Proving Ground - extended hands-on

Now, with the street beat, it's time to retire to our personal skate pad, a HQ and mini-stage whose layout is completely decided by you. Up to 200 pieces of furniture can be placed around this hangar-sized area, purchased with money earned from your career (you can also earn cash through online play, this time around).

The props vary from typical skatepark components - kickers and rails - up to bulldozers, SUVs, waterfalls and even massive, wall-mounted TV screens that will play unlockable videos (including a Rolling Stones music vid). You can rig up cameras, custom challenges or deck the whole place out in a theme, such as "Dojo" or ultra-bling "Chrome ."