The Associated Press is reporting that several Navy Seals have been disciplined for providing classified information to the makers of the video game Medal of Honor: Warfighter (see
AP Sources: Navy SEALs Punished For Secrets Breach).
Video game creators are striving more realism, and the top brass at the Navy thing that this interaction has crossed the line.
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This book delves into the videogame explosion, where computer technology is fused with artistic creativity. From the hackers at MIT in the 1960s to the Ferrari-driving developers of the modern-day industry to professional “cyberathletes,” we meet the celebrities of the gaming world. It’s a trip through the trade conventions, gaming competitions, and design labs; an up-close and personal look at the egos, the battles, the one-upmanship, and the love of the chase fueling these innovators who are creating the worlds in which we’re going to play for the next century.