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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

    After a lengthy hiatus, the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater franchise is back. Following the poorly received Tony Hawk: Ride and Tony Hawk: Shred games that released in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Robomodo hopes to return the franchise to its former glory by taking a back-to-basics approach and releasing... More
  • Blog Post: Big Guns, Big Air, Big Riffs: A Look Back at Neversoft (1994-2014)

    Yesterday Neversoft, which had once been Activision's premier in-house development studio, was officially dissolved and absorbed into Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward. In tribute, we look back at the studio's auspicious 20-year history. Now that the Neversoft story is officially done, we... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Seeing Tony Hawk For The First Time

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is remembered as a classic, but it wasn't always so. Back in 1999, it was an unknown game from an unheralded PlayStation developer in a genre that many thought could never be successful. I still recall the first time I saw it. The events of my career at Game Informer have... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Tony Hawk Series

    Long before Call of Duty and Guitar Hero became cultural phenomenons with annual installments, Activision found major success in an unlikely place. Few extreme sport games have found mass appeal beyond their built-in fanbase, but Tony Hawk's Pro Skater struck a chord with gamers of all types when... More
  • Blog Post: Welcome Home Tony Hawk, All Is Forgiven

    There were a lot big trailers shown during the Spike TV Video Game Awards -- Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, Mass Effect 3, and BioShock Infinite, to name a few -- but the one that captured my imagination was a teaser trailer for a modest, download-only game in a franchise that I haven't paid attention... More
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