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BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up

Bohemia Interactive has issued a full statement on the recent arrests of two of their employees for espionage in Greece. Also, Kotaku notes that this website is online to support the pair, and VG247 has the full text of the statement, which claims the co-workers were taking a vacation together during crunch time. Here's a bit that says they "hope" (as opposed to know) "that the whole situation is no more than an unfortunate and deep misunderstanding.":

Having travelled there, and after meeting personally with them both, as well as their lawyer who is fully acquainted with the Greek authority’s investigation file in detail, we can assure you that these insinuations are completely false and without substance. These employees – our friends, Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar – visited the island as tourists. Their holiday was a product of their interest in the island, triggered by their work on Arma 3 over the past two years of development.

They took photographs and videos in public areas, as countless tourists arriving to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Greece may well do. These included a short video as they drove through the main road passing around the international airport, where in one short part of the video off in the distance some hangars and other buildings of the complex can be seen. It’s very likely that many tourists may have pictures similar to those taken by Ivan and Martin in their own family albums, without being aware that they put themselves or their families at risk.

We sincerely hope that the whole situation is no more than an unfortunate and deep misunderstanding. The in-game Limnos is close to completion, and it’s far from an identical replication of the real place. It was heavily modified to fit the game’s backstory, a purely fictional 2035 setting. It was rescaled to only 75% of the real island, and it does not attempt to display any real world military installations situated on the island of Lemnos.

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11. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 21:47 Kosumo
 
If Russia was to attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?
- MajorD

Sir, I demand utu, I, at the time I read that had a mouthful of fresh passionfruit and fijoia muffin, and was unable to laugh out loud leading to a near death experanice of which all I remember was that as I died, the last thing going thought my head was that bad bad bad joke.

I demand a smiley face as utu!
 
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10. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 20:29 dj LiTh
 
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 19:47:
Is this a typo? "...which claims the co-workers were taking a vacation together during crunch time."

What kind of studio lets multiple developers take a vacation -during- crunch time?

It's got to be a typo..surely it should have said "after crunch time".

Well it certainly would explain the state of their games at release.
 
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9. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 19:47 Stormsinger
 
Is this a typo? "...which claims the co-workers were taking a vacation together during crunch time."

What kind of studio lets multiple developers take a vacation -during- crunch time?

It's got to be a typo..surely it should have said "after crunch time".
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2012, 18:54 Rigs
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:49:
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:43:
Im pretty sure that they will be released. Greece lives and breathes because of tourism, this kind of shit wont fly. And who would want to spy on the Greek military anyway. Turkey? They wouldnt bother when they can just ask their friends from the CIA

If Russia was to attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?


I must be getting old because it took me nearly 10 mins after reading it and going on to read two other news articles before I finally got that...would probably explain why I'm never the life of the party...


=-Rigs-=
 
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'I know what you think you are, what you want us to believe! But I don't buy it! For three years now you've been pulling everyone's strings, getting us to do all the work, and you haven't done a damn thing except stand there and look cryptic.'
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7. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 17:57 Muscular Beaver
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:49:
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:43:
Im pretty sure that they will be released. Greece lives and breathes because of tourism, this kind of shit wont fly. And who would want to spy on the Greek military anyway. Turkey? They wouldnt bother when they can just ask their friends from the CIA

If Russia was to attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?


Only if Russia would pay their fuel. Who am I kidding, Germany is paying for it anyway.
 
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Oh that is so lame... You will PAY for your use of inappropriate dialogue!
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6. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 13:58 Dev
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 13:01:
Your new avatar keeps throwing me off. I like it, but haven't gotten used to it yet.
Yeah, same here. I'm like who tf is this wolf guy thats posting? Wait thats creston?

I dunno if I like it better or not.
 
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5. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 13:01 MajorD
 

Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:51:
MajorD wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:49:
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:43:
Im pretty sure that they will be released. Greece lives and breathes because of tourism, this kind of shit wont fly. And who would want to spy on the Greek military anyway. Turkey? They wouldnt bother when they can just ask their friends from the CIA

If Russia was to attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?


*Badum psssshh!!!*

Creston

Thank you, thank you....I'll be here all day.

Your new avatar keeps throwing me off. I like it, but haven't gotten used to it yet.
 
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4. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 10:51 Creston
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:49:
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:43:
Im pretty sure that they will be released. Greece lives and breathes because of tourism, this kind of shit wont fly. And who would want to spy on the Greek military anyway. Turkey? They wouldnt bother when they can just ask their friends from the CIA

If Russia was to attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?


*Badum psssshh!!!*

Creston
 
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3. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 10:49 MajorD
 

InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 10:43:
Im pretty sure that they will be released. Greece lives and breathes because of tourism, this kind of shit wont fly. And who would want to spy on the Greek military anyway. Turkey? They wouldnt bother when they can just ask their friends from the CIA

If Russia was to attack Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?

 
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2. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 10:43 InBlack
 
Im pretty sure that they will be released. Greece lives and breathes because of tourism, this kind of shit wont fly. And who would want to spy on the Greek military anyway. Turkey? They wouldnt bother when they can just ask their friends from the CIA  
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I have a nifty blue line!
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1. Re: BIS Espionage Charges Follow-Up Sep 17, 2012, 10:32 Creston
 
Let's hope the Greek government sees it the same way...

Creston
 
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