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Tony Hawk trailer

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 trailer darkslides a powerline


Pop shove-it into your eyeholes
Jul 13
// Darren Nakamura
Yep, that looks like a Tony Hawk game all right. There are highly technical tricks on absurdly dangerous terrain. Grinding that increases speed instead of decreasing it. Just the right amount of jank in aerial maneuvers, as ...
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THPS 5

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 will have Sweet Tooth and Ratchet heads


For custom skaters
Jul 13
// Chris Carter
When Tony Hawk's Pro Skater arrives in September, it'll bring its fair share of goofy character parts for custom skaters, which is a tradition for the series. Sony has announced that there will be custom parts for Sackbo...
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Tony Hawk 5

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 releasing on September 29


On PS4 and Xbox One
Jun 16
// Darren Nakamura
Amidst all of the press conferences and announcements and previews, Tony Hawk decided now would be a good time to tweet out some information about the upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. It looks like the return to form for th...

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Tony Hawk 5

Here are the first official screens for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5


PS4 and Xbox One later this year
May 07
// Chris Carter
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is officially happening, and will be arriving on the PS4 and Xbox One later this year. Activision has sent over some new screens for us to look at, and confirmed details like online play, with dr...
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Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 is official and it sounds terrible


So when is Skate coming back?
May 05
// Robert Summa
After years in hibernation, the next full iteration in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series is finally upon us and unfortunately it's not sounding (or looking) good. After months of rumors and hints, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 will fi...
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Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk confirms new Tony Hawk game on Tony Hawk's Instagram


Tony Hawk has talons of steel and a beak that can pierce souls
Apr 22
// Joe Parlock
Remember when Tony Hawk’s catering guy screwed up and accidentally announced a new Tony Hawk game on Instagram? Unsurprisingly, the game’s been officially confirmed by Tony Hawk himself now via Instagram. The post...
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Activision

Does Activision still have selling power for Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk?


In your mind, obviously
Apr 20
// Chris Carter
It's no secret that I'm a Tony Hawk guy. I'd enjoyed nearly every entry in the series outside of the boring Proving Ground and the iffy Ride subseries, and that rumor of a new fully-fledged game has me all hot ...
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Radicool

Old Man Tony Hawk making another game with Activision


Radicool!
Nov 07
// Steven Hansen
46-year old skateboardman Anthony Frank Hawk tweeted this today: "I'm currently working with Activision on a console game for 2015 (along with a new mobile game). I think fans of THPS series will be hyped." I've looked at tha...
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Not every objective, but enough to 'beat' the game
YouTuber and speedrunner GeorgeThePlushie has set a new record for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 -- an any percent speedrun of three minutes and 26 seconds. How does he do it? By navigating the menus faster than most humans ...

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Tony Hawk's Shred Session

Tony Hawk is still relevant in Tony Hawk's Shred Session


Watch Tony play his own game
Apr 30
// Brittany Vincent
Tony Hawk is back, but not in the way you might be hoping for. TouchArcade went in-depth with the latest skateboarding game to bear Hawk's name, and it's a free-to-play iOS game called Tony Hawk's Shred Session, available th...
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Did You Know?

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater originally starred Bruce Willis with a gun


Did You Know Gaming
Apr 28
// Jordan Devore
Before Neversoft kicked off its tremendously successful Tony Hawk series, the studio worked on a PlayStation game called Apocalypse which had Bruce Willis spouting off lines like "Strap one on, it's time to Jam!" (And, befor...
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DTOID News for February 27th, 1999, apparently
Good evening, teens! Here’s today’s DTOID News update, which I’m turning into a weekly show so we can make more interesting things happen. Do you have Playstation Plus? Because depending on where you live, y...

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Oh: That new Tony Hawk game is only on mobile


What year is it?!
Feb 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Tony Hawk appeared on Bloomberg TV to talk about his new skateboarding game. Surprise: It's just for mobile! The new title is expected to release this year, and will be the first time a Tony Hawk specific game has appeared on...
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Tony Hawk

Activision confirms it's working on a new Tony Hawk title


Details are scarce
Feb 20
// Brett Makedonski
Apart from the 2012 HD remake, it's been a while since we've seen a new Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game. You'd have to go back to 2010's poorly received Shred to find a fresh title in the series. That appears set t...
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Arcane Kids new game

New Arcane Kids game is a first person maximalist skater


'What if, in 1999, Tony didn't land the 900?'
Jun 02
// Patrick Hancock
You might know the development team Arcane Kids from their Jet Grind Radio-esque indie title Zineth. If you don't, I recommend you go get acquainted with the game, as it is superb. At any rate, their next title, Perfect Stri...

My ultimate gaming tradition of Old School Day

Mar 10 // Taylor Stein
Gaming celebration with a personal twist The trip down retro lane is a cherished monthly spectacle among my siblings and I. Every few weeks we put our adult lives on hold to relive the games from our youth. If there is any day that we truly unite as a family, it's while bonding over the classics. As painfully sappy as that sounds, videogames have always acted as a supernatural Band-Aid, mending all pissed off sentiments and sibling-based grudges.While we each were transformed into instant videogame buffs through the allure of the NES, many of our greatest memories reside with the N64. During our version of Old School Day, we welcome the titles that have contributed to the process of shaping us into the people we are today. Super Mario 64, Goldeneye, Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros., Pokemon Stadium, Rampage, Banjo-Kazooie and Yoshi's Story just to name a few, form the framework of the evening. Those titles served as the backbone of my childhood so it's rather fitting. Each time we get together, we sprinkle in a few different games, maximizing the fun output while minimizing the risk of getting bored through repetition, if that's even possible.Over the course of two to six hours of pizza-induced noshing, old school gaming, and admittedly potent languor, we've typically covered the spectrum of emotions from anger-filled multiplayer sessions, to heartwarming regard in response to a favorite cut scene. In diplomatic fashion, we take turns choosing the next entrant to revitalize our nostalgia, but in reality, any choice is a good one when you're playing favorite games amongst family and friends. Old School Day rocks! Still not convinced? With the next generation of consoles on the horizon, you may be hesitant to turn back the hands of time, to accept the glory of Old School Day. There's no way that earlier generations can compete from a graphical standpoint and not all of the oldies were auditory masterpieces, yet despite these technological inferiorities, the games that defined past generations exude a certain charm that often propels them into superior status. Reliving them for yourself is almost certain to conjure up sentiments such as, "Why don't they make games like this anymore?" rather than, "Yikes, I'll stick with the Xbox." Purchasing the titles through XBLA or PSN is technically a viable option, but summoning the warm feelings of familiarity is that much better in its authentic form. Re-experiencing the definitive moments of a simpler time, a period when eating vegetables and finishing homework were the main opponents of happiness, is satisfying on multiple levels. For one, rekindling ancient memories is enormously rewarding. Exploring old saved files and realizing that wow, I can't believe I actually collected all of those stars, puzzle pieces, coins, or heart pieces is always a heart-warming, ego-boosting find. I recall loading up my saved game from Harvest Moon 64. . . I had ten in-game years worth of gameplay on one file. That's more virtual years than I had spent on Earth at that time; how much would that achievement/trophy be worth? Equally as shocking is the realization that some aspects of older gaming were much more difficult than memory would serve. Conker's Pocket Tales on Gameboy Color was one such instance of perplexity. While I nearly finished the game as a kid and don't recall any Ninja Gaiden-like frustrations, with all my might I can barely get past the first level to this day. I must have had the child-like reflexes of a ninja or at least that's what I keep telling myself. Conker-based inadequacies aside, dusting off your Atari 2600, Dreamcast, or other old console is guaranteed to fulfill your sense of humor as well. Things that were badass in the 1980s or 1990s are often hilarious now. Turok 64 death screams are absolutely priceless, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater has musical accoutrements that will transport you into the late '90s punk scene, and Gex 64 makes in-game references to the X-Files, Poltergeist, and Full House. Who needs a time machine when a gateway to your childhood is right within reach? The essence of forgotten trends and declining fads aids in sweetening any excursion into the past of gaming through hands-on reminiscence and a healthy dose of gut-busting laughter. Beyond the arenas of personal achievement, hilarity, and frustration, hopping on the symbolic DeLorean in the name of Old School Day allows us to respect the pioneers within the industry, those instances of brilliance that set in motion what we now take for granted as technological commodities. Videogames as a medium have come so very far. What started as a hodgepodge of pixels and simplicity has evolved into visual, narrative-driven masterpieces easily on par with cinema. Gaming may have been an obscure hobby decades ago, but whether you adhere to the pastime personally or not, it is impossible to ignore its significance on an economic, cultural, and political scale. The current discussions about videogames and gun control are a testament to that. The industry boasts a powerful presence within the global landscape but also within my own life. I adopted Old School Day as reminder of why I became a gamer in the first place: the fun times with friends and family, the lessons learned from macho protagonists, the ability to step into the shoes of countless characters, and the satisfaction felt from saving the world, galaxy, or universe. If you find yourself in a place of gaming stagnancy, my hope is that after reading this, you'll incorporate a bit of Old School Day into your life and join me in celebrating retro gaming on a regular basis.What are your favorite older games? Do you ever take a break from new releases to play titles from the past?[Note: If you own Pokémon Stadium 2, follow my instructions without restraint for guaranteed laughs. Visit the mini games section and select Streaming Stampede. Make sure to play with the company of an easy or normal com and watch the stupidity ensue. Enjoy!] Image Sources: [1][2][3][4][5]
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Screw beer pong, hand me that controller
Gamers are a diverse breed. From PC aficionados and console fanatics, to retro devotees and casual admirers, there is no one-size-fits-all model of videogame hobbyist. Though we possess many differences, like game preferences...

Sick Tony Hawk 3 speedrun photo
Sick Tony Hawk 3 speedrun

New speedrun bests Tony Hawk 3 in under four minutes


3:55 of classic Tony Hawk goodness
Jan 31
// Chris Carter
I thought I was a Tony Hawk pro after beating every game in the series last year, but I got nothin' on this guy, who beats Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 in three minutes and 55 seconds! The way he does it is by completing multipl...
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Tony Hawk DLC

Impressions: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD DLC


Canada, Airport, and LA
Dec 07
// Chris Carter
The Tony Hawk series has had a bumpy ride lately. Although I noted my small affinity towards Shred in my Quest to beat every Tony Hawk game ever this year, it was too little too late: Activision had lost most of its market an...
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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% Tony Hawk

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
// Mr Andy Dixon
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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