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News Activision details skatebard controller

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 May 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    So is this just a souped up Wii balance board then?
    Which may actually spin? "as proved by the fact that you can turn around on the spot by spinning the board 180 degrees. "
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Soon every game will have it's own controller.
     
  4. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Right, so facing away from the TV. Great.
    Also, it sucks for people with carpet floors.

    I don't think it's a great plan, but we'll have to wait and see how it actually performs.
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I thought the same thing.
     
  6. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    What, you've never seen someone spin a skateboard 180 while they remain facing the same way? It's not all that hard.
     
  7. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    skatebards sound cool. i always wanted to know what shakespeare on skates would be like.
     
  8. hrp8600

    hrp8600 New Member

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    cant wait till people start falling of them and in to there big flat screens, or just breaking bones.
    will be a blast when you and your mates try it out after the pub :)
    will they come with a surf board like strap or ski boot like clamps lol
    cant wait till they try and sell it in the UK ,
     
  9. sc.uk^cRoSsFir3

    sc.uk^cRoSsFir3 New Member

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    erm you don't stand on a board with both feet facing front! You stand sideways so a 180 as pointed out won't be all that hard..just turn your head :p
     
  10. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Bet my ass it won't be usable.

    I also bet that it will have a very low weight limit.

    Activision: Offering more ways for you to look like a prat in your living room.

    Whatever happened to just going outside and actually skating? Christ, it's not that hard :/
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I still have only one word for that:

    USELESS!
     
  12. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    This controller will result in more injury and damage to household objects than the Wii controller when it first came out.
     
  13. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Exactly. I heartily endorse it. :naughty:
     
  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    When you try and enter a watering hole it'll come up with "Y'BARD!"
     
  15. Trefarm

    Trefarm No matter what... It's all good

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    Sounds expensive... why not just buy a skateboard and head to your nearest bit of flat tarmac, I reckon you'll get more satisfaction.
     
  16. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    ...and the same bruises, broken bones. PLUS you don't have to get a new telly! :thumb:
     
  17. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    We should all join Gamers Against Exercise and become GAEs.

    Stand up for our rights to be slobs. Or sit down. Whatever.
     
  18. Burnin'

    Burnin' FPS gamer

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    LAME...

    Now there will be a lot of "virual skaters".... Bunch of couch potatoes that think they're real skaters just because they can perform a trick in the new TH game... What happened to REAL skating? They're thrashing the sport Just like they thrashed the whole guitar playing and music creating process with the whole Guitar heroes series....

    Lame
     
  19. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    looks pretty neat to me.. I'm sure you're going to have a bunch of dumb people complaining when they're so uncoordinated they start falling over :p
     
  20. cheeriokilla

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    AK 47 for BF:BC2 and COD:MW2 anyone?
     
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