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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD title update allows reverts


On every level!
Nov 27
// Chris Carter
Well, folks, I'm continuing on my journey to be one of the only people in the gaming industry to cover Tony Hawk HD -- I hope you're enjoying the ride! In recent news, it seems as if Robomodo has patched the 360 version of th...
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD DLC delayed until December


Does anyone care anymore?
Nov 02
// Chris Carter
I feel like I'm the only person in the entire game blogosphere that cares about the upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD DLC. There hasn't really been any coverage so far on it, and after literally months of pestering Robomodo ...
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Tony Hawk HD now available on PlayStation Network


PC release expected October 2012
Sep 04
// Conrad Zimmerman
The Xbox 360 version of Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD released roughly two months ago as part of the Summer of Arcade promotion and everybody else who wanted a crack at it on another platform has been waiting since. Today, tha...
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Have some extra Tony Hawk HD DLC videos


Aug 27
// Chris Carter
You'd think that after my Tony Hawk Quest that I'd be sick of The Birdman and his games by now. Nope! I'm still waiting on the release of Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD's DLC, which is reportedly a few weeks away from rel...
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100% Series Retrospective: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater


Carter's Quest
Aug 20
// Chris Carter
[Read on for a description of every main series Tony Hawk game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2012.] So far, I've had two "Carter's Quests," so I figured I would explain myself a bit in regards to m...
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Robomodo says that Tony Hawk HD 2 is a possibility


Jul 31
// Chris Carter
If you've ever seen Indie Game: The Movie, you'll have some idea of how it feels to fully develop a game, release it, then pray that it sells. It looks like Robomodo's prayers were answered to the tune of 120,...
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Tony Hawk HD hits the over 100k mark in its first week


Jul 28
// Brett Zeidler
Only in its first week of sales up to this point, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD has already sold a total of 120,000 downloads. Apparently, its day-to-day sales have also managed to stay consistent since last Wednesday. It's worth...
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Friday Night Fights: Tony Hawk can't catch a break


Jul 20
// mrandydixon
Tuesday marked the release of the first Tony Hawk game since the critically panned Shred. (Shred itself being the followup to the equally panned Ride.) While I've never been a huge fan of the skateboarding genre myself, I do ...
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The DTOID Show: Tony Hawk, Sleeping Dogs & Metro's Spider


Jul 18
// Max Scoville
The big news today is the newly announced voice cast for Sleeping Dogs, which includes Lucy Liu, Tim Wilkinson, Robin Shou, and oddly enough, Emma Stone. A video walkthrough of the E3 demo of Metro: Last Light is now online,...
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is making its way to PC


Jul 12
// Liam Fisher
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD may be making its debut next week during Microsoft's Summer of Arcade, but there's good news for those of you looking to nostalgically grind on your PCs. Activision has confirmed that the HD collec...

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD feels like classic Tony Hawk

Jul 10 // Steven Hansen
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade [previewed]) Developer: Robomodo Publisher: Activision Release: July 18, 2012 I tried my hand at the whole "skateboarding" thing years ago. An uncle inexplicably came across a skateboard and gave it to me one day so his son wouldn't hurt himself on it, then I spent a few years occasionally falling about with it (it wasn't a terrible means of transportation, at least). Still, for everything I lacked on the board, once the Tony Hawk games came out, I could live vicariously through them, performing all manner of life threatening acrobatics through my surrogate skater. After going hands-on with the multiplayer in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, I can safely say it's a nice little hit of not-too-distant nostalgia. There's a solid selection of skaters available, including new additions Riley Hawk and, hilariously, Xbox Live avatars to go along with the old-school levels. Anyone who spent time with the first two games will feel right at home back at the Warehouse, Hangar, or School. Though they're mum on a Spider-Man appearance, the other unlockable characters from the first two games will be making triumphant returns. Even the music is unchanged; though new tracks have been added to single-player, the multiplayer score consists solely of the game's original music. One other amusing change to the single-player is that the secret tapes that are hidden and scattered about levels have been replaced with secret DVDs, though I suppose even then they're behind the eight ball in an increasingly digital world. The franchise staple modes are back. Trick Attack tasks players with putting together their best lines for the highest scores they can achieve in a given time limit; Graffiti requires players to perform tricks of as high a value as possible on various pieces of the environment, thereby adding that piece to your controlled territory; and lastly, Free Skate lets you faff about. In addition to the expected Free Skate, Trick Attack, and Graffiti modes that defined the franchise's multiplayer, a new Giant Head mode has been added. Player heads all begin to grow at a steady rate, and executing tricks keeps your noggin down to a proper size. As the mode progresses, the growth rate increases. If your head reaches maximum size, it pops with enough force to throw your character into a little flip as confetti pops out of your exploded cranial cavity. The game will feature four players online, so Big Head mode persists after the first burst if there are more than two players. At this point, the loser can skate around headless and try to disrupt any of the remaining players. The mode is a fun addition, fitting nicely with the game's style of play. With the exception of Free Skate, multiplayer matches skip along quite snappily, allowing you to get in quick games without feeling too pressured or committed. While I was barely able to keep up with the game's developers at Robomodo -- I'm more than a little bit rusty -- I'll be content as long as I can handle the people I'll be playing with locally. It's nice to see the four-player multiplayer being preserved, which could make Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD a nice little jump-in title that reminds us of a slightly simpler time. On top of that, DLC from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 will be available next month, bringing the revert back to your combo expanding repertoire.
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 were the bomb. Hard to believe the former only came out in 1999. Unfortunately, the series quickly spiraled away from being the bomb and, in more recent years, toward being ...

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E3: Watch me embarrass myself at Tony Hawk HD


Jun 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
You want to see something really depressing and sad? Here's a video we shot on the E3 show floor where I played Tony Hawk HD at the Summer of Arcade portion of Microsoft's booth. Okay, that word, "played," is beyond gen...
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First Tony Hawk HD DLC will be Pro Skater 3 stages


May 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
I'm pretty pumped for the upcoming release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. Today, Activision has given me even more to look forward to by confirming that the first round of downloadable content for the game will include stages ...

GDC: Tony Hawk talks Tony Hawk HD

Mar 09 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
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Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk was hanging out in San Francisco this week for the Game Developers Conference showing off Tony Hawk HD. Our tall freak of nature Max Scoville got a chance to talk with the man hims...

Preview: 5 things to know about Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Jan 27 // Wesley Ruscher
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (Xbox Live Arcade [previewed], PlayStation Network)Developer: RobomodoPublisher: ActivisionRelease: Summer 2012 THPS: The Next Generation: It doesn't take more than a second to notice how sexy Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD looks in, well, HD. But beyond that, developer Robomodo has acquired the original source code from Neversoft for their recreation. Thanks to that, every level should be 100 percent faithful, complete with the classic hidden S-K-A-T-E letters and those old VHS tapes -- I mean, DVDs (they got an update, too!). Return to glory: Forget all the crap in Tony Hawk: Ride and its godforsaken contraption. Controlling the Hawk is back to the way it's supposed to be -- with a controller. Helping further keep this classic ride smooth, THPS HD uses the scoring system from THPS2, which allows players to bust out manuals on the best stages from the first game. The revert, which forever altered the THPS landscape in the series' third iteration, won't be coming back, but Robomodo plans to update the remainder of the trick set to keep it current with the evolution of the sport. Only the best: Seven of the best levels from THPS and THPS2 are getting the HD overhaul. While the Warehouse and School II are the only stages to be shown in screens so far, the Mall, Phoenix, Hangar, Marseilles, and Venice levels are all on the list for digital skaters to shred later this summer. Something old and new: While it may be sad to see fan favorites like Bob Burnquist missing from the roster, there is still a fine mix of old and new to get excited about. Nyjah Houston, Chris Cole, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Riley Hawk, and both classic and current Tony Hawk have made the cut. Oh, and the cop and robot are hiding on the roster, too. Now let's hope that Spider-Man makes his way back in and that evil red-haired ginger stays far, far away. Music and multiplayer mysteries: Unfortunately, we still don't know the fate of the game's soundtrack. Will it be the seven best tracks picked from both games to accompany the best levels, or will THPS HD suffer the same fate as the Crazy Taxi remake? Nothing has been decided yet, so there is still hope. Activison also hasn't discussed the multiplayer component of THPS HD. One will exist, but will it be online? Let's hope the answer to that question isn't too far off. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD should be downloading to your favorite home console some time this summer, and I personally I can't be any more hyped. What I saw was still really, really early -- the scoring system had yet to be implemented -- but Robomodo appears to have the right foot forward when it comes to perfectly balancing nostalgia with today's visual standards.
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The original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater holds a special place in my gaming heart, as it does in Conrad's. I was fresh out of high school without a lot of money, and the addictive nature of trying to complete the perfect run elimi...

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New batch of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD screens


Jan 19
// Conrad Zimmerman
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater recalls a very specific time in my life, a period of freedom and uncertainty as I was just entering the world. I was in my first apartment in a crappy part of town, working a full-time job, a part-...
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The DTOID Show: Watch us recap the VGAs!


Dec 12
// Tara Long
Happy Monday, Destructoid! In the event that you were too busy huffing ether to pay attention to the Spike TV VGA's this weekend, Max and I have managed to condense the only important parts (i.e., the trailers) into a simple...
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Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD new details, $15 price


Dec 12
// Dale North
Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD was revealed at this weekend's Spike VGA show. Tony Hawk himself said that this game combines the best parts of the first two THPS titles and bumps them up to HD. Today, Activision sends along more de...
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Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD takes from first two games


Dec 10
// Dale North
That's so funny. Just the other day I was saying that Tony Hawk was best with the first two titles. The teased Tony Hawk game was revealed in a red carpet segment during the Spike VGA preshow. It is called Tony Hawk Pro Skat...
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Tony Hawk's new game announced at Spike VGAs?


Dec 07
// Dale North
I'm betting a new Tony Hawk game will be announced at Saturday's Spike Video Game Awards show. The skateboarder dropped a hint on his Twitter feed: I'll be announcing the upcoming release of something new on Sat; the same da...
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Tony Hawk Freerunning for people without skateboards


Oct 26
// Fraser Brown
Imagine a world where people had to get around using only their feet, a world where conventional modes of transportation like skateboards didn't exist. This Tony Hawk Freerunning video gives us a glimpse into what that dark ...
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A new Tony Hawk game to hit next year?


Apr 12
// Maurice Tan
Nelson Abalos over at Pixelated Geek had a chance to interview Tony Hawk, at LEGOLAND of all places, and the skateboard legend mentioned that he's working on a new game "probably for next year." News that will be received by ...
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Activision: Tony Hawk still relevant, like Michael Jordan


Dec 08
// Jim Sterling
Despite the fact that Tony Hawk Shred had an absolutely pitiful sales performance, evil publisher Activision is still standing behind the increasingly obsolete skater. He is a skater, right? It's so easy to forget. Who are we...
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EA CEO: Skateboarding game rage has 'run its course'


Dec 03
// Nick Chester
Tony Hawk and Shaun White frown as Electronic Arts' John Riccitiello talks. The CEO has told Kotaku that he feels the skateboarding game phenomenon may have "run its course as the representative example" in the broader "actio...
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Tony Hawk: Shred sells a dismal 3,000 copies at launch


Nov 17
// Jim Sterling
Proof that even Activision can milk a franchise too much has come with news that Tony Hawk: Shred sold an utterly pathetic 3,000 copies during its first week in the United States. Earnings itself the dubious honor of October'...
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Tony Hawk: SHRED out October 26


Oct 01
// Nick Chester
Activision has announced that Tony Hawk: SHRED for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii will be out October 26. The game, which uses the board peripheral released with last year's Tony Hawk: RIDE, will feature both skateboarding ...
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Here are our first screens for Tony Hawk: Shred


Aug 08
// Matthew Razak
Finally, we get a look at what Tony Hawk: Shred is going to loo like. With Ubisoft's snowboarding franchise head, Shaun White, heading into skateboarding it only makes sense that Activision's skateboarding king, Tony Hawk, wo...
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Snowboarding/skateboarding confirmed for Tony Hawk: SHRED


Aug 05
// Nick Chester
The rumors we heard were true -- the next Tony Hawk title, Tony Hawk: SHRED, will feature both skateboarding and snowboarding, a first for the series. The confirmation comes from today's financial call, where the publisher ta...
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Finding a use for the Tony Hawk: Ride board


Jun 13
// Matthew Razak
Tony Hawk: Ride and its board controller were just a bad ideas. Seriously, is anyone out there still attempting to play it? I can't imagine that even the most die-hard of fans are still falling all over their living rooms pr...
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Rumor: Tony Hawk: Shred may have snowboarding


Jun 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
An unnamed source has told Joystiq that the next iteration of the Tony Hawk franchise is going to incorporate snowboarding as well as skating. Powder and asphalt, together at last. Okay, seriously, this is a little ridic...

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