The lights are on
A few days ago EA Sports released a new
video containing some handy tips for its upcoming SSX reboot. Those tips
are okay – if you want to snowboard like a complete amateur. If you're looking
for some real advice, however – advice straight from a professional – this
guide is guaranteed to make you snowboarding master.
I'll admit I don't have a lot of experience snowboarding. I've
also never wandered around a Nordic fantasy world in real life, but that didn't
stop me from writing this
invaluable guide to playing Skyrim like a professional. I now take you on a
photographic tour of the new SSX, providing indispensible advice that could one
day save your life on the slopes.
Pro Tip #1: Going NuclearMy first tip is also the most important tip:
Don't do tricks into nuclear reactors. That's not what they're for. Nuclear
reactors are for energy, not tricks. Contrary to what comic books have taught
us, nuclear radiation will not give you super powers – unless you consider
cancer a super power. If, however, you prefer cancer-free enjoyment, you should avoid snowboarding into nuclear reactors at all costs.
Pro Tip #2: Orientation MattersDon't snowboard upside down and backwards.
It's really dangerous. This is a common mistake among amateurs, but generally
speaking you're going to want to spend most of your snowboarding time facing
forward, so you can see where you're going. You'll also want to
snowboard right-side up, so you land on your feet instead of your head.
Pro Tip #3: Weaponized SnowboardingDon't snowboard while duel-wielding ice picks. You
don't want to be flailing around with those things in your hands while you're
bombing down the side of a mountain. What are you planning for, anyway? Do you think you're going to run into a frost troll? No. You're either going to stab yourself,
or snag the ice while you're going at ridiculous speeds and rip your arm out of
its socket. Either way, bad idea.
Pro Tip #4: Culture ShockDon't do tricks off of ancient Japanese shrines.
Not because it's dangerous or anything, it's just a bit disrespectful.
Pro Tip #5: Get A HaircutDon't have hair like this guy. It just makes me want
to light his head on fire. Is that wrong? Normally I would consider lighting
people on fire wrong, but I really feel that in this case it's not wrong, and in fact is completely
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Got the demo the other night, it's a lot of fun. Glad they kept the ridiculously insane flying-hundreds-of-feet-through-the-air tricks and tweaked the controls. It's like Skate controls meets SSX mayhem.
That was really funny.
yeah, COMPLEATLY serious LOL
that was funny! nice
AHhahaha nice. That's funny. My advice for this game? Take a breather and enjoy the ride!
The demo is so sick! Love the tips by the way, I'll take them under SERIOUS consideration.
Awesome guide; #7 almost made me snarf my soda. I'll have to keep these in mind when I get SSX next week, and get the urge to snowboard upside down and backwards with bad hair off a nuclear Japanese shrine at night.
This is hilarious! I particulary enjoyed tips 8, 10, and 15.
I loled heartily!
Wow, very helpful tips! Maybe now I can beat my friends' freaking scores! And failing that, I'll just light their hair on fire! :D
OH MY GOD IS THAT EDDIE!?!?!?!?!?
So we can light him on fire, but jumping off of a Japanese shrine is wrong lol XD great post made my day!
Hah! The Italian Stallion strikes again! (Sorry Mr. Marchiafava, I couldn't resist)
You must have missed the memo, Jeff! This SSX game is all about weaponized snowboarding! Forget ice picks, grab an AK-47 if you want to win.
Also the name "Psymon" and the flying squirrel wings are in there because it's a Pokemon crossover, duh. I thought you were supposed to be informed about these things!
Apparently what I was doing was wrong. I will follow those rules, and SUCK!
Always entertaining. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded just how over-the-top SSX really is.