(All things) Skate Megathread - Includes 1, 2 and 3 - Skate 3 OUT NOW!

Jan 29, 2009
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Skate is a skateboarding video game series developed by EA Black Box and distributed by Electronic Arts for play on the PlayStation 3.


Skate 2 is set five years after the events in Skate. During Skate It, many mysterious disasters (identified as Earthquakes in Skate 2) devastated the city, leaving it in ruins and a mass evacuation of the city. The new city has been named New San Vanelona, or New San Van for short. However, instead of a skaters paradise the city used to be, security has been stepped up by Mongo Corp. in order to protect the best parts of the city.
 
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Apr 17, 2009
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Skate 3 Megathread

Electronic Arts has officially lifted the lid on the third installment in the Skate franchise this afternoon, confirming that the sequel will ship for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2010.

The game's senior producer, Jason DeLong, commented: “The social and community aspects of the SKATE franchise are something we’ve always embraced, but we’ve never done anything to the scale you’re going to see in SKATE 3.”

“We’re giving gamers a very unique experience by providing them with the tools they need to build their ultimate team or to create a team comprised entirely of their online friends. From there, it’s all about proving yourself – teaming up, and throwing down.”

See below for the first trailer.

psu.com/EA-unveils-Skate-3-News--a008120-p0.php
 
Apr 17, 2009
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Latest Skate 3 Dev Diary Gets Industrial

Those skatey fellas at EA Black Box have released a new dev diary that shows Port Carverton's new Industrial Zone in all it's grimy glory.

Building upon Skate 2's San Vanelona industrial sections, the Industrial Zone is an entire district made up of derelict warehouses, a vast quarry and ramps galore. Grind fans will also be happy to know that there are plenty of opportunities to grind up a storm whether you choose to place rails or grind along the acres of concrete on show.

It's all very urban with graffiti and rusting steel shutters abound. Think it sounds cool? Take a peek at the trailer to learn more.

Skate 3 is pencilled in for a May 2010 release.

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Jan 28, 2009
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Skate 3 Megathread


So, there it is: the Skate 3 box art. There certainly is a lot less white space this time around, eh?

Along with that, EA's also sent over a new developer diary and a handful of new screens for you to look at. The developer diary offers a look at the clean, wide-open spaces of the University district in Port Carverton -- an area not only home to various ledges and long staircases, but it's also the new resting place of the Mega Park, the series' ongoing hot-spot for huge, ridiculous air and impossible drop-ins.

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Apr 17, 2009
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Pool skaters throw down in latest Skate 3 gameplay

With the third installment of Electronic Arts' skateboarding series nearly here, more gameplay has begun to roll out of the game's official blog.

In this latest clip of the week, pool skaters are the focus. Though the off-board animations are as awkward as ever, the rest of the game looks buttery smooth, with improved character models, environments, and skate animations. The video also showcases the ability to drop into a pool or halfpipe from its lip, which, oddly, wasn't present in the first two games. Finally, the last shot of the video provides a sneak peak at the 'object dropper.' Check out the clip by clicking right here (Ed. note: it refuses to embed on the page itself, sorry about that).

Skate 3 shreds onto store shelves this May.
 
Apr 17, 2009
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Skate 3 thrashing your way May 11

EA is set to release Skate 3 on May 11 in North America followed by May 14 worldwide. The third installment in the realistic skating game will allow you to build your skate team offline and co-operatively take on challenges or competitive challenges from other teams.

“Since the very beginning of the Skate franchise, we have captured the true essence of skateboarding, be it from the feel of nailing that perfect trick, to the feeling of just hanging out and sessioning with your friends,” says Jason DeLong, Senior Producer. “For us, SKATE 3 is the culmination of this endeavor – the most connected, accessible and social skateboarding experience yet.”

The new Skate School will put Coach Frank in the shoes of your mentor, teaching newcomers the ropes of skating. Look for a huge roster of professional skaters like Andrew Reynolds, and Josh Kalis.
 
Apr 17, 2009
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Skate, Create and Share With Skate 3

Skate 3's May 14th release rolls ever closer, but Black Box aren't done with its series of insightful dev diaries just yet, as seen in the latest 'Skate and Create' video, which shows off the remarkable wealth of customisable stuff that you can share with your friends.

There's the skate park editor that enables you to drop items into the arena in real time and then physically drag them around with your skater. Then there's the improved graphics editor, which allows you to create custom visuals and logos to stamp on your skater's clothing or bespoke ramps, walls and banners in your skate park. Then why not invite a buddy to your fabricated skate heaven/hell for some co-op kickflippery?

You're also given the tools to cut together team videos and snippets of footage showing your best tricks or most spectacular and painful bail outs, which naturally you can share with the rest of the world.

A lot of this stuff might have popped up before in Skate 2, but here it looks deeper and extra intuitive.

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Apr 17, 2009
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Skate 3 demo out next week

Electronic Arts has confirmed that it will be releasing a demo of Skate 3 on PlayStation Network on April 15 – that’s next Thursday, in case you wondered.

According to the press blurb, the demo will allow gamers to test drive the University District either solo or within the multiplayer modes Domination, Own the Lot and Hall of Meat.

In addition, you can also take a gander at the new Skate.school feature, and tinker with the level customising object dropper and Replay Editor.

Skate 3 is pencilled in for a global release on May 14.
 
Apr 17, 2009
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Latest Skate 3 Trailer Looks To Show Off The Joys Of Co-Op

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Apr 17, 2009
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Dead Space's Isaac Clarke signs up for Skate 3


EA Redwood Shores has announced that Dead Space protagonist Isaac Clarke is now accessible as a playable character in Skate 3.

To unlock the futuristic space engineer, all you have to do is punch in the following code: "DEADSPACETOO."

We’re not quite sure how challenging Clarke must find it pulling off those daredevil stunts in that clucky suite, but anything beats being trapped on board a spooky spaceship infested with bloodthirsty reanimated corpses looking to rip you a third eye socket.