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Rumor: New Tony Hawk Uses Actual Skateboard

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The next Tony Hawk game on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 may utilize a motion-sensitive board controller, according to internal documents, rehosted at NeoGAF, from marketing research firm Intellisponse.

Referred to by three different codenames--Tony Hawk's Huck Jam, Adrenaline and Amplitude--the game is said to provide "the ultimate skateboarding experience" through an "intuitive board based control scheme." Oddly, the title is listed at a regular price point, suggesting the skateboard peripheral may be sold separately.

Tony Hawk brand owner Activision, which is listed as one of Intellisponse's clients, previously vowed that the next main Tony Hawk game, due out between April 2009 and March 2010, would be innovative and "won't be your father's Tony Hawk."

Given the error-laden nature of the document and Intellisponse's role as a marketing research firm, it is possible that this is merely one of many concepts that Activision has commissioned for market testing. That said, a motion-sensitive Xbox 360 skateboard controller was revealed by peripheral developer Qmotions earlier this year.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    June 16, 2008 8:32 AM

    Remember the time when Tony Hawk's was..erm... interesting? i don't think anyone plays the games anymore, nor do i think anyone is interested in the games anymore. i lost interest with the game with "no loading screens! bullshit"

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      June 16, 2008 8:37 AM

      Project 8 was good as it kind of went more back to basics and removed most of the ridiculous over the top shit that Bam and crew brought with them. However, it still descended into that every once in a while. I wouldn't have thought EA could pull something like Skate out of the bag to beat Tony Hawks, but in the end, it wasn't particularly difficult.

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