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New Tony Hawk Uses A Skateboard Controller

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Tony Hawk is really going next gen with the first skateboard controller. This game will sell like hotcakes on the Wii. I wonder what the weight limit is. I probably won’t be able to review this game. Here’s the full release:

ACTIVISION REINVENTS TONY HAWK FRANCHISE

THIS HOLIDAY WITH INNOVATIVE

SKATEBOARD CONTROLLER

Tony Hawk: RIDE Set to Redefine Gaming by Offering

Unparalleled Hands-Free Gaming Experience

Santa Monica, CA – May 18, 2009 – This fall players will be able to
experience skateboarding like never before in Tony Hawk: RIDE from
Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). For the first time, players
will have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative
motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom
and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE focuses on innovation and fun, bringing
the #1 best-selling action-sports franchise to the forefront with
cutting-edge technology for the hardcore fans and accessibility for the
mass audience.

“Tony Hawk: RIDE is a massive step forward for the franchise and the
gaming industry as a whole,” said Rob Kostich, head of marketing, global
brand management, Activision Publishing, Inc. “The skateboard
controller will redefine sports games by offering players a true
skateboarding experience, hands-free, playing with friends and family at
home or online in a variety of different locations.”

“This is the game I’ve always wanted to make,” said Tony Hawk, who has
been directly involved with development of the project. “Playing on the
board is unlike any other game, and I’m excited for everyone to have the
chance to feel what it’s really like to experience the true feeling of
skateboarding.”

Tony Hawk: RIDE features a wireless skateboard controller designed in
conjunction with the game to offer a dynamic gaming experience built
from the ground up. Using a combination of accelerometers and motion
sensors, the intuitive controller allows players to physically control
the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board
that directly translate into amazing tricks in the game. Without
complex button combinations or analog sticks, gamers of all skill levels
can literally step on the board and play!

Tony Hawk: RIDE is in development by Robomodo for the Xbox 360(r) video
game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(r)3
computer entertainment system. Buzz Monkey is developing the Wii(tm)
system version. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB and is scheduled
for release later this year.

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