixed shooting trait issue to decrease boost on highly improbable shots
  • New Animations – Legend Jumpshots, Signature Jumpers, Dribble Moves, and Signature Dunks have been added
  • Massive Gameplay Tuning in different areas based on player feedback since launch
  • Over 2,466 commentary samples added

Please see below for the full patch notes, which have also been added to our update history for NBA Live 19 in the NLSC Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Monday Tip-Off: A Tale of Two Face Scans

Dribbling in The One (NBA Live 19)

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 comparison of my experiences with face scans in NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19.

Hey, do you think by using the words “Two Face” in the title of this week’s Tip-Off, I’ll draw a few hits from people Googling the iconic Batman villain? Probably not, but if for some reason that is how you got here, I’m afraid I’m going to have to disappoint you. Likewise, if you’re looking for articles about the colloquialism “two-faced” or a certain psychological concept, you’ve hit upon the wrong article. Of course, if you do happen to enjoy basketball video games, then I certainly invite you to stick around and take in our content!

With that being said, basketball gaming is, as always, the topic of the day. On this occasion, I’m talking about my different experiences performing face scans in NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19. While it is my intention to dial back my involvement with the career modes this year, I was always going to check them out. Since the option is available, I also tried to scan my face in for both my One Player and MyPLAYER. There were moments of frustration attempting both face scans, but one game yielded far better results than the other. Without any further musing about drawing in a few unsuspecting people via the SEO, I present a Tale of Two Face Scans.

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NBA Live 19 Update; PS4 Version On Sale Through October 16th

October 2nd Update for NBA Live 19

A new content update is available for NBA Live 19. The October 2nd update will come through automatically when you fire up the game, as long as you have an active Internet connection. According to the details provided by the update screen, it contains the following:

  • Updated Rosters
  • Updated Live Events data
  • Various bug fixes

No additional release notes are available at this time.

PlayStation 4 users can currently get the digital version of NBA Live 19 at a generous discount. The game is on sale for $29.99 USD through October 16th, while PlayStation Plus subscribers can get a further discount, bringing the price down to $23.99 USD.

As always, we invite you to join in the discussion that’s taking place in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum! My full review will be out soon, but in the meantime, I’ve posted some initial impressions in a recent Friday Five.

UPDATE: It appears as though the sale ended early or there was some mistake, as the price has returned to normal in the PlayStation Store.

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Arcane Team Apparel NBA Live 19 Contest

Joel Embiid dunks the basketball in NBA Live 19

Arcane has a digital copy of NBA Live 19 for PlayStation 4 to give away, so he’s holding a contest for anyone who purchases any NLSC apparel from his sports clothing label, Arcane Team Apparel. First prize is the game plus an Arcane Team Apparel t-shirt in your size, while one runner-up will also receive a t-shirt.

A percentage of all NLSC apparel sales goes towards funding our hosting costs, so all entries will be helping to support the site. Obviously, you also get some great merch to represent your favourite website dedicated to basketball gaming, and a chance at a free copy of NBA Live 19 as well!

Entries close October 14th. Please see this topic in the Forum for more details, and check out a few photos of the available NLSC apparel below.

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