Posts Tagged ‘ea sports’

Sadly I haven’t had a lot of time to do a proper Broke Gamer review this month, but fear not as Mass Effect 3 and Final Fantasy XIII-2 will get their treatment in the near future. In the meantime, how about a review excerpt for SSX?

“There are some gimmicks, like the wing suit, which do add a bit of extra excitement to the game. Other levels, such as those which require you to stay in the sun to avoid freezing to death or using a headlamp to see the path ahead, are irritating and not the least bit enjoyable. The very mountains that are meant to be the culmination of all your hard work are almost universal letdowns, and what should be the game’s crowning achievement is instead its weakest feature.

“The real meat of SSX can be found in Explore mode, which lets players pick a rider and some gear and drop into any of the game’s 150 events. This is the area where you’ll likely while away the hours, rerunning tracks and coming up with new lines in the hopes of grabbing the shiniest medal and posting the absolute best time or score. Also hidden along the mountains are Geotags placed by other riders, and each one snagged provides a nice chunk of bonus points for your characters. Even more fun, you can hide your own tags, which will continue to rack up points until someone else finds and claims them.”

Be a buddy and head over to WorthPlaying to check out the rest of the review. It’s easier than falling down a mountain.

As you probably already know, I started up this site is a way of coping with finding myself unemployed. It was a pretty dark time, and my hope was that finally starting up my own blog would give me some hope and channel some of my energy in a positive way. The site’s done all that and more, and I’m having a great time providing my own personal, unfiltered view on pretty much whatever catches my fancy. Even though this site was birthed in darkness, a bright ray of light has burst forth, as I just learned yesterday that I’ll be starting a new job in April.

Starting next month, I work here.

If you happen to follow my Twitter feed then you already know that I’ve accepted a position as a Communications Specialist at EA Sports, working on the Madden and NCAA Football franchises. It’s really a dream come true, and I can’t wait to start representing a couple of the games that I play every single year. For those of you who know me personally you understand that my love of games is only rivaled by my love of football, so this really the best of both worlds.

The big question is, what happens to the site? I’m happy to say that I have no intentions of abandoning the blog, though there will be a few changes. First off, I won’t be reviewing any EA games, sports or otherwise, starting in April. It’s absolutely a conflict of interest for me to do so, and I want you to know that you can always trust what I’m writing on this site. These reviews are for you, funded by you, so I won’t write about the games made by my employer. Also, I won’t review games that are direct competitors, so when 2K launches their next NBA game then I won’t review it. I haven’t decided how to handle more disconnected relations like Call of Duty, but I’m willing to go with whatever the community consensus is on that matter.

Lastly, there will most likely be some EA Sports-related posts going up on the page from time to time, but I’m only going to be posting things which I believe the community will enjoy. This blog isn’t going to become a marketing channel, and if it does then I’ll simply shut it down.

I hope that you’ll see the site for what it is and what it will continue to be, my way of contributing in some small way to the community that’s provided so much. If you no longer trust my writing because you think I’ve been corrupted by “The Man” then that’s your prerogative. You’re wrong, but I’m not going to argue with you to try and make you change your mind. I’m so grateful for the opportunity EA has given me, and I’m grateful to all of you for sticking with me on this journey. In gaming parlance, the rest of this month is going to be like one long-ass loading screen, and then starting next month I’ll be tackling a brand new level.