The first game is Skate 2. The Urban Dweller is an avid skateboarder who can be seen tearing up the streets of Vancouver after office hours, while sipping on caffeinated drinks courtesy of Red Bull. So naturally I was interested in Skate. Last year EA decided to venture into territory that in the past was dominated by Tony Hawk Pro Skater (THPS), being the worlds largest video game company would allow them to take such risks. At the time many industry insiders thought EA was off its rocker trying to compete with the juggernaut THPS. However, Skate blew away reviewers and won over the hearts of gamers with its “flick-it” control scheme. Having spent countless hours at “work” playing Skate at my office, the Urban Dweller is anxiously awaiting the arrival of Skate 2.
Also announced for release for all next gen systems is Need for Speed Undercover. EA Black Box promises to bring other elements to the game other than racing. They have secured Maggie Q to play agent Chase Linh. Her role is to oversee the players as they try to topple an international criminal organization. Look for this to hit shelves on November 18, 2008.
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