Failure in Tony Hawk HD Looks Better Than Ever

What do you remember most about the original Tony Hawk skateboarding games? The rush of putting together an epic thread of tricks? The exhilaration of notching ever-higher scores? Yeah, those were all great. You'll get those in the Tony Hawk HD remake that hits Xbox Live today. But the pain… the pain was always the… » 7/18/12 12:00pm 7/18/12 12:00pm

It's Hot Out. Perhaps You Should Stay Inside for the Summer of Arcade,…

The Xbox Live Summer of Arcade promotion has become a bona fide hot weather event in gaming. For the fifth summer running, Microsoft will be releasing and promoting promising download-only titles via Xbox Live Arcade. This year, the Summer of Arcade starts on July 18 and runs until mid-August. What's on deck, when's… » 6/19/12 1:30pm 6/19/12 1:30pm

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD Feels the Same But Different

While at GDC, I talked to skating legend Tony Hawk about the upcoming re-make of the releases that made him an icon to a generation of gamers. He thinks it's great but, of course, he would. Me? I found myself surprised at how much I missed the unique style of extreme sports offered by the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games. » 3/12/12 9:30am 3/12/12 9:30am