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Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War (PS5)

Ronald Reagan’s first appearance in Cold War makes the former President appear worthy of sainthood. It’s a dramatic, postured moment for the man staged as someone standing up to the Iron Curtain, dramatically stopping nukes, and taking down that wall. Mostly though, it’s a conspiratorial grab bag, more illusory than Oliver Stone, if avoiding a… Continue reading Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War (PS5)

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4)

In one of Modern Warfare’s flashbacks, Urzikstan freedom fighter Farah escapes from her town when Russians launch a gas attack. Her father killed, her older brother leading, Farah dodges soldiers as they execute people nearby. Farah is near enough to hear the shots practically point blank. Crawling under a broken wall, a child’s lifeless body… Continue reading Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4)

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PS4)

Protagonist Nick Reyes has the personality of Aaron Taylor Johnson’s character from Godzilla (2014): A stoic, faceless military man willing to jump into danger as needed. This isn’t a compliment. On the flipside, Infinite Warfare’s glitzy futurism surrounds Reyes with plenty of disaster. The tenants of contemporary terrorism remain even into the 2300s (or whatever… Continue reading Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PS4)