Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

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Watch Tony Hawk pull off a classic THPS challenge in real life

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 6 September 2020 11:41 GMT Ever wondered what the ‘collect the S-K-A-T-E letters’ challenge from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater would look like in real life?To celebrate the launch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Remastered, the Birdman’s team set up a pretty cool stunt for the celebrity skater – dressing his ramp up with the iconic gold letters from the game for him to collect.The S-K-A-T-E letters are an enduring part of the THPS series – in-game, you’re tasked with collecting the letters that are scattered around each map in order to complete a…

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Tony Hawk and Neversoft tell the story of making Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

With the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 this week, we’re republishing our exclusive interview with Tony Hawk and the original development team at Neversoft on the making of an iconic sports game.Tony Hawk and Neversoft tell the story of making Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater first appeared on the site on April 26, 2018.In front of 275,000 people, June 27, 1999, at the San Francisco X Games, Tony Hawk tried eleven times to successfully land a 900 degree spin. On his twelfth attempt, he kept the skateboard under his feet and made history. A few months later, Activision released…