Countdown: Top Five Tony Hawk Games

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is now available, after over five years without a new entry in the once widely successful Tony Hawk franchise of games. Reviews aren’t quite out for the game yet but um…


Yeah. So I thought I would reminisce about the Tony Hawk games that didn’t do, well, whatever the hell is happening above this paragraph. The games that I spent hours on as I tried to land the perfect trick, collect all of the SKATE letters, and reach hidden areas, usually with a two minute time limit. So here is my list of the five best Tony Hawk games. As always, this is my personal opinion and it’s based on aggregate scores or other opinions. This is based on what I’ve played and what I enjoyed more.

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My Gaming Landscape [September 21st, 2015]

For the uninitiated, My Gaming Landscape is an informal blog post series where I discuss my thoughts on the games I’ve been playing recently, as well as recent news and events in the video games industry and with me in general. This means that these posts typically contain impressions, editorials, and personal accounts all in one post. Everything that comes to mind and I find worth discussing in my personal landscape of video games will be talked about here, hence the name. So without further ado, here’s My Gaming Landscape.

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Old School: Almost Leaving Video Games

On a recent episode of the Kinda Funny Gamescast, a question for the cast was if they ever walked away from video games, if any of them had ever stopped playing video games for an extended period of time. I thought I’d give my answer to this question because there was a time when I almost left video games entirely.

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Discussing: Falling Behind The Next Generation

Last week, it was announced that Mortal Kombat X for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was cancelled. After months of delays, last gen owners won’t be able to play the latest Mortal Kombat game. I was disappointed by this news as I’ve really wanted to play this game but don’t own a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or a strong enough PC. However, what was worse is this cancellation confirmed something to me I knew may be happening but wasn’t sure it definitely was: I’m officially falling behind.Read More »


My Musical Landscape [August 13th, 2015]

Welcome to the inaugural edition of My Musical Landscape. Like my other Landscape posts, this will be an informal blog post in which I talk about music I’ve been listening to. I’m a big fan of music and it’s actually somewhat shocking that I haven’t done something like this in the past more frequently. So with that being said, let’s talk music!

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My Gaming Landscape [August 10th, 2015]

Welcome to the new Gaming Landscape! In the past, I used these blog posts not just to talk about the games I’ve been playing but to chronicle and keep track of what I had been playing. However, that has become constraining as sometimes I don’t have much to say about some of the games I’ve been playing. This is why I stopped writing these for a few months now. What’s more is my initial thoughts on a game are usually on my Twitter account now (follow me @Colorwind, FYI). For this reason, I thought at first to end the Gaming Landscape series. However, I realized that there’s a need to a longer form of casual discussion about video games. I think that’s why this series has done fairly well to begin with. So for that reason, I decided to keep the name but with a different format. These posts will now talk about my thoughts and feelings on games and the industry as a whole as I seem to be perceiving them at the moment. This will surely bring up games I’ve been playing as well but this will no longer be the focus. I won’t even break up the post by games anymore. So with that in mind, enjoy the new Gaming Landscape!

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Game Pitch: Primal Rage: New Urth

This is an idea that I’ve been sitting on for some time now. I’ve always wondered what a new Primal Rage would look like and after thinking about this for what feels like a year, I’ve come up with a relatively simple idea, mostly due to one factor: the game needs to be a reimagining of the first game.

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