LG does War of the Worlds-style prank with HD TV

Job applicants freak out watching world-ending scene on fake window

A viral video making its way around the Internet takes a "War of the Worlds" style takeout and updates it for modern times.

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To show how "real" its new Ultra HD televisions are, LG created a prank where they made a TV look like a window inside a job recruiter's office. As applicants come in for their interviews, they begin to witness the "end of the world" as a meteor strikes the cityscape setting. It's a cruel trick, perhaps, but an effective marketing campaign/video for the LG TV set.

What's your feeling on this prank? Cruel or awesome? Let me know in the comments.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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