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EA CEO: Skateboarding game rage has 'run its course'

Tony Hawk and Shaun White frown as Electronic Arts' John Riccitiello talks. The CEO has told Kotaku that he feels the skateboarding game phenomenon may have "run its course as the representative example" in the broader "action sports" genre...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 heads off to Hawaii

Skate 3 is a skateboarding game, and really the only way to make a skateboarding game better is more skateboarding. Thus the new Danny Way "Hawaiian Dream" DLC for the game should theoretically make it better because it's giving you more s...   read

 
 
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Play as Dead Space's Isaac Clarke in Skate 3

Even the hero of Dead Space needs to have some fun every now and again. That's right! Isaac Clarke is a playable character in Skate 3. Just enter the code "DEADSPACETOO" in order to play as Isaac and to get a special board too. The official...   read

 
 
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Skate It hits iPod/iPhone, screens smeared by 'Flickits'

You're probably playing Skate 3 right now (and I totally recommend it), but if you're looking to play on the go, consider Skate It for the iPhone and iPod touch. The game was released on the App Store this week, and will run you $6.99. The ...   read

 
 
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Review: Skate 3

While Activision was busy driving its Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise into the ground, Electronic Arts quietly snuck in with its own title and stole the old pro’s crown. Skate was everything the Tony Hawk series was not, with true &...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 share features require activation code

Skate 3 is out today, so the chances of you finding a used copy at your local shop are slim. But if you're holding out to save a few bucks on a second-hand copy, you might want to reconsider. One of the key features of Skate 3 is the abilit...   read

 
 
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Games on Demand: Prince of Persia, Skate 2, Brothers in Arms

Gamers are so demanding, so three new games have hit Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" this week -- Prince of Persia, Skate 2, and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. Prince of Persia and Skate 2 will run you $19.99, and now's the perfect time to ca...   read

 
 
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Absorb this Skate 3 TV ad into your brain

EA has released the Skate 3 TV ad and it barely shows the game off! A majority of the commercial is of people going bat sh*t crazy as others are skateboarding on the ramp. The commercial ends with a few seconds of actual Skate 3 gameplay, ...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 co-op reminds us what skating is all about

This new trailer for Skate 3 that EA sent out to us is really good. It's an example of what cooperative play could be like for you and your friends. What's so effective about it is how it captures the essence of what it's like to hang out ...   read

 
 
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Download the Skate 3 demo from XBL and PSN starting today

Reminder time: as of today, the demo for Skate 3 is available via PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. It's got single-player for those of you -- much like me -- who passed on the last game, multiplayer for people wanting to mess around, and ...   read

 
 


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New screens of Skate 3 emerge

When I was eleven or twelve, I was always on a skateboard. I wasn't one of those kids who was really attempting to learn how to ollie and kickflip, though I'll admit to an occasional fantasy that I might someday. No, it was all about transp...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 demo hits Xbox LIVE, PSN next week

Electronic Arts has re-confirmed that a demo for Skate 3 will hit Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network on April 15. The demo will feature a small piece of the game's "University District," inside the game's new open game world of ...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 demo coming to tempt you in two weeks

Did you know there was a booth for Skate 3 at PAX East? I didn't, but with its looming May 11th release date, it was a pretty safe assumption that there would be. At this very special Skate 3 booth, much like many of the booths, they gave a...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 grinds towards shelves May 11

Forcing me to write a stupid skate trick-related headline, Electronic Arts has revealed that Skate 3 will hit North American shelves on May 11. The rest of the world will have to hang tight, as it'll release worldwide on May 14. When EA se...   read

 
 
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Skaters allowed in Skate 3's university setting

Grinding on books is hard work. In fact, some skaters would argue that it's "totally impossible, bro" -- something about the "ledges" being too thin. But you can rock out on a library's front yard. Or in the case of Skate 3, grind to your ...   read

 
 
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Here's some new Skate 3 info for your eyes to consume

Destructoid got to check out Skate 3 last week but seeing as how we brought you a pretty detailed preview already, I'll just touch on a couple of things that weren't covered. Other than the new focus on team play online or offline, the oth...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 devs explain what 'Port Carverton' is all about

I haven't the slightest idea what a "grind-to-pump-to-tranny" is, but I'm guessing it's an important thing that skaters do. It's at least something Black Box Studios thought about when constructing Skate 3's "Port Carverton," an urban seri...   read

 
 
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Brave and Skate hit Xbox 360 Games on Demand

Two old games have hit Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" today -- Brave and Electronic Art's "Tony Hawk killer," Skate. Brave will run you $29.99, and is relatively new in "Games on Demand" years -- it shipped to stores last August. The action-adv...   read

 
 
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Pre-order Skate 3 for Black Box Distribution Skate Park

Activision’s Tony Hawk franchise was already in decline by the time the original Skate came out back in 2007, but EA Black Box’s analog stick control scheme and focus on realism accelerated Tony Hawk’s descent into obsole...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 trailer has got the eyes of a panther

Hopefully, by now you've had a chance to check out my preview on Skate 3. Looks to be a fairly solid entry into the series, one fans are surely going to get a kick out of come next May. Anyway, here's the trailer for the game. Looks like S...   read

 
 
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Teaming up and throwing down with Skate 3

It's funny looking back on the old battle between skateboarding videogames. Ever since the original Tony Hawk, plenty of skateboarding games have come and gone, and other than the eternal old bird itself, not many of them have lived to see ...   read

 
 
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Skate 3 announced for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

To no real surprise, Electronic Arts has announced that Black Box-developed Skate 3 will ship for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May of 2010. This time the game has a focus on cooperative play, the game's tag-line "Team Up. Throw Down." Ska...   read

 
 
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World in shock at mention of upcoming Skate sequel

No surprises here, but it looks like Electronic Arts is working on -- or at least thinking about -- a new game in the Skate franchise. One of the dudes over at skateboarding Web site Epicly Strife dropped some info on the new hot place to s...   read

 
 
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Skate 2 'Maloof Money Cup Pack' available on July 9

Today, Electronic Arts announced that on July 9, you’ll be able to download the “Maloof Money Cup Pack” for Skate 2. I’ll admit, I don’t know what the hell the Maloof Money Cup is, but according to EA, it&rsquo...   read

 
 
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Skate 2 patch available today, fixes a lot of stuff

A beefy (and kickin’ rad) patch is now available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of EA Black Box’s Skate 2. The list of fixes, tweaks, and improvements is so large I had to include it post-jump. Below are a few of th...   read

 
 
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