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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!

Arslan21
Lonzo Ball Tattoos

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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 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

If you’re still modding NBA 2K18 PC, then you’ll want to check out today’s file addition. trevorjpt33 has updated gregkwaste’s Importer/Exporter script for Blender, which anyone working with model files should find very useful. Download it at the link below!

trevorjpt33 (original by gregkwaste)
2K18 Blender Importer/Exporter

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Monday Tip-Off: The MyCAREER Cinematic Universe

Marcus Young in The Prelude (NBA 2K19 MyCAREER)

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 look at the plots and characters that keep appearing in MyCAREER stories.

Writing about Jackson Ellis for Wayback Wednesday got me thinking about recurring characters and call backs in MyCAREER stories. While I’d like to see MyCAREER move away from the story-driven approach, or at least evolve into a fresher, more dynamic experience, I do find that I can still have fun with the concept. Whether it’s suggesting new scenarios or coming up with a handful of off-the-wall theories and alternative interpretations, the subject doesn’t have to be something I only grumble about over and over again.

Some of the MyCAREER stories have definitely turned out better than others, both in terms of their narrative and the way in which they affected the gameplay experience. From a gameplay perspective, each story is self-contained. Nothing that we do with our individual MyPLAYERs will carry over to the next game, at which point league history – all stats, awards, and championships – reverts back to reality. However, there are references to previous stories, recurring characters, and even a few subplots with NPCs. Just for fun, let’s try to piece together some kind of canon for MyCAREER’s stories. We’ll call it the MyCAREER Cinematic Universe.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

While a lot of PC gamers have already moved on to NBA 2K19, there is still interest in updating last year’s game. Today’s lone file addition for NBA 2K18 PC is the latest version of Torogi’s roster update. Download it at the link below!

Torogi
No Injuries Rosters (with new Retro Teams) 9/11/18 (Updated to v1.7)

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Wayback Wednesday: The Legend of Jackson Ellis

Jackson Ellis in NBA 2K19

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 virtual career of Jackson Ellis in NBA 2K, and the legend that it has spawned over six games.

Minor spoiler alert: in NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER mode, Jackson Ellis makes a return to the virtual hardwood. One of the most memorable characters in basketball video games, this year he enjoyed his most prominent role since NBA 2K14, when he was introduced as the rival of your MyPLAYER. Not only has Ellis resonated with NBA 2K gamers, he’s clearly a favourite of the development team as well. Even though he’s only stepped onto the court in a couple of titles, he’s appeared or been referenced in every MyCAREER mode on the current generation.

So what’s the story behind the infamously brash and outspoken Jackson Ellis? Well, the exact story differs for each of us, but in broad strokes, Visual Concepts has been weaving a subplot with Ellis over the past six years. To appreciate the Legend of Jackson Ellis, we need to return to where it all began in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of NBA 2K14. To that end, let’s go back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

With the release of NBA 2K19, we should start seeing some releases for this year’s game from Visual Concepts very soon. In the meantime however, we do have a few file additions for NBA 2K18 to catch up on. Check out the latest mods, including a new retro jersey fix and player faces, at the links below!

PeacemanNOT
1964-1965 Celtics Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

ED2K
Klay Thompson Face by ED2K
Ricky Rubio Face by ED2K

Torogi
Brandon Knight Face

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

With NBA 2K19 looming on the horizon, modding is slowing down a little for NBA 2K18. Our community is still making some greats mods however, including the faces and retro jersey fix in today’s file additions. Pick them up at the links below!

Torogi
Jarrell Martin Face
Bradley Beal Face (Updated to v3.0)

PeacemanNOT
1964-1965 Lakers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

Let’s tip off a new week here at the NLSC by catching up on the latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC! New mod releases include retro jersey fixes, player faces and tattoos, and current season court updates. Check them all out at the links below!

PeacemanNOT
1970-1971 Hawks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1970-1971 Lakers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1970-1971 Bucks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

Torogi
Caris Levert Face & Model
Yao Ming Face
Japeth Aguilar Face
Cory Joseph Face (Updated to v2.0)
Victor Oladipo Face (Updated to v2.0)
Jordan Clarkson Face & Tattoos (Updated to v3.0)

Manni Live
Atlanta Hawks 2018/2019 50th Anniversary Court
Charlotte Hornets 2018/2019 Anniversary Court

Shuajota
J.J. Barea Face

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The Friday Five: 5 Toughest Trophies & Achievements

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 lists five trophies (or depending on the platform, achievements) that rank among the toughest in basketball games.

Trophies and achievements are an aspect of modern gaming that tends to divide most gamers into a couple of broad categories: those who take pride in collecting as many of them as possible, and those who are mostly indifferent to them. Some gamers may view trophies and achievements with some degree of scorn, but I’ve always found them to be a fun idea. They’re a clear goal for completionists to aim for, and in many cases suggest interesting challenges, perhaps even hinting at modes and features we wouldn’t normally think of trying out.

Of course, some trophies and achievements are attained very easily, simply by playing through a game’s story or campaign. Such is the case with several basketball games, where progressing through the career mode or completing tutorials is enough to earn several of them. There are some that are far more difficult to attain though, and that’s what we’re looking at today. Since any trophies and achievements for online features eventually become impossible to attain when the servers are shut down, I’m excluding them from this list unless they were also notably difficult to get at the time; otherwise, they’d all make the list by default. Without any further ado, let’s tip off the list!

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

We may be in the midst of the NBA 2K19 and NBA Live 19 preview seasons, but our community is still pumping out great mods for NBA 2K18 PC. The latest additions include face, court, jersey, and global updates, as well as updated rosters. Check them all out at the links below!

Manni Live
Milwaukee Bucks Fiserv Forum Court

Torogi
Seth Curry Face
Justin Brownlee Face
Stephen Curry Face & Body Model (NBA Finals Look) (Updated to v5.0)
Muscle and Sweat Global (Updated to v3.0)

Shuajota
Aaron Brooks Face
Lamelo Ball Face (2 Versions)
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated)

PeacemanNOT
1971-1972 Lakers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

Gabo Mods
Los Angeles Clippers Dornas
Houston Rockets Dornas

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Monday Tip-Off: Cynicism & Developer Blogs

Developer blogs always deliver promising information (NBA 2K19, MyLEAGUE)

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 cynicism we often feel when we read developer blogs.

NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 are just a month away from release, which means we’re in the thick of the preview season. We’re not necessarily getting huge information dumps or new media every day of the week, but the stream of previews is growing steadier as their launch draws nearer. Of course, there are still quite a few things that we’d like to learn about the upcoming games, even though they’re already available to pre-order and will be released in just four weeks. As previously discussed, this has become the norm for basketball gaming’s preview season.

So far, we’ve had one deep-dive developer blog for NBA 2K19, detailing all of the improvements and additions to MyLEAGUE, MyGM, and MyLEAGUE Online in this year’s game. More developer blogs should be on their way, and Mike Wang has also been dropping some important information about gameplay enhancements via his Twitter account, but sometimes it’s difficult to take even the best news at face value. When we take a look back at the developer blogs throughout the years, it’s easy to notice a few patterns and recurring themes. Some people may call it “hating”, but if you’ve experienced a few preview seasons, it can be tough not to get a little cynical.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

We’re in the midst of the NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 preview season, so once again I’m a little behind on a busy week of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC. The latest mods include more retro jersey fixes, courts, player faces and body models, and updated 2018 offseason rosters. You can find all of the download links below.

PeacemanNOT
1985-1986 Hawks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1985-1986 Celtics Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1985-1986 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1984-1985 Bucks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1976-1977 Sixers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1971-1972 Knicks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

Torogi
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk Face
Kevin Ollie Face
Muscle and Sweat Global (Updated to v3.0)
Chris Paul Body & Face (Updated to v3.0)
Brad Miller Face & Tattoos (Updated to v2.0)
No Injuries Rosters (with new Retro Teams) 8/6/18 (Updated to v1.6)
Bismack Biyombo Face (Updated to v2.0)
Terrence Ross Face (Updated to v2.0)
2007-08 Tracy McGrady Face & Body Model (Updated to v2.0)
2009-2010 Kobe Bryant Face (Updated to v2.0)
Stephen Curry Face & Body Model (NBA Finals Look) (Updated to v4.0)

Manni Live
Memphis Grizzlies 2018/2019 Court

go7denboot
Giannis Antetokounmpo Body & Hair

Vincent of TeamRakker
Dallas Mavericks Fictional HD Court

Shuajota
Khem Birch Face
DNA Ultimate Roster Update (Updated)

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

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The latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include enhanced retro jerseys, a BIG3 roster mod, a new global, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

PeacemanNOT
1990-1991 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1989-1990 Cavaliers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1988-1989 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1988-1989 Pistons Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1986-1987 Lakers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
1990-1991 Bulls Jerseys – PeacemanNOT (Updated to v2.0)

Rockmonts
Boston Celtics Concept Jersey
Rakkers Global V1
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Face

TeamRakker2KMODS
Celtics & Lakers Concept Jersey Portraits

R4zoR
BIG3 Roster

pinoy21
Los Angeles Lakers Jersey 2019 (pinoy21)

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

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We’ve got a really big batch of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC today. The latest releases include current and retro player updates, an updated global, a huge collection of enhanced retro jerseys, and some fictional concept jerseys. Check out all of the latest releases for NBA 2K18 at the links below, which you can find after the jump.

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