Most normal people realize that 2016 is screwed. It’s one of the worst years ever due to media corruption. The media has made everything worse; heck, there’s even a poll to prove it. Well, Activision is no stranger to taking pop-cultural trends and injecting them into Call of Duty’s marketing. They did just that with their latest live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
I don’t really like Call of Duty games because I hate the multiplayer and the campaign modes are nothing to write home about (although I did dig that trippy story in Black Ops 3), but the trailers leading up to the launch are usually pretty cool. Activision didn’t disappoint with their new live-action piece for Infinite Warfare, which starts with a bunch of ridiculous stuff being broadcast on the news, and an average dude says “Screw it, let’s go to space”.
I don’t know why but Activision dug deep into the marketing pool in Rockstar’s backyard, pulling out “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. The first thing that came to mind was GTA: San Andreas. In fact, that song and that trailer is so iconic, let me link it for you so you can get a taste of when gamers used to be great.
Dang, those memories.
If only a publisher out there took up a caucus based on making games great again.
Anyway, the Call of Duty trailer takes the generic dude and others out into space, promoting the future warfare that Activion has been peddling for many years now.
The only thing they have going for them in the trailer is that a couple of celebrities make an appearance, but if you’re not keen on keeping up with current events you probably won’t recognize them or care.
The only real highlight of the trailer was just how much they seem to recognize that the average citizen is so freaking tired of the media, the corruption, and all the safe-space pushing, college-campus infantilization, politically correct retardation and piss-poor Presidential candidate rigmarole that has ruined any hope of 2016 being half-way decent. Sadly, it looks like things are only going to get worse.
Even Activision’s CMO Tim Ellis noticed how crappy 2016 has been, especially in regards to the media (#GamerGate tried to warn you all!), saying in the press release…
“If ever there was a year when people could use a break from the headlines for a little good old fashioned escapist entertainment, 2016 is it,”
“‘Screw It, Let’s Go To Space’ captures this feeling on a global scale and transports you into the epic gameplay and settings of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. It’s a thrill ride like no other, and it’s coming November 4th.”
Anyway, if you want to turn your brain off and enjoy some good gaming, you can do so right now by actually buying some hidden gems on Steam like Wasteland 2 or Pillars of Eternity or get a few console gems like Saints Row 2 or Sleeping Dogs. Oh yeah, and if you feel like further contributing to 2016 being the cesspool of degeneracy that it is, you can pay $80 for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s deluxe edition, which comes with a remastered copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is due for release on November 4th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
For more info, feel free to visit the official Call of Duty website.