According to this IndustryGamers report, Pipeworks studio lead Robert Daly has been called out publically over his claims that he served in the U.S. Special Forces. Pipeworks is the developer behind the Deadliest Warrior video game, which is based on the popular Spike TV show of the same name.
“We heard about Robert Daly just like we do all our Special Forces/ Green Beret frauds,” Jeff Hinton, owner of ProfessionalSoldiers.com, told IndustryGamers. Hinton is a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Army, and a former member of the Special Forces, otherwise known as the Green Berets.
“Mr. Daly said something in an interview to the fact he himself was a former member of the ‘Special Forces.’ We then began our research and found Mr. Daly had been representing himself as a former Green Beret. We then sent for Mr. Daly's military records via the Freedom of Information Act. We requested his records from the NPRC (National Personnel Records Center) and USASOC (United States Army Special Operations Command).”
According to Hinton's research, Daly's record doesn't match the numerous claims he has made in multiple interviews. Hinton says that Robert Daly's NPRC military records state he was an imagery analyst. "USASOC has absolutely no record of him in their system.”
“Pretending to be a Special Forces soldier lends credibility in certain industries such as security, counterterrorism, weapons instructors, etc. and in Mr. Daly's case the very lucrative entertainment industry,” says Hinton. “The real Special Forces soldiers aka the 'Green Berets' take a very dim view when an individual uses our title and our reputation, a reputation we forged in blood, for personal or political gain. In Mr. Daly's case it's quite evident he was using our reputation for financial gain.”
Pipeworks is owned by Foundation 9. No one from the company or its parent company has publicly commented on this story.