I'm not big on FPS games, I'm not at all up to date on gaming systems or gaming trends, and I'm often not all that big on multiplayer games. However, I just saw this advertisement in a post at Shakesville, and it is enough a thing of beauty that I want to share it with everybody.
I am sharing this in large part because I do not expect to ever buy the product, but I want to encourage more of this sort of advertising. So I'm giving them a free signal boost, and I've sent an email to Activision thanking them for the ad.
I want to express my appreciation of your "There's a Soldier in All of Us" advertisement, and making the decision to reasonably reflect the diversity of the gaming community. An advertisement which displays a variety of body shapes, genders, skin tones, and apparent professions without resorting to easy stereotypes or making fun of often marginalized gamers is sadly a rare thing, and I appreciate it.
While I am unlikely to personally purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops as it's not the sort of game I enjoy, I am posting a link to the advertisement in my personal blog and encouraging my friends to watch it. I hope to see more advertising like this in the future.
[Actually, I haven't sent them an email because their Contact Us page is labyrinthine and useless, but I want to go ahead and post this. Hopefully I'll figure something out.]
Originally posted at http://marcmagus.dreamwidth.org/143626.h