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Kiteboarding Video Game Unveiled For Xbox 360 And PS3

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Kiteboarders are preparing to get their hands in a new video game for the world’s best consoles. “Motion Sports: Adrenaline” will feature eight extreme sports in Kinect mode: Wingsuit, Mountain Bike, Rock Climbing, Kayak, Kitesurf, Parkour, Extreme Ski and Extreme Trampoline.

 

Expect real kiteboarding simulation

Expect real kiteboarding simulation

 

The kitesurfing game promises to be the finest title ever produced. Watch how Ubisoft developed the uniqueness of the wind sport, in the game trailer.

 

 

 

 

Riders will be able to compete in multiplayer mode against or in cooperation with other contestants. The intuitive motion control is set to display the most precise gestures from the players.

 

The water and the kite details are impressive, so you should expect a very real simulation of extreme action kiteboarding, between the hills and rocky mountains of world scenarios.

 

“Motion Sports: Adrenaline” will be released by Ubisoft in October 2011. Source: SurferToday

First Surfing Video Game

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The first surf game in the history of computers is California Games. The Commodore 64 video game was released by Epyx, in 1987, and it was a total success.

 

Does anyone remember this game?

Does anyone remember this game?

 

In the 80’s, video games were run in audio cassette tapes. California Games featured surfing, skateboarding, BMX, roller skating, freestyle foot bag and flying disc.

 

In the surfing competitions, players had to perform the best possible moves and tricks, although they were not that complex. A bottom turn, a few cut-backs, aerials and tube rides could boost your final score.

 

Playing California Games was great, at the time. If the surfer wiped out, a shark would appear and the famous theme from the movie “Jaws” would be heard. A true classic.

 

After the release for the Commodore 64, California Games was ported to Amiga, Apple IIGS, Atari 2600, Atari ST, Atari Lynx, DOS, Sega Mega Drive, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Nintendo Entertainment System, MSX and Sega Master System.

 

In 1993, California Games 2 arrives with better graphics, sound and new sports. Surfing is replaced by bodyboarding and at the end of your wave ride you’d get a nice message: “Get a virtual life, dude”.

 

System 3, the company who owns the title, recently announced plans to re-release California Games in the new video game consoles. Nintendo’s Wii might be the first to get the revival nostalgia. Source: SurferToday

The Best iPhone Surf Games And Apps

Friday, February 11th, 2011
What can't the iPhone do? These are cool apps no doubt.

What can't the iPhone do? These are cool apps no doubt.

 

Surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing and bodyboarding applications have been invading the iPhone mobile phone. In the last two year, many bad, fair, good and very good apps were developed and uploaded into the iTunes Store. Free or paid, it’s time to check the best iPhone surf apps.

 

Let’s start by the iPhone surfing games. It’s not easy to make a good portable surfing game, but “Billabong Surf Trip” is great. Cool graphics, friendly user controls and an overall will to hit the real waves apply. Rip Curl developed “Live The Search: The Ultimate Surfing Game”, another gnarly example of how we should pass time while waiting for the best tide. Finally, “Wildcard Pro Surfing” let’s you, Jonny Carver, experience 1000 different surf trick combinations.

 

There are other interesting surf apps for you iPhone. The “NOAA Ocean Buoys” is pretty cool. It provides users with access to live data transmitted from over 120 buoys scattered throughout North America, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Check the wave heights, wave periods, wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, water temperature, atmospheric pressure, pressure tendency and dew points. Great for surfers and sailors.

 

Surfline has developed an iPhone app with world surf forecasts. Featuring 90 live HD surf cams, this mobile app has what it takes to get to the best surf spot available, in a few minutes. Windguru launched a very intuitive version of the classic website. This iPhone app is free and can be quickly downloaded. Storm Surfers are also hunting the biggest waves and let you know where they are, for free.

 

“iSurfer – Surfing Coach” is the perfect surf dictionary for beginners, intermediates and advanced surfers. Learn to perform tricks, the rules, the best equipment and safety procedures. If you’re a windsurfer or kitesurfer, the “Kite and Windsurfing Navigator” is essential to understand what are the pros and cons of your surf trip destinations.

 

“Wind Vane” is remarkable. This iPhone app gets your GPS location and starts delivering real-time wind speed and direction data. “Wind Meter” uses you iPhone to calculate wind speed, by analyzing the volume on your microphone.

 

If you’ve still got time before hitting the surf, find out more about “Wind Sensor”, “Over The Falls”, “Windsurfing Tricktionary”, “Sail Size”, “Bobble Surfer”, “Marine Day Tides”, “The Stormrider Guide” and “iBodyboard”. Source: SurferToday

3D Surf Game For iPhone

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Awesome 3D surf game to be played on an iPhone by Rip Curl

Awesome 3D surf game to be played on an iPhone by Rip Curl

 

Rip Curl has announced that it will release a high-end 3D surfing game to the iPhone market this September. Titled “Live The Search: The Ultimate Surfing Game”, the application is being project-managed by Rip Curl International and developed in Australia by Sydney-based creative agency Lomah Studios. Driven by Rip Curl’s “Search” philosophy, the game will allow players to travel the world as Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore or a created surfer, chasing swells and surfing some of the most secret waves in our oceans. The player advances through the game by completing goals, unlocking trips and completing other objectives. There are no contest rash vests in this game either – it’s all about travel, adventure and living the Search.

 

“I can’t wait to play the finished product – I’m a big iPhone and iPad geek so it’s going to be good to have a surfing app. It will be the perfect game to kill down time. The Search concept is such a big part of Rip Curl’s culture and I’m glad we decided to focus on this for the game – traveling the world in search of perfect waves is what surfing is all about…” – Mick Fanning

 

“I can’t wait to surf like Mick! It’s really cool that Mick and I are characters in the game – we’ve both been with Rip Curl for over 10 years and we grew up reading about and watching videos of Rip Curl’s first ever Search trips with Tom Curren and co, back in the ’80s. I’m going to play it all the time!” – Stephanie Gilmore

 

Rip Curl originally planned to release the game in April during the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, but delayed its unveiling to better tie in with its global ‘Live The Search’ marketing campaign in the second part of the year. “We really wanted this game to be a true reflection of the brand’s spirit. The ‘Search’ is what makes Rip Curl the ultimate surfing company, so this is the concept behind the game as well.”

 

“We’ve been starved of a high-end surfing game for several years now and there has been a lot of noise about this lately. We’re really excited to get this game available on the iTunes Store and feed the hungry!” – Neil Ridgway (Rip Curl Group Marketing & Advertising Chairman)

 

The Live The Search game is a revolutionary iPhone application release for Lomah Studios too, who have dedicated over six months to the development project.

 

“Ground breaking new graphic technology had to be developed for Live The Search, but it all came together perfectly in the end. The more we played the game and refined it, the more we became hooked on it ourselves!” – Stephen Molloy (Creative Director of LOMAH Studios)

 

“There are a lot of subtleties to the mechanics and the experience of surfing that make all the difference. We went back to the drawing board and created everything from scratch for Live The Search; the end result is really beautiful to play.” – Dain Hedgpeth (Technical Director of LOMAH Studios)

 

“Live The Search: The Ultimate Surfing Game” is currently being reviewed by Apple and will be available via the iTunes Store later this month.

 

Keep your eyes peeled on this spot for our announcement of the game’s availability! Source: http://surfertoday.com

Online Surf Games

Friday, May 21st, 2010
Play fun online surf games

Play fun online surf games

 

Here is a fun way to surf when you are no where near the ocean. Check out these fun online surfing games. SurferToday.com has got the best and ultimate collection of surf games! I have played a few myself and I can guarantee hours will fly by without you noticing. Hang ten! http://surfertoday.com/games

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