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From Handstands to Faceplants: Ten Years of Tony Hawk

G4TV's Sterling McGarvery Writes:

I still remember the Sunday afternoon in October 1999 when I caught a subway to a Blockbuster Video to rent Tony Hawk's Pro Skater based on a neighbor's recommendation. Little did I realize that it would spark a love affair that would start before the Birdman Bandwagon fired up and would last well beyond the point at which "Downhill Jam" wasn't just a spin-off, it was a pithy descriptor of the series.

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Worst Video Game Controllers Of All Time

No one wants to use these wonky game controllers. No one.

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FallenAngel19841025d ago

Never say no one. There’s always going to be someone who’s contrarian who’s gotta say they’re actually a fan of one of these

darthv721025d ago

i had the jaguar and cd32 and yeah, their stock controllers werent all that. They got the job done but there were better ones. The 6 button jag controller felt better to hold and incorporated more sculpting for the hands and fingers to reach the number pad easier. And the competition pro cd32 was like a genesis controller in shape and comfort. Way better than the stock one.

As for kinect, it worked, it was fun but i liked the non gaming uses for it. some people got pretty creative with reverse engineering that thing.

Father__Merrin1025d ago

The Ouya controller was incredibly poor. Looked nice but quality of doad buttons triggers was that of a cheap knockoff you get for £1.99 on ebay

Magog1024d ago

N64. No one has three hands.

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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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darthv721433d 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.

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Ranking The 9 Main Tony Hawk's Games From Worst To Best

Andrew says: "That’s not just glorified sensationalist video game journalism, it’s an indisputable fact that these games are some of the highest rated games of all-time. Did you know that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, on the PS1, stands at 98 on Metacritic? The best game of all-time is only one point above it. There’s your fact of the day."

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MasterChief36241455d ago

I was so sad when I saw number 1. But then I had the realization, and I definitely agree. Their number one is my number one. I think it perfected the classic formula without feeling too bloated, and all the levels were bops!

AndyHighton_YNWA1455d ago

Thought I'd throw a curveball in there haha. But yeah, I just think the levels for THPS3 were just unbelievable. :)

monochromer1455d ago

Did you, uh, forget that THPS5 existed? It was definitely a "main game".

MasterChief36241455d ago

@monochromer We would all like to forget that one ever existed.

gaffyh1455d ago

Pro Skater 2 I think was the one for me. I remember playing the demo for that level from OPM for hours until the full game released. Pause and hit retry before the timer ran out to find all the secrets!

sourOG1455d ago

Yeah I agree. That time in my life where I was in my first apartment and friends would come and it would always be running. People were all around doing different things but THPS2 was always on and someone was battling, sometimes on 2 different TVs. the soundtrack was great also so it was blasting. Good times, few worries.

chicken_in_the_corn1455d ago

Underground 1 will always be my favourite

The7Reaper1455d ago

Underground 1 was my favorite

Why is American Wasteland so low on the list? I personally like it better than all the Pro Skater games.

Chocoburger1455d ago

Its low on the list, because its a shit list. Putting the PS1 games before most of the PS2 games is laughable. Putting THUG 2 ahead of THUG 1 is ridiculous.

Chocoburger1455d ago

Straight up terrible list, filled with incorrect information. Not that I was expecting anything of value to begin with, nearly no one out there actually understands or appreciates the later excellent games in the series.

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