Video Games

Video Game NBA Baller Beats Teaches Us to Ball Without Courtshame

If the Xbox 360's Kinect peripheral is the first step towards holodecks, Curtis Smith's NBA Baller Beats is its first spectator sport. We all have a soft spot in our hearts for Guitar Hero and ironically 100 percenting Freebird, but it's rare that a rhythm game teaches players a real skill.

NBA Baller Beats is a rhythm game that utilizes the Kinect to instruct players on how to dribble like the pros. Dribbling to 30 licensed tracks, the game challenges the player to improve how they handle a basketball rather than waving their arms wildly at a ping pong ball.

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