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Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Play Calling Essentials

Da Czar continues to provide pointers for NBA 2K12 players with the third installment of his Strategy Session series for this year’s game. In the latest video, Czar runs through the essentials of playcalling in NBA 2K12.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube if you can’t see it embedded here and be sure to check out more from Da Czar over on the Sim Citi blog.

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SportsGamerShow NBA 2K12 Review

SportsGamerShow’s Rio Pesino has posted a video review of NBA 2K12.

Check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. See more from SportsGamerShow here and add your impressions of NBA 2K12 here in the NLSC Forum.

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State of Community Patches for NBA 2K12

As you may remember in my initial impressions of NBA 2K12, I mentioned that 2K changed the compression format of the iff files this year which did not allow for any of our editing tools to extract or import textures. Essentially this meant we couldn’t customize the look or feel of the game at all like we have in years past. Thankfully, only two days after 2K12’s release, our friends from ModdingWay released a tool that allows us to decompress the new 2K12 iff files. The following is a report on the status of patching NBA 2K12 PC.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – Legends Trailer

EA Sports have released another launch trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, this time highlighting some of the NBA legends that appear in this year’s game.

Watch it here over on our YouTube channel if the embedded video isn’t working for you. Check back soon for my NBA Jam: On Fire Edition impressions and feel free to add yours here in The Virtual Hardwood section.

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NBA 2K12 Video Review (SI Game Room)

Sports Illustrated’s Game Room has posted a video review of NBA 2K12, awarding it a score of 10/10.

This is the second perfect score the game has received following GamesRadar. Don’t forget to add your thoughts on the game here in the Forum and discuss the SI review here.

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New Poll: How do you rate NBA 2K12?

NBA 2K12 is out now in North American stores and will be out soon worldwide. I was able to pick up a copy yesterday so I’ll be posting my impressions in the not too distant future, but in the meantime you can have your say in our impressions thread and our new poll, which asks “How do you rate NBA 2K12?” Cast your vote now!

Our previous poll asked “What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?” My Player was the most popular choice, garnering 44% of the vote, NBA’s Greatest came in second with 19%, and Association followed closely in third place with 18%. 8% were most looking forward to the new online Association while 7% expressed a preference for the My Player offshoot mode, Creating a Legend. A final 4% indicated they were most looking forward to something else in this year’s game.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Here we have our first file additions for NBA 2K12. Thanks to everyone who has started using the upload feature in our Downloads section, please keep the contributions coming!

Author: nba2kway
NBA 2K12 IFF File Decompressor

Author: JaoSming
Unlock All – Including Retro Kings and Warriors

Author: Fifedawg
The 2K12 Rating Encyclopedia

Author: Vl@d Zola Jr.
Court Logos Normalizer (for non-US residents)

Author: MGX
NBA TV & TNT Scoreboard
NBA’s Greatest NBC Scoreboard

Author: JoeJames
ESPN Scoreboard

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Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Pick and Roll Control

Da Czar has posted another Strategy Session video. This time, Czar offers tips to help you make use of the pick and roll controls in NBA 2K12.

Check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video and see more from Czar over on the Sim Citi blog.

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GamesRadar NBA 2K12 Review (10/10)

GamesRadar have posted a review of NBA 2K12, becoming the first publication to award the game a perfect score of 10/10. The review praises NBA’s Greatest, enhanced gameplay, improved My Player and presentation in this year’s game, though the reviewer notably has not spent time with the game’s online modes.

What’s your take on the scores NBA 2K12 has been receiving? What are your impressions of the game? Join in the discussion in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum. The modding community is also gearing up to create updates for the game (at this time some tools still need to be updated), so stay tuned to the Releases & Previews section and look out for the first file additions for NBA 2K12 to be posted here soon.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition DLC – Time is Money

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is out now on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network at a cost of 1200 Microsoft Points or $14.99. Downloadable content is also already available for the game in the form of the “Time is Money” pack, which allows you to unlock every legend, mascot, privilege and 12+ special teams along with a bonus 10,000 JAM Bucks to continue unlocking content from the in-game JAM Store.

The DLC costs $4.99 on PSN and 400 Microsoft Points on XBL. Additionally, if you have a save file from last year’s game, you are instantly rewarded with 15,000 JAM Bucks and level up to Level 10 straight away. If you’ve picked up the game, we invite you to share your impressions in this thread in The Virtual Hardwood.

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Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Practicing Your Plays

In addition to his Play of the Day feature, Da Czar has also started a new Strategy Sessions series of videos. The first one offers tips on practicing plays in NBA 2K12.

You can discuss Czar’s videos in this thread in the NLSC Forum. Also be sure to check out his blog here.

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NBA 2K12 Stuff: GameInformer Review, Chat with MJ, PlayStation Move Blog

With NBA 2K12 finally here, things are set to get really busy around these parts. Reviews, blogs and feature articles are pouring in, here are a few you may be interested in checking out.

First of all, ESPN.com’s Jon Robinson conducted an interview with cover player Michael Jordan, who spoke about his influence on the game, his satisfaction in how he is represented and his thoughts on the inclusion of the other legends involved in NBA’s Greatest. MJ notably expresses disappointment that Charles Barkley could not be included in the game.

GameInformer have posted their review of NBA 2K12, awarding it a score of 9.5/10 (the same score IGN gave the game) and dubbed it “the best basketball sim ever”. It does note issues with online play and bemoans the lockout’s effect on the game’s current rosters, but as the score would indicate it is an overwhelmingly positive review on the whole.

Finally, Ronnie 2K has also posted an entry over on the official PlayStation blog, detailing the PlayStation Move controls in NBA 2K12 and touting some of the key features of this year’s game. Discuss all of these articles in the NBA 2K12 section of the Forum and don’t forget to check out JaoSming’s impressions of the game right here on the main page, as well as share your opinions here.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Demo (GameSpot)

GameSpot have posted a video offering another preview of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, including a chat with producer Cody Sawatsky.

Check it out here if you can’t see the video. Look out for my impressions of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition to be posted soon.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Launch Trailer

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition was released yesterday on the PlayStation Network and is out today on Xbox Live. As such, EA Sports have released a new trailer to celebrate the launch.

Click here to watch the video on the NLSC’s YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video. Remember you can discuss the trailer and all aspects of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition in The Virtual Hardwood section of the NLSC Forum.

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NBA 2K12 Launch Trailer

2K Sports have released a new trailer to celebrate the launch of NBA 2K12.

If you can’t view the embedded video, click here to watch it on our YouTube channel. Feel free to post any thoughts below in the comments or here in the Forum; thanks to Phraynk for the heads up.

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