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Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 05:15 GMT
Tony Hawk has said his his series of licensed skating games fell apart because of feature glut, the death of peripherals, a rush job on Ride – and unfair criticism.
Wed, Oct 13, 2010 | 09:41 BST
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 | 09:03 BST
Tony Hawk’s next game is probably called Shred. We know because that’s what Tony Hawk said on Twitter.
Thu, Feb 11, 2010 | 07:22 GMT
Despite Robomodo’s initial Tony Hawk Ride title getting roundly savage by critics towards the end of 2009, company CEO Mike Griffith believes the next game in the series, due later this year, will succeed in achieving the concept’s vision.
Fri, Jan 22, 2010 | 10:30 GMT
Tony Hawk: RIDE kind of sucked. Undeterred, the Birdman’s confirmed Robomodo’s started on a second game.
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 | 11:18 GMT
Bony Tony’s continuing to stand by RIDE, despite the fact it’s been battered to death at review, saying he doesn’t feel the peripheral format is a “gimmick”.
“I feel like the device is a flagship for other games. I think we can do another skate game, I think we can do other board-type games, surfing, snowboarding. That really was the master plan,” he told Kotaku.
“I didn’t think it was some gimmick that people were going to have to buy again next year.”
Or any other year, from the look of it. Hit the link for the full thing.
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 | 01:31 GMT
NPD figures for November revealed that Tony Hawk: RIDE crashed and burned at retail for the month, moving only 114K units across all platforms since its release on the 17th.
While reviews were not very kind to the game, it’s a no brainer that the $120 price tag probably was a contributing factor that kept folks from picking it up – despite the innovative skateboard peripheral.
December may be a bit kinder to the title, what with consumers purchasing gifts and what not, so hopefully things will get better for the skating game -otherwise the sequel may get shelved.
That or it will only be remembered as Tony Hawk: RIDE – Epic Fail.
More through IndustryGamers.
Mon, Dec 07, 2009 | 14:30 GMT
Tony Hawk RIDE’s not very good. Look. Hawk himself reckons the scores are hokum, though. The reviewers just didn’t give the peripheral-based game a chance, apparently.
“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 told the Sudbury Star.
“I don’t agree with people who say the board’s not responsive,” he added. “I think that they’re just not giving it a fair shake. And I think a lot of them came into it with an attitude that it’s going to suck.
“I know that [RIDE] is super fun, and I think there’s a misconception that I just stick my name on a game,” he said. “I brought this idea to Activision, and I saw it through, I’ve been playing it every step of the way and I am very proud of it.”
Yeah. Thanks, Kotaku.
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 | 09:21 GMT
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 | 21:00 GMT
Tony Hawk RIDE may be getting a critical panning, but the skater behind the peripheral-based game’s out for RIDE 2. Right now.
“We have already started that process, but who knows what the future holds,” he said when asked by Gamespot if there was going to be a second game.
“I’ve never had a master plan, especially with our old series, of how many we could do, or how far we could take it. It really was all about the fans and the console technology.
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s all systems go with trying to make at least a sequel for this, because I feel like we’ve only just really tapped what’s possible with this technology.”
Yeah. When Giant Bomb calls your game a “miserable failure,” you might want to think about “reshaping” your ideas before going again, non?
Thu, Nov 19, 2009 | 03:43 GMT
The first reviews of Tony Hawk: Ride have started to trickle in, and sprained ankles and bruised egos seem to be the name of the game here. Well, mostly. So, is this the large plastic, skateboard-shaped nail in the Tony Hawk franchise’s coffin? Let’s take a look.
G4 and Planet Xbox 360 both conducted their reviews at a day-long event last weekend. According to G4, though, they had plenty of time to finish the game.
If you happen to come across any more reviews of Tony Hawk’s latest effort, drop us a line and we’ll add them to the list.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 07:08 GMT
Game Informer’s published a list of quotes uttered by a man in the Game Informer offices while testing Tony Hawk RIDE. The game’s out in the US today. If you’re a Tony fan, you might want to look away now:
- “Wait, that’s not… d*** it. Seriously? I didn’t even do that trick!”
- “Oh god! A bunch of people just died! Whooo, SKATEBOARDING!”
- “Ugh. This board is just horsecrap. (sigh) Horsecrap.”
- “Wait, what? Was that a joke? lol skateboarding, I guess.”
- “What is taking so long? How long does it take to load a bad game?”
- “I go Super Saiyan. My hair turns blonde, but my beard doesn’t”
- “I don’t know how they expect people to do this s***.”
- “Last time I did that exact same motion, I did, like, a quadruple kickflip.”
- “You will have no idea what you are doing. I promise.”
- “And…I landed in the dumpster. That’s, uh, that’s called the triple-kickflip-dumpster.”
Apparently, these “seem pretty representative of the experience as a whole.” Their words. Not ours.
It’s out in Europe this week. Thanks, GoNintendo.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | 15:21 GMT
Good Lord, what a massive day in game releases. Those with fat wallets will be having a field day, swimming around on the floor with all their lovely games.
The rest with anorexic wallets will just have to pick one and wait on Santa to bring more – or get some from a very giving stranger driving a van. He may look a bit mad with that hair and strange gleam in his eye, but the clown mask beside him on the passenger’s seat with fishing line and surgical gloves says “good times ahead” and you know it.
Here’s a list of the games that are out in the US today with European dates beside ‘em if different:
- Assassin’s Creed 2 (PC in 2010) (Nov 20)
- Left 4 Dead 2
- LittleBigPlanet PSP
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Nov 27)
- God of War Collection (2010)
- Tony Hawk: RIDE (Dec 4)
- NCAA Basketball 10 (NA)
- Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (Nov 20)
- Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! (Dec 4)
- Chaotic: Shadow Warriors (NA)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tagforce 4 (NA)
- LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Nov 20)
- The Sim 3: World Adventures Expansion (out yesterday actually) (Nov 20)
- SingStar Latino (TBA)
- Planet 51 (Nov 27)
There may be more, and if we missed any, just let us know.
Mon, Nov 16, 2009 | 08:01 GMT
With the first one not even due out until December in the UK, it seems that work is about to get underway on Tony Hawk RIDE 2.
Developer Robomodo has up 15 job listings for an unannounced “extreme sports game”. Get applying if you fancy it, and are qualified obviously.
Wed, Nov 11, 2009 | 14:59 GMT
Activision has revealed that it plans to heavily market Tony Hawk: RIDE during the holiday shopping season, and feels that of motion controls featured with the peripheral will breath new life into the franchise.
“Tony Hawk: Ride is set to reinvigorate the franchise as it introduces a new exciting skateboard peripheral to the market,” brand manager Natalie Giles told MCV. “It’s a very social experience, which offers players the chance to recreate tricks like the pros with their friends and family. We are committed to making this title a family favorite.”
Starting with a four-week long online campaign aimed at 9 to 14 year-old boys, TV spots will also run for three-weeks starting December 1, and the game will be on hand at consumer events, shopping malls, and the London Freeze and Metro Ski and Snowboard shows.
“Retail demand for Tony Hawk: Ride in other launch markets has been high so far,” added Giles. “Retailers have confidence in the product proposition due the unique social experience which both the game and the peripheral offer.”
Game’s out in the US on November 17 and in the UK December 4.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 18:46 BST
Activision and developer Buzz Monkey have implemented the ability to play as your Mii via the Wii version of Tony Hawk” RIDE.
There are also Mii likenesses of the pro skaters featured in the game, along with two levels exclusive to that platform.
A video of Miis in action is posted after the break, courtesy of IGN.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 18:00 BST
Activision has revealed the soundtrack for Tony Hawk: RIDE, and it is around 57 tracks strong.
It’s out for PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 November 17 in the US, and December 4 in the UK.
Since it is such a huge list, we have it posted for you past the break.
Notable entries include Beck, Bill Withers, Chevelle, Green Day, Queens of the Stone Age, The Replacements, The Stooges, Wolf Mother, and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 22:51 BST
Those who preorder Tony Hawk: RIDE through GameStop will get an exclusive code to unlock the Quicksilver All ’80′s Day Level in the game.
According to the press mailer, the level was inspired by the Quiksilver event Hawk won in 2008 and puts players into an ‘80s inspired experience, allowing them to skate on a “full 80’s styled vert ramp, dressed in an authentic Quiksilver retro wardrobe, executing a special, vintage trick list and features an ‘80s version of Tony Hawk himself”. Shew.
The code will also unlock skater Christian Hosoi.
It’s out November 17 and 20 in the US and UK, respectively.
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 | 15:32 BST
Tony Hawk will be making a guest appearance at GamesCom to showcase the skateboard-controller for Tony Hawk: RIDE.
Hawk will give a demonstration of the game on the Activision showfloor followed by a meet and greet session to be followed by “tackling an imposing vert ramp with his jaw-dropping skating skills”.
Pat is so excited, he is having seizures.
Full press mailer after the break.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 18:40 BST
Activision’s confirmed that it’s releasing Tony Hawk: Ride in the US for PS3, 360 and Wii on November 17, although no price point was given for the game.
It was dated for November 20 in the UK recently.
Last week, it was announced during the company’s Q2 financials that it’ll only get a release in the UK, US and Germany this year.