VIDEO: 'Black Ops 2' Trailer Stirs Up Controversy
The trailer for Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 hit the web Tuesday and has already drummed up a bit of controversy. The teaser for the highly anticipated video game, which will be available on November 13, depicts a future in which the U.S. military is facing threats from smarter, more tech-savvy terrorists. "The enemy can be anywhere and can be anyone," a voice on the video reads, before a shot of a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is flashed across the screen. The fact that the mask, an unofficial symbol of Anonymous, which according to the International Business Times is an "online hacktivist collective which has made a name for itself by fighting censorship and human rights abuse online," is being equated with the enemy of the future is making some gamers uneasy with the game's not-so-subtle pro-status quo message.
See the trailer for yourself here: