Splitkick: I remember when Activision renewed their licensing agreement with Tony Hawk back in 2002. Granting them use of his name and likeness through to the year 2015, it caused a bit of controversy. Plenty of people wondered why the publisher felt that the aging skateboarder would be able to sustain sales for another 13 years, and this was all before Tony Hawk’s Underground generated critical disgust. Somehow through all of this, and the disastrous skateboard peripheral experiment of Tony Hawk’s RIDE, the ruthless publisher still believes in the franchise. Long time fans should be thankful of that faith, as it has gifted us with the excellent Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD.