Shaun White: eerste verschijning in game was een nachtmerrie
Voor velen is het een droom, maar voor Shaun White is zijn eerste game op een nachtmerrie uitgedraait. Het gaat over de eerste verschijning van Shaun White in een game,¬† in het 2001 uitgekomen Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder. Volgens Shaun White zouden de ontwikkelaars hun eigen wil hebben opgedrongen - en werd de mening van de populaire snowboarder gewoonweg niet gevraagd.
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.¬†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.