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NBA 2K12 My Player Week – Day 1 – Mock Drafts

Day 1 of My Player Week continues with some info and a screenshot of the mock draft in NBA 2K12’s My Player mode. As you can see, some of the scout’s comments address the fallout of Ronnie’s pre-Draft interview, in which he noted he displayed a bit of an attitude.

Ronnie notes that the results of the mock draft are not absolute and that players may end up going higher or lower than projected, just as in real life. Join in the discussion here in the Forum or leave a comment below with your thoughts.

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NBA 2K12 My Player Week – Day 1 – Pre-Draft Interviews

The first info and screenshot release of the week leading up to the My Player Insight has been released on the NBA 2K12 Facebook. In it we learn that your My Player will have pre-draft interviews with the general managers which will affect who drafts you and indirectly, your draft position.

 In the screenshot we can see Ronnie 2K’s player getting interviewed, but we can also see a new “Elites” team and logo.  It looks like we will finally be getting rid of the generic Draft Combine teams and adding uniforms and logos with a little more personality just like the old 2K Blacktop team logos.

Feel free to comment here with your Forum username or in the Forum topic here.

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New Downloads Section Reminder; Upload your files!

I’d just like to remind everyone once again about our recently relaunched Downloads section, which is integrated with the NLSC Forum. In relaunching the new section, we have weeded out all broken links and can now offer everyone the ability to upload files up to 100 MB in size for both NBA Live and NBA 2K, while immediately submitting them for inclusion in the database. Our aim is to provide the community with free file hosting without fear of work getting lost after a period of inactivity, which has been an issue in the past with patchers using various free hosting services around the Internet.

We’re keen to help out the modding communities for NBA Live and NBA 2K with tutorials, resources and file hosting, so please feel free to begin using the facilities; all you need is an NLSC Forum account to start uploading! If you have any questions or run into any problems, please drop us a line. If you have a file larger than 100 MB, by all means shoot me an email or PM so that we can make alternative arrangements.

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NBA’s Greatest Screenshot: 1971 Bucks & Lakers

Another NBA’s Greatest starting lineups screenshot has been posted, this time spotlighting Oscar Robertson’s featured game between the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Add your thoughts here in the Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

Author: Vl@d Zola Jr.
REDitor II (Updated to v2.1.3)

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EA Sports NBA Initiatives: Wishlist, Survey & PC Petition

As Peter Moore mentioned earlier this week, it may take a while before EA’s future NBA sim games are able to compete with the NBA 2K series. However, here at the NLSC we’re looking to do our part by compiling a comprehensive Wishlist with detailed feedback for the new dev team at EA Tiburon. We’re also collecting additional feedback via our Wishlist Survey and attempting to stress the desire for a PC release with our PC Petition. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support with these initiatives so far, there’s still time to sign the Petition if you haven’t already and send in your feedback for the developers. Hopefully we can have a positive impact on the game!

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NBA 2K12 Screenshot: Patrick Ewing’s NBA’s Greatest Game

2K Sports have posted another new NBA 2K12 screenshot featuring the starting lineups from an NBA’s Greatest game. This time it’s Patrick Ewing’s game that’s in the spotlight, as we get a glimpse of his 1995 New York Knicks and their opponents, Shaq and Penny’s Orlando Magic.

Join in the discussion of the NBA’s Greatest lineup screens here in the NLSC Forum.

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NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #4 – Playcall System

The fourth Developer Insight for NBA 2K12 has been posted over on the official Facebook page. This week, Gameplay Director Rob Jones checks in to talk about the playcalling system in this year’s game. Of note, Rob talks about the assignment of plays to players rather than positions, diversity of play types, dynamic playbooks, updates to the playcalling menus, the new “Run Best Play” option, defensive adjustments, out of bounds plays and much more. The Insight also includes seven screenshots which give us a glimpse of the playbook menus and playcalling in action. It’s well worth a read to get the scoop on all the playcalling controls, options and AI in NBA 2K12, so check it out and join in the discussion here in the Forum.

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Three More NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Screenshots

As they’ve been doing every week for the past few weeks, EA Sports have posted some new NBA Jam: On Fire Edition screenshots here over on the official Facebook page. This week they’ve added three new screenshots spotlighting Monta Ellis, Rudy Gay and Brook Lopez.

  

Share your thoughts in the comments or this thread in the Forum.

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NBA 2K12 on GT.TV – Full Episode at GameTrailers.com

For those who didn’t catch it or would like to watch it again, the full September 2nd episode of GameTrailers TV which spotlights NBA 2K12 can now be found here over on GameTrailers.com. The first segment includes a chat with NBA 2K12 Vice President of Marketing Jason Argent in which he outlines the goals for this year’s game and features several highlight clips. The second segment, beginning at the 5:04 mark, features Gameplay Director Rob Jones talking about improvements to controls including the ability to break out of more animations, the fluidity when controlling the ballhandler and the new post-up controls along with more gameplay footage and a quick word on playcalling, AI and presentation.

The third segment begins around the 10:40 mark and covers NBA’s Greatest, with commentary from producer Eric Boenisch and footage from a few classic games which show off the retro video filters and scorebugs. The gameplay footage also offers a demonstration of the Shot Quality meter, which rates shots from A+ down to F. Check it out and add your thoughts in this thread in our NBA 2K12 section.

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My 10th Anniversary Thoughts, Future NLSC Plans

NLSC Logo - Stitching

Last week, we relaunched the NLSC with a new design. The timing was not a coincidence, as August 26th also marked my tenth anniversary as webmaster of the site. Having now run the site for ten of the fifteen years it has existed, I’ve been wanting to post some reflections on the milestone and our future plans but between the NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition news, the relaunch and some technical issues following a server move, that idea has been placed on the backburner. Before we get too much further away from the anniversary however, I’d just like to offer a few words of thanks and give everyone a preview of what’s to come here at the NLSC.

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Da_Czar’s New Blog

You may be familiar with Da_Czar’s Ten Teams in Ten Days and Battleground series while he was at Operation Sports.  Well as he states in his new blog, he stepped down at the beginning of the summer and today started a new blog called “Sim Citi”.  Check it out!

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition XBL Achievements Revealed

Last week, Xbox360Achievements.org revealed a list of the Xbox Live Achievements for NBA 2K12 (also revealing a couple of the new features in the process) and this week they have revealed the Achievements for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. There are twelve achievements for a total of 200 points, none of which seem to spoil any as yet unannounced features in the game. We’ve also added the list of Achievements here in our Wiki.

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NBA 2K12 Momentous Trailer

Wow.  Just wow.  MomentousCeltic (aka EdotD) does it again with his official trailer for NBA 2K12.  Footage from historic and current players, alternate jerseys and awesome moves in this trailer along with his slick effects and transitions.  Truly a sight to behold.

If you are looking for information, well, not much to be gained from this trailer.  Historic teams do not have warmups on the bench still (same as 2K11) but other than that, I can’t seem to notice anything else new.

Check it out and discuss in the Forum here.

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Peter Moore: “It’ll take a while to get back”

EA’s Peter Moore, who until recently was the president of the EA Sports label, has commented on the future of the company’s NBA sim series. Speaking to IndustryGamers, Moore reiterated that EA Sports is committed to returning to the sim market next year with a quality product, but also admitted that it could “take a while” before the series can compete with NBA 2K again.

“We’re focused on building a great game for next year. The team has got the time to be able to look at everything that we need to do to make sure that we bring quality back up and be competitive. So we can go over the whole story again from last year – it was unfortunate, but we’re a brand and a company and a label that is very focused on building quality and we’re not just going to walk away from it; we’ve got a very, very talented team that’s already got stuff up and running even though it won’t ship this year, it’ll go next year. So we’ll be back.”

“It’ll take a while to get back, yeah. It’ll take us a few years maybe, but if that’s what it takes, that’s what it’ll be. We’re in our 20th year as a label… We’re not a short term player. It’s not going to happen overnight, but we’ll sit here 3, 4 years from now and hopefully we’ll be talking about what a great battle NBA 14 or 15 is versus their 14 or 15,” he concluded.

You can discuss Peter Moore’s comments here in the NLSC Forum. Remember that the new Dev Team are also keeping tabs on our Wishlist materials and welcoming our feedback and suggestions, so don’t forget to sign our PC Petition, post ideas in our Wishlist and provide additional feedback via our Wishlist Survey.

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