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Long lost were the countless hours sitting in front of the console, controller in hand, nailing tricks throughout the different maps, while completing challenges and collecting tapes and unlockables. Oh, how I miss those simpler times.

As sure as was a part of a young generation of gamers who were got into the culture through the games, skateboarders also got converted into gaming as they did all the things they liked to do in real life, but in a virtual worlds, where knee scrapes and falls wouldn't hurt. It was the turn of the century and Tony Hawk became a landmark name in the skating world, with the Activision and Neversoft developed game.

While later installments weren't so successful, the nostalgia that classic THPS games brings to the older audience is one where spending hours riding a virtual skateboard and listening to its ever iconic soundtrack would make for a perfect day.

Good news to those who'd like to revisit that nostalgia: There is a documentary currently in development titled Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story, that seems as official as anything we'll ever get, with the chance to see unique interviews with the developers, as well as Tony Hawk himself, alongside Rodney Mullen and other skaters featured.

The project is gathering funding via Indiegogo, with a scheduled release during Summer–Fall 2018. It might seem like a long time, but we have more than enough to entertain us until then!

As a fan of the and the skaters themselves, I can't wait to see and hear the story of the making of the biggest radical sports franchises ever made.

Are you a fan of Tony Hawk Pro Skater video games? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!


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