You’ve already destroyed New York City in a rocket attack that looks suspiciously like one from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. What do you do for an encore? If you’re North Korea’s semiofficial Uriminzokkiri news website, you follow up with a propaganda video that depicts President Obama and U.S. troops on fire and what may be an animation of a nuclear device launching.
‘It is not incorrect to say that the United States’ gangster-like policy of hostility prompted us to become a most strong military power,’ says the text that scrolls across the screen. ‘Thus it can be said that it was ‘thanks to’ the Americans that we conducted a nuclear test.’
Once again, however, Pyongyang’s propaganda masters needed a little help to get their message across. While Uriminzokkiri’s earlier video was taken down after a copyright complaint from Call of Duty gamemaker Activision, Global Post reports the latest clip lifted its music from the soundtrack of the video game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.