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Tony Hawk RIDE Set For Wii In November

It will cost £99.99

Activision have announced that Tony Hawk RIDE will be released for Wii on 20 November. The new skateboarding game will come with a special skateboard peripheral and will cost £99.99.

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According to Activision, the new wireless controller will let players feel what it's really like to skate. They could just buy a skateboard!

But then, not everyone can skate like Tony Hawk and with this controller you'll be able to pull off some big tricks as you perform various movements and gestures on the board, rotating, tilting and lifting it in a variety of ways.

Tony Hawk: RIDE will also feature multiplayer, online and create-a-skater modes.

Would you pay £99.99 for a Tony Hawk game?

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  1. dwan25 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 13:45

    When i saw this i thought 99.99 for a game?
    But then i saw the fake balance board and thought, cant u just use that? I doubt i will be getting it unless u can use the balance board instead

  2. dwan25 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 13:45

    When i saw this i thought 99.99 for a game?
    But then i saw the fake balance board and thought, cant u just use that? I doubt i will be getting it unless u can use the balance board instead

  3. YoshiRoll Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 13:46

    no way!
    50 maybe, but that's a rip-off!

  4. Riccardo Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 14:30

    no way!
    50 maybe, but that's a rip-off!

    Ditto

  5. TheAPERSON Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 14:33

    Activision are greedy money grabbers.

    Giving all their games special additions so you have to fork out loads of cash for the full version...

  6. ACRID Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 14:39

    Quite simply put, there is not a chance in hell of me buying this load of tat.

    Or if you prefer

    OMFG!!!!!1 LOL

  7. darkandy666 Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 15:12

    short answer no i rather spend 100 and get guitar hero world tour band set on deal in hmv to be honest

  8. Sabrewulf Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 16:03

    This is ridiculous, they cannot expect people to pay this much, it is also too niche a target market (I think). They are expecting the same success as GHWT, it just will not happen...

  9. nintendo_munki Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 16:29

    what i want to know is how they will replicate the grab tricks - how the hell can you do a stalefish or benihana while standing?
    also, 100 is too steep, unless it offers something over and above the balance board, which i doubt.

  10. Buffoonary Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 16:45

    No way am I paying 100 for a game, not if its the best game in the world.

    You could just buy a skateboard and then it will feel like you are actually skating.

  11. TheVelvetRoom Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 17:20

    Even if it was 10 times better than THPS1 and 2 combined I still would never consider buying this. Come time when the sales figures are released, Activision will see that they can't get away with every moneygrabbing scheme they pull.

  12. fides Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 17:38

    I don't see why you cant just use the wii fit board, it would be much cheaper than spending extra money on another board just for one game.

  13. ploiper Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 19:08

    so thats what 40 for the game and 60 for that plastic skateboard thing. thats utterly ridiculas.

  14. triforce-manc Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 19:27

    Seems interesting and would love to try it out but i really do not see too many people spend 100 on a skateboarding game

  15. 02hollandj Thursday 6th Aug 2009 at 21:11

    no especially considering last years paltry effort,this is gonna flop big time.

  16. Ubahquiet Friday 7th Aug 2009 at 00:20

    100 on a videogame? Dammit, Activision, you're getting way too greedy.

  17. solid MKsnaker Friday 7th Aug 2009 at 08:57

    I think it's fair and under a lot of circumstances I'd get but I'm gonna be a bit short for cash until february.

  18. manic221 Friday 7th Aug 2009 at 09:06

    When i saw this i thought 99.99 for a game?
    But then i saw the fake balance board and thought, cant u just use that? I doubt i will be getting it unless u can use the balance board instead

    No Man the Balance board is no were near light enough this allows you to spin it around with your feet and it has all sorts infrared sensors that you put your hands over to do a grab trick also though its not needed nor important the guys in the vid i was watching where doing olies on it and stuff (tho to perform an ollie you just push then back really quickly to make your character jump)its always worth mentioning the guys on those vids were pro Skaters lol

    so no you can't use the balance board you really should do research on this stuff lol, anyhow i agree with everyone 99.99 is way too steep for the game if it was 60 or 70 quid i'd definitely be getting it though cause I've seen loads of pics and vids and it is looking pretty good

  19. popenicker Friday 7th Aug 2009 at 19:37

    err... no.
    to be honest, I'd rather buy 10,000 1p sweets with my 100 pounds.

  20. metal_mario Saturday 8th Aug 2009 at 19:52

    meh, i skate in RL so I don't see the point

  21. Random-Hero Sunday 9th Aug 2009 at 04:36

    Tony Hawk's series died around Underground 2 and American Wasteland. The only reason Underground 2 sold well, was mostly down to Bam being the co-star and Jackass being one of the biggest shows at the time. Place some of the stars into one title, market it well and thus you have a winner.

    For people who don't know, THUG-2 was based off two episodes of Viva La Bam. Well... I believe so, not 100% sure on that.

    American Wasteland was the last chance at hope and they sure blew it. Level design and cast selection was poor and the whole "No loading times" was pretty much a great deal of lies. Storyline was alright; but THUG still outclassed in so many ways.

    When Project 8 hit the shelves, it firmly proved that not only was this the worst Hawk title to come out; it knew it. Customization was limited on many levels, vast amount of changes had been made with game play; for a negitive... The cast was mixed and they barely found any bands that worked with the Hawk game image. Joint along side Project 8 was the Wii's title; Downhill Jam... More like Jammy business. Another pathetic title for the Hawk fans.

    Proving grounds was its follow up failure and sold pretty bad, from the amount of shops that where selling it for 20 within the first few weeks, before disappearing from the charts.

    Yet now we have this... A game where you stand on a fake Skateboard in order to skate. Right then... I'll just go buy a copy of Skate 2 and enjoy myself and its fantastic storyline twist from Skate; instead of bash my bedroom floor in and shout because I wasted 100 on something which is only worth 65 when traded in.

  22. Erdogan44 Sunday 9th Aug 2009 at 19:24

    Why not just use Wii Balance Board...?

  23. chelseaman99 Monday 10th Aug 2009 at 13:50

    Doesn't SKATE IT use the Balance Board? I'd much rather get that than pay 100. If it was 70 I still wouldn't get it. Even though the game might be better than Wii Fit, the board would have a much smaller games range. I'd just get SKATE.

  24. ILoveWii Tuesday 11th Aug 2009 at 22:21

    Haha, this is pathetic.

  25. starfox1994 Friday 18th Sep 2009 at 13:07

    My ten quid skateboard's fine, thanks.

  26. Erin Saturday 19th Sep 2009 at 15:47

    Why not just use Wii Balance Board...?

    Because this board has sensors round it for grabs and when you move your foot past them you push. You also pop up the board for ollies and manuals etc.

  27. PIEMAN27197 Sunday 27th Sep 2009 at 14:46

    99.99??? WTF!?!? :shock:

    AMAZON HERE WE COME! :D

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