Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Russian TV Uses Video Game Combat Footage With Real Syrian War Footage During A Tribute To Russia's Armed Forces

BBC: Russian TV airs video game as Syria war footage

A tribute to Russia's armed forces on the country's flagship news programme mistakenly used footage from a computer game to illustrate military action in Syria.

Eagle-eyed viewers of the weekly Voskresnoye Vremya programme on state-run Channel One TV noticed that gun-sight footage of a truck being attacked was actually from the Arma-3 tactical computer game.

Sunday's report was a celebration of those who serve in Russia's armed forces, to commemorate last week's Defender of the Fatherland Day, praising "those who value duty and honour above their own lives".

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Update #1: Russian state media just mixed up Syrian war footage with a video-game clip (Washington Post)
Update #2: Russia Tries To Pass Off Video Games as Real Combat Footage. Again. (Popular Mechanics)

WNU Editor: The clip is very brief .... but the footage is at the 2:30 mark in the above video.


Hans Persson said...

Why do they keep doing this? It's lazy and it will get noticed. They have done this many times before.

Bert Bert said...

Imagine if we thought this was video game footage only to find all of us playing games have been in an Ender’s Game scenario. I know that’s not the case, but with drones and robots taking the field. We are getting to something closer to that. Great book by the way (lousy movie).