Friday, June 15th 2012

EA Starts Medal of Honor Charity for Fallen Soldiers

EA has started a new program to generate awareness and charitable contributions to fallen Special Operations soldiers, titled "Project Honor." The program is a marketing tie-in with the upcoming Medal of Honor Warfighter, but it's also planning some smart ways to benefit military charities. Various weapon and gear manufacturers will donate to the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Their products will be featured in Warfighter, and they'll also be selling Medal of Honor merchandise with 100% of the proceeds going to one of the listed charities. In addition, EA and Danger Close will be selling a "Military Edition" of the game made exclusively for active, reserve, and former US military. It includes the Limited Edition with some exclusive unlocks. If you fit that bill, you can check out the GovX site for ordering details.

"This partnership with EA and Medal of Honor will raise awareness on the work we do to help the families of fallen Special Operations warriors and facilitate contributions that help provide college scholarships for surviving children and financial assistance to families of severely wounded special operations warriors," said Special Operations Warrior Foundation president John T. Carney, Jr., in the announcement. "This is a great way to give back to some of our country’s greatest warriors."
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68 Comments on EA Starts Medal of Honor Charity for Fallen Soldiers

#1
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Since I was to much of a nut case to join up when I was younger Ill have to ask my old man to order the Limited Edition for me. Kudos to EA and "Various weapon and gear manufacturers" for doing this.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Soldiers come home everyday "Broken" and it is nice to see company's and groups pulling together and helping these soldiers.
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#3
AphexDreamer
Wow coming from the company voted to be the worst company in America of 2012.

Maybe that is the push they needed. We can probably thank the voters for pushing EA to do this.
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#4
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: brandonwh64
Soldiers come home everyday "Broken" and it is nice to see company's and groups pulling together and helping these soldiers.
I donate to the VA every year. My father basically lives at a VA hospital lately. This game is a day one buy for me. Even if its a PR stunt IMO its the best I have ever seen and I am MORE then willing to buy the product just for the charity aspect.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: TheMailMan78
I donate to the VA every year. My father basically lives at a VA hospital lately. This game is a day one buy for me. Even if its a PR stunt IMO its the best I have ever seen and I am MORE then willing to buy the product just for the charity aspect.
Yea I donate to the VFW and WWP. Speaking of VA I need to make an appointment to have some things checked out.
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#6
reverze
what about the thousands of civilians that their only crime was being at a wedding when murdered?
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: reverze
what about the thousands of civilians that their only crime was being at a wedding when murdered?
lol wut?
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#8
Cheeseball
by: reverze
what about the thousands of civilians that their only crime was being at a wedding when murdered?
Should've not gone to that wedding then LOL
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#9
Fairlady-z
Day one purchase for me just because this is a nice gesture, but I am sure its more of a PR stunt than anything.
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#10
Jacez44
Am I being pessimistic?

I can't see any reason for their doing this except as PR. I can't even begin to consider that they actually care.. maybe one person does.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Jacez44
Am I being pessimistic?

I can't see any reason for their doing this except as PR. I can't even begin to consider that they actually care.. maybe one person does.
To give back to fallen soldiers..... maybe that is the reason hmmm
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#12
Tatty_One
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by: Jacez44
Am I being pessimistic?

I can't see any reason for their doing this except as PR. I can't even begin to consider that they actually care.. maybe one person does.
Caring ALWAYS starts with one person, but hopefully it then spreads :D PR or not, if it raises awareness and support for those that serve their country then it has to be positive IMO.

As for Reverze, if you want to flame then go to a BBQ, whilst I will always respect your personal opinion.... sometimes opinions can be best kept to oneself.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Tatty_One
Caring ALWAYS starts with one person, but hopefully it then spreads :D PR or not, if it raises awareness and support for those that serve their country then it has to be positive IMO.

As for Reverze, if you want to flame then go to a BBQ, whilst I will always respect your personal opinion.... sometimes opinions can be best kept to oneself.
I love BBQ and it makes me hungry

*Serious note*

Company's like this are great to have around cause soldiers deal with many ordeals when it comes to transitioning to a civilian or redeploying to their country. The lifestyle is hard for someone in the combat arms everyday.
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#14
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: AphexDreamer
Wow coming from the company voted to be the worst company in America of 2012.

Maybe that is the push they needed. We can probably thank the voters for pushing EA to do this.
I'm sure they're closely related. EA previously never did stuff like that.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: FordGT90Concept
I'm sure they're closely related. EA previously never did stuff like that.
Not true. When the first Medal of Honor debuted they gave some proceeds to the Medal of Honor foundation. People just forget positive things like this and focus on the negative.
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FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Linkage? I did some searching and found nothing.
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#17
Major_A
Wonder why they didn't just link up with the Wounded Warrior Foundation or something a little closer to Houston, The Lone Survivor Foundation. Either way I hope they go through with it and help out our much appreciated service men and women. I almost joined out of high school but decided against it then I tried to after college but they didn't want me because of a previous injury.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: FordGT90Concept
Linkage? I did some searching and found nothing.
It was 10 years ago man.
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#19
phanbuey
That is amazing. My opinion of EA just shot way up.
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#20
Ikaruga
So let me get this straight: They are PR-ing their virtual bloodbath massacre with possible donations for the victims of the very same shit? Are they including an ASVAB test as well?
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#21
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Ikaruga
So let me get this straight: They are PR-ing their virtual bloodbath massacre with possible donations for the victims of the very same shit? Are they including an ASVAB test as well?
Topics like this always get flames from people, For spending 2 1/2 years deployed, I have seen FAR more good done than bad but will the media broadcast the good... no they only broadcast the bad.
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#22
phanbuey
by: Ikaruga
So let me get this straight: They are PR-ing their virtual bloodbath massacre with possible donations for the victims of the very same shit? Are they including an ASVAB test as well?
YES! Virtual bloodbath massacres are what people buy, which by extension, is what people want. The fact that they're donating to the families of REAL soldiers, who CHOSE to serve our country is great. Donation vehicles like this also build awareness which increases the status of these charities.

I don't see what your problem is. Go play your farmville, and be happy. These people are doing a good thing.
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#23
Ikaruga
by: brandonwh64
Topics like this always get flames from people, For spending 2 1/2 years deployed, I have seen FAR more good done than bad but will the media broadcast the good... no they only broadcast the bad.
Its not about good vs bad. If you suggesting that I was flaming, I did not. It just made me sad and I found it a little disgusting.

If they really want to do this, they could just send a money silently, and perhaps put a little note into their site that they tried to help those who truly deserve it.. that would make me respect them a lot, and I would become their fan right away.
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Kreij
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by: Ikaruga
So let me get this straight: They are PR-ing their virtual bloodbath massacre with possible donations for the victims of the very same shit? Are they including an ASVAB test as well?
You haven't really thought this through, have you.

There are many, many violent video games. Why? Because there is a HUGE market for them.
Who is really at fault here, the game company for making a "virtual blood bath" or the millions of players who spend money and play the games to satiate their "virtual blood lust"? Which is more apppalling?

I neither condemn, not condone, violence in video games, but if a company is willing to help those who actually put their lives on the line, instead of sitting at their computers clicking away, I'll give them credit.

I don't mean any offense, but it's the gamers who want this. If they didn't the games would not exist.
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#25
Ikaruga
by: phanbuey
YES! Virtual bloodbath massacres are what people buy, which by extension, is what people want. The fact that they're donating to the families of REAL soldiers, who CHOSE to serve our country is great. Donation vehicles like this also build awareness which increases the status of these charities.

I don't see what your problem is. Go play your farmville, and be happy. These people are doing a good thing.
by: Kreij
You haven't really thought this through, have you.

There are many, many violent video games. Why? Because there is a HUGE market for them.
Who is really at fault here, the game company for making a "virtual blood bath" or the millions of players who spend money and play the games to satiate their "virtual blood lust"? Which is more apppalling?

I neither condemn, not condone, violence in video games, but if a company is willing to help those who actually put their lives on the line, instead of sitting at their computers clicking away, I'll give them credit.

I don't mean any offense, but it's the gamers who want this. If they didn't the games would not exist.
You both misunderstood me:( I'm not against violence in video games (game is rated 18 anyway, so it would be stupid also). You have to look behind the scenes, how things really work. This is not selfless, and definitely not about the solders imho.
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