North Korean propaganda uses Modern Warfare 3 footage to show New York under attack

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 12:25 GMT By Dave Cook

North Korean propaganda network Uriminzokkiri has created a seemingly anti-American propaganda video, containing footage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that shows New York City being bombarded by missiles.

The clip was unearthed by LiveLeak, and the site explains that the video was uploaded on Saturday on behalf of North Korea’s state media. It comes days before an alleged nuclear test will be carried out by the country.

It features a cover of “We Are the World” by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson, and shows a young man dreaming of a rocket going into space – an achievement of the country back in December – which then cuts to a scene of New York being attacked from Modern Warfare 3.

The text allegedly then reads, “Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing. It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself.”

The clip ends with the man stating that surely dream will “surely come true”.

Now, bear in mind that none of us here speak Korean, so do take LiveLeak’s translation of the above lightly. We’re looking into confirming what the text says.

We’re also pretty sure that Activision hasn’t given Uriminzokkiri permission to use the clip, but what are your thoughts?

Thanks Kotaku.



  1. Talkar

    Hah, that was a hilarious video xD
    Sorry i can’t really take North Korea serious :P

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CyberMarco

    Funny thing is they are using MJ’s song…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. manamana

    Thats actually a tough one and one can only hope that they are all talks.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Talkar

    ^Even if they aren’t all talk, they present no real threat. Both China and USA, most likely several other countries, are keeping such a close eye on them that Kim Jong-un can’t even load up StarCraft without them knowing it :P

    #4 2 years ago
  5. deathm00n

    If I was American I would be at least worried by now…

    It’s homefront coming true people!! The old leader died and his son is going to rule the world by merging the koreas and japan.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. matirishhh

    How did they get an access to internet to upload this shajt?
    Any why they didn’t use Homefront footage instead?
    Cmon guys….

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha… you serious?

    North Korea is the worst thing in existence in the world right now. A country which has nuclear bombs on its priority list (which not surprisingly is a amalgamation of tech bought from pakistan who bought it from china, I think you can see the cycle here…) than preventing famines in an utterly poor country.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Samoan Spider

    Whilst I’m certain this insular tin pot country isn’t an immediate threat to world peace, the fact is that they went from being the laughing stock for failing rocket tests to months later putting a satellite in orbit (albeit a bad orbit). So underestimating them or hoping they will go away is a bad idea when someone is very clearly giving them a guiding hand on rocket tech.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Cobra951

    If it ever really does hit the fan, a single Ohio-class sub can exterminate puny North Korea. They know better. The tough talk is a continuation of their effective longterm extortion strategy to keep themselves funded.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. TMRNetShark

    If you guys honestly think North Korea can ever send a missile to the USA, think again. The USA has a missile wall that can protect from ICBMs. Remember a couple of years back when the navy conducted that “anti-satellite” missile? ‘Nuff said.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Samoan Spider

    @10 the only reason the US don’t throw that kind of threat around is because of M.A.D. (spoiler: no one wins)

    @11 but don’t forget that the US military has only just recently decided that it’d be a good idea to not use Chinese made silicon in their tech because of the worry about undocumented ‘features’. And then throw in that the Chinese are one of the only countries that doesn’t get too upset by the Nork willy waving, with a bit of help they sure could make a mess.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DSB

    I’m really not scared of a country that still uses midi tracks.

    It is every bit as funny as that fake Iranian stealth fighter the other day though. They completely forgot to put engines on it, but I’m sure that won’t stop Mahmoud!

    I’m starting to think that axis of evil is way too flattering. Axis of dumb, maybe.

    @1 Dey soh ronery!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. salarta

    “How can we make propaganda about our country destroying the United States? I know! Let’s use clips from a product that was made in the United States! And a song made by artists from the United States! We will use American ideas to hype up anti-American notions!”

    North Korea is pretty much that guy that will accept aid offered, will try his best to steal any he doesn’t get that way or which it would seem like a blow to his precious pride to accept directly, then goes on to insult and mock the very groups and people that keep him alive for another day. While it would be easy to blow the country off for this crap, the reality is that they would still be a threat if they attacked other countries. Granted it may be on the level of a mosquito attacking a human, but there’s always West Nile Virus. I’m sure the U.S. is taking the danger of the country seriously but not letting North Korea take up too many resources.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. EdgizAwesome

    Funny if activision sued North Korea for using MW3 footage xD

    #14 2 years ago

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