Now instead of actually riding a skateboard/snowboard you can stand on one in front of your television screen.
"Tony Hawks: Ride" represents the latest in a string of peripheral-oriented games to hit the console market. In addition to paying $40-60 per game, developers have learned they can charge gamers an extra $100 to $250 for unique controllers required for the full experience. Since then, fake plastic guitars, fake drums, fake wireless steering wheels, and now fake plastic skateboards are coming to dominate the scene.
I'm still holding out for Kayak Hero.