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There's a popular story that goes something like this: A boy asks a punk singer, "How can I be punk?" The singer looks at the boy, bites on his cigarette and kicks over a trashcan, grumbling, "That's punk." "So if I kick over a trashcan, then I'll be a punk?" asks the boy. "No," says the singer. "You'll be a follower." Despite its best efforts to capture punk...

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Shaun White Skateboarding review: Life as a grind

There's a popular story that goes something like this: A boy asks a punk singer, "How can I be punk?" The singer looks at the boy, bites on his cigarette and kicks over a trashcan, grumbling, "That's punk." "So if I kick over a trashcan, then I'll be a punk?" asks the boy. "No," says the singer....

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Shaun White Skateboarding teaches you how to ollie once more

Unlike the Skate and Tony Hawk series, Shaun White Skateboarding's gameplay mixes striking visuals with a half-arcade/half-simulation skateboarding style. The latest trailer emphasizes the latter half of that style, gearing up players for the game's release on October 24 and teaching us once more...

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Shaun White Skateboarding trailer teaches us how to pop ollies on the Wii

Christian Slater made it look easy, but it actually takes a lot of practice to become an awesome skateboarder. And that's what this new Shaun White Skateboarding trailer is all about: introducing you to the Wii controls so you can eventually gleam cubes like a pro....

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New Shaun White Skateboarding trailer 'challenges' the status quo

The challenges on display in this aptly titled "Challenges" trailer for Ubisoft's soon-to-be-released Shaun White Skateboarding start off pretty, well ... ordinary. Stringing tricks together for high scores isn't exactly new to the genre, but -- what's this? A long-grind balancing challenge where...

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Shaun White Skateboarding showcases smelly boots

Alright, alright -- that's not the only thing that we gleaned from this latest Shaun White Skateboarding trailer. Unfortunately, the clip front-loads the smelly snow boot situation on us. There's some Wii gameplay too, we promise!...

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Preview: Shaun White Skateboarding

What's happening in the screenshot above is one of the elements that makes Shaun White Skateboarding stand apart from the likes of Tony Hawk and EA's Skate 3. By doing tricks and generally skateboarding really well, you're transforming the game world from one that's monochromatic and lifeless...

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Preview: Shaun White Skateboarding (Wii)

I totally dominated Shaun White Skateboarding's downhill slalom multiplayer mode. It's true! And you'd see it too if it weren't for the fact that the person I was dominating was our intrepid video man Chad, shirking his videographer duties to battle me. That's right, folks -- more downhill slalom...

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Impressions: Shaun White Skateboarding

With Tony Hawk Ride getting the cold shoulder from critics and Skate 3 carving out its own rut, is there really room in the market for another skating game? Ubisoft believes there is and plans to turn snowboarder Shaun White's burgeoning skateboarding career into a new franchise -- and hopefully...

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Ubisoft getting greener by ditching paper manuals

Ubisoft will cease including paper instruction manuals inside its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 boxed games, starting with this holiday's Shaun White Skateboarding (as revealed in an announcement that quietly confirms the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Shaun White Skateboarding). In place of a paper...

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Ubisoft wheeling out Shaun White Skateboarding

Like this, but on wheels New board, new surfaces to fall down, same unkempt Olympian. Ubisoft has just announced a new Shaun White game that's all about ... skateboarding? Shaun White Skateboarding is being released on unspecified platforms this holiday season. The Wii seems likely, since the...

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