NBA Baller Beats News Post

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The First Ever Full Body Motion-Based NBA Video Game Lets You Perform Like A Pro Using A Real Ball

Edison, NJ—April 25, 2012 - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the wildly successful Zumba® Fitness video game franchise, today revealed plans to release NBA Baller Beats, a fun, high energy and first-of-its kind participative basketball video game launching this fall exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Developed by HB Studios, NBA Baller Beats gets players on their feet mastering mad ball handling skills using a real basketball while playing to the beat of an eclectic soundtrack.

The Kinect motion sensor captures every movement of both player and ball to create an entirely new basketball gaming experience.

“NBA Baller Beats introduces an unprecedented way to experience basketball through a video game like never before,” said Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment. “Our innovative play mechanic combined with Kinect technology puts the ball in players’ hands, tracking both full-body gameplay and ball movement, so players are going to have to get up and actually play basketball to get in the game. Ballers and fans alike will love this game.”

“We are excited to work with Majesco to provide basketball fans and gamers with a unique experience like NBA Baller Beats,” said Vicky Picca, Senior Vice President, Licensing & Business Affairs, NBA. “Showcasing the energy and dynamic elements of the NBA against the backdrop of a compelling soundtrack will be fun for fans of all ages."

Aspire to perform like a pro in NBA Baller Beats as you train alongside your favorite NBA franchise unlocking songs, difficulty levels, and over 100 posters and trading cards showcasing NBA players’ greatest moves. The music is your guide as you master ball handling skills, dribbling, and baller moves with a real basketball as Kinect technology tracks your every crossover, pump fake, behind-the-back, around-the-world and more! Become the ultimate baller and increase your stamina in single player mode, break it down and practice different skills in Move School mode or show-off in multiplayer mode and go head-to-head against up to 8 players – the highest score wins bragging rights. No matter the level of your skills, players of all abilities will enjoy getting off the couch and raising their game with NBA Baller Beats.

The NBA Baller Beats soundtrack features a mix of music across decades and genres including hip-hop, rock, and old school classics, with tracks from Kanye West, Run DMC, Gorillaz, Them Crooked Vultures, Common, Tiesto and more. Majesco Entertainment will unveil NBA Baller Beats gameplay, as well as additional soundtrack artists and songs, during the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles this June before setting out to give fans a try at exclusive basketball camps this summer.

NBA Baller Beats will launch exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360 this Fall. To watch the teaser trailer and find out more, please visit: http://www.NBABallerBeats.com.

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Member Comments
# 1 Jakeness23 @ 04/25/12 05:06 PM
I mean... or you could go outside and play REAL basketball...
# 2 WTF @ 04/25/12 05:22 PM
I forsee the ball crashing into a lot of people's television sets, breaking them.

I also don't believe that the ball will bounce appropriately on carpet, which a lot of people still have in their living rooms/bedrooms.
# 3 Da_Czar @ 04/25/12 05:42 PM
Sometimes you just take things too far. LOL. We don't need a real ball in the house gentlemen
# 4 23 @ 04/25/12 05:57 PM
They basically want you to be Steve Francis on the carpet in the living room?

LOL, come on Son!
# 5 jyoung @ 04/25/12 06:16 PM
Originally Posted by Da_Czar
Sometimes you just take things too far. LOL. We don't need a real ball in the house gentlemen
Every mom I know is going to hate this game.

# 6 TreyIM2 @ 04/25/12 08:34 PM
# 7 bigdoc85 @ 04/25/12 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by RockitOldSchool
Why are they wasting so much money developing these kinds of games? If I want to play basketball I'm going to pick up a real ball and play. I play video games to relax not pull a muscle or tear an acl.
I'm with ya.
# 8 tbennett54 @ 04/25/12 08:57 PM
This is stupid
# 9 Pappy Knuckles @ 04/25/12 09:03 PM
Damn, I just got hit with triple disappointment on this one. When I first read the title I thought that this was going to be a sequel to the NBA Ballers series. I actually have fonder memories of that than I do NBA Street. Once I realized that it wasn't the same game, I then saw it utilizes Kinect, which is something I have absolutely no interest in using anyway. Then I watched the video and saw some nonsense that is doomed to be a flop. Even if it works flawlessly, you'll still need hardwood floors and hopefully live in a home so you don't aggravate any neighbors. I can understand some motion controlled games, but a ball is meant to be dribbled outside or on a court. Total fail.
# 10 1WEiRDguy @ 04/26/12 07:56 AM
i honestly thought this was going to be an announcement for a reboot of NBA street...im sorry i even clicked...i would LOVE to see the research that says there is a market for this game...
# 11 FlyRice @ 04/26/12 02:46 PM
Sweet, I've always wanted to cross my TV over and watch it crash to the floor!
# 12 sactown_13 @ 04/27/12 01:29 PM
Originally Posted by Aggies67
I'll bet Peter Brady won't be playing this game. You know what happened last time he played ball in the house.
This, made my day.
# 13 Vast @ 04/27/12 07:27 PM
This is an epic *facepalm* fail even as an arcade game, cuz the ball would get stolen.

This will go down as one of the dumbest ideas ever. Why wouldn't I just put my ipod buds in my ear and dribble outside to the beat and save myself the money and aggravation?

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