Assassin’s Creed makes the news, accidentally

Screenshots can look pretty realistic these days, however, it’s good to not mistake them for real photos.

Danish news channel TV2 unfortunately fell for this, and used a screenshot from Assassin’s Creed during a report about Syria.

The station’s head of news, Jacob Nybroe, was quick to issue an apology, saying that it’s “a reminder to us all of the importance of verifying the sources of pictures.”

True words Mr. Nybroe, as this is not the first time that a video game asset has been accidentally used in the mainstream news, as the BBC used Halo’s United Nations Space Command logo instead of the official United Nations Security Council’s. Awkward.

If looking at it with a positive spin, it could be seen as a testament to how good Ubisoft’s recreations of iconic locations are. Maybe the next news story on Somali pirates will feature some Assassin’s Creed IV screenshots.

Source: PC Gamer  

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  • Qrox

    Don’t really know how they couldn’t see that it wasn’t real. Took me about 1 second to see the background and know that it was from a game.

    Graphics are becoming more and more realistic, but that isn’t photo realistic just yet.

  • Yeah, but I guess to the untrained eye it seems legit. I’m sure the image gatherers behind the scenes gotta pull pics pretty quickly. There’s also probably only one person getting the images, so essentially, one filter which could always make a mistake. So if they download the image quickly, glance at it, and send it through, then it hits the air.


    Haha, didnt know about the Halo one. That reminds me -need to finish Halo 3!

  • YaseėnT

    Can’t believe they fell for this on such a bad looking game like Assassin’s Creed

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