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Shaun White: First game appearance was 'worst experience of my life'

Pro skateboarder tells of his first game appearance disappointment

Shaun White hated his first appearance in a video game. Activision got him in to appear in Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarding, and it didn't go too well.

"That was terrible. It was the worst experience of my life, 'cause I was so excited, I'm like 13, they're like you're going to be in a video game," he told OXM.

"You start freaking out, you're getting excited. Then the game came out and I'm like 'I don't look anything like that!' It was ridiculous, it didn't really depict anything like my snowboarding or anything, it was just basically me in a game as a character and you realise that it's because I didn't have any input. No one asked me what I thought of it, nobody wanted to know that, they just took my name and put it on the character."

Must have a had a pretty sweet life if that was his worst experience.

He learned his lesson though. "After my second time doing that, I said 'I'm not going to do that any more'. We started turning down games and waiting until it was actually my game, and that I could actually make a difference and do something cool and different."

For the full interview, grab yourself the latest edition of the OXM Report, available on the Inside Xbox channel of your Xbox 360 dashboard right now.