At midnight tonight the most likely biggest entertainment launch of the history is launching with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Activision has launched on Sunday the first TV commercial for Black Ops with the tag line "There is a Soldier in all of Us." The ad shows a war zone filled with every day people, Koby Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel shooting real guns. There is no game play footage. The ad could be a scene out of a Quentin Tarantino movie. It has this over the top display of violence. I am big fan of that in movies, but to use this in a TV commercial for a war inspired video game is controversial.
It does not help in the ongoing controversy of banning violent video games. It displays what critics of first person shooters think happens with gamers. In game action would translate into the real world. On top of that the ad could be interpreted as making war fun and harmless.
Black Ops is rated M for mature and is only for players 17 and up. The Black Ops TV ad should also not be watched by kids. The Black Ops TV ad is though available on Youtube and already clocked close to 1 million views. Watch the Black Ops TV ad below to judge for yourself. The comments on Youtube are mixed with people loving it and opposing it.
Apple Incorporated is being sued yet again by Smartflash over patent usage. Already Smartflash won $532.9 Million in a lawsuit against Apple and now it is accusing it of reusing the concerned patent after winning the first court case.
Assassin’s Creed Unity was one of the most anticipated games for the past year. The game enthusiasts had waited for more than a year for the game to come out. The game which was part of the original Assassin’s Creed series came out and proved to be an amazing hit of the year.
The console and PC version of the game was amazing, but most of the players missed their game while they were away from their consoles and PC’s. To cover this gap which people used to spend away from the game, the developers came up with an awesome companion app.
The Assassin’s Creed Unity Companion app is specially designed so that you have a permanent link to the Assassin’s Creed Unity always ready in your pocket. The companion app offers you an amazing 3D view of Paris from the original game; you could plan your missions and while doing so, complete many side quests present in the app. You will also get chance to study the city in detail so that going through the game is much easier.
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