As we inch closer to the release of Battlefield 3, news of the pre-order bonuses are making their way to the internet. And keeping in trend with more recent releases these “bonuses” look more and more like content that should be included in the game to begin with. This is par for the course for many but a large handful of the gaming community on Reddit.com seems to have had enough.
We received a press release this evening from ID: Software that contained a link to a new commercial for their upcoming post-apocalyptic FPS, RAGE(we actually talk quite a bit about RAGE in Rated NA: Episode 24). This new commercial highlights NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin who also plays forward for the L.A. Clippers and won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Content. Last I checked, RAGE has nothing to do with basketball. To clarify, I get the joke, but really, I think ID would be much better off showcasing their amazing engine and stunning graphics as opposed to comedy stylings of a talented basketball rookie. In all honesty, I thought we were beyond the age of using random celebrities to promote an IP. The commercial does have a few funny moments. Check it out below.