My Life Is Now Complete: I Have SSX

I've been waiting patiently for February 28th to come around. By patiently, I mean I've had to buy one of those things that keeps you from grinding your teeth and playing on Bulldog non-stop in the SSX demo until I would eventually accomplish what many others have done: buying SSX. Ladies and gentlemen, that day has finally drawn nigh. The skies have opened up, the rain of the SSX world is pouring on our blessed souls, and it is both refreshing and full of life.

There are few games out there which could bring this level of giddiness to me, those being the words "new Vagrant Story" coming from Matsuno-san's mouth and Level 5 spouting off "Dark Cloud 3". Every gamer in existence have those few games which they will always be unapologetic about, sure. However, there are the very few games which make them pop a raging nerd-boner that refuses to go limp. Those are the three for me, and I now have a game in my hand that I will LITERALLY dump as much time into as I did with WoW (that's from launch until the end of Lich King for anyone curious). I know that seems weird to hear, that someone can dump that much time into a snowboarding game. However, I grew up in an arcade atmosphere, and there's nothing like high scores and the challenge of keeping them that drives me to achieve my own personal greatness.

So I hope to "see" everyone possible on the slopes. I've already gotten a million different friend requests and accepted as many as possible. Meanwhile, I figured I would throw up what my custom soundtrack will consist of for the game, just so you know what I'll be jamming as I tear into the slopes...

  1. Goldfinger - "Superman"
  2. Sylosis - "Teras"
  3. Thrice - "Under A Killing Moon"
  4. Chemical Brothers - "Elektrobank"
  5. 36 Crazyfists - "The Heart and The Shape"
  6. Collective Soul - "Shine"
  7. A Dozen Furies - "The Everlasting Grudge"
  8. Sponge - "Plowed"
  9. Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll"
  10. Spineshank - "Synthetic"
  11. The Offspring - "Killboy Powerhead"
  12. Filter & Crystal Method - "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do"
  13. Canned Heat - "Going Up The Country" (thanks to Skate 3 for making me think of this one)
  14. Alexisonfire - "Young Cardinals"
  15. Lupe Fiasco - "Kick/Push" (OF FUCKING COURSE)
  16. The Fugees - "How Many Mics"
  17. Deadmau5 - "I Said (Michael Woods Remix)"
  18. Daft Punk - "Revolution 909"
  19. Periphery - "Icarus Lives"
  20. Unearth - "Crow Killer"

Until next time, piece.

27 Comments
28 Comments
Posted by jakob187

I've been waiting patiently for February 28th to come around. By patiently, I mean I've had to buy one of those things that keeps you from grinding your teeth and playing on Bulldog non-stop in the SSX demo until I would eventually accomplish what many others have done: buying SSX. Ladies and gentlemen, that day has finally drawn nigh. The skies have opened up, the rain of the SSX world is pouring on our blessed souls, and it is both refreshing and full of life.

There are few games out there which could bring this level of giddiness to me, those being the words "new Vagrant Story" coming from Matsuno-san's mouth and Level 5 spouting off "Dark Cloud 3". Every gamer in existence have those few games which they will always be unapologetic about, sure. However, there are the very few games which make them pop a raging nerd-boner that refuses to go limp. Those are the three for me, and I now have a game in my hand that I will LITERALLY dump as much time into as I did with WoW (that's from launch until the end of Lich King for anyone curious). I know that seems weird to hear, that someone can dump that much time into a snowboarding game. However, I grew up in an arcade atmosphere, and there's nothing like high scores and the challenge of keeping them that drives me to achieve my own personal greatness.

So I hope to "see" everyone possible on the slopes. I've already gotten a million different friend requests and accepted as many as possible. Meanwhile, I figured I would throw up what my custom soundtrack will consist of for the game, just so you know what I'll be jamming as I tear into the slopes...

  1. Goldfinger - "Superman"
  2. Sylosis - "Teras"
  3. Thrice - "Under A Killing Moon"
  4. Chemical Brothers - "Elektrobank"
  5. 36 Crazyfists - "The Heart and The Shape"
  6. Collective Soul - "Shine"
  7. A Dozen Furies - "The Everlasting Grudge"
  8. Sponge - "Plowed"
  9. Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll"
  10. Spineshank - "Synthetic"
  11. The Offspring - "Killboy Powerhead"
  12. Filter & Crystal Method - "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do"
  13. Canned Heat - "Going Up The Country" (thanks to Skate 3 for making me think of this one)
  14. Alexisonfire - "Young Cardinals"
  15. Lupe Fiasco - "Kick/Push" (OF FUCKING COURSE)
  16. The Fugees - "How Many Mics"
  17. Deadmau5 - "I Said (Michael Woods Remix)"
  18. Daft Punk - "Revolution 909"
  19. Periphery - "Icarus Lives"
  20. Unearth - "Crow Killer"

Until next time, piece.

Posted by awesomeusername

At the end, you spelled peace 'piece'.

Posted by xyzygy

At first I thought that soundtrack was the included soundtrack. I was like, WTF.

Posted by benson

I'm jealous. Still 48 hours before I get SSX. 48. Long. Hours.

Posted by PeasantAbuse

My playlist is just going to be a bunch of Sugar Ray songs.

Posted by NegativeCero

I guess I should try out that demo, huh? From what I've seen it looks cool. And I've never played an SSX, so this might be when I start.

Posted by jakob187

@awesomeusername said:

At the end, you spelled peace 'piece'.

I always do. I'd rather have a "piece" than "peace". Figure everyone else wouldn't mind it either. = D

@PeasantAbuse said:

My playlist is just going to be a bunch of Sugar Ray songs.

Goddammit. I feel like I'd missed a great opportunity now. I might try to fit "RPM" or "American Pig" on there.

Posted by DerekDanahy

Hand model is not in your future.

Posted by jakob187

@DerekDanahy said:

Hand model is not in your future.

Yeeeeeeah. I'm a nail biter...and beyond. Sorry for that, folks.

Posted by Rave

Almost done work just 2 more hrs sigh, I am going home to play this till I fall alseep at the tv. So pumped I have probably sank 8 hours into the demo alone. Chasing high scores and competing asynchronously with people is exactly what I love about this generation of games, really hope this takes off so more games put this stuff into them.

Edited by jakob187

@Rave said:

So pumped I have probably sank 8 hours into the demo alone.

This just tells me that I put WAAAAAAAAAAY too much time into the demo...like, a good 30 or 40 hours...only on the trick course...

Also, I linked my custom soundtrack into the original blog post if anyone is interested in checking out songs they might not be familiar with. = D

Posted by joshthebear

Yes, it is so worth it. After playing it for numerous hours today, I've got to say that Global Events may be the most addicting feature ever. I look forward to beating all your records. :)

Posted by Enigmatical

@joshthebear said:

Yes, it is so worth it. After playing it for numerous hours today, I've got to say that Global Events may be the most addicting feature ever. I look forward to beating all your records. :)

You said it. After the World Tour is finished and we've maxed out our characters, I have no doubt the RiderNet and the Global Events will keep me coming back. I placed Silver in one of the Global Events and realized that if I just went a bit faster, I could shave the 10 seconds off that I needed to nab Gold... and then... if I just shaved 10 more seconds off... Absolutely addicting. And I love the buckets of credits you earn as you place.

Posted by jakob187

@joshthebear said:

Yes, it is so worth it. After playing it for numerous hours today, I've got to say that Global Events may be the most addicting feature ever. I look forward to beating all your records. :)

The very first thing I ended up doing was a Global Event. I was only 2m behind your score on it, as a matter of fact...

...which I absolutely plan on destroying into a million pieces in about 15 minutes when I get off work. = D

At this rate, I doubt I'll ever end up doing any of the Deadly Descent stuff. LOL

Posted by MikkaQ

Yeah this game really quickly consumed my life. I should probably sleep but I just have to beat this dude who keeps beating me, but only by a little. ARGH!

This is definitely one of those few, rare games that gets the fever going in me, and I gotta keep topping my scores. It's usually racing games that do it, but I can't get enough of trick it. Then again it's been YEARS of pent up SSX fury waiting to come out. I fear for my controller's safety.

Posted by Animasta

if devil survivor 2 had not come out I would have had it too!

but alas

Posted by SpaceInsomniac

@jakob187 said:

Meanwhile, I figured I would throw up what my custom soundtrack will consist of for the game, just so you know what I'll be jamming as I tear into the slopes...

The custom soundtrack feature in this game is fantastic, and it opens up so many possibilities. Right now, I'm using a who's who of 90s alternative rock, but sometime soon I'm going to have to try out the some music from the Ridge Racer or Wipeout series of games.

And unless it's a little too on the nose for you, a suggestion:

Posted by hellknight6

It's sold out at most stores near me for xbox, I have to wait a week! Can't wait to attempt to take down some of your scores!

Posted by Saethir

I am extremely overexcited to get out of work and pick this up on my way home. I played waaaaaaay too much of Bulldog over the weekend, ending up around 22 mil. This game seems to bring out my trials hd infused highscore based masochism, so that's a thing I've learned about myself.

On a semi-related note, my gameshelf is starting to look a lot like it's 10 years ago with MK, Twisted Metal, and SSX.

Posted by BlatantNinja23

I haven't had as much pure fun/enjoyment from a game then I am with this right now in a long time.

Posted by awesomeusername

@jakob187 said:

@awesomeusername said:

At the end, you spelled peace 'piece'.

I always do. I'd rather have a "piece" than "peace". Figure everyone else wouldn't mind it either. = D

Well I mind you darned kids! Now use that language your white superiors teach yuh!

Posted by jakob187

@awesomeusername said:

@jakob187 said:

@awesomeusername said:

At the end, you spelled peace 'piece'.

I always do. I'd rather have a "piece" than "peace". Figure everyone else wouldn't mind it either. = D

Well I mind you darned kids! Now use that language your white superiors teach yuh!

I'm 29. What the hell do you mean "you darned kids"?

@SpaceInsomniac: OH GODDAMMIT WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF "MOUNTAIN SONG"?!?! It's such a obvious one also. Oh well.

@Saethir said:

On a semi-related note, my gameshelf is starting to look a lot like it's 10 years ago with MK, Twisted Metal, and SSX.

NO SHIT, RIGHT? Add Syndicate to that list while you're at it. Sure, it's a different kind of game, but still... It's about goddamn time they brought back our childhoods in a proper and meaningful fashion!

I'm telling you....all we need is a new fucking Road Rash game.

Also, has anyone else noticed that EA has pretty much DOMINATED this month? Kingdoms of Amalur, Warp, Syndicate, and SSX...and then Mass Effect 3 next month. Those guys are on a solid fucking roll right now!

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Congrats, I hope you have a grand time!
 
I will now proceed to get over my EA hostility and try the demo.
 
If its available to silver members that is.

Posted by awesomeusername

@jakob187 said:

@awesomeusername said:

@jakob187 said:

@awesomeusername said:

At the end, you spelled peace 'piece'.

I always do. I'd rather have a "piece" than "peace". Figure everyone else wouldn't mind it either. = D

Well I mind you darned kids! Now use that language your white superiors teach yuh!

I'm 29. What the hell do you mean "you darned kids"?

I don't know!? Everythings a conspiracy! It's Febrauary 29th! We shouldn't exist yet here we are! CONSPIRACY!!! Exclamation marks!!!

*hides in raccoon hole*

Posted by benspyda

Comes out today here in oz. May have to pick it up.

Posted by MikeGosot
@jakob187 said:

@awesomeusername said:

@jakob187 said:

@awesomeusername said:

At the end, you spelled peace 'piece'.

I always do. I'd rather have a "piece" than "peace". Figure everyone else wouldn't mind it either. = D

Well I mind you darned kids! Now use that language your white superiors teach yuh!

I'm 29. What the hell do you mean "you darned kids"?

@SpaceInsomniac: OH GODDAMMIT WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF "MOUNTAIN SONG"?!?! It's such a obvious one also. Oh well.

@Saethir said:

On a semi-related note, my gameshelf is starting to look a lot like it's 10 years ago with MK, Twisted Metal, and SSX.

NO SHIT, RIGHT? Add Syndicate to that list while you're at it. Sure, it's a different kind of game, but still... It's about goddamn time they brought back our childhoods in a proper and meaningful fashion!

I'm telling you....all we need is a new fucking Road Rash game.

Also, has anyone else noticed that EA has pretty much DOMINATED this month? Kingdoms of Amalur, Warp, Syndicate, and SSX...and then Mass Effect 3 next month. Those guys are on a solid fucking roll right now!

I would kill a man for that. Oh my god. I was going to comment about SSX and shit, but... Road Rash. Road Rash is all we need.
Posted by csl316

@jakob187 said:

There are few games out there which could bring this level of giddiness to me, those being the words "new Vagrant Story" coming from Matsuno-san's mouth

Between that and SSX, you are a good person.

Posted by PeasantAbuse

So how are the custom soundtracks working out? Does the remixing stuff work well? I don't want to go through all the trouble (fucking MS) if they sound dumb.