1. Handsome Dead says:

    He looks so happy =)

  2. dave says:

    Brilliant! Ice-T is the fucking man. This picture, combined with him telling a random twitter user to “eat a hot bowl of dicks” some months ago, just corroborates my suspicion that he is the man.

    • John Peat says:

      He’s the whitest black guy in America(*) – I’m convinced he’s got a middle-class background and golf-club membership.

      He’s also a shit actor

      (*) Would be the whole world cept for that idiot who did the Halifax Commercials, the guy who makes all the music documentaries and the bloke in our local Boots who is Jimmy Carr incarnate :)

    • Arthur Barnhouse says:

      One of our public library branches asked him to speak at their grand opening a few years ago. He was a pretty good public speaker, and was willing to sign a surprising number of posters.

    • Lobotomist says:

      I think i seen him commenting on something like that.

      Something like the fact that most of his youth friends are convicted murderers, and yet now he wears life west when he goes fishing.

      Funny how people change…

    • FrowningEyes says:


      You know there are some jokes to be made at that generation of hip hop artists that went from gangster to making children’s movies. But please don’t call black people white by your standards. I mean where does a stuffy lawyer fit on your black to white scale? Just don’t do it!

      However, WTF!? Ice T is married to the ultimate whooty and he was a huge figure in hip hop and still preforms…what could you possibly mean by saying he is so white?

    • Daves 1.1 says:

      He ‘Preforms’.. So as well as a talent for talking quickly over music he also has some engineering / manufacturing ability. Fascinating.

    • gnodab says:

      I guess it is incredible white to be part of the greatest gang war (Bloods vs Cribs anyone) in history.
      Or is it just to uncool, to get out of the gang wars and to refuse to glorify gang violence?
      Apart from being a legend of Rap, he was the first artist to ever criticize racism in both directions, starting by distancing himself his from the Black Panther upbringing.

    • TeeJay says:

      @ FrowningEyes

      I’ll go one better than that and suggest that the entire concept of separate so-called “races” of so-called “white” people and so-called “black” people is a load of poisonous, bogus claptrap. A vast number of people of all sorts of appearances have european / african / american / etc / ancestry / dna etc. there is only one “race” – the human race – and we are all originally africans. So rather than complain that a “black” person is being labelled as “white”, or a “white” person is being labelled as “black” how about stepping back a second and questioning the entire labelling process itself. It is bonkers to reduce the complexity of people’s physical appearance, nationality, culture, ancestry, likes, tastes and behaviour down the nasty fiction of so-called “races”.

    • GoodPatton says:

      I saw Ice-T perform on the main stage at the Vans Warped Tour in 1998 just before Eminem went on. The crowd wasn’t so into him (as the Vans Warped Tour generally caters to the Punk/Metal crowd) but he managed to not only turn the crowd around and have them cheering for him by the end, he schooled most kids in the crowd by playing songs from his heavy metal band Body Count. It was a pretty glorious moment, the man commands respect! Shortly after, Eminem got bottled while on stage.

      I love that Ice-T games and is proud of it! That should be the only issue up for discussion here! This is a gaming site.

    • Lobotomist says:

      Ice-T was pioneer of Gangster rap. His rap songs (from the time) are million light years better than any crap they call rap (hip-hop) right now. Anyone who likes music can tell you that.

      Than he went and made heavy metal band. Got his album banned in USA.

      And now he likes video games.

      I approve

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      Surprised no one’s posted this one yet:

      link to dailymotion.com

  3. Handsome Dead says:

    There being only one article with the Ice T tag makes me sigh too

  4. Latterman says:

    I’m thinking about some joke with Bodycount, but can’t really pin it.

  5. Rinox says:

    Love it. Seems like yesterday when he was telling to fuck the police, now he’s posting twitter pics of his new Xbox games. How times change!

    • Angel Dust says:

      It was Ice-Cube who was sayin’ ‘fuck tha police’ but I’m sure Mr Ice-T was down with that particular sentiment in his younger days too.

    • Lambchops says:

      At least I’m not the only one who got Ice Cube and Ice-T mixed up. Inconsiderate bloody rappers having similar names. I’ve shot people for less. Cause I’m pure gangsta. North side!

    • blind_boy_grunt says:

      check the lyrics to copkiller, he more than once tells his listeners to fuck the police. And their moms. The police’s moms.

    • Dawngreeter says:

      You know, black rappers don’t have an exclusive right to be hatin’ on the cops, yo. Us Anarchists also commonly acknowledge the fact that All Cops Are Bastards.

      It is beyond me why this would preclude, or in any other way be related to video games.

  6. Duffin says:

    LOL he has a 360 not a PC. fail.

    • John Peat says:

      You can’t get a gaming PC into your hoodie when you’re looting the cribs man

      Only so many media centres can be sold at the pawn shop too…

    • P3RF3CT D3ATH says:

      It is a fail. He can afford the most top of the line rigs in the world yet he chooses the most mediocre system that’s slower than computers from 2006.

  7. the wiseass says:

    [I’m going to get banned if I don’t stop being vacuously negative!]

    • the wiseass says:

      Usually I come here for quality articles, not some random pictures or videos of random people without any meaningful content whatsoever. If I wanted to listen to some idiot babbling away I’d read the youtube comment section. If I wanted to see random pictures of rappers unwrapping a random game I’d surely not come to RPS in first place.

      To be honest, you can only post vacuous comments to vacuous articles.In a way a meaningless comment is as insulting to you, than a meaningless articles is insulting to me. And I’m not gonna applaud articles like this, I care for RPS too much to let this happen.

    • The Innocent says:

      “To be honest, you can only post vacuous comments to vacuous articles.”


    • Alec Meer says:

      Don’t tell me “you care about RPS too much” when you’ve spent the evening posting comments of the calibre of a Gametrailers thread at its worst, being rude and lazy and dismissive. Don’t pretend the site has gone terminally downhill because there’s been a couple of articles you don’t like. Don’t like ’em? Ignore ’em. There’ll be something else along soon enough.

    • Hmm-Hmm. says:

      Dude. This is their blog. As in.. they put up what they like. Don’t like it? Feel free not to come back. Or just skip this post. You’re not entitled to anything from RPS.

    • skinlo says:

      If you don’t like it, never visit this site again.

    • Nick says:

      can I have your stuff?

    • Xercies says:

      You got humidified!


    • the wiseass says:

      If you only care for blind fanboyish positive feedback, then so be it. But I always thought part of a comment section was to express one’s opinion towards a particular topic. That is merely what I did and I tend to distribute praise and dispraise evenly. I’m sorry if you can’t deal with both sides equally.

    • Alec Meer says:

      We’re fine with criticism, when it’s put intelligently. Someone posting “this is shit” repeatedly is empty, worthless contempt. As is “blind, fanboyish positive feedback.” Absolutism is not debate.

    • the wiseass says:

      Oh well, never mind, this is going a bit too far. I’m sorry, I never intended to insult anybody or to be rude. If that really was the case, I apologize.

    • Duffin says:

      Try to introduce a little bit of HUMOUR into your life, you never know you might even like it.

  8. steggieav says:

    I’m not a big fan of Ice T’s music (partly because I haven’t listened to it much), but I do love reading his twitter account. Very funny guy.

  9. rebb says:

    O.G. Original Gamestah

  10. Handsome Dead says:


    You’d think Ice T was Minecraft, the way people are acting.

  11. Urael says:

    i was that pleased and more when the developer of Pioneer released a corrected version of a file in the game’s data folder that allowed my GFX card to use the planetary shaders in-game.

    Beat that, Ice-Knob-end. You ain’t all that.

  12. bhlaab says:

    RPS is better than this.

    • Alec Meer says:

      No we’re not.

    • Alec Meer says:

      Actually, explain. Tell me precisely why you think that. Convince me of my error.

    • KillahMate says:

      No they’re not.

    • bhlaab says:

      Not really interested in playing this game but fine. A B-List celebrity owning Call of Duty is news fit for a tabloid magazine at best. There’s no information to be gained from it, no analysis of the craft, business, or its audience. It’s just something you saw on twitter that amused you. I mean it is your website, so go ahead, but the reason I come here is because it tends to be more challenging and without the fluff that fills up other blogs.

    • the wiseass says:

      bhlaab is right.

    • Alec Meer says:

      Nope, not convincing. It’s a funny picture. We do that sometimes. Alongside everything else we do.

    • MuscleHorse says:

      Got to agree – what set RPS apart is it’s irreverent yet intelligent and obvious passion for it’s subject. We don’t need to stoop to featuring celebrity shots with a game that, shurely, a grand majority of the RPS readership will avoid. Wasn’t CoD4-2 similarly flooded with celebrity endorsements? We don’t need those.

    • Handsome Dead says:

      You’re all just jealous that you aren’t as happy as Ice-T.

    • Iztli says:

      I think what bhlaab meant was…. no pictures of Coco = RPS fail

    • Zwebbie says:

      “Tell me precisely why you think that. Convince me of my error.”

      For starters, there’s zero Minecraft in this article.

    • Maykael says:

      Rant incoming…

      Why this site works more than other sites/blogs/places-that-give-opinions that claim to have a different perspective on gaming than the ones target a somewhat wider segment of the video games market is that nothing that appears on this site is FUCKING PRETENTIOUS.

      I am deeply disappointed by the (I’m sorry, I can’t find another word for it) hypocrisy of some of the readers in this comment thread. It is not impossible to enjoy triple-A titles and quirky independent ones at the same time.

      I have a bought Minecraft account, I have enjoyed that hell out of Spelunky, I venerate Terry Cavanagh and Jonathan Blow, I am a customer of GOG.com, I play niche board-games, I read comic books and I love European films. I also don’t own any console and don’t plan to get one in the near future, not because they are for derps, but because my relatively cheap PC supports all my gaming habits.

      At the same time, I really did enjoy Gears of War and I am deeply sorry that we did not get the other two. I’d like to see some God of War clones on the PC and I love my Xbox 360 controller for Windows (though not more than my Logitech G9) MW2 was shit, I agree, but because it was a huge stepback (in bother single and multi player) from MW1, not because it was a FPS and “FPS’s are popular right now so I hate them”. I am somewhat excited about Black Ops for two reasons: 1. It might bring back the magic lost by MW2 to the series (and) 2. It also interesting to see if Treyarch achieve a quality standard that is at least as good as Infinity Ward’s before the scandal. And it is not a fucking sin, I do not betray independent developers or PC gaming master races by doing that.

      Furthermore, the picture above is FUNNY. It’s a nice way to indicate that tonight is the launch of Black Ops. It shows a man genuinely happy that he received his game. His video-game. Since when do smiles and video-games are something that we frown upon. So what if he’s a B-list celebrity. He has more sense than Obama in respect to video-games.

      PS: RPS is not your bitch! They can write whatever interests them. And that, as it happens, may mean triple-A releases from time to time. That also do happen on the PC, fortunately, so I don’t have to buy a fucking console.

    • trooperdx3117 says:

      Excellent rant, I commend you sir. And I dont why people would give out about this, its exactly what I expect and come here to RPS for, coverage of an eclectic mix of games and something that amuses me

    • Gpig says:

      It doesn’t really bug me too much, but he’s right that RPS is in general better than this. I’m not worried about it becoming a trend or anything, but I don’t follow other gaming blogs because they have too many stories that are just really trivial and it got tiring to see them. Back when I read Evil Avatar it was mostly a Microsoft fan site with a heavy emphasis on letting me know what Bungie did that week with Halo (RPS does it with TF2 as well, and it is extremely annoying, but it was just about all EvAv covered and the only thing I ended up getting of use from there was the Xbox Live Arcade update every Wednesday). Kotaku was childish and misogynist with only an interest in garnering hits when I read it with too many boobs after the jump bullshit. Joystiq cast its nets way too wide and did a ton of tiny worthless copy paste reporting of press releases without any insight or commentary besides maybe a sentence and then a question thrown at the comments section (I know this is what the TF2 updates are, but it’s not like it’s the only thing RPS does).

      I read RPS because it’s worth reading.

      Maykael: I know you wanted to get that rant off your chest but nobody is criticizing Black Ops in this thread, that’s the other newspost about Black Ops where people are doing that. People in this thread are complaining that our grandma got a new account and is forwarding us shitty emails again about cats and Ice-T. Call of Duty 4 is incredible and Modern Warfare 2 was really fun for the co-op missions.

    • GoodPatton says:

      @Maykael: I totally agree with you. I love well developed Indie games, but that doesn’t mean I can’t love a good FPS (which is my genre of choice) or other AAA titles. To shun something just because it is popular is possibly the weakest thing one can do, that’s not really even an opinion, it’s a brainless knee-jerk reaction.

      @Anyone who doesn’t like the post: This post was simple, a happy man and the video game that made him that happy. It wasn’t an article that delved into anything more than that, and for people to say RPS is better than this, well why? RPS celebrates video games, and the picture is just that, a celebration of video games, regardless how most of us might feel about the man or the game.

    • Jad says:


      I am literally clapping here. Excellently said, man. I too like both big, silly AAA releases and quirky indie games. I have VVVVVV and Gears of War installed on the same computer, and I don’t feel like I’m doing anything wrong with that. So, again, thank you.

    • Handsome Dead says:

      I hate pretentious people too. That’s why my posts aren’t 6 paragraph walls of text followed by a horde of sycophantic gelatinous tapeworms.

    • GoodPatton says:

      Mmm Jello worms.

    • Jack says:

      Seeing as he’s holding the 360 version of the game up there, I’d say this image has literally nothing to do with the general subject of this blog. I don’t really come here to see funny, vaguely game-related pictures. There are other sites I can go to for that. Many of them.

      That said, this is fine – one silly picture in the midst of hundereds of posts of interesting, well-thought-out games journalism isn’t going to turn me off the site. I hope this kind of thing doesn’t go any further, though. Could be a slippery slope.

  13. Andreas says:

    He’s got codblops.

    I hear it’s rather itchy.

  14. Handsome Dead says:


  15. Qipz says:

    wait.. this is the special edition.. but it uses THAT to hold the cd?

    • Rich says:

      Actually, I think he’s got two copies. The DVD case is still in the box. The loose disk, probably a review copy or somesuch, came in the fedex bag.

  16. Gary W says:

    Ice-T fell off in ’92/’93, along with Cube and PE. Muthafucka’s never even played S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

  17. Kryopsis says:

    Ice-T really liked Fallout: New Vegas so he must have good tastes in games.

  18. Lambchops says:

    Plus Taliban got killed in call of Du-tay
    Have to say, today was a good day

    • Lambchops says:

      Hmm, somewhat embarrasing that I got the Ice Tea lyrics part of the this comment right and the game part wrong, having got mixed up with Medal of Honour. Just goes to show that all these war games (that i stopped playing after Allied Assault) are really all blending into one homogenised mass for me.

    • MuscleHorse says:

      What do you mean ‘for me’?

    • Rune says:

      And if I’m not completely wrong, that’s from an Ice Cube song, not Ice-T ;)

    • Lambchops says:

      Oh . . . errr . . . yeah. So i got it entirely wrong. Seems like hip-hop is a homogenised mass to me is well. Either that or my brain has been destroyed by a long day at work.

  19. Darren says:

    Wonder if he will be playing it till “6 in tha monrin!”

  20. Brumisator says:

    slow news day, eh?

    • Handsome Dead says:

      I guess those 10 other articles today don’t exist.

    • sockeatsock says:

      I think you might be confusing RPS with a professional games journalism site. It’s actually a thought dump shared by several fellows who happen to have a common grounding in games. If you want real journalism then I might point you in the direction of the decidedly less interesting Gamespy/IGN/just about anything else.

    • Alex Bakke says:

      I suspect any respect for Brum will go shortly after this; Slow News Day is one of the worst possible insults to any story.

      Unless this was a joke, of course.

    • tomwaitsfornoman says:

      I’m having trouble deciphering sockeatsock’s comment. Please help.

  21. Jaffo says:

  22. Thiefsie says:

    How did that massive box fit in that teeny tiny parcel, and what is the LE bonus…? a slab of semtex strapped to a timer???

    Werd my nigger… werd…

    • Man Raised By Puffins says:

      Close, a slab of semtex strapped to a remote controlled car.

  23. Fathom says:

    You video game armchair critic snobs disgust me. This is a funny picture. Ice-T is a cool guy. If you’re a socially crippled shut in, it’s not his fault or RPS’s fault, it’s yours.

  24. westyfield says:

    He seems well chuffed.

  25. Navagon says:

    At first I was going to complain about the shitty paper wallet the game comes in… but… is that a remote control bomb car? Ooooooh…

  26. mod the world says:

    His teeth are in a surprisingly good shape.

  27. starclaws says:

    Wonder if he uses that ‘pinch’ for anything else anymore…

    • tapanister says:

      Naww dawwg, he square an’ shiet now, cuz he be sayin’ shit on them tweeters, dawwwg.

  28. BigJonno says:

    If that picture doesn’t make you happy, you officially have no soul. NO SOUL! Thank you, RPS, for brightening my evening.

  29. Lilliput King says:

    Um, I believe you’re thinking of Ice-Cube, Rinox.


    • Lilliput King says:

      Reply fail AND somebody else got there first. Should pop a cap in their bottom.

    • Rinox says:

      Not to be a jerk, but I was referring to Bodycount’s ‘copkiller’. ;-) But I see how it would seem like I confused the two, given their names.

    • Lilliput King says:

      I guess quite a few rap artists were looking to expletive the police.

  30. Gabe Kotick says:

    You know what Black Ops needs? An item store.

    If Black Ops had an item store, pcgamer would probably give Black Ops item packs 81.
    You know, like they did with the TF2 Polycount Pack. link to pcgamer.com

    A review score of 81 for the Polycount Pack. 81. For a fucking item pack!

    Activision, please do what Valve have done.

  31. Jimbo says:

    2 Words > Super Gangsta!

  32. mctonale says:

    :-O aim assist noobs get their copy early?

  33. Alex Hopkinson says:

    Ice-T looks both happy and olllllld. So I guess that balances out.

  34. Alex Bakke says:

    As the great warrior poet Ice Cube once said,

    “If the day does not require an AK, it is good.”

  35. UuuuraaaurghIMMORTAL! says:

    I wish I had that much money to spend on digital entertainment :(

    Maybe if I had, I’d be half as happy as Ice-T there. If I was lucky.

  36. DevilSShadoW says:

    he looks like he’s got call of duTEEBAGGED

  37. SirKicksalot says:

    Ice-T unboxening the Prestige Edition:
    link to youtube.com
    Make a new post for this:P

    • Gabe Kotick says:

      @SirKicksalot Don’t tell them that! They probably will though.
      RPS. The new Kotaku?
      RPS. The new CVG?
      RPS. The new PCGAMER?

    • Starky says:

      RPS: The new RPS.
      Same as it ever was as they have ALWAYS posted silly little articles for nothing but amusement along side serious content.

    • Gabe Kotick says:

      RPS Must get more hits RPS?
      RPS Look at the size of the ad(s) on RPS?

  38. MD says:

    Fire Alec please. (Out of a cannon, into the sun.)

    Righto, that’s two of you so far who’ve ruined RPS’s good name forever. John and Jim, you’d better be on your best, blandest, least-offensive behaviour or there will be trouble.

  39. gabrielk310 says:

    i’m so sad that cod became from a kind of a lan party game to the new douche-bag game … is starting to become something like madden

  40. DMJ says:


    Ai’aight. Yeeeeeea.

  41. SquareWheel says:

    Who’s this now?

  42. A-Scale says:

    I was just thinking about how much this post makes me love RPS. I’ll take more PC relevant content any way I can get it. If that means Sandy Ravage videos and Ice-T pictures, that’s just fine.

  43. Saskwach says:

    Whatever happened to an appreciation for whimsy?

    This here is whimsical. Don’t whine if you care not a whit for whimsy. Willingly walk away. Your whithering whinging is wearisome.

  44. Ernesto De La Rosa says:

    Because we need Ice-T’s approval. Really, who gives a crap. It’s not like he had anything to do with the game.

  45. SF Legend says:

    Man, he didn’t even get a proper disc case!

  46. cdm says:


  47. fuggles says:

    Confusingly, Ice Cube dies seems to have done some voice overs in codblops – I’m sure both ices are very pleased.

  48. Noteveryonelovestits says:

    I would have thought the reason there is no Coco, but a pic-and-post-defending Meer is rather clear.

    Other than that, I agree with the console hate in the comments _AND_ with the pic / post being posted for teh fnuneh.

    I also would like to point out P2P pirates have just as early access.

    Also, gratuitous tits(be it in real life or videogames) ftw.