North Korea Attacks - Homefront Ad Scares YouTube Visitors

Australian visitors of YouTube on Friday might have noticed the big video banner splashed across the top of the homepage – “BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Attacks”. This was not in fact real world news but a video for the upcoming THQ game Homefront; it still however scared a few people when they saw this, not knowing that it was actually an advertisement.

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electricshadow2562d ago

Ha, that's pretty funny. The point of the ad is to get people's attention and it looked like it did exactly that.

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Also, the trailer for the game is awesome. Reminded me of the 'video package' from Die Hard 4.0

I_find_it_funny2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

I call bull.. on this. I don't feel it made me want the game more.
Im not shocked, I'm more meh

It felt kinda unnecessary and forced and cheap

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Like I said, I enjoyed the trailer and I'm sure the Korea ad got people talking about it (as intended) but I'm not interested in the game, haven't even thought about getting it. It's just your run of the mill military shooter.

inveni02562d ago

This actually makes me interested in the game...not as a purchase, but maybe as a rental. I'll definitely be watching review scores.

MaxXAttaxX2562d ago

Considering North Korea has real WMDs, I can't help but keep feeling like we're wasting time in this oil-war.

AAACE52562d ago

"Don't be so gullible McFly!"

ChrisW2561d ago

While it's an interesting advertisement, how can someone actually believe that it's real?!? I sense irony/sarcasm. Nothing more.

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Spitfire_Riggz2562d ago

Isnt this like the 3rd time they get peoples attention in a bad way??

RedDead2562d ago's better than "Kids! Your mom hates this Game"

Projekt7tuning2562d ago

Wouldn't it be kind of screwed up if North Korea used the timing of this add to commence an actual attack?
Or if gullible people in South Korea believing this add to be true, tried some type of retaliatory action. Maybe even create a false anxiety for South Koreans.
Luckily I'm naive enough to believe the people of South Korea are way too smart to believe this to be a real news headline.

lil Titan2562d ago

its about time they made a game similar to red dawn, hope they do a good job

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hiredhelp2562d ago

that add looked nothing like a real report .the break up in signal and are the reporters the same as you get over there. i suspect not.

xXSilentXx2562d ago

those kind of people make me sick!

TapiocaMilkTea2561d ago

While its the best way to catch attention, it is not creative nor clever at all.....
This is a cheap and dirty way to get attention, hoping the ad will stirs up controversy with political leaders and get it banned, so it can make it to yahoo frontpage or headline news in the process, regardless of the quality of the game.
Those of us that finds the ad funny are those that take for granted that they are living in the peaceful part of the world where they can surf youtube and play video games....

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DangerTick2562d ago

Youtube is full of gullible people and trolls (and gullible trolls).

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Was my sarcastic reaction.

DarkSpawnClone2562d ago

"Youtube is full of gullible people and trolls"

exactly just look at all those 2012 were all doomed videos,gullible people indeed put a video on youtube make it sound serious and bam you fooled everyone..these people do it for the laughs it's sick but to see people try scare tactics to sell a video game is really low imo...never believe every thing you read or watch or see on the internet.

OdinFallen2562d ago

So is this site unfortunately.

ATiElite2562d ago

Youtube is full of gullible people and trolls (and gullible trolls).

well not really!! As of late Youtube has been the only reliable source to get unfiltered news and info from many countries around the world such as Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen during these Freedom Protest.

Granted this was a hoax but I've seen more info on Libya bombing it's own people than what the news is showing.

NiKK_4192562d ago

Yes, but that doesn't mean that the people who comment on youtube aren't still gullible and trolls, because I know this site is bad, but damn YouTube is way worse...WAY worse

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I seriously fear for the human race!

TrevorPhillips2562d ago

When I first saw this banner on youtube, I was like WTF? There's a fight between the Koreans and some other nations, where was this on the news, because I always check the news, even though all media stations are being controlled by the Globalist elites aka Illuminati, then I saw Homefront and I was like shewwww lol,

Ravenor2562d ago

"because I always check the news, even though all media stations are being controlled by the Globalist elites aka Illuminati"

"because I always check the news, even though all media stations are being controlled by the Globalist elites"

"because I always check the news, even though all media stations are being controlled"

"because I always check the news"

You honestly feel the news is being controlled by the illuminati and yet still continue to watch? Are you masochistic too? Keep your tinfoil hat handy.

ASSASSYN 36o2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

@Agent I am amazed you posted your obvious stupidity on the internet... again.

clearelite2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

Don't worry about them. They can't understand why someone who believes what you do(if you even really believe that) would watch the news. I doubt they could figure out that you might not take everything 100% seriously. They laugh at you for espousing an idea that is a bit unconventional, and call you niave, yet they probably believe everything they have been fed since childhood.

On Topic: I am not at all interested in this game, and no marketing gimmick is going to change that. The conventional military FPS genre is milked dry to me and it will soon be the same way for everyone else probably. It might be great for all I know, I'm just not interested at the moment.

hesido2562d ago (Edited 2562d ago )

There's always a conspiracy, I'm not being sarcastic. It would be naive to believe that governments are fully transparent, that every global power is doing its thing out in the open. It is just that, the people who are conspiring may not be few, and may not have similar agendas. There are probably many forces trying to advance their separate agendas, under the radar. So, we are looking at a more complex picture than a bunch of illuminati guys doing their thing. That's why we can never pin point the source of conspiracies.

clearelite2561d ago

Yeah, I certainly wouldn't make too many assumptions about anything like that for too long. Having a polarized one sided view point can definitely obscure a lot of things, well said.
It can be said though, that once a person has been accustomed to a one-sided viewpoint for most of their lifetime and they find out it may be wrong, they may pick up the exact dichotomous opposite viewpoint because the person is so used to polarity. People like to take sides as well, perhaps it is some primitive part of human nature. "If one side is wrong, then the opposing side must be right"
If one side is lies, the other must be truth." If one body of dogma or tradition betrayed me, one with the opposite ideals must be my home"

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Folezicle2562d ago

Reminds me of Welle's "War of the Worlds" broadcast.. Hah but this no way near of an impact.

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