Watching series set in the ’80s doesn’t make me want to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Instead of gaming lately, I’ve been binging on a Croatian television series called “Crno-bijeli svijet” (which translates to Black-and-White World). It’s a show set in 1980s Yugoslavia. It has nothing to do with the Cold War specifically, but at the same time, I’m watching another foreign-language show called “Deutschland 86“. It is a Cold War-era series about an Eastern German spy in 1986. It’s the second part of a trilogy; I watched “Deutschland 83″ about five or so years ago but have only started watching the second part now. The third part, “Deutschland 89″ already aired last year but when I wrote this blog, it was not unavailable in Canada.

While I’ve been watching these recently produced programs based on the 80s, I completely forgot that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War released only a few months ago. To be honest, I haven’t really cared for Call of Duty (and war-based first-person shooters) for a while. I haven’t played a Call of Duty game in a few years and that includes the fact that I have a couple of them installed because PlayStation Plus subscribers got them for free. 

With the Black Ops series, in particular, I don’t think I’ve played one since the original back on PlayStation 3. I didn’t hate Call of Duty: Black Ops, but during that time, I was more interested in the Modern Warfare series and the Vietnam-based setting for Black Ops just didn’t do it for me. 

Over the years, I’ve definitely followed the series, I just could never find myself interested enough to want to play any of them. Sure, I worked at EA, who was competing against COD with their Battlefield series; I was just not that eager to play a Call of Duty, regardless if the setting was in the