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Pretending I'm A Superman - A Deep Dive on the New Tony Hawk�...
KostaAndreadis
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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
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