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Activision has introduced “Tony Hawk Ride,” a 3-D extreme sports game designed for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii systems that is based on the moves of the legendary skateboard pro and his mates. This version of the “Hawk” franchise also comes with a new peripheral: a motion-sensitive skateboard similar to the Wii Fit Balance Board. GameDaily BIZ (5/15) , Electronista (5/15)

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Video game software sales slowed 23% in April compared with the same month in 2008, and video game hardware was down 8% for the period, according to a new study by NPD Group. Two bright spots, however, were the release of the Nintendo DSi portable gaming console and the price reduction on Sony’s PlayStation 2, the study noted. eWEEK.com (5/16)

The latest rumors surrounding the Zune are that Microsoft is developing a mobile-entertainment platform that will be part Xbox 360 and part Zune player, according to this report. If it pans out, the device apparently would have the same graphical interface as the New Xbox Experience. CNET/Crave (5/15)

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