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Tony Hawk: Peripheral glut was “kind of the end” of Pro Skater

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.

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  • Report - 30-60 people laid off at Tony Hawk studio Robomodo

    According to a Kotaku report, at least 30 people have been laid off at Tony Hawk developer Robomodo, with the figure rising to 60 by the end of play yesterday.

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  • "Tony Hawk: Shred" dropped in tweet

    Tony Hawk’s next game is probably called Shred. We know because that’s what Tony Hawk said on Twitter.

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  • New Hawk Ride game will "unlock the full potential of the board"

    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.

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  • Tony Hawk and Robomodo start on "next project"

    Tony Hawk: RIDE kind of sucked. Undeterred, the Birdman’s confirmed Robomodo’s started on a second game.

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  • Hawk: RIDE is not a gimmick

    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, […]

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  • November sales of Tony Hawk: RIDE were poor at best

    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 […]

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  • Hawk: Reviews smacked RIDE "before they even tried it"

    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 […]

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  • What Tony Hawk RIDE's board used to look like

    Develop’s posted some shots of the Tony Hawk RIDE board in its fledgling state, looking nice and rough. Some great buttons going on there, Mr Robomodo. The piece shows the peripheral’s evolution to its final state. Thanks, Joystiq.

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  • Hawk: "All systems go" for RIDE sequel

    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 […]

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  • First Tony Hawk: RIDE reviews are... mixed

    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. Game Informer – 5.75/10 G4 – 1/5 (!) […]

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  • Game Informer seriously not impressed with Tony Hawk RIDE

    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 […]

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  • Released: Assassin's Creed 2, God of War Collection, L4D2, others

    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 […]

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  • Job listings from developer hints at Tony Hawk RIDE 2

    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. The game is out in […]

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  • Activision plans to heavily market Tony Hawk: RIDE this season

    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 […]

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  • Play as your Mii or a pro-skater's Mii in Tony Hawk: RIDE

    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 […]

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  • Activision reveals huge Tony Hawk: RIDE soundtrack

    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, […]

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  • Preorder Tony Hawk: RIDE at GameStop, get 80's level

    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 […]

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  • Tony Hawk to make appearance at GamesCom

    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, […]

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  • Tony Hawk: Ride dated in North America for November 17

    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 […]

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