Picking up the Prestige Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops for that exclusive RC XD car? Well, it looks like you'll need to stock up on the batteries as well if you want to use it.
Wow Activision...just wow! LOL!
I LOL'd when I read the title. 12 batteries? I'm pretty sure they won't be included in the package since Activision is trying to get as much money as possible.
Nope, no batteries are included.
Activision is gunna introduce their own brand of batteries so they can gouge the shit out of people buying this retarded RC car.
RC cars like this have always required nearly a dozen batteries. Typically six for the car and six for the controller. Nothing new and to report on it is just plain stupid. I hate Activision as much as the next guy but this is like piking on Bobby Kotick for his hair and forgetting to mention is a-hole attitude about gaming.
Actually, that's not true, almost ALL remote control vehicles have rechargeable batteries.
I bet we will see videos of people sticking fireworks and other explosives on them and blowing them up like in the game.
First of all, 12 batteries isn't that much considering there is a camera on the vehicle. Secondly, 12 batteries will only cost you $3 at the dollar store. Last of all, @ Blacktric, how the hell does Acti make off battery sales? Grow up.
Don't defend activision that's not cool xD
I have a RC tank with an Airsoft cannon than takes 10 batteries. (8AA for the tank and 1 9V for the remote) Not at all that surprised but seriously i fail to see why someone would want this, from my experience it should chew through these quite fast. They should have gone with a rechargeable battery really. :S
if they give you 12 batteries their profit will reduce. that's why. Grow up.
Cheap tat. A quality product would have a nice rechargeable pack, lithium polymer. Nickel metal hydride, at least.
My RC car has rechargeable batteries and it can do 35mph... With just 6volts. This thing takes 6 batteries so it will have 9 volts whether they are AA or AAA. What doesn't make sense is why does the remote control need another6 batteries? Does it have a 3 kilometer range or something? This is a fucking weird design decision.
Its a cheap RC Car, which cheap ones always have a crap ton of batteries. It would require Activision to spend a little money on a quality product for you to get a quality RC Car with rechargable batteries. I think I'll stick with my gas powered RC Car, yeah the gas is expensive but burning out tires doing at least 40 is always fun as heck.
TBH I won't be suprised if this car can only go forwards and backwards lol....
Your out of the loop my friend cheap RC cars only go forwards and turn left xD
Make it so that the controller reaches into your pocket and steals your wallet....
It's confirmed. Activision must own a battery company.
You gotta be kidding 12 fucking Batteries.This is INSANE!!
Not insane. I've seen many kits that need as much. Just stupid they didn't follow the recharge route.
LOL, did Duracell design this? F@cking outrageous.
if anyone buys this______________
What a waste of money, seriously. Whoever buys this....jeeze..
Fuck it, then!
sold exclusively by Activision each at the price of $30 no refunds
How many batteries?
12. It says it in the title and the article.
And the next thing you know there's going to be Activision brand batteries, lol.
With Kotick's smiley face printed on them.
it's better than paying them for the replacement battery pack when it stops holding a charge (if they chose the rechargeable route), but i agree 12 is alot when it could have been 2 C batteries or D batteries.
I dont think i can even count to 12, what a big number for such a small thing "Cheaply" made in other words
I bet this little thing can suck them flat around an hour of use.
12 batteries!! it better really blow up for that.
Waste of batteries then!
how one RC can need that much juice is beyond me
6 for the car and 6 for the remote...
Twelve? Hmm, kinda makes me less excited for mine now. I thought at least a rechargeable battery inside the car itself would have been included. Regardless, more of a collectors edition than half of the rubbish put out today (I'm looking at you EA/Capcom). Now the only thing left for me to know is the camera/microphone quality and speed/handling of the model.
Activision hate you, and you love it.
Is that even legal?
LOL ... I take it that the batteries are not included also? :D
They come with it, but you have to pay $15 to activate them.
Lol! Do these batteries have DLC?
Hahahaha, that's absolutely disgraceful. Activision can't handle giving anything away for free without some sort of catch. They won't be getting our money from battery purchases per se, but we will be spending a lot on them if we care enough, so it's as if Kotick just wants us all to have less money than him.
Kotick explained the design as "authentic Cold War tech", as rechargeable Li-ion batteries were not around for some time later.
If it did,.. someone migt drive it right into activision building,..
Count me in
We all should get this cars and fill them with fire crackers and run them into Bobby Kotick's house... LMAO!!!
Gotta laugh and people who are actually willing to pay £130 for crap like that. Activision really know how to screw people over.
my time machine needs 50 Nuclear fuel rods, who is the Problem ?
MW2 Prestige Edition was way better, at least we get the "Night vision" goggle
How much would the DLC for the RC car cost?
yesterday i wanted to preorder the prestige edition but changed my mind and took the normal ed. cause i had a bad feeling, that the RC car will be crap anyway and won't last long, now i have the proof my decision was the right one :)
Don't waste your money on the Prestige Edition... Seriously guys not worth it!
LMAO @ the people who bought it.
How much you wanna bet that Kotick has a bunch of money invested in Duracell, or Energizer. FLOCKING A!!!
Holy crap those batteries better keep it running for the rest of my life if it needs that many.
i think you missed out something, they have to be Activision batteries 50 dollars per battery
Gamestop has a pre-order for the batteries and Best Buy will charge you a service fee to install them. :-p
+bubbles for that shield.
I LOL'D so bad when i saw this article.
Anyone else think there's going to be some trouble with a car that looks like it has c4 strapped to it.....???
Not really news worthy IMO.
^^^New to N4G. LOL
So its a cheap RC car with no real power. to need 12 batterys. not even a basic nicad battery to be put in. bloody hell.
That pretty much sums it up. The total cost of batteries will be worth more than the car.
holy crap. looks like the sega game gear has finally been de-throned lol
dam what an avatar...