With yesterday’s announcement that Activision’s next Call of Duty game will be revealed on May 1st during TNT’s broadcast of the NBA playoffs, its only natural that viral marketing efforts are sure to follow. One of the first examples comes from the YouTube series “FPS Russia”, who demonstrated a military quadrotor with a machine gun. As cool as it is to watch, it’s completely fake:
“’I can tell from the pixels’ arguments aside, there are a few things which should be setting off your BS sensors in this video. Mostly that it’s just too good to be true: 30 mph top speed; slim, sophisticated design; unidentifiable weapon; and shockingly good picture quality on the hand-held tablet. Not to mention that this robot would be way ahead of any comparable device available today, nor the ludicrous concept of loading an enormous explosive into a piece of expensive military hardware.”
There’s also the fact that an extremely high-tech piece of technology would be given the same name as Bart Simpson’s putter. Whatever the case, you can at least marvel at technology’s ability to fake something it can’t yet produce.
Check out the video after the break.