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Five reasons to be Stoked

Great sports stories start with the little guy, the underdog. Wouldn’t you rather root for the ragtag bunch of misfits than the rich kids at the camp across the lake? Well, it’s the same with competing sports games. Sure, huge companies can pay big bucks to get some red-headed guy to talk about hitting powder, but we have a soft spot for the recently announced Stoked, the other brand-new snowboarding game coming out this year. Here are five exciting reasons why you should care more about it than Shaun White’s title.

1. Changing, predictable weather

When you choose what snow-covered rocks you’re going to jump onto, you need to take the weather into account. In other games, it can just be fairly random, or else always the same on each slope. But in Stoked, each day has different weather at different times during a day-and-night cycle attached to a real world clock set to GMT. Before choosing a slope, you can see the weather planned out for the whole day. On top of that, if it's snowing, the flakes build up over time and can dynamically change the course

2. Real mountains all around

We aren’t too sure how close SW will stick to reality, but in Stoked your playgrounds are what we’re told are very authentic terrain of actual mountains. You start with five to descend, including the peaks of Mt. Fuji and some unnamed crag in Gov. Palin’s backyard. Plus, you don’t just go at them from one angle - you get the whole rock, on all sides, to traverse.

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8 comments

  • Escobarro76 - November 19, 2008 6:18 p.m.

    get an xbox, better anyway...
  • RonnyLive19881 - October 20, 2008 5:27 p.m.

    I thought this was coming out on Wii using the balance board. I was going to get that one damn! oh well
  • sfh121993 - October 15, 2008 11:48 p.m.

    No PS3?!?!?! I need this game
  • scottyb128 - November 30, 2008 11:09 p.m.

    when does it come out on xbox 360?
  • meluigi - November 3, 2008 11:47 p.m.

    wow i hope my brother buys it i got no money. lol.
  • The_Lurcher - October 21, 2008 7:06 p.m.

    wow if this works this could be incredible i will definatley consider buying this if it lives up to it's expectations.
  • statuslegendary - October 17, 2008 5:31 p.m.

    Yet another excellent reason to start use you're PS3 for the real reason it was created... Smashing in your own brain for being dumb enough to buy a gaming console with no games.
  • nai1210 - October 16, 2008 7:37 a.m.

    Sounds good so far lets hope it plays as good as skate.

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