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The Friday Five: 5 Best Modes 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 what I would consider to be the best modes we’ve seen in basketball games so far.

With the holiday season upon us and Christmas just a few days away, I’m in good spirits, and I hope that you all are, too. Generally speaking, I like to mix up the topics and tone of The Friday Five, alternating between celebration, critique, interesting trivia, and thoughtful discussion of basketball video games. With this being the season of goodwill, I’m definitely in the mood to talk about something more positive in regards to basketball gaming. After all, I’m sure that many of us will be hitting the virtual hardwood whenever we can over the next few weeks, sinking hours into our favourite game modes.

As such, this week I’m offering up my picks for the best modes in basketball gaming to date. Not to harp too much on something I’ve said many times before, but while the gameplay experience is paramount, deep modes are what keep us hooked on a game until the next one comes out (and sometimes, even beyond that). It’s hard to pick just five, as there have been some exceptional modes in basketball games over the years, each catering to different tastes. I’ve personally had fun with a variety of modes throughout several releases, and I know that many of you can say the same. I would nominate these five modes as being the best of the bunch, in no particular order.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

We’ve got one new release for NBA 2K13 PC today, as PatTheHead has updated his retro season roster pack. Download it at the link below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 ABA + NBA Seasons (Updated to v4.6)

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

We have another batch of file additions for NBA 2K13 PC today. In addition to a pack of new Nike jerseys and adidas shoes, there’s another updated version of URB 2K13 which resolves a couple of issues from the previous release. Download all of the latest mod releases at the links below!

Alphajustice
Wolves, Jazz & Pacers Nike Jersey Pack
Adidas Harden RGB

skoadam
2K13 U R Basketball V52 [34 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 17-18 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 07.11.17] (Updated)

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.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Great news for gamers still playing NBA 2K13 PC! skoadam has released a new version of the U R Basketball mod, featuring updated rosters from the 2017 season and much more. He’s also updated the cyberface reference for the mod. Pick up both new releases at the links below.

skoadam
2K13 U R Basketball V52 [34 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 17-18 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 05.11.17] (Updated to V52)
URB 2K13 & 2K14 CF ID (Updated)

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.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC include the latest updates for U R Basketball 2K13. The new version of URB 2K13 contains 2017 offseason rosters, accurate as of August 5th. Check out the updates at the links below!

skoadam
URB 2K13 & 2K14 CF ID
2K13 U R Basketball V51 [34 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 17-18 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 05.08.17] (Updated, August 5th)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Catching up on a recent file addition for NBA 2K13 PC, slimm44 has uploaded a new roster pack for use with U R Basketball 2K13. Check it out at the link below!

Skoadam & Slimm44 & PatTheHead
URB 2K13 Roster Files 1960-2017 (Updated to v3.4)

For the full mod, as well as previews of forthcoming updates, be sure to check out this topic in the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC feature a collection of roster updates, including 2017 season offseason rosters and retro season mods. In addition to the latest version of U R Basketball, PatTheHead’s pack has been updated with Slimm44’s rosters from 1960-2017. Check out all of the latest releases at the links below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 ABA + NBA Seasons (Updated to v4.5)

Skoadam & Slimm44 & PatTheHead
URB 2K13 Roster Files (Updated to v3.3)
2K13 U R Basketball V51 [34 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 17-18 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 16.07.17] (Updated, July 16th)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC are all about the U R Basketball mod! Just like it’s NBA 2K14 counterpart, URB 2K13 has been updated with 2017 offseason transactions, among many other enhancements. Download the latest files at the links below, and check out the release thread for more previews and information.

skoadam
2K13 U R Basketball V51 [34 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 17-18 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 10.07.17] (Updated to v51)

Skoadam & Slimm44
URB 2K13 Roster Files (Updated to v3.0)

The Friday Five: 5 Cheesiest Moves 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 some of the cheesiest moves that you’ll encounter in basketball video games.

We all want to see basketball games continue to get better, and eliminate cheesy moves and tactics as much as possible. Well, most of us do, at any rate. Judging by some of the 2K Pro-Am games that I’ve played in NBA 2K16 and NBA 2K17, a few gamers probably wouldn’t be happy if a few of the exploits and loopholes were taken care of! Nevertheless, I feel confident in saying it’s what a majority of basketball gamers want to see, and that it ultimately remains a goal of the development teams at both EA Sports and Visual Concepts. If you look back at basketball video games through the years, you can see improvement in that regard.

No game is going to be perfect though, and completely eliminating cheese is easier said than done. Gamers are always going to seek out the most effective tactics, and while these days that usually does mean playing smart basketball, there are still exploits to be found here and there. Throughout all the generations of basketball video games, there have been unstoppable moves and cheap tactics that gamers have discovered and exploited for easier wins. For this week’s Friday Five, I’ve compiled a list of what I feel are five of the most infamous gameplay exploits; indeed, the cheesiest moves you’ll come across in basketball video games.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC feature the latest retro roster updates. PatTheHead has added Slimm44’s URB rosters spanning from 1960 to 1984 to his retro season pack, while Slimm44 has uploaded new URB roster files for the 1984-1989 seasons. The latter still requires the full URB package, which you can find here. Download the latest releases at the links below!

Skoadam & Slimm44
URB 2K13 Roster Files

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 ABA + NBA Seasons (Updated to v4.4)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

We just have the one updated file for NBA 2K13 PC today, as PatTheHead has released a new version of his retro season roster pack. Check it out at the link below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 ABA + NBA Seasons (Updated to v4.3)

Wayback Wednesday: The Mysterious 2K Insider

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 infamous 2K Insider.

When I discussed some of the most memorable characters in basketball video games, it was pointed out to me that I’d forgotten about one of the most noteworthy individuals to appear in the NBA 2K series: the 2K Insider. A mysterious person behind the scenes and in the community, the 2K Insider – known only as “Sy” – was responsible for maintaining the rosters for NBA 2K. Within the games themselves, their avatar appeared as an advisor and mentor, providing basketball insights and offering up words of encouragement, as well as critique.

The 2K Insider hasn’t been a part of the more recent NBA 2K games, as he no longer fits the tone of MyCAREER. 2K has also taken the approach of recognising all the developers, ensuring that we know who is responsible for different aspects of the games, and opening up the channels of communication for constructive feedback. The Insider was a notable figure that led to a fair amount of speculation though, so let’s take a look back…way back…

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Wayback Wednesday: My NBA 2K13 MyCAREER

Finals MVP in NBA 2K13's MyCAREER

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 my memorable MyCAREER game in NBA 2K13.

I’ve been playing basketball video games for more than two decades now. There are two main reasons that I remain a fan of the genre: I’m passionate about the sport, and I’ve had so many fun experiences with both sim and arcade basketball games over the years. I’ve previously compiled a list of some of my favourite experiences, one of them being my MyCAREER game in NBA 2K13 PC, in which I played for the Denver Nuggets. An enjoyably successful rookie season with some interesting twists and turns set the bar high for future games, and indeed, it hasn’t been until this past year with NBA 2K17 that I’ve had a similarly great experience with MyCAREER.

It was the first time that I played MyCAREER almost exclusively, so NBA 2K13 stands as the game that really got me hooked on the mode, while developing a genuine interest in the single player career experience. Join me as I take a look back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

I’m a bit late in posting this file addition for NBA 2K13 PC, but PatTheHead has recently uploaded a new version of his retro roster pack. Check it out at the link below!

PatTheHead
1946/47 to 1984/85 ABA + NBA Seasons (Updated to v4.2)

Wayback Wednesday: FIBA Teams in NBA Live 08

Team USA, one of the FIBA Teams in NBA Live 08

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 FIBA teams in NBA Live 08.

Bonus teams and content are something that we arguably take for granted in basketball video games these days. Both NBA Live and NBA 2K used to feature Decade All-Star teams, and of course, 2K has boasted an impressive selection of historical teams in recent years. Euroleague teams have also been featured in NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, as well as the past few NBA 2K titles. However, the interest in bonus teams really picked up after a selection of national squads was added in NBA Live 08, along with a mode representing the FIBA World Championship (now the FIBA World Cup).

The FIBA teams were a popular choice for bonus content in a few NBA Live titles, and I’m sure that many gamers would like to see them return. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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