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PS3 News: Navy SEALs Punished For Consulting on Medal of Honor

By November 9, 2012

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter CoverHow much information is too much for a video game? One of the strengths of the recently-released "Medal of Honor: Warfighter" has to be its intense realism. However, that realism came from a source that has now caused some significant controversy as seven members of the Navy SEAL Team 6, including a member involved directly in the killing of Osama bin Laden, have been punished for their consultation in the creation of the EA game. According to WGN, the seven SEALs have been forced to forfeit half of their pay for two months after an investigation revealed that they had received payment for information about their profession and past assignments. Four more members are under investigation. Red flags were probably first raised when EA advertised the game as "written by actual U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas." WGN reports that the reprimands of the SEAL members will likely end their time in the unit and could halt their careers. Despite the game's supposed realism, it has been greeted with mediocre reviews (although we liked it more than most in our  full review).

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