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NBA 2K20 Demo Coming August 21st (PS4, X1, & Switch)

NBA 2K20 Demo

2K has announced that the NBA 2K20 Demo will be available on August 21st 2019, going live at 12:01 AM Pacific Time. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, but not PC. Contrary to the limitations in The Prelude in previous years, it seems as though we’ll be able to try out more than one build before the full game is released.

Starting on August 21st at 12:01 am PT, you can get an early start on your MyCAREER while testing out the new MyPLAYER builder and hitting the court two weeks ahead of the game’s launch by downloading the NBA 2K20 Demo. In the NBA 2K20 Demo, you can try out multiple MyPLAYER configurations to create the player that best fits your play-style, which will be carried over to NBA 2K20 at launch on September 6th. The NBA 2K20 Demo will be available exclusively on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

This certainly comes as good news, as previous glimpses of the game via The Prelude offered little in the way of replay value, forcing gamers to choose one Archetype to trial in a single playthrough of the early stages of MyCAREER. Providing the opportunity to test out more than one Archetype has been a common request, so it’s nice to see 2K taking the community’s suggestion on board. As yet, there’s no word on whether or not any changes have been made to Archetypes this year.

Another controversial issue that has dogged The Prelude in recent years is that its gameplay settings are juiced up, providing an inaccurate snapshot of what to expect in the full game. This is obviously something we won’t know until after we’ve played both, but hopefully this year’s demo will take a more honest approach.

What are your expectations for the NBA 2K20 Demo? Have your say in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum!

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NBA Live 20 Confirmed; Console-Only Release

City Uniforms in NBA Live 19

As reported by The Gaming Tailgate, EA has released their Q4 and annual report for the 2019 financial year. At the same time, they announced their upcoming titles for the 2020 financial year, beginning with the Q1 and Q2 releases in the latter half of 2019. As expected, NBA Live 20 is among the EA Sports titles.

Unfortunately for those of us who have been hoping for a return to PC – especially after Madden 19 was released on the platform – the report confirms that NBA Live 20 will be a console-only release. This isn’t unexpected, as developers have told us that the goal is to reestablish the series before expanding to other platforms.

Madden 20 and FIFA 20 are slated to be released on PC however, indicating that EA Sports is not abandoning the platform. This suggests that if NBA Live continues to improve and ultimately thrive, a PC release may one day be a possibility once more. It’s something that we’ll continue to push for.

In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, as well as in the NLSC Forum. We’ll continue to cover the console releases of NBA Live as we’ve been doing since the move away from the PC platform in 2008, in addition to our coverage of NBA 2K, NBA Playgrounds, and basketball gaming in general.

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Monday Tip-Off: Double-Dipping With Basketball Games

Michael Jordan Card in MyTEAM (NBA 2K19)

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 double-dipping with basketball games on multiple platforms.

As someone who grew up playing a variety of video games on both computers and consoles, I’ve never cared for PC vs Console wars. I’ve enjoyed the hobby on both platforms, with the benefits that they each provide. Whether I’ve played a game on PC or console depends on whether or not it’s available on all platforms, the hardware I’ve had at my disposal, and if multiplayer is involved, which platform my friends are on. Of course, there are some games that I’ve enjoyed so much that I ended up double-dipping and buying them on a second platform as well.

Needless to say, basketball games are among the titles I’ve double-dipped with. In fact, when it comes to NBA 2K, I’ve double-dipped in recent years with the PC and PlayStation 4 versions; the former for single player gameplay and modding, and the latter for online play with the other members of the NLSC squad. While it’s worked out for me, in particular helping out with content creation and news coverage, I have to admit that one version of the game has usually somewhat gone to waste. With the amount of time we can sink into basketball games these days, it’s difficult to get the most out of a title on two different platforms. This year, I’m trying to remedy that.

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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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New NBA Live 18 Roster; PlayStation Store Sale

NBA Live 18 Roster December 19th

New rosters and player data are now available for NBA Live 18. The latest roster includes the Jahlil Okafor trade, and appears to be mostly up to date. There are a few errors with the rotations, but they can of course now be manually corrected using the new roster editing functionality. As always, the latest update will come through automatically when you fire up the game, as long as you have an active Internet connection.

The new LIVESTRIKE Events are already underway, along with the Outfit of the Day Sweepstakes. If you’re on PlayStation 4 and would like to check out NBA Live 18, now’s a great time, as the game is currently on sale for $9.89 USD in the PlayStation Store. The deal is currently slated to end early in the new year.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the latest roster update in the comments section below, and help us compile feedback on the rosters here in the NBA Live 18 section of the NLSC Forum.

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2017 Offseason Roster Updates for NBA 2K17 (PC & PS4)

Roster Updates for NBA 2K17 (SkillzFromThe6)

While we wait for more news on NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18, a lot of gamers are eager to play with updated rosters for NBA 2K17. Fortunately, dedicated members of our modding community are helping out in that regard, with detailed 2017 offseason roster updates for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

As we’ve covered in recent episodes of the NLSC Podcast, a team of modders including I Hate MondaysbluejaybrandonKevmireJEDL, and rovert22044 have been working on the NLSC Realistic Community Roster. The project consists of both final 2017 season rosters and updated 2018 season rosters, with the 2017 roster being released last week. Both roster updates include re-worked player ratings, Badges, rotations, and more, for the most realistic experience possible. Slider settings and compatible 2017 Draft Classes are also available. You’ll find the roster shared under the name “NLSC 16/17”, by “I Hate Mondays”. For more information, and download links for the compatible art updates, see this thread. The team is working on getting the 2018 roster updates out as soon as possible.

For those who’d like to play with updated rosters on PC right now, Shuajota has been working on the DNA Ultimate Roster, which includes offseason transactions and the new rookies. 2017 D-League rosters have also been added. You can find the roster shared as “DNA Ultimate Roster 17-18”, by “KraZStaR”. More information, previews, and download links for the art updates can be found in this thread.

If you’re looking for roster updates for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K17, SkillzFromThe6 is hard at work on his offseason roster. His updates are coming through very quickly, as you can see from the previews being posted in this thread. If you’d like to download the roster, search for “Offseason Roster 2K17”, by “SkillazKill”.

Please note that all roster updates need to be downloaded through the in-game sharing functionality rather than the old-fashioned method, which is why I wanted to post a bulletin highlighting these recent releases. Please also note that we do not support the pirated version of the game in this community, and requesting help with it is grounds for an immediate permanent ban in the Forum. Our policy on this is clear and well-established, so if need be, be sure to brush up on our rules here.

Beyond roster updates, other people are making some great mods including historical and concept rosters, realistic faces, body models, shoes, jerseys, and courts, and more. Stay tuned for more File Additions bulletins, and be sure to keep an eye on the NBA 2K17 Releases & Previews section of the NLSC Forum. A huge thank you to all the modders who have taken the time to create these great mods and updates for their fellow basketball gamers!

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NBA 2K17 Patch 1.04 Available on PlayStation 4

NBA 2K17: Jimmy Butler

A new patch (1.04) has come through for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K17, and will be downloaded automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet. As with the previous patch, the latest title update weighs in at around 7 GB in size.

At present, there’s no ETA on the PC and Xbox One patches, except to say that they’ll be out “soon”. However, if the release of Patch 1.03 is anything to go by, we can probably expect Patch 1.04 to come through for PC and Xbox One in about a week or so. We’ll be sure to post further bulletins once those updates are pushed through.

Please see below for a full list of patch notes. As always, feel free to share your impressions in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K17 section of the Forum. You can also find a breakdown of the official patches for NBA 2K17 here in the NLSC Wiki.

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NBA 2K16 PlayStation Plus Reminder

Kevin Durant takes on the Warriors in NBA 2K16

A quick reminder to any and all PlayStation 4 users with an active PlayStation Plus subscription: NBA 2K16 is still available for your Instant Games Collection. If you haven’t picked up the game yet, or you’ve been playing on PC and would like to double-dip, this is an excellent opportunity to get it at no extra cost.

It will only be available until July 5th however, so act fast if you want to add the game to your collection. Note that you don’t need to download NBA 2K16 right away; it weighs in at around 50 GB, so if your hard drive is full, or you’re having connection problems, simply add it to your collection so that you can download it later. It will remain accessible as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. More details can be found here in the PlayStation Store.

If you do take advantage of the offer and pick up NBA 2K16 for PlayStation 4, be sure to join us in discussing the game here in the NLSC Forum! Please be advised, however, that the mods in our Downloads section are not compatible with the PS4 version. Several users have made all sorts of custom rosters that are available through 2K Share, including offseason rosters, so be sure to check them out.

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NBA 2K16 Available Through PlayStation Plus in June

Stephen Curry shoots the basketball in NBA 2K16

If you have a PlayStation 4 and have been holding out on picking up NBA 2K16, or you’ve been playing the PC version and would just like to double-dip on PS4, now’s your chance. PlayStation Plus subscribers will soon be able to pick up the game at no extra cost, as it will be available in June’s Instant Game Collection lineup.

Note that NBA 2K16 is a 40+ GB download, so make sure that you have sufficient hard drive space, and if you’re on a capped Internet plan, enough data. As with all games that are made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers, you can also choose to simply add the game to your collection, and download it at a later time. It will remain in your collection and available to play, as long as you have an active PlayStation Plus subscription.

If you do decide to pick up NBA 2K16 through this offer, feel free to share your impressions and experiences here in the NLSC Forum. Please note that the PS4 version does not support any external modding, though there are quite a few custom rosters available through 2K Share. If you’d like to play with the special roster in which Stephen Curry is rated 99 Overall, I’ve shared it under the names “Curry 99 – Official” (the main official roster) and “Curry 99 – Injury-Free” (an injury-free version). If you’re on PC and missed out on that roster, I’ve shared it there as well.

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