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The return of a classic video game: SSX

Boot Camp feature for Friday, March 9, 2012

The return of a classic video game.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Electronic Arts has brought back SSX, the over the top snowboarding game and fans who’ve been waiting a long time, couldn’t be happier.  The 2012 version takes advantage of the capabilities of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and adds some unique head to head online play.  You can compete with friends even when you’re not online at the same time.   Creative Director Todd Batty says it took some work to get the bosses at EA to go along….

“It took a lot of convincing.  Everyone knew that they loved the game, but they also really needed to know what was the innovation going to be, how are you going to make it bigger and better, how are you going to modernize it, how are we going to bring online and friends and social to it in a way that makes it relevant today.  And it’s been a long, uphill battle, but we couldn’t be happier to be here.”

Safe to say…it’s all downhill from here.   There’s more info at EA.com/SSX.  You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

 

Categories: Video Games