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Infinite Warfare’s live action trailer reminds us that games can be great escapism

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The world is in a mess right now – with 2016 proving to be (as the Queen might say) an Annus Horribilis. The whole world seems to be engaged in hate and anger, a bigot could end up being the leader of the free world and our own country seems on the verge of takeover by Indian businessmen. The UK’s voted to leave Europe, sowing even more discord. And then there’s been the unusual swatch of celebrity deaths.

Sometimes, you might want to get away from it all – and video games are great for that. Unfortunately, many seem to have forgotten that while yes, it’s important that videogames as a medium should mature and tackle real world issues, they can also just be a bit of fun escapism.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s live action trailer reminds of that. In another in a long line of great COD live action trailers, the latest one implores you to sod it all and just head for space. As usual, it’s laden with celebrities and punctuated by a rocking soundtrack (This time, Guns ‘n Roses’ Welcome to the Jungle) and is all about forgetting about your worries for a while. And digitally shooting people in the face rather.

“World gone mad? Screw it, let’s go to space! Directed by Peter Berg, follow a crew of gamers – including Michael Phelps and Danny McBride – as they escape the frustrations of Earth and launch into intense dogfights, zero-G combat and classic boots-on-the-ground action across the solar system in this epic new installment in the Call of Duty franchise.”

The game is out early next month on the platforms that still matter. I’m rather excited for all that space pew pew stuff myself. I’m also really hoping the campaign – though futuristic – lets me feel like I’m a small but important part of something greater, the way that Call of Duty 2 did.

Says Activision:

Infinite Warfare delivers three unique game modes: Campaign returns to the gritty, large-scale war roots of the franchise, while boldly looking ahead. Multiplayer delivers the future of warfare, with many new gameplay innovations. And the cooperative Zombies mode takes players on a wild ride through a new storyline with unique gameplay features and mechanics.

Last Updated: October 26, 2016

33 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    October 26, 2016 at 11:16

    Live action trailers, cutscenes and marketing fluff has more length than the full CoD

    /tableflip

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    • Ottokie

      October 26, 2016 at 11:17

      #TriggeredfishAI

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 26, 2016 at 11:18

        /doubletableflip

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    • Lord Chaos

      October 26, 2016 at 11:23

      They’re just catering to the ADHD gamer segment

      Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    October 26, 2016 at 11:18

    Games can be great escapism, not in CoD multiplayer though… You go from being yelled by your boss at work to being yelled over a mic being called an absolute noob or hacker the whole time.

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    • Ottokie

      October 26, 2016 at 11:20

      Being called a hacker is the biggest compliment in any PvP game 😛

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      • HairyEwok

        October 26, 2016 at 11:22

        Yes it’s a compliment. Then you get reported and get banned because of your mad 360 noskope skillzzzzzz.

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        • Ottokie

          October 26, 2016 at 11:24

          I have only ever been banned once in my life. And that was in Arma 3 because I outplayed an admin in a jet fight 3 times in a row

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          • Admiral Chief

            October 26, 2016 at 11:27

            Lol, bad loser?

          • Ottokie

            October 26, 2016 at 11:28

            Yup, very bad loser. Like ARK mweb admins. They are so crooked it ain’t even funny

          • Admiral Chief

            October 26, 2016 at 11:49

            They are part of MWEB, crookedness is part of the requirement

      • Admiral Chief

        October 26, 2016 at 11:22

        …unless you ARE a filthy hacker

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  3. Admiral Chief

    October 26, 2016 at 11:22

    Trailers like this make me SO ANGRY

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

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    • Admiral Chief

      October 26, 2016 at 11:23

      Most people will think that this is the best gaming out there.

      LIES!

      Where is the love for games like Child of Light?

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      • Admiral Chief

        October 26, 2016 at 11:23

        /tableflip [x9000]

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        • Lord Chaos

          October 26, 2016 at 11:24

          O_o

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        • Ottokie

          October 26, 2016 at 11:25

          Child of Light is behind uPlay. That’s why 😛

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      October 26, 2016 at 11:31

      I laughed way too hard at it

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 26, 2016 at 11:28

    WTF you talking about Geoff? I was watching the totally impartial news on ANN7 & they said everything was fin. I assumed they meant “fine” because they spell as badly as the SABC, and not because they tell the truth.

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    • Ottokie

      October 26, 2016 at 11:29

      Such a Lazzy gamer

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    • Lord Chaos

      October 26, 2016 at 11:31

      Or they could have used fin correctly, as in: The End

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    October 26, 2016 at 11:32

    They could have saved millions by using this one picture
    http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/126/314/3cd8a33a.png

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 26, 2016 at 11:34

    “lets me feel like I’m a small but important part of something greater, the way that Call of Duty 2 did.”

    Eleven years later & he still hopes. #StayStrongGeoff

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    • Ottokie

      October 26, 2016 at 11:35

      He totally meant COD 4

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 26, 2016 at 11:35

        But he didn’t SAY COD 4 😀

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        • Ottokie

          October 26, 2016 at 11:36

          In his hart he knows

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          • HairyEwok

            October 26, 2016 at 11:42

            Kevin Hart?

        • Lord Chaos

          October 26, 2016 at 11:37

          At least he didn’t lose 0’s.

          *Never forget

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      • Geoffrey Tim

        October 26, 2016 at 14:40

        I totally mean 2, the best COD game to date. 😛

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  7. Dutch Matrix

    October 26, 2016 at 12:08

    I am with you on this one Geoff. Call of Duty has always been my Xmas go to shooter/game for years now!

    Sadly, the last one I think I played was Ghosts, which was a bit of a downer.

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  8. Pieter Kruger

    October 26, 2016 at 12:11

    Let’s go to space, where we can apparently hear sounds and survive without pressure suits….hehehehe!

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    • Dutch Matrix

      October 26, 2016 at 12:13

      LoL. It is called a “GAME” for a reason, you know.

      Reply

  9. Maldy

    October 27, 2016 at 01:19

    I am not a big fan of CoD but the trailer is cool

    Reply

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