Unlike your average cosplay, authentic gears are actually used. Yes, that means the M4 SOPMOD (Rock River Arms AR-15) and the Sig Sauer GSR 1911 together with additional accessories are the real deal. No China-made crap here.
- Peltor Tactical Headset
- ESS Eye Protection
- Tan Shemagh (around the neck)
- Gray PCU
- Blackhawk Industries CCH w/ assorted pouches
- Oakley SI Assault Gloves
- HSGI Drop Leg Holster
- 5.11 Tactical Pants
- Altama Combat Boots
I’m planning to cosplay as Ghost next year. I can get original 5.11 Tactical pants, Altama boots and ESS shades, but as for the rest, I’ll just settle with China-made copies to save budget. I found an RRV vest (airsoft replica) that nearly resembles what Ghost wear. I’m also going for a Tactical Softshell Jacket instead of a PCU for added flexibility (I got another cosplay idea in mind). See my version of Ghost here.
More photos in the photographer’s photoset.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Launch Trailer.
Square Enix chief confident in Modern Warfare 2′s success in Japan
Western-developed games have rarely found success in Japan. However, Square Enix head Yoichi Wada doesn’t believe it’s because of inherent nationalism. “In the past, Japanese retailers have said that Japanese gamers have their own idiosyncrasies and tastes, and that that is the reason why the audience is not accepting of overseas titles,” Wada told Ars Technica. “But I believe that is not the case, it was just a matter of poorly executed marketing.”
Microsoft would probably take offense to that claim, considering it has poured considerable effort into the territory with arguably little return. Still, Capcom’s success with the Grand Theft Auto franchise shows that Japanese gamers aren’t entirely adverse to Western-style games. Square Enix believes it can follow suit with Modern Warfare 2, which launches in Japan in December, given the publisher’s “extensive experience with the Japanese market.”
We’re not exactly sure what Square Enix is doing to increase Modern Warfare’s appeal in Japan (the image above is not part of the campaign), but it seems to be working. Taketo Matsuo, a representative of Japanese retailer Tsutaya, has predicted Modern Warfare 2 to be one of Japan’s top 10 games this holiday. Considering the rest of the list is made up of new Final Fantasy, Mario and Zelda games, that would be quite an accomplishment.
Square Enix should remake Modern Warfare 2 starring Sergeant Pixel Maritan and Rule 63 all the male characters in the game into moe archetypes. I’d like to hear Vladimir Makarov sounding exactly like Putin-chan in Osananajimi ha Daitouryou.
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