The situation in Syria is serious. Amnesty International has accused the United Nations Security Council of failing to “match the courage” of protestors in the beleaguered Middle Eastern country. It’s newsworthy and the BBC is covering it. Unfortunately, they made the situation comical for Xbox gamers who noted that the logo they used for the UN was actually the United Nations Space Command emblem from HALO.
It makes it more humorous that it’s not just posted, it’s featured prominently in the background of the news anchor. News agencies: it’s a good idea to have gamers on staff, even if to keep mistakes like this from happening.
- BBC’s United Nations Security Council/HALO Mixup (geekologie.com)
- BBC News mistakes ‘Halo’ UNSC for United Nations – video (digitalspy.co.uk)
- On-Air Blooper of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)
- Epic FAIL: BBC News confuses United Nations and video game logos (theblaze.com)
- BBC Mistakes UN Logo For Halo UNSC Logo (techfleece.com)
- BBC report urges Halo troops to end bloodshed in Syria (go.theregister.com)
- Halo’s United Nations Space Command is NOT involved in Syrian conflict after all, BBC confirms (gamesradar.com)
- BBC News mistakes Halo logo for that of the UN Security Council (macleans.ca)
- The BBC Might Have Confused Halo With the United Nations [Video] (kotaku.com)
- BBC bosses left red-faced after using computer game logo on Syria report (express.co.uk)