Someone Put an Assassin's Creed Screengrab In a TV Report on Syria

Illustration for article titled Someone Put an emAssassins Creed/em Screengrab In a TV Report on Syria

Ah, the dangers of Google image search. On Feb. 26, Denmark's TV2 needed an over-the-shoulder shot for a report on the conflict in Syria, and some production assistant gave the control room a screengrab from the original Assassin's Creed (which features Damascus prominently) Apparently it's this one, from the game's unofficial wiki site. That's supposed to be the Damascus skyline as it appeared about 720 years ago, by the way.

This isn't the first time TV has mixed up video game images for real life when reporting on problems in Syria. Back in May, the BBC used the insignia of Halo's United Nations Space Command, which is fictitious, to illustrate the United Nations Security Council's position on fighting in the troubled Middle Eastern state.


Danes use game as Syria fill-in [Times of Israel via Polygon]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


talking about the BBC Halo thing, I my skipped a moment when I saw that, because I throught my dreams were coming true, but they're not. And no, i don't want the fucking Covenant to come ass rape us all, I just want a global space agency that works together for the benefit of the planet, not just US interests.