Arma devs arested in Greece for "spying"

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  • Dirtbox 12 Sep 2012 06:54:14 77,633 posts
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    They were taking pics for Arma 3 of a military installation. Their next game takes place in Greece.

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  • nickthegun 12 Sep 2012 07:42:42 59,316 posts
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    Good old Greeks. I think they do this every few years to make them feel that they have things worth spying on.

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    He totally called it

  • Deleted user 12 September 2012 07:43:47
    You don't get better publicity for your game tbh, shame it will no doubt be rubbish.
  • Tonka 12 Sep 2012 07:50:38 20,144 posts
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    Well in fairness... if taking photos and videos of military installations isn't spying I don't know what you'd have to do to be a spy.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Load_2.0 12 Sep 2012 08:20:30 19,099 posts
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    A shiny pound coin ought to see the cell door left ajar.
  • Cosbuster 12 Sep 2012 09:27:25 2 posts
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    If ignoring all the warnings signs and taking pictures and videos of military installations is not spying then I don't know what it is. Yes, they turned out to be game developers but from Greece's standpoint they could have been anyone. You don't play with national security anywhere in the world, especially in a country where the constant threat of an invasion from Turkey has been around since forever and Limnos is a rather important strategic place on that front.
  • nickthegun 12 Sep 2012 09:36:20 59,316 posts
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    Why would you want these guys in a game? You would just feel bad for killing them.

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  • craigy Staff 12 Sep 2012 09:39:13 7,566 posts
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    There's a much more comprehensive piece about it on this very site.
  • senso-ji 12 Sep 2012 09:40:45 5,837 posts
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    This has happened before; plane spotters get arrested for this sort of thing in Greece but nobody seems to take it seriously. I also question how you, as a foreign national, can walk up to a military base and start taking pictures and expect the locals to be cool with it.
  • Cosbuster 12 Sep 2012 09:51:54 2 posts
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    @craigy

    It seems like the company is trying to pass it off as a simple holiday the evil Greeks ruined. Seriously though, being on a holiday is all the more reason why you shouldn't have in your possession such pictures.
  • sport 12 Sep 2012 10:19:38 12,667 posts
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    I got into similar trouble for photographing EG towers in Brighton.
  • Rusty_M 12 Sep 2012 10:50:19 4,634 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    You don't get better publicity for your game tbh, shame it will no doubt be rubbish.
    I doubt it'll be rubbish. They've been pretty good so far.

    A mate of mine got arrested for taking photos of a demolished building near a police station in London. His job is making scale models for architects. He found something about the demolished building interesting and ended up on some terror suspects list.

    The world is going mad. Me? I'm doing fine.

  • sport 12 Sep 2012 10:51:38 12,667 posts
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    Is he a moslem?
  • Rusty_M 12 Sep 2012 10:58:39 4,634 posts
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    No. He is from Hackney, has a standard English name, is white etc.

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  • sport 12 Sep 2012 11:01:19 12,667 posts
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    Sounds like a trouble maker.
  • Rusty_M 12 Sep 2012 11:05:09 4,634 posts
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    Who doesn't?

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  • Dirtbox 12 Sep 2012 16:46:33 77,633 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    You don't get better publicity for your game tbh, shame it will no doubt be rubbish.
    Obviously never played any of the Arma games, then.

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  • Razz 12 Sep 2012 16:59:13 60,993 posts
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    Come on, it's mowgli. Everything is rubbish!

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  • Deleted user 12 September 2012 17:53:47
    Mowgli will still buy it. He buys everything.
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