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Tony Hawk tells Joe Rogan why he got hate for his Pro Skater games

Published: 21/May/2020 12:13 Updated: 21/May/2020 15:04

by Daniel Cleary


Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk revealed, to Joe Rogan, that his popular video game series initially caused him backlash from some of his fellow skaters.

Tony Hawk is probably the most famous skateboarder of all time, best known for his skills on the vert ramp as well as his hit video games such as the Pro Skater and Underground series.

However, despite the massive popularity of his early video games, they did not seem to go down well with everybody, and Tony revealed why he received backlash during his recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience.

Tony Hawk’s skateboarding games have had a massive impact on his mainstream success.

After Joe Rogan asked Hawk about how he manages negative feedback from fans, the popular skater revealed that he was used to criticism and added that even his first venture into creating video games resulted in many of his peers labeling him a “sellout.”

“In the 90s, Xgames came into play and all of a sudden my name was well known, not mainstream but getting there, then our video game came out and it was like oh you’re just a sellout,” he explained.

He continued on, claiming that the video games had given him such a boost in popularity that he received many more opportunities. “Because of the video game and the endorsements that followed from that, I was doing stuff for Jeep, McDonald’s, and Doritos, and they were just like you’re a sellout.”

However, the star admitted that even without all of the fame from the video games he would still be taking commercials such as that if that chance arose. He added “when I turned pro at age 14 if McDonald’s had asked me to be in a commercial I would’ve jumped on it. Are you kidding me? I was eating McDonald’s my whole life, I still do.”

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He later explained that his core beliefs had not changed much since he first started skating, and shared that it only seemed that way because he was receiving more opportunities than before.

“It was more that they thought I changed my values, I haven’t changed my value system,” he admitted, “It’s just that I’m getting these opportunities finally and I’ve been doing this for most of my life.”

Joe also chimed in and explained why he thought people were hating on his early success, “For the most part you’re getting opportunities that they’re not, so the best way to dismiss that or diminish it is to say that you’re a sellout, because you’re on a video game? It’s so shortsighted.”

It was also announced recently that the first two titles in the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series, which had a massive impact on his career, are soon to be remastered for nostalgic and new skate fans to enjoy.

Tony finished by explaining that, while he does still receive negative feedback from fans on social media, he has become well used to the criticism over the years, particularly after the initial release of his games.


Logan Paul explains why he’s not moving on after Josie Conseco break up

Published: 25/Nov/2020 13:10

by Alice Hearing


YouTube star Logan Paul has confirmed he and Josie Canseco are no longer together in an unplanned reveal on the Impaulsive podcast with Mike Majlak.

Logan and Josie have had a rocky relationship, separating in mid-February, and rekindling their romance in May. Logan previously described their relationship as “f**king serious. It’s pretty serious.”

But in recent weeks, fans had been speculating as to whether the pair had broken up after rumors circulated, prompted by the two unfollowing and then refollowing each other on Instagram.

But in the November 24 episode of Impaulsive, Logan confirmed the rumors were true. Mike Majlak, Logan, and George Janko were discussing the art of sliding into girls’ DMs, and appeared to accidentally land on the topic of Logan’s break-up with Josie.

Logan Paul Josie Canseco
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Logan and Josie had a rocky relationship from start to finish

After Mike briefly brought up the topic of why Logan would be chatting to girls, he hesitantly revealed that Josie was in fact his ex. “It might come off a little odd, these exchanges I’m having with women who aren’t my girlfriend…ex-girlfriend.”

The YouTuber added that he’d rather not reveal the details of their split, preferring to keep this part of his life private. “I’ve always really valued the privacy of my relationship because my life is already pretty public so I don’t feel like either Josie or myself needs to give an explanation if we don’t feel like it.”

The trio also discussed how hard it is when a relationship is in the public eye when fans make assumptions if either side is spotted out with other people. Logan said, “It is hard when you have a relationship that is so much in the public eye.

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“You leave people guessing, like when I’m on a podcast and talking like I’m single, but I am,” before confirming that “It was a special time for both of our lives. It just didn’t end up working out.”

Logan also explained he was finding it hard to move on, “I’m not f***king around. I’m not even at flirt stage yet. There’s a hump to get over before I feel comfortable being back at it.”

In the meantime, Logan revealed that he’d bought an adorable puppy to focus all his love and attention on before trying to date again.