No publisher would be happy to see one of their titles featured in a piece of North Korean propaganda, no matter how fabulously dull it is. Activision has had the infamous propaganda video featuring footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 removed from YouTube, for obvious reasons.
The video went live on the official North Korean YouTube channel this past Saturday and spread to LiveLeaks and the rest of the internet just three days later on Tuesday. The BBC reports that Activision took action, having the video blocked and eventually removed entirely due to copyright claims.
We might not be able to view it on YouTube anymore, but the video is still available for viewing over at LiveLeaks and has racked up over 303,000 views over the past two days. The clip from Modern Warfare 3 can be found around the 2:08 mark.
This seems like a funny scenario, but North Korea’s looming nuclear testing–despite international condemning–is not amusing in the least.