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REDitor II v3.1 Now Available

A new version (v3.1) of the outstanding REDitor II for NBA 2K12 is now available. For those who are unaware, REDitor II is the roster editor for the PC version of NBA 2K12, containing a host of essential features for modding the game. It also still supports NBA 2K10 (PC), NBA 2K11 (PC and Xbox 360) and MLB 2K11 (PC).

REDitor II is made by Vl@d Zola Jr. and can be found here in our Downloads section. The download includes the hot fix which adds support for assigning pshoes in NBA 2K12. Be sure to check out the release thread for additional release notes and support.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: XpLosibo
Marco Belinelli Face
Walker Russell Jr Face

Author: Michaelvlutz49
Real Movement Physics

Author: Leon40
Denver Nuggets Court Update Pack
Minnesota Timberwolves Court Update Pack

Author: Dmayne
Fly Wade 2 HD
Nike LeBron 9 HD
Nike KD IV HD

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2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Underway

The 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend is upon us! The festivities tip off tonight in Orlando beginning with the Sprint Celebrity Game, followed by the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. All-Star Saturday is up next tomorrow night featuring the Haier Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk contest. Sunday will of course bring the main event, the 61st annual NBA All-Star Game.

What are your predictions for this year’s events? Join in the discussion in this thread in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum!

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Thoughts on the return of NBA Live

By now, you’ve likely heard that EA Sports’ next NBA sim will mark the return of the NBA Live brand, completely abandoning the NBA Elite moniker following the cancellation of NBA Elite 11. We’re set to receive some more info on the game next Monday and so far it seems that a fair amount of people are excited to hear that EA will be switching back to the old name.

I’m certainly count myself among them and as such, I’d like to share a few thoughts on the announcement as we all wait to hear what’s in store for NBA Live 13, which appears to be carrying the tag line “Future of Basketball”. Read on for my thoughts and feel free to post yours in the comments section below.

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EA Blog: NBA Live is Back!

Following on from yesterday’s announcement about the return of NBA Live, a new blog has been posted over on EA’s official website. It doesn’t go into a lot of detail but mentions the new studio (EA Tiburon) and new development team that is working on the game. It also mentions the “Future of Basketball” tagline and hints that the team will be seeking fan feedback in the coming weeks.

We have a new studio and a new development team, and this fall we’ll launch an all-new experience that captures the future of basketball with NBA LIVE 13. 

We’re looking forward to players giving us their feedback on the game, and next month we’ll welcome in fans from around the country to join in on the process of creating NBA LIVE 13 as well – more on that on Monday, so please make sure you follow our Facebook page and Twitter handle to get the latest information.

Thanks to J-Hood for the heads up in the NLSC Forum. Join in the discussion of the newly announced NBA Live 13 here.

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NBA Live 13 Info Coming Monday on Facebook

Kyrie Irving posted another Tweet this afternoon saying info on the recently named NBA Live 13 will be coming out on Monday via the official Facebook page. EA Basketball’s Facebook page updated its name today to reflect the return of the NBA Live name, and added a new logo as well. If you don’t want to “Like” EA NBA on Facebook to get the news on Monday, we will have whatever info they provide here on the main page and in the Forum.

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EA to Bring Back the NBA Live Name with NBA Live 13

Kyrie Irving tweeted that he had an opportunity to play NBA Live 13 today while in Orlando for All Star Weekend. Of note, Irving used the Twitter hashtag #FutureOfBasketball in his tweet which might be a hint as to the slogan for the return of the NBA Live series.

Kotaku followed up with EA Sports directly, asking whether the company will be dropping the NBA Elite name and return to NBA Live. They received the following response:

“This fall we’ll launch an all-new experience that captures the future of basketball with NBA Live 13,” a spokesman said. “More to come soon.”

With EA leaving NBA Elite’s tarnished legacy behind, it will be very interesting to see what the Tiburon studio has done with NBA Live 13 whenever the game’s reveal might be. Share your thoughts on the return of the NBA Live series either in the comments or in this Forum thread.

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NBA 2K12 PC Patch with Digital Distributors

Ronnie 2K tweeted the following when asked about the status of the delayed NBA 2K12 PC patch

The PC Patch got rejected in submissions first time but is with DD now and if all goes well, should be released soon.

Hopefully soon is sooner than the “days away” status we received last week.  For all NBA 2K12 News and Discussion check out our Forum here.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Author: Dc311
2012 NBA on ESPN Transition

Author: mhikez
Oklahoma City Thunder 2011/2012 Court Patch

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NBA 2K12 PC Download for $9.99, $5 towards MLB 2K12

Amazon is currently running a PC download sale that has discounted NBA 2K12 to $9.99. On top of the best price yet for NBA 2K12, you can also get a $5 credit towards MLB 2K12. For those that don’t know, MLB 2K on PC is very similar to the NBA 2K series, the game can be edited with the same tools, and has a great modding community over at MVPmods.

Thanks to Ben for the heads up, and if you catch any other deals for NBA 2K12, please share them in the NBA 2K12 Forum.

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New Poll: Playing basketball video games online and offline

We now have a new poll up which asks: “Do you mostly play basketball video games online or offline?” Cast your vote now and feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below!

Our previous poll asked “Do you consider yourself a sim or arcade player when it comes to basketball video games?” It appears as though most folks around these parts seek realism from their virtual basketball experience, with 67% of voters identifying themselves as sim players compared to only 8% who consider themselves arcade players. A further 25% saw themselves as being somewhere in between.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Author: justice13
Justice’s Shoe Patch Pack

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: solovoy
solovoy’s Portraits Pack (Updated to v4.2)

Author: Leon40
Cleveland Cavaliers Court Update Pack
Toronto Raptors Court Update Pack

Author: HAWK23
Ultimate Base Roster V6 [63 Extra Retro Teams] + All-Decade Teams (Updated to v6.0)

Author: XpLosibo
Los Angeles Lakers Black & Yellow Jersey

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Top 5 Things EA’s NBA 13 Title Needs (Stick Skills)

Stick Skills have posted an article which examines the top five things that the next NBA sim title from EA Sports needs to have, from a deep Dynasty Mode to player individuality and a quality gameplay experience.

For my part, I certainly agree that those five items are among the essentials required for EA’s game to make a strong comeback this year. Have your say on the article in this thread in the NLSC Forum or in the comments below and be sure to check out our Wishlist and supplementary Wishlist materials, which we submitted to the new Dev Team at EA Tiburon last November.

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Fifteenth Official NBA 2K12 Roster Update Released

2K Sports have released the third official roster update for NBA 2K12 in the past week and the fifteenth overall. To get the latest update automatically, simply ensure that your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet. Remember you will need to use the Reset Roster function under the Options menu to access the new rosters.

The latest update adds J.R. Smith to the New York Knicks’ roster, though his jersey number is incorrect (#5 instead of #8). If you’re playing the PC version and would like to download the update manually for whatever reason, I’ve uploaded a copy of the latest roster and online data folder here. Discuss the latest roster here in the NLSC Forum and Tweet feedback for future roster updates to the NBA 2K Insider @NBA2KInsider.

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