People didn't seem too interested in using a toy skateboard to play video game skateboarding with Tony Hawk Ride. Maybe because it wasn't realistic enough? Well, screwing some trucks and wheels on there will solve that.
In case you were still interested in Tony Hawk: , the upcoming Tony Hawk game that will use the new skateboard controller (Matt's impressions here), it will go on sale November 17th for $120. Amazon is still showing the release for mid October. Just ignore that. [thride]
It's amazing how badly four light sensors and accelerometers can mock your terrible coordiation. Tony Hawk Ride made it painfully clear that physically inept nerds won't be able to use games to pretend they're faster, stronger, deadlier for much longer.
OK, game makers. That's enough. We have enough garbage cluttering our living rooms that we don't need any more boards, guitars, drum sets or motion-sensing devices. That includes this skateboard controller for Tony Hawk Ride.