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Thursday, October 11, 2001
Tony Hawk, Mac User
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While this isn't strictly gaming news, Tony Hawk is enough of a Mac personality (and the man who inspired the video game Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, now playing on the Mac platform) to inspire some interest. Macworld sat down for a short interview with this longtime Mac fan and pro skater.

The interviewer actually seems to have quite a bit of street knowledge about skating, which is amusing considering this is intended for Macworld magazine. Here's a sample:

Q: As far as your skating is concerned, do you have any ambitions you haven't fulfilled yet?

A: Not really. I'm enjoying my time now. I'm focusing on the projects I'm doing and trying to be better, like with the video game and with clothing and shoes. And as soon as I heard that Activision was doing the PC version [of Tony Hawk Pro Skater], I began pushing for Mac. I met with Apple when I went to the keynote speech [in January 2001]. They talked about the AppleMasters program, and I was really excited about that. And they helped push my Titanium PowerBook order through, because I literally ordered my Titanium the night of Macworld Expo. I use it on a daily basis. If you ask my wife, she'll say I use it too much. As far as skating goes, I still want to keep improving and promoting the sport, but it's not like I have some Holy Grail that I'm after.

Tony also mentions that Tony Hawk 3 is in development for the Playstation 2, and is due in November, and that he is "pushing" for a Mac OS port of the game as well. We'll let you know if Aspyr decides to add that one to their catalog. Follow the link for the rest of the interview.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Q&A With Tony Hawk

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