British TV confuses game footage with real life

File this one under “British People!”

Anyways, the makers of a recent documentary on the Northern Ireland conflict confused videogame footage for actual war footage, and slipped it into an ITV (the British TV channel that isn’t the BBC) documentary. The game comes from Arma 2, an almost painfully realistic war sim set in a non-existent country.

The mistaken footage, grainy but still very obviously pixelated (check the fires if you don’t believe me), can be seen below:

 

As you can see by the labeling, it isn’t entirely ITV’s fault, but still. Come on, guys.

-Drew Millard

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