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EA Sports has released NBA Live 14 title update #2 for PS4 users. Once it is available for the Xbox One, we'll update this post.

UPDATE: It is available now for Xbox One users.

Below are some of the details on the update, read the full article here.

ALL-NEW SHOOTAROUND MODE
  • Improve your shooting, dribbling, and offensive moves by selecting any current NBA player and taking to an empty practice gym
  • The mode will improve your game, and also serve as the foundation for NBA LIVE 15
GRAPHICAL IMPROVEMENTS
  • NBA LIVE 14’s lighting system has been updated and re-tuned to help bring the game to life. Color values have been improved to help remove some player’s “plastic” look
  • Tweaked and/or tuned every player and every uniform
  • New lighting improves the skin texture of players, and colors will be more accurate and robust
NEW ACCESSORIES
  • Added official court and jerseys for 2014 NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans
  • Added new adidas Hardwood Classic uniforms
  • Added new basketball, complete with the signature of the NBA’s new commissioner Adam Silver
IMPROVED CONTROL AND RESPONSIVENESS
  • Tuned first steps and dribble moves (including start and stop) to smooth out animations
  • Improved transitions between animations
PASSING IMPROVEMENTS
  • Players experience increased responsiveness with improvements to ball physics, pass speeds and branch points within animations
  • Ball interacts with rim much more organically. Swishes have been reduced
  • Increased the variety of passing speeds
  • Improved lead passing
LIVE Season
  • Adjusted the camera to address hitches
  • Normal broadcast view has replaced player lock
  • More variety in the types of LIVE Challenges available
Play a few games and tryout the new Shootaround mode and post your impressions here.

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# 61 WTF @ 02/10/14 04:23 PM
Yeah, I love a lot of what I'm seeing. I didn't know some of these animations existed. I saw Lebron's Sig dunk, I'm trying to find which clip it was in. I wish I could manually replay some of the replay stuff I've been able to do so far. I didn't think I'd spend much time in Practice, but it's a lot of fun just seeing some of the more "rare" moves/animations.

There are actually a ton of dunk and layup animations that you can trigger.
 
# 62 GisherJohn24 @ 02/10/14 04:24 PM
Shoot around seriously makes me queezie
 
# 63 Tomba @ 02/10/14 04:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GisherJohn24
Roster editing should have been a given . Guess not tho. Not to mention the absence of sliders!
ill say this about that

i recently played rising star and gave my star attribute boosts where i thought it would fix animations for him and guess what?

IT DID!

if there was roster editing and sliders after this patch you'd guys would be getting a sick roster and slider set from me as it is this games arcade at best

I asked DAY ONE if they would bring sliders and roster editing back in and i really thought they were thinking of doing so but they are STUCK ON SYNERGY and want the game to play without you interfering which i am not keen on and think its a bad move for us guys who like to tinker


Right now I'm seeing guys like haws from the sixes ROCKETING to make rebounds like he's doing a dunk from the free throw line

Don't get me wrong the games actually GREAT for the casual gamer just not the seasoned roster editor/ slider maker in us all
 
# 64 scottyp180 @ 02/10/14 04:49 PM
Does anyone know if this update effects the demo at all? I'd like to check out the improvements without purchasing the game. Also can anyone post some before and after pics that show off some of the visual improvements?
 
# 65 BiggD @ 02/10/14 04:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WTF
Yeah, I love a lot of what I'm seeing. I didn't know some of these animations existed. I saw Lebron's Sig dunk, I'm trying to find which clip it was in. I wish I could manually replay some of the replay stuff I've been able to do so far. I didn't think I'd spend much time in Practice, but it's a lot of fun just seeing some of the more "rare" moves/animations.

There are actually a ton of dunk and layup animations that you can trigger.
The videos your getting look amazing!! Just wondering what settings you are playing on? Difficulty ? Play calling etc
 
# 66 GisherJohn24 @ 02/10/14 04:54 PM
Go to photograph thread for latest updated pics.

Game def plays better. Fast breaks are more frequent and just dem little added touches
 
# 67 The 24th Letter @ 02/10/14 05:17 PM
Seems like the polish on the court is gone...
 
# 68 WTF @ 02/10/14 05:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiggD
The videos your getting look amazing!! Just wondering what settings you are playing on? Difficulty ? Play calling etc
Believe it or not, these videos are all on Pro. I went from All-Star last night, down to Pro, and it was playing a heck of a game, so I kept it on there.

Play calling is set to auto-motion, no other adjustments at all. It's just an all around great experience right now. The GSW vs IND game I was playing they had 33 points at the end of the first, 5-9 3PT FG... awesome flow to the game. I could not give Steph or Klay ANY daylight at all.

They had 14 out of their 33 points in the paint, so I was pretty happy with that. And 4 of those came at the end of the quarter, they went quick to the hoop on a 2 for 1, and Steph scored on both attempts.
 
# 69 Sports fanantic @ 02/10/14 05:55 PM
Good to see NBA Live is stepping it up to its counterpart.
 
# 70 seemoe @ 02/10/14 06:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeqJ06W0TXQ

heres a quick video I made comparing live pre-patch 2 and after
 
# 71 LingeringRegime @ 02/10/14 06:05 PM
"ALL-NEW SHOOTAROUND MODE"

Wasn't that around in Live 06, but was in a airplane hangar? I could have swore it was.

Maybe it is "ALL-NEW" because it is in an arena. lol
 
# 72 The 24th Letter @ 02/10/14 06:15 PM
Not around the game anymore...anyone see the arena atmosphere option pop back up?
 
# 73 alexthegreat @ 02/10/14 06:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by seemoe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeqJ06W0TXQ

heres a quick video I made comparing live pre-patch 2 and after
Nice, man.
 
# 74 thatdudetoo @ 02/10/14 06:39 PM
I just seen there is an update on the One. I didn't read this thread yet because I want stuff to be a surprise. Haven't played the game in a few days. I'll be back to read impressions and give my own. I'm psyched. Hopefully when I get back I wont read a bunch of posts saying "Poor guy, he has no idea he's better off selling apples on the freeway"
 
# 75 DreamAgain @ 02/10/14 06:39 PM
Wasn't really impressed. Game is still broken.
 
# 76 alexthegreat @ 02/10/14 06:46 PM
Update is 540 mb on the One
 
# 77 Steve_OS @ 02/10/14 06:49 PM
Title update #2 is available now for Xbox One users.
 
# 78 alexthegreat @ 02/10/14 06:56 PM
I can't believe we're stuck with this low camera angle for the shoot around mode
 
# 79 P-Dub @ 02/10/14 06:58 PM
I got the passback bug after the update in rising star mode. I was able to counter it by pressing the set-screen button before or after pressing pass. That kills any lead passes on cuts.

Overall I don't see huge changes. Shootaround is just the demo shown to journalists at trade shows, and learning the moves from that camera view to executing them during a gameplay view doesn't translate well. They should have added one on one post play, freethrows and text jumpshot feedback in this mode to accompany the icon flash.

Player response is a little bit better, but still delayed for the most part. Learning how and when your player pivots when changing directions makes the control difficult. CPU can still waltz past full court defenders like the defender took a bad angle or something, and ends up behind the ballhandler in the backcourt. I'm going to go off and say I don't really believe Sean O'Brien when he said(in a youtube interview) it could be multiple factors from the way animations are motion captured to how the animators put them in the game as that sounds like an excuse. The response issues have been in the game since NBA Live 08 and they need to be ironed out. Compare the responsiveness of dribbling while moving to just moving and you will see something wrong there. I'm glad they are finally acknowledging it and working on it, though.

Looks like they improved the speed of jumping for block shots by slowing them down along with the angles defenders take to contest shots.

The visuals look a bit better and the animations smoother, but possibly at a cost of some responsiveness, even though it was improved in some areas. I think the players skin tones are just too flat with one color, and that leads to the plastic/clay look. Some improved texture with more color variation and better shaders should improve that area.
 
# 80 alexthegreat @ 02/10/14 07:11 PM
Visuals do look less "plastic", but besides that, I really don't see much difference in how they used to be.

I think others mentioned it previously, but directional pressing seems way off now.

The responsiveness is improved, though. Doesn't feel like I'm fighting the controller anymore on the fast break or on defense.
 


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