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NBA 2K12 NBA’s Greatest Screenshot: ’96 Bulls & Sonics

Scottie Pippen’s NBA’s Greatest game between the 1996 Chicago Bulls and Seattle Supersonics is in the spotlight today, as 2K Sports have released another new screenshot via the official NBA 2K12 Facebook page.

Have your say here in the NLSC Forum or leave a comment below. The screenshot has also been added to our gallery.

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Beta NCAA Elite 12 Mod for NBA Live 08 Released

Thanks to the efforts of #jetsfool and a handful of other patchers, a beta version of the NCAA Elite 12 Mod for NBA Live 08 is now available to download! Please note that some player faces are currently missing and as a beta release, there is still some work to be done here and there. You can find the download links below.

You’ll also find the release thread for the mod here in the NBA Live 08 section of the Forum. Patchers, please note that #jetsfool is still on the lookout for people to help out with future releases of the NCAA Elite 12 mod, so if you’re willing and able to lend a hand please let him know ASAP.

NCAA Elite 12 (Artwork)
NCAA Elite 12 (Faces)
NCAA Elite 12 (Roster)
NCAA Elite 12 (Stadium)

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REDitor II v2.2 Released

Vl@d Zola Jr. has released a new version (v2.2) of REDitor II for NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K10. The latest version contains several bug fixes and also adds support for roster files from the Xbox 360 version of NBA 2K11. With the release of NBA 2K12 right around the corner, Vl@d has also lowered the prices for the different licenses that are available to purchase.

You can download the latest version here. You can also check out the release thread here in the NLSC Forum for the full release notes for v2.2 and general information on REDitor II. Any issues or bug reports should also be posted there.

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Retro Gaming: Getting old NBA Lives to run on new PCs

For anyone interested in taking a trip down memory lane and playing some of the older NBA Live titles on new PCs, benji has been exploring ways of getting them to run using VMWare and DOSBox. It seems most people are still able to run NBA Live 2003 PC onwards but if you’re looking to fish out your copy of NBA Live 2001 or earlier and give it a look for old time’s sake, be sure to check out this thread for more information.

Speaking of the older NBA Live titles, while there aren’t too many people releasing updates for them these days, uploads are still welcome and we still main a collection of patches and utilities for them in our Downloads section, along with resources in our Wiki.

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NBA 2K12’s Historic Teams Won’t Be Available Online

Owen Good has posted an article over on Kotaku discussing the impact of the NBA lockout on NBA 2K12, in particular the lack of roster updates out of the box. Owen also confirms that the 34 historic teams will not be playable online, as it was with the Jordan Challenge teams in NBA 2K11.

He also weighs in on the predictions that NBA 2K12’s sales could be cut in half due to the lockout preventing updated rosters and rookies from being included in the base game, suggesting it is an overreaction (an assessment I would be inclined to agree with). For those who are unaware, updated rosters and rookies will be patched in to the game once the lockout has ended, though rookie speech and faces will be available in the game files out of the box which is something we’ll hopefully be able to take advantage of in the modding community.

What’s your take on the situation? Does the absence of updated rosters or inability to take historic teams online affect your decision to buy NBA 2K12? Leave a comment below or post your thoughts in this thread.

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NBA 2K12 NBA’s Greatest Screenshot: ’86 Celtics & Hawks

2K Sports have posted another screenshot highlighting the starting lineups for an NBA’s Greatest game. This time, it’s Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics taking on Dominique Wilkins’ Atlanta Hawks in 1986.

Post your thoughts here in the NLSC Forum and don’t forget to check out our gallery of NBA 2K12 screenshots here.

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NBA 2K12 Hands-On Preview (Operation Sports)

Operation Sports’ Dustin Toms has posted an in-depth hands-on preview of NBA 2K12 which you can read here. The preview talks about the smoothness of the animations and fluidity of the controls, touts improved AI and signature styles, mentions enhancements to the grading system and the intelligence of CPU teammates and opponents in My Player, covers the expanded post game and also offers a few thoughts on NBA’s Greatest.

It’s well worth checking out, so give it a look and join in the discussion in this thread in our Forum. Steve Noah, who has also had hands-on time with the game, has indicated that he will be posting his impressions next week.

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Video: Kevin Hart Previews NBA2K12 (Konsole Kingz)

Konsole Kingz have posted a video in which comedian Kevin Hart plays and previews NBA 2K12. It contains some gameplay footage of a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat.

Watch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video and feel free to chime in here in the Forum.

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NBA 2K12 PC Minimum Requirements Confirmed

Ronnie 2K has confirmed via Twitter that the minimum requirements for NBA 2K12 PC remain the same as last year. For those who need a reminder:

  • Windows XP/2000/Vista/7
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 10.5 GB free hard drive space
  • 128 MB video card with DirectX 9.0c driver
  • 8x or faster DVD-ROM Drive
  • Sound card with DirectX 9.0c compatible driver
  • Dual Analog GamePad (Recommended)
We will of course be supporting the modding community for NBA 2K12 PC with tutorials and resources as well as hosting in our new Downloads section. Thanks to homicide1550 for the heads up on Ronnie’s Tweet.
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NBA 2K12 Demo Coming September 20th (360 & PS3)

2K Sports have revealed via the official NBA 2K Facebook page that the NBA 2K12 demo will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 20th. Ronnie 2K had previously mentioned via Twitter that the demo would be available 7-14 days before the October 4th release. Unfortunately it appears that once again there will be no PC demo.

You can discuss the news here in the NLSC Forum; we’ll also be using that thread for impressions once the demo is released. You can also expect some impressions to be posted here on the main page not too long after the demo comes out next week.

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More NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Screenshots

As usual, Friday has brought us another couple of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition screenshots via the official Facebook page. EA Sports continues to spotlight some of the different players in the rosters this year, with this week’s screenshots featuring Al Horford and Chris Kaman.

You can also find the screenshots here in our gallery. Add your thoughts in the comments below or join in the discussion here in the Forum.

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NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #9 – Defense

Another new Developer Insight has been posted on the NBA 2K Facebook page.  This time we are looking at Defense.

Seems like there are a lot of subtle changes to defense this year.  In my opinion, the biggest improvements are being able to move while keeping your hands up and a new animation technology that modifies mo-capped animations so that the player’s hands can find the ball better.  Seems like good stuff all around in the name of keeping balance between offensive and defensive players.  Comment and check out the Forum thread for more information and impressions.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Blog – Online Modes

In case the inclusion of the Honey Badgers wasn’t exactly what you were hoping for in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, producer Cody Sawatsky has posted a new blog with details on online modes in this year’s game. The blog includes info the leaderboards and stats tracked by JAMnet, a quick rundown of the online Arena, Arena-specific challenges and JAM Now.

It also includes some screenshots of the menus for those online modes, with the Jam Central screenshot notably featuring a Downloadable Content menu option. Give it a read, check out the screenshots in our gallery here and have your say in this thread.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – Featuring Honey Badgers…?!

I don’t know whether to laugh, facepalm, or shake my head in disapproval.

Figure I’ll laugh now, shake my head when I unlock them, then curse at EA when I go against them online.  Vote for your reaction in this Forum poll.

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NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #8 – Post Game

Another new Developer Insight is up and it details the overhauled post game in NBA 2K12.   Many things were changed from 2K11, so many that it’s difficult to summarize.

There will be a Defensive Insight tomorrow and a Controls Trailer next week.  Post your thoughts in the comments and discuss in the Forum.

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