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Oliver North Pitches Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Ad uses future war scare tactics

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Retired Lieutenant Commander Oliver North is know for many things. Video game pitchman is now on that list. A teaser trailer of sorts was released by Activision that features Colonel North sitting on a stool talking about how scary war is going to be in the future. He makes statements like “I’m not worried about the guy who wants to hijack one plane, I’m worried about the guy who wants to hijack all the planes.”

The Video is shot in a documentary style and also features P.W. Singer (Author of Wired For War) talking about what the reality of war in the near future is going to be. Weapons that are extremely accurate and deadly. Robots that need little to no human interactivity to perform their duties. Railguns and lasers for the battlefield. In reality it is the future of the battlefield, put to a scary soundtrack, and we have a sweet video that makes you want to see more.

Unfortunately, Kotaku has decided to turn a video game commercial into a political hotpoint by using their service to remind people of the fact that Lt Col. North was charged with lying to congress in the 80′s about selling weapons to Iran. No where does it mention the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Heart medals that he earned as an actual war hero. Upon the publishing of their article, Twitter semi-erupted:

i know that was oliver north in that commercial. anyway, did i just see oliver north in a video game commercial? 14 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

That ten-minute-long ad starring Oliver North really makes me want to play your war video game. Good spokesman, video game company 14 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Oliver North is shilling the new Call of Duty while trying to scare you: http://t.co/pKpardEr (Would be tackier if he shilled a new Contra) 14 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Am I the only person disturbed to see Oliver North hawking video games? http://t.co/LbGLGxAr 30 minutes ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Did anyone find it weird that Oliver North was in a commercial promoting #CallofDuty? What, is there an arms dealer in Black Ops II? 4 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@BenKuchera 457: If you pre-order now Oliver North will sell weapons to a country of your choice 11 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

MT @paramnesiac: @JebBoone Maybe there’s a mini-game, you shred documents and lie to Congress to keep the ops a secret. http://t.co/a9cVd8qb 56 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

oliver north should be just as successful selling call of duty as he was weapons to iran because to americans it is basically the same thing 2 minutes ago via Plume for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Oliver North Pitches Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
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  • http://www.blog4modernwarfare3.com/ SteveO GameO

    the future is not very far off, we are not ready for it.

    great video trailer makes you think this stuff is real and could happen cant wait for the game.