Kinect + Real Basketball = Disaster?

Dribble to the rhythm of the music and try desperately not to break your mom's favorite china.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Who in their right mind thought it would be a good idea to introduce a real basketball into the living room for a Kinect game? The answer to that question is, apparently, Microsoft, who greenlit a game called NBA Baller Beats for the Xbox 360 and Kinect, developed by HB Studios and published by Majesco.

The game, as we understand it, is part dribbling simulator and part rhythm game. Essentially, you dribble the ball to the beats of the music, performing the occasional "basketball move" like a crossover, pump fake or dribble between the legs. Yea, we don't really get the appeal either.

Maybe this trailer will make more sense to you?

My question: what if your living room is blanketed in carpet? Are you going to have to rip that crap up to get to the hardwood underneath to take advantage of NBA Baller Beats

Follow-up: just how much will your downstairs neighbors hate you for owning this game? 

Those questions, and more, answered this fall when NBA Baller Beats releases on Xbox 360 for Kinect.