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New Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Developer Diary

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Activision’s team of developers are reaffirming their commitment to bringing the old school high score tallying playstyle of classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater games with this latest ViDoc for Tony Hawk’s Proskater 5.

Interviews with professional skaters interspersed with members of the developers make up the bulk of this new ViDoc. We get a better idea about some of the gameplay changes coming to THPS5 including the slamdown mechanic allows players to put a downward thrust on their boards to extend combos. Activision hopes that online custom skate park sharing and communities will entice an entire generation of skate fans to make their own creations.

Are you looking forward to THPS5? Let us know in the comments section!

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD | Review

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Jesse Lord

Oh, 1999.  You held so much promise.  I started my sophomore year of college, got settled in my dorm room, and started the school year off right – in my friend’s room playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on the Playstation.  From that moment on my love affair with the series began, and unlike my move away from skateboarding in real life after college, I remained faithful to my virtual skateboarder avatars for a long time, until the series just got plain silly (noseblunt grind on a dinosaur’s tail over a helicopter gap, anyone?).  So you could imagine my glee to discover that the original, the legendary, the amazing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was being reskinned in HD (cleverly titled Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD) and was set to be released on XBLA as a part of this year’s Summer of Arcade, the little skater punk fan in me did cartwheels.Read More


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