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Shaun White: Appearing in game was "the worst experience of my life"

Boarder's previous appearance in Shaun Palmer game "terrible"

Pro snow and skateboarder Shaun White revealed to OXM at E3 that his first appearance in a game, in Activision's Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder, was a painful experience.

"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 us. "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."

It even led to White shying away from appearing in any video game, worried about how he would be represented.

"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."

To hear more from Shaun White about his new game and his enormous mane of hair, check out the latest edition of the OXM Report, available on the Inside Xbox channel of your Xbox 360 now.

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