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Innovative Board Controller Gets Kids and Families
Off the Couch and Into the Game

Santa Monica, CA – November 17, 2009 – It’s time to get off the couch and into the game with Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Tony Hawk: RIDE, the ground-breaking new entry in the popular action sports franchise. Featuring a revolutionary skateboard controller, players of varied skill levels can physically control the action by stepping on board to perform movements and gestures that directly translate into amazing tricks in the game; from grinds, grabs and ollies to Tony Hawk’s signature tricks.

“Tony Hawk: RIDE is THE new way to play. It gives a whole new meaning to game night by allowing the entire family to challenge one another to competitions that are as fun to watch as they are to play,” said Rob Kostich, head of marketing, licensed products, Activision Publishing, Inc. “It’s the perfect activity for the entire family this holiday season…and anytime of the year.”

“This is the game I’ve always wanted to make,” said legendary pro skater Tony Hawk. “The skateboard peripheral opens up a whole new level of interactivity and physicality, allowing players to control the action with their whole body. I can’t wait for everyone to jump on the board and ride.”

Tony Hawk: RIDE takes the popular action sports video game franchise in an all-new direction. The wireless skateboard controller was designed in conjunction with the game to offer a dynamic gaming experience built from the ground up. The innovative motion sensing peripheral offers a completely new way to play games. Without complex button combinations or analog sticks, gamers of various skill levels can literally step on the board and play.

Tony Hawk: RIDE is developed by Robomodo for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Buzz Monkey developed the Wii™ system version. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, fans can visit http://www.THRide.com, http://www.Facebook.com/TonyHawkRIDE and http://www.Twitter.com/THRIDE.

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Member Comments
# 1 Mr. Franchise @ 11/17/09 10:50 PM
And the Tony Hawk decline continues with another gimmick laden game.
 
# 2 jyoung @ 11/17/09 11:35 PM
I'll be shocked if this doesn't tank.

Activision ran the Tony Hawk franchise into the ground, and a new controller scheme isn't going to bring people back to a franchise they're sick of seeing.
 
# 3 Blzer @ 11/21/09 07:43 PM
I have not heard a pin drop of marketing on this game and peripheral. I don't this will be very successful, even with the tired franchise name.
 
# 4 bkfount @ 11/30/09 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Blzer
I have not heard a pin drop of marketing on this game and peripheral. I don't this will be very successful, even with the tired franchise name.
there was the viral ad with the dog riding the skate board. But other than the occasional ad on tv, Activision is seemingly letting this game die in a field by itself.
 
# 5 Bellsprout @ 12/01/09 12:27 AM
I think I remember this game getting a solid 5.0 on IGN or something like that.

I'll stick to skate.
 
# 6 Blzer @ 12/01/09 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by goh
Activision put out the dog thing? I've only seen negative comments about it so even that went wrong.
I don't see why someone would put up a video that's basically saying "so easy a dog can do it." You'd think they want to garner more attention to the fact that it's more than just a "button masher" in a sense.
 
# 7 Vast @ 12/01/09 08:38 PM
this is gonna go down as the worst idea of this generation. 120$ for a peice of crap game that doesnt even work.

it got 3.0 from gamespot by the way.
 
# 8 bkfount @ 12/02/09 12:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blzer
I don't see why someone would put up a video that's basically saying "so easy a dog can do it." You'd think they want to garner more attention to the fact that it's more than just a "button masher" in a sense.
that's not what matters. It's just a video of a dog on a skateboard. People love animals, especially if they can do funny things like ride a skateboard or segway. It gets hits, which is a cheap way to get awareness of a product out there.

The people who put out the video have a whole youtube page about their dog riding skateboards. Turns out he's been in other commercials, one of which was an iphone commercial using a youtube video.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2007/jun/...---bd1vrail26/
 

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