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PMCs Take Over in 'Call of Duty'

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes out November 4th and Activision has figured out a new approach to keep the world's most successful shooter game in the public eye. Not only did they hire Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey to provide voice talent for the game, they convinced him to pair that voice with a video avatar of himself.

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Spacey plays the head of a private military company that's gone rogue. Echoing his House of Cards Frank Underwood character, Spacey declares, "Power determines who is right. I have the power, so I'm right."

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All we know now is that private military corporations will be front and center in the new game and that it looks like they'll be the bad guys this time: Call of Duty has engaged VICE to produce a background report on PMCs that's embedded below. Further details about improvements and innovations in gameplay will have to wait for the E3 video games conference next month in Los Angeles.

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