Live-action Black Ops commercial features slow-mo explosions, Kobe Bryant

Friday, 5th November 2010 08:53 GMT By Nathan Grayson


On this week’s episode of “Advertising Budgets Gone Wild,” we have a nice little slice of total insanity from Activision. But it’s a good kind of insanity. Maybe. The basic concept? What if Call of Duty multiplayer was an actual thing? You know, like a paintball match, but with live ammo and enough pyrotechnic work to make Michael Bay shed a few tears, grab his hat, and find something else to hang it on.

Also, famous convicted sex offend– we mean basketball player Kobe Bryant and comedian Jimmy Kimmel are both in it, because why not? Check out the full thing after the break, courtesy of Advertising Age.



  1. EscoBlades

    Black Ops….”Yawn”

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Freek

    Everybody is shooting, but nobody is getting kills…noobs… ;)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    I should not have seen that hours after coming home from a party. 8/

    #3 4 years ago
  4. xokero

    2 new videos ingame

    #4 4 years ago


    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dralen

    Well this sure is a great way of getting journalists attention.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. poopoofruits

    that was funny, this ad will get everyone to buy black ops (not literaly everyone people)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DBZ0wnz

    That was pretty bad…

    #8 4 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    ass! :p

    #9 4 years ago
  10. jeremycafe

    Man you all cry about everything. This was an awesome ad, even if they paid some scum rapi….basketball player to be in it.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. stretch215

    Kobe Bryant was never convicted of rape. His accuser is a lying whore who got her story mixed up so many times SHE didn’t know what happened. She was just trying to get some money.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. gorman

    Honestly the Kobe “joke” was not very funny. Especially considering what stretch215 just mentioned.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. revsoul

    yeah, how can u defend her story when she shows up to the hospital the NEXT day with THREE different guys semen on her underwear?

    Adulterer yes, rapist no.

    You can’t deny the awesomeness of the commercial

    #13 4 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    XBOX LIVE or PSN…..hmmm G1GA are you getting this or are you still being a slave for your precious Star Craft 2? :D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. spiderLAW

    Dont any of you wackos ever talk shit about Kobe. Hes the greatest basketball player (2nd to Jordan of Course) ever. He was also a nice, genuine, cool dude when i met him.

    @11 Good job man. He ws never convicted and that skank just wanted in on his $13mill per season income.

    This commercial was indeed awesome sauce.

    @TEA, dude. PSN man. Thats where ill be at, if i can scrounge up the money to get this bad boy :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. walk_star

    @10 – damn straight. it’s funny and it’s effective. they also don’t overdo the celebrity aspect by giving them hackneyed lines, and the result is the emboldening realization that everyone is equal online, differentiated by skill alone (inb4 “durr hurrrr NO wut about cheaters”)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    Haha, fantastic commercial. Don’t care who this guy is.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Callum

    Lol, I fucking loved that. The guy at the end with the twin pistols…stroke of genius.

    Also, someone mention SC2 ?! I want to play you!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    @13: Sounds like a party! :D

    #19 4 years ago

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