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Developers of military-based videogames are always looking to real-life soldiers to help give their games more of a realistic feel. Unfortunately, things haven’t turned out so well for a group of Navy SEALs who lent a hand to EA.

According to a report from CBS News, members of the secretive counter-terrorism team sometimes referred to as “SEAL Team Six” have been disciplined for revealing secrets to EA to help with development of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. (You may know the name SEAL Team Six as one of the groups that took part in the assassination of Osama bin Laden.)

Supposedly, the seven active members of the team worked as paid consultants for EA over two days during the spring and summer, during which they are accused of using classified material they had received from the Navy. In addition, four other members who have since transferred out of SEAL Team Six are also under investigation.

CBS noted that “the seven who have been punished so far all received letters of reprimand which would kill their chances for promotion. They also had half their pay taken away for two months.”

 

Source: CBS News

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.

SEAL Team Six Disciplined For Helping EA On Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Developers of military-based videogames are always looking to real-life soldiers to help give their games more of a realistic feel. Unfortunately, things haven't turned out so well for a group of Navy SEALs who lent a hand to EA.

By Mollie L Patterson | 11/8/2012 07:41 PM PT

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Developers of military-based videogames are always looking to real-life soldiers to help give their games more of a realistic feel. Unfortunately, things haven’t turned out so well for a group of Navy SEALs who lent a hand to EA.

According to a report from CBS News, members of the secretive counter-terrorism team sometimes referred to as “SEAL Team Six” have been disciplined for revealing secrets to EA to help with development of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. (You may know the name SEAL Team Six as one of the groups that took part in the assassination of Osama bin Laden.)

Supposedly, the seven active members of the team worked as paid consultants for EA over two days during the spring and summer, during which they are accused of using classified material they had received from the Navy. In addition, four other members who have since transferred out of SEAL Team Six are also under investigation.

CBS noted that “the seven who have been punished so far all received letters of reprimand which would kill their chances for promotion. They also had half their pay taken away for two months.”

 

Source: CBS News

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About Mollie L Patterson

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.