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NBA Live 10 Highlights: Clippers vs. Magic

NBA Live 10 Highlights: Clippers vs. Magic

Although I’m past my huge NBA Live 10 kick from a few years ago, I still enjoy firing up the game and sharing the highlights whenever I do! With Blake Griffin recently announcing his retirement after 13 NBA seasons, I felt inspired to stage a showdown of cover players with the face of NCAA Basketball 09 taking on Dwight Howard in his own game.

While Griffin ultimately missed what should have been his rookie season, we can obviously still put him on the floor in NBA Live 10 to create some high-flying highlights. Lob City may have been a few years away, but the tandem of Griffin and Blake Davis is also quite capable of connecting on alley-oops. I managed to do just that – no mean feat in NBA Live 10, as many of you are no doubt aware – as well as frequently find Griffin on the fast break for some vicious finishes. Davis was also a lot of fun with his signature dribbling package, while Howard and Mickael Pietrus led the way for Orlando in a game that was tightly-contested until the fourth quarter. Check it out!

NBA Live 10 is still a blast to dust off over a decade later, so I hope that you enjoyed these highlights! Be sure to subscribe to the NLSC YouTube channel for more basketball gaming content, and as always, feel free to hit Dee and I up with suggestions of games that you’d like to see us play.

NLSC Podcast #484: NCAA Basketball, NBA 2K18, & Damian Lillard

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #484 of the NLSC Podcast!

The community has spoken: whether it comes from EA Sports, 2K Sports, or indeed both, many of us are very keen to see a new college basketball game! From licensed players and gameplay to presentation and features, we join the community in discussing our expectations for a hypothetical NCAA title. Elsewhere, we’ve noticed a couple of Tweets attempting to rehabilitate NBA 2K18’s image. Naturally, we have a few thoughts on that! We also discuss Damian Lillard’s trade request and big contracts for NBA role players, react to the recent separation of EA Sports and EA Games, and open up this week’s mailbag for some NBA 2K17 Overall Ratings trivia.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NCAA Basketball 10 Tournament Elite 8 Results

NCAA Basketball 10 Tournament Elite 8 Results

The real 2023 NCAA Tournament will shortly have its Final Four, but we’re already there on the virtual hardwood! After tipping off a couple of weeks ago, the Elite 8 has concluded in our NCAA Basketball 10 Tournament, which is being hosted by Dee and powered by Parsec.

Unfortunately, as we noted on last week’s NLSC Podcast, the quality of my connection forced me to withdraw from our NCAA Basketball 10 Tournament. However, sevin0seven was fortunately willing and able to take my place, and so the tournament progressed without any further interruptions.

Dee has been streaming all of the games on his YouTube channel, and then putting together highlight reels for the NLSC’s channel. I’ve posted them all below, along with the updated brackets. The Final Four will be tipping off soon, so stay tuned for more action!

A big thanks to everyone who is participating in the tournament, and tuning in to watch the games and highlights! Once again, the winner of the tournament will receive a $20 Steam gift card. For more information on how to connect and play games using Parsec, check out this tutorial that Dee put together. Feel free to share your thoughts on the tournament in the comments, as well as join in the discussion here in the Forum, or on our Discord. Also be sure to hit us up with any suggestions of other games you’d like to see us run tournaments with in the future!

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NLSC Podcast #469: March Madness in Video Games

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #469 of the NLSC Podcast!

With March Madness underway, there’s no better time to talk about college basketball video games! This week, we’re joining the community in reflecting on our history with NCAA on the virtual hardwood, listing some of our all-time favourite college basketball titles, as well as a couple of regional variants. We also provide an update on the latest action and results from our NCAA Basketball 10 Parsec Tournament, and discuss plans for some College Slam content. Revisiting the possibility of college basketball video games some day making a return, we wonder whether an NCAA title would be EA Sports’ ticket back into the basketball gaming space, or if Visual Concepts would just swoop in and steal their thunder once again.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NCAA Basketball 10 Tournament Tips Off This Weekend

It may be March Modness, but we’re also in the mood to celebrate March Madness! As Dee has announced on Twitter, he’s hosting an NLSC NCAA Basketball 10 Tournament over Parsec, which is set to tip off this weekend. The games begin on March 11th, with an Elite 8 bracket. I’ll be participating in this tournament, along with Stildo33, KingJMASE, jrolling2003, FathomDanny, BrentLane, TecmoBowlGGL, and Mole.

Like the real NCAA tournament, the games are single elimination. We’ll be playing two 12-minute halves, on the default difficulty setting. The winner will receive a $20 Steam gift card, courtesy of Dee. You can of course expect to see highlights of the games on our YouTube channel. Previous NLSC Tournaments have been a blast for all of the participants, full of goodwill, competitive spirit, and several spectacular moments on the virtual hardwood. I have no doubt that this tournament will be just as fun for everyone.

Check out the full brackets below! You can keep up to date with the results and highlight reels here in the Forum. While you’re waiting for the Tournament to tip off, check out my NCAA Basketball 10 retrospective for Wayback Wednesday that I posted back in 2021. Also hit us up with any suggestions for games that you’d like to see us run tournaments with in the future. For more information on how to connect and play basketball games (or indeed, anything) using Parsec, check out this tutorial that Dee put together.

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NLSC Podcast #453: Was NBA 2K17 The Last Great NBA 2K?

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #453 of the NLSC Podcast!

Is NBA 2K17 still the last great release in the series? The question has come up again, so we take another look back at one of our all-time favourite games. We also revisited NCAA Basketball 10 with an extremely fun co-op game over Parsec. Once again, we wonder might have been if EA Sports hadn’t dropped the ball with their sim basketball titles after 2009, and consider the possibility that they return to the space with a college title instead. We also reminisce about going to the arcade, and open up the mailbag to quiz the community on Overall Ratings in NBA Live 2005. In the process, we discover some interesting facts and figures!

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

NLSC Podcast #419: All Kinds of Madness This March

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From courtside of the virtual hardwood, it’s Episode #419 of the NLSC Podcast!

A Tweet from the official EA Sports account has sparked rumours of a new college basketball game. We’re trying not to get ahead of ourselves, but we’re definitely interested! Speaking of March Madness, our College Hoops 2K8 Tournament continues to produce epic showdowns as it enters the Elite 8. NCAA Basketball 10, NBA Live 10, NBA Live 2001 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition have also been in the rotation, as more community members jump aboard the Parsec train. After previewing some forthcoming mods for NBA 2K19 and NBA 2K10, we open up the mailbag to discuss PC gaming setups. The community shares stories of how they’re enjoying PC basketball gaming, from hardware and peripherals to where their rig is set up to play.

To get involved with the mailbag or to provide any feedback on the show, hit us up in the comments, reach out on social media, or post here in the NLSC Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. You can also find the show on our YouTube channel, along with the rest of our video content. As always, thanks for tuning in, and go get buckets!

Wayback Wednesday: NCAA Basketball 10 Retrospective

Wayback Wednesday: NCAA Basketball 10 Retrospective

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at NCAA Basketball 10.

As I mentioned when I took a look back at NCAA March Madness 08 and NCAA Basketball 09, it wasn’t until I was gifted a PlayStation 3 that I’ve been able to import college basketball games. I’ve therefore taken the opportunity to seek out and pick up those North American exclusives that I couldn’t play on my PAL consoles. Although they do show their age somewhat, I’ve still really enjoyed finally being able to play them and make up for some lost time. I’ve also picked up College Hoops 2K7 and 2K8, and I’ll be getting to them in due course.

I have an unusual history with NCAA Basketball 10. Like the other college games, I wasn’t able to play it until I got a PlayStation 3. However, the difference with NCAA Basketball 10 is that I actually covered it on the NLSC during its preview season! Even though I knew I wouldn’t be able to play it or produce any post-release content, we were expanding beyond just being an NBA Live website, and posting news related to NCAA Basketball 10 was part of my efforts to branch out. Over a decade later, I finally have the game and a console to play it on, so let’s take a look back…way back…

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