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Kevin Spacey to play villain in new Call of Duty game

- May 2nd, 2014

Is Frank Underwood taking over the world?

The latest installment in the multibillion-dollar Call of Duty franchise will have two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey in a lead role, making him one of the highest-profile actors to lend his digital likeness to a video game. Spacey will play the man baddie in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, being developed by gaming giant Activision’s Sledgehammer Games studio and set for release on Nov. 4.

According to reports on gaming website Destructoid, the digital Spacey – seen eloquently ranting on the nature of democracy in the just-released trailer for Advanced Warfare – will play the head of a private military corporation that’s turned on the U.S. government. It’s a safe bet that players will be suiting up as soldiers bent on taking down Spacey’s well-funded mercenaries and their array of high-tech military gear.

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Man threatens to shoot employees, blow up store over sold-out Call of Duty

- November 9th, 2011

9News.com reports:

AURORA – Police say a man threatened to perform his own modern warfare after he learned Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was sold out at a local Best Buy.

Aurora Police Det. Bob Friel says 31-year-old Lomorin Sar was arrested early Tuesday morning after he threatened the employees at the Best Buy in the 3500 block of North Salida Court.

Witnesses told police Sar became angry and irate with the customer service desk shortly after midnight on Tuesday after they told him the video game he allegedly pre-ordered earlier in the day was no longer in stock.

Witnesses say Sar threatened store workers, asking when they were leaving and allegedly saying he would shoot them in the parking lot. Sar allegedly also told employees he would blow up the store.

So, maybe there’s something to that video-games-lead-to-violent-behaviour theory, after all?

Via Kotaku

Sam Worthington schools Jonah hill in Modern Warfare

- November 8th, 2011

I think Rob Bricken from Topless Robot sums up the message behind this ad for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pretty perfectly when he says:

I think Activision could have saved a lot of money by replacing the commercial with nothing but text reading “NERDS PLAY GAMES WITH DRAGONS IN THEM. REAL MEN PLAY MODERN WARFARE 3.

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