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NBA Live 19 Screenshots: Embiid, Durant, DeRozan, & Westbrook

NBA Live 19: Joel Embiid

While the ratings reveals have included a couple of infographics providing a glimpse of various players as they appear in NBA Live 19, community manager Donnie G has dropped four new screenshots that give us a much better look at this year’s game.

The four players featured in the new screenshots are cover player Joel Embiid, NBA Live 16 cover player Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, and DeMar DeRozan, who is sporting his new San Antonio Spurs jersey. For those who may have missed the earlier articles, those players are rated 92 Overall, 93 Overall, 95 Overall, and 90 Overall respectively.

Check out the screenshots below, as well as over in our NBA Live 19 gallery. I’ve also included the infographics from the ratings reveals articles, which provide a look at a couple of other players (as well as the aforementioned ones). Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as here in the Forum. We’re hoping to set up some developer interviews soon, and we’ll obviously post any other news that comes along, so stay tuned for more details.

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Top 5 Small Fowards, Power Forwards, & Centres in NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19: Kevin Durant (95 Overall)

The reveal of the Top 5 players at each position in NBA Live 19 continues. Officially, EA Sports are up to the small forwards, but since the articles for the power forwards and centres have already been posted, they’ve inevitably leaked the ratings ahead of time. The Top 5 players at each position are as follows:

Small Forward

  1. LeBron James (97 Overall)
  2. Kevin Durant (95 Overall)
  3. Kawhi Leonard (92 Overall)
  4. Paul George (90 Overall)
  5. Gordon Hayward (85 Overall)

Power Forwards

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (90 Overall)
  2. Draymond Green (88 Overall)
  3. LaMarcus Aldridge (87 Overall)
  4. Kevin Love (87 Overall)
  5. Kristaps Porzingas (86 Overall)

Centres

  1. Anthony Davis (94 Overall)
  2. Joel Embiid (92 Overall)
  3. Karl-Anthony Towns (91 Overall)
  4. DeMarcus Cousins (90 Overall)
  5. Rudy Gobert (89 Overall)

In case you missed it, you can check out the ratings for the shooting guards here, and the point guards here. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Wayback Wednesday: The Tandy Rec Center in NBA Live 06 PC

Dwyane Wade in the Tandy Rec Center (NBA Live 06 PC)

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 the Tandy Rec Center in NBA Live 06.

In addition to the commendable job that EA Sports has done with the team arenas in NBA Live, the series has boasted some interesting and well-designed venues beyond the NBA hardwood. From the street courts in NBA Live 2003 to The Temple in the Xbox 360 versions of NBA Live 06 and 07, to The Hangar and the global courts we’re set to experience in NBA Live 19, NBA Live’s art team has done some great things with real and fictional venues alike. One practice venue that doesn’t get mentioned very often however is the Tandy Rec Center in the PC version of NBA Live 06.

A little out of the norm for a sim-oriented NBA video game, it nevertheless stands out as one of the more unique venues featured in the NBA Live series. Since I’ve already taken a look back at several of the old practice and 1-on-1 courts in NBA Live, I felt it would only be fitting to profile this distinctive gym from one of my all-time favourite games. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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NBA Live 19 Ratings Reveals: Top 5 Shooting Guards

NBA Live 19: James Harden (94 Overall)

EA Sports are continuing their reveal of the Top 5 players at each position in NBA Live 19, along with their specific Overall Ratings. Next up are the Top 5 Shooting Guards in this year’s game.

  1. James Harden (94 Overall)
  2. Klay Thompson (91 Overall)
  3. DeMar DeRozan (90 Overall)
  4. Jimmy Butler (90 Overall)
  5. Victor Oladipo (89 Overall)

The 94 Overall Rating for NBA Live 18 cover player James Harden matches the rating for the best point guard in the game, Stephen Curry. My guess is that LeBron James will be the highest rated player in the game, with his rating coming tomorrow along with four other small forwards.

We’ll continue to post the ratings as they’re released. In the meantime, feel free to have your say in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum.

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NBA 2K19 “Take the Crown” Gameplay Trailer Released

NBA 2K19: Giannis Antetokounmpo First Look

As hinted at by the official NBA 2K Twitter account yesterday, we have our first gameplay trailer for NBA 2K19. Titled “Take the Crown”, it unsurprisingly prominently features its cover players LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Ben Simmons. It uses a song by Jay Rock, who will presumably feature on the game’s soundtrack.

The trailer also features Team 2K members Jayson Tatum, Karl-Anthony Towns, Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, D’Angelo Russell, and Kemba Walker. Other featured players include Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan in their new uniforms, John Wall, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, and rookie Trae Young. As usual, all gameplay is from cinematic angles, and features a variety of highlight plays.

Watch it below, or catch it here on the official NBA 2K YouTube channel.

What are your thoughts on the trailer? Are you pumped for NBA 2K19? Have your say in the comments section below, and feel free to join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

NBA 2K11 Cover Art

NBA 2K11 remains a favourite among many basketball gamers, and the PC version continues to receive community-made updates. Today’s file additions include a 2019 season court update for the Toronto Raptors, a Jordan Rec Center mod, and an update that freshens up the generic players in the D-League. Please see below for all the download links.

DaCrispy
Toronto Raptors 2018-19 Court
NBA D-League Player Update
Jordan Rec Center

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NBA Live 19 Ratings Reveals: Top 5 Point Guards

NBA Live 19: Chris Paul (92 Overall)

EA Sports are revealing the Top 5 players at each position in NBA Live 19, along with their specific Overall Ratings. They’re tipping things off with the Top 5 Point Guards:

  1. Steph Curry (94 Overall)
  2. Russell Westbrook (93 Overall)
  3. Kyrie Irving (93 Overall)
  4. Chris Paul (92 Overall)
  5. John Wall (90 Overall)

More ratings should be coming through the week. In the meantime, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the Forum. For more NBA Live 19 coverage, be sure to check out our portal for the game.

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Monday Tip-Off: How Other Games Helped Our Modding Community

bigGUI came from the FIFA Modding Community

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 a look at how other games have helped our modding community here at the NLSC.

When it was announced back in June that Madden 19 would be released for PC, the news was met with enthusiasm, and not just from the Madden community. While PC gamers who have been waiting for the return of EA’s NFL series are reaping the most tangible benefits right now, it’s welcome news for those of us in the basketball gaming community as well. Madden’s return to PC bodes well for the possibility of NBA Live also making the jump back to the platform in the future, something we’ve wanted to see since the game became a console exclusive beginning in 2008.

For now though, it’s merely a promising sign for the future. As discussed in Episode #258 of the NLSC Podcast, it was encouraging to hear Connor Dougan talk about a PC version of NBA Live in a recent interview, and even make specific mention of mods. The prospect of a revitalised Madden modding community should also be of great interest to us as a possible indication of what we should expect from a future PC release for NBA Live. After all, while we’ve done some great work over the years, the other talented modding communities that created content for EA Sports games helped us immensely. Indeed, without their contributions, we’d have been far less productive.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Today’s lone file addition for NBA 2K13 PC is a new version (v4.9) of PatTheHead’s retro roster pack. Download it at the links below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 ABA + NBA Seasons (Updated to v4.9)

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #258

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #258 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! We’re back on the air after taking an unexpected break last week, giving us a fortnight of news to discuss. Join Arcane and I as we chat about the recent developments in basketball gaming including female Create-a-Player in NBA Live 19, the first developer blog for NBA 2K19, and the big announcement regarding NBA 2K Playgrounds 2.

On this week’s show…

  • EA Sports has announced the addition of Female Create-a-Player in NBA Live 19. It’s a cool addition to The One, though predictably, there have been some childish reactions to the news.
  • While we still want to hear about the NBA side of things in NBA Live 19, a few other interesting tidbits have been revealed, including court customisation. A recent interview also acknowledged the possibility of NBA Live returning to the PC platform.
  • The first NBA 2K19 developer blog delivered some great news about MyLEAGUE, MyGM, and MyLEAGUE Online. While we’ve been conditioned to take developer blogs with a grain of salt, it seems that a lot of great work has gone into the franchise experience this year.
  • Looking back at last year’s preview season, we expect the flow of information to be steadier from here on out. We talk a little about some of the details we want to hear about.
  • We now know that 2K Sports will be publishing NBA Playgrounds 2, now titled NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. It remains to be seen what it’ll mean for the game, and we do have some concerns. Also, we’d like to see EA bring NBA Jam back.
  • Episode #258 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with a quick chat about some recent NBA news, including Dwyane Wade’s future and new team branding.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Spruce up NBA 2K14 PC with today’s file additions! The latest releases include logos and jerseys for the 2019 season, a new title screen, and an updated Global. Please see below for all the download links.

Sastre Matulin
2018-2019 NBA Scoreboard Logos (Grizzlies & Nuggets only)
2018-2019 NBA Logos

Team Rakker 2K MODS
Los Angeles Lakers Association Jersey 18-19

S-Jectacular
S-Jectacular Global 2018 Version 1 x Presentation
NBA 2K19 Team 2K Title Screen

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include enhanced retro jerseys, a BIG3 roster mod, a new global, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

PeacemanNOT
1990-1991 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1989-1990 Cavaliers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1988-1989 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1988-1989 Pistons Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1986-1987 Lakers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1990-1991 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT (Updated to v2.0)

Rockmonts
Boston Celtics Concept Jersey
Rakkers Global V1
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Face

TeamRakker2KMODS
Celtics & Lakers Concept Jersey Portraits

R4zoR
BIG3 Roster

pinoy21
Los Angeles Lakers Jersey 2019 (pinoy21)

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The Friday Five: Top 5 Favourite Cards in NBA Live 18 Ultimate Team

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 countdown of my Top 5 favourite cards in NBA Live 18 Ultimate Team.

Ultimate Team has been my mode of choice in NBA Live 18. Despite a couple of nice additions this year, Franchise mode isn’t quite deep enough for my liking; a situation that I hope will change. Although a lot of fine work was done with The One, I’m a little burned out on career modes from playing so much MyCAREER in recent years. Being in Australia, I found the online experience to be unusually laggy for an NBA Live title, making LIVE Events somewhat less fun for me than they probably were for others. As such, it’s Ultimate Team that’s held the most appeal for me.

It’s not the first time that I’ve been drawn into the mode, either. As someone who used to collect basketball trading cards back in the 90s, Ultimate Team has brought back fond memories of opening packs and being excited at the haul, and coveting certain cards in particular. I’m clearly not alone, as the Ultimate Team discussion in our NBA Live 18 Forum has been the most popular topic in the section. With that in mind, I’m making a countdown of my Top 5 favourite cards in Ultimate Team this year. Keep in mind that they aren’t necessarily the five best cards to have, just the five that I like the best, and most enjoyed having in my lineup.

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Details on MyLEAGUE, MyLEAGUE Online, & MyGM in NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19: Player Mentorships in MyLEAGUE

The first developer blog for NBA 2K19 has revealed details on MyLEAGUE, MyLEAGUE Online, and MyGM in this year’s game. Given the depth of NBA 2K’s franchise modes, it may seem difficult to imagine how they could get much better, but it appears that there will be some very nice enhancements in NBA 2K19.

With such a comprehensive blog, it’s difficult to summarise all of the new information and do it justice, but here’s a quick overview of what Senior Producer Erick Boenisch had to say:

  • MyLEAGUE Online now reflects the offline experience, complete with full contracts (no more Keeper system) and comprehensive front office management. League admins have the ability to set the duration for completing offseason tasks, and participants have access to more information, such as who is currently online.
  • Even more sliders have been added, allowing us to tune more aspects of MyLEAGUE. New sliders include various aspects of trade logic, salary expectations, and player progression. There is an incredible amount of customisation potential here, from teams and players to individual attributes.
  • Create-a-Player has been enhanced, both for custom Draft Classes and CAPs in general. New face sculpting tools have been added, and created player templates can be shared via Player DNA.
  • MyGM is now more flexible. In addition to a story-driven approach (“The Saga Continues”), we can now choose to play MyGM without a story. The traditional MyGM experience is also more flexible and customisable.
  • The Draft has been enhanced with commentary and analysis. The new Draft Lottery system is also incorporated.
  • Other additions and updates in terms of accuracy and depth include traded player exceptions, another year’s worth of draft picks to trade, new rule changes (and the ability to choose your own), user-chosen awards (overriding the sim engine’s picks), the new formats for the All-Star Game and Summer League, and additional tracking menus.
  • A new Player Mentorship system will allow veteran players to have an impact on the development of younger players.
  • There will be pre-created Draft Classes featuring historical players: 1960, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1974, and 1976-2017. These ready-made Classes can also be customised.

That’s just a very brief overview, so be sure to check out the blog for the full scoop. Some screenshots of MyLEAGUE, MyLEAGUE Online, and MyGM were also posted in the blog. Check them out below, as well as in our NBA 2K19 Screenshots gallery. Brian Mazique of Forbes.com also had an opportunity to speak with Erick Boenisch about the improvements to all three franchise modes. Check out the video below, or here on YouTube.

What are your thoughts on the first developer blog? Are you looking forward to playing these modes? Have your say in the comments section below, and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include retro player faces, an alternate court for the Toronto Raptors, and more. Please see below for all the download links!

Torogi
Toronto Raptors City Court

Blang
James Wiseman Face

Sastre Matulin
2018 Ateneo Blue Eagles Jerseys (Jones Cup)

IceCr
Alonzo Mourning Face
George Gervin Face
Julius Erving Face

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