Megan Fox Appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts Live-Action Trailer

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Megan Fox Appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts Live-Action Trailer

The new, live-action Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer "Epic Night Out" features a memorable trip to Vegas and an appearance by none other than Megan Fox.

I wasn't a huge fan of the Call of Duty: Ghosts "Free Fall" gameplay trailer that struck earlier this week, but "Epic Night Out" is definitely up my alley. It's silly, too, but in a good way: Four guys running around in the ruins of Vegas, dodging explosions and shooting at everything that moves, while the Chairman of the Board struts his stuff in the background. And Megan Fox! That actually isn't a highlight for me, I had no idea it was her at all until I paid some attention to the description, but what's a Call of Duty ad without at least one celebrity appearance?

It's not quite up to the level of the great Black Ops ad from 2010 but it's still a lot of fun and really, I think this is how it should be done: Forget all that "war is hell" stuff and focus on "videogames are cool" instead. There's a lot more credibility to be had from that vantage point.

Call of Duty: Ghosts comes out on November 5 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC, and as a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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I'm noticing a trend for shooter commercials to have all the action be done by the actual gamers. Like the Xbone and PS4 commercials did a similar thing and I'm wondering if anyone else has picked up on this.
It just seems kinda weird. Maybe Yahtzee was right in that showing how good the game will look doesn't work anymore so now the game is advertised as a social event.

Wowzers. That was a pretty darn good commercial. I've never purchased COD game and I still wont, but that add seems to capture the spirit of the game rather well.

I like how the article specifies that Megan Fox being in it wasn't as highlight, after making the title about her.

But, eh, very forgettable ad.

Hmm, the opening scene and the style of the music made me think of Fallout New Vegas. Then it got dull.

Captures the dudebro side of the game perfectly, (with a bored Megan Fox phoning in the worst performance ever for the money)

Was an entertaining video, but still not worth paying for the game until its like 75% off due to how stupidly massive the download is.

The only thing I really like about CoD now are their commercials. They're always done very nicely, so if nothing else, props for that.

Josh12345:
It just seems kinda weird. Maybe Yahtzee was right in that showing how good the game will look doesn't work anymore so now the game is advertised as a social event.

I think it's rather suspicious that they try to sell a game without actually showing anything from the game. Just "Look at how much fun these guys are having! Yeah! They're regular Joe's but they're acting like bad-ass navy seals! Look! There's Megan Fox! Oh yeah, buy CoD Ghosts."

On one hand I'm kinda tempted to get the new cod since the multi is always fun, but on the other, every-single one of these promo things they release make it look too damn dudebro for my tastes.

Oh? It has meagan fox in it's add? Well looks like i have another reason not to get this game.

How extremely appropriate.

At first I liked the trailer. Then I realized that the only thing I liked about it was the music.

I never understood the appeal of Megan Fox.

I also don't understand why a blank expression is considered sexy.

I never really understood why you'd do a game trailer completely in live action since, y'know, you're selling a game not a film. It seems especially odd in this case since it's showing us a bunch of guys driving cars, firing guns (and missing every shot going), grappling down buildings and blowing up helicopters and then just slaps the brand name on the end as if to say, "Yep, that's exactly what this game will be like!"

So uh does anyone know the button you press in COD to flip a table over and use it as cover? or the button to press that lets you dive side ways while shooting? or to do a roll?

Also BF style destruction mechanics on COD now?

Man, Megan's really been slumming it since she got ditched from Transformers.

"There's a soldier in everyone" is pretty friggin' awful and disrespectful as a title. I think that sums up everything people criticise about CoDs message on war.

Josh12345:
I'm noticing a trend for shooter commercials to have all the action be done by the actual gamers. Like the Xbone and PS4 commercials did a similar thing and I'm wondering if anyone else has picked up on this.
It just seems kinda weird. Maybe Yahtzee was right in that showing how good the game will look doesn't work anymore so now the game is advertised as a social event.

It's been a trend for a few years now at least I think, Skyrim's trailers were all 100% live action and I'm pretty sure the 360/PS3 trailers were almost all mainly live action in some form or another.

I actually think it's almost the reverse of what Yahtzee says, that games actually don't look good enough for what they promise people in their heads. Like how people remember Call of Duty:MW3 looking is probably a lot better than it would look on a big screen in the middle of a bunch of adds featuring normal people. When you remember a game you tend to forget what looks rough and the world becomes real to you, but if you've been watching a bunch of real adverts it shows you that there's still a way to go.

But if you do live action then you can show people what they think in their heads, instead of how things actually are.

That's a good advert, contemporary jazz, modern humour and explosions never hurt anyone.

Akichi Daikashima:
I never understood the appeal of Megan Fox.

I also don't understand why a blank expression is considered sexy.

Kristen Stewart is in the same boat, "sexy" and blank.

Akichi Daikashima:
I never understood the appeal of Megan Fox.

I also don't understand why a blank expression is considered sexy.

The blank face has nothing to do with being sexy. Her face is sexy to begin with and the blankness is simply a precaution, they don't want to risk ruining the appeal by having her attempt to do anything more.

this is almost the perfect fit

pubescent male fantasy, appearance over substance, ultimately vacuous...and then there's megan fox...

someone at the ad agency runs a mean checklist.

touché.

For almost a second there I though I was watching a trailer for FONV. Not too sure if that's a snide comment on how bland the COD games are or how bad the artistic design was for FONV.

In every CoD game I've ever played, those protagonists would've been dead at least ten times each by the time the trailer was done. As much fun as they try and make CoD look, it's still far too fast for me. I like to have time to think between spawn and death.

And what's with them always having vehicles in these ads? As far as I know, CoD still doesn't have drivable vehicles, just those killstreaks where you get to sit in one for a while.

I suppose it isn't terrible(certainly not better than that black ops trailer that was mentioned, or the "surprise" trailer they did), but almost anything would seem better than those random people telling COD stories in random daily situations commercials.

Oh goody gumdrops, a neo-hipster bromance advertisement. Notice what they aren't showing? .. Well aside from the real life nerd-rages, overt sexism and race baiting that's a deep part of the COD experiance... Those numbnuts shooting any actual human enemies. I'm guessing showing those happy-go-lucky fucktards mowing down other people would have been a downer ... when it's the BIGGEST part of the fucking game. Gotta love "honesty" in advertising. It's all fun and games until someone gets their head blown off ... so we just won't show that part.

As to Megan Fox, meh. Don't mind she's in the add as she actually is a gamer, but ever since she mistook an undertaker for a plastic surgeon she's become very uncanny valleyish and just not attractive to me.

Alfador_VII:
(with a bored Megan Fox phoning in the worst performance ever for the money)

As opposed to any of her other "acting" gigs? If you can even call it that. I mean most of her roles involve "Stand there and look hot" so, how much acting that requires isn't quantifiable.

And we should care because....
The only reason anyone hires Megan Fox is because she either slept with somone upstairs or is going to sleep with someone in the commercial. When did we start glorifying porn stars with less acting ability than actual porn stars now?

Alfador_VII:
(with a bored Megan Fox phoning in the worst performance ever for the money)

ID argue it was her best performance to date. After all, she managed to actual change her face and not show boobs in the process. Thatsn ot saying much, because she is one of the worst actors in existence to begin with.

Also capcha insults me. It tells me that i cannot be animal, mienral or computer :(

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Because of course she is.

Know what stands out to me? It doesn't show any actual violence. I remember the Spec Ops: The Line launcher trailer, which, for example, showed the main character stuffing a shotgun into someone's mouth and pulling the trigger.

Well Call of Duty's certainly taking home first round in the war against Battlefield what with that whole AXE thing they got running for them.

EDIT: Seems my statement was both rushed and uninformed. I feel like some sort of marketing executive now :(

thaluikhain:
I like how the article specifies that Megan Fox being in it wasn't as highlight, after making the title about her.

But, eh, very forgettable ad.

As opposed to her usual memorable works? *snaps fingers*

Celebs advertising games isn't a bad idea, but wouldn't it be better to get celebs involved with the game to advertise the game?

Oh look, another Call Of Duty advert using famous celebrities to draw attention instead of showing the actual game (or gameplay)...I wonder why :)

Ulquiorra4sama:
Well Call of Duty's certainly taking home first round in the war against Battlefield what with that whole AXE thing they got running for them.

Ummm...what?
1) That commercial is running for AXE...hence it's on their channel, not any channel affiliated with Battlefield/DICE.
2) The only other reason you say that is because the AXE advert was published on the Escapist as "news" while the actual BF4 Multiplayer trailer (you know, the one with millions of views) obviously wasn't Escapist-worthy.

Call Of Duty trailers are alright from a "hyuk hyuk, famous celebrities!" point of view, but Battlefield trailers completely DESTROY them in terms of impressing with just gameplay alone.

Sorry if I'm coming off as a typical Battlefield-fanboy slamming CoD (as if that doesn't happen enough), but even speaking objectively it's just undeniable that Battlefield has fucking AWESOME trailers. As for gameplay, I'll let people decide for themselves.

Yuuki:
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Well i can only apologize for my ignorance then. I don't pay much attention to the promotions for either of these games since i don't play neither CoD nor Battlefield and had only seen the AXE atrocity thus making that my only point of reference.

I am not sure why the lack of game-play would be seen as a warning sign in this case. It isn't like COD is some small, first time project from an unknown studio. Pretty much everybody knows what to expect by now, and those who like COD are going to get it regardless of the trailers.

Plus we already saw that a dog is in the game, I doubt they can really top that.

The Black Ops ad was not only good, but a masterpiece compared to this... Maybe it says something about the game series when even the ads go downhill.

While I've mixed opinions of Megan Fox (good actor, seems like a stand-up sort of person, but weird and often bad movie roles and choices), gotta admit that little head shake after they jump off the building was hilariously well timed.

However, to join in on the unofficial theme currently running through the thread: I agree that this almost fails in it's job as a trailer. It's not particularly creative (aside from a few funny moments), tells us nothing really new in the game that hasn't been informed by other (IN-GAME) trailers, and doesn't show any actual game play.
Now don't get me wrong: I don't think that cinematic trailers should automatically be disregarded (I think some people dismiss how much CAN be told about a game in one of those trailers), since they are useful tool to build interest in a game while the actual gameplay is being tweaked, but when you get to the stage when the gameplay is pretty much nearly finished, you don't really have an excuse anymore.

@Strazdas

And you base that comment on what? She doesn't have a reputation for sleeping around, dating a lot of men, nor has she ever made a sex tape that has "accidentally" leaked to the public. In fact, she has been in a relationship with Brian Austin Green since 2004 and gave birth to their first child last year and she is currently expecting their second child. So where exactly are you getting all this "slept with someone upstairs" and "glorified porn star" gibberish? Making things up, eh?

This is some nasty commercial shit

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