After what seemed like months of sleepless nights, countless commercials, and cases of Mountain Dew, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 has arrived! We at the Geek HQ were privileged enough to party with the uber fans and developers and watch the midnight madness take place. Activision and Treyarch weren’t the only ones celebrating with the fans last night, this game has set the NEW RECORD for most pre-ordered game at Amazon.com! So, with Amazon.com having this achievement unlocked, Amazon Studenttook it upon itself to host an evening for the true gaming fans. Filled with gameplay, swag, raffles, and of course, an epic tournament at the stroke of midnight.
The Black Ops 2 release party took over the House of Blues venue on the infamous Sunset strip in Los Angeles Monday night. From the moment you walked in you couldn’t help but grow weak in the knees from the epic nerdgasm that this game will cause for die-hard fans and new comers to the franchise. To top off the gameplay, Activision and Amazon had an abundance of prizes to give out, including shirts, sunglasses, food, BEER, and even several Black Ops 2 Care Package editions. Gamers also had access to an epic photo booth that put you on the cover of Black Ops 2, and made you look like a true operative. Upon walking in you received a lanyard badge for entry and a raffle ticket. However, little did we know that the tournament teams were to be divided by lanyard color. At midnight the players were announced, and 3 select individuals were chosen to represent their colors on the field of battle for a chance to bring the big prize home… a copy of the game for everyone on the winning teams color. The mood tense as everyone waited for the game to begin. The level loaded, and the awesome face-blasting tournament began. With a now divided crowd, hordes of spectators cheered loudly for their team as they watched kill after kill on the multitude of the screens were set up all over the venue.
There’s one thing for sure, when Activision and Treyarch get together, they can make one hell of a game, but when you throw Amazon into the mix, an epic party is bound to happen. Black Ops 2 couldn’t ask for a better release into the world of gamers, free food, beer, and swag, all surrounded by gaming stations. With all that was put into this release event, no one could ask for more, but apparently going the extra mile wasn’t enough these guys, they went even further…free Black Ops 2 video games for all attendees.
Activision, Treyarch, and Amazon Student, you guys rock, and thanks for a remarkable Black Ops 2 extravaganza.
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