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Black ops comercial... over the top?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kelmo, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    This comercial has been a very hot topic. News, sports all of it. Is it demeaning to soldiers? Are the media types too sensitive?

    What are your thoughts? i would be very interested in what the gaming culture thinks.
  2. Kiminality

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    I personally don't see it as any more demeaning to the armed forces than the games themselves making war into entertainment.
    If anything, the advert somewhat hangs a lantern on the fact that the people playing the game (and other such games) aren't soldiers.

    Edit: I actually quite appreciate the creative approach to it.
  3. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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  4. Xanth de Orlig

    Xanth de Orlig Journeyman
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    I liked it.

    Guy at the end cracked me up (ice cream driver? butcher?)

    People tend to take things to seriously ...

    As far as war into entertainment ... I can see your point .. but it doesn't stop at games ... movies, books, toys ... it's the world and it is what it is ...

    I remember playing with sticks for guns when I was knee high to a grasshopper ... also getting in trouble for trying to watch Hamburger Hill when I was not much older heh

    For better or for worse, war has been a part of entertainment for many a moon .. and I don't see it stopping any time soon ...

    not sure I see it as demeaning though per se ... heck I bet a good percentage of our soldiers are playing that same game ;-)

    Just my opinion. Though, as one of the greats said once "I ain't often right, but I ain't never been wrong" :p


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    *edit* I seriously didn't mean to rhyme moon and soon ... lol *
  5. Smoot

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    I love that commercial; first time i saw i was like "oh no this better not be an add to join the army because it looks like a videogame" a half second later... oh wait, it probably is for a videogame.

    Anyway, anyone actually play Black ops? I read up on it and dont really like what i read, said they made it more casual, eliminated the stopping power perk, regen of health. It sounds like Halo combat...

    Might go with Medal of Honor, or just get both and sell the one i like less.
  6. kemistry

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    I managed to rent the game, the advert is alright. Its not controversial its good. The game is alright, havent really had the chance to play it fully yet. My favourites were call of duty 2 and modern warfare 2.
  7. Felonious Monk

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    Imo it just shows 'everyday people and beyond' gaming.
    An eclectic group of peeps at that.
  8. [​IMG]

    I liked this pic of the "proud noob"
  9. Babble

    Babble Guest

    Is a cute way to say that all people play shooters.

    Though the shattner wow shamman still is better :p