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Author Topic: Fallout 4 computers used to depict "Russian hacking" on CNN  (Read 1410 times)

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Fallout 4 computers used to depict "Russian hacking" on CNN
« on: January 04, 2017, 02:31:34 AM »
http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4-computers-used-to-depict-russian-hacking-on-cnn/



It'd be pretty hard for the Russians to hack America using the computers in Fallout 4. For one, the computers in Fallout 4 are not connected to the internet: in Bethesda's alternative history, America never makes it that far into the future. Another obstacle stopping Russia from hacking America via the computers in Fallout 4 is that, no matter how you approach it, it'd simply be impossible.

That hasn't stopped CNN using footage of a Fallout 4 computer in a story about Russian hacking, though. It's not a huge faux pas on the news outlet's part: it's simply used as B-Roll footage, after all. But it's still pretty amusing, especially in light of how often TV news co-opts video game footage. A recent example includes ITV passing Arma 2 footage off as real.

Spotted by vigilant redditor Poofylicious, the CNN footage aired on December 28, and can be seen at about the one minute mark in the first video over here.

Re: Fallout 4 computers used to depict "Russian hacking" on CNN
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 10:36:59 AM »
Okay? It's just a b-roll image. Likely used to avoid associating a particular manufacturer from being associated with the Russian hacking, so they used an image of a non-existent computer to completely forgo the issue in its entirety. I don't think there's even that vaguest of implication that this was the equipment that was actually used.

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Re: Fallout 4 computers used to depict "Russian hacking" on CNN
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 11:49:20 AM »
I don't think there's even that vaguest of implication that this was the equipment that was actually used.

It's not that, it's just funny that the exact screen got recognized by gamers who were able to identify it. Apparently people easily associate hacking with green-lettered matrix-like text on screens. XD

Re: Fallout 4 computers used to depict "Russian hacking" on CNN
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 06:48:54 AM »
After the hacking :( all the Servers got disrupted and making dufficult to play the game....




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Re: Fallout 4 computers used to depict "Russian hacking" on CNN
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 08:52:13 AM »
http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4-computers-used-to-depict-russian-hacking-on-cnn/



It'd be pretty hard for the Russians to hack America use the Crazy Bulk supplements computers in Fallout 4. For one, the computers in Fallout 4 are not connected to the internet: in Bethesda's alternative history, America never makes it that far into the future. Another obstacle stopping Russia from hacking America via the computers in Fallout 4 is that, no matter how you approach it, it'd simply be impossible.

That hasn't stopped CNN using footage of a Fallout 4 computer in a story about Russian hacking, though. It's not a huge faux pas on the news outlet's part: it's simply used as B-Roll footage, after all. But it's still pretty amusing, especially in light of how often TV news co-opts video game footage. A recent example includes ITV passing Arma 2 footage off as real.

Spotted by vigilant redditor Poofylicious, the CNN footage aired on December 28, and can be seen at about the one minute mark in the first video over here.

Loooool, That's CNN journalism for you. Pretty funny.
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