Tony Hawk: RIDE News Post

The Sudbury Star has the scoop.

"Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk says the harsh criticism of his new video game is coming from gamers -- and some game reviewers -- who simply haven't given it a fair shake.

"They were ready to discredit it before they even tried it, and if it didn't play exactly how they imagined it... then they passed it off," Hawk said of Tony Hawk: RIDE, the latest entry in the long-running franchise of skateboarding games that bear his name.

Recently released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii, the $130 game includes a wireless, life-sized skateboard controller that players stand on to execute jumps, flips, wheelies and other tricks. The controller contains sensors that detect when players are shifting their weight, popping up the front of the board and even grabbing its nose or sides.

The 41-year-old Hawk was heavily involved in the concept and overall design of the controller and game, which was developed by Chicago-based Robomodo and published by Activision Blizzard, the gaming giant that has had huge success with the Guitar Hero franchise and its wireless instruments."

Game: Tony Hawk: RIDEReader Score: 1/10 - Vote Now
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Member Comments
# 1 Blzer @ 12/08/09 08:56 AM
I want to watch a video of him playing it.
# 2 LingeringRegime @ 12/08/09 01:33 PM
I guess we can say that the Skate Franchise has the genre on lock down, officially now.
# 3 CX1329 @ 12/09/09 09:48 AM
"Hay dudes this game is a steaming hot pile of poo poo but I feel the need to defend it because my name is on it okay thanks".

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