CoD: Black Ops Prestige Edition RC car requires twelve batteries

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.

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EscoBlades2783d ago

Wow Activision...just wow!


Blacktric2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

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.

aviator1892783d ago

Nope, no batteries are included.

Bobbykotickrulesz2783d ago

Activision is gunna introduce their own brand of batteries so they can gouge the shit out of people buying this retarded RC car.

Syronicus2783d ago

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.

mikepmcc2783d ago

Actually, that's not true, almost ALL remote control vehicles have rechargeable batteries.

Hideo_Kojima2783d ago

I bet we will see videos of people sticking fireworks and other explosives on them and blowing them up like in the game.

DarkTower8052782d ago

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.

Rush2782d ago

Don't defend activision that's not cool xD

Theonik2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

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

SnakeShady2782d ago

if they give you 12 batteries their profit will reduce. that's why.
Grow up.

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ProjectVulcan2783d ago

Cheap tat. A quality product would have a nice rechargeable pack, lithium polymer. Nickel metal hydride, at least.

Hideo_Kojima2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

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.

Soldierone2782d ago

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....

Rush2782d ago

Your out of the loop my friend cheap RC cars only go forwards and turn left xD

4pocalyps32782d ago

Make it so that the controller reaches into your pocket and steals your wallet....

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Akagi2783d ago

It's confirmed. Activision must own a battery company.

Snakefist302783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

You gotta be kidding 12 fucking Batteries.This is INSANE!!

Theonik2782d ago

Not insane. I've seen many kits that need as much. Just stupid they didn't follow the recharge route.

Domer252783d ago

LOL, did Duracell design this? [email protected] outrageous.

princejb1342782d ago

if anyone buys this______________

Jaces2782d ago

What a waste of money, seriously. Whoever buys this....jeeze..

visualb2782d ago

sold exclusively by Activision each at the price of $30 no refunds

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ambientFLIER2783d ago

12. It says it in the title and the article.

aviator1892783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

And the next thing you know there's going to be Activision brand batteries, lol.

Blacktric2783d ago

With Kotick's smiley face printed on them.

Killa Aaron2782d ago

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.

Hellsvacancy2783d ago (Edited 2783d ago )

I dont think i can even count to 12, what a big number for such a small thing

"Cheaply" made in other words

Eiffel2783d ago

I bet this little thing can suck them flat around an hour of use.