Originally Published: June 29, 2010, on ESPNNewYork.com, PlayerAffinity.com, Original-Gamer.com, Examiner.com, and Lundberg.me

He revolutionized the extreme sports video game genre and put skateboarding on the map in a way no one else could. Of course, the only man I could be talking about is the legendary Tony Hawk.

I had a chance before E3 officially got underway, and Activision threw their mega-concert, to catch up with the skate legend and to talk to him about his new game coming out this fall, Tony Hawk’s Shred from Activision. We also chatted about what he thought his legacy was and what it was like to turn the video game world on its head.

Check out my interview at E3 2010 with skate legend Tony Hawk below!