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Additional Details on NBA Live 19 Patch 1.19

Miami Heat City Edition Court in NBA Live 19

The development team has released additional details on Patch 1.19 for NBA Live 19. On top of the tuning and content listed in yesterday’s bulletin, the following has also been added to the game:

  • City Edition Courts added to Play Now, Franchise, & The League
  • New Feature: In-Game Injuries.

In-game injuries are obviously a huge addition, as the feature has been missing from NBA Live since the last generation. Please note that the option is disabled by default, but after it’s enabled, you should see players going down with injuries on hard collisions. I haven’t had an opportunity to test out the feature in Franchise yet, but it’s obviously a step in the right direction. The City Edition courts are automatically activated upon selecting the home team’s City Edition jersey.

I’ve amended the notes for Patch 1.19 in the update history for NBA Live 19 over in our Wiki. Once again, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum!

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.19 Released; Trade Deadline Rosters, Tuning

Updated All-Star Teams in NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19 has received a new patch (1.19), as well as a content update. The patch should come through automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has an active Internet connection, while the content update will be downloaded upon starting the game.

With the All-Star teams finalised and the trade deadline behind us, the NBA Live 19 development team has been quick to get out a roster update. Likeness updates have also been included in Patch 1.19, with new face scans for a couple of players, and hair and tattoo updates for others. Player accessories and shoes have been corrected, and new gear is now available in The One Store.

The patch also features some gameplay tuning. Steals have been toned down, while elite shooters have been nerfed slightly. See below for the full patch notes, or check out the update history for NBA Live 19 over in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in this topic in our Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #273

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Episode #273 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane returns to the booth this week as we catch up on the latest title updates for NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19, spotlight some recent mod releases, discuss the 2019 NBA All-Star selections, and react to the Kristaps Porzingas trade.

On this week’s show…

  • The latest patch for NBA Live 19 has added several new courts to 3v3 LIVE Run. While we’re still hoping to see more attention paid to other modes in the future, they’re definitely worthwhile additions. On top of that, a very worthy member of the community has been featured in a LIVE Event.
  • NBA 2K19 also received a new patch this week. It contains some promising gameplay tweaks, and some welcome bug fixes. We’ll have further impressions in the near future.
  • We provide a quick round-up of some recent mod releases, including a 1992 Season Mod for NBA 2K19 PC, a College Hoops 2K mod for NBA 2K11, and the latest versions of U R Basketball for NBA 2K13 and NBA 2K14.
  • Moving on to some NBA discussion, the 2019 All-Stars have been revealed. We give our thoughts on this year’s selections, as well as the special additions of Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki.
  • We wrap up Episode #273 of the NLSC Podcast with our thoughts on Kristaps Porzingas being traded to the Mavericks, which certainly caught a lot of fans off-guard (ourselves included). We also speculate on the likelihood that Anthony Davis will be moved by the deadline.

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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 January 31st Content Update Details

January 31st Content Update for NBA Live 19

On the heels of the Patch 1.18 title update, a new content update has come through for NBA Live 19. As always, it will be downloaded automatically upon advancing past the title screen, assuming of course that your console has an active Internet connection.

The content update features new rosters including lineup updates, the latest transactions, and updated ratings and gear. Playstyles have been updated for a few of the 1980s Legends in their LIVE Event, and a couple of bugs have been fixed, including portraits, positions, and gear, in both Court Battles and The Streets World Tour.

You can find a full breakdown of the update here. As always, feel free to share any thoughts in the comments below, as well as take the discussion to our NBA Live 19 Forum. While you’re there, don’t forget to contribute to our NBA Live 20 Wishlist! We’re extending the cut-off until next week, so there’s still time to get your feedback in.

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.18 Released; New 3v3 Courts

3v3 LIVE Run in NBA Live 19

A new official patch/title update (v1.18) has come through for NBA Live 19. It will come through automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet. If it doesn’t, try checking for the update manually, or restarting your console.

There aren’t any patch notes as yet, but based on a Tweet by the official NBA Live Twitter account, the major updates in Patch 1.18 are new courts for 3v3 LIVE Run. These courts can now be selected by accessing the Change Venue option when creating a new 3v3 LIVE Run lobby.

If any further details are made available via a list of official patch notes, I’ll be sure to add them to this bulletin, this Forum topic, and the NBA Live 19 update history in our Wiki. For now, feel free to have your say in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion in the aforementioned Forum topic.

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Monday Tip-Off: NBA Live’s Identity & Longevity

Cherashore Tournament in The Streets World Tour (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 my thoughts on how NBA Live needs to establish its identity, and deliver an experience with greater longevity.

There seems to be somewhat of a divide and a notable amount of unrest among NBA Live gamers at the moment. At a time when we should be consolidating out feedback – obligatory cheap plug for our NBA Live 20 Wishlist – there’s a lot of argument about the future of the series. Many gamers are expressing concerns and frustration, while others are arguing that we must all be supportive and, to borrow a slogan, trust the process. Both sides have a point and are coming from a good place, though I do find myself agreeing more with the former group.

That’s probably because the group that’s most frustrated tend to be gamers my age. We remember a time when NBA Live was the dominant brand in 5v5 sim-oriented NBA games, and all the things that made it successful. Needless to say, that’s led to a bit of sneering at us allegedly out of touch “old heads”; a term that’s quickly come to highlight the toxicity in today’s basketball gaming community. At the same time, it is certainly easy to get caught up in the past, and we do need to have some patience, but it’s getting tougher for a lot of NBA Live loyalists to remain patient. Ultimately, NBA Live needs to forge an appealing identity that results in longevity and a deeper game.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #272

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Episode #272 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Both Arcane and Kenny are unavailable to co-host this week, so I’ve given a solo show another try. As a result, it’s a shorter episode, but I still manage to catch up on some recent news, offer up some opinions, and share what I’ve been doing on the virtual hardwood.

On this week’s show…

  • A content update has come through for NBA Live 19, featuring current rosters and new items in The One Store. Although the updates are welcome, there is growing unrest within the community, who generally want to see more focus on NBA content.
  • Our modding community continues to pump out some excellent work. It’s difficult not to get inspired to contribute, and to that end, a few projects are still in the works.
  • Cleanprincegaming posted an excellent retrospective on the rise and fall of the NBA Street series. It highlights an unfortunate shift in EA Sports’ business model, and a lack of creativity in the current market.
  • Has 2K ruined Team Pro-Am? Despite the launch of the NBA 2K League, the changes to Pro-Am in recent games seem counterproductive to generating interest in it, or the mode in general.
  • Episode #272 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with some recent stories from the virtual hardwood, including a frustrating bug in the NBA Finals in NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER.

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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 January 25th Content Update Details

James Harden in NBA Live 19

A new content update has come through for NBA Live 19. As with all content updates, it will be downloaded automatically upon firing up the game, provided that your console has an active Internet connection.

Key features of the January 25th content update include the latest rosters, and new items in The One Store. In addition to the latest transactions and lineups, the new rosters contain several ratings updates. Some of the biggest movers and shakers include LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Joel Embiid, D’Angelo Russell, and Luka Doncic. New items in The One Store include Black History Month shoes, Nike Team logo t-shirts, Icon and Association shorts, and new court items.

For a full breakdown of the changes to the rosters, please check out the above link. For a history of NBA Live 19 title updates, see this article over in our Wiki. Also, don’t forget that we want to get our NBA Live 20 Wishlist submitted by the end of the January, so be sure to post your feedback in this Forum topic.

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NBA Live 19 January 17th Content Update; Latest Rosters

Donovan Mitchell Updated in NBA Live 19

EA Sports has provided a detailed breakdown of the January 17th content update for NBA Live 19. For those who are unaware of the difference, unlike official patches, content updates are pushed through in-game and downloaded after you advance past the title screen, assuming of course that you have an active Internet connection. At a glance, here’s what’s included in the latest content update for NBA Live 19:

  • Bug fixes – Fixes various Live Event data issues with certain player likenesses not appearing properly.
  • Updated/added Live Events Data
  • Updated transactions
  • Updated lineups
  • Updated player gear

Specifically, the starting lineups for the Hawks, Hornets, Warriors, Clippers, Timberwolves, Thunder, Wizards, and Mavericks have been updated. Players with updated gear include Bradley Beal, Trae Young, Gordon Hayward, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Marc Gasol, Russell Westbrook, Aaron Gordon, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Jaren Jackson Jr, Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo, and Thon Maker. The latest injuries have also been accounted for, and Patrick McCaw’s jersey number has been fixed.

While the developers are obviously still taking suggestions and corrections for the rosters in NBA Live 19, don’t forget that we’re collecting feedback to send along for NBA Live 20. Check out our Work-in-Progress Wishlist here in the NLSC Forum!

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #270

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Episode #270 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we catch up on a couple of news items from the past week, and discuss our top wishes for NBA Live 20 and NBA 2K20 as Wishlist season officially gets underway.

On this week’s show…

  • NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 continue to receive content updates, including new rosters, player items, and challenges. We discuss the games’ efforts to remain fresh and evergreen.
  • We’ve officially tipped off Wishlist season for NBA Live 20 and NBA 2K20! Once again, we stress the importance of constructive feedback, and having our say.
  • What are our top wishes for NBA Live 20? What are the most important areas to focus on if the game is to take the next step?
  • Likewise, what are our top wishes for NBA 2K20? NBA 2K is the brand leader, but how can it continue to get better?
  • If you could ask the executive producers of NBA Live and NBA 2K any three questions, what would they be? We’ll list ours on next week’s NLSC Podcast, but first we want to hear from our listeners!

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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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NLSC Podcast – Episode #269

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Episode #269 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane, Kenny, and I are back on the air following our holiday hiatus, and we’ve got some news to catch up on. We’ve also been hitting the virtual hardwood during our time off, and have some stories to share about what we’ve been playing.

On this week’s show…

  • Patches 1.16 and 1.17 came through for NBA Live 19 after we went on break. We give our thoughts on the latest content, gameplay tuning, and other adjustments and fixes.
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 also received a title update in time for Christmas. Patch 1.04 added new players and other content, but is it enough to get us hooked on the game?
  • Visual Concepts are advertising a temporary position for a production assistant. The role will be focused on MyCAREER, which leads us to speculate on the mode in NBA 2K20.
  • Controversy erupted on Christmas Day when a Locker Code for a Pink Diamond LeBron James card in MyTEAM was leaked, and the card later removed. We discuss 2K’s handling of the situation, and the subsequent show of goodwill.
  • Vlad delivered the NBA 2K modding community a Christmas present in the form of new versions of RED MC and REDitor II. The comprehensive tools are now completely free!
  • Arcane floats an idea for a community project that should appeal to anyone with aspirations of developing their own basketball video game.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming – or rather, Our Holidays in Basketball Gaming – included milestones in MyCAREER, good pulls in MyTEAM, and a suspected troll in the Jordan Rec Center. Also, the NLSC squad finally got to play team Pro-Am, but ran into disappointment that went beyond the scoreline.

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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 1.17 Now Available

Russell Westbrook wearing an Earned jersey in NBA Live 19

On the heels of Patch 1.16, another update has come through for NBA Live 19. As with all other title updates, Patch 1.17 should download automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has an active Internet connection. If you encounter any difficulties, try restarting your console.

No patch notes have been released as yet, and checking the update history through the PS4 dashboard only yields the generic message about “minor bug fixes”. For the moment, we can assume it’s likely that Patch 1.17 is a hotfix for issues caused by the previous update. There was apparently an issue with the announcer audio not being played during intros when the Earned jerseys were selected, which does appear to have been resolved.

If any further information is provided, I’ll be sure to update this post, as well as the patch history for NBA Live 19 in our Wiki. For now, feel free to share any observations in the comments below, as well as in this topic in the Forum.

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The Friday Five: 5 Worst Parts of Playing With Randoms

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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, I’m breaking down what I feel are the five worst parts of playing with randoms online.

One of the best parts of modern basketball games is that we’re able to meet up with a bunch of other people we don’t know to play online. Likewise, one of the worst parts of modern basketball games is that we’re able to meet up with a bunch of other people we don’t know to play online. Snarky echoes aside, online gaming will always be a mixed bag, no matter what the genre. Not everyone is about playing fair, or being cooperative. The experience is usually better if you’re teaming up with people that you know, but that isn’t always feasible.

That’s when you end up teaming with randoms. Again, this isn’t unique to basketball games, but hoops games present some unique drawbacks. Since there’s only one ball, not everyone can take an active role at all times as they might in other genres, such as a shooter. Everyone is used to being Player One, and is therefore unwilling to defer to teammates they don’t know. In all fairness it isn’t always a nightmare, and it’s better than not being able to play at all, especially with the new restrictions on team Pro-Am. Nevertheless, it’s often a less than ideal basketball gaming experience. Here are, in my opinion, the five worst parts of being in that situation.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #268

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Episode #268 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! This week, Kenny and I have new content and title updates for NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 to discuss, some NBA news to catch up on, and as always, some stories about what we’ve been doing on the virtual hardwood.

On this week’s show…

  • The December 4th content update for NBA Live 19 features some worthwhile fixes and additions. However, we’re still left wanting a little more out of the game.
  • Patch 1.07 for NBA 2K19 likewise provides a few welcome fixes and new content. It also includes a gameplay adjustment that should cut down on some online cheese.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming saw some fantastic performances, a determined grind for more VC, and a few less-than-stellar random online teammates (except for one).
  • We wrap up Episode #268 of the NLSC Podcast with the usual NBA discussion. This week’s topics include recent trades and signings, parity in the West, and the continuation of an unofficial Melo Watch segment.

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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 December 4th Content Update

Aaron Gordon dunks in NBA Live 19

A new content update has come through for NBA Live 19. Unlike title updates, content updates are downloaded in-game, as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One has an active Internet connection. Key features of the latest content update include:

  • New Live Content Data for upcoming Live Events
  • New shoes and gear
  • Jerseys from this month’s top performers
  • Holiday throwback “gifts” for icons – 3 throwback jerseys exclusively for Icons at only 1000 RP each, all through December.
  • CANVAS Madsteez items for sale
  • New Court Battles players
  • Rosters Updated
  • Fixed various issues with legends in court battles not appearing with their proper team info, portrait info or gear

For more information, check out this thread over on the official NBA Live Subreddit. As always, feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments section below, as well as take the discussion to our NBA Live 19 Forum!

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