NBA Baller Beats (Xbox 360 Kinect)

Developer: HB Studios

Publisher: Majesco

Release date: Sept. 11, 2012

Price: $59.99

Score: 8/10

To some, NBA Baller Beats may look like the most gimmicky game ever. And it sort of is. But in a roundabout way, it also lives up to the original vision of Xbox 360's controller-free Kinect peripheral.

When Kinect was finally unveiled at E3 a few years ago, Microsoft introduced it with a video that showed, among other ridiculous things, Kinect futuristically scanning in a real skateboard and turning it into part of the game experience.

By tracking a real basketball in (and out of) your hands, NBA Baller Beats has finally delivered on that promise, and it even comes packaged with a real Spalding ball. For a niche audience of ballers, it's going to prove to be Kinect's killer app.

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