Project 8 sk8s out demo

Xbox 360 trial of Tony Hawk's new endeavor scheduled to arrive on Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow.

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Most kids' dreams of being skaters were dashed when they lost their first tooth to a handplant gone awry, broke their wrist to a misplaced kickflip, or sprained an ankle just trying to get on a skateboard. One game franchise that has let even the most uncoordinated people at least get a taste of what it's like to pull off some aerial skating tricks is the Tony Hawk series from Activision.

The latest in the Birdhouse founder's line of games comes out in early November, but Activision is giving Xbox 360 owners a free ride early. The publisher has announced that a free demo for Tony Hawk's Project 8 is scheduled to hit Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow.

According to a statement from Activision, the demo will let gamers try out some of Project 8's new features--Nail the Trick gives skaters precision control over their characters' feet in order to flip the board, Filmer challenges players to follow a cameraman and perform stunts he calls out, and Spot Challenges are various goals that can be accomplished as the gamer sees fit.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment and is rated T for Teen. The game is also scheduled to be released on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

145 comments
jdog181
jdog181

the demo is sweet but they need to get the bails more better to keep the skater from flying and its coming tommorow yeah i cant wait

kmart_43210
kmart_43210

The demo was sweeeet!! Nail the trick was the best part and the bails were the second best i luv how u can bail at will. I broke 15 bones!

skatefreak89
skatefreak89

This is what I expected and way moreeeee!!! I love nail the trick..I think this game will get a 10, like THPS3

vexx365
vexx365

Nail the Trick is amazing i can't want until it comes out but am glade that they made one big level in stead of making small levels and linking them together.

BigBoss7460
BigBoss7460

everything is good, but the bails need some work

AMOK-OWS
AMOK-OWS

No point counters in da demo, so it looks like im'ma gonna go cop dis'

Akitahkomachi
Akitahkomachi

The servers aren't sucking it's because there's hundreds of thousands of people trying to download it. But the game is awesome Nail the Trick is sweet, and the spot challenges are nice, the one with the nail the trick where you have to do six different tricks to get sick actually takes a couple of tries to complete, doesn't seem like it will be a game to blow through in a couple of hours.

AMOK-OWS
AMOK-OWS

Nyahh Nyaahhhhh!!! Got UMK3 and THP8 up and runnin'....sick

synide
synide

download took FOREVER. a 330MB game took like 3 hours, their servers are really sucking right now. but the gam is SO GOOD. seriously, nail the trick is the best tony hawk improvement since the manual.

kinetic22
kinetic22

Its up, dling now again, Its under new releases now. Also UMK3 just resurfaced, dunno if its another error or not but I dled it, WOO!

Element3x3
Element3x3

go to genre>action then it should be there

Element3x3
Element3x3

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Warvair
Warvair

WAIT A SECOND THEY JUST FRIKKIN TOOK IT OFFF!!!!! I HAD IT DOWNLOADIN AND I CAME BACK AND IT STILL SAID 1% AND NOW ITS NOT EVEN ON THE ALL DEMOS LIST!!!! WTF?!?!?!?

Warvair
Warvair

its not on "new releases" its in the "all demos" part ITS ACTUALLY HERE YIPPEE!!

ZsimoN_89
ZsimoN_89

Where in ************ is it?!

drmidnight17
drmidnight17

I don't see how this is Microsoft's fault. All of you need to stop worrying so much and go do something. it will come out when it comes out.

sk8er2335
sk8er2335

go to xbox.com click on support then click xbox live querstion then put your name and email address the catagory of your concern in this this case case Xbox Live- other hope that helps ppl and element3x3:)

sk8er2335
sk8er2335

I told Microsoft why its not coming they didn't say anything people please overplug microsoft with emails telling them your concerns about the demo being late i'm made to be i wanting f**king play the demo and the slow motion is really cool so email them.

dan2pro4u
dan2pro4u

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Element3x3
Element3x3

a)we arnt yelling a gamestop, were yelling in general b) the people tht are like "release the demo" really like the tony hawk franchise and been waiting along time to play the game

imbigdave
imbigdave

A) why r u yelling at Gamespot to release the demo? B) the day isn't over yet.... calm down!

Element3x3
Element3x3

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kynan1
kynan1

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emorule
emorule

Come ON release the demo!

sktbrd341
sktbrd341

Just got back from a long day of skateboarding and was hoping to play the demo of Project 8 but I guess i will just have to wait.

Element3x3
Element3x3

ya bur its still not out, im going to be pissed if its not out at 12:00 tonight, they got me all worked up and excited

Bladefist
Bladefist

Oh yeah, and calling someone who doesn't skate a poser for playing Tony Hawk is like calling someone who plays Call of Duty 2 a poser for not being in WW II. Jackass.

CKYBam06
CKYBam06

I am getting rather ancy.

westsider101
westsider101

New gameplay physics add to the length of how many tricks you can do if you only did manuels to reverts than it wouldn't be as fun.

Element3x3
Element3x3

**** hopefully this doesnt turn into weeks, if it does thts ganna suck

Bladefist
Bladefist

Just like when they said the Tiger 07 demo was gonna be out "tomorrow." That turned into weeks.

Element3x3
Element3x3

good, im not the only one that it didnt show up for, i was hoping soemthing wasnt wrong with my account

fbi100
fbi100

ME NOT SEE DEMO ME MAD GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

lownhigh
lownhigh

how do you know the demo will bne out soon first charging 1200 points for a lumnines demo the not even upping the tony hawk demo

jdbthexboxgamr
jdbthexboxgamr

Calm down,the demo will be out soon,chill,I can't wait to check this game out BTW

digitalreaction
digitalreaction

When is it going to be out "today" it's like 14 hours into "today" and no DEMO...

kynan1
kynan1

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CKYBam06
CKYBam06

ya thrasher is so fun lol..."hey kid come here for a second, I wanna talk to ya!" *Random guy chases you with a bat*

final_cut_hugo
final_cut_hugo

Haha, revert to manual on vert would be great to see in a contest, that would have to be an andy mcdonald thing. Have you seen the vids to this? I'm pretty sure even Mullen doesn't do tre flips to late flips to pressure flips, but I could be wrong. -_-... I loved thrasher, by the way. still my favorite.

CKYBam06
CKYBam06

lol don't forget about the thrasher: Skate and Destroy game for ps1 HiResDes, that was kinda real?/really funny to play.

HiResDes
HiResDes

Yeah Don't bring up poser vs. skater argument talks here, the game couldn't be any further from a skateboarding simulation, it moves further away from realism gameplay wise every year. While I'm hyped on the soundtrack, motion captured tricks, I really wish the game would get back to the style of Tony Hawk 2. Tony Hawk 2 is the closest thing to a skateboarding sim, nobody does reverts to manuals, that is just unrealistic.

CKYBam06
CKYBam06

Final cut hugo, I agree with you on the poser thing.

final_cut_hugo
final_cut_hugo

Auto, calling people 'poser' makes you look like exactly that. go to the vans park if you want to talk like that, thats where it belongs. I think most people here are concerned about getting this demo, not about being a legit skateboarder, because this game is far from real skateboarding. So lets get this demo out so I can make some criticisms of my own, I can't believe its still not out. Why am I even waiting around for this?

GTA420
GTA420

demo is not out yet