US Military Punishes Navy Seals For Leaking Secret Weapons Info For EA Medal Of Honor Game

EA Gets Massive PR Boost with Warfighter Navy Seal Punishments

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US Military Punishes Navy Seals For Leaking Secret Weapons Info For EA Medal Of Honor Game
Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launches next week and is expected to trounce all comers - most especially arch-rivals Electronic Arts and its Battlefield and Medal of Honor (sic) war titles. So EA must be cock-a-hoop at the revelation that seven, "SEALs are alleged to have divulged classified information to the maker of a video game called Medal of Honor: Warfighter."

That's right, the announcement that - according to the AP - "Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said Thursday," was made by the deputy commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli. Now, thousands of gamers believe that the game, which received lacklustre reviews, contains "specially designed combat equipment unique to their unit."

This is the information said to have been revealed by the SEALS.

The AP report states that, "The two main complaints against the SEALs were that they did not seek the permission of their command to take part in the video project and that they showed the video designers some of their specially designed combat equipment unique to their unit, said a senior military official. The official was briefed about the case but was not authorized to speak publicly about it."

Terrible, terrible news for EA, which is currently (we would imagine) hurriedly restocking outlets.

Source: Associated Press

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