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Suiting Up for Alpha Protocol

I never cease to be amazed by the ridiculous promotional swag video game companies send out.

Here's something crazy that showed up at the Giant Bomb offices yesterday--a tactical vest and an Airsoft gun to promote Obsidian's upcoming espionage RPG, Alpha Protocol. It was quickly decided that, of the Giant Bomb staff, Vinny has the best plainclothes-cop look, and then the shenanigans ensued shortly thereafter. Though you'll be able to modify hair, facial hair, and skin color of your character, it's too bad you won't be able to modify your guy's actual facial features in Alpha Protocol, because I'd love to take this guy into action. Especially with that stylish lei!


UPDATE: As many of you have keenly pointed out in the comments, the green screen makes these images ripe for silly Photoshoppery, and Vinny has thrown down the gauntlet with this amazing box art mock-up. Let's see if you can do better!
 
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Posted by Ryan

Here's something crazy that showed up at the Giant Bomb offices yesterday--a tactical vest and an Airsoft gun to promote Obsidian's upcoming espionage RPG, Alpha Protocol. It was quickly decided that, of the Giant Bomb staff, Vinny has the best plainclothes-cop look, and then the shenanigans ensued shortly thereafter. Though you'll be able to modify hair, facial hair, and skin color of your character, it's too bad you won't be able to modify your guy's actual facial features in Alpha Protocol, because I'd love to take this guy into action. Especially with that stylish lei!


UPDATE: As many of you have keenly pointed out in the comments, the green screen makes these images ripe for silly Photoshoppery, and Vinny has thrown down the gauntlet with this amazing box art mock-up. Let's see if you can do better!
 
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Posted by spiceninja

Agent Vinny get's Lei'd.

Posted by Metroid545

very nice vinny

Posted by Hairydutchman

Suits Vinny well!

Posted by iiNF3RNo

yeah wish i had me a vest like that

Posted by Vorbis

He's lacking his night vision goggles!

Posted by VipeR

VINNY FTW!! :D

You look soo cool and sexy in that west <3
Show Jeff who's the bitch!! :P

Posted by MattyFTM

You really need to add a cool spy backdrop onto the green screen on those pics.

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Posted by snide

Fucking Vinny. That cop brought us all down. We had a good thing going upstairs too.

Posted by AndyC

Well... this made waking up easier :).

Posted by goodwood

he needs to be a character option in-game

Posted by Chewii101

Now all he needs are those night vision goggles.

Posted by KingOfIceland

Vinny looks like he belongs in a Bad Boys movie, rollin' with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence...... GET MICHAEL BAY ON THE PHONE, WE NEED TO MAKE BAD BOYS 3: GET LEI'D OR DIE HARD!

Posted by Trnck

dude get yourself into some drama series you're look better than many of them.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

Dayum son, he looks fine.

Edited by NickM

Vinny is all about the Great Justice!

Posted by Gearhead

Someone needs to compile these into a desktop wallpaper now!

Posted by Hamz

hahaha nice stuff.

Edited by gingertastic_10

Vinny. You need to tell us if you're a cop. Seriously.

Edited by Doc_Zaius
Promotion a Success!  Give yourselves a pat on the back Obsidian promo dudes and dudesess'.
Posted by TonicBH

Vinny Caravella IS Jack Bauer... 's half-brother's cousin twice removed.

Posted by Tarakun

Vinny is the Gamecop...

Posted by Tovan

That's awesome. Also, these pictures are very exploitable.

Posted by Absurd

I love the one where the gun is pointing the wrong way.

Posted by StarFoxA

Night vision goggles + Alpha Protocol jacket + Wii Sports lei = pure awesome

Posted by Carlos1408

@MattyFTM said:

"You really need to add a cool spy backdrop onto the green screen on those pics."


 

OH YOU MEAN WITH A BLUE BACKGROUND AND GOLD FONT?! AWESOME! lol LIKE TOTALLY SPIES WHO TOTALLY PARTY!
Posted by Scooper

I want one of those as my new avatar.

Posted by MatthewMeadows

AWESOME

Posted by unclejohn0525

Oh my God, that's so funny. Lmao

Posted by JoelTGM

hahahah

Posted by Death_Burnout

Vinny has always been awesome and badass....but this is even more badass!! holy crap!

Posted by Brendan
@KingOfIceland said:
"Vinny looks like he belongs in a Bad Boys movie, rollin' with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence...... GET MICHAEL BAY ON THE PHONE, WE NEED TO MAKE BAD BOYS 3: GET LEI'D OR DIE HARD!"

I would watch that. 
Posted by AllanIceman

The 11th photo is the Best!

Posted by Eryxa

Haha ogod that's awesome.

Posted by OrgunUK

hahahaha, hilarious. Made me spit up my cup of tea :D

Posted by JJOR64

I hope Vinny is a secret character in the game.  That would be rad!

Posted by Dolphin_Butter

They're just begging for Photoshops, aren't they?

Edited by bekern

lol this one is my favorite. You guys shoulda done something with the green screen!
Posted by lesenfantterrible

I so wanna work for you guys! so fun!!!

Posted by angelkanarias

hahahahaha. awesome pics.

Posted by Mouth

Wow, this just keeps getting better.

Posted by Pazy

You have got to revisit this once Modern Warfare 2 gets released and you can beef up the outfit :)

Oh and Vinny looks wierdly comfortable in that, past career perhaps? 

Posted by Driam

You guys are fucking funny.

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Posted by mac512k

Vinny Rocks

Posted by Otacon

Brilliant!

Posted by skippyscissors

Needs some sweet night vision goggles.

Posted by deadly_polo

We need a quick look of the next shooter to come with vinny wearing this

Posted by hyperslug

This is obiously begging for the GB- photoshop thread :)

Posted by Pkshields

Scarily, that actually does suit Vinny way to well.

Posted by Teptom

Ha ha, this was great. Love the one with the gun pointing backwards.