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News Network Mistakenly Uses Metal Gear Solid Screens in Child Soldiers Report

Posted by Sammy Barker

Raiden people use their brains?

Kojima Productions, the Konami subsidiary responsible for the Metal Gear Solid series, has proudly flaunted the photorealistic elements of its internally developed FOX Engine over the past few years – but it’s received its biggest vote of confidence yet courtesy of a cock up during a news broadcast. In a harrowing report on African child soldiers, Russia Today used images from upcoming sequel Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – seemingly mistaking them for real-world pictures.

The blunder was spotted during a segment in which kid commando turned rap hero Emmanuel Jah was interviewed on the topic. You can catch the broadcast for yourself – complete with the error – through here. While the folks over at RT are probably going to feel like idiots when this gets pointed out to them, they should take comfort from the fact that they’re not alone – even the BBC enjoys a good video game related mix up from time to time.


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User Comments (12)



rjejr said:

Thats ok, Im sure some news agency will be using COD footage to reenact the shot down jetliner.



RudysaurusRex said:

RT news kind of sucks, and is very unprofessional at times, so this doesn't surprise me in the slightest.



ThreadShadow said:

A mistake, or just a appropriate illustaration for the subject at hand? And isn't that one of the things Kojima wanted from his controversial inclusion? To bring the subject into the spot light?

Maybe an RT tech just googled war children images and that was the first one to come up.

It's not an end of the world mistake. They could have put up a picture of cartoon horses.

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