Yesterday, EA released the first trailer for skate 2 that showed in-game footage. This is what my co-workers and I have been working on for months. Though there’s a lot of new features and improvements to point out in the trailer, I’d like to highlight a few. First, you’ll be now able to play as a female skater. This was easily one of the top requests from fan feedback. Second, the ability to do one-foots. Yes, we’ve nearly doubled the amount of tricks but I personally love doing the one-foots. Third, skaters can now do hand-plants. Yes, it’s rather old-school but when you’re doing vert, it is rather fun.

So there’s a little taste of what we have for everyone. Trust me, there was a lot we kept hidden for later.


So this evening I tried to post a video to this blog via the YouTube site. As you might know, Google owns both Blogger and YouTube, so I thought this cross-posting might work. After I clicked on “Post”, it said, “your video will appear shortly”. I waited all night for it to show up. It hasn’t so far. This kinda screwed up my posting intents tonight because I wasn’t sure if I should write another one or just wait for it to show up.

So because of that, you’re getting this awarding-winning post tonight. I saw another apartment tonight, this time with my replacement realtor. My full-time realtor is on a vacation that’s lasting over a month, actually closer to two months. I can’t wait that long, so thus the fill-in realtor. Susie is a nice woman, though I got some contradicting suggestions. My old realtor doesn’t want me to buy in New West because she thinks it’s full of drug dealers, instead she thinks I should buy in the Collingwood area. Susie doesn’t want me to buy in the Collingwood because she thinks it’s full of drug dealers, instead she thinks I should buy in New West. I think the reality is both places are full of drug dealers.

Anyways, the place I saw tonight was cheap, dropping $10K just this week, down to $205K. I thought the interior was nice but the view was horrible. Susie thought it looked and felt like living in a prison. She’s gonna go find some more places for me to look at it. She also said the market is really changing. It’s clearly a buyers’ market now as prices are dropping from “stupidly expensive” to just “way more than anyone should pay for small shack of a condo”.

Lastly, I will never, ever take a Greyhound (or similar company) bus anywhere again.