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The NLSC Podcast is a regular podcast by members of the NLSC Team, generally released every Tuesday or Wednesday. Topics are primarily related to basketball video games with a focus on NBA Live and NBA 2K, as well as issues related to the modding community and current events in the real NBA. As of Episode #11, the podcast has also experimented with expanding into more general topics, such as discussion of non-basketball video games.

Hosts

  • Leftos (11 Episodes)
  • Andrew (5 Episodes)
  • JaoSming (5 Episodes)
  • Pdub (4 Episodes)
  • Qballer (1 Episode)

Episode List

Episode Number Hosts Topics Release Date
Episode #1 Leftos & JaoSming
  • The latest happenings in the NLSC Community
  • The NBA 2K13 "preview season", which is picking up steam
  • What they’re looking forward to in NBA 2K13
  • Thoughts on the impressions we've received from the NBA 2K13 Team Up participants
  • The lack of info on NBA Live 13
August 22nd, 2012
Episode #2 Leftos, JaoSming & Pdub
  • All the mods being released for games ranging from NBA Live 99 to NBA 2K12
  • JaoSming being only good at NBA Live 2004 anymore, while getting his ass kicked playing his own mods
  • The NBA 2K13 achievements, and whether MyTEAM could be Crew
  • What has us the most excited for NBA 2K13 so far
  • The NBA Live 13 footage, and whether we'd buy a more polished version of the game we saw
  • What teams we're most looking forward to playing with and against in this year's games
  • ...and more!
August 28th, 2012
Episode #3 Leftos & JaoSming
  • Praise the community's dedication to NBA 2K12
  • Discuss the concept of NBA 2K13′s Signature Skills, and their favorite ones
  • And fight over whether NBA Live 13 will turn out to be any good
September 5th, 2012
Episode #4 Leftos, Pdub & Qballer
  • How they're spending their time until 2K13 comes out
  • All the NBA 2K13 information that came out last week, including:
  • MyCareer immersion features and whether 2K is going the right way with its changes and additions
  • MyTeam being the equivalent of EA's Ultimate Team, and how interested they are (or aren't) in it
  • Improvements to Offline and Online Association
  • Their impressions of the NBA 2K13 Gameplay Video put out by IGN
  • 2K going mobile and social with 2K Everywhere
  • The first thing they're doing when the 2K13 and Live 13 come out
  • And they present the first Question of the Week!
September 11th, 2012
Episode #5 Leftos, JaoSming & Pdub
  • The official NBA Live 13 trailer
  • The news that NBA Live 13 won't be released early October
  • What Live 13 can do to become a viable alternative
  • NBA 2K13 adding just one retro team to the roster compared to last year
  • Its (lack of?) updates in Offline Association
  • EA's recent job listings and what that could mean for the future of the Live franchise
  • The possibility of 2K having hired a new Senior Online Producer, and whether that could lead into a proper online experience
  • Being able to earn 2K13′s Virtual Currency in any mode, and whether that would lead to “cheating” in MyCAREER
  • The official and olympic NBA 2K 13 trailers, and whether 2K will ever be able to fully simulate the style of basketball of the good ol' days
  • The second Question of the Week, and it's a two-fold one!
September 19th, 2012
Episode #6 Leftos & JaoSming
  • JaoSming's and the community's impressions on the 2K13 demo so far
  • Why the demo may get boring quickly
  • Your and our answers on last week's Question of the Week; the '92 vs. '12 matchup, and the first thing to do when firing up 2K13 for the first time
  • Whether MyTEAM is in the PC version of the game or not
September 26th, 2012
Episode #7 Leftos & Andrew
  • What we think of NBA 2K13 so far; how are we enjoying it compared to previous games?
  • We give a rundown of the best and worst this year's game has to offer
  • Several features are missing from the PC version, we discuss which omissions bother us the most
  • Bugs are bemoaned before bringing it back to more positive thoughts
  • We react to the cancellation of NBA Live 13 and discuss whether it was the right way to go
  • Will NBA Live return next year, or will they wait for next gen? What should EA do?
  • We ponder whether there'll be an audience for the game after its recent troubles
  • The NBA season is discussed. How about those Knicks?
November 20th, 2012
Episode #8 Leftos & Andrew
  • The Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 versions of NBA 2K13 have received an official patch, but when will the PC get it?
  • Speaking of official updates for the PC, we still haven't received the November 17th update. We're less than pleased about it.
  • We discuss the PC version's place in the pecking order, while keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn't get phased out.
  • Our modding community continues to do great work and make good use of our upload facilities.
  • We're approaching 300 files for NBA 2K13 in our database…can we hit 500 by the end of the year?
  • The topic of the week is realism in modes like Association and Dynasty. How much realism do we want to see? What else needs to be done for more realism?
  • NBA Live comes up in conversation and we talk about how it could bounce back in the coming years. Dynasty Mode improvements are mentioned once or twice.
  • What's going on in the real NBA this week?
  • Last week's Question of the Week is discussed and a new one is presented.
November 28th, 2012
Episode #9 Leftos & Andrew
  • The official patch v1.02 is out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of NBA 2K13; what is the reaction?
  • What do we think of the laundry list of fixes outlined in the patch notes?
  • We speculate briefly on when the patch might come out for the PC version
  • The latest news from the modding community for both NBA 2K and NBA Live is also discussed
  • A disgruntled former Madden developer has let loose on Twitter, prompting a little discussion
  • The aforementioned Twitter rant also contained a couple of NBA Live tidbits, so we once again discuss the future of the series
  • We discuss the controversy between the Spurs and the league last week, and declare whether we’re on Team Stern or Team Popovich
  • A few other NBA related topics are pondered and commented upon
December 5th, 2012
Episode #10 Leftos & Andrew
  • Another official roster for NBA 2K13 was released, and the PC version actually received it!
  • We offer some impressions on the latest official roster and discuss the necessary evil of overall ratings.
  • NBA 2K13 was named Team Sports Game of the Year at Spike's Video Game Awards; we give our thoughts.
  • We're still enjoying spending time with NBA 2K13, so we spend some time talking about what's keeping us hooked to MyCAREER and Association.
  • A few recent basketball videos have caught our attention; check them out and listen to our reactions.
  • The Bulls took on the Pistons and Noah had a big game. One of us was a little happier about that than the other.
December 12th, 2012
Episode #11 Leftos & Andrew
  • What have we been playing in NBA 2K13 in the past week? Association and MyCAREER! We recap our recent experiences.
  • Certain elements of the commentary and presentation continue to impress us, though we talk about some of the improvements that could be made next year.
  • We provide a roundup of some recent happenings in the community and discuss ways that everyone can be a good citizen and get the most out of their time here.
  • Since news is a little slow this time of the year, we turn our attention to some other games that we've been playing, including our picks for Game of the Year.
December 19th, 2012