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Posted By David_Spiral

Came to check this out as it's free right now on Xbox - not being familiar with the series, I had hoped it was more racing than tricks.

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Posted By IkariNoTekken

Unless your amazing at this, I don't recommend playing the demo and then coming back and seeing Connor's performance.

I feel really inadequate now.

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Posted By MaddProdigy

I thought I'd never see another SSX again, this is so sweet!

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Posted By Gen_Discomfort

glad to see there is a rewind function.

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Posted By Edmundus

@Evan_Buchholz: Now I can't unsee it.

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Posted By Error1355

Oh god I want this SO BAD.

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Edited By pwnmachine

COONCE!!!

Holy stereo batman!!

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Posted By TheSouthernDandy

I am absolutely buying this day 1.

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Posted By HerbieBug

I'm not really interested in the trick to get boost to race faster thing, so am not traditionally an SSX fan. But! That survival mode looks really fun. I might get it just for that.

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Posted By flippyandnod

@alpha0924: I'm sure it will. All the stuff that amounted to offline interaction with other members in Forza 4 required Gold, even though you never played against others. I couldn't even join a car club!

So yeah, I have no choice. I have to buy this on PS3. I hope the port is as good as this is.

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Posted By MeAuntieNora

This looks effing awesome. LOVE the SSX series and this looks to be straight back to the classic but even more bombastic and crazy in the way they frame the nuts action and art against the almost-real mountains. The aesthetic and action just look awesome.

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Posted By ExplicitRockr

Woaw, didn't expect this to look so good. Can't wait.

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Posted By goodboyboy

Love this game!

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Edited By Pasteman

I'm a huge fan of SSX Tricky and SSX 3. This game looks like its going to blow those two out of the water. Can't wait!

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Posted By Irvandus

Never thought I would be excited for this game, but now I am.

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Posted By Max_Hydrogen

Awwwwww! Giantbomb man-hug at the end :)

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Posted By TheShoebox

50 minutes of SSX, oh boy *u*

Seriously can not wait anymore for this.

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Posted By Krakn3Dfx

I'm in, played SSX 3 for around 4 hours last night after watching this, went ahead and pre-ordered from Amazon, can't wait for the end of February now.

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Posted By TheMasterDS

I've never played an SSX game but this Quick Look has sold me. It looks phenomenal.

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Posted By SharkMan

@emergency: his level of happiness on the video made me smile

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Posted By malnourish

@MasterRain said:

@david1890 said:

I hate quick look EX:s, they are the complete opposite of what I come to GB to watch.

Watching GB fumble though this would make it look a lot worse than actually seeing someone who knows what they are doing, showing the games potential. Coonce even said when he played it he didn't like it that much, but watching the dev made him interested.

It's why fighting game quicklooks are pointless.

I think this is exactly right, it's a game that is reliant on mechanics and GB doesn't have a review copy yet, so it would be a pain for everyone involved.

The road shows have to be fun for the GB guys, hopefully relished the experience. What an awesome thing for them to do, and it still had GB's trademark personality as well as some insight and expertise from an EA employee.

That said, I would love to see another quick look of this game after Coonce gets some time with it!

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Edited By MrKlorox
@malnourish said:

If they made a sim-like SSX game it would spit in the face of the people who brought the brand to where it is

This is EA, so I think it's an absolute miracle that exact thing isn't happening. Spitting in the very faces of consumers who made franchises successful is exactly what the videogame industry does on a regular basis.
 
It seems far more likely for EA to release a snowboard sim-like called SSX, pissing on the established franchise fans, than it is for them to release such a game and NOT call it SSX. Suits who greenlight these projects don't five half a fuck what the established fan thinks. Just look at XCOM.
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Posted By InfamousBIG

@ItBeStefYo said:

mmm connor's sweaty stains in the last 5 seconds :/ lol

Why was that dude sweating that much? And what was with that comb over? God damn it! I demand answers.

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Posted By malnourish

@MrKlorox said:

@Max21 said:

@WilliamHenry said:

@MrKlorox said:

edit: After finally seeing the survival mode, I'm not that interested after all. I was expecting a more sim-like game like SKATE was from the few previews I've read instead of the silly arcadiness. That aspect has always turned me away from this series, and I was hoping for more of a departure from it this time around.

Agreed. It seems like they wanted to go a more serious route but bailed on that when people started complaining after they initially unveiled the game.

Well then it wouldn't be a SSX game,a ssx game needs crazy tricks and courses that come along with that name, thats what the vast majority of people who know ssx would want. If that had made it more of sim, like SKATE, then you might as well make a new IP.

Yeah, but that wouldn't be likely to happen since the SSX franchise has already been established. If they called it something completely different, they would have to build a whole new brand that has zero recognition. Then they wouldn't make nearly as much money since nobody would be buying out of nostalgia like a lot of commenters seem to be.

I love SKATE, played all three heavily, still have 2 and 3 on my shelf.

It gets old. SSX is pure unadulterated fun. If they made a sim-like SSX game it would spit in the face of the people who brought the brand to where it is and die out as a generic snowboarding game.

This is looking like it's going to be the best SSX game ever, and if it's as good as the Quick Look it'll probably be my GOTY.

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Posted By alpha0924

I really want this game, but it depends heavily on one fact. Does all of this leaderboard type stuff require xbox live gold or not? If so, the game probably isn't going to be worth it in the least.

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Posted By TheKing

Looks cool. Not really feeling the avalanche mode though, maybe it's the camera.

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Posted By Funkydupe

The chopper pilots are madmen in this game.

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Posted By tricky69

I'm done watching videos for this game...I NEED TO PLAY IT, AHHH !!!

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Posted By ItBeStefYo

mmm connor's sweaty stains in the last 5 seconds :/ lol

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Posted By tulextreme

Yeah i want this game soooo bad! It will remind me so much of the Argentina Slopes i went least year! So many good games it will be hard to save money to actually snowboard this season... oh well!

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Posted By rmanthorp
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Posted By rmanthorp

@TheBooya said:

Connor Dougan is an awesomely rock solid guy. We both worked in QA together 15 years ago... BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!

Seems like a really awesome guy! That's awesome to know haha!

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Posted By MeatSim

I bet Ryan would like a mode where you have to take down the untrustworthy helicopter.

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Posted By triviaman09

Haven't played SSX in a really long time, but this looks really fun.

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Posted By Stepside

Looks awesome.

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Posted By icemk

This video is perfect in demonstrating what the new SSX is all about thanks guys!!

All my concerns over the initial changes in tone is no longer an issue... this is a must get in my books now.

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Posted By Gareff

I'm always a fan of the EA Sports soundtracks :)

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Posted By ShakeItBaby

Now presented in beautiful 3D twittervision!

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Posted By Sweep

So I guess this means you need to buy another xbox, huh Coonce?

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Posted By BlazeHedgehog

(Y): Get Online Pass

I'm not saying I'm surprised or that it's even out of place in this game, but I still made a stink face when I saw it.
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Posted By MrKlorox
@Max21 said:

@WilliamHenry said:

@MrKlorox said:

edit: After finally seeing the survival mode, I'm not that interested after all. I was expecting a more sim-like game like SKATE was from the few previews I've read instead of the silly arcadiness. That aspect has always turned me away from this series, and I was hoping for more of a departure from it this time around.

Agreed. It seems like they wanted to go a more serious route but bailed on that when people started complaining after they initially unveiled the game.

Well then it wouldn't be a SSX game,a ssx game needs crazy tricks and courses that come along with that name, thats what the vast majority of people who know ssx would want. If that had made it more of sim, like SKATE, then you might as well make a new IP.

Yeah, but that wouldn't be likely to happen since the SSX franchise has already been established. If they called it something completely different, they would have to build a whole new brand that has zero recognition. Then they wouldn't make nearly as much money since nobody would be buying out of nostalgia like a lot of commenters seem to be.
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Posted By vaiz

I'm in to SSX, I'm not in to making love.

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Posted By TyCobb

That Connor guy has a wicked come-over going.

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Posted By ocdog45

The game looks fun, but once again I'd rather actually snowboard then play it so much.

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Posted By Th3_James

I feel like making SSX

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Edited By ClairvoyantVibrations

FUCK.YES.

LOOKS LIKE SSX TO ME.

Still not liking Kaori's new design, though.

@bkbroiler said:

Their discussion of this on the Bombcast started getting me so excited for this. I've only played Tricky, and I enjoyed the hell out of that but thought that maybe I'd played enough SSX. That is starting to change...

You can never have enough SSX.

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Posted By SmilingPig

The sound of the quicklook is realy bad.

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Posted By MightyDuck

I'm pretty psyched for this game. Between SSX, Twisted Metal, and Mass Effect 3, I'm not sure what I'll end up having to put asside to buy at a later date.

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Posted By TheBooya

Connor Dougan is an awesomely rock solid guy. We both worked in QA together 15 years ago... BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!

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Posted By Max21

@WilliamHenry said:

@MrKlorox said:

edit: After finally seeing the survival mode, I'm not that interested after all. I was expecting a more sim-like game like SKATE was from the few previews I've read instead of the silly arcadiness. That aspect has always turned me away from this series, and I was hoping for more of a departure from it this time around.

Agreed. It seems like they wanted to go a more serious route but bailed on that when people started complaining after they initially unveiled the game.

Well then it wouldn't be a SSX game,a ssx game needs crazy tricks and courses that come along with that name, thats what the vast majority of people who know ssx would want. If that had made it more of sim, like SKATE, then you might as well make a new IP.