EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT ... World War Three!
That's the song I remember from my yoof, and this reveal trailer for (Call of Duty) MODERN WARFARE 3 is exactly why I left the video games industry after twelve years of fun. Look at the effort poured into every loving execution and gorgeously rendered skyscraper demolition, every nuke in the centre of town, every train wreck. You basically have a generation of game-playing children being meticulously de-sensitized to the idea of urban warfare in THE CITIES WHERE YOU LIVE, like it's a done deal.
This is where our Corporate War propaganda hellscape is taking us, step by jack-booted step.
In 1984, ironically, Disney made a (for me) prophetic film called THE LAST STARFIGHTER where those who beat the High Score on an arcade game are conscripted into (galactic) war. And we all know I have a penchant for the theory that James Cameron's TERMINATORS don't have advanced A.I. controlling them but online gamers thinking they're 'playing some game' in 'some part of the rendered world'.
Watch out for your XBOX_live and PS_online accounts being stats-raided by your corporate governments come World War 3 CONSCRIPTION TIME.