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==Skate.==
 
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[[Image:Skate-VideoGame.png|150px|thumb|right|The first game released for the series.]]
 
[[Image:Skate-VideoGame.png|150px|thumb|right|The first game released for the series.]]
 
'''''Skate''''' (marketed as '''skate.''') is a skateboarding video game by [[wikipedia:EA Black Box|EA Black Box]] for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was released in North America on September 17, 2007 for the Xbox 360 and on September 24, 2007 for the PlayStation 3. In Europe, it was released on September 28 and October 5, 2007 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, respectively.
 
'''''Skate''''' (marketed as '''skate.''') is a skateboarding video game by [[wikipedia:EA Black Box|EA Black Box]] for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was released in North America on September 17, 2007 for the Xbox 360 and on September 24, 2007 for the PlayStation 3. In Europe, it was released on September 28 and October 5, 2007 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, respectively.
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==Skate It==
 
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[[Image:SkateIt.jpg|250px|thumb|right|The spin-off to the first game.]]
 
[[Image:SkateIt.jpg|250px|thumb|right|The spin-off to the first game.]]
 
'''''Skate It''''' is a [[wikipedia:Skateboarding|skateboarding]] [[wikipedia:Video game|video game]] developed by [[wikipedia:EA Montreal|EA Montreal]], [[wikipedia:Exient Entertainment|Exient Entertainment]] and [[wikipedia:EA Canada|EA Black Box]] for the [[Nintendo DS]] and [[Wii]]. The game is a [[wikipedia:Spin-off|spin-off]] of [[wikipedia:2007|2007]]'s ''Skate'', and the developers have stated that it is not a [[wikipedia:Porting|port]] or [[wikipedia:Sequel|sequel]] but rather an original game. It was released on November 19, 2008, the day after ''[[Tony Hawk's Motion]]'' was released on the [[Nintendo DS]]. In the game's career mode, the story starts off with San Vanelona having an earthquake. After the earthquake, San Vanelona is completley demolished with most, if not all, of it's residents gone from San Van. In addition to San Vanelona being playable, players can also access real-world locations by unlocking them in career mode. This game is also the first ''Skate'' game where players can create female skateboarders. Custom male skateboarders are still available.
 
'''''Skate It''''' is a [[wikipedia:Skateboarding|skateboarding]] [[wikipedia:Video game|video game]] developed by [[wikipedia:EA Montreal|EA Montreal]], [[wikipedia:Exient Entertainment|Exient Entertainment]] and [[wikipedia:EA Canada|EA Black Box]] for the [[Nintendo DS]] and [[Wii]]. The game is a [[wikipedia:Spin-off|spin-off]] of [[wikipedia:2007|2007]]'s ''Skate'', and the developers have stated that it is not a [[wikipedia:Porting|port]] or [[wikipedia:Sequel|sequel]] but rather an original game. It was released on November 19, 2008, the day after ''[[Tony Hawk's Motion]]'' was released on the [[Nintendo DS]]. In the game's career mode, the story starts off with San Vanelona having an earthquake. After the earthquake, San Vanelona is completley demolished with most, if not all, of it's residents gone from San Van. In addition to San Vanelona being playable, players can also access real-world locations by unlocking them in career mode. This game is also the first ''Skate'' game where players can create female skateboarders. Custom male skateboarders are still available.
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==Skate 2==
 
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[[Image:Skate2.jpg|150px|thumb|right|The sequel to the first game series.]]
 
[[Image:Skate2.jpg|150px|thumb|right|The sequel to the first game series.]]
 
'''''Skate 2''''' was developed by [[wikipedia:EA Canada|EA Black Box]] and distributed by [[wikipedia:Electronic Arts|Electronic Arts]]. It was released the third week of January 2009.
 
'''''Skate 2''''' was developed by [[wikipedia:EA Canada|EA Black Box]] and distributed by [[wikipedia:Electronic Arts|Electronic Arts]]. It was released the third week of January 2009.
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==Skate 3==
==Competition with the ''Tony Hawk'' series==
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'''''Skate 3''''' is still yet to be released, which is due in May 2010.
After the release of ''Skate'' in 2007, most skateboarding video game fans argued that the ''Skate'' series was the better choice over the the [[Tony Hawk's Game Series|''Tony Hawk'' series]] mainly because ''Skate'''s realism in it's gameplay. Other fans also said, that ''Skate'' may have realistic gameplay, but the
 
[[Tony Hawk's Game Series|''Tony Hawk'']] sense blowing up construction sites, chasing dug dealers, and doing billion point combos in the air after dopping out from a helicopter is found to be funner than ''Skate'''s sense of launching off a kicker, doing a nosegrab, land in a grind, and then fliptricking right out of the grind gets boring.
 
 
In 2007, ''Skate'' "defeated" ''[[Tony Hawk's Proving Ground]]'' by ''Skate'''s dominating sales. In 2008, ''Skate It'' on the [[Nintendo DS]] defeated ''[[Tony Hawk's Motion]]'', a spin-off to the [[Tony Hawk's Game Series|''Tony Hawk'' series]] that was also released on the [[Nintendo DS]], for obvious reasons. On the [[Wii]], ''Skate It'' mainly had competition with ''[[Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip]]''. The [[Tony Hawk's Game Series|''Tony Hawk'' series]] took 2008 off from releasing main series games to reinvent itself. As of 2009, it is yet to be seen which series will "dominate" the genre of skateborading video games. ''Skate 2'' was released in early 2009, and ''[[Tony Hawk: Ride]]'' is still yet to be released.
 
   
   

Revision as of 16:12, November 23, 2009

EASkateLogo

The series logo

In 2007, Electronic Arts released the video game "Skate". It outsold Tony Hawk's Proving Ground by a ratio of almost 2 to 1 on seventh generation video game consoles. A sequel to Skate titled Skate 2 has been released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2009, as well as a spin-off for the Wii and Nintendo DS entitled Skate It in 2008. The series currently competes with the Tony Hawk video game series.


Skate.

Skate-VideoGame

The first game released for the series.

Skate (marketed as skate.) is a skateboarding video game by EA Black Box for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was released in North America on September 17, 2007 for the Xbox 360 and on September 24, 2007 for the PlayStation 3. In Europe, it was released on September 28 and October 5, 2007 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, respectively.

Skate. featured a new type of gameplay that differs from Tony Hawk games, this gameplay was called "Flick-It", where the player initiates tricks using the analog sticks, pulling and pushing in various directions and combinations with other parts of the controller to launch ollies, nollies, grabs, manuals, and flip tricks. Mid-air spins, and other unique stunts are also performed in the same manner. Grinds require the player to land on an appropriate surface, with the landing type determining the type of grind that is performed.


The career mode for Skate takes place in the fictional city of "San Vanelona", or "San Van", for short. There are four parts to San Vanelona: the Suburbs, the Res, Oldtown, and Downtown.







Skate It

SkateIt

The spin-off to the first game.

Skate It is a skateboarding video game developed by EA Montreal, Exient Entertainment and EA Black Box for the Nintendo DS and Wii. The game is a spin-off of 2007's Skate, and the developers have stated that it is not a port or sequel but rather an original game. It was released on November 19, 2008, the day after Tony Hawk's Motion was released on the Nintendo DS. In the game's career mode, the story starts off with San Vanelona having an earthquake. After the earthquake, San Vanelona is completley demolished with most, if not all, of it's residents gone from San Van. In addition to San Vanelona being playable, players can also access real-world locations by unlocking them in career mode. This game is also the first Skate game where players can create female skateboarders. Custom male skateboarders are still available.


Game Levels

San Vanelona

  • Elementary School
  • Matrix Plaza
  • Library
  • Community Center
  • Danny Way's Mega Park
  • Spillway
  • DIY
  • Plan B indoor skatepark

World Map

Skate 2

Skate2

The sequel to the first game series.

Skate 2 was developed by EA Black Box and distributed by Electronic Arts. It was released the third week of January 2009.

Skate 2 features double the amount of tricks than there were in the original Skate, including foot-plants, hand-plants, rail slides, fingerflips, lip tricks, ollie norths, easier hippie jumps and lastly the ability to skitch (pulling on the bumper of a moving car while on a skateboard to gain speed). Skate 2 also features the choice of creating either a male or female character, rather than just male. Players can also get off their board and walk. While on foot, players can move certain objects in the world, creating their own lines. Nearly 100 different types of objects are movable by the player. Skate 2 also offers a graphics creator which includes editing both your skateboard and clothing.






Skate 3

Skate 3 is still yet to be released, which is due in May 2010.


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