Tony Hawk: RIDE's skateboard gets FCC'd, USB dongle required for PS3 and Wii

Engadget still gotta wait until November 17th to do Their own virtual shredding, but for now you can gaze upon the FCC's well-intentioned (but generally pretty bad) gadget photography of the new Tony Hawk: RIDE skateboard, the filing of which just went live in the commission's database. It shouldn't come as a surprise to owners of Activision's other plastic peripherals from the Guitar Hero series, but PlayStation 3 owners will have to use the bundled USB dongle to connect wirelessly to the console -- Wii, too, according to its user manual, as the usual trick of planting a Wii remote inside the controller isn't available here. Sad and ridiculous, but Engadget can't imagine one dangling receiver will be a deal-breaker for many people out there -- unless, of course, you're able to buy the Xbox 360 version instead.

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PirateThom5445d ago

I know, imagine using a standard!

Shnazzyone5445d ago

The fact that it's over 100 bucks for an overtechified pointless gadget bundled with another awful Tony Hawk game turned me off. Guess moron kids from the Playstation generation will probably eat this up due to the fact they have bought EVERY god awful Tony Hawk sequel and are far more eager for another. Meanwhile people who grew up on nintendo know better. Really, what other things will you be able to do with a skateboard controller other then play another unoriginal skateboard game.

PirateThom5445d ago (Edited 5445d ago )

Weren't the last two Tony Hawk games sales failures hence the plastic board since people buy any crap as long as it has some plastic periperhal to go with it?

Nitrowolf25445d ago

acti fails on so many level with this board, very pointless to me. I don't even like tony hawk games any more, and now they go out and come up with this board? let me guess next TH will only be able to use this. I hope Skate doesn't end up using this board, and if they do then make it at a reasonable price


The worst gaming peripherals to have ever existed

Looking back at gaming history often throws up some questionable things - including awful games, bad consoles, and terrible peripherals.

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darthv721494d ago

That intel wireless gamepad was the inspiration for the 360 wireless racing wheel (and that works really well). I'd say one the author forgot would be the activator from sega.


Why Activision should go back to Tony Hawk’s arcade roots with the new game

We know there’s a new Tony Hawk’s in the works, but it should feel like the oldest of entries to the series.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi3800d ago

There's a new Tony Hawk game coming?

Cautiously optimistic. I want the series to end on a positive note but the last what like 6 entries have been severely disappointing. Hope this one ends the curse.

thorstein3800d ago

I hope they don't blow it. I really liked the earlier games in the series. Then Skate came out and the difference night and day.

UncleGermrod3800d ago

Ha, I was thinking the same thing when I read this. I had no idea there was one in the works...you usually here about these things.

Any ways, I haven't truly enjoyed a THPS title since the underground games back during the ps2/xbox/GC era. I hope if they make one, they try to use that same formula that made the first 6 games so fun.

OmegaShen3800d ago

They just need to make Tony Hawk Underground 3, anything else will be a waste.

DarkLord10033800d ago

I think the series went downhill when they had all the jackass characters in the game..

SoulSercher6203800d ago

Either make it like the THUG games or GTFO.

csreynolds3800d ago

I support this article. THPS2 - best Tony Hawk EVAH. The franchise needs to drop the gimmicks and get back to what matters - addictive, thrilling skateboarding.

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Ars: How Activision wiped out on the Tony Hawk: Ride reviews

Ars writes: "Tony Hawk: Ride had major challenges at retail; the high price, the large box, and the drastic change from past games in the series meant the game had an uphill fight to win the affections of skating game fans. Josh Tsui, the president of Robomodo, talked about some of these issues with GameSmith and brought up yet another challenge: the game reviews. Were they rushed? It's very possible, but sadly, that's a situation that Activision itself went out of its way to create."

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