New Call Of Duty Game In A Nutshell: ‘Screw It, Let’s Go To Space’

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A YouTube screenshot of the live-action trailer for Activision's "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare."

Tired of dramatic doom and gloom news and a seemingly endless cycle of Twitter fights and post-debate coverage? You’re not alone, and there’s an escape.


Just grab a bunch of high-tech weaponry, hop into a futuristic fighter plane and head to space in Activision's newest first-person shooter “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.”

A new live-action trailer for the game begins with people becoming fed up with the day-to-day grind. Aptly titled “Screw It, Let’s Go To Space” that’s exactly what they do, and over-the-top carnage ensues. The Oct. 25 trailer even features Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, who takes a moment to stretch before jumping into the fray, only to have comedian Danny McBride  steal his kill.

“Boom! This is my pool, sea monkey,” hoots McBride in the trailer.

Set in the future, the game centers around an interplanetary civil war between the inhabitants of earth, and a rebel faction fighting over the earth’s solar system. While many first-person shooters take realism as a point of pride, the newest Call of Duty game has thrown it out the window, and it seems to be working for them.

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I mean, who doesn’t want to pilot a spaceship that closely resembles an F-35 (I guess it’s finally ready) in a heated dog-fight, bail-out, then land on a space station and blast enemies into oblivion with insane weapons?

Now, at least the franchise has a justification for unrealistic in-game physics since it takes place, at least partially, in the cold vacuum of space.

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” is set to release on Nov. 4, but in the meantime, check out the trailer below.

On July 17, Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal briefly met with President Donald Trump at a rally in Greenville, North Carolina to discuss the eponymous legislation that would finally allow victims of military medical malpractice to sue the U.S. government.

A Green Beret with terminal lung cancer, Stayskal has spent the last year fighting to change the Feres Doctrine, a 1950 Supreme Court precedent that bars service members like him from suing the government for negligence or wrongdoing.

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The Pentagon is no longer topless. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Mark Esper as the United States' first permanent defense secretary in more than seven months.

Esper is expected to be sworn in as defense secretary later on Tuesday, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters.

"We are grateful for the Senate leadership and the Senate Armed Services Committee's willingness to quickly move through this process," Hoffman said.

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The new trailer for Top Gun: Maverick that dropped last week was indisputably the white-knuckle thrill ride of the summer, a blur of aerial acrobatics and beach volleyball that made us wonder how we ever lost that lovin' feeling in the decades since we first met Pete "Maverick" Mitchell back in 1986.

But it also made us wonder something else: Why is Maverick still flying combat missions in an F/A-18 Super Hornet as a 57-year-old captain after more than 30 years of service?

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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan called on Tuesday for an explanation of comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan but did not want to kill 10 million people.

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SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a large, newly built submarine, state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday, potentially signaling continued development of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) program.

Kim inspected the operational and tactical data and combat weapon systems of the submarine that was built under "his special attention", and will be operational in the waters off the east coast, KCNA said.

It said the submarine's operational deployment was near.

"The operational capacity of a submarine is an important component in national defense of our country bounded on its east and west by sea," Kim said.

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