Call of Duty: Black Ops III is out this week! Holy moly, but a year went by really fast, didn’t it? I now punctuate my years with Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed releases instead of my birthday and, well, New Year I guess.

Black Ops III takes place in THE FUTURE™ because Titanfall and last year’s excellent Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has taught all of us that FUTURE WARFARE™ is fun and we should be excited. Because robots and wall running and exo-skeletons that help us fight robots and do wall running.

Facetious tone aside, I really love the Call of Duty live-action trailers that pop up the moment we approach another release date. There are inevitably a bunch of celebrities making cameos, which has the secondary effect of making one feel old thanks to being unable to identify any of them. I KIND OF GET the impression that the people in this trailer are notable due to some contemporary reason, but I’ll be damned if I know! And yes, I could have Googled them, but then I wouldn’t look old and cantankerous and out of touch, and I’m always down for looking old and cantankerous and out of touch on the Internet. Anyway, the trailer is neat and brings back that whole “there’s a soldier in all of us” theme.

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