X360, PS3 Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | 4:03 PM

Trailer of SKATE

Trailer of SKATE

EA releases a gameplay "trailer" of SKATE, where you can observe a talented sk8ter boi rolling in the large streets of what looks like a big american city. For those who were living under a rock, SKATE's control system is integrally based on the two analogical sticks of the pad, tricks included.


Trailer (March)
Trailer (March) (MP4)

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Commented on 2007-05-08 16:27:27
a true tony hawk beater
goodbye neversoft!!!!
Commented on 2007-05-08 16:33:13
slow frame rate....kinda buggered animations!....still think tony hawks has the crown..but if this fixes up then maybe it will be better!
Commented on 2007-05-08 16:49:42
Looks kinda boring actually. Textures seem a bit bland too. Watch it with no sound and you'll see what i mean.
Commented on 2007-05-08 16:52:12
background looks boring and unimpressive.. hopefully it looks better at retail
Commented on 2007-05-08 16:59:20
What the hell kind of trailer was that? That was boring and the guy in the yellow chasing him looked he was spazzing out.
Commented on 2007-05-08 17:29:04
Wow......... I thought this game looked promising................. Up until this very moment, even the non playable characters movements looked boring as hell.
Commented on 2007-05-08 17:34:06
Oh, what's with teh damn tunnel vision too? do we really buy widescreen hdtv's only to have the corners blurred by EA?
Commented on 2007-05-08 17:40:21
Why is it boring? 'Cause there are no Switch-720-Triple-Underflips in this video? -.-
It's just the environment in the city. So what do you expect? Huge, bright billboards? It's not the times square.
This game is just about skateboarding and this video delivers a much bigger impression of skateboarding than TH-P8. And it's definitely gonna beat the lame TH series (although you can't really compare these two games. Or do you compare Dead or Alive with Fight Night?)
Posted by jmel
Oh, what's with teh damn tunnel vision too? do we really buy widescreen hdtv's only to have the corners blurred by EA?
OMG...
Never heard of "fisheye"? I bet you've never seen a real skatevideo, 'cause they always use a fisheye lens there to get this effect.....
Commented on 2007-05-08 17:52:56
cool they put people in it now, some how looks worse than before ????
Commented on 2007-05-08 17:55:07
cool they put people in it now, some how looks worse than before ????

Thats so cool that you can piss people off enough to have them chase you, multiplayer would be so much fun, with a load of peds chasing you. Even cops lol!
Commented on 2007-05-08 17:59:03
wipf360... get off it man heh... it looks boring. I play games for fun, they dont have to be fake or unrealistic to be fun, but this really looks xbox 1 ish.

As for the fisheye, sure, I've heard of it, and seen it, and this doesnt look fisheye, it looks like the blacked out the corners of the screen to save on resources or something. I personally hate it. Others may love it.

It just looks boring tho.
Commented on 2007-05-08 18:00:43 In reply to wipf360
Posted by wipf360
Why is it boring? 'Cause there are no Switch-720-Triple-Underflips in this video? -.-
It's just the environment in the city. So what do you expect? Huge, bright billboards? It's not the times square.
This game is just about skateboarding and this video delivers a much bigger impression of skateboarding than TH-P8. And it's definitely gonna beat the lame TH series (although you can't really compare these two games. Or do you compare Dead or Alive with Fight Night?)
thanks, that's what i mean.
the graphics will get better in time...
this is far more realistic than tony hawk.
Commented on 2007-05-08 18:18:20 In reply to jmel
Posted by jmel
wipf360... get off it man heh... it looks boring. I play games for fun, they dont have to be fake or unrealistic to be fun, but this really looks xbox 1 ish.
Of course it doesn't look as colorful and good as the previous two trailers but it's just the damn city with concrete everywhere. And you really can't tell me that the whole game/city will look like this...
Posted by jmel
...I personally hate it. Others may love it.
I love it...others who aren't used to it, who can't get along with it or who just don't know that this effect has a so to say deeper sense hate it... it's making sense...
Commented on 2007-05-08 18:24:21
Finally a realistic skate game! I remember the old days when i played Trasher on my Playstation. Best skate game EVER!
Commented on 2007-05-08 18:26:20
I have to confess- I'm a little mystified as well. WTF happened to this game?!!?! It looked amazing last month... did it convert over to a PS2 game?! Did something die in the code and now it's stinking up the rest of the software...?

Wow. And it's not about the color- it's about the sharpness to the textures and the lighting on the models- it's just... GONE...
Commented on 2007-05-08 18:43:11
i have to agree with many of you
Graphically this has taken a major nosedive since those first screenshots were released a while back.
And yeah, it does look like its xbox 1.
Commented on 2007-05-08 19:32:23
I mean, just look at the screenshot

http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=5358&N=2

That looks HORRIBLE. The low rez textures take completely away from what is supposed to be a "realistic skating experience"

There is no real lighting effects either... I mean, xbox 1 definitely...hell, almost ps2...
Commented on 2007-05-08 19:39:17 In reply to jmel
Even if the retail would still look like this (which it surely won't), "skate." would still beat TH-P8...
Commented on 2007-05-08 19:51:15
Did microsoft ever deliver a game with bad graphics for 360!
this game isn't even close to completion...
give it some time!
Commented on 2007-05-08 20:43:20
Graphics aside, that video was a good way to show on a basic level how this game is going to play.

I can understand why some people think that looks boring, but I on the other hand think it looks great. Probably because I skate and find this sort of gameplay alot more satisfying than that of TH.

I'm still a bit on the "hmm I dunno" side, with the thumbstick control with this game, so I hope EA release a demo of this so I can try before I buy.
Commented on 2007-05-08 21:12:08 In reply to jmel
Posted by jmel
Oh, what's with teh damn tunnel vision too? do we really buy widescreen hdtv's only to have the corners blurred by EA?
yeah, this seems to be a trend the last coming titles:Dirt, Skate, and Streetcourt (the basket one, not sure if its the name)
the effect is actually called vignetting, from wiki:
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In photography and optics, vignetting is a reduction in image brightness in the image periphery compared to the image center.

Vignetting is sometimes used for creative effect (such as to draw attention to the center of the frame). A photographer may deliberately choose a lens which is known to produce vignetting. It can also be produced with the use of special filters or post-processing procedures.

Vignetting is also used to describe unwanted darkening of the corner of a photograph.
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So its a bit a matter of taste, i like it a lot, gives it a more artisty look, but i just feel that it will be overused, so be prepared you are going to be seeing it a lot...
Commented on 2007-05-08 21:32:57
These dark parts are actually a result in using wideankle lenses. What you see in the corner is the lenshood, protecting the lens from light (so effects like lensflare don't come up).

But tbh, this is not nescessary and annoying. EA should just cut their pseudo artistic crap and let us see the picture in full beauty. It's a damn videogame, why should there be physical limits? Imo it adds nothing to the realism of the game, realism would be a skategame in ego perspective and that would suck.
Commented on 2007-05-08 21:38:43 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
But tbh, this is not nescessary and annoying. EA should just cut their pseudo artistic crap and let us see the picture in full beauty. It's a damn videogame, why should there be physical limits? Imo it adds nothing to the realism of the game, realism would be a skategame in ego perspective and that would suck.
Yes, thats my point... its annoying...it is a video game, and there shouldnt be this effect because no, it does nothing for the realism of the game.

and i also agree with the other poster that its gonna get overused very soon here, just like bloom, and just like all the overly shiny shit.
Commented on 2007-05-08 21:57:49 In reply to jmel
Posted by jmel
Yes, thats my point... its annoying...it is a video game, and there shouldnt be this effect because no, it does nothing for the realism of the game.

and i also agree with the other poster that its gonna get overused very soon here, just like bloom, and just like all the overly shiny shit.
Actually the point of this game is to be the first skating game to be true to the sport, we've never had realistic skating games before.. we've been living in a world of NFL Blitz with no Madden and finally it's come around. 1005 of skate videos are from cams that produce that sort of image, so it makes more than perfect sense to have that look to the game. If you want something flashy skating isn't for you, skating isn't something that looks exciting until you are actually doing it and that's what the game wants to achieve... you actually doing tricks rather than pressing meaningless combo buttons.

This will be a niche game, just like thrasher was, and that's the way it should be.
Posted by jmel
I mean, just look at the screenshot

http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=5358&N=2

That looks HORRIBLE. The low rez textures take completely away from what is supposed to be a "realistic skating experience"

There is no real lighting effects either... I mean, xbox 1 definitely...hell, almost ps2...
The images are taken from a video, that's why it is blurred out and has artifacts all over the place.

Please stop comparing games to those on older consoles like you are speaking the truth... go pick up your ps2 then come back and say something...
This is underground for ps2:
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2003/all/10/2...
Commented on 2007-05-08 23:26:33
I think the graphics suck BIG TIME..What a let down! And the controlls seem to be a total mess. I seriously doubt that this is a PRECISE way to controll a skatboarding game! Good luck "flicking" around with the sticks...
Cheers
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