Play Tony Hawk’s game, and he’ll be your friend

Chris Greenhough - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:35 p.m. ET

Tony Hawk has already got defensive about the reaction to the latest videogame to bear his name, Tony Hawk’s Ride. Last month, the former pro skater hit out at the overwhelmingly negative reviews for the game, claiming that critics were “ready to discredit it before they even tried it.”

While all our hearts bled because the millionaire skateboarding star with his own videogame had hurt feelings, Hawk himself was formulating a method to get people to give Ride another shot. Last night, he appeared on Twitter and promised that anyone who played Ride with him on Xbox Live would be added to his friend’s list.

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Thing is, I’m sort of torn about this. On the one hand, I wouldn’t mind being Tony Hawk’s Xbox buddy, and I also respect how he backs his game, while most celebrities would simply lend their name, cash their check in, and never be heard of again.

On the other hand, I really don’t want to play Tony Hawk’s Ride again. Choices!


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