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Submitted by MostUnfurrowed 1591d ago | article

A Letter to Tony Hawk

ResumePlay.net writes:
'You may or may not have read about this, but yesterday Tony Hawk defended the frankly shameful review scores for his latest bone-headed endorsement, Tony Hawk Ride. A game which was never going to be any good, as they've been getting steadily worse and worse since Tony Hawk's 3. I say defended, though it was more a violent outburst towards anybody who disagrees with him, and in the case of the game, I imagine that's probably everybody.' (Culture)

mark2012  +   1591d ago
Boo. Just boo. I used to love the Tony Hawk games. Tony Hawk 2 on PSOne was amazing. It was my favorite. Epic downfall from that point on. I guess Mr. Hawk is just pissed because no one is buying all his useless crap anymore. Who still skateboards? I sometimes see kids CARRYING skateboards....but actually riding them? No. Their girl pants are too tight.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1591d ago
@Mark

I skateboard everyday.

I see skaters every day.

It's just in certain areas where we're a dying bunch now.
badz149  +   1591d ago
bwahaha...
I really hope he'd learned a lesson or two with this. and by hope I mean FLOP and TANK HARD alongside Activision!
Hisiru  +   1591d ago
Bring the "Pro Skater" series back. Where is my "secret tape"?
mauleriscool  +   1591d ago
I played the series since ps1. Upgraded to broadband just to host 8 player matches on THUG. Bought thug2 which wasnt great. Played a copy of the next gen ones and it was awful.
If they made a "next gen" of THUG, I'd buy it day 1.
oli  +   1591d ago
tony hawk is gay anyways, rodney mullen is better, that guy needs a skatinng game based on him
WTF!! tight jeans arent girl jeans
Nihilism  +   1591d ago
@oli
I know skaters that actually go out and buy female jeans because they're tighter, it is true.
f789790  +   1591d ago
Bubbles for 1.3
The pro skater series sold well because it was FUN. Not realistic. If I wanted realistic I'd buy Skate.
VenerableBmoney  +   1591d ago
Ahh Tony, how you've fallen from grace. Although he's kind of right- who cares what people think? He just wants more money since he's to old to do anything athletically relevant anymore...
Maddens Raiders  +   1591d ago
You youngsters -
crack me up. "He just wants more money since he's to old to do anything athletically relevant anymore..." as if the guy all of a sudden is a bedridden indigent.

& it's "too" old not "to" old.

I bet money you would never hold a candle to the things Hawk has done athletically in his life (No, not Ever), but since you make light of the fact that some people want "more money", you probably don't have any to bet anyway. All the guy has done is basically invented vert and nearly all of the tricks that you CANNOT do today. Pathetic.

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Rocket Sauce  +   1591d ago
While you're sitting in your computer chair eating cheetos and bagel bites, Tony Hawk is doing incredible things on a skateboard - not to make money, but because he loves it. He does bagel bites commercials for money.

Speaking of money, this guy has enough money to fill his swimming pool with it and dive in, Scrooge McDuck style. He doesn't need to lend his name to awful games to make money.

And I hate articles like this that are written directly to somebody, like Tony Hawk is ever going to read this or even know of its existence. Yeah, the game almost certainly sucks, but it's funny to get so outraged over it by throwing around "how dare you"'s and what not.
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mau64  +   1591d ago
Tony hawk 3 is the best in the series hands down.
Ziriux  +   1591d ago
I never liked the series due to it's button mashing.
Blaze929  +   1591d ago
Button mashing? Have you ever played a tony hawk game?
f789790  +   1591d ago
THPS2 was the best
and if you button mashed, you would keep doing flips and grabs even after you're not pushing buttons any more and would scrape your face along the ground.
Ziriux  +   1591d ago
The game is fine, but that skateboard is a bother and the game costs too much with it.
Maddens Raiders  +   1591d ago
Exactly -
they (Acti) should've ditched the board option and just gone a traditional controller route.
Fishy Fingers  +   1591d ago
I used to like TH games, being a skater when I was younger (prefer the long board now), but now I'd much rather play Skate, it's just more accurate, still over the top, but better than the crazy combos you can pull in TH.
dirthurts  +   1591d ago
agreed
Longboarding rocks. I do it myself.
I play skate for the same reasons. Can't wait for the next.
koehler83  +   1591d ago
With all due respect to angered gamers and whoever wrote this; Activision made the game. Blame them. Tony Hawk is just a skater. He's had a good run as a game influence, but his accomplishments never needed to include that series of games.

Even if his name sake game fails, skating games will continue on as a sub-genre. Any new skating enthusiasts will drive business to his skating brands. Tony Hawk still has a vested interest in these games being made. He's probably just contractually bound to Activision. And they're likely paying him a buttload anyway. Who's gonna turn down that kinda money?
MostUnfurrowed  +   1591d ago
If he is contractually obliged, which I doubt/hope he isn't then in essence that's his own making. Plus he pushed this peripheral like there was no tomorrow and seemed to take genuine offence at something that wasn't even his creation, merely had his name plastered all over it.

Also, it was Robomodo who made the game, Activision funded/published it.
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Likewhoa  +   1591d ago
So yeah..
This game would've been solid had they never shifted focus away from just a controller. I'll always remember Tony Hawk games for what they once were, not what they have become.
xg-ei8ht  +   1591d ago
He tried and failed.

Only used to skateboard when i was 6-10yrsold.

Never grabbed me like some.

But it's just a name behind a game.

Same with alot of things and there is alot more of it these days.

Celebs looking for extra money doing workout's and doing dvd's of them.
Sonic the Hedgehog  +   1591d ago
Tony Hawk sorta reminds me of good ol' Eggman. Great idea on paper, but bad execution.
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DrRobotnik  +   1585d ago
........(sigh)..I..never mind.Darn you hedgehog.
Create  +   1591d ago
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Dont blame Tony Hawk,its not like he has anything to do with it (besides being paid millions to put his name on it and endorse it) Activision was the one to come up with the crappy idea. Bobby Kotick rapes video games.
Cobex  +   1591d ago
I don't get it tho. Its not like its his main source of cash income and i'm sure he ain't skint. NOOOO TONY. YOUR DOING IT WRONG.
Ripyealip  +   1591d ago
YEAH! F U TONY HAWK lol just kidin his games are okay exept for this one. never again though
CaptainPunch  +   1591d ago
Uhh TH
I remember playing the pro skater games on my PS1 those were the days...it's a bummer the series went downhill.
Dukeoffl  +   1591d ago
tony hawk is a douche
cheameup  +   1591d ago
tony has never been cool
I started skating in 1988 and never stopped . Tony has never been really cool. He was always respected as he was so good for so long but he has never been really popular with skaters . too clean cut .

Last TH game I played was project 8 and that was fun for the slow mo flip tricks but its been a tired format since THPS4 .

Tony if your trying to sell to skaters we dont want stupid combos, boards to stand on , or dumb mini games. We want challenging games with realistic tricks . we want skate
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Enigma_2099  +   1591d ago
You should have known what you were getting into when you signed that 15 game contract.
I'm sorry, but playing a skateboarding game with a balance board doesn't really strike me as being that fun... just ask Shaun White.

Personally I was hoping they'd just build off Proving Grounds... I thought that was a pretty great game...
Chucky2003  +   1591d ago
[quote]How dare you tell us how to do our bloody jobs, sitting on your high horse, looking down on all you see like tonyhawk5some grandiose Sheik of the land. Our job is to play the games, evaluate and ultimately criticize the game for what it is, and in this case it’s a misguided hunk of nothing.[/quote]

Wow just wow,i believe Hawk has the right to an opinion,the bad thing for him that this game really sucks but at what he referred about the critics and reviews he is mostly right,now about this looser he is saying that Hawks is looking down on us because he made money from a thing that u can't call it a job,this guy should be the last this to talk about that,our job is to play games,wow if he believes that is a real work,he should get out in the world and see how people struggle with real work not playing some stupid videogames and then criticize Hawk for what he's doing,they call themselves experts in what they are doing,a 12 years old kid can do what they are doing with videogames

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