Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer reminds you that power corrupts

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In the world of the future—the world of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare —one private military corporation maintains the largest standing army in the world. It is beholden to no government; it suffers no check to its power. A power it wields judiciously in an endless, altruistic quest to uplift humanity and lead it into a better, more prosperous future for all. Right?

Well, no. This may come as a shock but it turns out that when you give Kevin Spacey access to walking tanks, flying suits of armor and malleable international leadership, he tends to use them in rather self-serving ways. The corrupting influence of power? Shocking! And he always seems like such a nice, level-headed guy in the movies, too.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes out on November 4.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.