Whether it's StarCraft II, Grand Theft Auto IV, or Battlefield 3, seems like the possibilities for something unexpected and funny to happen in games are unlimited. And one of the best ways to share that moment is through an animated GIF.
Falling on your crotch is funny, when it's in a video game. So is dying multiple times over for no apparent reason.
Video games that rely on a lot of physics-driven character animations tend to have some pretty funny glitches. Last week, we shared a selection of the most awesome classic sport game glitches, so it only made sense to do a follow-up, featuring skateboarding games.
This ten-minute clip, by Helix Snake, is in order, with #50 at the beginning. So you can imagine how good things are getting by the time we get to the top spot.
Inspired by the replay modes in EA's Skate series, friends Brandon and Darren decided to put the controllers down and go and make a real skate video just like it. So they did. This is it.
Seen this screen on Skate 3's Facebook page? You might be wondering how to get Dead Space's Isaac Clark into the game. No, he's not DLC, there's a code for that, actually.
Rayman doesn't have legs, and I bet he can skateboard. Miis don't have legs, and I bet they can too. This Skate 3 glitch confirms it: Legs are not needed for skateboarding.
I really liked the first Skate, but haven't been keeping up with the series since because, well, it all looks the same. You skate, you fall off, you try again. I do love it when a series jumps the shark, however.
The new city of Port Carverton opens its doors to careful skaters next week, when EA drops a single and multiplayer demo for Skate 3 onto Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
Riding high on the failure of Tony Hawk: Ride and feeling absolutely no threat from Ubisoft's upcoming Shaun White skateboarding title, EA gears up for an early May release for the third installment of the Skate series.
Only EA could create a skateboarding title so pretty that it has me flashing back to a Christian Slater movie from 1989.
EA's Skate 3 might not come with a high tech plastic skateboard controller like its chief "competition," but putting money down on the sequel does earn you this nifty exclusive skate park.
Sequels are hard when the preceding games are good. It's tough to think of what to improve and changing too much because might ruin what made the first game(s) good.
My last encounter with a skateboard ended in tears for me, blood for my brother and a hospital bill for a third kid. So I'm giving this skateboard away as soon as possible.
The third entry in EA's growing skateboarding franchise is coming in 2010, with rival street crews vying for prime Port Carverton turf in Skate 3.