Självklart finns det modevågor även i spelbranschen, som med allting annat. För ett par år sedan skulle alla göra andra världskrigspangare och fantasystrategi, nu verkar en uppretad och fiktiv sovjet vara det värsta hotet. I #Infinity Wards fjärde #Call of Dity-spel heter han Zakhaev och har allvarliga Stalin-komplex.

We settle down in the presentation room in front of a large hi-definition TV, displaying a pre-Alpha splash screen of the brand new Call of Duty. So what is the “Modern Warfare” in the game’s title? Collier explains that they’ve created their own conflict, focusing on a main bad guy - a Russian ultra-nationalist called Zakhaev, who wants to bring back the Soviet Union in the style of his idol, the ruthless genocidal Stalin. These are actions that would obviously have Boris Yeltsin turning in his recently-dug grave.

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