COMMONWEALTH AVENUE—After grinding the full length of Green Line tracks along Boston University’s Charles River Campus, professional skateboarder Bob Burnquist confirmed earlier rumors that the trick combo unlocks a secret half-pipe on the roof of the College of Arts and Sciences.
“This hidden area is just one of many level-specific features that adds multiple layers of depth to game play,” says Neversoft, developer of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 and Boston University.
“What the hell is going on? Why is our campus so well-suited for skateboarding?“ asked student Andrew Stevens (SAR ’15). “It’s like they built it to be a skate park.”
“There are dozens of secret spots that can be unlocked after players complete certain level-specific objectives, such as ollie-ing over Dean Elmore”, reports Neversoft head developer, Mick West.
“I’m walking out of Warren and all of the sudden this skateboarder just falls off the building,“ said a visibly concerned Julie Sampson (CAS ’14). “There was blood everywhere, but he just started blinking and continued skateboarding. No, I don’t mean he was blinking with his eyes, but like he kept turning invisible and then visible again.”
“Should I have called an ambulance?” asked Sampson.
At press time, a frustrated lecturer has been trying to talk over the loud sound of “You” by Bad Religion.