One of the most discussed topics in the game forums in the past week was a review of the TV channel France 24 about frames transmitted by Iranian state TV as an illustration to the story about how sniper Hezbollah kills Syria militants «Islamic state».
As proved by French journalists, in fact, the Iranian TV showed footage, taken from the 11th episode of the computer game Medal of Honor. It sounded seemingly authentic narration that the audience is supposedly watching the real video of how the sniper of the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Iranian armed rifle «Arash», eliminates one after another of the militants.
The authors of the forgery was given a letter code NFOV present in the frames of the game Medal of Honor, went on sale in 2010. In addition, the scene identified the fans of this game, which brings together thousands of «shooters» all over the world.
On the infamous failure of the Iranian propaganda has done advertisements not only the creators of the game Medal of Honor, which since February 18 mentioned dozens of media and various gaming websites that have been accessed for expert evaluation. Professionals recognize that the quality and realism of images in the game are quite high for the unenlightened viewer could decide that watching the real action sniper in a combat situation.
Maxim magazine drew attention to the fact that many other Iranian and even Saudi TV channels showed the same footage, believing that lifted real fighting in Syria.
Footage of Iranian state TV
The 11th episode of the game Medal of Honor (note the footage after 2:40)