NBA Street characters to appear in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition’s Jon Robinson has confirmed that a selection of NBA Street characters will be playable in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Six Street characters in all will appear in the game: Anklebreaker, Monster, Phat, Prodigy, Supersized and the face of the series, Stretch.

The Street team will be unlockable via the game’s progression system rather than a code, which will require you to earn XP and cash them in for the in-game Jam Bucks that allow you to unlock content. Check out some screenshots of the Street characters here in our gallery and post your thoughts in the comments below or in this thread.

NBA 2K12 Ratings & Rosters Video

YouTube user coolkidj23 has posted a video containing the complete rosters and ratings from NBA 2K12. The video also covers the free agent pool in addition to the 30 NBA teams.

Watch it here if you can’t see the embedded video and add your thoughts here in the Forum.

Da Czar’s NBA 2K12 Play of the Day – Heat

Da Czar has posted the second video in his Play of the Day series for NBA 2K12. The latest video showcases a couple of plays for the Miami Heat.

Check it out here if you’re having any trouble viewing the embedded video. Remember you can discuss the Play of the Day series here in the NLSC Forum and be sure to stop by Czar’s blog.

NBA 2K12 Legends Showcase; Legendary Teams Playable Online via DLC

Although it was previously confirmed that NBA 2K12’s legendary teams would not be available for online play, it appears that might not actually be the case thanks to downloadable content. SSchevyRidah has posted a screenshot revealing a rundown of the Legends Showcase in NBA 2K12, which includes the ability to play online with NBA’s Greatest teams.

As you can see, the Showcase will also feature:

  • 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge
  • 3-on-3 Era Challenge
  • Even 21, H.O.R.S.E. and other minigames
  • User selected match-ups and rules
Additionally, it seems we can import our My Player for use in the Showcase, which will take place in New York City’s Times Square. What do you make of the news? Leave a comment below or add your thoughts in this thread.

NBA 2K12 Screenshot: ’98 Jazz vs Lakers

Another NBA 2K12 screenshot highlighting an NBA’s Greatest game has been posted over the official Facebook page. This time, the starting lineups for John Stockton’s featured matchup between the 1998 Jazz and Lakers are in the spotlight.

Check it out in our gallery here along with more NBA 2K12 screenshots and feel free to comment below or here in the Forum.

New Poll: What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?

We have a new poll up which asks “What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?”; cast your vote now, and be sure to join in the discussion in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum!

Our previous poll, posted on the day of our re-launch, asked “What do you think of our new design?”. It seems most of you feel our new look is at least decent, with 48% of voters feeling fairly positive towards it (a big thanks to the 27% who voted that they love it!). Not of all of you are feeling our new design and have pointed out a few things that we’ll look to tweak in the near future. In any event, thanks as always for the support and the feedback, we hope that you’ll continue to visit the NLSC as we await the release of NBA 2K12 and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and that you’ll enjoy the content that we’ll be bringing you in the near future.

NBA 2K12 Screenshot: ’94 Rockets vs Nuggets

Another NBA’s Greatest lineups screenshot has been posted over on the official Facebook page. This time, Hakeem Olajuwon’s featured game between his 1994 Houston Rockets and Dikembe Mutombo’s Denver Nuggets is in the spotlight.

You can also check it out in our gallery of NBA 2K12 screenshots and have your say here in the Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

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Kevin Love Face Patch

Author: Zeller
2011 NTeams Jersey Patch

Andrew’s NBA 2K12 Demo Impressions

Having spent a couple of days playing several games of the NBA 2K12 demo, I feel it’s time to post some impressions. In a nutshell, I’m liking what I’m seeing and am definitely looking forward to the full game, though like a lot of people I did feel a little disappointed that the demo is as stripped down as it is and would’ve liked more of an opportunity to sample what’s on offer this year.

In any case, please read on for my full demo impressions, feel free to leave a comment and don’t forget to add your impressions here in the NLSC Forum. For those who haven’t seen JaoSming’s write-up on the demo be sure to check it out here, as he has updated it with some additional thoughts after further hands-on time.

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Two More NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Screenshots

EA Sports have posted two more NBA Jam: On Fire Edition screenshots here over on the official Facebook page. This week’s screenshots spotlight Deron Williams and Devin Harris, who traded places last season.

You can also check them out in our gallery of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition screenshots and comment on them below or here in the Forum.

NBA 2K12 Developer Insight #11 – Audio

2K Sports have posted the eleventh Developer Insight for NBA 2K12 over on the official Facebook page. It features audio director Joel Simmons talking about the audio in this year’s game, beginning with the commentary. Joel details the changes with the new three man booth that now includes Steve Kerr and mentions that the commentary will better react to late game and clutch situations, as well as recent events and performance during a season.

He also talks about the commentary in NBA’s Greatest and the decision to approach it from an archival perspective, as well as the vintage arena effects and PA audio that were added along with 500 new contemporary arena-specific sounds and music clips. Improvements to crowd audio are also covered in the Insight and Joel touches on their ability to patch commentary bugs in NBA 2K12 as necessary post-launch.

Finally, the Insight includes some audio clips from the game, so that you can download and listen to examples of what Joel is talking about. Check it out and post your thoughts in this thread or feel free to leave a comment below.

Introducing “The Soapbox” – Get Your Opinions Heard

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We are looking for NLSC members that want to get their opinions heard by writing feature articles.  Mostly anything that relates to basketball video games or basketball itself is fair game.  These topics include, but aren’t limited to, game impressions, patching tips, NBA Live retrospectives, thoughts on the lockout, NBA team analysis or the NLSC community itself.

If you feel like you have something interesting to write about, get more information in this Forum post and then shoot a PM to Andrew or myself.

NBA 2K12 – Chris Smoove & Signature Gathers

One of the main questions I had after finding out Post Up was being moved to the Y button was how 2K12 was going to handle signature gathers.  In the Controls Insight we got the answer with the LT+RS moves.  In this video, Chris Smoove shows them off with Dirk.

Simple and effective.  What do you think about the new Signature Gathers?  Do you like 2K12’s LT+RS, or 2K11’s Y+LS?  Thanks to fumanchu for the heads up in the Forum.

NBA 2K12 – Interview with Machinima Sports

There is a new interview up on Machinima Sports with Rob Jones about NBA 2K12.

Again, not much new information, but this time we get to see more of the classic teams and one of the classic score overlays.  Plenty of gameplay to watch as well.  What do you think?  Let us know in the comments or in the Forum.  Thanks to kobebryant24 for the heads up.

Da Czar’s NBA 2K12 Play of the Day – Mavericks

Da Czar is back with a new series called Play of the Day.  In it he is showcasing a single play for each team in NBA 2K12, but that isn’t a slacker thing since each play can be organically changed depending on the decisions made.

Some additional things to note about the video is the dynamic attendance for the Mavs when they were at home against the Spurs and against the Hawks.  On top of that, the “lite” version of the play diagrams looks very similar to NBA Live 10’s playcalling.

Be sure to check out Da Czar’s blog, comment on what you think about the new series, and hit up the Forum for discussion.