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Thread: ITV documentary mistakes Arma 2 for secret IRA film

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    Default ITV documentary mistakes Arma 2 for secret IRA film

    Here’s an upload of a video from a recent ITV documentary into Colonel Gaddhafi’s support of the IRA. It contains shocking footage of a helicopter being shot down using weapons allegedly supplied by that baddie.

    Except. Umm. It’s actually ArmA 2.

    Words. Fail. What. How. For goodness sake. UK media, can you stop being shit please.

    If you’re looking for the footage in the documentary in the ITV player – it’s online here. The footage is in place from 28 minutes, 20 seconds.

    Update: Here’s a youtube video that appears to be the same footage. I think we can start to understand how this happened.

    (via the Bohemia forums)

    Update 2:
    We’ve been in touch with Bohemia Interactive’s CEO, Marek Spanel. He tells us that Bohemia weren’t approached by ITV for permission to use the footage, and had no idea that Arma 2 was appearing in a war documentary on British TV. Understandably, they’re quite surprised. “We are going to try to get some explanation from ITV how this could have happenned,” says Spanel.

    “Sometimes creativity and realism in our games lead into crazy results and this is one of such example. I just briefly watched the entire documentary and I still can not believe it as it is overall very serious and lenghtly feature,” he adds.

    “We are surprised our games apparently may look real enough to some users already that they can not tell it is not real life footage.”

    We’ve reached out to ITV for comment.

    One never tires of quality accurate journalism. BBC will have to up their game to beat this

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    They're not British. Not that it matters really they're no worse than any other media organization

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    That's bad, really bad! Using game footage as the real thing? Can't trust anything u see these days!

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    You can't get worse than the The Sun, but this is still pretty embarrassing for ITV.
    Last edited by judgefredd_za; 27-09-2011 at 11:31 PM.

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