First statement from Bohemia Interactive by Marek Spanel, CEO Bohemia Interactive.
We can confirm that two Bohemia Interactive employees, our colleagues and friends, were arrested during their holiday trip to Lemnos. They visited the island with the sole purpose of experiencing the island’s beautiful surroundings.
Since its establishement in 1999, Bohemia Interactive has created games based only upon publicly available information. We always respect the law and we’ve never instructed anybody to violate the laws of any country. The same is true for Arma 3.
Currently, all our effort goes towards supporting the guys over there, as well as their friends and families affected by this difficult situation. We sincerely hope that this is an unfortunate misunderstanding of their passion as artists and creators of virtual worlds.
On behalf of the Bohemia Interactive team,
Marek Spanel, CEO
September 10th, 2012, lesvosnews.gr
On sunday afternoon the Mrina police department arrested 2 Czech nationals near Plati Limnos on charges of : Espionage. These 2 Czech nationals are Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta.
The greek newspaper naftemporiki.gr reported about questions that were being asked in the Greek parliament.
Reply Beglitis for data simulation in videogame Arma 3
Asked by MP SW Spiro Galen for the content of computer game «Arma 3», a scenario which is unfolding in Lemnos in 2025, was asked by the Minister of National Defence Panos Belgitis. The opposition MP asked to be informed if rated game, and whether arising issues related to national security.
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The greek newspaper kathimerini.gr reported about questions that were being asked in the Greek parliament.
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Battlefield Lemnos in ARMA 3
In Lemnos unfolds the plot of ARMA 3.
The island of Lemnos in 2025 is the place where the plot unfolds commercial military computer game Arma 3, which will go on sale in 2012, which shows the Greek island has been occupied by Iranian troops. This electronic game does seem to have created intense annoyance to residents and organizations on the island since such report, appearing in the videogame of the island and aerial imagery from real buildings and infrastructure.
For this issue addressed recently in question, the Ministry of National Defence and Member of the New Republic Spyros Galen request to be notified if rated game and if there are issues related to national security.
To answer the question by MP, Minister of National Defence Panos Beglitis sent a letter to the House where he says that ARMA 3 is a commercial military video game is expected to be available to the public in 2012
Original Newspost at kathimerini.gr
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