Rumor: Is Disney planning to make a SEAL Team Six game?

The secret military special operations force SEAL Team Six gained a ton of great publicity as the team went into Pakistan to go after, and eventually kill, terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. Now, in an usual move, it appears that Disney is wanting to take advantage of SEAL Team Six' sudden fame. MediaBistro.com reports that Disney is seeking to trademark the term "SEAL Team Six" for a variety of products.

The actual applications were filed on May 3 and, yes, games are included in the filing. Disney's video-PC game division, Disney Interactive, has been in a state of flux lately with mass layoffs and the shut down of at least one of its internal developers in the past few months. However Disney might be thinking that a game based on the SEAL Team Six might be a way to enter into the popular modern military first person shooter genre (Call of Duty, Battlefield, Medal of Honor).

Of course, Sony's Playstation unit has been making games based on the US Navy SEALs for nearly 10 years for its Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and PSP consoles. The latest game in the series, SOCOM 4, was released for the PS3 on April 19, just a couple of weeks before SEAL Team Six's raid on Bin Laden's compound. In 2009, Bethesda Softworks released Rogue Warrior, a first person shooter that told the fictional exploits of Richard Marcinko, the real life first commander of SEAL Team Six. Unfortunately the game, developed by Rebellion, received poor reviews when it came out.

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It'll be a game with seals dressed in army hats with tattoos and scars holding big weapons, and bin laden will be a seals biggest enemy (maybe shark) and then little sharks as the other terrorists. Crap like that. They also don't die just get stunned hello kitty style (hated that stupid game can't kill anything in it... well except my account hahaha). They'll go storm a sand castle as bin ladens strong hold as well

Can't see em doing a good job

Snakehn said,
Maybe for a theme park with helicopters and $h!t

better off just going to US air force/navy air shows for that lol.

Of course they'll do this, none of these people have any standards, nor sense of decency... they are driven by an agenda. The agenda is to make as much money as possible.

kingius said,
Of course they'll do this, none of these people have any standards, nor sense of decency... they are driven by an agenda. The agenda is to make as much money as possible.

That is business. If it makes money, they will do it. If not, protest with the your wallet. You can complain a lot of things like this, like drug companies curing things like obesity with more vigour than malaria. Just how things are really.

If is unethical in your eyes, boycott them. Ask others to boycott them. Tweet and FB about it.

It somehow reminds me to the South Park episode with the Jonas Brothers where Mickey Mouse was trying to sell sex to kids.

No. That would be wrong on so many levels. It's up to the parents to shape their kids minds. Which is also true for other games as well.

I just simply don't see this happening. Ever. I think Disney's standards are a bit higher than cashing in on the "latest thing". So maybe their games aren't for everyone, but they do seem to make some for the little kids. This just doesn't fit.

Edit: And the fact that the subject starts with Rumor.

kryten said,
I just simply don't see this happening. Ever. I think Disney's standards are a bit higher than cashing in on the "latest thing". So maybe their games aren't for everyone, but they do seem to make some for the little kids. This just doesn't fit.

Edit: And the fact that the subject starts with Rumor.


you don't think Disney has the potential to make little kids hate "terrorists" or in their version, all brown people from the middle east mainly muslims.

kryten said,

Source?


The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), commonly known as DEVGRU and informally by its former name SEAL Team Six (ST6) is one of the United States' two secretive Tier One counter-terrorism and Special Mission Units (SMUs); the other such group is 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force).

kryten said,

Source?


SEAL Team 6 was dissolved in 1987. The operators of SEAL Team Six established the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, also known as DEVGRU. While DEVGRU is administratively supported by Naval Special Warfare Command, they are operationally under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command.

to also add to this if you really wanna play as 'seal team six' in a game you can do so in medal of honor as they make up AFO neptune and rabbit who the player plays as. disney will probably make it even more fail then medal of honor is.

hagjohn said,
If that's true, all profits should go to the real SEAL Team 6.

1) don't exist. 2) I don't think any US tax payer in their right mind would donate money to a unit which alone takes budget of millions in a year from tax payers money in the bloated US military budget and aren't that essential.

SirEvan said,
How can they possibly trademark Seal Team 6? doesn't uh...Seal Team 6 already you know...own the name?

with all the screw ups these days with trademarks and patents, i wouldn't be surprised.

next month we will have disney suing the military for using their trademark name for one of their special teams.

SirEvan said,
How can they possibly trademark Seal Team 6? doesn't uh...Seal Team 6 already you know...own the name?

The name 'SEAL Team Six' isn't used in an official capacity anymore so therefore isn't covered under the tort of passing over legislation. If the court considers that it hasn't been trademarked already, Disney may indeed have a chance of using it, especially as the name, currently, isn't commonplace.

SirEvan said,
Disney? so instead of terrorists, you're going to fight Mickey and friends?

Yeap, its apart of the next generation Kingdom Hearts game! *trollface*

SirEvan said,
Disney? so instead of terrorists, you're going to fight Mickey and friends?

Disney=buena vista
Which have made some great action movies.

SirEvan said,
Disney? so instead of terrorists, you're going to fight Mickey and friends?

and instead of blood it will have confetti. Lots and lots of confetti