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EA confirm Skate 4 is in development

Published: 19/Jun/2020 1:49

by Andrew Amos

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EA have confirmed that mega-popular skating franchise ‘Skate’ is getting a new game soon, and while they didn’t explicitly call it ‘Skate 4,’ that’s what it’s going to be.

The Skate franchise is one of the most popular skateboarding games in the world. Even a decade after its release for the PS3 and Xbox 360, Skate 3 gets played by millions to this day ⁠— helped by the fact that EA turned the servers back on in late 2019.

A sequel has been on the cards for a long time, but now, it’s finally coming. After a decade of silence, EA have announced Skate 4 is on its way ⁠— even if they didn’t explicitly call it that.

During the EA Play Live event on June 18, EA surprised fans by announcing that Skate will be making a comeback.

“Skate’s back, we’re rolling. We’ve secretly got together, and the skate evolution continues,” said creative director Cuz Parry.

“We’ve been waiting years, honestly, to make the right game, at the right time, with the right idea, and we’re really pleased to say that we’re here,” added Derek Chung, game director of Skate.

With the release of next-generation consoles the PS5 and the Xbox Series X coming in just a few months, now is no better time to revive one of the most loved games on those devices.

While the announcement has already gotten fans excited, expectations should be tempered just a bit: The game is still in very early development according to the devs, but once the finished product is ready, they’ll be shipping it out for everyone to enjoy.

“We’ve got a long way to go, but we’re stoked, and this is just the beginning,” said Parry.

“We want to thank you for your passion, your patience, and all the support that you’ve shown us to get to this point. We cannot believe you commented this into existence.”

There’s no set release date ⁠— or even window ⁠— for Skate 4 yet, but we will let you know when it’s coming, as well as where it’s coming to, once more information is available.

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Ryan Garcia challenges Super Smash Bros pro MkLeo to $30k wager match

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:48 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 6:58

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Ryan Garcia might be a professional in the boxing ring, but now he’s looking to step into the Super Smash Bros. scene and take on one of the most dominant champions, MkLeo.

Ryan Garcia has been making headlines for the wrong reasons lately. However, it looks like he wants to turn a new leaf and win over some fans in the Super Smash Bros. community.

Surprisingly, he has been a dedicated fan and player of the game for many years now. “My love for smash started with [Super Smash Bros. Melee],” he said. “I watched the documentary and been playing ever since.” 

Ryan Garcia has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with Nintendo after they shut down The Big House. Now, it seems like he’s willing to put on a spectacle for the community and take on one of the biggest names in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Ryan Garcia MkLeo Super Smash Bros Fight
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Ryan Garcia is one of the best boxers in his division.

“I challenge MkLeo to [a] 30,000$ [Super Smash Bros.] match,” he said.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, he also called for it to be a best-of-two series, meaning fans would get more of a show.

Leonardo López ‘MkLeo’ Pérez is widely considered to be the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player. He’s always risen above and beyond any challenge, and it wasn’t any different this time around. “Hey, I’m down to make this happen,” he said.

Naturally, he’d be the heavy favorite in Super Smash Bros. It’s the equivalent of him stepping into a ring against Ryan Garcia, except the other way around. Still, Ryan Garcia was keen to get the ball rolling and asked him to “set a date.”

So, it seems like the two of them have made a gentlemen’s agreement over the bout. Keep in mind, though, that nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made. 

Still, it’s an exciting prospect and one that Super Smash Bros. fans from all around the world are looking forward to.

Of course, they expect it to be heavily one-sided, but Ryan Garcia might have a couple of tricks up his sleeve.