Codebreaker

Petraeus’s storied career lives on in Call of Duty

Molly Wood Nov 16, 2012

Not that it needed it, but there’s an additional selling point for the new video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” In the supposed year 2025, the digitized Secretary of Defense has a familiar name: Petraeus. Looks just like him too. No avatar for the Petraeus biographer, though. Does this mean it will some day be a collector’s item? Probably not, since the game is incredibly popular and far from a “limited release.” Plus, the games maker has already hinted that it won’t be doing any damage control, noting that it is, after all, just a game.

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