Yesterday, in my article on the banning of chess Super GM Sergei Karjakin, I wrote about the second time that the Ukrainian Government used some Arma 3 footage as “proof” that they were shooting down Russian attack helicopters. I never wrote about the first time, and only looked it up when writing that article. Well I really regret that, considering how hilariously stupid the whole thing really was. So without much further ado, here’s a story from a month ago.
While many players dislike the idea of developers using their games to push political mindsets, games have been long used as a platform to tell these kinds of stories. War is a common theme of many of today’s most popular shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield while world events like 9/11 have affected games like Metal Gear Solid 2. However, with the increasing presence of online media and forums, misinformation has also become rampant, with the most recent presenting footage of popular shooter Arma 3 as real footage from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Well you know these video games these days have such realistic graphics. I guess it’s possible that someone could mistake –
A video of Arma 3‘s gameplay has been making rounds on Twitter, with the footage incorrectly credited as taken from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine presented as the Ukrainian military intercepting Russian fighter planes. Many fans familiar with Arma 3 have quickly jumped to point out the inaccuracy with the footage depicting an American A-10 Thunderbolt/Warthog combating an American anti-air C-RAM vehicle.
Unfortunately, as is all too common these days, the original tweet has been deleted. And even the tweet this article is referencing, which was retweeting that critically.
I can’t find any references to this exact video online, probably because it’s so embarrassing for them. What I can find for you are pictures of the A-10 Warthog.
It’s one of the most distinctive aircraft of all time. To the best of my knowledge, there is not another plane with any similar design. The silhouette is quite distinctive, with the most unique feature being the pylon attached engines which are unique on military aircraft.
As for the American SHORAD (Short Range Air Defense) the best I could find was the M163 Vulcan.
It’s also possible it was a variant of the Bradley called the Linebacker, but the point is that neither of these vehicles looks all that similar to the Russian/Ukrainian SPAAGs.
Mistaking the SPAAG/SHORAD vehicle is somewhat forgivable. After all, I don’t expect everyone to immediately recognize these vehicles from their profiles. It’s just funny that it was literally an American vehicle attacking an American vehicle in a video game and these dipshits promoted this like it actually happened.
But remember goyim, Russians live in a propaganda state. You just live in one that has massive censorship of “misinformation.” Like, for instance, the now proven to be true claim that the Bashar Al’Assad Gas Baby Hoax was a falsehood. Trillion dollar multinational corporations had to censor that truthhood, because it was misinformation.