NLSC Podcast – Episode #250

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Episode #250 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I for another milestone episode, in which we have quite a few news stories to cover (and it’s not even the preview season yet!). We also have a few tales from our past week in basketball gaming, and thoughts on the Conference Finals.

On this week’s show…

  • A teaser for EA Play has confirmed NBA Live 19 – just in case there was any doubt – and tipped off the speculation as to who will be appearing on the cover this year.
  • Game Informer has posted an article providing us with some hints at the direction of NBA Live. While it’s not much to go on, it is still promising to hear.
  • A Memphis-based ESPN station took a few shots at NBA Live 18. A little awkward, given ESPN’s exclusive deal with EA Sports.
  • The latest Game of Zones episode made fun of NBA 2K18 and Ronnie 2K. Their response was admirable, but gamers weren’t letting them off that easy.
  • From Virtual Coppers to Virtual Currency, 2K’s promotion of the latest VC sale was a little on the nose.
  • It seems Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have done some mo-cap work for NBA 2K19. We discuss what that might mean for this year’s game.
  • PlayStation 4 users have received refunds for NBA Playgrounds 2. While it might just be a mandatory show of goodwill, it’s not a great look for the delayed title.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming included a return to 2K Pro-Am, followed by an abrupt return to 2v2 on MyCOURT. The 90s All-Stars collection also continues to expand in Ultimate Team.
  • We wrap up Episode #250 of the NLSC Podcast with our thoughts on the latest results from the 2018 NBA Conference Finals, and make a couple of predictions.

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May 29, 2018 10:47 am

Congrats on 250! Great content.

May 30, 2018 5:10 am

Congrats on #250.

I like the idea of using legends for MoCap, certainly can help with the authenticity. Hopefully 2K19 is more about the gameplay, and more friendly to the consumer in general. After all, as you have stated on numerous occasions, the reason 2K is able to do as much as they have done, and the reason they are as popular as they are, is because of the gamers, the fanbase. The fans are who got 2K off the ground by buying the product, supporting it in general. Obviously amazing minds were present behind the engineering of the product, but 2K has an amazingly loyal fanbase. Hopefully 2K19 is a year of giving back.

Funny thing is: NBA 2K’s official Facebook page just posted the Game of Zones video… it’s like they are taunting the fanbase. The comments are brutal.

Side note: I liked hearing Patrick Ewing’s name brought up… one of the most underrated centers in NBA history.

Live has given far more in the preview season in comparison to 2K over the years, hopefully 2K gives us a little more this time around. In regards to Live and IGNITE, while I am little disappointed… I get it. I believe that Live 2020 will be the BIG year for the comeback. It was nice to see them gain some momentum this year, though.

Great podcast.