Roll out to the city of Port Carverton, and get ready to throw down your best tricks as you set out to shred the streets, parks and plazas of the city. In this new addition to the award-winning Skate franchise, you say goodbye to running from security guards and fighting with skate stoppers and prepare to enter the skater-friendly mecca where there is no limit to the tricks you can unleash. Get ready to team up with your friends as you take on challenges and pull off sick tricks to take home bragging rights.
Skate 3 rolls into the brand-new city of Port Carverton in this new addition to the Skate franchise. The skater-friendly city features unique districts, all-new plazas ready for shredding and endless lines it really is paradise. Team up with up to five of your friends as you strive to become a legendary skater while creating a brand empire. Watch your team's logo plaster the city as your team's popularity grows. No matter what you do in the game compete in online challenges, create a skate park or have your content downloaded by other gamers it only increases your progression and your popularity. Take advantage of the all-new Skate School to learn the finer points of skating and to hone your skills. The Hall of Meat is back and all-new total body control bails let you brutalize your skater in the harshest ways imaginable. Grab your board and get ready to change the face of skating.
Roll out to the all-new city of Port Carverton a skater's mecca with unique districts, plazas, no security, no skate stoppers or need to drain pools
Build a skate crew with up to five of your friends in co-op gameplay and take on challenges or devastate the competition with sick tricks in head-to-head competitive battles
Grow your team's reputation to become a skate mogul brand the city with your team's logo as your popularity grows
Completing online challenges and having your created skate parks or graphics downloaded by other gamers increases your popularity and counts toward your progression
All-new Skate School helps you learn, practice and hone your shredding skills
New on-screen guides, including a manual meter and Flickit trick analyzer, assist you in becoming a skating legend
Customize your skating experience with Skate Create, which gives you the toolset to let you create content for your team, your own private use or to share with the online community
Prepare for brutal carnage with all-new total body control bails to make the Hall of Meat gnarlier than ever before
All-new Skate Feed game and web social network let you keep tabs on your teammates and rivals
Nowadays, buying a new television is a fact of life every 3-5 years. Not only is it necessary to replace old TVs, but with the way technology is progressing, a TV from more than five years ago may begin to seem obsolete. That rapid pace of technology can also make buying a new TV intimidating, however, as every time you shop you will hear new terminology, encounter features you're not sure that you need, and run into pushy salespeople trying to rush you into a purchase. To ease your mind, here are some tips for buying a TV that might make your shopping a little bit easier.
1. Don't be afraid of HD
High-definition TVs used to be expensive and considered luxury items, but that is no longer the case. Now most new TVs are being produced with HD capabilities, and the prices for HDTVs are generally reasonable. HD programming also used to be difficult to come by, but now all the major networks broadcast in HD. And, if you're a sports fan, HD is a must. In general, the addition of HD won't cost you an arm and a leg, and you probably won't regret it if you go for it. It won't be long before programming on a non-HDTV will look downright prehistoric.
2. A technology primer
Probably the most intimidating part of buying a TV nowadays is the terms that salespeople bandy about. You might hear the terms LCD or plasma and be completely confused. They'll tell you it's great, bur really what does it mean? Here are some important things to know, and while it's not everything it can keep you from feeling overwhelmed. A standard-definition television is a tube television, which is quickly becoming old-fashioned. Most aren't HDTV-capable and are smaller than 27 inches. Salespeople may refer to them as direct view TVs. Plasma screen TVs are flat-screen televisions, but another flat-screen version, known as LCD, is taking their place as the most popular HDTVs. Although plasma picture quality is better in some cases there are a wider variety of LCD TVs and their prices are reasonable, making them popular with consumers.
3. Take a look in back
When you're shopping for a TV, it's easy to focus on the obvious: size, price, picture, and just overall the way it looks. However, you also want to make sure your TV is going to work with the devices you have. Take a look at the back panel and make sure the inputs are there for your DVD player, VCR, cable box, video game consoles, or whatever you want to plug into it. Don't assume, as a limited number of inputs can be a reason for a lower price.
4. If you can go big, go big
If you get a bigger TV, you probably won't regret it unless you take a drastic cut in quality to do so. Prices on bigger TVs are falling, and you might be surprised at the size you can get for the cost of a 27-inch five years ago. Don't be reluctant about going bigger unless there's a real reason not to.