Thursday, August 12, 2010
RC swag makes Black Ops Prestige 'explosive'
Just when you thought the night vision goggles from MW2 totally rocked, Activision and TreyArch are taking it to a new level with a fully functional remote-controlled buggy, bundled in the Black Ops Prestige Edition, Activision announced today.
Before you go and pre-order this game, be forewarned - the bomb looks real and you could get some jail time - or a stern warning. However, if you are a college student or a high school student, wow, the possibilities are endless ... haha.
Here's the press release:
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has de-classified details regarding the Collector's Editions for Treyarch's upcoming game, Call of Duty(R): Black Ops, which is expected to be the entertainment event of 2010. Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition and the Call of Duty: Black Ops Hardened Editions, are expected to be this year's hottest collector's item and are now available in limited supplies for pre-order in the U.S. at major retail outlets nationwide. Call of Duty: Black Ops launches on November 9th, giving gamers the latest classified surveillance technology -- the RC-XD -- as part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition.
For the Prestige Edition, Treyarch and Activision created an entirely original remote controlled surveillance vehicle inspired by the RC-XD from Black Ops Multiplayer. With a range of up to 200 feet, the RC-XD Surveillance Vehicle has a fully-functioning remote camera that transmits both TFT color video and audio to its operator.
The Prestige Edition is inclusive of the Hardened Edition, which includes a custom Black Ops limited edition medal, exclusive Black Ops Avatar outfit, as well as four playable cooperative maps.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Editions and Hardened Editions will be available for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system when Call of Duty: Black Ops opens worldwide on November 9th. Black Ops drops gamers deep behind enemy lines into the world of deniable operations as a member of elite Black Ops units. Standard editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops will also be available for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii and Windows(R) PC. The title is not yet rated by the ESRB. Also in development, Call of Duty: Black Ops for Nintendo DS is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.
For more information, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.
M4dSkillz's take: Shoot, I still love the toy NVGs that came with the last Prestige Edition. Does it enhance gameplay or add to the experience? No. Is it necessary and can you get by on the regular recruit? Of course. But you are missing the point. This is about bragging rights - and what other way than to run this RC buggy around your workplace, class room or even at your place of worship. I do think the extra swag bundled with games may be a bit much at times, but it's still fun to watch people become giddy children when nongamers see and play with the swag.
Now, let's hope the gameplay can come close to Infinity Ward's MW2.