Despite all the controversy Jimmy Kimmel got for making fun of gamers, another late night TV host has teamed up with Lil Weezy to play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5.
Last night's episode of Conan featured the return of his Clueless Gamer segment, where Conan O'Brien sat alongside Lil Wayne and played Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Also joining in on the fun was Mr. 900 himself, Tony Hawk. Despite Lil Wayne's beef with his former father figure, Bryan "Baby" Williams, it's nice to see Weezy hanging out with another Birdman. A big surprise is that Lil Wayne is actually included in the game as one of its playable skaters. Conan notes that TBS wasn't allowed to use the copyrighted music featured on THPS5's soundtrack (which consists of a lot of punk rock and hip hop). Lil Wayne and Conan's commentary was hilarious as Tony was playing the famous rapper in-game, botching some big aerial moves. We got to see flaming skateboards, insane tricks and even a big-head gameplay mode. Conan's video eventually boiled down to a contest between O'Brien and Wayne, where the loser had to get their opponent's face tattooed on their body.
Activision recently posted a new behind the scenes look at how developer Robomodo included each skater's look and movements into THPS5. We get to watch the techniques the studio used in order to make the player's experiences feel authentic in terms of its roster and overall skateboarding. They also wanted to make sure this felt true to the older (and better) entries of the series.
“Activision and Robomodo have really worked closely with the pros to make sure Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 feels true to the original series, and that is obvious when you’re playing,” said Tony Hawk. “There is a great mix of styles and personalities in the game - and it’s a blast to see each skater represented to the last detail.”
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 will launch on Sept. 29 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $59.99. The game is also going to launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Nov. 10 for $39.99.
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