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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

Weekly Roundup: July 29
7 years ago

Weekly Roundup: July 29

There’s still news in this slow week!
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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD ollies into 120k sales in its first week
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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD ollies into 120k sales in its first week

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It looks like everyone was wanting to kickflip into a Darkside grind in the first week of Summer of Arcade. We certainly liked Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD a …
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XBLAFancast Episode 71
7 years ago

XBLAFancast Episode 71

With Summer of Arcade kicking off last week, we take some time to talk about Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. Perry brings what little news there is, including the big Polytron patch story which gets us a bit riled up. Todd Talks about his excitement over Battleblock Theater being closer to release. Andrew brings the community question, and be sure to check out the game of the week N+.

Apologies for the dip in audio quality this week, we had some technical difficulties.

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Summer of Arcade starts strong, Tony Hawk passes 100k players in six days
7 years ago

Summer of Arcade starts strong, Tony Hawk passes 100k players in six days

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Summer of Arcade looks to start off with a bang. As of noon (Robomodo time) today the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD leaderboards broke 100k players. While not a …
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Weekly Roundup: July 22
7 years ago

Weekly Roundup: July 22

The Summer of Arcade isn’t the only news this week.
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Steve Caballero returns to the Tony Hawk franchise
7 years ago

Steve Caballero returns to the Tony Hawk franchise

Steve Caballero might be older than (some of) your dad(s), but he’s still skating at age 47. Caballero was featured in four of the Tony Hawk games, from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 to Tony Hawk’s Underground. He’s making a return to the franchise as part of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 downloadable content coming soon. Steve is credited with creating the frontside board slide, known then as the frontside rock’n roll slide. He joins the revert trick and the LA, Canada, and Airport levels as part of the pack. Hit the jump for two more screenshots.

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XBLA Wednesday (Thursday) – Video Show pilot
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday (Thursday) – Video Show pilot

We’ve been doing XBLA Wednesday posts for quite some time (in fact, it was my idea) but originally each post was going to be accompanied by a quick video …
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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD review (XBLA)
7 years ago

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD review (XBLA)

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD was developed by Robomodo and published by Activision. It was released on July 18, 2012 for 1200 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

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The Tony Hawk games–everyone’s played at least one, and most have people have 1-2 favorites from the series. Their success paved the way for extreme sports games like the SSX and Skate series, and their soundtracks helped to bring the slightly obscure Punk Rock genre into the mainstream. Over the years the games have continued to try to expand and build on each preceding title. Pro Skater 2 brought the create-a-skater feature, Pro Skater 3 brought Tony and company to a new generation of consoles. Underground brought off-the-board gameplay and a story. Ride attempted to bring players even closer to skating realism with a skateboard controller. For better or worse, each new feature attempted to keep the series fresh and enjoyable.

But Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is a trip back to the series’ roots. It puts a controller back in players’ hands. It strips out the story mode. You can’t get off the board. It’s just vanilla Pro Skater, and while some may prefer more flavorful ice cream, vanilla is the perfect flavor for Tony’s games.

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XBLA Wednesday: Summer of Arcade Week 1
7 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: Summer of Arcade Week 1

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This XBLA Wednesday marks the beginning of the Summer of Arcade promotion where every summer, Microsoft takes five titles spread across five weeks to promote the XBLA name and …
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