There is a reason why we have moved the majority of videos into the weekly Trailer Park post but the new trailer for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II from Activision has the honour of being so utterly pointless and crap I have kicked it out of the feature and banned it from the pages of TSA.
The trailer lasts for an entire five seconds and shows an explosion.
During the first draft of this post the trailer was included at the top of the page, but if Activision cannot be bothered to make a decent trailer I cannot be bothered to post it.
Other gaming sites will be posting the video along with release dates and some lovely words about pre-order bonuses – lots of free advertising for Activision which they really do not need. Black Ops II will sell millions upon millions of copies with or without the help of the gaming press so what exactly was the point of issuing a five second trailer other than to make games writers across the globe dance like Activision’s pet monkeys?
Rockstar did something similar by releasing a single piece of artwork for Grand Theft Auto V, a piece of art (not even a screenshot) that was taken from a scene in a trailer that was released months ago.
The hype machine for games is getting ridiculous and bloated. THQ announced del Toro’s ‘Insane’ game with a trailer three years before it was meant to hit the shelves. Images and information is drip fed to the press in minuscule amounts and by releasing a five second trailer Activision have not only taken the biscuit, they have dunked it in their tea and scoffed the damn thing.
No doubt they are feeling mighty proud as their tiny, worthless trailer is emblazoned across the web. It will not appearing on TSA, this dancing monkey has better things to do.