Skate 3 Media Talks Totally Tubular 'Teamz'

"Round one is team-based jam action in the dog-leg bowl, with the cradle and the funky ass hip," explains th

"Round one is team-based jam action in the dog-leg bowl, with the cradle and the funky ass hip," explains the first of two new Skate 3 developer diaries. "Woo hoo! Hit it."

Thankfully several mature gentlemen from developer Black Box appear to explain in plain English that the skateboarding sequel now revolves around selling out, forming a skate crew and raking in wikkid sikk advertising revenue with the ultimate goal of selling a million branded skateboards, dude.

If you're too intimidated by the way wot young peoples speak like blud, you can still enjoy the new screenshots. Skate 3 arrives for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May.

Following below, the second dev diary looks at Skate 3's multiplayer.

From The Chatty
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    February 16, 2010 7:03 AM

    I got Skate 2 today and damn the controls are hard. They need a lot of getting used to if you played tons of Tony Hawk on the PS2.

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      February 16, 2010 8:16 AM

      But totally worth it. Doing a hard small grind is infinitely more satisfying than a mile long Tony Hawk grind. It's very daunting at first. But I can do anything without thinking about it. I easily sank 100 hours into Skate 2. I never thought I would. I even 100%'d the single player and coop. I never do that either. There's much fun to be had in Skate 2. Give it a good shot and you won't ever want to touch a Tony Hawk game again.

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        February 16, 2010 8:22 AM

        I got a little demoralized playing skate2, I got to this spot, looks like a monument of some sort, shaped like letters ABC, and you have to score points on or around it. I have no idea how to score anything on that spot... I left it at that.

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          February 16, 2010 8:32 AM

          That was one of the few retarded spot challenges in the game. It does punch your dick. I'd recommend staying away from spot challenges until you're more comfy with the game. I'd just skate around and do major missions.

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            February 16, 2010 8:58 AM

            It's a pain figuring out where the main missions are though. And for the love of god where are the awesome half pipes? I'm going to start over from the beginning just to go over the controls again.

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              February 16, 2010 9:03 AM

              hehe i'm still working on skate1... but i'm soon trough there i think. the controls are great once you learned them. in skate1 you can quickly travel by accessing the map where you see the "major missions" - can be totally differnet in skate 2, but maybe it helps ;)

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      February 16, 2010 9:03 AM

      I left the spots alone too, after completing two and failing at each "kill the spot"s I thought I'd rather complete the main missions.

      2 questions:
      How to do proper half pipe jumps? I don't think I got this "pumping" down and even after driving back and forth like five times I only leave the half pipe by a few inches.
      In Tony Hawk you could just do an ollie out of the halfpipe to get high enough to do some grab tricks or something.

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        February 16, 2010 10:07 AM

        Riding halfpipes in SKATE 2 is similar to riding halfpipes in real life. Half of the effort deals with performing tricks while the other half makes sure you maintain your speed. This means you have to pump going down and up each side of the transition. You also have to build up your speed if you don't drop in. You can pop ollies/nollies and their variations off the lip but it takes practice to avoid landing on the deck.
        Also, don't forget that you can 'warp' from anywhere to nearly any location on the map. I didn't find that out until halfway through the game, hehe.

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          February 16, 2010 11:05 AM

          Thanks for the explanation. Yeah I found that out with the map.

          My award to the most useless, shittiest and plain and simple annoying-to-death addition to a skateboard game goes to: Skate 2 for these fucking guards who push me all the time off the board.

          I did this challenge where you have to skate 6 spots with all the guards around like 90 times already, no kidding, and I can't do it. Because whatever I do from somewhere there are coming people rushing at me pushing me off, hitting me, all the while I have to avoid pedestrians, time the jumps and avoid the litter the peds throw. Just not fun.

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