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Tony Hawk unveils skateboard controller for Tony Hawk: Ride

Tony Hawk: Ride
Tony Hawk did bring a skateboard to today’s Microsoft E3 2009 conference, but this one is a game controller.

The controller, shaped like a skateboard but a little shorter, can sense movement and acts like a real life skateboard.

“It’s a little bit shorter, but this thing is full of technology” states Tony Hawk. Tony’s not lying when he stated “full of technology”, this controller is packed with infrared sensors and an accelerometer. “It knows where your feet are, it knows where your hands are, and you can come in and actually go for grabs.”

Players can battle for skate supremacy in time and trick based supremacy no matter the player’s skill level. For beginners, players can just use a turning motion in which the game will guide you to and through the obstacles.

Found on the games new official website, www.thride.com, there are many new features to the new skateboard controller:

—-Grab Tricks: “Reach out your hands over a sensor(On side of board) for amazing grab tricks”
—-Kick Push: “Move your foot past either side sensor to accelerate with a kick push”
—-Motion Sensing Technology: Move the board, do the trick. Complete motion sensing technology captures every board movement, creating the truest skateboard videogame experience ever. Rotate, tilt, and lift the board to pull off a number of tricks and ride like a pro.”
—-Huge Jumps: “Place your feet over the end sensor for more powerful ollies.”
—-Board Texture: Get on and stay on. Gritty surface for maximum control – similar to grip tape on a real skateboard.”
—-Contoured Base: Limitless Movement. Specially designed curved bottom allows players to experience both stability and a full range of motions. Discover the freedom and creativity that only this board provides.”
—- ALSO STATES: “Additional Board Info – Coming soon…”

June 1, 2009 Posted by | E3, Microsoft, Xbox 360 | , | Leave a comment

E3 09:Microsoft E3 Press Conference reveals Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay

Modern Warfare 2
With almost everyone expecting to see Infinity Ward’s hot title Modern Warfare 2, its no surprise that Microsoft debuted Modern Warfare 2’s first gameplay at their E3 2009 conference today.

After Jason West of Infinity Ward appeared on-stage it was down to business, starting up Modern Warfare 2, and showing the first ever gameplay to the public. Starting off on the side of a cliff with a familiar face, “Soap” McTavish guides you across a thin ledge. Soap digs his picks into the side of the mountain and starts to climb, signaling for you to follow. Once at the top, McTavish nearly slips when a plane flies overhead but manages to pull himself over the edge.

Gamespot UK’s Guy Cocker states “The level of detail was incredible: The ice cracks under pressure as you plunge in your hook, and your clothing blows in the vicious mountain winds.”

The game skips to a snowy naval base in which the player has an interesting weapon new to the series. With an attached radar to seek out enemies, the player can use his gun to navigate and seek out enemies in an already minimal-visibility setting.

McTavish instructs you to plant C4 on the fueling station and let it blow. As soon as the explosion is seen, enemies chase you and McTavish out with snowmobiles. McTavish makes a great move and uses a knife to steal an oncoming enemy on a snowmobile, with which both of you grab a snowmobile a head down the hill. While on the snowmobile, you have the option to use a semiautomatic pistol to shoot enemies while driving.

With Modern Warfare 2 looking very impressive so far, what can we expect the final product to look and play like?

Microsoft also announced that two Modern Warfare 2 map packs will arrive first for a time-exclusive on Xbox Live, and the Playstation 3 and PC(maybe) will have to wait for their share.

[VIA: Gamespot]

Here is the first trailer debuted a few weeks ago:

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June 1, 2009 Posted by | DLC, E3, Microsoft, PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | , , , , , | Leave a comment