Bin Laden kill squad blasted over EA game leak

Bullet Nov 9, 2012

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    Seven US Navy SEALs, at least one of whom was involved in the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, have been given a dressing down by their superiors after allegedly leaking classified information to games maker EA.
    It's reported by CBS that EA used the information to make its FPS title Medal of Honor: Warfighter more realistic.
    The seven US Navy SEALs were reprimanded on Thursday at a base in Virginia and were docked two months pay as a result of their actions. The seven individuals worked as paid consultants on the big budget sequel. They were charged with the unauthorised disclosure of their combat gear and dereliction of duty for revealing classified material.
    "Naval Special Warfare takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and conducts investigations to determine the facts," said Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli, Deputy Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Center in a statement. "We likewise take seriously the Non-Disclosure Agreements signed by Sailors and adherence to the articles of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice,.
    "We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as Sailors in the United States Navy. The non-judicial punishment decisions made today send a clear message throughout our Force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability."
    Medal of Honor: Warfighter was released in October to poor reviews. Despite the huge success of the original 2010 title, the hotly anticipated sequel was widely criticised by the games industry. EA Labels president Frank Gibeau admitted: "We’re disappointed with the critical reception. Internal testing and mock reviews indicated that the game is better than the score we have right now. We believe it is. However, we are seeing folks out there that just don’t like the game."

    Source: http://tech.uk.msn.com/news/bin-laden-kill-squad-blasted-over-ea-game-leak
     
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