Acti boss – Ride lets you skate like Hawk without “breaking your head open”

Wednesday, 24th June 2009 08:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Why add a peripheral to the Tony Hawk franchise? So you can be Tony Hawk, Activision CEO Mike Griffith’s told MCV. Without all the blood unpleasantness, obviously.

“It’s the same analogy as Guitar Hero, where you can feel like you are a rock legend, even if you can’t play a single note; now with Ride you can skate the way a skating legend like Tony Hawk skates, but you won’t break your head open,” said the exec.

“It’s proving to be lots of fun, and the peripheral board, with its sensors, is very responsive. It’s a thrill.”

There’s an interview through there. Ride’s out later this year.



  1. Blerk

    You’ll have to “break your wallet open”, though.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. mart

    You’re supposed to break your head open skating, that’s the whole point. It weeds them out of the gene pool.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Although it’s about Natal I think this is relevant :

    Start at around 01:40—balls—tobacco–project-natal—graveyard-bids

    “Now any child with a skateboard and the ability to ride a skateboard no longer has to ride a skateboard”


    #3 6 years ago
  4. shox r4

    its beautiful!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Syrok

    Will he get banned now?

    Sneaky edit….

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’ll pass and wait for Skate 3

    #6 6 years ago

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