Win an all-access look at EA Sports at E3 2012

EA Sports are running a contest from May 1st through to May 15th, giving four fans the chance to win a trip to E3 2012 in Los Angeles and an all-access look at the EA Sports games on display. Enter here over on the official EA Sports Facebook page and explain why you should win the trip in 400 words or less.

Please note that the contest is only open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (except Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry and who had Internet access as of April 22nd, 2012. Be sure to check out the Official Rules for more details on eligibility and conditions of entry.

While EA Sports’ lineup for E3 has not been confirmed at this time, it’s certainly possible that NBA Live 13 will be on display or have some kind of presentation at the event.

Brooklyn Nets Mod for NBA 2K12 PC

Forum user 187 has released his NBA 2K12 mod which changes the New Jersey Nets to the Brooklyn Nets. The mod features the accurate logos and color schemes which were officially revealed today, as well as a fictional court and uniforms.

You can download the mod here in our Downloads Section, and drop by 187‘s patching thread for additional previews and to say thanks!

Kotaku: NBA Live Moves with a Purpose to Make You a Better Baller

Kotaku’s Owen Good has posted another piece on NBA Live 13, “NBA Live Moves with a Purpose to Make You a Better Baller”. It begins by talking about the basketball pedigree of several people involved with the game and reflects on the way many people play basketball video games, as observed by several key members of the Dev Team.

The main focus of the article however is the aim of improving teammate AI in NBA Live 13, encouraging the player to pay attention to the way their teammates are moving without the ball. It includes quotes from executive producer Nick Wlodyka, who explains the “Move With a Purpose” mantra the team has adopted and notes that they have “invested significantly in (the) off-the-ball AI” in this year’s game, shedding some light on one of their goals with gameplay in NBA Live 13.

Check out the article and add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as this thread in the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Check out the latest file additions for NBA Live 08, which include several jersey updates and a new high quality face for Monta Ellis. All of these updates should be 100% compatible with the new roster patch that was released over the weekend.

Phoenix Suns 2011/2012 Jersey Patch
Denver Nuggets 2011/2012 Alternate Jersey Patch
Sacramento Kings 2011/2012 Jersey Patch (Updated to v2.0)

Monta Ellis Face Patch

Washington Wizards 2011/2012 Jersey Patch (Updated to v2.0)
2011/2012 Adidas Practice Jerseys
Charlotte Bobcats Fictional Jersey Patch

New NBA 2K12 Official Roster Update (April 27th) Now Available

A new official roster update for NBA 2K12 is now available, containing rosters accurate as of April 27th 2012. As always, the rosters will be downloaded automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 is connected to the Internet and your game is up to date with the latest official patch. Note that you must use the Reset Roster function under the Options menu to access the new rosters.

Once again, I’ve updated this pack with the latest roster and online data files for PC users who would like to update their game manually; please see the included readme for full instructions on how to use it. Remember if you have any feedback on the official roster updates, you can send it in to the NBA 2K Insider via Twitter @NBA2KInsider.

2012 NBA Playoffs underway; join the discussion in the NLSC Forum!

The 2012 NBA Playoffs are officially underway as the postseason has tipped off with four games. Unfortunately it’s been an inauspicious start for Chicago Bulls fans like myself, with Derrick Rose set to miss the rest of the Playoffs after suffering a torn ACL.

We invite you to join in the discussion of the 2012 NBA Playoffs in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum, where you’ll find dedicated threads for each of the first round series. Post your predictions, your thoughts on games as you watch them live and much more. Registering in the NLSC Forum is quick, free and easy; don’t forget that your Forum account can also be used to post comments on news articles, as well as rate files in our Downloads section.

NLSC Current Roster Updates for NBA Live 2005-08 v5.0 Released

At long last, the wait is finally over! I have released new versions (v5.0) of the current roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08, containing 2011/2012 season rosters accurate as of April 23rd 2012. Get them at the download links below:

NBA Live 08: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 07: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 06: Download | Support Thread
NBA Live 2005: Download | Support Thread

Make sure that you download the correct update for the game you’re playing. Please see the support threads for supplemental downloads as well as the download links for the Roster Only version, if you’d prefer to use the rosters with an alternate art pack.

Please note that the rosters were finalised on April 23rd and as such, do not include the signings of Xavier Silas and Derrick Byars, while also featuring late season lineups where several key players were resting. I anticipate releasing another set of updates in the next week or so which will feature those transactions along with lineups updated as of the first round of the 2012 Playoffs and any fixes/updates that may be required. Thanks again to everyone for your patience in recent months, I hope you enjoy the rosters!

File Additions for NBA 2K12

We’ve got a handful of new file additions for NBA 2K12 today, including several faces and a great total conversion mod containing all-time franchise rosters. Check them out below!

Roko Ukic Face
Derrick Byars Face
Blake Ahearn Face
Larry Owens Face
Stromile Swift Face

Ultimate All Time Franchise Best Mod Roster
Ultimate All-Time Franchise Best Mod Face Packs

Carmelo Anthony Face

Kotaku: Two Years Out of the NBA, EA Sports Puts Its Live Back Together

Kotaku’s Owen Good has posted an article detailing the return of NBA Live. It chronicles the cancellation of NBA Elite 11 and the series’ move to EA Tiburon, with comments from members of the Dev Team including creative director Jason Barnes, general manager Dale Jackson, executive producer Nick Wlodyka and software engineer Andres Rivela.

The article also offers the first tidbits on NBA Live 13. The game will feature full ESPN branding with NBA on ESPN-style presentation, featuring Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy in the booth. Wlodyka also talks about looking to have the game make intelligent and appropriate decisions for the user and passing controls. It’s well worth a read if you’re looking forward to NBA Live 13, so check it out and leave your thoughts below and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum.

REDitor II v3.5 Released with Xbox 360 2K12 Support

Version 3.5 of the REDitor II has been released with support for NBA 2K12 files from the Xbox 360. 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. Be sure to check out his release thread for the download links, new version change logs and support.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

The roster update for NBA Live 08 has been completed and will be available very soon, with the conversions for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06 and NBA Live 07 also close to being done. In the meantime, check out the latest file additions for NBA Live 08!

Toronto Raptors 2011/2012 Jersey Patch
Detroit Pistons 2011/2012 Jersey Patch

Washington Wizards Logo Update

PBA 2011/2012 Intro

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition On Special April 24th-May 1st (Xbox Live)

From April 24th through May 1st, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will be available on Xbox Live at a reduced price of 800 Microsoft Points. If you’ve been thinking of picking up the game, be sure to take advantage of the sale as soon as possible.

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition recently received its second roster update, which included player movement accurate as of the trade deadline and added several new players to the game. For those who aren’t too sure about the game, you may want to check out my review from last year; while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out our producer interview here. Finally, feel free to discuss the game in The Virtual Hardwood section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Check out today’s file additions for NBA 2K12, which include a couple of new converted face patches, an updated superglobal mod, the latest version of HAWK23’s Ultimate Base Roster and a new unofficial roster update, accurate as of April 23rd 2012.

Superglobal The Final Blast *Reloaded* (Final Release)

8x 2010 Draftee Face Pack
Sun Yue Face

Linsanity NBA 2K12 Roster Update (Updated to v5.0)

Ultimate Base Roster V12 [179 Retro/Legend Teams + 30 Updated Current Teams] (Updated to v12.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 07

Update the menu art for All-Star Weekend Mode in NBA Live 07 with today’s file addition from Blake_Bryant!

All-Star 2012 Menu Update

File Additions for NBA Live 06

Today’s addition for NBA Live 06 is another converted jersey update, this time the new Back in Black alternate jersey for the Miami Heat.

Miami Heat Back in Black Jersey Patch