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NLSC Podcast Episode #166 Mailbag Call

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With every getting back to normal after our server move, Episode #166 of the NLSC Podcast should be out at the regular time this week. As such, I’m putting out an early call for any and all topic suggestions and mailbag questions for the next show.

We’ll have our regular chatter about our past week of basketball gaming, as well as the latest offseason news – including Kevin Durant’s big decision – but there’s definitely room on the docket for more topics. If there’s something you’d like to hear us talk about that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, basketball gaming in general, the real NBA, or the community, please let us know! We will consider other topics, but generally speaking, we would prefer to keep the show centred around our core content.

Having said that, if you have any suggestions, please hit us up in the comments section below, or in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. You can also contact us via our Facebook and Twitter; if you haven’t connected with us on social media yet, now’s as good a time as any to hit those Like and Follow buttons.

As always, thank you for your continued support of the NLSC Podcast! We really appreciate everyone who continues to tune in every week, and send us feedback and topic ideas. If you need to catch up on Episode #165, released on Sunday night, you can tune in here. Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes, as well as find us on Stitcher if you’d like to listen to the shows on your mobile or tablet devices. Stay tuned for Episode #166!

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #165

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Better late than never! Our server move is complete, so here is Episode #165 of the NLSC Podcast. This week, Arcane, Kenny, and I discuss more ups and downs while playing 2K Pro-Am, the 2016 NBA Draft, a wild start to the offseason, and more.

On this week’s show…

  • It took a little longer than we had hoped, with more interruptions than we anticipated, but we’ve moved to our new home. We’re looking forward to bigger and better things!
  • There wasn’t a lot of gaming news to catch up on this week, but we put out another reminder that there are a couple of days left to pick up NBA 2K16 for PS4 through PlayStation Plus.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: our latest 2K Pro-Am experiences, including a shameful confession. Also, a spooky tale (or not) about NBA Live 97 Super Nintendo cartridges that seem to have a mind of their own.
  • We offer up a few thoughts on the 2016 NBA Draft, which saw Ben Simmons taken first overall, and a great pun related to the Chicago Bulls’ recent moves.
  • It’s been a crazy start to the offseason, with notable names changing teams and a lot of money being thrown around. We react to the latest free agency talk, from Mike Conley’s historic deal to further speculation on Kevin Durant’s future.
  • Episode #165 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with a new edition of Trivia Time!

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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NLSC Podcast Out Later This Week

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Our server move will take just a little longer to complete, but we’re in the home stretch. As a result, Episode #165 of the NLSC Podcast will likely be released a little later than usual this week. We will be recording the show very soon however, so if there’s anything in particular you’d like us to talk about, we’re still taking suggestions. Since the Forum is still out of action, you can hit us up with any topic suggestions and mailbag questions via Facebook and Twitter.

As usual, we’ll consider any and all suggestions, but we do ask that you keep them along the lines of our core content – NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball video gaming – as well as related topics such as the real NBA, modding, and site history. As I’ve said before, we figure that’s why most people visit the NLSC, and tune in to the NLSC Podcast, so that’s the stuff we’d prefer to focus on talking about.

A huge thank you once again to everyone who continues to tune in to the NLSC Podcast each week, and send in topic suggestions. We greatly appreciate the support! Tune in to Episode #164 here if you haven’t caught it already, and don’t forget that you can also find us on iTunes and Stitcher. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the server move as well; not long now until it’s back to business as usual! Stay tuned to our social media for further updates.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #164

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Episode #164 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! This week, Arcane, Kenny, and I discuss the epic conclusion of the 2016 NBA Finals, some NBA Live 17 and NBA 2K17 tidbits, and our latest sessions in 2K Pro-Am.

On this week’s show…

  • We tip off the show with some housekeeping matters, specifically our forthcoming server move, and our appeal to help us cover the hosting costs moving forward.
  • The season finale of NBA 2KTV revealed a few interesting tidbits about NBA 2K17, from changes to Locker Codes to the development of a face scanning app for mobile devices.
  • We recap some Tweets of interest from the official NBA Live Twitter regarding NBA Live 17, and the possibility of future roster updates for NBA Live 16.
  • There are rumours that NBA Live 17 will feature a story-driven career mode. We consider the possibility, and reflect once again on NBA 2K16’s MyCAREER mode, now that we’ve all finished the first season.
  • What are the advantages of basketball gaming on the PC versus playing on consoles, and vice versa?
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming featured several more games of 2K Pro-Am, a couple of which were really, really satisfying.
  • The 2016 NBA Finals are in the books, as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off the unlikely comeback. Once again, we discuss LeBron’s legacy.
  • Ahead of the 2016 NBA Draft, we discuss a couple of big trades that have been announced. A eulogy for Derrick Rose’s Chicago Bulls career is included.
  • We wrap up Episode #164 of the NLSC Podcast with this week’s Trivia Time! Can you get the answers before Arcane and Kenny?

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #163

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Episode #163 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! The 2016 NBA Finals are nearing their end, and we’re still at least a few weeks away from getting much in the way of detailed NBA 2K17 news, but Arcane, Kenny, and I still have some fun topics to talk about this week.

On this week’s show…

  • Following on from last week, we react to the rest of Team 2K being revealed. Do we think it will result in any additional in-game content?
  • If any new classic teams are added to NBA 2K17, what are some of the teams we’d like to see included?
  • Would we like to see the ability to select different courts – such as classic and alternate courts – in addition to selecting jerseys before gameplay?
  • In our Week in Basketball Gaming: the challenges of having a 5’7″ power forward in 2K Pro-Am, a couple of enjoyable games, and our future plans.
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we recap and discuss the latest action from the NBA Finals, and make our predictions for the rest of the series.
  • We also discuss LeBron James’ legacy. Are fans and sportswriters being too hard on The King, and selling his career short?
  • In a very cool decision, ESPN and TNT have come to an agreement which will allow Craig Sager to work the sidelines for Game 6 of the Finals.
  • Episode #163 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with the second instalment of our new segment, Trivia Time! Will Arcane and Kenny break their tie this week?

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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NLSC Podcast Episode #163 Mailbag Call

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Man, it feels like the days and weeks are just flying by this year! As such, it’s come time for me to put out a call for any and all topic submissions and mailbag questions for Episode #163 of the NLSC Podcast. We have a couple of topics on the docket already, but there’s definitely room for more, so if there’s anything you’d like to hear us talk about this week, please let us know ASAP.

As usual, I’ll clarify that while we will consider any and all suggestions, we do ask that you try to keep them along the lines of our core content – NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball video games – as well as related areas of interest such as the NBA and real basketball, our modding community, and site history. We figure those are the common interests that most of us share, but if you do have any other suggestions, please let us know. The worst that’ll happen is that we’ll tell you we don’t really have anything to say about it!

Having said that, do you have any topics in mind for this week’s NLSC Podcast? If so, let us have them in the comments section below, or in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. You can also hit us up via our Facebook and Twitter; if you haven’t connected with us on social media yet, now’s as good a time as any.

As always, I want to thank you for your continued support and interest in the NLSC Podcast, which has steadily increased in recent weeks. If you haven’t caught Episode #162 yet – featuring the brand new Trivia Time! segment – be sure to tune in here. Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes, as well as find us on Stitcher if you’d like to listen to the shows on your mobile or tablet devices. Stay tuned for Episode #163, coming your way very soon.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #162

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Episode #162 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! It’s been a quiet week for basketball video game news, but Arcane, Kenny, and I do have a couple of tidbits to talk about, as well as our latest experiences in 2K Pro-Am, and the 2016 NBA Finals. Also, a new segment makes its debut!

On this week’s show…

  • We tip off the show with another discussion on the lack of updates for NBA Live 16 through the end of the regular season and Playoffs, and what we’d like to see EA do during the offseason in the lead up to NBA Live 17.
  • 2K Sports are unveiling Team 2K, their talent lineup for NBA 2K17 which includes cover player Paul George. We speculate on the silhouettes in the teaser image.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming, we reflect on last week’s 2K Pro-Am session, where we discovered that contrary to what Homer Simpson once said, there are actually sweeter and more satisfying things than winning by default.
  • Turning our attention to the 2016 NBA Finals, we reflect on the first two games, and make our predictions for the rest of the series. Sorry, Cleveland Cavaliers fans.
  • As it stands right now, who is the Finals MVP? What does it mean for Stephen Curry’s legacy – and the Michael Jordan comparisons – if he doesn’t have a big series?
  • With the season winding down, we tally our final scores for Bold Predictions. We’re hoping to do better next year.
  • Episode #162 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with a brand new segment: Trivia Time! Andrew is the quizmaster, as Arcane and Kenny square off in answering three trivia questions. This week, the questions cover NBA Live and NBA Jam.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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NLSC Podcast Episode #162 Mailbag Call

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This is a last call for any and all topic suggestions and mailbag questions for Episode #162 of the NLSC Podcast! We’ll be recording the show a day earlier this week, so if there’s anything specific that you’d like us to talk about in the next episode, please let us know ASAP!

As usual, we ask that you try to keep suggestions along the lines of our core content and other subjects that are relevant to our community: NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball gaming in general, the real NBA, modding, and site history. We will give consideration to other topics, but we figure that most people come here for basketball gaming content, and those other related topics tend to be the most common interests that we all share. We’d also like to avoid covering the same topics too often – unless there’s a new and interesting development, of course – so you might want to glance back in the archives if you’ve missed some recent shows.

With that said…do you have any suggestions? If so, please let us know in the comments section below, or in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. You can also submit topics and questions via our Facebook and Twitter; be sure to connect with us on social media if you haven’t already.

As always, a huge thank you to everyone who continues to tune in every week, and show interest in the NLSC Podcast through feedback and topic suggestions. It seems a few more of you are tuning in as of late, so we hope that you’re enjoying listening to the shows as much as we enjoy recording them! If you haven’t caught Episode #161 yet, tune in here. Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes, as well as find us on Stitcher if you’d like to listen to the shows on your mobile or tablet devices. Stay tuned for Episode #162!

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #161

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Episode #161 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, Kenny, and myself as we discuss the reveal of the NBA 2K17 cover, a promising tidbit regarding NBA Live 17, the upcoming 2016 NBA Finals, and our week in basketball gaming.

On this week’s show…

  • Paul George has been officially revealed as the cover player for NBA 2K17. A good choice, but was he our pick? We also discuss the pre-order bonuses.
  • It seems that former NBA player Jamario Moon is providing motion capture for NBA Live 17, suggesting that a fully featured console release is definitely still in development.
  • Speaking of NBA Live 17, a recent report by GameInformer has revealed that all EA Sports titles will apparently be making the transition from the Ignite engine to the Frostbite engine. We discuss what this might mean for the NBA Live series moving forward.
  • We remind PlayStation Plus subscribers to pick up the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K16 via June’s Instant Game Collection, if they don’t already own it, or would like to double-dip.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: 2K Pro-Am frustration, Stephen Curry in NBA Live 95, and more MyLEAGUE plans.
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we recap the end of the Golden State Warriors/Oklahoma City Thunder clash, and look ahead to the NBA Finals.
  • Do we think that Kevin Durant will be moving on from the Thunder, following their collapse and disappointing elimination in the Western Conference Finals?
  • We briefly touch on the fatal shooting of Bryce Dejean-Jones.
  • Episode #161 of the NLSC Podcast ends with this week’s Bold Predictions.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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