Skate, the skateboarding sim from Electronic Arts, is the most realistic skateboarding game developed to date. But could it also be the most important? EA is hoping so, as it looks to redefine a genre that is synonymous with Tony Hawk, a franchise still going strong eight years after the release of the most revolutionary skate title, well, ever, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. Hyperbole aside, we look back at the skate games that made the genre what it is today. And like most good things in life, our story starts in the '80s.