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.
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.
Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18, 2019. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - The Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where U.S.-backed forces estimate a few hundred jihadists are still holed up.
Russian President Vladimir Putin fires a fortress cannon. (Associated Press/Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin)
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that Russia will target the U.S. with new weapons should Washington decide to deploy intermediate-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to Europe following the recent death of a Cold War-era arms control agreement, according to multiple reports.
He threatened to target not only the host countries where U.S. missiles might be stationed but also decision-making centers in the U.S.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing walk to waiting family members and friends after stepping off of a C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2018 (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)
The U.S. Air Force has issued new guidelines for active-duty, reserve and National Guard airmen who are considered non-deployable, and officials will immediately begin flagging those who have been unable to deploy for 12 consecutive months for separation consideration.