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NLSC Podcast #344: Looking Forward, Looking Back

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Episode #344 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Derek (aka Dee4Three) and I are your hosts for this week’s show.

The Current Gen version of NBA 2K21 has been out for a little over a month, so we share our thoughts on our time with the game so far, as well as the recent patches. We also revisit issues with the official rosters, and sneaky tactics that put pressure on MyTEAM gamers to buy packs. With the release of the first Next Gen gameplay trailer and blog, we have some initial impressions, hopes, and concerns to discuss. Key points include using Current Gen for testing concepts, legacy issues we’ve spotted, cynicism over familiar promises, and general expectations.

What’s your take on this week’s conversation? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! Additionally, feel free to hit us up with any feedback on the episode, as well as suggestions for topics that you’d like to hear us discuss in future episodes. For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki. The show also comes out on our YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe for future episodes and other video content.

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beegees
beegees
November 8, 2020 6:10 am

Please mention patch sizes. I know it depends on a platform. At least, point out to the data you download. I don’t have the game but the latest iterations were gargantuan: not the 5 GB a patch threshold but 10, 20+ GB updates.
I recently listened to a podcast with the Saber director in Russian: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BA-%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%8E%D1%82-%D0%B8%D0%B3%D1%80%D1%8B/id560881209?i=1000494362123.

I know the Saint-Petersburg (Russia) company (ca. 600 staffers are based there) tends to keep the cards close to its vest, though they have been expanding with additional offices in Portugal, more, with up to a 1000 workers worldwide. You know, they reap big bucks as to the Russian burn-rate, so their business loves to be in silence.

The director didn’t say much. They cherish, profit off and elaborate on contacts with Microsoft (Halo Master Chief Collection, more), CD Project (Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch, now preparing its patches for XSX and PS5), 2K (NBA and WWE). Basically, they are like contractual workers, so 2K commands them what to do.

Last edited 2 months ago by beegees