The wikipedia entry for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 takes a cynical stance. It points out that “A trailer released on the official Infinity Ward YouTube page teased fighting at the United States Capital in Washington, D.C., although it is unknown if the game will feature fighting in that setting.” I choose to remain optimistic and look forward to seeing how the most recent game to be set in our fair city depicts our layout. We know that there’s at least some liberties taken – as commenter Mr T in DC pointed out when I first mentioned the game’s setting, they show a damaged Washington Monument with rebar or girders showing through. The monument is actually solid masonry.
If you just can’t wait and are unsullied by this disease I call “employment,” you can get a jump on the rest of us by picking up the game at some local stores tonight at 12:01. Walmart has indicated they will be open to sell it and Best Buy has a webpage listing which stores will be open for the midnight sale. Amusingly-but-not-actually-ironically neither of the DC-located stores in Tenley or Columbia Heights will be participating. Also amusing, they seem unclear on what timezone we’re in – the above screencap was off the BB site at 12:43p, making it the latest midnight I’ve ever seen