Pentagon already wants Black Ops 2 Quadrotor Drone

#1 Posted by Citizengamer (177 posts) -

I interviewed Peter Singer (Brookings Institute defense expert and author of "Wired for War") last week about his work for Black Ops 2, and he mentioned this fun tidbit -- an (unnamed) Pentagon office was inspired enough by the game's armed quadrotor drone to consider the possibility of making it a reality.

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Downtown Los Angeles is being torn apart by hijacked U.S. military robots. The U.S. and China are locked in a new Cold War over control of rare earth minerals. It's a chilling glimpse of the world in 2025, but luckily it's just a video game — at least until the U.S. military turns one of the game's fictional drones into reality.

The upcoming video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" has somehow managed to inspire the U.S. military well before hitting store shelves in November. Treyarch, the game's producer, released a viral marketing video on April 23 showing a mock "real-life" demonstration of an armed quadrotor drone similar to flying robots featured in the game. That led a Pentagon office to wonder if the U.S. military could make the same thing, said Peter Singer, director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institute.

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#2 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (921 posts) -

The military have been working on drones of all kinds for some time now that are capable of much more then that ad. I doubt Call of Duty inspired them with that viral ad and this is just a headline to get hits.

#3 Posted by Jimbo (9712 posts) -

To help them solve the mysteries of the mighty Barbarians?

#4 Posted by Wampa1 (593 posts) -

@Jimbo: It's to solve the mystery of the mighty Opfor I believe. You can play discover how gun shoot!

#5 Posted by Giantstalker (1447 posts) -

To be fair, the Pentagon wants a lot of things, only a fraction of which they actually end up getting.

#6 Posted by Commisar123 (1786 posts) -

I'm sure they already want a Star Destroyer, Master Chief's armor, and the Green Lantern rings, doesn't mean they are going to get it.

#7 Posted by Veektarius (4164 posts) -

@Commisar123: Hypothetical: If we had a Star Destroyer, would we invade Iran?

#8 Posted by Silvergun (297 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

To help them solve the mysteries of the mighty Barbarians?

No, just the Riddle of Steel.

#9 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

@Commisar123: Hypothetical: If we had a Star Destroyer, would we invade Iran?

You fool.. Iran is small game. With that power, we can TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

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