E3 2012: NBA Baller Beats

The Spoony One | Jun 18 2012 | more notation(s) | 

The world’s first rhythm dribbling game! At last!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1409661489 Alex Dunn

    And now I wait for Blip to recognize this episode.

  • http://twitter.com/lurkeriatipsos Mary Sulkowski

    I have a tile floor. Will that do?

    (Wait WTF am I saying I’m a center. I can’t dribble!)

  • http://twitter.com/ClanCrusher Patrick Wilson

    Don’t worry, all you need is a huge room for the Kinect, a hard wood floor, a basketball (not included with the game) and enough space to dribble so that the ball won’t hit your foot and go crashing into any of your valuables. Oh? What’s that? Your TV isn’t basketball proof? Oh…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      With all that space and hardwood floor, can’t you just buy an actual basketball hoop and save about 100 bucks on a Kinect and game?

      • ilya sul

        Okay, I can understand guitar or dance games, somewhat, but who on earth would think that paying a big load of money so that one can dribble a ball in front of a TV is a good idea?

  • wiegeabo kilijabob

    “…well shit.” :p

    Honestly, I could have seen this being a minor hit back in the rhythm game heyday.  Tons of kids wanting this for Christmas thinking it would make them the next great star when they grow up.

    Might still sell a bit.  Maybe to basketball camps.  Where they actually have hardwood floors…

    ….man, this is going to lose so much money.

  • http://twitter.com/Shaella_ Shaella


  • wiegeabo kilijabob

    double post

  • wiegeabo kilijabob


    I think you hit on it.

    This game was created by tv manufacturers so they could sell all those replacement sets for all those that are sure to be destroyed.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZXNL6EWAWHSXP4NSUWESUQI7ZE Toni

    your neighbours living under you will love it too 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ravenwoodwitch Angela Headley

     Guitar Hero clone. With Basket ball. And just as useless for the real thing. Joy beyond human emotion :p.

    Actually, I take that back. At least in GH you could slightly pretend you were some awsome rock-god. Here your just some schmuck bouncing a ball XD.

  • http://twitter.com/Yuoaman Nick Burns

    Who the hell approved this? Seriously, they need to be tested. For what? FOR EVERYTHING.

  • Kendotuxedo

    Wow, talk about a bad idea.
    What’s more pointless: this game… or PBJ in a Can, which made Brad sick?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Lauderdale/100000047693553 Chris Lauderdale

    How the hell do they expect this game to work for people who have their game system in carpeted areas?

    …yeah! What Spoony said!

    If I manage to get myself into this industry I hope to Odin I don’t get caught on something this retarded.

    Though chances are, I will.

    Still, at least it isn’t another NBA2k/CallofDuty/Battlefield/MLB/Madden clone they’ve been selling over and over for 12 years.

    • Adell

       Yeah, instead it’s a guitar hero/just dance clone!

  • JoeAconite

    God help you if you have a downstairs neighbor. Or if you ARE the downstairs neighbor.

  • LotusPrince

    The best part of this, of course, is that this was at E3.  This wasn’t some random piece of shit that hit store shelves without any fanfare.  This was on display, for everyone to see, at E3, because whatever other games this company had to offer weren’t as good as this one.

    HO-LEEEEEEEY shit.


    Oh lord, It’s a combination of some shitty Dance Dance game and a guitar game.  Burn it now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q4JJMULUGCW6WL3ECUNEYHDBJQ Vash The Stampede

    Plinkett voice “ohh…”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QEBGQINTGD4OBXQB2GZWN73OQA Tyger

     So… a niche game in a niche genre that crashed years ago with requirements that will make it difficult for a lot of people to play, and it probably wont include the ball to dribble for the game… Green lit, sounds like a cash cow to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jimrabbit AJ Hare

    You sounded so heartbroken when you discovered that the viewer didn’t have a hardwood floor

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3WH3YORU7E7FF3BKIQV4AAHRWI alex_mafiotu

    hey Spoony,i saw that you have X-Com UFO Defense on steam so i was wondering…
    Why don t you make a let’s play?That would be awesome :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jarrod-Eagle/790823078 Jarrod Eagle

    Spoony weeps for your lack of hardwood floors. He weeps.

  • http://twitter.com/Okanehira Okanehira

    who the fuck green-lighted this? oh and loved the video sarcasm oozing from every orifice.

  • GreenGear

    Oh the sheer snark.

    By the end of the video, I was grinning like Mephisto.

    • TCBLB

      Dear Mephisto, any chance of removing Joe Quesada from the head of Marvel?  It’s magic, you can do it.

      • GreenGear

        It would be in the best interests of evil to do the exact opposite.

  • http://twitter.com/Phos_ Marshall Tavares

    Let’s be fair, you could also play this game on tile.

    And by the way, how does the cost of fixing your floor after repeated impacts knocks the planks out of alignment factor into the cost of this game?  Ordinary hardwood floors aren’t designed for basketball.  

    It’s also recommended that you don’t play this in an apartment.  

    • http://twitter.com/lurkeriatipsos Mary Sulkowski

      On the plus side, what jury would convict you if this was the final straw that pushed you into murdering the obnoxious dudebros in the dorm above you who already blast loud music and stomp around at all hours?

       . . . I’m asking for a friend, of course. Yes, a friend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    Well, you COULD pay over $200 for both the Kinect and this game…

    …or you could just drive to one of the many public basketball courts that your town probably has. For free.

    …or you could join your college/high school basketball team. For free.

    …or use that money for one of those hoops stands with a net that returns your ball, and save over 100 dollars. In fact, ANY OTHER basketball training equipment is better than this. 

    I don’t even play sports, and within 5 minutes I was able to find much better alternatives than game.

    NBA Baller Beats is just a sad excuse to pad out the Kinect’s launch library. You will have to do MUCH better than that to get my purchase, Microsoft.

  • http://sbkmulletman.deviantart.com/ sbkMulletMan

    awwww, I was hoping for the guy to smack himself in the testicles…I feel empty. 

    But seriously, this game…just WHY?  Even those little hoop-shooting games at Chuck-E-Cheese’s are better than this because you actually DO something that isn’t simply dicking around in one spot, bouncing a ball around. 

    Who does this game appeal to?  Not basketball players, obviously, because they’re going to want to actually play basketball and again, actually DO something.  Whoever their target audience is, it’s even more limited by excluding those without hardwood floors, unless there’s some kind of no-balls (…) mode, which just makes the game even more pointle-hold on, did I just put more thought into this than THEY did?

    I need a drink…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      The target market for this game are spoiled 10 year old ghetto-tards with lots of disposable income. As far as I can imagine.


    Great, and it’s refreshing as hell after the fluff pieces Angry Joe gave us, even for the most terrible games full of horrendous DLC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum


      • ANNONNY

        Capcom’s a good example.  They lied out their teeth and refused to answer questions about DLC, if stuff like RE 6 is just more action shoot em up junk, and just kept saying they couldn’t talk about that with many other problems Joe has had with them.

        But all Joe did was smile and move on to the next questions, then thank them..

        Everything was fluff..

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

          Actually, Angry Joe asked pretty hard-hitting questions, like whether the new Devil May Cry would have Day One DLC. He sounds more like he’s trying to keep the conversation civil, while still asking some pretty tough questions.

          I can kind of see why you would think he’s going soft, because his reactions to some of the interviewee’s answers aren’t as violent as his Angry Joe internet character. But he’s probably doing it for the sake of diplomacy, because I don’t have any complaints about the kind of questions Joe asks.

          It’s probably better that Joe butter up his interviewee to get more info than to antagonize the guy and kill the conversation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001000782571 Brogan Cordova

    Actually the game includes it’s own basketball that they claim will work on most carpets. http://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/26/nba-baller-beats-will-work-on-carpet-comes-with-its-own-basketb/. Okay, in their defense they overcame that obstacle.

     Of course, the basketball’s inability to bounce is not nearly as big of a problem as finding enough people who actually want to pay 60 bucks and play it.

    • ilya sul

      Really? Uh. I wouldn’t take that for granted. The consumers’ and the gaming companies’ understanding of “works” drastically differs from each other these days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darek.litawor Darek Litawor

    I saw this game few weeks ago on GT, and I thought that was a joke. Basketball is my favorite sport and I’m spending a lot of time playing it, and I cannot imagine how you could fucking smack the ball around your living room and break everything around you, yeah not everyone has the handling skills of these guys from the video,   not mentioning that your downstairs neighbors will fuckin kill you. Seriously who came up with this idea and thought it will sell? (maybe it will, but new tv sets). And yeah I’ve carpets on my floor :) Good job Spoony !

  • Testsubject909

    Suddenly, I feel a need to eradicate some stupid out of society…

    I need a selective doomsday weapon…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    Wait, can’t you nail yourself in the nuts playing REAL basketball? This is why I don’t play sports. I can either get pelted with baseballs, suffer concussions at football, or get racked by a giant rubber orange.

    I’m kidding of course. I’m only saying this because “giant rubber orange” is a funny phrase.

  • adamfox

    love that you’re a huge fan of Red Letter Media spoons. can totally hear Plinkett in your “oh…oh………oh” at the end there. you are both masters in the art of sarcasm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruno-Miguel-Barreto-Freitas/568513794 Bruno Miguel Barreto Freitas

    I can’t wait for a soccer game that you could go kicking around a ball all over your walls, tables, glasses, etc…

  • TheVGamer


  • Merost

    Noah Antwiler ‏@TheSpoonyOne

    My videos will not be on TGWTG for a while. I’ve been suspended for 4 weeks for misconduct. I agree with the decision. 

    • Higaki Rinne

      Big deal. Spoony is nearly the only interesting guy on there anyway.

      • Adell

         pretty much, I come to this site more than that one.

      • ilya sul

        If you ask me, he should leave that damn site, but it’s his decision.

      • Sevyne

         I stopped visiting that site over a year ago because I only went to it for Spoony for the most part.

        • http://www.facebook.com/arne.maes Arne Maes

          you should check out the Snob as well, he and Spoony are the cream of the crop

          • Sevyne

            Oh I watch some of his stuff as well and I agree.

      • TCBLB

        Theres certainly people on there I like, but Spoon is top tier as far as I’m concerned.

      • sanktmikael

        I only watch Spoony and Phelous nowadays.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAOTKLHAHXK4XCGJLWDDS6QG5M Narc

      What happened? Spoony got too snarky for his own good? Vehement disagreements over Prometheus? Hit on the nostalgia chick?

      • boylandtheliberator

        He made a really inapproppriate joke abotu jesuotaku on twitter and people including lupa took it badly.

        • http://sbkmulletman.deviantart.com/ sbkMulletMan

           So he pulled a Jerrid? (Sorry, couldn’t help myself, had to go there)

          • boylandtheliberator

            Well Jerrid and Jillian didnt get on and as far as I know thats no the case between spoony an dJO. Lupa is the one taking this joke the wrong wyay. I read it at the time and thoguht it was just a dark joke. Not a fan of that sort of humour.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      I didn’t think this would actually come back to bite him in the ass.

      Now that he’s getting punished for his behavior, maybe he’ll stop his self destructive behavior. Perhaps he needed a strong hand rather than a nurturing one to slap him into reality.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/C5GOQAZXMIGVXZJAVFHRR5U7RI Yang Zhiwen

        I have to agree with you. I’m a big fan of Spoony and he’s my favorite out of all the TGWTG cast, but he’s seriously got personal problems and issues that are spilling over and hurting his relationship with the people he’s been the closest to for the past few years.
        I’m not going to take anyone’s side on this matter, not Lupa’s or Spoony’s. If Spoony deserved to get suspended, then he deserved it.
        To me, it seemed like it was more than just that. There seems to be several contributing factors that led to his suspension, not least of which is Spoony being very vicious to people on his Twitter account, even his fellow TGWTG teammates.
        I like ALL of the TGWTG team and I really hope they can find a way to resolve this situation peacefully and go back to working together and enjoying it.
        And most of all, I hope Spoony finally finds some closure and a way to end his depression, as well as the future improvement of his health. I hope that we Experiment fans would get to see more hilarious videos of him with Bennett the Sage, the Cinema Snob, Linkara and the rest of the team.
        Hopefully this suspension would actually turn out in the long run to be something good for both him and TGWTG.

  • Higaki Rinne

    I dunno this game looks pretty baller!

  • boylandtheliberator

    This looks silly dance games you ca do at home if the technology works fine. THis works like a rock

  • ZC3

    I love it when Spoony can’t help but parody Red Letter Media.

    Ohhhh… Ohhh… Ohhhhhhhh…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cart-Man/100002326540155 Cart Man

      It is very possible ,strange i know,that not EVERYONE knows about Red Letter Media.Some things are just coincidence..

      • Hastee

        Spoony is aware of red letter media, he’s said so multiple times. whether or not he meant for the comment to sound like plinkett is unknown… but it definetely did remind me of a plinkett video.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Sewell/100003109630229 Patrick Sewell

          Name one time he said he was aware of them.

          • Hastee

            ok, his spoony vs the internet mass effect 3 video or the josh whedon one i forget which one (I think its the mass effect one). He doesnt say the words ‘Im aware of redlettermedia’ but he refers to plinkett and the site followed by his own short impersonation of plinkett. Pretty much proves hes aware of them.

    • Higaki Rinne

      You do know RLM didn’t invent the “oh wait” joke or the audio cutaways?

      • ZC3

        Of course, since I’ve been doing them myself for as long as I can remember. Spoony just did the joke in the exact style and voice as Plinkett (and he’s parodied him before (“What’s wrong with your faaaaaace?”)). I didn’t mean it an insult or criticism, I genuinely laughed as a fan of both critics.

  • http://twitter.com/ElberikBelina Jonathan Belina

    Oh the ending remark was perfect!

  • PeaTearGryfin

    The sad thing is, I would totally be that guy who nails himself in the nuts constantly. Hell, I do it every time I play real basketball.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gilfillan/1681085004 Daniel Gilfillan

    I actually think this is pretty innovative.  I of course scream like a vampire in sunlight when confronted with sports, but I think this really does have a market.  A small market mind-you, but I mean compare it to the people being targeted for Final Fantasy 13-2.

    • Akuosa

      Final Fantasy 13-2 has sold 2 million copies on ps3 and half a million on 360. I hope this was incredibly cheap to make, because I don’t see it getting even those numbers…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Garrett-Danger-Platner/1042307248 Garrett Danger Platner


  • goodguya

    This was certainly a surprise! Whilst gaming may not be innovating, Spoony certainly is! That was some good commentary. 

  • CheezeFox

    …That’s a good point- how DO you play this shit unless you have a hardwood floor… in your fucking living room?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655701905 Corey Schaff

       Probably you have to buy a hard-pad to put down.  Those things that you buy for your office chairs that have wheels when your room has a rug.

      • ilya sul

        That will not work on carpet, however.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655701905 Corey Schaff

    So based on the song they used for the demo and the nature of a bouncing ball, I’m guessing that this game only has 2-count songs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amanda-Low/100000931121608 Amanda Low

    Is this what got Spoony in trouble?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655701905 Corey Schaff

       Nah he was sulking on twitter, then when some “fans” started attacking him for it he started whailing on them with epic snark, and a bunch of other TGWTG peeps got all upset.

      • Jared Fullyfisted

        Well, I thought it was more him lashing out at other TGWTG members. Quite a lot, really.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655701905 Corey Schaff

           KK I may have missed those ones, I just know that he reeeeallly laid into TwistedPuppet, whoever that is.  Might be a TGWTG person for all I know.

    • David Holland

      No, it was a tweet he made to JesuOtaku that was rather out of line. Obscurus Lupa called it a rape joke. I imagine the other TGWTG members felt similarly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655701905 Corey Schaff

         But that was like, a month ago.  Why did it become a problem just now instead of a month ago?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

          Maybe because people started digging it up. I saw the OP of the joke Spoony made, and Lupa didn’t respond until way later.

          Perhaps none of this would have happened if we hadn’t talked about it.

        • Merost

           It wasnt only the rape joke. His behaviour in the past few months was extremly aggressive, lashing out at everyone daring to voice critisism or even offering help.

          Spoony is like a little girl on facebook. “OH MY GOD MY LIVE IS SO HARD I HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS!!!!!!” – “Allright then how about you do X Y” – “NOOOO I DONT WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING YOU WOULDNT UNDERSTAND!!!!!”

          • http://www.tombadguy.com/ Tom Badguy

            Meh, everyone has their own way of dealing with things.

  • http://www.tombadguy.com/ Tom Badguy

    An……interesting idea.

  • http://twitter.com/Othy84 Tim Scott

    Hey, if there’s ever a “Most Pointless Game Ever” award, then this… would suck too much to even deserve it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Garrett-Danger-Platner/1042307248 Garrett Danger Platner
  • Tom van Uijen

    Your neighbors and roommates will love this game!

  • Sol_Badguy

    Step 1) Get xbox
    Step 2) Get kinekt
    Step 3) Get basketball
    Step 4) Get game
    Step 5) Get some type of surface to dribble on (for carpeted floors)
    Step 6) Avoid getting Red Ring Of Death
    Step 7) Avoid killing crap in your house during game play.

    Versus this:
    Step 1) Get mp3 player
    Step 2) Get basketball
    Step 3) Go outside

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655701905 Corey Schaff

       It supposedly comes with a special Kinect-sketball, but yeah….I’m too lazy to do either one of those >.>

    • thehivemind33

      Or hell, versus this:

      Step 1) Buy real video game
      Step 2) Sit down
      Step 3) Play game comfortably on your couch
      Even easier!

      • http://twitter.com/Taco_Dan Taco Dan

        Are you saying NBA Baller Beats isn’t a real game? I dare you to find a game with more a immersive experience than NBA Baller Beats.

  • IHeart28

    Wow… That looks fun *Sarcasm tone of voice*
    Loved the sarcasm in this video though

  • fatalrob0t

    *snort* game is a waste.

  • AuntieGrieves

    I got a good laugh out of this.

  • http://twitter.com/ReginaldBax Reginald Baxter

    Spoony should split from the losers at TGWTG. Fuck them.

    His content went downhill after joining them. 

    • http://twitter.com/PenHellbourne Tim Edgren

       his content hasn’t gone downhill, comment invalid. I like his mixes with both Linkara and Doug, I also like the annual group movies. While I’m not a fan of a large number of the tgwtg crew, I still enjoy videos from the site (though I admit spoony is by far my favorite). He doesn’t split because not only are they together as coworkers, but I’m pretty sure many of them have grown as friends. Especially when you see them all together in one of the Brad Tries videos.

    • Malidictus

      Those “losers” at TGWTG are going pretty well with themselves, gathering a substantial number of fans and producing quality content weekly. You’re welcome to hate them for your own abstract reasons, but it’s more than a little unjustified to make sweeping remarks like this from as biassed as your position is.

      Moreover, the production quality and content of the Spoony One’s videos has only gone up as time progressed. That’s really not even a subject for debate, it’s provable fact.

    • IHeart28

      Yes! How DARE Spoony actually have stay with people on TGWTG show his content on their website so he can increase in content value?! It’s not like going to more websites and having more people sponsor him is actually making more people actually know him and his work so he can actually be successful!

      Wait. That made no sense

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/C5GOQAZXMIGVXZJAVFHRR5U7RI Yang Zhiwen

      I disagree completely. I was happy for Spoony joining up with TGWTG and having fun with them both during work and outside of it. He made friends, he had fun. And for me, it’s great to see all of the TGWTG team, Spoony included, enjoying not only their own work but also each other’s company.
      I refuse to think that they are losers, I refuse to say that Spoony’s reviews have declined in quality after he joined them (in fact he actually improved as time went by, and it was AFTER he joined TGWTG), and I resent people like you whose words are anything but good for his relationship with TGWTG.
      Spoony himself may be responsible for damaging his relationship with the company (especially Obscurus Lupa very recently), but people like you certainly aren’t helping.
      I may be a fan of Spoony but that does not mean that I should always agree with and stand by everything and anything he says or does. Spoony himself hates it when people do that.

    • Jared Fullyfisted

      Careful what you wish for :P

  • M. Hoffman

    I will no longer be supporting The Spoony Experiment or the god-awful TGWTG website.

    I came into the world of internet reviews by coming across Noah’s FFVIII criticism.  Watching him strangle himself with a controller cord while performing one of the game’s more inane features made me want to watch the entire thing and save myself the time it would have taken for me to play, or even understand the mechanics of the game.

    I then watched almost all of his old FMV game reviews; I got a kick out of the jokes and truly thought Noah was quite intelligent.  I thought he was a unique voice on the internet, and he definitely made me laugh.

    I then noticed that random people began to appear in his videos and I had no idea why.  Were these his next-door neighbors?  Childhood friends?  Why were these people interrupting the videos, and where did these idiotic skits come from that had nothing at all to do with what he was just talking about?  I still remember seeing “Benzaie” dance in his underwear in the idiotic skit at the end of the Phantasmagoria play-through and how insulted I felt.

    I then came across TGWTG and watched some videos.  Most everything was a waste of time, and I didn’t feel I was listening to anything worthwhile, funny, or intelligent.  I have every ability to dislike content which other, more talented people have produced on my own, and when a person’s entire self-definition relies on content that other people have produced, then why am I watching you again?

    I then came back and watched a recent video from Noah and realized that he, too, was just another one of the uninteresting, complaining, talking heads.  What used to be an interesting and witty series of videos has become yet another cesspool of meaningless garbage that anyone with internet access can post on youtube.  The worst came when I saw a no-holds barred, full pornographic advertisement as the main banner ad up top, showing a naked woman and a “Flesh-Light.”

    As I sit here now watching Noah complain about this game he saw at E3 and filmed from the shadows, I realize that I will no longer waste any of my life watching these videos.  I am perfectly capable of realizing that such a game would not be for me, that I cannot dribble a basketball inside of my house without likely causing damage, and that perhaps it was not the best idea.  I don’t need my intelligence insulted by such a video.

    Some constructive criticism: if this is a job, then make a schedule and stick to it while monitoring your quality.  I would say that if you are able to produce a quality review that resembles some of the things on your “Game Reviews” page, once every two weeks could be sufficient, and only if done without insulting your viewers with the useless, no-merit fluff intended to generate more revenue.

    • Michael Kovach

      I know it’s cliche but:  dude what’s your problem?  What do you care what ads he puts on here?  You think he’s making millions doing this?  If it were me I’d be thrilled I had a fan base no matter how small and would accept any advertisers within moral reason in hopes of one day making this a full time job.  If you want to make it in any business, you do what you can and then you can be picky once you’re comfortable.  I always guessed Spoony made MAYBE $20-30,000 a year doing this, and I believe he’s been looking for a real job on top of it so it might not even be half that much for all I know.  It might amount to a few grand a year, who knows?  The point is there is a scant few on the internet who make vids exclusively and rake in the dough from doing that and only that.  Who are you to judge a guy who’s had some real success but doesn’t have advertisers banging down his door?  You take what you can get if you’re smart.  

      I agree with you that TGWTG is an overrated site, and the site’s layout and functionality are downright horrid.  At the same time Doug Walker had an idea and it worked and he’s making money.  If you don’t like it you don’t have to go there.  No need to rant on a website, the wrong website no less.  I think the site is bogged down with BS contributors, but at the same time I still go there.  There’s a few that I really enjoy and wouldn’t have found if not for that site.  Again, a tip of the hat to Doug even though I think the website could be streamlined and much more functional.  Doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve credit for providing me some entertainment.

      As far as the content on this site, you’re probably just like everyone else:  you think some of it is brilliant and some of it you tried and will never watch again.  What’s the big deal?  Yeah there are some videos with Spoony’s brother and some others, but that’s seriously a big point of contention with you?  I don’t even know if  the videos with other people compile even 10% of the content on this site.  It’s a nitpick at best but it seems to bring your piss to a boil over no good reason.  Now that I think of it that pretty much sums up your entire rant:  Making a mountain out of a molehill.  

      I’m honestly still not sure whether or not you’re just a very sad troll who put way too much time into this.  If you got me, well good for you I guess.  If not, you contradict yourself on top of everything else I’ve said.  All people do is complain?  WTF do you call what you just wrote?  Plus you spend paragraphs describing how you basically love the videos where Spoony complains about stuff.  Jesus, really? Believe it or not, I actually came here to throw some (actual) constructive criticism/mild complaining Spoony’s way.  He said recently he didn’t want to be one of those guys who’s posting E3 videos weeks after the show, however it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening.  His take on the Nintendo conference with Angry Joe and JeWario was, I thought, the beginning of some great stuff.  Unfortunately for some reason he cranks out two Counter Monkey videos when supposedly the E3 stuff is time sensitive.  Maybe he already had them ready to go before he left for E3 or was almost done with them, but I’m sitting here drumming my fingers waiting to hear what he has to say about pretty much ANYTHING that happened at E3 outside of the Nintendo conference, and the show ended over a week ago.  I mean seriously, I’m truly not being an asshole, but IS there more E3 stuff?  I watched the vids from the past two E3 shows on this site and they were great.  I thought we’d be getting more of the same, and I’m still pretty sure we are, but it’s a tad frustrating.  These videos take time believe me I understand, but at the same time if there’s a bunch of clips of Spoony and Angry Joe sounding off on what they saw I’m not sure why we haven’t seen anything more at this point.  Angry Joe is cranking out 1-3 vids a day because it’s mostly just a camera pointed at him while he talks to someone.  These Spoony/AJ vids were much the same as far as I knew, so I’m not sure what the big hold up is.

      I apologize if I pissed anyone off, especially Spoony himself if he happens to read this for some reason.  I’m just confused about the content I’m seeing (or not seeing) at this point in time.  That being said it’s just not cool for someone like the guy above me to completely trash the site he probably frequents often and even admitted he enjoyed most of the time.  Oh well, TL;DR is coming I’m sure but that’s just my two cents.

    • PeaTearGryfin

       A. Like Michael Kovach said, you realize that there is a bit of a contradiction in your logic. “I hate people because all people do is complain, yet I like coming to this site to watch somebody complain.”

      B. Spoony throwing in cameos is nothing new. He has been doing that since probably around 2009 or 2010. So if it bothers you that much, why did you stick around for several years.

      C. Spoony has no control over the ads that appear on this site. The simple fact is, if you buy ad space, you get advertising. Honestly, TSE has been pretty lucky about getting mostly PG-13 ads.

      D. How was your intelligence insulted by this video. All Spoony did was point out the glaringly obvious problems with this game. A game which, might I add, you probably wouldn’t have even heard about if it weren’t for the site. Truth is, Spoony is a critic, it is his job to give his opinions about a particular subject. Would you scold Ebert for writing a negative movie review because he sat there and watched the movie quietly and gave his readers his honest opinion.

      E. Seeing how Spoony’s reviews have evolved beyond just a guy sitting in a chair complaining about how some game is bad, I don’t think that it is fair to expect reviews to be churned out at such a high quality. Sure people like Doug and Joe can pull that off, but they have people who work for them to ensure that the weight doesn’t fall on their shoulders alone.

      F. That “fluff” is actually greatly enjoyed by certain people. Honestly, I wish some people could figure out that just because they aren’t into Pathfinder doesn’t mean that everybody hates Pathfinder sessions. Basically, your argument is to remove the content you don’t like and produce a show revolving around what you like. Trust me, we’ve had this debate before and it never goes over well for the likes of you.

      With that, I say goodbye and enjoy the rest of your life.

    • http://twitter.com/KennethTanRZ Kenneth Tan

      Complaining about people who complain about things on teh internetz.

      Sounds legit.

      Would think of something else to respond to your wall of text, but trolls just aren’t worth it. 


       To long, didn’t read

    • Malidictus

      Were this an actual argument, it might deserve being as long as it did. Sadly, it isn’t. It’s an endless repetition of the same point. “I don’t like TGWTG and I no dislike the Spoony One for associating with them.” Which is fine for you to believe – that’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it, but it should not have taken two pages to say, especially when it’s all an excuse to complain about the same old trite things – you want more videos and fewer vlogs.

      Trouble is, a lot of the rest of the people who frequent this site actually do very much enjoy Spoony’s vlogs. I’ve said this many times before, but to me, the best thing in any Spoony One video is Spoony himself. I’ve watched the guy’s work since his Clones of Bruce Lee review, and his acting has improved tremendously since then, and continues to improve to the point where I can’t say it really matters what he says at this point, when how he says it is so entertaining.

      Take the Ultima 9 review for instance. People complain it was empty of content, and it may have been, but watching Spoony “lose [his] god damn mind” over the game and doing it so well and so convincingly is well worth the price of admission. Wait, remind me again what the price of admission was? Oh, that’s right: FUCKING NOTHING!

      Excuse me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

      He was just making fun of a stupid product because he though it would make you laugh.

      And how does making fun of a really bad Kinect game make anyone an “entitled slob”?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Martin/1596700226 Stephen Martin

       Huh… Top banner ad for me is for a webcomic… not pornographic either…

      Maybe you should clear your browsing history.

    • IHeart28

      Um dude. The ads are there to help spoony to get money because what he’s doing is to get his fill so to speak and as for TGWTG you’re on the wrong site to bitch about them, personally I’m a fan of Doug Walker and some of the people on there, but I’m very aware that not everyone is going to like them so if you don’t like them that’s your opinion but complaining about them to Spoony is pretty damn unfair wouldn’t you say?

      I would make arguments about other things you have mentioned but other people pretty much did that for me

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Sewell/100003109630229 Patrick Sewell

      “In short, we don’t need a prolific amount of people “reviewing” movies and video games. It seems all Americans know how to do anymore is complain, which won’t cut it when we inevitably end up as cheap labor to more industrious and hard working societies. My advice to everyone is to stop watching such things before they influence your personality and turn you into an entitled slob like so many of us have become.
      Some constructive criticism: if this is a job, then make a schedule and stick to it while monitoring your quality. I would say that if you are able to produce a quality review that resembles some of the things on your “Game Reviews” page, once every two weeks could be sufficient, and only if done without insulting your viewers with the useless, no-merit fluff intended to generate more revenue.
      You were so right!Until that.Shut the fuck up you kid and get back to mopping my floors.

  • fatalrob0t

    I’ll keep watching Spoony on his site. I started watching Spoony on youtube and then went to his site when youtube started being trouble for him. And then I saw Cinema Snob on Spoony’s site and Nostalgia Critic. Even if they dropped him I’d still watch Spoony on his site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Solomon/100000457091583 Heather Solomon

    You know, I don’t follow people on Twitter for a reason – the internet doesn’t like to do takebacks. If you want to bitch about this video, bitch about this video. Otherwise STFU.

    I still like Spoony’s stuff mostly. I enjoy it when I see him put passion into things. Hell, I can’t stand wrestling but I found all of his wrestling vlogs hillarious. I even like listening to him when I don’t agree because he usually puts some kind of intelligent argument behind it.

    I would like to see more of his production work. But I don’t begrudge him any crossovers or VLogs or videos like this.

    It was what I expected and it still made me grin.


      Yeah, who cares about Twitter.  The “cookie cutter” people at TGWTG’s like Lupa have said things a MILLION times worse the Spoony did in a depression.

      Hell, she was making rape jokes and “worse” in those recent Tender Loving Care videos with Phelous even..

      Nobody really cared, much like people should with Spoony.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

        That’s actually a really good point. I don’t even think Jesu cared that much about the joke, considering I can’t even find a response from her for it.

  • http://twitter.com/Squeejee Squeejee

    This looks cool – I wanna see lots of switching stuff and Daddy Mac dribbling between his legs.

  • tormoz_ivanovich


    I was reading the comments and listening to the ad, waiting until it was finished, and I didn’t even notice that Spoony had been talking for 20 seconds. His infomercial voice is so good that I actually thought it was an infomercial playing until I scrolled up. Short and sweet video, made me lulz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ferreiraoaf Tiago Ferreira

    I love the criticism of the other guys on TWTG website. I find it funny that Spoony fans think they are bringing him down. Yeah, the guys that upload a video every week, if not more videos per week, are bringing down the guy that doesn’t publish anything on WrestleWrestle for a year? The guy that spends more time talking about Oreo than anything else on twitter? Yeah, sure, “They are bringing him down”. 

    Spoony doesn’t give a shit if you like him or not, but at least be honest and tell the truth, I always loved those moments on WrestleWrestler when he would say that he would try to do more reviews. NO A SINGLE REVIEW FOR A FREAKING YEAR, NO NEW CONTENT, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! If it was OreoOreo maybe we would get a review every freaking two minutes. 

    • Malidictus

      You may have missed the point where he said he wasn’t doing any more Wrestle Wrestle reviews on his last WWE review with his brother. If you only came here for the Wrestle Wrestle, you’re pretty much SOL, but if you actually watched said videos, you’d know this.

      Not that I’m happy about Spoony abandoning Wrestle Wrestle, mind you. It was easily some of my favourite among his work. However, as I don’t exactly pay for a service, I don’t feel I have a leg to stand on to demand he do this or that. It’s still his show.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ferreiraoaf Tiago Ferreira

        No, I didn’t noticed it. It’ sad, I loved his rants. And I think Impact is way better now than it was back then, so I would hope to see him reviewing their new content.

        • Malidictus

          I keep hoping he’ll go back to reviewing Wrestling, myself, but the guy was clearly not handling it well, and not just from a “Losing my god damn mind!” sort of way. His schedule was slipping I think because I really think the Spoony One HATED doing Wrestle Wrestle by the end. I’d love to see more of it, but you take what you can get.

    • http://twitter.com/LibertaerGER Christian

      I love the criticism of the other guys on TWTG website. I find it funny that Spoony fans think they are bringing him down.

      The funny thing about pupularity is that it works in two directions but why would someone wanna bring him down? For his funny reviews?

      Spoony doesn’t give a shit if you like him or not, but at least be honest and tell the truth, I always loved those moments on WrestleWrestler when he would say that he would try to do more reviews.

      Taff guy, but I don’t think he is a hard boiled bad ass motherfucker who gives a shit about nobody to put it the american way. ;)

  • ilya sul

    Okay, fuck it, why am I even bothering with comments. I hate communities.

    • Erik Kowalsky

       Well fuck off, then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Rosenbaum/100001387887487 George Rosenbaum

    Hey guys? Is there any way you can express your feelings without resorting to huge walls of text?

    It makes reading everyone else’s comments harder because your comment takes up the entire screen, and it’s just inconsiderate to others. Brevity is a virtue, after all.

  • capthavic

    Haha that ending was perfect and pretty much summed up the biggest reason why that game will fail. My house does have two hardwood floors: one is my bedroom which doesn’t have that much space needed to dribble the ball, and the other the dining room which doesn’t have a TV! Now I do know someone who does have a wood floor in their livingroom but I’m willing to bet most people don’t.

    BTW I have no idea what people are complaining about down below and I don’t care. It was a funny little video and I really enjoyed it ^^

  • Jordyn Cheslock

    …Looks like it’s a…ball of fun :D…NOT :(!
    Seriously? That’s just…stupid! Who would buy such dribble? Stupid kids maybe?
    I’m betting this will fail, miserably. If it is a success…dear god I don’t want to think about it lol.

  • VJS25

    Oh wow- this should have been an April Fool’s day joke by the devs. As a matter of fact, it probably was pitched on April 1st as a joke to the studio and greenlit as Microsoft are desperate for decent Kinect titles other than dancing games…

  • Dragdar

    that was actually pretty funny
    you see? it’s not that hard, do more.

  • sifer2

    Man you wonder how this got green lighted when its a bad idea for so many reasons. Even beyond not everyone having a hard floor. Guess Mom never told Microsoft you don’t play ball in the house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.cubberley.3 Jesse Cubberley

    you may be the spooney one but you act like a hammer, you nailed this

  • http://twitter.com/phate_phoenix Sam

    I was dying by the end. XD

  • http://twitter.com/MorleyDev Jason Morley

    What I want to know is: Who asked for this? Who was standing from the rooftops and decrying the world for being too foolish to produce a basketball dribbling rhythm game? Whose proud call did these brave game developers answer? I must know who this person is, and they must be stopped!

  • http://twitter.com/facemanguy1 chris

    you sounded a bit like Mr. Plinkett near the end there spoony

  • Soul5

    Sucky game to say the least. It makes no sense. I get their target audience, basketball fanatics that want to do something basketball related in the winter time. But the number of people that have the hardwood floors, the room to do this in safely, and a kinect have to be pretty low. Any half decent marketing exec or product manager should have shot this down when they first mentioned it during a crush meeting. No way they pushed this through without Microsoft giving up a guarantee of some sort since the Kinect library has been worse than Wii Sports, Wii Play, or Wii Sports Resort.

  • Gregory Bogosian

    It has the NBA license, and it is a Kinect game so it is an Xbox 360 exclusive… NBA Baller Beats is a secret tax on brand loyalty.

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