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Forget your worries and prepare to grin: First SSX gameplay footage is 100% authentic (and brilliant)

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You know those mad ten-year-old girls who are obsessed with ponies to the point of being utterly shitting terrifying? The ones with so many pony posters on their walls that they don't need wallpaper any more, and who walk around with riding helmets on 24/7 even though they don't actually own a pony, and who've nearly killed their cat several times by trying to ride the poor f*cker by way of replacement?

You know how those mad little sods get if they're ever allowed in the presence of an actual, real pony, with all the screaming and giggling and crying and jumping and shaking all rolled into one ball of psychotically excited emotion?

That's me looking at this new SSX gameplay footage, that is. Yeah, turns out they very probably haven't f*cked it up after all.

Behold:


 

Okay, so a large chunk of the gameplay is by way of untextured environmental renders, and the rest is pre-alpha footage, but bloody hell does that looks, sound and feel like pure, unsullied, undiluted SSX3. Look at the track shapes! Look at the board handling! Look at the tricks! Look at the insane environmental concept designs!

PONIES! MOTHERF*CKING PONIES, MY FRIENDS!

I'm convinced now. In fact Todd Batty might just be my new best friend. Who's with me?

Apr 11, 2011

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24 comments

  • jmcgrotty - April 12, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    Glad for this video. I was one of those that was irrationally furious at the grittier direction of the initial video.
  • md1292 - April 12, 2011 2:12 a.m.

    I'm loving the SSX developer vids. Can't wait for that game to come out!
  • Robusken - April 12, 2011 1:05 a.m.

    I'm doing cartwheels...
  • adrock2099 - April 11, 2011 8:32 p.m.

    I'm so glad this looks nothing like that awful, awful first trailer they released.
  • YES - April 11, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Just remember that there are as many 20-30 year old guys as 10 year old girls that like ponies nowadays due to that new My Little Pony show.
  • sleepyMexican45 - April 11, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    I like fucking ponies
  • lightsideluc - April 11, 2011 6:18 p.m.

    You a brony David? Also, I didn't see any ponies in the video, anyone wanna point them out to me?
  • Spybreak8 - April 11, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    This is why trailers are stupid. Holy shit that looks and sounds like they want to make a proper SSX3 sequel, the last game I played and sooooo long ago too (I feel like I play other snowboarding games just as I wait for the next SSX game). I'm ready, ready.
  • spawny0908 - April 11, 2011 5:20 p.m.

    THERE IS A GOD!!!!!! Now that my fun and over the top SSX is back please tell me they're bring Eddie back too! He was mah favorite!!! Who do you guys hope they bring back?
  • DeeEss - April 11, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    Wow, they must have been working overtime removing all the "edgy" and "dark" from their product after the flak they got from the reveal. :)
  • PistonFistin - April 11, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    FUCKING PONIES.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - April 11, 2011 3:57 p.m.

    mike.brrrr: Yeah, the squirrel suit was confirmed a while ago. Dropping out of a helicopter onto the top of a back country peak run? Yes please!
  • BurntToShreds - April 11, 2011 2:34 p.m.

    Oh hell yes.
  • KidKatana - April 11, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Nice! About time there was a decent snowboarding game this gen! Maybe Amped and 1080 will make a comeback too.
  • mike.brrrr - April 11, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    Did anyone else notice that at the very end, in one of the concept art shots you can see a person in one of those full body flying-squirrel suits? What does that mean? Are players gonna be gliding into the levels sometimes?
  • Druupwnz - April 11, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    Bringing back the glory days... Halle-fricking-lujah.
  • ZeroSHEARER - April 11, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    HOLY SH*T now im over the moon i was so disappointed with the SSX On tour game after playing SSX 3 which for me certainly is by far the best and possible the best open worlded snowboarding game ever created it just had everything right. It was over the top absolutely stunning thanks to great draw distance and a ridiculously bright colour pallette. The trailer for this one was a bit worrying due to it's gritty look but to me this game now looks absolutely wicked cannot wait :D
  • Tatts4Life - April 11, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    I can't wait for this game to come out
  • skynetiscoming - April 11, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    Is Percy Fuentes secretly Tyler Wilde?
  • CitizenWolfie - April 11, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    I was going to start with "yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss!!!!!!!!" but the above poster beat me to it. So glad to see the Uber tricks back. I might dust off my old SSX3 and give it a whirl. I'm still concerned over the control scheme though. I cant see the "Skate" style (using the right stick for jumps etc) working for something so OTT. Any news on this yet GR?

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