It looks like we are losing another (once intelligent) franchize to the pop culture machine. Team Ghost is an insult to any self respecting gamer. What is Team Ghost? Well, Ubisoft is pulling together various celebrities to create a gaming team for an online reality show. I admit Kevin Love (NBA) and Justin Blackmon (college football) seem cool enough. They are professional athletes, not professional gamers, but at least they know how to speak.
This brings me to this travesty of a video featuring Coco. Her claim to fame is that she is married to Ice-T. I keep typing sentences and deleting them. I can not even figure out what to say about this. This is a massive insult to female gamers. Hell, it's an insult to all gamers. What does this say about Ubisoft's perception of their audience? I am not even going to get into the sexism. I think we all have a grasp on that... And we can talk about it in the comments. The comments on GameTrailers.com are about 95% negative. On an unrelated note, this girl is absolutely revolting.
I was really looking forward to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. I loved the first game. It's still one of my favorite FPS games of all time because there was so much to it. You really had to plan your moves. It forced you to think. I'm not sure how I feel about the new game now. I'm worried, to say the least.
Ubisoft, this is the worst marketing campaign ever. Fire your marketing team. Fire Complex and Team Ghost. Fire anyone who said this was a good idea. I seriously want to meet the people behind this nonsense. They need someone to slap some sense into them. I'm up for the challenge.
All in all, I guess I am just sad to see another franchise turn into this. This marketing tells me that the game will be watered down to cater to the lowest common denominator. I really hope that the developers and the marketers are not governed by the same people.
On a brighter note, we have this indie game to look forward to: Takedown.