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Tony Hawk takes a "Ride" with CNET's The 404 Podcast

The man who rode skateboarding to mainstream success sits down with CNET's The 404 Podcast for a chat about the video game franchise, skateboarding and the Olympics, and, of course, his newest game, Tony Hawk: Ride.

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Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk joins CNET's The 404 Podcast for an in-studio demo of his newest game, "Tony Hawk:Ride" for the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and XBox 360.

Hosts Jeff Bakalar, Wilson Tang, and Justin Yu also sit down with the 10-time X-Games gold medal winner to chat about his insanely popular video game franchise and how this latest game will bring new levels of realism and interactivity.


Tony Hawk: Ride is the first in the series to come with a physical skateboard equipped with a contoured base, infrared sensors, and four smart motion devices that help you push, turn, lean, and pull off unbelievable tricks within the virtual environments.

After a quick how-to demo, Tony tells The 404 about the soundtrack to the game and even speaks to the future of skateboarding and whether or not the sport will ever make it as an official event at the Olympics.

Be sure to listen to The 404 Podcast live every Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. ET.