Posted on August 13, 2007,

EA's SKATE Demo Delayed

Demos here, demos there, demos everywhere. Eternal Sonata, Stranglehold, and Bioshock, the recent releases of these incredible demos have sent my seasonal expectations into overdrive. What would make these last couple of weeks complete? How about the SKATE demo from EA? Sure, why not?


Well, looks like we may have to wait another week. EA has just announced that they are going to miss their SKATE demo expected release of 8/15, (On Xbox Live, no current date for PS3 demo) using the extra development time to work out some of the kinks. What kinks you ask? Well, here’s the official word from the EA spokesperson.

“We are trying something completely new for an Xbox Marketplace demo in allowing people to play the game and upload footage they take in-game to our Skate website. The skate.reel video upload functionality is much more technically complex than a standard offline demo, and the number of moving parts have resulted in undue & hard-to-predict delays.”

You can make online skate videos with the DEMO? Cripes, kiss my social life goodbye. Luckily for us, the word from the official forums is that the expected delay should not last more than a week.

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90 Comments on EA's SKATE Demo Delayed


On August 14, 2007 at 2:59 am


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Seriously, it’s not necessary to fire off foul language over a game demo.

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On August 14, 2007 at 7:40 am

PC is the best format. You can use a gamepad on it as well and you don’t HAVE to pay for some kind of Live package to play online with all of the features.


On August 14, 2007 at 7:41 am

dude calm down youre an angry person ok consoles rule except ps3 cause they suk :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:


On August 14, 2007 at 7:51 am

@billypotato, lmao, you think ps3 sucks? lol you are one stupid fanboy if you think that, i have all three and none of them suck, and the ps3 is my fav. let me guess kid, your mommy wont buy you one? lol thats where the ps3 hate comes from, price, everything else about the system rules.


On August 14, 2007 at 8:00 am


other than it running Madden 08 at 30fps while 360 owners run at glorious 60 fps.


On August 14, 2007 at 8:20 am

@ hutch, interesting as the ps3 has free online and you can use a mouse and keyboard but oh wait its half the price of a decent pc :lol:


On August 14, 2007 at 9:12 am

Um, how much are you paying for your PCs then hotshot?
I got a Gateway, Dual-Core 3.1Ghz, 2 Gigs RAM for $600 at Tiger Direct. They were also doing blow-outs on video cards at TD, so I got a handy little PCI-E ATI 256MB that isn’t top-end but runs anything (save for Crysis) pretty nicely for about $150.

And the last time I checked you can hook your 360 UP to your PC, running Live w/ Messenger in the background? Yep you rock.


On August 14, 2007 at 10:49 am

OWNED ps3 sucks ass ps was always the system


On August 14, 2007 at 12:27 pm


Calm down man, $50/yr for xbox live Gold membership is WELL Worth it.
Unless, you’re a 13 year old little boy, then it is EXTREMELY WORTH IT. (more time to play with it)


On August 14, 2007 at 2:10 pm

PC pwnz consoles. end of story


On August 14, 2007 at 2:25 pm

@zack, the ps3 can run messenger via web based apps, and you certaintly found a good deal on a pc, but you mention it right there in you post, crysis, that is the game to have, and if your pc can’t handle it then its not that good a pc, mine can and it cost me a pretty penny, much more than 1000 dollars, and the ps3 can also link to a pc, just so you know


On August 14, 2007 at 4:05 pm

Man this stinks ps3 owners always get discriminated against just because of the lack of games. well i am going to be a future ps3 owner and the future looks bright for me cause come 08 ps3 will take gaming by storm just watch and i am serious. plus al those 360 owners please stop bragging on how good your frame rate is it’s just for this year haha!!!!!!!! ya know why cause next year ea said there gonna focus on the ps3 version cause thihs year what did a ps3 owner do to diserve this punishment!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


On August 14, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Pc Blows…360 4 life ya noobs :twisted:

mad person

On August 14, 2007 at 8:42 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: im pissed


On August 14, 2007 at 9:27 pm

I have been waiting for this demo for like 2 weeks and it sucks to hear its being delayed but ill live with it becuase by the looks of this game i can wait…

and those people out there that are saying ps3 is good…..your dumb maybe the only reason its free online is because sony online blows balls and loading is a lot longer then the 360


On August 14, 2007 at 9:56 pm

y has this turned into a debate over which console (or pc) is the best?? THIS IS ABOUT DELAYING AN AWESOME GAME THAT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. i could care less about the online in a demo, i jus wanna play the game


On August 14, 2007 at 9:58 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: i mean come on. i just want to skate. jeez. its just a demo. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Language, Cory. Language.

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On August 14, 2007 at 10:27 pm

ive been waiting for this demo to come out for forever :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Antihero06, there’s no need for that, is there?

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On August 15, 2007 at 12:27 am

noooooooooooooooooooooooooo ever since if ound out of this demo 5 days ago ive been so happy and i stayed up all night and now i figure out its delayed im so pissed who cares about online i just want to play the game ea especilly at the last min omg plz just post it

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Balke, let’s cut back on the profanity, eh?

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On August 15, 2007 at 1:37 am

i wanted to play this demo for so long and i care about playing it more than goin out and skateing. god is it seriously cuz there was a bug in the reel.skate thats i really dont care about taking a video and ptting it on the internet :!:


On August 15, 2007 at 4:01 am

:evil: :evil: U EVIL PLEBS :evil: :evil: Ive Been waiting for this demo for ages. i woke up this morning. realised it was the 15th and was like yehhhhhhhh. went to XLMarketPlace and it wasnt there, my initial reaction was :neutral: and after reading this thread. im now :evil: + :mad: + :sad:
Thanks EA, for ruining my Day.
Dw, ill get over it soon enough.
Just Hurry up with the freaking demo!

SAs Lead Man

On August 15, 2007 at 7:30 am

:evil: Friggin EA I swear. So dumb. You should have thought about the video reel before anouncing a Aug. 15th release date! DUMBASSES!

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SA, let’s try to make our point without all the profanity, eh?

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On August 15, 2007 at 9:22 am

ea has been known for messing up potentially good games in the past and ever since i heard of this demo i’ve had this phobia that they would do the same for skateboarding. i think the first signs of idiocy are starting to show from ea’s part. just post the damn demo (for ps3 too plz) who cares about skate reel for now we just wanna feel the controls. plz put it up soon and don’t f**k it ea. SKATEBOARDING FOR LIFE


On August 15, 2007 at 10:37 am

ive been waiting 9days 17hours and 54minutes since i first saw the demo release date on the skate website and now i have to wait ANOTHER week im really pissed off

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Seriously, I understand that you guys are worked up over the delay, but keep the profanities out of your posts. They’re pointless.

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sk8 4 lyfe

On August 15, 2007 at 11:37 am

360 is by far the best system sence it has outsold the ps3 by a lot!!! when is the skate demo coming out now :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


On August 15, 2007 at 11:54 am

A skating game, big whoop, wanna fight about it?

I’ve no idea why you’re all getting worked up about a skating game.


On August 15, 2007 at 12:22 pm

you kids need to get a life. go outside


On August 15, 2007 at 4:47 pm

the only reason the ps3 was outsold is because it’s more expensive. but it’s more expensive for a reason and that’s simply because it’s better. i was willing to spend an extra buck and was worth it. SKATEBOARDING FOR LIFE


On August 15, 2007 at 4:50 pm

i’m sorry for going out of the topic but some dudes piss me off


On August 15, 2007 at 7:21 pm

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


On August 16, 2007 at 9:55 am

I dont care about the online… who cares about skate reel? leave that till the actul game, i jus want a demo, plain and simple!!
Is it too much to ask huh?


On August 17, 2007 at 6:22 pm

PS3 is a really good system.. the games are better like the are bigger because they use Blue Ray Disc and not DVD disc like the 360. and Online is free *BONUS* But the PS3 doesnt have that many games so everybody thinks it sucks because of that


On August 17, 2007 at 9:38 pm

nah thats not true PS3 just sucks no matter how many games come out


On August 17, 2007 at 10:38 pm

ive been waiting a long time for this demo and urging to play it. i check the XLmarketplace like every hour for it to be up when im not doing that im skating. and when i heard it was delayed i was liks holy S :shock: :shock: T it dosent take a few days for final touchs really ea hurry up.


On August 18, 2007 at 3:32 am

lol @ all pc haters.. i personally own 360 and ps3 and i still prefer my pc over both…. a pc can be upgraded over time to expand with growing graphics applications and for about 1/4 of the price it would cost to buy a new system everytime graphics get more advanced and consoles become obsolete leaving you with a pointless system that can no longer play the newest games which will eventually end up sitting in your closet or you end up trading it in and getting 40$ for it. I still love playing console games but theres definately no competition between pcs and consoles.. end of story :wink:


On August 18, 2007 at 8:21 am

:lol: you guys make me laugh, you realy do about pointless jib jab a console is what you make of it everyone has their personal preference its a matter of a opinion you like what you like and yes the game does look awsome! which is why im geting my version of the FULL game on the 24th of this month happy in and get out more.


On August 18, 2007 at 8:22 am

try scanning ebay DEEP


On August 18, 2007 at 10:10 am

damon116 the 24th im getting it on my b-day 14th


On August 19, 2007 at 12:55 pm

why has the demo not been realeased yet :cry: :(


On August 19, 2007 at 3:19 pm

Iv’e heard a roumor that the demo is going to realese 21aug… But I don’t know :wink:


On August 20, 2007 at 10:31 am

EA skate demo is out!!!


On August 20, 2007 at 12:22 pm

no it isnt
:mad: :sad:

On August 20, 2007 at 4:14 pm

EA skate. demo should be out on the 21 of August ( Which is tomorrow ).
So it’s just one more day for our cravings for skate. :D


On August 21, 2007 at 11:43 am

it is out weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :) :) :) :wink:


On August 21, 2007 at 11:47 am

its been downloading for 6 and a half hours now, its exsactly 80 % done, hahahaha


On August 21, 2007 at 12:26 pm

lol 6 and a half hours??? how slow is ur internet access? lol


On August 21, 2007 at 2:50 pm

i dont think his acces i bad its that many people is trying to download it and that makes everybody go slow im only 63 % done :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:


On August 21, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Everyone is getting upset XBox is better that PS3.

1. Halo 3 WILL be beaten by Warhawk, it’s like a Halox10. There’s just way much more than just ground vehicles. Check it out.

2. BlueRay. Duh. BR Discs hold WAYYY More memory to upload game graphics. At least compared to HDDVD discs.

3. PS3 is future proof. Microsoft will be scrambling when they realize that they’ll need BlueRay to keep up with the graphics, yeah PS3′s were known to overheat, but only if you’re stupid enough to leave it in a small space. I talked to a guy that used on his PS3 (you don’t need to know what it is)and that runs the PS3 at 100% ALL THE TIME. He’s had it running since December, still no problem. So PS3′s were built to last.

4. Games. Yeah PS3 doesn’t have that many out… yet… Thanks to Warhawk and Lair and MANY more that will come out, PS3 will have plenty of games soon. Plus, you probably forgot that the 360 came out about a year before the PS3.

That just shows you the PS3 is better. And when the original XBox came out after the PS2, and BEFORE the PS3, how couldn’t Sony be doing well.

Enough of this ranting. You’ve probably figured out I have a PS3 by now. As, for SKATE. It will, dare I say, “OWN” No matter what console, it will look great AND perform great. I wish there was a demo for PS3 though. But no matter what, I’m getting Tony Hawk first. It’s not a simulator, and that’s probably why I’m not getting SKATE first. I need a story too.

But hey? We’ll see which comes up on top. Either way, both will be great.


On August 21, 2007 at 9:05 pm

so does anyone no when it comes out for ps3


On September 3, 2007 at 5:48 pm

When is the demo coming out for the ps3 ???

That’s all I want to hear.

I’m hella tired of waiting.


On September 5, 2007 at 10:28 pm

:???: sorry everyone but ps3 dose suck its got ty games so far and its really no big deal from any other videogame system. ohnest to god had a ps3 and traded it for 360 and never looked back or had second thoughts. but whatever floats ur boat its what type of style games u like and .. ps3 over reacted by everyone how good it is. stick with 360 mad good and i played skate on the demo so nice. cant wait


On September 7, 2007 at 6:26 pm

PS3/XBox … glad you all have your preferences and opinions … bottom-line is these games should STILL be released on PC. First the Tony Hawk game line decides to blow off the PC market, and now EA pumps out a pretty sweet lookin game and they blow off PC users as well … uncool.


On September 15, 2007 at 11:35 am

yeah well … why don’t they just pay attention to the pc gamers right off the bat its ea for christ sakes …. i joined the 8800 club for crysis and i’m stoked and all but i have to buy a 360 just to play skate? now i don’t even want to be a skateboarder anymore ahahah this is bull. I’M NOT WAITING FOR ASPYR TO MAKE A PLAYABLE PC VERSION logitec makes sick game pads so wtf. i mean i have a ps2 controller hooked up to my pc waitin for this and what …. gotta get a 360. EA GAMES YOU’RE RETARDED.


On September 23, 2007 at 3:46 pm

u aal suck f u k n feens :!: :!: :mad: :mad: :mrgreen:


On September 23, 2007 at 3:48 pm

pC UzERS f u k n SUCK U ALL R SUM F U K N LUZERS HA HA HA HA HA :lol: :mrgreen:


On September 23, 2007 at 3:49 pm

HAVE A NICE FREAKN DAY HA HA HA SIKE :razz: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:


On October 8, 2007 at 3:56 am

:mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?:


On October 8, 2007 at 3:58 am

fukin suck u batty men gwandem ha


On October 8, 2007 at 3:58 am



On October 8, 2007 at 3:59 am

skate is the test game out it stinks out the club man :!:


On October 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm

:mad: u should make pc version!!


On October 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm

:?: :mad: why are no good games on pc

fuck nerds

On November 10, 2007 at 5:44 pm

all u nerdy ass gats! ha gettin all worked up like u nerds gotta get a life or for s sakes get in laid like hoy


On November 10, 2007 at 5:48 pm

see half-life


On November 11, 2007 at 4:21 am

Dang its not on pc :neutral: skateboarding games usually play nice on a console. But Id rather play them on the pc for better graphics, and more control options. Hopefully EA considers putting it on pc and they also make a GOOD port if they plan on doing it *crosses Fingers*

Voodoo J

On November 26, 2007 at 10:23 am

Oh plz plz plz plz plz plz make a pc version!! It’s winter (almost) and I can’t afford myself any console. And playing TH is boring and unreal. Oh plz…


On December 7, 2007 at 2:50 pm

do they plan on releasing it on pc eventually?


On December 10, 2007 at 8:04 am

i agree with THELORD ps3`s are way better than xbox, once you get the red lights youl be blubbering to mummy.


On December 10, 2007 at 5:17 pm

what do the red lights in xbox mean i only own ps3


On December 15, 2007 at 2:54 pm

:twisted: blaaaaaaa spak attack :evil: blllllaaaaaa i own an x box and i want to swap it wiv some on who shall i trade it to? oh ye and :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :shock:

that weard guy

On December 15, 2007 at 2:57 pm

i like having spak attacs to :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?:


On December 15, 2007 at 2:57 pm

:mad: im a sumo :mad:


On December 15, 2007 at 3:01 pm

in case u didnt know im twisted :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: also u want to go out on saterday :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: call me :cool: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


On December 27, 2007 at 2:54 pm

I HATE EA!! MAKE A PC VERSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!1ELEVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jebenti a vi sploh mislete nardit pc verzijo



On December 27, 2007 at 3:05 pm

man i wanna be just like olly…..


On March 9, 2008 at 7:58 pm

PC is FAR better than any console out there.

1. More upgradeable
2. More reliable, no red rings or overheats.
3. Less expensive. Sure it takes a money start, but you save money over time just downloading the games.
4. You get to pick which maps or game types you want to play in the multiplayers.
5. You got multiple controllers you can use.
6. More space
7. UNCAPPED FPS IN MOST GAMES!! Gears of war PWNS on PC, same with halo 2, running them in high resolutions and getting over 100 FPS.
8. Free Games
9. Free movies
10. Free music
11. Too many other good things to count.


On March 24, 2008 at 5:24 pm



On April 18, 2008 at 11:00 pm

i played it when i was sick :)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:grin: :razz: :smile: :!:


On April 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm

and its hardcore best xbox game ever
best skateing game ever tony hawk and all tht sucks compeared to ea skate


On April 18, 2008 at 11:04 pm

by da way for all da peps wanting it on pc thts just :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
consols are way better than pc


On April 18, 2008 at 11:07 pm

yarrr cause chris is cool u dont need to add ur lifestory :shock: :neutral: :???: :neutral: :sad: :mad: :evil:


On May 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

you guys are all losers. talking about which ’s better. broverdose, i agree with you. everyone!!! STOP> GO OUTSIDE HAVE A LIFE. i canm’t even believe im posting this sh**…i hope you guys take some advice.


On July 27, 2008 at 7:29 am

dude i am tony hawk


On August 1, 2008 at 3:39 pm

yeah … really wish a pc version would come out already … ea skate 2 will be out soon and i still don’t wanna put up the money for a ps3 , 360 is a bargain but that live bull … online should be for free if you already pay for your internet. maybe get the metal gear 4 bundle and stop being such a noob i guess.


On August 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm

btw prons for life.


On September 28, 2008 at 7:21 pm

xbox’s keep on breaking
buy a ps3 its better in the long run


On October 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm

this is a good game although its a big turn for ea since it blows fat monkey balls. i got a pc ps3 and xbox 360 and let me tell you the 360 is way better for the games but for quality control its very not worth the money. ps3 for life. THE EDITORS ARE STUPID FAT S WITH NO ING LIFE. HAHA ADIT THIS YOU MOTHER ERS

Playstation User

On October 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Thats Why They Made A PS3 So People Wouldnt Have To Pay For Internet :cool: :smile: :shock: :wink: :lol: :!: :?: :?:


On November 11, 2008 at 5:43 pm

:sad: :smile: :???: :cool: :shock: :mrgreen: :arrow: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :!: :!: :mad: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :oops: :oops: :oops: :razz: :razz: :wink: :sad: suk it :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :razz: :razz: :roll: :roll: :roll:


On December 1, 2008 at 5:42 am


Why would they focus on ps3 if they are selling better for 360 they dont give a about nothing but money