Tony Hawk's Project 8

X360 v PS3 Multiformat Face-Off, Round Three

Once again Eurogamer bravely ventures into the no-man's-land of cross-platform games development with the latest in our ongoing PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 features.

The objectives here are very straightforward. Due to the way that code is distributed by the publishers, Eurogamer tends to review the Xbox 360 games first, so the main aim is to play 'catch-up' and provide additional platform-specific commentary where appropriate. We're interested in any gameplay differences, along with peripheral or feature support exclusive to a particular console. But additionally, we're also keen on charting the progress of cross-format development more generally, so we also provide technical observations and comparison shots that highlight the similarities and differences between the various versions.

As always we do our best to ensure that the screenshots we take are of the utmost quality. Thanks to the arrival of a plush, new, slightly quieter Xbox 360 Elite (reviewed previously) and its all-important direct digital output, we're able to provide all screenshots on both formats via lossless 24-bit HDMI, hooked up to a HD capture unit, captured at both 720p and 1080p where appropriate.

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Tony Hawk's Project 8

Tony Hawk's Project 8

Sick. Er, the good way.

Why would they call the very prettiest thing to have appeared in games for over five hundred years, "Nail The Trick Mode"? It should be called, "Glistening Dew On A Spring Morning Mode", or "Kari Off Of Mythbusters Mode". Not Nail The Trick. The idiots.

It's just sublime. It's breathtaking. You're riding your skateboard through the huge city, and then at any moment, you click both analogue sticks, and you're in. It's bullet time, it's slo-mo, it's the high-def filming of a kingfisher diving into a pond. It makes you just stare and stare, and then inevitably crash into a railing, bail, and smear your face halfway down the street. But all so beautifully. Glistening Dew Mode, as we'll be calling it, is one of the most rewarding and enthralling devices I've ever seen, and I'm in love with it. And so is everyone else who's walked past while I've been playing.

He was a boy

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Tony Hawk Xbox 360 demo soon

Project 8 coming to Marketplace.

Activision has confirmed that a Tony Hawk's Project 8 demo will be appearing on Xbox Live Marketplace "soon" - although there's no word on exact details for now.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 mo-cap

And now has indigestion.

If you're looking forward to Neversoft's next-gen take on Tony Hawk - currently going by the name Project 8 - then you might want to check out a recent addition to Eurogamer TV.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 unveiled

New gameplay features revealed.

New details have been revealed of Tony Hawk's Project 8, which is being billed as "the most unique, robust and realistic skateboarding game experience ever." Gosh.