One minute, you're carving a trail through the steep peaks of Whistler nailing each jump. You feel the sturdy board underneath your fingertips as you grab it midair. You feel the jolt of the ground as you land and steady your legs for a perfect finish. The next minute, you're sliding across the grind rail, feeling the humming vibration under your feet as you daringly spin while balancing high above the pavement. You feel the big air as you propel off the rail. Why let the pros have all the fun? The thrills and spills of stunt-packed boarding are right in your living room and right below your feet with
Feel the exhilaration of mountain-shredding snowboarding and grind rail-gliding skateboarding at your feet, on an innovative, motion-sensing board controller
Go for big air and bigger tricks, pulling off awesome grabs, long grinds and massive drops, with the movements of your own body and no complicated button controls to master
Hit the pavement as one of your skateboarding idols, choosing from a huge roster of big-name pros, including Tony Hawk, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Corey Duffel, Sean Malto and more
Dominate the slopes as Travis Rice, Louie Vito or Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright while flying through breathtaking big airs, pulling off crazy spins and acrobatic flips
Import your own Avatar characters
Discover all-new boarding environments from the peaks of Whistler to the French Alps, the mountains of Beijing and beyond
Innovative motion-sensing technology lets you rotate, tilt and lift the board to pull off big air and bigger tricks
The advanced design provides consistent control, while the curved, contoured bottom delivers stability and a full range of movement
Smart Motion sensors allow you to push off for speed, pull off sick grabs and set up for larger-than-life tricks
Ride like the pros thanks to a gritty surface that gives you traction
Includes Tony Hawk: Shred wireless board controller and Tony Hawk: Shred game
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When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.