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Posted by EpicBenjamin

Kids love tanks.

Posted by Dynamix

Not first.

Edited by Wes899

In a world...

EDIT: Lol oops. I had the page open with no comments for like a full 30 seconds before I typed anything. Oh well, I already have it.

Edited by NeutralDensity

Cool.  
 
EDIT:  Darn it.  Did not get first.  Oh well.

Posted by Anund

@Wes899 said:

In a world...

EDIT: Lol oops. I had the page open with no comments for like a full 30 seconds before I typed anything. Oh well, I already have it.

This is good stuff. You could have been the first to comment on this thread, and you already have the achievement. What would the rest of us ever do without this information? I, for one, feel enriched!

Posted by Piranesi

It's funny that you guys missed a game this big ...

It is a little odd in concept - an MMO with just tanks - and maybe too Euro / Russia centric but seems like it has Dave's name all over it (and Mike too if he's around).

Posted by _Phara0h_

WTF this told me one thing about the game it will have a WW2 era German tank in it. Oh actually 2 things it's about tanks but the name gave that away.......

This is a bad trailer...

Posted by bellmont42

Video is loaded with metal gears.

Edited by MisterMouse

Tanks... Tanks never change

Posted by Switchthemunky

I just watched a Lemmy documentary last night, and I'm pretty sure he got to drive about in that exact same tank at one point. Also, terrible trailer. 

Posted by a5ehren
@Piranesi: Yeah.  WoT is fun (if you like tanks) and it's pretty viable as free-to-play until you get to the higher tiers.
Posted by Giantstalker

Hetzer's gonna Hetz

Posted by Mikemcn

A neat game. Nothing else quite like it.

Posted by Bismarck
@THAfara0 said:

WTF this told me one thing about the game it will have a WW2 era German tank in it. Oh actually 2 things it's about tanks but the name gave that away.......

This is a bad trailer...

It's not supposed to be a trailer. It's more like "The road to E3", they uploaded this video on their youtube channel, with 2 more showing a Sherman and a russian T34-85. Plus the game has been out for a few months now.
Posted by Vexxan

Tanks are awesome.

Posted by JayCee

Tanks for the trailer guys!

Posted by ShockD

Well that came out of nowhere.

Posted by Detrian

I don't think any of the guys at giantbomb really care about any sort of coverage for this game. Just go to any other videogame website and you can see about 20 trailers and more videos about E3 like this one.

Posted by Example1013

First.

Posted by Giantstalker

@Detrian said:

I don't think any of the guys at giantbomb really care about any sort of coverage for this game. Just go to any other videogame website and you can see about 20 trailers and more videos about E3 like this one.

They just have way too many other things on their plate right now, plus GiantBomb isn't really about F2P MMOs (more about console gaming).

Hopefully Vinny or someone will give this game a chance somewhere down the line, I love it

Posted by CptDanger
@EpicBenjamin said:

Kids love tanks.

I loved tanks, ...until I played that game.
Posted by Kaspar
@bellmont42 said:
Video is loaded with metal gears.
Hahah : D
Posted by ICryCauseImEmo

Played the beta for this enjoyed it quiet a bit was refreshing. I may have to check it out since they know have US tanks.

Posted by dvorak

Talking bout treads.

Posted by S0ndor

Mega Movers: Tank Edition

Posted by skunkdragon

looks cool. looked at alice years ago but never got round to picking it up, im due a trade in might give it ago.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

Someone somewhere totally got off to this.

Posted by Gunharp

Does this video going up so late mean some later coverage, like a quick look? Because that would be rad.

Posted by mason20

For a video of parking a vehicle on a trailer is usually mundane but involve a tank and that makes it better.

Posted by HatKing
@wolf_blitzer85 said:

Someone somewhere totally got off to this.

; )
Posted by raiz265
@CptDanger said:
@EpicBenjamin said:

Kids love tanks.

I loved tanks, ...until I played that game.
But it's great.
Posted by Flushes

@Giantstalker said:

Hetzer's gonna Hetz

Seconded.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

My MOS/Job with the USMC will likely involve tanks. So maybe I'll have to check this out :p

Posted by LocoDeLaCabasa

Using a real Nazi tank as a promotional tool is in bad taste. Vapid, barely-dressed booth babes are posing beside a weapon that was probably assembled by starving slave labor, then used to advance the odious cause of a genocidal regime. How many lives were crushed by the soldiers who crewed this tank? Now it is used to sell product. Depicting Nazi vehicles in war games is acceptable, because it makes these simulations historically accurate. But using a real Nazi vehicle as a cheap marketing prop crosses the line.

Posted by MisterMouse

man this game is going to be really cool.

Edited by Einherjar
Edited by Einherjar
@LocoDeLaCabasa said:

Using a real Nazi tank as a promotional tool is in bad taste. Vapid, barely-dressed booth babes are posing beside a weapon that was probably assembled by starving slave labor, then used to advance the odious cause of a genocidal regime. How many lives were crushed by the soldiers who crewed this tank? Now it is used to sell product. Depicting Nazi vehicles in war games is acceptable, because it makes these simulations historically accurate. But using a real Nazi vehicle as a cheap marketing prop crosses the line.

How can it be a "nazi tank", last time I checked machines didn't have political conviction. Tanks are by design made to kill people, so by your logic using any tank as a promotional tool would be in bad taste.
Posted by Capt_Black_Skull

But will it blend?

Posted by Detrian
@LocoDeLaCabasa said:
Using a real Nazi tank as a promotional tool is in bad taste. Vapid, barely-dressed booth babes are posing beside a weapon that was probably assembled by starving slave labor, then used to advance the odious cause of a genocidal regime. How many lives were crushed by the soldiers who crewed this tank? Now it is used to sell product. Depicting Nazi vehicles in war games is acceptable, because it makes these simulations historically accurate. But using a real Nazi vehicle as a cheap marketing prop crosses the line.
They also brought a soviet and american tank to E3, is that better? Besides, videogames lied to you, not all germans that lived and fought during ww2 were nazis.
Posted by Grillbar

@Detrian said:

@LocoDeLaCabasa said:
Using a real Nazi tank as a promotional tool is in bad taste. Vapid, barely-dressed booth babes are posing beside a weapon that was probably assembled by starving slave labor, then used to advance the odious cause of a genocidal regime. How many lives were crushed by the soldiers who crewed this tank? Now it is used to sell product. Depicting Nazi vehicles in war games is acceptable, because it makes these simulations historically accurate. But using a real Nazi vehicle as a cheap marketing prop crosses the line.
They also brought a soviet and american tank to E3, is that better? Besides, videogames lied to you, not all germans that lived and fought during ww2 were nazis.

true dat... the rest were zombies

Posted by Xpgamer7

I now know more about tanks then I ever wanted to.

Posted by dagas

WTF is up with the porn music in the background. Are they marketing this as tank porn because it sounded like I was watching a soft core flick.

Posted by Bouke

I want to live in a world tanks!
Posted by PenguinDust

There are quite a few cool YouTube videos of this game being played by German fans.  They're interesting to watch even if you can't speak a word of German.  Lots of clan-vs-clan stuff.

Posted by DirtyData

I feel kind of dumb saying this but ... I don't know what this is and I've watched the video twice.

Am I alone here?

Posted by Nomin

Is it only me, or did anyone think that the tank destroyer would totally demolish that flatbed truck, either by shooting a round or rolling over it?
Posted by Deusoma
@Einherjar said:
How can it be a "nazi tank", last time I checked machines didn't have political conviction. Tanks are by design made to kill people, so by your logic using any tank as a promotional tool would be in bad taste.
To be fair, you're right, using any tank that has actually seen combat as a promotional tool is in poor taste.
Posted by GozerTC

Wow this is late.  I posted two videos from E3 showing the tanks on sight.    
    
  
Posted by Teran
@LocoDeLaCabasa said:
Using a real Nazi tank as a promotional tool is in bad taste. Vapid, barely-dressed booth babes are posing beside a weapon that was probably assembled by starving slave labor, then used to advance the odious cause of a genocidal regime. How many lives were crushed by the soldiers who crewed this tank? Now it is used to sell product. Depicting Nazi vehicles in war games is acceptable, because it makes these simulations historically accurate. But using a real Nazi vehicle as a cheap marketing prop crosses the line.
So what?  A wide array of modern clothing, electronics, sporting equipment, and other items are created under similar circumstances.  I won't fault you for your ignorance, but you should understand that there is a large community of people out there who respect the machines used in World War 2.
 
There are enthusiasts all over the world who collect vehicles, firearms, and other equipment and trinkets out of historical interest and respect.  World of Tanks is a game that appeals to many of these people because you can now drive your favorite tanks/tank killers/self-propelled guns from the war and see how they stack up against the others in a fantasy world where nations do not exist.
 
In World of Tanks you might be driving an American/Russian/German vehicle but you are not fighting for the ideals of any of those nations, you are put on a team of people driving vehicles from all three nations against a team of vehicles from all three nations.  The game is utterly detached from the reality of World War 2 as are the motives of modern day collectors and folks who restore vehicles from that era.
 
They use authentic vehicles in marketing to show their target audience that the game is all about the vehicles.  They aren't trying to market and sell the game based on the standard emotional reaction most people have when they see World War 2 footage but rather their marketing is similar to what one might see a company do if they were trying to sell a flight sim.  They want their target audience to see the customization that players can use to alter their tanks within historical limits, the different types of strategy each tank class requires to play well, and the wide array of quality but generic (location wise) maps you can play on... sometimes you're in wide open fields in standard battle lines while in others you are in tight city streets fighting at extreme close range.
 
If you aren't a hobbyist I can understand why you feel the way you do, but you have completely misunderstood why they used authentic vehicles.
Posted by red720

The way this is shot I was expecting Jeremy Clarkson at any moment.

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