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NLSC Podcast – Episode #58

With JaoSming battling some temporary issues with his Internet connection, Episode #58 of the NLSC Podcast features the dynamic duo of Arcane and myself. Join us as we talk about the latest NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 news, our recent experiences with both games and the recent happenings in the NBA.

  • We begin with some housekeeping matters and community news. With any luck, forthcoming server upgrades will prevent some of the downtime that we’ve been experiencing lately.
  • The new version of RED MC with support for NBA 2K14 is out now! We should be seeing some excellent mods from our community in the near future.
  • Millertime2325 is working on an update for the SNES version of NBA Jam Tournament Edition, which should be fun.
  • A couple of issues have been plaguing NBA 2K14 next gen recently, including lengthy load times when playing offline and controversy surrounding VC. We weigh in on the situation.
  • We talk about our latest experiences with NBA 2K14. Andrew wants your gaming tips!
  • Ben’s still waiting on his copy of NBA Live 14, but he has some more impressions based on the demo.
  • We discuss the most recent roster updates for NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14. Is Synergy’s automated system ultimately hindering NBA Live’s roster updates?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we offer a couple of thoughts on the trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings.
  • We also talk about Kobe’s return, Stephen Jackson’s signing with the Clippers and a couple of other recent news items from around the league.
  • The NBL gets brief, obligatory mention.
  • We wrap up this week’s episode with some talk about other PlayStation 4 games that we’re currently playing.

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Let us know what you thought of this week’s show and give us your take on any of the topics that we discussed (including those tips for NBA 2K14) in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the Forum. Also feel free to hit us up with any submissions for future installments of the listener mailbag.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #57

Episode #57 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane, JaoSming and I are your hosts this week as we’re joined by special guest Vl@d Zola Jr., creator of the fantastic RED MC and REDitor tools for the NBA 2K series.

  • We welcome Vl@d to the Podcast and talk a little about what RED MC means for the modding community.
  • What are some of the cool things we can expect from RED MC this year? When can we expect to see it?
  • Andrew and Ben are finally on PlayStation 4 and can offer hands-on impressions of NBA 2K14 next gen. The results may surprise you.
  • Ben is waiting for his copy of NBA Live 14 to arrive, but Andrew has the game and a few initial impressions to share.
  • JaoSming also offers his latest thoughts on both games, including the troubles with NBA Live 14’s updates.
  • Do we expect our impressions of both games to change as we continue to play them, especially with the forthcoming patches?
  • We wrap up with some NBA talk and a cliffhanger (of sorts).

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Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode, as well as your opinion on any of the topics that we discussed, either in the comments below or here in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. If you’d like to submit a question, comment or topic suggestions for a future episode of the NLSC Podcast, hit us up in the comments or the mailbag thread.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #56

Episode #56 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, JaoSming, Pdub and myself as we discuss the upcoming patches for NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen, offer more impressions of both games and talk about the latest news and events from around the NBA.

  • NBA Live 14 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien has posted an open letter promising improvements to the game. Do we think the biggest issues can be fixed?
  • JaoSming and Pdub offer some more thoughts on NBA Live 14 after another week of playing the game.
  • NBA 2K14 next gen will also be receiving a patch to correct a couple of issues with saves and connectivity.
  • The Park has been ruined for JaoSming, but apart from that, NBA 2K14 next gen is still generally awesome.
  • We wrap up the video game discussion with some news from the modding community.
  • Moving on to the NBA discussion, Derrick Rose is out of action…again. Is it time to blow up the Bulls?
  • Kobe Bryant’s big extension and the fans’ subsequent reactions are discussed. Where do the Lakers go from here?
  • We offer some very early predictions for the 2014 All-Star game. Picking players for the East is no easy task.
  • The lacklustre Eastern Conference and early season surprises round out this week’s NBA discussion.
  • We wrap up Episode #56 with a couple of mailbag questions.

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If you’ve got any thoughts on this week’s episode or any of the topics that we discussed, we’d love to hear them. Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the Forum. Please also feel free to hit us up with mailbag submissions for future episodes here.

Mailbag Call for Episode #56 of the NLSC Podcast

We’ll be recording Episode #56 of the NLSC Podcast within the next couple of days, so I’m putting out a call for any and all mailbag submissions. As always, we invite you to hit us up with your comments, questions and topic suggestions, so that we can discuss the things that you’re interested in hearing about.

Post your submissions in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum, or in the comments below. You can also get in touch with us via our Facebook page and Twitter.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #55

The PlayStation 4 has launched and we have two new basketball games to play…well, two of us do, at any rate. Join Arcane, JaoSming, Pdub and myself as we discuss early impressions of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen, as well as some of the reactions from the community and gaming media.

  • Before we get to JaoSming and Pdub’s impressions, Andrew once again plugs our interview with Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher, recorded earlier this week.
  • NBA Live 14 is out, which means the NBA Live series has finally officially returned. JaoSming and Pdub run down the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Is there a solid foundation to NBA Live 14? With a game finally released, can EA build upon what they’ve got?
  • More features may be added through the year, a concept that we’d certainly welcome and encourage.
  • JaoSming declares NBA 2K14 next gen a game that will sell the new consoles, from its aesthetics to the gameplay experience to its features.
  • While the news is mostly good when it comes to NBA 2K14 next gen, there are a few signature 2K quirks that bear mentioning. However, the good far outweighs the bad.
  • Were our concerns regarding MyGM and the revamped MyCAREER mode justified?
  • As you might expect, The Park gets a mention or two.
  • Neither game features Create-a-Player. We hope that philosophy is done away with before we get too far into this generation.

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As always, we welcome your feedback and reactions to this week’s episode, either in the comments below or here in the Forum. Please also feel free to share your impressions of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, so that we may read some of them out in a future episode.

Mailbag Call for Episode #55 of the NLSC Podcast

I hope that everyone has had a chance to listen to this week’s special edition of the NLSC Podcast, featuring an interview with NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher. We’ll be recording a regular episode within the next couple of days and as such, we’d like to interact with you through a new installment of our listener mailbag.

JaoSming will have had a chance to get his hands on both NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen, so we’re inviting you to send in any questions you’d like to ask him. If there’s anything else on your mind, be it a question, topic suggestion or a prediction you’d like us to make, by all means send that in as well. You can post your submissions in this thread or in the comments below, as well as hit us up on Facebook and Twitter.

NLSC Podcast – Interview with NBA Live 14 Developer Scott O’Gallagher

We have a special edition of the NLSC Podcast for you today, featuring an interview with NBA Live 14 Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher. I talk to Scott about this year’s game and the return of NBA Live, getting some information on the controls, AI, game modes, their design philosophy and more.

Some key points of interest include the depth of CourtQ, what bounceTEK means for the game both offensively and defensively, the number of signature jumpshots and signature dribbling packages, new animations and updated animation packages as the season progresses, the logic in Dynasty Mode, BIG Moments and playcalling.

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Thanks to Scott once again for the interview, I hope you all enjoy it and find it interesting and informative. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #54

It’s our last show before we get our hands on the PlayStation 4! Well, for one of us, anyway. Join Arcane, JaoSming and myself for Episode #54 of the NLSC Podcast, in which we cover the latest NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 news, chat about the NBA and more.

  • As we get closer to the release of NBA Live 14, we’re getting some encouraging news by way of various hands-on previews. We react to the latest information.
  • A demo has also been confirmed, but it’s coming out the same day that the game is launched. Can that still work in EA Sports’ favour?
  • The latest developer blog gives us more information on LIVE Season and BIG Moments. JaoSming makes a startling confession.
  • JaoSming and Arcane provide a few thoughts on the latest screenshots.
  • The past week has delivered a lot of details on MyGM in NBA 2K14 next gen. Do we still have any reservations about the mode?
  • Next gen MyCAREER tidbits have also been coming our way. Jackson Ellis awaits us all.
  • Over 600 player and coach interviews are included in NBA 2K14 next gen, with real voices. We can’t wait to hear what virtual Gregg Popovich has to say.
  • You may be surprised to learn that JaoSming is excited for The Park. We also have a few creative ideas for the mode.
  • We give our thoughts on some other NBA 2K14 next gen news including IGN’s review, the PS4 trophies and the latest videos.
  • Larry Sanders’ blunder, the Celtics’ winning streak and other early season surprises make up this week’s NBA discussion.
  • We wrap up the show with our thoughts on some recent PlayStation 4 news.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on the latest episode, as well as anything we discussed. Have your say in the comments below or in the Podcast discussion thread! We also invite you to send in your listener mailbag questions and topic suggestions for future episodes.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #53

As we find ourselves less than two weeks away from the release of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, we’re getting more and more information on this year’s games. The 2014 season, although just a couple of weeks old, has also provided us with a few talking points. Join Arcane, Pdub and myself as we give our thoughts on the latest previews, news and real life NBA happenings in Episode #53 of the NLSC Podcast.

  • A new developer blog has given us more insight into the controls, signature styles and defensive strategy in NBA Live 14. Do we like what we saw?
  • We also got a couple of new tidbits from VSN Radio’s interview with developers Scott O’Gallagher and Ryan Ferwerda, leading to some speculation on a few features.
  • NBA Live 14’s soundtrack has been revealed and unfortunately for Arcane, there’s no J. Cole…yet, anyway.
  • Moving on to NBA 2K14, we give our thoughts on some MyTEAM snippets that have been mentioned on the official Facebook page during the past week.
  • MyGM is shaping up to be a deep and interesting mode in NBA 2K14 next gen, but might there be too much depth to the mode?
  • The PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K14 will be getting some exclusive content. Fortunately, everyone on our panel will benefit.
  • We answer a mailbag question regarding NBA 2K14’s chances at winning Game of the Year.
  • Episode #53 wraps up with some talk about the real NBA. The Clippers’ fortunes, Bulls’ struggles, rookie performances and tanking are all discussed.

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As has been the case recently, some really juicy news on both games broke a few hours after we finished recording this week’s episode. We’ll be sure to talk about all that good stuff next week but in the meantime, let us know what you think of Episode #53 and your opinion on the topics that we discussed. Sound off in the comments below or in this thread and don’t forget to post any mailbag submissions here.

NLSC Podcast Episode #53 Mailbag Call

We’ll be recording Episode #53 of the NLSC Podcast in about 24 hours, so I’m putting out a last call for submissions for this week’s listener mailbag. If you’ve got a question you’d like us to answer, a prediction you’d like us to make or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, please post it in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Hub.

You can also hit us up via our Facebook page and Twitter. We’re always keen to hear from our listeners and talk about what you want to hear, whether it’s NBA Live, NBA 2K, the real NBA, patching or something else related to the community. Let us know what’s on your mind and if you haven’t caught it yet, you can listen to last week’s episode here.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #52

Episode #52 of the NLSC Podcast is out now and for once, we were able to record a show without some big news breaking within an hour of us finishing up. Nevertheless, there was still plenty to talk about this week, so please join Arcane, JaoSming and myself as we recap and react to the latest NBA Live 14, NBA 2K14 and NBA news.

  • Last week’s NBA Live 14 Developer Blog delivered some insight into Signature Styles and dribbling controls. Was it what we were hoping to hear?
  • The PlayStation 4 Trophies have been revealed, giving us a few snippets on NBA Live 14’s game modes. Dynasty Mode is back!
  • A few more details on Ultimate Team have also been made available, leading us to ponder: Ultimate Team or MyTEAM?
  • We react to the latest soundtrack reveals, as well as the newest screenshots.
  • Last week’s press conference delivered a HUGE amount of information on NBA 2K14 next gen. We recap the highlights and give our thoughts on each.
  • The same event provided us with some raw next gen gameplay footage. Does it live up to the OMG Trailer?
  • NBA 2K14 next gen will reflect the change back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format in the NBA Finals. No word on current gen yet.
  • We also have some new screenshots, NBA Today news and a sneak peek at the Momentus Trailer to talk about.
  • Elsewhere, NBA 2K14 current gen has been receiving a few official roster updates. The Doctor is back in the house!
  • The 2013/2014 NBA season is underway. We offer a few thoughts from the first couple of days of the regular season.
  • We wrap up with some next gen console news.

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If you’ve got any feedback on Episode #52 or thoughts on any of the topics we discussed, we’d like to hear from you! Sound off in the comments below or here in the new central discussion thread for the podcast in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. Mailbag submissions for future episodes are also most welcome.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #51

As the preview season for NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 heats up, we have plenty to talk about including two gameplay trailers. Join Arcane, JaoSming, Lean and myself as we talk NBA Live, NBA 2K and the real NBA in Episode #51 of the NLSC Podcast!

  • As we begin recording, we’re anticipating news on both NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen within the next few hours. Against our better judgement, we speculate.
  • We react to the gameplay trailers for NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, taking a look at where both games are at.
  • What’s next for both games as the information and previews begin to flow?
  • We recap and comment on the latest details on NBA Live 14 including Ultimate Team tidbits, the return of NBA Rewind and another Twitter chat.
  • JaoSming provides us with a rundown of the Blacktop Revitalization mod for NBA 2K14 PC.
  • The 2013/2014 NBA season is almost upon us. We talk about a couple of the stories that are making the rounds leading up to opening night and offer some predictions.
  • Once again, we finish up with another installment of the listener mailbag.

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Aside from our speculation at the top of the show, we don’t touch on some of the big news stories from the past 24 hours, as we had wrapped up recording by the time they broke. We’ll be sure to give our thoughts on those topics in next week’s episode. In the meantime, we invite you to give us your feedback on this week’s show, along with your thoughts on anything we discussed. Hit us up in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Hub. Submissions for future installments of the listener mailbag are welcome here.

Last Call For NLSC Podcast Episode #51 Listener Mailbag Submissions

I’m putting out a last call for listener mailbag submissions for Episode #51 of the NLSC Podcast, which we’ll be recording in about 24 hours. Last week, we invited you to send in your reactions to NBA 2K14 current gen, in addition to any other comments or questions you had. This week, we’re looking to read out some of your reactions to the trailers for NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen, as well as your suggestions for any other topics you’d like to hear us talk about, questions you’d like us to answer or predictions you’d like us to make.

Post your submissions in this thread in the NLSC Hub or in the comments below. You can also hit us up via our Facebook page and Twitter.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #50

We’ve hit another milestone as the NLSC Podcast has reached its 50th episode! Join Arcane, JaoSming, Lean and myself as we celebrate my birthday with our discussion of the latest NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen news, more impressions of NBA 2K14 current gen and a few NBA related odds and ends.

  • Before we begin, we take a moment to reflect on the NLSC Podcast, 50 episodes on. As you might expect, JaoSming misses Leftos.
  • Ultimate Team has been confirmed for NBA Live 14, with pre-order bonus packs. We expect we’ll give it a look.
  • The soundtrack for NBA Live 14 is being revealed, one song at a time. What do we think of the tracks that have been unveiled so far?
  • The athlete lineup for NBA Live 14 has been announced and some new screenshots have been posted, so naturally we have to analyse them in minute detail.
  • Speaking of screenshots, the first proper screenshot for NBA 2K14 next gen has come out. Is the ball texture as impressive as NBA Live 14?
  • The big social media feature of NBA 2K14 has been announced: Locker Codes. The panel goes mild.
  • Andrew finally has NBA 2K14 on PC, so he can offer some initial impressions. We also finally have closure on the Saga of the Pre-Order & NBA 2K13 CD Key (sort of).
  • A few NBA topics are discussed including the Celtics’ new gameplan and some other preseason impressions.
  • We wrap up with a listener mailbag, in which you give us your thoughts on NBA 2K14 so far.

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As always, we hope that you enjoy the latest episode and invite you to give us your feedback, as well as your thoughts on anything that we discussed, either in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Forum. Please also keep the mailbag submissions coming!

New Poll: What Is Your Opinion Of NBA 2K14 So Far?

It’s been a while since we added a new poll, so I’m remedying that today by asking an obvious question: “What is your opinion of NBA 2K14 so far?” Cast your vote now and don’t forget to give us your impressions so that we can read some of them out during this week’s NLSC Podcast. If you have any other questions or comments for this week’s listener mailbag segment, be sure to send them in as well and as always, feel free to join in the discussion of NBA 2K14 here in the Forum.

Our last poll asked “How do you rate the 2012/2013 NBA season?” It seems that a majority of fans did enjoy last season as 36% rated it as excellent, while a further 33% rated it as being good. 17% of voters weren’t all that impressed deeming the 2013 season just alright, “not great” garnered 7% of the vote and a further 7% didn’t enjoy it at all, opining that it was terrible. As we find ourselves a couple of weeks out from a new season, don’t forget that you can discuss the real NBA (as well as other professional and amateur basketball leagues) in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the Forum.