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Skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk takes on the real-life Hendo Hoverboard, see how he gets on (video)

Skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk takes on the real-life Hendo Hoverboard, see how he gets on (video)

By 18 November 2014

Earlier this year Tony Hawk, skateboarding champion and star of many a game, released a video of himself and a few friends riding a Back to the Future II-style "hoverboard". It spread like wildfire and seemed convincing to some but was just a prank. The... >>

Best celebrity gadgets

Best celebrity gadgets

By 10 August 2011

Celebrities have been endorsing products for years, including everything from Ronald Reagan appearing in Chesterfield cigarette ads (during his acting years, not his presidential terms), through to Kate Moss flogging mascara. But simply appearing in... >>

Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard

Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard

By 10 February 2011

It's a cold day at Activision Blizzard, at least for Guitar Hero fans, as the US publisher has decided to close down all production and cease development of the franchise, citing "declines in the music genre" as a primary reason. In addition, the company... >>

Five game-changing console controllers

Five game-changing console controllers

By 5 November 2009

Ever since games consoles came into our front rooms, both the hardware and software developers have looked for new ways to make their titles stand out from the crowd. One sure fire method is to reinvent the interface or design one with just your game... >>

Tony Hawk: RIDE - First Look review
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Tony Hawk: RIDE - First Look review

By 12 October 2009

Tony Hawk: RIDE is looking to break new ground when it launches next month, thanks to a newly developed controller. We were lucky enough to get our hands and feet on the new game at a recent preview event, and here is what we thought. Let's start with... >>

Tony Hawk: RIDE skateboard controller

Tony Hawk: RIDE skateboard controller

By 8 October 2009

The days of mashing buttons are over when it comes to skateboarding games, as the new controller for the latest Tony Hawk game – Tony Hawk: RIDE – gives you a motion control deck. Formed to look and feel like a skateboard, the controller features... >>

VIDEO: Tony Hawk: RIDE brings Mii to Wii

VIDEO: Tony Hawk: RIDE brings Mii to Wii

By 7 October 2009

Tony Hawk: RIDE on the Nintendo Wii, expected to be hitting shelves towards the end of November, is going to let you play as your Mii in the game for some bobble-headed action. Combined with the new skateboard controller, you'll get wireless, handsfree... >>

Tony Hawk: RIDE to offer skate-balance-board

Tony Hawk: RIDE to offer skate-balance-board

By 15 May 2009

Although full-on ollies are unlikely, die-hard 'boarders will be excited to see that Tony Hawk's latest game is to offer a much talked-up peripheral for some more life-like skating action. The game, that's due to be revealed in full at this year's E3... >>