Hey, I’ve grinded that!

A couple months ago, I got Tony Hawk’s Underground for my playstation 2, and it’s been fun to play levels that consist of places I’ve been to (like Balboa Park in the San Diego level and the Vancouver level). What’s really freaky though, is being in Vancouver today after playing the game for the past few months. It seems like every street I walk down, I realize there’s a prominent feature that’s in the game. Outside my hotel window, I can see planter gaps, bus stations, and bank buildings I’ve seen exact copies of in the game. I’d only been in downtown Vancouver once before, so I sort of got to know the city better in the game before this most recent trip.