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by: Nathan -
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EA has released a trailer showing off the new DLC for Skate 3. The Maloof Money cup takes place in New York City at the site of the World's Fair, which has been transformed into a "skate meca". Players will compete against real world big name skaters for the chance to win the huge cash purse. Admission into the contest will set you back $4.99 or 400 microsoft points depending on your console of choice.

Skate 3 Rolls Into New York with The Maloof Money Cup Contest
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – June 4, 2010– Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the first downloadable content pack for the critically acclaimed skateboarding gameSKATE 3- The Maloof Money Cup 2010 NYC Pack.  The content pack hits Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on June 8 for 400 MS points or $4.99 and anadditional 100achievement points and5 trophies.
The all new DLC lets players compete in the largest pursed event and one of skateboarding’s biggest annual contests - The Maloof Money Cup. For the first time ever, this year’s competition will be traveling east to Flushing Meadows, New York, where the site of the 1964 World’s Fair has been converted into one gnarly skate mecca.  Gamers will have the opportunity to compete againstsome of the biggest namesin skateboarding as they shred anall-new custom built street park for the ultimate cash purse.

The award-winningSKATEfranchise breaks new ground withSKATE 3and shreds the streets of the all-new skaters’ paradise, Port Carverton.  Delivering the definitive co-op skateboarding experience, it’s up to players to build the ultimate team and change the face of the city with their brand by taking on unique team challenges and competing against rival crews online.  The game also features the ability tocreate and sharecustom built skate parks anda revampedThrasherHall of Meat mode that will have players spending countless hours pulling off bone-crushingcarnage.

SKATE 3is now available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The gameis rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and “16+” by PEGI. More information can be found atwww.skate.ea.com
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