Let's be honest: No matter how much of a fan you are, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series has been running on fumes the past few years. The last few Hawk games have been decent enough, but still couldn't hold a candle to EA's more innovative skate franchise. (If you haven't played skate 2, you're missing out on one of the great sports games of last year. Go play it. Like, now!)
The Sports Gamer recently heard rumors that there would be a "new, revolutionary Tony Hawk game" before the end of the year. I thought, I've heard that before.
Enter Tony Hawk Ride, the 10th in the Hawkman's series of games. And--surprise, surprise--it looks like it might finally deliver on this whole "revolutionary" thing.
Watch the trailer above and keep reading for a pic of the game’s unique new control system.More »
If your room looks like mine’s did back when I had to turn in homework, this GearHead feature’s for you. See that? It’s called the Sports Rack, and it’s sure to make your room at least a little bit neater...More »
Here's my problem: I ride my bike to the Sports Illustrated Kids headquarters (sadly, the company doesn't send a limo to pick me up). On my ride home each day I pedal past a skatepark. But the park is only open until 7, and I don't leave the office until around 6. That leaves me just enough time to bike home, lock it up, grab my skateboard, and skate back up to the park...right as the park is closing for the day. Now if I had the new Incase Skate Messenger Bag, my problems would be solved. The new pack has special straps that hold your board while you are riding your bike, so no more trips home to swap out the bicycle for the skateboard. The straps are super secure and there are also rubber bumpers on the bag that help keep the board in place so it doesn't move around while you pedal. The Skate Messenger Bag also has various ways to stow your lock and pump and comes with a removable hip pack. Costing around $220, the bag is definitely not cheap. But it is made from strong nylon so it will last a very long time. For more info, check out goincase.com.
More pictures and video after the jump.More »
Here are the best sports quotes of the week; check 'em out! Oh, and don't forget to send me quotes for next week's post!
"Things have changed since I won a race ... That's the first time I've ever carried a checkered flag in NASCAR. I used to do that in quarter-midgets when I was 8."
-Jeff Gordon after his win at the Samsung 500 on Sunday snapped a 47-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
"Growing up I never thought about the Hall of Fame. All I wanted was a chance to go to college."
-Michael Jordan, in response to being elected into the basketball Hall of Fame