Tag Archives: skate 2
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 | 22:10 BST
Holy hell, the European PlayStation Store update this week is not bad in the least.
Somewhere, down below, Satan is contemplating a new winter coat.
Battlefield 1943 arrived, along with excellent demos for Fuel and Ghostbusters. MotorStrom: Pacific Rift and Skate 2 got add-ons, and PSP has some Little Britain mini-games for you.
Full thing over on the EU PS Blog since we already gave away the good stuff.
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 10:21 BST
The Maloof Money Cup is coming to Skate 2 via DLC, EA said today.
The tournament will be available for $3/240 MSP on July 9.
It’ll feature online and off-line modes, as well as an extra 250GS for 360 players.
PR after the break.
Sat, Feb 21, 2009 | 22:45 GMT
Small video for for Skate 2 DLC, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Plaza, after the break.
Looks like you’ll be doing loads of tricks without the broken limbs and head trauma. Again.
See for yourself.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 14:06 GMT
EA’s released Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Plaza as premium DLC for SKATE 2.
The area, the centerpiece of Dyrdek’s MTV show, will set you back 400 MS Points, or $5 if you’re buying from PSN.
Press release after the break, should you need such a thing.
Fri, Jan 23, 2009 | 08:26 GMT
EA has released a Time is Money pack for Skate 2 that unlocks everything in he game that would only otherwise become available if you actually sit down and play it.
For 400 MS Points or £3.49 on PSN, you gain access to “all locations, skaters and gear that can be earned by playing through Skate 2′s career and online modes.”
In a seemingly unrelated move, EA has apparently fired 200 staff from Skate 2 development house Black Box.
Time is certainly money, these days.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 | 21:16 GMT
CEO John Ricittiello is said to have headed up the shindig.
The news comes the day after Skate 2 – developed by Black Box – released in the US.
The outfit employs around 350 people.
EA has said it will go into fuller details on restructuring – announced to the tune to 1,000 staff – in its next earnings call on February 3.
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 | 20:51 GMT
Oh dear. Australian site Gameplayer‘s Skate 2 review reckons the PS3 version has severe frame-rate issues and “runs like a dog.”
From the piece:
There are some serious frame-rate concerns with the PS3 version of the game. We tested both the Xbox 360 and PS3 review code, even taking our rider in each version to the same spot in the world and switching the input on the TV back-and-forth to ensure it wasn’t some weird pre- and post-coffee phenomenon. But by comparison, the PS3 version runs like a dog. It is not a game breaker, but we did find ourselves missing landings and grinds simply on a part of the frame-rate screwing up our timing and no matter which way you look at it, that ain’t cool.
Skate 2 is released for Xbox 360 and PS3 on January 23.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 15, 2009 | 09:51 GMT
Images after the break. Black Blox’s Skate 2 is looking more than we decent we think and if you didn’t already know, a demo was available from Xbox Live yesterday and should be ready to go on PSN today.
EA has said Black Box is to close after Sthe game’s release.
Skate 2 hits the streets January 21 in the US and worldwide on the 23rd.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 08:23 GMT
EA has released seven new Skate 2 videos showing all kinds of different aspects of gameplay from tricking through bailing.
In case you didn’t know, a Skate 2 demo will release on Xbox Live this morning with PSN to join in on the fun on the 15th.
Head over to IGN for a veritable video-feast of Black Box’s Skate sequel.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 08:20 GMT
EA has just issued a press release stating that Black Box’s Skate 2 demo will be released on PSN on January 15th.
The release confirmed that 360 owners can download the demo as of tomorrow morning.
Skate 2 will be released on January 21 in the US and worldwide on the 23rd.
Full release after the break.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 08:37 GMT
Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot.
By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40.
The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday.
Speaking to 1UP, Cameron Gunn of administrators ReSolve Partners said, “We made around 140 employees redundant yesterday, effective 31 December (the date up to which they had been paid). We’re still trading on with the remaining 40 or so employees, have advertised the business for sale and have received some strong interest.”
News broke mid-December that staff had turned up for work only to be locked with a notice on the door telling them to adjourn to a nearby hotel.
Free Radical aside, other noteworthy Christmas news included confirmation that Mistwalker JRPG Cry On has been cancelled.
“AQI decided to cancel the project after analyzing the current market environment and forecasts for the future. We deeply apologize for troubling those who were awaiting its release,” said a company rep.
Cry On was apparently part of “Hironobu Sakaguchi’s triumvirate of Xbox 360 titles,” says this 1UP piece (the other two being Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey), and for those of you who don’t know, the game “was to be an action-RPG featuring a Nobuo Uematsu soundtrack [and] character designs by Kimihiko Fujisaka.”
Full round up below.
Sat, Dec 20, 2008 | 13:20 GMT
Black Box may be planning its own funeral, but SKATE 2 is all set to come screaming out of the developer’s gates just before they slam shut for good.
Destructoid, then, nabbed ten fresh SKATE 2 screens from the game’s soon-to-be-deceased parents – as a reminder of their progeny’s bright future.
To be honest, though, we wish we could be writing this article about TimeSplitters 4. We really, really do.
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 | 23:24 GMT
After earlier reports outlining EA’s plans to fire 400 and close nine studios, it seems the first outfit to be axed is Need for Speed developer Black Box.
According to IGN, many of the studio’s staff are being relocated to EA’s Burnaby facility in British Columbia.
Apparently the closure will not be immediate, meaning SKATE 2′s development should remain unhindered. Full thing through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 | 21:46 GMT
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 | 18:30 GMT
EA’s confirmed that SKATE 2 will release in the US on January 21 and worldwide on January 23.
A press release proving this, as well as detailing some web-based “self-expression” tool, lies after the link.
Sat, Nov 01, 2008 | 08:56 GMT
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 | 07:40 BST
Feel the art. EA’s put out a new trailer for SKATE 2, and it’s too cool for school, daddio. Do you wear a cap in the house? This is for you.
Does look good, to be fair. After the break.
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 | 21:36 BST
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 07:25 BST
After the break. There are full-pipes and stuff there. No release date as yet, but the PS3 and 360 sequel’s looking cool. And that’s all you can hope for. Take a look.
Sun, Aug 10, 2008 | 21:04 BST
On TalkPlayStation. It’s people skateboarding through a fisheye lens, essentially, but there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s out at the end of this year.