Microsoft’s Xbox team is busy gearing up for the big E3 video game convention next week, but they must have stopped to chuckle over this inadvertent product placement.
A BBC television report on the very serious topic of the crisis in Syria inadvertently used a logo from the Halo game franchise as if it were a real United Nations emblem — providing a lesson to media organizations everywhere about the dangers of quick online image searches.
For the record, that’s the emblem for Halo’s “United Nations Space Command,” not the real United Nations Security Council.
In a statement to Eurogamer, the BBC apologized for the mistake. Then again, some assistance from Master Chief might be just what the people of Syria need at this point.