I took a year off Call of Duty. I used to be really into the multiplayer, especially in Modern Warfare 2 and the first Black Ops. I made friends through random matchmaking, got cussed out by twelve year-olds, heard various racial slurs and things that I never knew about my mother, was shot a bunch, shot other guys a bunch; you know the drill. I’m not ashamed to say I had fun with those games. I took a year off with Modern Warfare 3 because it just didn’t grab me and I was in a completely different place with what games I was playing. But I liked Black Ops a lot, so if anyone could get me back on the Call of Duty bandwagon, it would be developer Treyarch with Black Ops II. It’s been about a year and a half since I’ve touched a modern military shooter, and it felt good to return to the party. Even though ultimately, I realized this was a get-together that I didn’t want to stay longer at than necessary.