Assassin’s Creed screenshot used on Danish news

Monday, 11th March 2013 05:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Whoops. Denmark’s TV2 used a screenshot from Assassin’s Creed, showing Damascus of 720 years ago, to illustrate a news article on conflict in present-day Syria, Times of Israel reports. An employee is said to have found the image online and believed it to be a photograph. This sort of embarrassing mixup happens all the time; the BBC once used a Halo logo instead of the UN’s, and ITV famously presented footage of ArmA 2 as video of actual combat.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. alterecho

    I bet the graphics designers would take this as a compliment. A testament to how far graphics have come.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. xxJPRACERxx

    Yep… And they’re here to inform! lol

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Puggy

    Still might be a copyright issue though. Then again it is free advertising for the company, so I doubt any charges will be pressed.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. SyNx153


    #4 2 years ago
  5. Takeshi

    As a fellow Dane, this is pretty fun. I do think it was a mistake and not an intentional joke from one of the assistants. I think most young people who work at TV2 are serious. And if they have a problem distinguishing between computer generated images and real life images they are going to have to be extra aware as we go into the new generation of consoles. :D

    Funnily it was Assassins Creed (a game limited by consoles) and not Battlefield 3 which was mistaken.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. JimFear-666

    you know that your country has evolved when they can take a picture representing your country 720yrs ago and no one say “hey this isnt the right picture”

    #6 2 years ago
  7. MadFingerz

    How can one look at that picture and not see it isn’t a real photograph? -_-’

    Sorry, but those can only either be jokes or examples of pure unprofessionalism (mixed with pure idiocy).

    #7 2 years ago
  8. nklh4x0r

    lol noobs

    #8 2 years ago

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