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Navy SEALs Disciplined for Medal of Honor: Warfigher Consultation

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Stareon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just heard about this bit of news on CNN. Apparently, the Navy SEALs who consulted with the developers of Medal of Honor: Warfighter gave away a wee bit too much. That and they didn't get permission from the Department of Defense before working with the game's developers.

Thoughts about this story? What do you think this means for Medal of Honor: Warfighter and future games based on realistic warfare?
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suitandarmour Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
They will still consult, just get more permission first. It's a good idea.
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Stareon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd imagine that would be the case.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Warfighter seemed more like a (stealth?) parody of current FPS games than an actual game to me. But yeah, I can't say I'll care if the series drops off after this.
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Stareon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually not that familiar with the game or the series, and I'm sick of seeing these "real-is-brown" first-person shooters, so nothing of value would be lost to me if this story ends up sinking the series.

Really, I just thought this was an interesting story.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's interesting that Navy SEALs would actually provide them with genuine information, yeah. :B
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Screw games based on the present or 'near future'. I want pulse rifles and mechs, or better yet, muskets and cannons.

There. Problem solved.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Have you played Borderlands or Assassin's Creed III?
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
No. :dummy:

I don't have anything capable of playing those.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Damn, the two things you wanted are in both those games, respectively.
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Oh, I could play them, but I need a better graphics card.
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Mmm yeah :hmm:
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Stareon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, and I'll never get why some game developers try so hard to make their games hyper-realistic. Video games are supposed to give players and ESCAPE from reality!

That being said, I did enjoy Call of Duty 4's single player campaign. Can't say the same for the multiplayer, though.
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
CoD is hardly realistic. The US Army came out with a pretty damn realistic game a while back, and every day the forums were filled with CoD players complaining about some aspect of the game that there experience with CoD said was realistic. It really says something about society when a bunch of teenagers on XBox think they know more abut combat and weapons than the Army.
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Stareon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you talking about America's Army? I've heard about that game, but never played it.
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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
That's the one.
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I think if they were hyper realistic, there would be immediate penalties from taking bullets. Instead of being able to quietly hide behind cover, you could quietly bleed out behind cover.
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Stareon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, being able to hide behind cover and regenerate health does kill the very shaky illusion of realism. I liked that older FPS games had health and armor (not to mention cool weapons!).
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Abstract-Mindser Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Like Half-Lyff?
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Stareon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I had more old-school games like Doom and Serious Sam in mind. Still, I do enjoy the Half-Life games quite a lot and they are quality first-person shooters.
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