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Jeff Gerstmann's Pro Skater

Jeff Gerstmann's Pro Skater 3

Time to hop back on a board and SHRED across the city!

How many benihanas can Jeff land as he plays through all the Tony Hawk games and an assortment of Tony Hawk knock-offs?

Oct. 24 2019

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Matt

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

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I, for one, am looking forward to many Benihanas.

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In a bizarre coincidence, I was wearing the same (new) Mannequin Pussy shirt @rorie is wearing here whilst watching this. Nice shirt Rorie :)

Also THPS3 was so incredible. Some kids set up a stall for the school Christmas fair which was just a ps2 and this game, and charged £1 per play. They made so much money that day. I must have spent at least a tenner myself.

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Incredible!! It's been too long since the Jeff Gerstmann skate park has been open. Hop on!

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YES

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hell yeah @rorie mannequin pussy is rad as fuck

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Heck yes more Benihanas. If you're still playing non-TH games, Dave Mirra Freestlye BMX 2 was one I played a ton as a kid and thought it was great.

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@theeverfoo222: I have not watched the video yet so this comment out of context is upsetting

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Need to redo the intro with the giant bomb skate deck.

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this series rocks. this game rocks. this soundtrack rocks

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Oh hey, it's one of the greatest games ever made.

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#matthewroriedidnothingwrong

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Hot take Pro Skater 4 >>>> Pro Skater 3

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They should look at the N64 version for laughs. It's all I had access to, since I didn't have a newer console at the time. Getting to finally play the PS2 version at a friend's house was a mind-blowing experience. Not to mention the N64 version has the definitive rendition of Ace of Spades, as mentioned on the Bombcast before.

I had never heard someone pronouncing clique as "cleek" until literally yesterday, when I heard it in some video. And then Rorie says it here. Bizarre.

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Jeff's reaction to Rorie's comment @1:02:03 was incredible.

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I agree with Rorie that Daniel Dae Kim was the only actor in Hawaii Five-O I was interested in seeing. He and Grace Park got a raw deal.

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Gold means it's a dual layer disc.

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Jeff if you hack a Bomberman ROM you have to call it Romberman

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@rorie has exquisite taste, mannequin pussy slay

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Dang with THPS2 being my favorite in the franchise I was really curious to see some 2X because I only got to play that version one time when it came out. 2 on Dreamcast is one the best games ever.

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motorhead was/is a centerpiece band for my life, and I saw their last performance (I am told) live. RIP lemmy, RIP tony hawk pro skater too. Ooof. Old.

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I don't think i could count the hours I played Tony Hawk 3. I remember thinking I was getting fatigued with playing it so much THEN my friends unlocked Darth Maul and then we spent even more hours just unlocking the other extra characters (like wolverine).

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Do they ever mention the H.I.M shirt in this video? Because that's a band I liked a whole bunch in high school!

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I really loved THPS2X as an Xbox launch game. Tons and tons of levels, and it had custom soundtrack support, which was cool and new at the time!

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Finally.

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@cloudymusic: Ive had a time where i was collecting oroginal xbox games not too long ago and wondered why i never heard of this game....I only have a pal system..... seems like its a north american exclusive release...how strange, sounds like an awesome game.

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about the xbox recognizing games as dvd thing, Ive had 3 original xboxes which did that when there were even the lightest of scratches on the disc..turns out that means the discdrive is going to shit, theres like 5 or 6 different discdrives that were installed into xboxes and only one of them was made to still work well after an extended period of time and thats the samsung discdrive...i have one of those BUT it turns out it has difficulty with some other defects on the disc. namely when the sides of the discs are slightly damaged. Ive only bought second hand xbox games and ive found out that with some of them the edge of the disc doesnt feel smooth when you run your finger across it, those give me diffulty in the samsung drive xD but not in the discdrive that doesnt play lightly scratched games. I figure most of the original xboxes that are still concidered as working well nowadays are the ones with the samsung drives but those will have difficulties with the unsmooth edges...

Edit2:

I still resent steam a bit, cant play my physical halflife 2 copy because i lost access to the old email adress i used for steam back in the day.

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was that a discord notification sound at 08:51 lmao

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I got knocked out of the (Alabama) state spelling bee because the person giving me the word had a thick southern accent and I straight up spelled the wrong word.

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I love this series and would like to see it more often.

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Hm, after watching the first half of this i can conclude that......

the levels in THPS 3 are not as good as THPS 2....there i said it.........

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Alien Ant Farm rules fuck y'all

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@brad bananas ARE radioactive but eating them doesn't increase your absorbed radiation dose because the human body regulates the amount of potassium in it pretty strictly, and the potassium in the bananas is just as radioactive as any other naturally occurring potassium

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Alien Ant Farm rules fuck y'all

When I hit 17 I got my passport and went to Amsterdam for three days with a friend, we saw Alien Ant Farm at The Melkweg at the height of their popularity. It was a fucking wild gig and I had an awesome time.

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Sigh... there always has to be that guy who says Jack Daniels is not the best whiskey.

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Sigh... there always has to be that guy who says Jack Daniels is not the best whiskey.

I mean.. thats not an incorrect statement.

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Man, wish I had seen this live. This is also one of my favorite games of all time and is always worth coming back to.

Also, the DS Tony Hawk games are underrated. American Sk8land is at least - that's the only other Tony Hawk game I enjoyed besides THPS3.

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I'm with @rorie on the "click" and "clique" argument. I'm Canadian so clique was the norm until it was used on American TV.

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finally the tony hawk i played too much of! having flashbacks from the menu music alone

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@jasperkazai: I have a portion of “Guerilla Radio” burned into my head from playing so much THPS 2 on the N64

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I had never heard someone pronouncing clique as "cleek" until literally yesterday, when I heard it in some video. And then Rorie says it here. Bizarre.

I mean, if you *don't* pronounce clique as "cleek", the only other option is to pronounce it as "click", which is just confusing. :b

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Hopefully next time we’ll check out some unlockable Neversoft eyeball men.

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I think this was the first Tony Hawk in which flatland stuff was really fleshed out and broken (unless that was 4?), was hoping to see more handstand and pogos out of Jeff. Even without the special tricks, reverting and adding 10x to your multiplier through variations of manual makes all of the Contest levels pretty trivial

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Still the greatest intro in Giant Bomb history

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THPS 2 is essential to me. A huge part of my childhood.

I think this is the first time even seeing 3 played. I’m kind of blown away that it was considered a 10. Didn’t realize it was thought to be better than 2.

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Still the greatest intro in Giant Bomb history

Agreed, gets me pumped up everytime!

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I really don't care that much about skateboarding and thought Dogtown and Z-Boys was kind of whatever, but Bones Brigade is one of the best docs I've seen. I highly, highly recommend it.

Minding the Gap from last year is also a must-watch. Not as much about skateboarding but gives a real glimpse of skate/youth culture in the midwest that often goes unnoticed in media these days. Deals with addiction and domestic abuse in a very confrontational way. One of those movies that's a hard but unforgettable watch.

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I remember HATING steam as well.

World of Warcraft should be a 10 in retrospect.

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The gradual remembering of what PS1 games ACTUALLY looked like is still my favorite thing in video game criticism.