No, NBA Baller Beats, a Kinect rhythm game, is not a joke, but I’m sure as hell going to look like one attempting to play it when I swing by Majesco’s booth later this week at E3. I can’t do a crossover dribble. I can’t even dribble with my left hand. Now, I can dribble in my left hand, but that’s a different activity.
This encounter will be filmed and published later on. For that, I asked Nathan Barnatt — aka the infamous Keith Apicary, video game dancer — for tips on how to approach the task. “The best thing I can suggest is to somehow lose all self respect,” he replied. Mission accomplished.
Judging by this video, I’d say the only people who should play it are good-looking twentysomethings with dancing talent who either live on the bottom floor or in a loft apartment with insulated floors. Because otherwise, you’re going to drive your downstairs neighbours to murder.