We sit down with Blizzard to discuss the return of the Old Gods in Hearthstone, the fascinating new PvP mode Duels, and the spooky carnival that is Warcraft’s Darkmoon Faire.
Hearthstone Interview - Darkmoon Faire, Old Gods, and Duels!
DualSensing a Seismic Shift in How we Play and Develop Games
In Conversation With Sony - Astro's Playroom and the PS5
We sit down with Xbox Game Studios’ World’s Edge and Melbourne developer Tantalus to discuss the creation of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition.
The Making of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
Where we fall in love with the turn-based RPG combat and new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza Goes Full RPG In The Brilliant Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Pretending I'm A Superman - A Deep Dive on the New Tony Hawk�...
Melbourne, Victoria
7402 posts
With the recent Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remake serving as a freshly-plated dish of goodness -- in that the gameplay holds up like a well-posed skater on a half-pipe -- there's been a resurgence of interest in the action-sports genre. Case in point the also recent release of Skater XL. And now, with the new documentary Pretending I'm A Superman we've also got an honest and open inside look into the creation of the Tony Hark games.

With our own intrepid skater/reporter Stephen Farrelly providing an equally honest and open look into the creation of said doco in a new feature. A lengthy deep-dive that will serve as the perfect cleanser between Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remake sessions.

Yeah, I'm not a skater so you're gonna get food analogies. And speaking of delicacies, here be a taste.
Loads of people I know have never rolled or ridden, regardless of apparatus, but they’ve played -- and loved -- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Most laugh when you explain to them it started as a demo with Bruce Willis from Die Hard on a skateboard on a skyrise rooftop. That’s unexplainably relatable for all the wrong reasons, but it kind of isn’t and that’s one of the things that makes what became, and still is, a phenomenon.

“I'm sort of a documentary nut,” enthuses Ralph D’Amato who worked in-depth on the recently-released documentary “Pretending I’m A Superman” which details the rise of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. “I absorb all different documentaries. It doesn't really matter what the subject matter is. I'm kind of a fan of documentaries.”

Only in this instance it does matter, because Ralph also worked on the series at developer Neversoft before going off to work directly for Tony Hawk after forming a bond with the Birdman himself. Which without having to even really write any more, tells you this out-of-deep-cover documentary, at the very least, has serious credentials.

“Over the years, just the [Tony Hawk work in general] experience, and just connecting with a lot of the different development team members that I worked with and then actually reconnecting with a couple of them in doing another videogame around 2013... I had been thinking about doing a documentary [around the games] for a bit,”

Pretending I'm A Superman - A Deep Dive on the New Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Documentary
06:15pm 09/09/20 Permalink
06:15pm 09/09/20 Permalink
06:15pm 09/09/20 Permalink
AusGamers Forums
Show: per page
Post a Reply
You must be logged in to post a reply.