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The Friday Five: 5 Outdated Details in Basketball Games (Part 2)

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 This week’s Five is a list of five more outdated details in basketball games.

Developers tend to do a great job of updating basketball video games for the season they’re set in. As I noted in my previous Friday Five covering this topic, they have the benefit of being sent updated artwork from the NBA, so they’re able to account for branding changes that aren’t yet officially announced. To that end, apart from missing transactions that occur after the cut-off date, and the absence of rookies and other players who haven’t signed in time, most games don’t have too many outdated details. These days, official updates are also far more comprehensive.

With that being said, sometimes games end up shipping with a variety of outdated details. Perhaps a change was announced too late for it to be included, and in the case of older games especially, it may not be something that can be patched. Oversights happen, and inaccuracies can be caused by strange circumstances. I’ve come up with another five examples, which I’m sharing with you all today. Please note that once again, I’m avoiding the obvious examples related to cut-off dates or the old practice of releasing games with a previous season’s roster, and only noting things that were or became outdated details when a game was new and current. Let’s begin with…

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include All-Star jersey and court updates from Pep, and an Avery Bradley face update by Taco2k. Check them out at the links below!

Pep
NBA Nike All-Star Game 2020 Uniforms
2020 United Center (NBA All-Star Game)

Taco2k
Avery Bradley Face (2019-2020)

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File Additions for NBA 2K20

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Today’s file additions for NBA 2K20 PC feature a couple of court updates. Download them both at the links below!

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Fictional 2020 NBA All-Star Chicago Court V2

Manni Live
Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #271

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Episode #271 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we discuss the new deal between Take Two and the NBA, the importance of Franchise and Ultimate Team in NBA Live, an unfortunate turn of events following the NBA 2K17 server shutdown, and 2019 All-Star voting.

On this week’s show…

  • Take Two has renewed their licensing agreement with the NBA for $1.1 billion over seven years. What impact might the new figure have on the future of basketball gaming?
  • A recent survey regarding favourite modes over on the official NBA Live Reddit omitted Franchise and Ultimate Team. It isn’t encouraging, but it strengthens our resolve to have an impact with our Wishlists.
  • The NBA 2K17 server shutdown has had an unexpected result: MyLEAGUE games that used community-made assets for expansion teams have now been locked. We discuss the problems with online content in offline modes, especially when it comes to dusting off old favourites.
  • Turning our attention to some NBA news, there are some interesting results in the latest All-Star voting returns. Are sentimental votes a bad thing, and are we looking forward to this year’s midseason classic?

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

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Tip off a weekend of basketball gaming with the latest file additions for NBA 2K19 PC! Today’s new and updated releases for NBA 2K19 include player faces, a referee pack, studio branding, and All-Star jerseys. Download them all at the links below!

Torogi
Khris Middleton Face
Andre Iguodala Face

Shuajota
Real Referees Package
Official Roster Update (Updated)

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TNT Studio Show
ESPN Studio Show
NBC Studio Show
Fox Studio Show

Aysze/Aston2K
All-Star Game 2019 Jerseys
All-Star Rising Stars Challenge Jerseys

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

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We have a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K17 PC today, including a pack of 2017 All-Star courts, and a new face for the Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker. Download them both at the links below!

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2017 NBA All-Star Courts

MauMau78
Jabari Parker Face

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC update the game as of the 2017 All-Star Weekend. In addition to a couple of All-Star court updates from Retroman and Pepis, Medevenx has released a new version of his roster, featuring the 2017 All-Star lineups and the latest transactions. Download all of the latest releases at the links below!

Retroman
All-Star 2017 in New Orleans Pack

Pepis
2017 Smoothie King Center (NBA All-Star Game 2017)

Medevenx
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v4.6)

File Additions for NBA Live 06

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We’re tipping off the week with some file additions for one of my all-time favourite games: NBA Live 06 PC. Today’s new and updated releases feature the latest 2017 season court updates by magiciangirl06; download them all at the links below!

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2017 Fictional New Orleans All-Star Court
2016/2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Court (Updated to v3.0)
2016/2017 Fictional Sacramento Kings Court (Updated to v2.5)
2016/2017 Utah Jazz Court (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

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Today’s lone file addition for NBA Live 08 is a new court update by Book_Gazette, specifically a fictional 2017 All-Star court in New Orleans. Check it out at the link below!

Book_Gazette
Fictional 2017 All-Star Court in New Orleans