NLSC Podcast – Episode #150

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Episode #150 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Arcane and I look to the future as we discuss a couple of recent Wishlist suggestions for NBA Live 17 and NBA 2K17, reflect on our past week of basketball gaming, and react to some recent news and rumours.

On this week’s show…

  • Tipping things off with some Wishlist talk, we ask ourselves: aside from improved gameplay, what’s the one enhancement that would keep us playing NBA Live 17?
  • We also discuss a couple of recent suggestions for NBA 2K17, regarding potential ratings and Badges.
  • Are we bothered by the NBA Live Development Team reaching out to NBA 2K gamers?
  • Rocket League is set to receive a basketball mode called Hoops, which we’re both looking forward to.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming has included some time with Ultimate Team, Pro-Am, MyCAREER, and a few retro titles.
  • NBA referee Joey Crawford has retired effectively immediately, due to his knee injuries.
  • Speaking of knee injuries, Jahlil Okafor is set to miss the rest of his rookie season after tearing his meniscus.
  • Could Phil Jackson return to the sidelines, only coaching the New York Knicks during home games? It seems Carmelo Anthony isn’t a fan of the idea.
  • Ben Simmons has been dethroned in the mock draft over at Draft Express. He’s also been hit with a couple of unflattering comparisons.
  • We wrap up Episode #150 of the NLSC Podcast with this week’s Bold Predictions, in which Arcane is back at .500, and Andrew is still seeking his first point. Of course…

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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March 18, 2016 4:21 pm

Downloaded and ready to listen too on way to work today

March 18, 2016 5:28 pm
Reply to  Andrew

Sure I will, you can’t go wrong with basketball and basketball video gaming topics with me!

March 19, 2016 9:58 pm

There was a misunderstanding on how the NBA LIVE community feel about EA developers reaching out to NBA 2K players/gamechangers for feedback on their product. The NBA LIVE community are not jealous of the 2k community or their success. The element of concern that envelop the NBA Live community into paranoia whenever an EA developer reaches out to a 2k gamechanger is the fact that EA allowed certain individuals from the 2k community (and many other social media gaming icons and moguls ) to preview, market, and broadcast the game to the public before its release. While others who were primarily outspoken about their support of this series, were ostracized and alienated from participating in this process ( the NBA LIVE community).
Seeking feedback from prominent or casual members of the 2k community about the NBA LIVE product, is not the reason why the NBA Live community entered into an uproar. The primary reason as to why individuals were outspoken and upset about this issue reverts back to what is “unknown” about the developmental process and projected plan for the future of NBA LIVE. No one knows how the feedback that is in reception from 2k players is in use to influence the development of the next installment. The same is true about the NBA Live community’s feedback as well. There is also an unknown about which gaming demographic or community has the strongest influence on how NBA LIVE is or will be developed in the years to come. We also don’t know whether or not NBA LIVE, since its inception back into the Sim basketball gaming community in 2013 with NBA LIVE 14, possess a true identity, princinple, foundation, conviction of gameplay to stand on and call their own.
With these many variables in lieu, it becomes very easy to understand the hysterical response that occurred within a community that is often severely ridiculed, denigrated, and at times viciously abused and slandered for supporting a series that are in the stages of rebuilding, recovery, and reparation. To encourage individuals of the competiton to sample, preview, and provide primary feedback to EA developers at privatley held events without representation from those who support the NBA LIVE product openly is the source for the NBA LIVE community feeling inadequate and betrayed by the company they support. It is only reasonable to believe and hope that NBA LIVE will focus upon their small but loyal community to primarily assist in developing a game and identity that will truly gain the respect of their competitor. Respecting the opinions of those who play the game of their competitor is very essential in this process of evaluation as well. Nevertheless, this small and broken community that felt slightly betrayed and overlooked in the previewing process of NBA LIVE 16, is the origin of this hyper reaction to an otherwise reasonable request, from an EA developer, to a Sim basketball gamer, for feedback.

Izzy Snow
Izzy Snow
March 20, 2016 11:02 pm
Reply to  Swaggyp_lino

Bro, I wasn’t going to reply but I will. You guys can continue to provide feedback by doing what you’re already doing. If EA doesn’t reply, that doesn’t mean they don’t see the work the faithful community does. Also, no offense but quit telling people these things about EA overlooking the community because they haven’t done that! Just because a, b, c didn’t get a reply or an invitation to Orlando doesn’t mean x, y, z didn’t either because like I told Fundamentals, when EA conducted the 1 week (2 weeks for some like me) Live/2K survey, they had participants within the Live community that are just regular fans and not YouTuber’s or even Twitch casters like yourself. The EA devs talk to people within the Live community all the time. Just ask your colleague Prime and he’s just one example. In all actuality, I think the EA devs are more in touch in a personal level with people in the Live community vs 2K devs and their community. Again, you can continue to provide feedback and you will be heard. Post your wishlist here on this site. If everyone’s true intentions are to help the game, you wouldn’t worry too much about everything else i.e. a reply from a dev or a trip to Orlando. Just sayin man.