Seven members of the Navy SEALS team are being accused of giving government secrets when they consulted on the video game, Medal of Honor Warfighter.  One of the members was part of the group that led the raid to capture Osama bin Laden

The team members are in trouble because they didn’t ask permission first to be involved in this situation.  They are also being disciplined for revealing specially designed combat equipment.  Disciplinary action includes a letter of reprimand for their files and two months of reduced pay.

This is not the first time the SEALS have been in the news.  They were in the action film Act of Valor but that had been approved.  One of the team members also wrote a book that was not approved.

Act of Valor

Medal of Honor

The game, Medal of Honor Warfighter, was released on October 23rd.  Earlier versions of the game focused on World War II but the last edition in 2010 took the war to modern theater.  This installment is the second in the series and focuses on special ops.  It carries similar tone as Act of Valor and hopes to get back on top of the war games scene that has been taken by Call of Duty and Battlefield 3.

The game works in both single-player and multi-player mode with multiple game modes for players to choose from, including:

  • Sector Control
  • Home Run
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Combat mission
  • Real Ops
  • Hotspot

The graphics are great for this game with landscapes in detail and characters faithful to the 2010 game.  Authenticity is also an important component of a game and Medal of Honor Warfighter creates that.  From the weapons to the gear to the locations, everything feels real.

Navy Seals disciplined for consulting on new Medal of Honour Warfighter game

The game has struggled since the news was leaked about the SEALS, but EA officials have said they will continue to market the game.

[Images via offdutygamers & medalofhonor-warfighter]