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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.08 Released; Minor Fixes

Celebrating a victory in Court Battles (NBA Live 19)

In the wake of Patch 1.07 for NBA Live 19, the developers have pushed through another quick update. Patch 1.08 is a smaller update, weighing in at around 80 MB compared to the previous 6 GB patch.

There aren’t any detailed release notes as yet, but it appears as though the patch addresses a few issues caused by the previous update. From what members of the community have observed, issues with custom roster files and Franchise mode saves have been resolved.

If any further details come through from the development team, I’ll be sure to post them, as well as add them to the NBA Live 19 update history in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K19 include updates for player faces, jerseys, courts, rosters, and more. Please see below for all the download links!

Torogi
Taurean Prince Face
Al Horford Face

bluejaybrandon
Washington Wizards Team Tattoo Update

pinoy21
Phoenix Suns Jersey (pinoy21)

TwisT
Crowd Update – Southwest Division
Extra Basketballs
Crowd Update – Northwest Division (Updated to v2.0)

Shuajota
Kostas Antetokounmpo Face
Nikola Mirotic Face (Updated to v2.0)
Shuajota’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v3.1)

Manni Live
Memphis Grizzlies Fedex Forum

sticky-fingers
2001 Philadelphia 76ers Wachovia Center (Updated to v1.1)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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Wayback Wednesday: BIG Moments in NBA Live 14

BIG Moments: A Win is a Win (NBA Live 14)

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at BIG Moments, which debuted in NBA Live 14.

Since I covered NBA 2K17’s College DLC last week, I’d say it isn’t too soon to go back to the beginning of the current generation of NBA Live this time. It’s been a long time since EA Sports’ game was the premiere NBA sim, and this generation has once again seen the game rebuilding over the course of a few years, as it’s fought to regain its share of the market. The process has had its up and downs and it seems to be paying off with NBA Live 19, but even when the series was in rough shape, there were flashes of brilliance and good concepts. One of those ideas was BIG Moments.

A fresh mode that brought dynamic content to the game, BIG Moments is an idea that EA Sports could stand to revisit in future releases, even as NBA Live explores new modes of play such as LIVE Events and Court Battles. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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NBA Live 19 Patch 1.07 Released; Huge Amount of Updates

One Court Shootaround in NBA Live 19

A huge update has been pushed through for NBA Live 19. The latest patch – referred to as both 1.07 and Title Update 3 – contains a ton of new content, tuning fixes, and added functionality. A quick breakdown of the key updates is as follows:

  • Edit Player now available in Franchise Mode (this applies to existing Franchises – no need to restart)
  • Now you can practice with your Created Player on your created court
  • Streaming/capture blocking has been removed from several areas of the game
  • Tuning to Inside Shots
  • Trait Balancing – Fixed shooting trait issue to decrease boost on highly improbable shots
  • New Animations – Legend Jumpshots, Signature Jumpers, Dribble Moves, and Signature Dunks have been added
  • Massive Gameplay Tuning in different areas based on player feedback since launch
  • Over 2,466 commentary samples added

Please see below for the full patch notes, which have also been added to our update history for NBA Live 19 in the NLSC Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

The latest NBA 2K19 PC mod releases include a bunch of player faces and models, new rosters, and an update for the 2001 76ers’ court. Check them all out at the links below!

Torogi
Andrew Wiggins Face & Model
Jaylen Brown Face
Cory Joseph Face
Klay Thompson Face
Grant Hill Face & Model

Shuajota
Blake Griffin Face
Dwayne Wade Face
Derrick Rose Face
LeBron James Face
J.J. Barea Face (Updated to v2.0)
Shuajota’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v3.0)

sticky-fingers
2001 Philadelphia 76ers Wells Fargo Center

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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Monday Tip-Off: A Tale of Two Face Scans

Dribbling in The One (NBA Live 19)

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a comparison of my experiences with face scans in NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19.

Hey, do you think by using the words “Two Face” in the title of this week’s Tip-Off, I’ll draw a few hits from people Googling the iconic Batman villain? Probably not, but if for some reason that is how you got here, I’m afraid I’m going to have to disappoint you. Likewise, if you’re looking for articles about the colloquialism “two-faced” or a certain psychological concept, you’ve hit upon the wrong article. Of course, if you do happen to enjoy basketball video games, then I certainly invite you to stick around and take in our content!

With that being said, basketball gaming is, as always, the topic of the day. On this occasion, I’m talking about my different experiences performing face scans in NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19. While it is my intention to dial back my involvement with the career modes this year, I was always going to check them out. Since the option is available, I also tried to scan my face in for both my One Player and MyPLAYER. There were moments of frustration attempting both face scans, but one game yielded far better results than the other. Without any further musing about drawing in a few unsuspecting people via the SEO, I present a Tale of Two Face Scans.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

Today’s lone file addition for NBA 2K18 PC is a new tattoo update for Lonzo Ball. Download it at the link below!

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Lonzo Ball Tattoos

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC feature a couple of new face updates by Blang. Check them out at the links below!

Blang
Michael Beasley Face
RJ Barrett Face

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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The Friday Five: 5 Weird Moments in Basketball Games

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of five moments in basketball video games that were somewhat weird.

Most video games have their weird moments, mostly because none are immune to glitches. Any game with random events, real physics, or other elements that allow them to be somewhat organic and dynamic will probably yield unusual results from time to time. In basketball games, we can also see weird results with the sim engine or strange moments when the AI breaks down. It’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced those oddities and have some stories to swap. I’m not talking about those kinds of moments, though.

No, I’m talking about the weird moments that were actually intentional on the part of the developers, or are the fallout of something that happened during the development of the game. Even if they’re working as intended, they’re still weird. I’m also thinking about weird moments that we’ve been able to create ourselves due to a design quirk that lends itself to an unusual situation. Some of the moments I’ve listed here are interesting oddities, some reflect a lack of attention to detail, and some are hilariously bizarre. With that being said, please enjoy what I feel are five rather weird moments in basketball video games.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K19 PC include roster updates, retro faces, and a jersey update for the Phoenix Suns. Download them all at the links below!

Shuajota
Phoenix Suns Jersey (PayPal Patch)
Shuajota’s Modded Files (Updated to v2.5)
Shuajota’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v2.5)

Tobiasrf22
Classic Teams Roster Modded Files

Torogi
2004-2005 Manu Ginobili Face (Short Hair)
2003-2004 Rasheed Wallace Face
Kawhi Leonard Face & Model (Updated to v2.0)
No Injuries Roster (With New Retro Teams) (Updated to v1.1)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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Wayback Wednesday: All-Time College DLC for NBA 2K17

All-Time College DLC in NBA 2K17

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at the All-Time College DLC for NBA 2K17.

Downloadable content hasn’t been too common for basketball video games over the years. Compared to RPGs with their expansion packs and fighting games with their myriad of DLC characters, NBA Live and NBA 2K have generally stuck with the “recurrent revenue” model to earn additional income from their annual releases. There has been some DLC for hoops titles though, from the free Oklahoma City logo update for NBA Live 09 to NBA 2K12’s Legends Showcase that cost $10 (or 800 Microsoft Points).

The NBA 2K series has featured some DLC as recently as NBA 2K17, however. In addition to offering up the 1992 Dream Team as a pre-order bonus, 2K also released an All-Time College DLC pack. The pack, which was available around launch and exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, expanded the roster of bonus teams with some college content; a rarity in the wake of the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit. I realise that NBA 2K17 is still a fairly recent game, but let’s take a look back…a little way back…

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NBA Live 19 Update; PS4 Version On Sale Through October 16th

October 2nd Update for NBA Live 19

A new content update is available for NBA Live 19. The October 2nd update will come through automatically when you fire up the game, as long as you have an active Internet connection. According to the details provided by the update screen, it contains the following:

  • Updated Rosters
  • Updated Live Events data
  • Various bug fixes

No additional release notes are available at this time.

PlayStation 4 users can currently get the digital version of NBA Live 19 at a generous discount. The game is on sale for $29.99 USD through October 16th, while PlayStation Plus subscribers can get a further discount, bringing the price down to $23.99 USD.

As always, we invite you to join in the discussion that’s taking place in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum! My full review will be out soon, but in the meantime, I’ve posted some initial impressions in a recent Friday Five.

UPDATE: It appears as though the sale ended early or there was some mistake, as the price has returned to normal in the PlayStation Store.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

We have an assortment of new file additions for NBA 2K19 today. The community’s latest releases include jersey, faces, rosters, portraits, and more. Download them all at the links below!

pinoy21
Los Angeles Lakers Jersey (pinoy21)

Torogi
Lance Stephenson Face
Tyreke Evans Face & Model
No Injuries Roster (With New Retro Teams)
Muscle And Sweat Global 2.0 (Updated to v2.0)

Shuajota
Shuajota’s NBA Portrait Update Pack (2018-2019)
Shuajota’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v2.3)

spacecake
Milos Teodosic Face

ksmiz
2K19 Roster Editing Cheat Engine Table (Updated to v2.0)

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Monday Tip-Off: Toxicity in the Basketball Gaming Community

LeBron James dribbles the basketball in NBA Live 19

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games. This week, I’m tipping things off with a few thoughts on the toxicity that we unfortunately so often encounter in the basketball gaming community.

Yes, cranky old Andrew has something else to complain about today! I mean, the last four Monday Tip-Off articles were all about having fun with basketball video games, so it’s about time I grumble again, right? In all seriousness, this is a topic that I feel needs to be addressed, because I believe it’s an area where collectively, we can do a lot better: toxicity among basketball gamers. Now, there is a certain amount of irony in discussing the matter in that it’s being negative about negativity, but it’s important that we do take a look at what’s happening, and aim for a constructive solution.

Before we begin, let’s address the obvious point: the situation is hardly unique to the basketball gaming community, or the World Wide Web at large. Many blogs, videos, comics, and social media posts have been made about the toxicity that all too often permeates online culture. That in itself doesn’t make it right or a desirable state of affairs however, and it certainly doesn’t mean that we can’t take steps to change our attitudes and behaviour. I’ve been a content creator and part of the online basketball gaming community for over twenty years now, and I’ve noticed an increased amount of toxicity in that time. Worst of all, in some ways, developers are pandering to it.

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Arcane Team Apparel NBA Live 19 Contest

Joel Embiid dunks the basketball in NBA Live 19

Arcane has a digital copy of NBA Live 19 for PlayStation 4 to give away, so he’s holding a contest for anyone who purchases any NLSC apparel from his sports clothing label, Arcane Team Apparel. First prize is the game plus an Arcane Team Apparel t-shirt in your size, while one runner-up will also receive a t-shirt.

A percentage of all NLSC apparel sales goes towards funding our hosting costs, so all entries will be helping to support the site. Obviously, you also get some great merch to represent your favourite website dedicated to basketball gaming, and a chance at a free copy of NBA Live 19 as well!

Entries close October 14th. Please see this topic in the Forum for more details, and check out a few photos of the available NLSC apparel below.

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