Thursday, January 31, 2008

Skate cruises past Tony Hawk

According to EA's in-progress press and financial's conference call, the megapublisher has confirmed that newcomer Skate (PS3, Xbox 360) ollied up and over Tony Hawk this third fiscal quarter, outselling the ageing franchise 2 to 1 despite being released on three fewer platforms. Gamer opinion was overwhelmingly in favour of the new 'flickit' control innovations introduced by EA BlackBox's impressive game, which proved to be a much more tactile and immersive way of controlling the skater, compared with the 'press a button to ollie' controls favored by Tony Hawk. Thanks again Shacknews!