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Is it a bullshit generalization to assume that most men know what Call of Duty is? I mean, at this point I think most women even know what it is. Hell, I know plenty of women who actually play it. I've never been one for simulated violence. Plus, I happen to have a brother who's a huge COD fan and every time he plays he mostly just shouts explicatives at people overseas and punches holes in closet door (my mother is thrilled about that, let me tell you) so I never really saw the appeal. Having grown up around the same time the game gained popularity, I do recognize the cultural significance of this new release, hence the following article about it. You're welcome Joe (that's my brother).
Anyway, with that quirky anecdote aside, I have some good news for all the Call of Duty fans out there! According to USA Today, video game publisher Activision Blizzard confirmed Friday the next chapter in the blockbuster video game franchise will take place during World War II, where the series got its start. Little has been revealed about the game, beyond a teaser image on the Call of Duty website announcing a "worldwide reveal" on April 26. The World War II game will be developed by Sledgehammer Games, which worked on 2014's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Here's the official tweet from the Call of Duty Twitter account. Players have less than a week of waiting which is a pretty baller move on behalf of Activision. Most of the time when a company mentions a "new release" they mean in the next 10-15 years, just kidding, more like months, but still, it's a real pain to have to wait for something so highly anticipated.