Iranian Super Sniper turns out to be Medal of Honor footage

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  1. SonyUSA
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    Iranian and Saudi Arabian TV has been airing footage of a "Super Sniper" taking out half a dozen ISIS (ISIL) fighters with an "Arash" gun (a firearm local to them). They have dubbed him the Hezbollah sniper and have been touting him as some sort of war hero.

    Recently, it came to the public's attention that what they were airing was actually just footage from EA's Medal of Honor, and every trace of it has been pulled from TV and their website, but you can still watch the "footage" on YouTube:



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  2. ric.

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    To be honest when I heard about the Hezbollah sniper the first character that came to mind was Quiet from MGSV.
     
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    I rarely see news like this on gbatemp! I can tell you're going to be a great reporter!
     
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    Wow, I'm truly shocked to hear it wasn't fox news reporting this as fact XD
     
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    its funny cuz the games still going to suck
     
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    Seems the OP is bullshtting. Do you have anything to support your claim that Saudi and Iranian channels showed the video? The Saudi channel has no reason to show anything about Hizbollah and most of Hizbollah videos are showed directly from Hizbollah in ALMANAR channel so most likely your claim is bullshit.
     
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    Yes, in fact you could view the footage on their website: http://www.yjc.ir/fa/news/5501213/شکار-ماهرانه-داعشی-ها-به-دست-تک-تیرانداز-حرفه-ای-مدافع-حرم-فیلم

    Before they took it down, that is...
     
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    same
     
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    heh, Medal of Honor.... did they use that game because they thought everyone forgot about it? :lol:
     
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    Stupid media.
     
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    I'm guessing whoever picked it up had never seen a video game in their life and would only know they existed if pushed to answer.
     
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    No wonder why we even have terrorist in those countries. :facepalm:.

    But this gives me an idea, why not develop turrets and them to Iran and let gamers do the shooting? They are better at it than the countries military anyway.
     
  15. omgpwn666

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    I'm confused, are you saying we have terrorists because the media used game footage?
     
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  16. MionissNio

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    No cause the media there was dumb enough not to spot the difference between real and graphics. I. Personally know many who believed in this hoax too!
     
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  17. koz

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    I dub him the Hezbollocks sniper. :gun::bow:

    Perhaps the Iranians call their version of the game - Medal of Allah. :yay::glare:
     
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  19. Super.Nova

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    I'm Saudi and I never seen this video on Saudi TV.
    I know it for a fact they're dumb enough to do something like this but I'm honestly surprised they didn't.

    Do you have a source for the Saudi one?
    I'm asking out of genuine curiosity as I intend to release a YouTube video about this very subject (not looking into things while airing them as facts).
     
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    You can hear the clicking of the analog stick though :wtf:. Didn't know real sniper rifles came with analog sticks now, lol.