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NBA 2K20 Patch 1.02 Features Speed Adjustments

NBA 2K20 Patch 1.02

Patch 1.02 has come through for NBA 2K20 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and should be hitting the Nintendo Switch sometime soon. As with all official patches, it will come through automatically as long as you have an active Internet connection. If it doesn’t, try restarting your console or Steam client, or checking for the update manually.

There aren’t any detailed patch notes at this time, but Mike Wang has revealed that it features a slight stamina buff, and an increase to player speed in The Playground. Beluba has also noted that speed was boosted more than intended, and said that this will be addressed in another patch that’s coming soon.

I’ve created an article over in our Wiki to keep track of all the updates for NBA 2K20. I’ll be updating it throughout the year, but as always, any help in keeping it current and accurate would be most appreciated. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on Patch 1.02 for NBA 2K20 in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum. For those who missed it, I posted my initial impressions of the game in this week’s Monday Tip-Off, and will have a full review out soon.

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Monday Tip-Off: Initial NBA 2K20 Impressions

Monday Tip-Off: Initial NBA 2K20 Impressions

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with my initial impressions of NBA 2K20.

If you’re an avid basketball gamer, then you know that NBA 2K20 was released last week, and have probably been playing it over the weekend. That’s what I spent quite a few hours doing, on both PC and PlayStation 4. I must admit that while I did remain optimistic throughout the preview season, I wasn’t all that hyped for NBA 2K20. It may be that I’m getting old and have gone through too many preview seasons and launches, but for all the hoopla on social media about 2K Day, I wasn’t that pumped. Looking forward to checking out the new game, sure, but as I said, not overly hyped.

With this seemingly being the last release before a new generation launches, I’d say that my expectations were quite low. I expected some news bells and whistles, and I liked a few of the things I read during the preview season, but I’ve grown a tad cynical when it comes to developer blogs. As such, I wasn’t expecting a huge jump from NBA 2K19. After a weekend with NBA 2K20, my impressions are that it was wise to set the bar at that level. I’d like to spend more time with the game and see what happens as far as any early updates before I deliver a full review, but to tip this week off, I will share my impressions of NBA 2K20 so far.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Still prefer NBA 2K14 PC to newer releases? Not to worry, as people in our community are still updating this older favourite! Check out the latest player faces and updated rosters at the links below.

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DeMarcus Cousins Face
Zach Randolph Face
Julius Erving Face (Updated to v2.0)

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Rui Hachimura Face
Zion Williamson Face
Cam Reddish Face
Bol Bol Face

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ModManZZZ NBA 2KZ UPDATED ROSTERS (Updated to v14.0)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 Cover Art

It’s been 24 hours since NBA 2K20 PC came out, but we already have our first file additions! These early releases include modding tools, this year’s External File Plugin, and some updates for Blacktop. Check them all out at the links below!

Limnono
NBA 2K20 External File Plugin (Waigua)
NBA 2K20 Limnono Tool
Limnono Tool English Patch

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Sack Wern Houses Court
2K14 Blacktop for NBA 2K20

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Blender Importer-Exporter Script

Shuajota
NBA 2K20 Official Roster Update

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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NBA 2K20 Momentous Trailer Celebrates Launch

NBA 2K20 Cover Player Anthony Davis

2K Day 2019 is upon us! The NBA 2K20 Momentous Trailer has also been released, to celebrate the launch of this year’s game. You can check it out below, or catch it here over on YouTube.

As I mentioned yesterday, all of our facilities for NBA 2K20 here at the NLSC are now open. In addition to the main discussion board for the game, our Modding and Resources boards have also been added. There are also sections for NBA 2K20 in our Downloads database, and you can already find a few early releases there.

Once again, I’d like to encourage everyone to make use of the facilities here at the NLSC this year. With all of the great mods that our community creates, we can provide stable, permanent hosting for files under 100 MB in size. I’m also hoping that we can get some great discussion going for NBA 2K20, so I encourage everyone to share your impressions, gameplay tips, slider tweaks, stories about what you’re playing, and whatever else you’d like to talk about.

I’ve already spent time with the game (both on PC and PlayStation 4), and I’ll be posting some impressions and a full review in the near future. In the meantime, be sure to check out a bunch of screenshots that I took during a game between the 90s All-Stars and 2010s All-Stars. Here’s to a fun year of basketball gaming, and stay tuned for more content here at the NLSC!

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The Friday Five: 5 New Basketball Games I’d Like to See

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of five new basketball games that I’d like to see developed in the future.

Happy 2K Day everyone! NBA 2K20 is out today, which means a lot of gamers in our community will be spending time with it this weekend; I know I will be! While I hope I’ll enjoy NBA 2K20 as much as I did NBA 2K19, I’m also hoping that it won’t be the only release this year. We’re still waiting on any information about NBA Live 20, and the future of the NBA Live series. A release is slated for next quarter and various reps have said that EA Sports aren’t pulling the plug, so we can only wait and see what happens.

I still firmly believe that we need at least two viable choices when it comes to the sim-oriented NBA games on the market. Ideally, we’d also have some more arcade games and other titles to choose from, too. Obviously a lot of people are getting the virtual basketball experience they crave from NBA 2K, but competition, alternatives, and different takes on the sport are important to have. Beyond seeing NBA Live catch up to NBA 2K and be competitive again, there are other ideas for basketball games that I’d like to see come to fruition. Some of these ideas are easier said than done when you take licensing into account, but I’m throwing them out there anyway.

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MyPLAYER Nation Coming in NBA 2K20; Launches October 22nd

NBA 2K20 MyPLAYER Nation Teaser

2K has posted a teaser of a new game mode in NBA 2K20, called MyPLAYER Nation. No further information is available at this time, but the mode will be tipping off alongside the 2020 NBA season on October 22nd.

As we await further details and the launch of NBA 2K20, the teaser certainly invites speculation. Based on the name and the teaser image, it seems a safe guess to say that it’s part of a connected MyCAREER experience. Common suggestions that I’ve seen so far include leaderboards and challenges, similar to what’s been implemented in MyGM. Whatever it entails, it likely involves some kind of content relevant to the real NBA, given that the mode launches with the start of the 2020 season.

It’s also worth noting that attendees of the NBA 2K20 Community Event have already seen the mode. A moderator over on the official NBA 2K Subreddit who attended the event has confirmed that it isn’t something completely new, such as an online co-op career. To that end, they’ve advised getting our hopes up too much with guesses that are completely wild.

More details will be coming soon, so I’ll follow up when they become available. In the meantime, feel free to speculate on what MyPLAYER Nation might entail in the comments section below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K20 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NBA 2K20 Modding & Downloads Sections Now Open

NBA 2K20: Serge Ibaka

With 2K Day 2019 almost upon us, I’ve opened up the NBA 2K20 modding and Downloads sections in the NLSC Forum! Obviously there isn’t a lot of content there right now, but given how quickly our community works after a game is released, it shouldn’t be long before we see the first uploads.

If you’re after some quick links, here they are:

I’ve also added a portal for NBA 2K20, and of course, I invite everyone to join in the discussion here! I’m hoping we can get some good topics going this year related to gameplay, slider tweaks, and modes that we’re playing. As I’ve said before, we aim to be your one stop hub for all things basketball gaming!

A quick note about NBA 2K20 modding. While we’re currently still allowing ad links, they are becoming problematic and we may have to amend our policy. As our community gears up to mod this year’s game, I encourage everyone to make use of our hosting facilities, which allow mods to be readily and permanently available. For more information on how to upload files to the NLSC, check out this video tutorial that JaoSming put together a few years ago.

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Wayback Wednesday: Players I Remember Because of Video Games

Wayback Wednesday: Players I Remember Because of Video Games

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at some players that I remember because of video games.

In response to my retrospective of NBA Live 95 for our 25th Anniversary of NBA Live celebrations, our own Q noted that the game helped him form opinions about NBA players. I can certainly say that video games were one of my main resources for learning about the league and its players when I was first getting into basketball, and I know a lot of other 90s kids can say the same. I’ve wondered if that still applies to the younger gamers these days. NBA 2K’s success has unquestionably made the genre mainstream, but the Internet has also made the NBA itself more accessible than ever.

I’ve previously joked that you know you’re a long-time hardcore NBA fan when you can name benchwarmers from over a decade ago. Trading cards and video games are also a reason that I remember a lot of lesser-known players from the 90s and 2000s, and a few of them will often spring to mind thanks to the virtual hardwood. For this week’s Wayback Wednesday, I’m recalling some of those players who stuck in my mind due to their video game counterparts. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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NBA 2K20 System Requirements Revealed

NBA 2K20: Donovan Mitchell

The system requirements for NBA 2K20 PC have been revealed by the game’s store page over on Steam. If you can run NBA 2K19 without any problems then you should have no issues, as both the minimum and recommended specs are almost identical this year. The NBA 2K20 system requirements are as follows:

Minimum

  • Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz/AMD FX-4100 @ 3.60 GHz or better
  • 4 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 450 1GB/ATI® Radeon™ HD 6450 1GB or better
  • DirectX 11
  • 80 GB available HDD space
  • DirectX 9.0x compatible sound card
  • Dual-analog gamepad

Recommended

  • Intel® Core™ i5-4430 @ 3 GHz/AMD FX-8370 @ 3.4 GHz or better
  • 8 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770 2GB/AMD® Radeon™ R9 270 2GB or better

I’ve added that information to the NBA 2K20 article in our Wiki. If you’d like to check your system’s compatibility, you can run a test over at System Requirements Lab. With the game launching in just a couple of days, be sure to keep it locked to the NLSC, and join in the discussion taking place here in our Forum! No doubt our modding community will be hard at work soon, so stay tuned for mods and all the other content.

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25th Anniversary of NBA Live: Fond NBA Live 95 Memories

25th Anniversary of NBA Live: Fond NBA Live 95 Memories

To mark the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live, we’re taking a look back at every game in the series with retrospectives and other fun content! This also includes re-running some features from our 20th Anniversary celebrations, with a few revisions. Whether you’re a long-time basketball gamer who grew up with NBA Live and are keen on taking a trip down memory lane, or you’re new to the series and want to learn about its history, we hope that you enjoy celebrating the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live here at the NLSC! Today, I’m sharing some personal recollections of NBA Live 95.

I hope you enjoyed my retrospective of NBA Live 95 that tipped off our celebration of the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live! Although I shared some personal memories of the game in my retrospective, I have a couple of other stories that I’ve saved for their own separate article. Specifically, I wanted to talk about playing NBA Live 95 for the first time on Super Nintendo, and playing a Season with the Houston Rockets with my cousin on PC. It’s the story of how I came to be a fan of the series…and also, how I engineered an unlikely comeback for Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird.

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Monday Tip-Off: The Final Days of Last Year’s Games

Monday Tip-Off: The Final Days of Last Year's Games

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with some final thoughts on NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 as we enter the final days leading up to NBA 2K20’s release.

Cue “The Final Countdown” by Europe, as we’re just days away from the release of NBA 2K20! As for NBA Live 20…well, we’re still waiting to find out what’s going to happen with EA Sports’ long-running series. In any event, the impending release of NBA 2K20 means that we’re days away from NBA 2K19 and NBA Live 19 officially becoming last year’s games. That is to say, they’ll no longer be the most up to date sim-oriented NBA titles, and the community’s interest will shift to the game set in the forthcoming 2020 season.

It’s a strange period of limbo in the annual basketball gaming cycle. If you’re done with last year’s games, you’ll be itching to get your hands on the new release. If you still have unfinished business, you’ll likely be furiously playing them to achieve some semblance of closure before moving on to this year’s title. After all, it’s not easy to go back and pick up where you left off when you’re hooked on a new game that will itself be outmoded a year from now. With that in mind, as we find ourselves in the final days before NBA 2K20 officially succeeds NBA 2K19 and NBA Live 19, I’m taking a moment to reflect on the past year of basketball gaming, and to look ahead.

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25th Anniversary of NBA Live: NBA Live 95 Retrospective

NBA Live 95 Retrospective (25th Anniversary of NBA Live)

To mark the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live, we’re taking a look back at every game in the series with retrospectives and other fun content! This also includes re-running some features from our 20th Anniversary celebrations, with a few revisions. Whether you’re a long-time basketball gamer who grew up with NBA Live and are keen on taking a trip down memory lane, or you’re new to the series and want to learn about its history, we hope that you enjoy celebrating the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live here at the NLSC! First up, it’s a retrospective of NBA Live 95.

As I’ve mentioned on many occasions, NBA Live 95 is a title that’s often remembered fondly by long-time basketball gamers. Beyond its significance as the first game in the NBA Live series, it’s also generally considered to be a classic for the way it advanced the genre. Even after 25 years, it holds up remarkably well considering how far basketball video games have come. I always feel nostalgic when I dust off NBA Live 95, but I also find that I’m impressed by the quality and how much fun it can still be, given its age. Let’s look back 25 years to where it all began.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

The NBA 2K19 PC modding community is still going strong up to the launch of NBA 2K20. Check out the latest releases at the links below!

Torogi
China World Cup Court
RKJ No Injuries Roster (With New Retro Teams) (Updated to v2.7)
Muscle And Sweat Global [Final] (Updated to v6.0)

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San Antonio Spurs Fictional Fiesta Jersey (pinoy21)
Detroit Pistons Jersey (pinoy21)
Toronto Raptors Jersey With Gold Patch (pinoy21)
Miami Heat Jersey (pinoy21)
Milwaukee Bucks Jersey (pinoy21)
Brooklyn Nets Jersey (pinoy21)
Chicago Bulls Jersey (pinoy21)
Sacramento Kings Jersey (pinoy21)
Minnesota Timberwolves Jersey (pinoy21)
Utah Jazz 2020 Classic Edition Jersey (pinoy21)

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1991-1992 NBC Scoreboard & Wipe for NBA 2K19

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Utah Jazz Vivint.SmartHome Arena (Classic Edition)

Manni Live
Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center 2020 4K

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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The Friday Five: 5 Excuses We Must Stop Making For Games

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of five excuses that we must stop making in order to downplay valid criticisms of basketball video games.

There are times when it’s only fair to make excuses for basketball video games. There are limitations to what can be achieved with the technology that’s currently available. Issues with likeness rights meant that certain historical players can’t be included. NBA games have a brutal development cycle compared to titles that don’t come out every year. In fact, you might be inclined to call these “reasons”, as the term “excuses” often has negative connotations. It’s splitting hairs on the definition in some respects, but it’s understandable that some people balk at the idea of “making excuses”.

The problem with excuses is that they can easily work against our best interests. If we don’t hold developers accountable for certain decisions and design choices, then we’ll have no choice but to endure whatever undesirable situation we find ourselves in with basketball video games. Look, I’d like to think that I’m as passionate about the hobby as anyone else in the community, and I also believe in being fair and constructive in our criticism. It’s just astonishing how far some people will go to make excuses for the games though, even when an issue is clearly detrimental to them. These are the excuses that we need to cut out, or else we’ll continue to suffer the consequences.

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