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In the press and marketing for its military FPS Medal of Honor, Electronic Arts stressed that it was going for authenticity by consulting with active military personnel. Now, seven of the Navy SEALs that consulted with EA on the game are being disciplined by the military for revealing secrets.
CBS News is reporting that members of SEAL Team Six -- one of whom participated in the killing of notorious terrorist Osama Bin Laden -- will face disciplinary action for the revealing confidential information in during their time consulting on the game. The SEALs were paid for the work by Electronic Arts.
In addition, four members of SEAL Team Six who have moved to other parts of the military since working on Medal of Honor are under investigation. All the SEALs supposedly revealed classified information given to them by the Navy to EA.
According to the report, the seven who have been disciplined received "letters of reprimand" and had half of their pay docked for two months. Apparently, letters of reprimand have a cost to a military career, and have a negative impact on a SEAL's chances for further promotion within the Navy.
Source: CBS News via Kotaku
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Well, it's not EA's fault. They were looking for active members, even though they know that it would mean that the NAVY members would face disciplinary actions.
Those who opened their mouths are at fault.
It's like when people asked me about Disney Secrets when I worked in Disney. They aren't at fault, I'd be if I said something.
So, I'd say good riddance for them if I was the head chief there.
And all for a game that sucks and isn't selling worth a crap. After two dissapointments in a row, they should put this series to rest.
Confidential military info should be kept confidential. The Navy Seals should know better. That being said, The major news organizations reporting this story have done a great job telling our enemy's where and when we are going to launch an attack BEFORE it happens. All for ratings. They can care less about the safety of our soldiers as long as they are first to report it.
Whoa everyone. Their careers are far from over. SOMETHING had to be done after No Easy Day came. But the Pentagon shouldn't be waving it's dirty little finger, those upper brass guys got their rocks off when their conferred with Kathryn Bigelow on Zero Dark Thirty.
That sucks, but they should have known not to reveal classified information.
Well those Navy SEALs screwed up. They should know what is classified and what isn't. The way I see it, it was their own fault and EA is not to blame. Classified is classified.
Wow, now that's crazy! How accurate is TOO accurate? I haven't had the opportunity to play MOH yet, but that's just crazy.
This is bull ***!!