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  • Blog Post: From SSX To Army Of Two: The Pro Behind The Audio

    You might not know the name Francois Lafleur, but this gregarious French-Canadian is the mind behind the audio in some of the most memorable games ever made. Defining the soundscape of the classic SSX, Need for Speed, and Skate series, Francois brought his unique flavor of sound design to Army of Two... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords: SSX

    Snowboarding fans waited over five years for EA Sports to revive its over-the-top SSX franchise. While the reboot thrilled some by continuing the series' legacy of wild trick and breakneck races, others took issue with the frustrating Survive It mode. We talked to creative director Todd Batty to... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil Play SSX

    Reiner's been in a Mass Effect 3-induced daze this week, but I was able to bring him back to Earth long enough to join me for a look at another big EA release: the snowboarding franchise reboot SSX. I spend 25 minutes dodging Mass Effect brags as I explain why I was so excited for this reboot and... More
  • Blog Post: A Professional's Guide To SSX

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – SSX Tricky

    While the original SSX was one of the highlights of the Playstation 2's launch lineup, its sequel was perhaps the best in the series. With its new installment on the horizon, we thought we'd take a look back at what might be the best snowboarding game of all time. Be sure to stick around after... More
  • Blog Post: When Reality Meets Fantasy: A Look At The Mountains Of SSX

    In the latest issue of Game Informer (#225),I had a chance to speak with SSX creative director Todd Batty about EA's upcoming reinvention of the beloved snowboarding series. While speaking with Batty, I asked him to go over some specifics on what we can look forward to seeing when we hit SSX's... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Franchises That Deserve A Revival

    To the surprise of many, Nintendo’s E3 press conference catered to the hardcore gamer demographic arguably moreso than Sony or Microsoft. While the HD big dogs were busy courting the casual market that Nintendo already has locked down, Miyamoto & Co. showed off several titles that reminded... More
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