I am sure with the video games and the crazy skateboarding skills, just about everyone knows who Tony Hawk is today. Mr. Hawk did some sort of appearance in Australia recently and part of it was him riding on this beast of a skateboard.
If your interest has been piqued about the upcoming Tony Hawk Ride game from Activision, you'll be pleased to learn that the company has released a few additional details about the game and it's very unique controller.
The Tony Hawk: RIDE controller may be clever, but it sure is expensive; happily those who couldn't help themselves will soon have more gaming options to use it. During an interview with Develop, Robomodo CEO David Michicich revealed that "We're doing a game with Activision and we're not allowed to talk about it right now". Although it's unclear what the game itself might be, the nature of the controller does suggest some sort of snowboarding, skating or similar title.
Reports are coming in that the anticipated next installment of the Tony Hawk skateboarding series has been set for November 17 here in the States, which we're hoping means all three console-based variations will be hitting shelves on that day.
Upcoming skateboard game Tony Hawk: RIDE has been priced for the UK, with retailer Game listing the title - complete with a limited edition board controller - at £99.99 ($168). The custom board is designed by Tony Hawk himself, hence the great big hawk on it, and is exclusive to Game.
Tony Hawk: RIDE has finally been priced, and that clever skateboard controller isn't doing gamers on a budget any favors. The game plus the controller comes in at a not-inconsiderable $119.99, according to Gamestop.
Even if you've not got a PS Vita on which to play the game OlliOlli, you've got to appreciate the next-generation (yet retro) flavor of the title. Here we're seeing a game that brings the skateboarding genre back in a side-scrolling bit of gameplay, ready and willing to make you believe that your two-hundred-dollar handheld gaming device is prepared for the pixels. This game is developed by Roll7 Games and will be released immediately if not soon.
There’s a campaign running right this minute with some wizards of video effects that have some surprising celebrity connections up their sleeves, one that suggests they’ve finally created the real Hover Board from Back to the Future. This is a viral campaign, working with celebrities like model Billy Zane (also BTTF actor), skateboarder Tony Hawk, and actor (and the original "Doc" from Back to the Future) Christopher Lloyd. They also suggest that it’s all very "real."