Tony Hawk’s Gaming Domination – Updated For 2020!

Since the book’s arrival in 2018, much has happened in the Hawk gaming world! I’ve opted to update my book to reflect the newest additions: Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2! This revised edition is now also available in Kindle format as well for the first time.

In all, an additional 8 pages were added, the intro and outro were edited and all of the appendices were changed to reflect the new content of these games. If you never dove in, there’s no better time than now to do so! The book carries a new suffix, eschewing its old gloomy subtext. It’s now called Tony Hawk’s Gaming Domination: A Definitive History Of The Hawk Gaming Franchise. It shares the concept of a definitive history with my Street Fighter Compendium book.

All old editions are considered outdated – look for the golden “Revised For 2020” in the corner to ensure you’ve got the latest edition. Updated links can be found in the Buy Now section!

THGD: On Sale Internationally

After a successful THGD launch week, I’m looking forward to spring truly arriving. Here, there remains some snow on the ground! However, by the end of the week, I expect blooming flowers and warmer temperatures.

While Amazon is typically great for America, THGD can also be purchased in the UK and throughout Europe also via Amazon. Below you can find localized links containing regional prices (at publishing date), though these may fluctuate.

International Availability

Amazon Links


Tony Hawk’s Gaming Domination: Now On Sale!!!

After 13 months – it’s finally live! The 214-page book is now available for purchase! I’ve done an updated flip-through of the book for those on the fence. It covers just about everything and should give an idea of what to expect. I’m excited for people to get their hands on this behemoth of a book and hope it brings joy to those who love the Hawk series of games. I’ll work on getting some samples in the coming days – but for now, enjoy the flip-through!

THGD: On Sale Any Time Now

THUG Display – E3 2003

With the final copy in hand, the final review approved, everything is done – and set to go. Now I wait for Amazon to make the book available for purchase. The final retail price for the book is $39.99 – so don’t pay a cent more than that. It seems the book is actually available at a marked-up price. I will be updating this site, and all social media pages with the final sale link once it goes live.

Now with the good news out of the way, the bad news is that I’m struggling to find an e-book format that suits my needs. This means there will be a delay of the Kindle edition as I sort out those kinks. Until then, please be patient. Today’s share is a photo I took back at 2003’s E3. This was one of several displays with the graffiti theme that ran throughout. I have several other E3 photographs from the same era in the book. I attended four straight years (02-05), one with a busted ankle! I got that cast signed by Hawk himself, of course, but that’s a different story entirely.

Tl;dr – The book will be on sale today, if all goes according to plan!

Release Date? When???

The promise of the 22nd of March has come and gone with only the header to this site suggesting otherwise. While I’m 99% ready to pull the trigger, I’m waiting on my final copy to arrive. Everything is proof-read, updated, arranged and sorted. However, I refuse to put it on sale without making sure it looks sexy. I was really hoping the book would arrive last week, but the days are passing and my shipment has yet to land. It’s frustrating – but the day is approaching.

In the meantime, just some quick trivia. The Nintendo64 housed three different Hawk games, two from Neversoft and one from Shaba. All three were ported by the Texas-based Edge Of Reality and initial American versions were issued on colored cartridges as seen below. In addition, a manufacturing issue with THPS meant that later revisions carried the European moniker: Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding, despite the label stating otherwise. The N64 iteration of the first game remains the version to play for speedrunners due to its higher frame rate. Plenty more info inside!

New Cover – Submitted For Review

Well, this is it! Thanks to Jared Krause, aka “slim”, I have a new cover! I went through the whole lot one final time and submitted it for review. Now the final wait begins: a one-day review, then a week to ship the behemoth to me. Assuming nothing is broken, THGD will be on sale in about a week: I’ll estimate the 22nd of March, give or take a day.

Having this extra time to work on things, I’ve added a few new pictures and included info about THPS5. The servers for the game turned off a few months back but recently it was on sale for the PS4. A number of people purchased the title only to realize the online-only infrastructure didn’t work well without servers!!! The simple solution is to pull the plug or disconnect from the Internet. However, a vast number of people didn’t know this. After some public outcry, it seems like it’s been pulled from the PSN. Yeah, doesn’t look like you can get it for the PS3 or the PS4 any more. Well, of course, this needed to be in the book, so I’m glad I had a few extra days to include info on that.

OK, long-winded post today. Just know that we’re in the final stretch! I’m so stoked to unleash this book.

Editing Done – Final Proof Time!

My final edits appear to be done – and it’s time to order a new proof. I’d certainly love to have this available for purchase, but not until I have a look at it. Since changing things around, I want to ensure it’s 100% to my liking before you can get your grubby mitts on this beast.

Once again, we’re looking at 212 pages and my final count was about 1,400 images and screenshots. I’m so psyched to have this available. So, for your patience, here’s another comparison shot – this time it’s is the Hoffman Factory – both from THPS2 and MHPBMX. Sorry for the long delay, but in the coming days I’ll be able to update this site and get the rest of social media going. Enjoy!

(final images are without text headers)

PC Back Live! Time For Final Edits!

Finally back online after a few weeks of downtime. It’s a pretty sexy-looking setup! This week I will be putting finishing touches on the book and still hope to have it on sale by next weekend! For now, just a sample image of this new layout. Cross fingers for some swift editing!

Proof Version Preview Flip Through

Before I marked up the entire book in red, fixing typos and formatting issues, I took a quick video. I flipped through the entire 214 behemoth to give an idea of the size of the book and the sheer number of images included. It’s enough to see it all, but not sufficient to see as much as you’d like. Oh what a tease! Check it out!

I endeavor to have this available to buy around the 10th of March.