SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
With the realisation that this game probably won't be a complete wreck after all, I thought I'd start a thread about it.

Images that clearly show that this is indeed quite a dramatic jump up from Amped 2 visuals with an insane draw distance, crisp textures, shadows on everything and detailed objects in the backgrounds:
http://www.jeux-france.com/news12744_amped-3-gliss...

The gameplay videos here:
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/amped3/medi...
..and the X05 footage here:
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/748/748406/vids...
..shows that the game is looking really smooth aswell.

I suggest reading up on the impressions here:
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/amped3/news...

..to understand what's being done to change this game into something with broader appeal than the previous games. I found this an intimidating prospect at first, being a huge fan of the series (in fact, clocking more hours with Amped 2 than any other Xbox game) but after reading those impressions I sort of understand where they're going and I'm looking forward to taking it for a spin. All the crazy extra modes sound like great fun.

There is no online play though. That's my only real gripe at this point. I played tons online with Amped 2, and that really made a lot of the game for me. At the same time, I played Amped 1 an absolute bunch aswell, and that didn't even have uploadable scores and ghosts like this one will have. SSX3 was great, and that had no online play on Xbox either.

So anyway, I'm fairly interested in this game again, and it just might enter my launch purchase lineup after all. :)

Just so we're clear though, I am decidedly miffed about the lack of online play, and I'll poop on top of their heads if they don't include that in an "Amped 4".
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 5721 Days
They REALLY smoothed out that framerate, didn't they?

Last videos I saw, when the distant slopes came into view, the frame rate would dip into the teens.
Now, you don't see even a hiccup.
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 5721 Days
Cool.

I can't believe Namco bought a patent on minigames during loading screens.
lmao.
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
lol yeah, that cracked me up aswell. :D

Good to see that they wanted to put Live play in there but "held it off". Means Amped 4 will pretty much certainly have it. Yay to that! :)
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 5721 Days
More Amped3 from TeamXbox (interview), with some exclusive footage:
http://interviews.teamxbox.com/xbox/1347/Amped-3-I...
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
Great find, very good and informative interview. Cheers Plumb!
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Manager - Shemale
Manager
Since 6202 Days
I love the footage there, it's looks really fun. But this is the most embarrasing thing I've ever seen on X360:
Amped 2 didn’t have an overwhelming following on Xbox Live, but they were a devout group. What can we expect as far as Xbox Live features in Amped 3?

Matthew Seymour: Yes, a lot of people loved us on Xbox Live last time, but in retrospect not many played online that much. Unfortunately, due to time restrictions and wanting to be there at launch, we weren’t able to implement any type of online multiplayer gameplay, ride mode, etc. You’ll be rated (bronze, silver, and gold) on how you complete each challenge and these statistics will immediately be uploaded to the Xbox Live leaderboard. It’s real easy to see where you rank amongst the world on these 200 challenges; it’s there when you enter the challenge, when you complete it, or you can access a separate menu to check additional info.
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
Yes, it's certainly very unfortunate that there's no online play, but by the sounds of it it's not something they're giving up on and that's a good sign. Amped 4 will most likely have full online play implemented.

Now, nobody seems to be able to answer this for sure, but if you can in fact talk to friends while playing ANY game and the game uploads your scores and stuff to Live you can sort of get an online experience going by just keeping in touch with your mates while you play. I'm not saying it replaces Live play, but the fact is that you never interacted with other players in Amped 2, so it was essentially just a score challenge where you could talk to eachother.

You'll miss stuff like King of the Mountain though, which was a lot of fun, and I stress how I do miss online play on a whole, but at least this means it's not a totally solo experience. Just trying to view the glass as half full! :)
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
http://www.ampedsnowboarding.com hasn't had a whole lot of worthwhile content until now. It's not terribly exciting, but it has some exclusive images and bits of the soundtrack. Check it out.
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 5721 Days
Those guys are goofy!!

I checked out the features section, and I like what I read.
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
It's a couple of days old, but extremely funny. Go here and download the video called "Insanity":

http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/748/748406/vids...
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 5721 Days
ahahahah!
I love it!
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
Aaaaaaampeeeed Threeeeeeeeee!
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Slabs
Slabs
Since 5758 Days
Great sense of humour in the game and it has some great graphical flair in the overlays, might be worth a rent!
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Scarface
Scarface
Since 5714 Days
Posted by Slabs
might be worth a rent!
If it improves graphically then yeah, it just might..
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
SimonM7
Since 5751 Days
It's not gonna improve graphically, it's basically finished. I think it looks sharp, smooth and the scale is pretty overwhelming at times though. I'm well satisfied.
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PlumbDrumb - Still drinking
PlumbDrumb
Since 5721 Days
sounds fun to me.
And I am all that counts (especially with no online MP, lol)
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
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SimonM7 - The other mod's bitch
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Oh and watch the dev interview too.
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