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Official "Donate Games to the Troops in Iraq" Thread


#91 Azumangaman  

Azumangaman

Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:13 AM

Cool. I've got a bunch of PS2 games (GOOD ones) that I don't know what to do with. I'll be shipping them from Canada (because I love what you do not only for your country but for North America!)

Don't forget your neighbours from the north!
Azumangaman

I also have some 360 games too.
P.S.- neushane, I'm sure you don't, but have any idea about donating games to Canadian soliders? I know most are in Afghanistan, but still...

#92 SteveMcQ   I love Panda! CAGiversary!   7943 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:44 AM

So I noticed there's a wide variety in the games you guys are receiving. Is there a cut off as far as how old the game is that you'll accept? I've been looking to move some of my last gen stuff (PS2, GCN, Xbox), but I don't wanna end up sending it if there's not demand (in my mind, I picture someone getting last gen stuff and thinking, "Thanks for sending me your crap."). I'm not sure what games still hold interest over there since I'm a bit out of the loop.

#93 Quintox   Chicken Chaser CAGiversary!   1763 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:09 AM

Cool, I will donate something when I get home on Friday

#94 neushane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

neushane

Posted 24 January 2008 - 06:22 AM

A lot of guys out here have PS2s because they are small, light, and easily transported. PS2 still gets new games. They only guys I personally know that have the original Xbox are the S-6 guys which is the Communications Deptartment. They control all the PCs and network so you know what they do ALL day long (j/k). But when I post stuff to the bulletin board I usually get alot of responses so I do not think everyone is thinking they are crap. Also do not forget backwards compatibility with GC/Wii & Xbox/Xbox 360 & PS2/PS3. Some of us "older" games like the "classics". I love playing Contra or Super Contra that i DLed from XBLA when I was in the states. Side-scroll shooters I kick ass at because that was all we played in my generation (Contra, Life Force, Gradius, Rush n Attack, and that one free game we got on XBLA). I play with some of these younger guys and they suck at them or wont play them at all.

Welcome Mavric329! Glad the package arrived up there with no problems.

I have only seen a few British guys and alot of Austrailians. Everyone else has been American. But if I do see any Canadians, I will let you know and let them know what we are doing here at CAG.

#95 DesertEagleXIX   Semper Economus! CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

DesertEagleXIX

Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:40 AM

I'm going to drop a few items in the mail on Monday after I hit up Gamestop 25% sale tomorrow.

I noticed you got called a 'soldier' and a 'Marine' on the CAGcast. Someone should tell them they fight, but they don't build ;)

So far it's:

FFXII -PS2 (Sealed)
Max Payne 1 and 2 XBox
Madden 2005 XBox
Art of Fighting Anthology - PS2
Tiger Wood 2007 PC (Sealed)
Winning 11 7 (ps2)

#96 neushane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

neushane

Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:31 AM

I'm going to drop a few items in the mail on Monday after I hit up Gamestop 25% sale tomorrow.

I noticed you got called a 'soldier' and a 'Marine' on the CAGcast. Someone should tell them they fight, but they don't build ;)

So far it's:

FFXII -PS2 (Sealed)
Max Payne 1 and 2 XBox
Madden 2005 XBox
Art of Fighting Anthology - PS2
Tiger Wood 2007 PC (Sealed)
Winning 11 7 (ps2)


Awesome, just let me know when it ships so I can plan my mail runs. I don't mind if I am called anything else military related. I get called SSgt all the time by the Marines out here. Everyone gets along pretty good but yeah, they can't build for shit and we are pretty good at both.

How is all that rain in Cali? My wife said she had to evacuate the dog from our garage and the maintenance guys came over and put sandbags around the back porch leading into the garage. My dog was treated like a refugee.

#97 DesertEagleXIX   Semper Economus! CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

DesertEagleXIX

Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:58 AM

How is all that rain in Cali? My wife said she had to evacuate the dog from our garage and the maintenance guys came over and put sandbags around the back porch leading into the garage. My dog was treated like a refugee.


I'll send it out on Monday, Jan 28th, or Tuesday, at the latest.

Well, a few miles north of me the 5 freeway has been closed because of SNOW. That's a new one around here. Sorry to hear about your family; hope Fido's O.K.

The rain is making me lazy. Today all I did is eat and go see 'Rambo'; I can't wait for a bit of sun so I can get some exercise again.

#98 neushane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

neushane

Posted 26 January 2008 - 12:57 PM

To my surprise, I had a package addresses to me from Wombat himself. Opened it up to find the following for our troops:

Saints Row :360:
Virtua Tennis 3 (New & Sealed) :360:
Splinter Cell: Double Agent:360:


http://www.imagehost...001067.JPG.html

Thank you for the support and I will try to get the new owners to do the same. I am sure they will like the games that you were kind enough to share. I attached a pic of what we do with expired ordinance around here...make them decorations! :)

#99 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4201 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:09 AM

To my surprise, I had a package addresses to me from Wombat himself. Opened it up to find the following for our troops:

Saints Row :360:
Virtua Tennis 3 (New & Sealed) :360:
Splinter Cell: Double Agent:360:


http://www.imagehost...001067.JPG.html

Thank you for the support and I will try to get the new owners to do the same. I am sure they will like the games that you were kind enough to share. I attached a pic of what we do with expired ordinance around here...make them decorations! :)


You know, you should thank Cheapy for Saints Row because he gave him that game after whining that he wanted a copy.

#100 neushane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

neushane

Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:25 PM

Well, big update for today.

I received 2 packages today:

Thorbahn3 sent us the following brand new games:

-Puffy Amiyumi Kaznapped :gba:
-Spy Hunter / Super Sprint :gba:
-Duel Masters Kaijudo Showdown :gba:
-Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3 :ps2:
-A special DVD containing good ol' fashion pr0n:twisted:

Briansraregames was also kind enough to send his raffle prize from the Child's Play drive. I received a new copy of Rainbow 6: Vegas :360:

I brought the following games to one of the Seabee Battallions here on base:
-Splinter Cell: Double Agent :360:
-Rainbow 6: Vegas :360:
-Saint's Row :360:
-Virtua Tennis 3 :360:

They have over 250 Seabees here and recently received a complete entertainment package from MWR. That is the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation protion of the Armed Forces that tries to keep troops busy with entertainment and morale boosting activities. They were a little dry on games so I contact their Command's MWR representative and made a visit to drop off the games. They will be added to their local library and I was told that this stuff will stay in Iraq for the next Unit and so on. They are also placing labels on the cases that will say where the games were donated from.

Here is a picture of a fellow Seabee and E-6 with myself during the meeting. Come to find out she is already a member of the site and an avid gamer so I hope to see her jump in and say thanks:


http://www.imagehosting.com/show.php/1542159_1001069.JPG.html


And here is a picture of the entertainment center they received complete with an HDTV, stereo/home theatre, and whatever else is there. Not bad at all:


http://www.imagehosting.com/show.php/1542161_1001068.JPG.html


Side topic:
Rob, thanks for sending out Rainbow 6 on briansraregames' behalf. I see you are from Shrewsbury. I am from Worcester (Grafton Hill/Plantation St) and my grandmother actually lives in Shrewsbury so I know exactly where you live. I used to work at the Navy Reserve Center on the corner of Lincoln St and Plantation St. before moving out to California. Small World!

#101 HotShotX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:39 PM

Awesome, awesome stuff. Cool to see two CAGs travel halfway across the world and meet one another under the same heritage.

Also, someone needs to post a sign next to the new TV:

"Please do not discharge your sidearm in response to losing on the 360"

~HotShotX

#102 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4201 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:55 AM

Awesome, awesome stuff. Cool to see two CAGs travel halfway across the world and meet one another under the same heritage.

Also, someone needs to post a sign next to the new TV:

"Please do not discharge your sidearm in response to losing on the 360"

~HotShotX



I don't think Elvis is still enlisted. But yeah, no Ninja Gaiden.
And happy to hear you got the games.

#103 neushane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

neushane

Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:42 AM

Yeah, DBZ 3 got snatched up quick. This guy came into my office to pick up some material he ordered (lumber) and saw the game on my desk. Then he went into this 20 minute speech and summed up the entire series minus GT and the movies. I was just sitting there listening to him talk not telling that I watched all the episodes about 10 years ago...hehe.

#104 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4201 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, DBZ 3 got snatched up quick. This guy came into my office to pick up some material he ordered (lumber) and saw the game on my desk. Then he went into this 20 minute speech and summed up the entire series minus GT and the movies. I was just sitting there listening to him talk not telling that I watched all the episodes about 10 years ago...hehe.


Cool, thanks for sharing. I hope the person you give the porn to (if you do)doesn't talk about DP for ten minutes.

#105 Justden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:46 PM

Rob, thanks for sending out Rainbow 6 on briansraregames' behalf. I see you are from Shrewsbury. I am from Worcester (Grafton Hill/Plantation St) and my grandmother actually lives in Shrewsbury so I know exactly where you live. I used to work at the Navy Reserve Center on the corner of Lincoln St and Plantation St. before moving out to California. Small World!


Small world indeed. My brother was in the Navy during Desert Storm/Shield so I know you guys can get pretty bored over there. BTW, you should be getting another package from me care of Gamestop. Hopefully the package arrives in one piece.

#106 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2362 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:24 AM

To my surprise, I had a package addresses to me from Wombat himself. Opened it up to find the following for our troops:

Saints Row :360:
Virtua Tennis 3 (New & Sealed) :360:
Splinter Cell: Double Agent:360:


http://www.imagehost...001067.JPG.html

Thank you for the support and I will try to get the new owners to do the same. I am sure they will like the games that you were kind enough to share. I attached a pic of what we do with expired ordinance around here...make them decorations! :)


Love the pic, I hope you guys enjoy the games, you sure do deserve em

#107 neushane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

neushane

Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:17 AM

Well CAG was down and so were we so I couldnt post if I wanted to. We had 10% of our normal (already slow) bandwidth because a cable somewhere was cut. It seems fixed so that is good news. No email for 4 days can drive ya crazy!
Just want to update the thread. I received a package from Izzard Lizard that contained the following 24 games:

PS2 :ps2::
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
NCAA Marsh Madness 2005
Power Drome
NCAA COllege Football 2k3
NHL FaceOff 2003
SpyHunter
Deus Ex
Gran Turismo 3
High Heat 2002

Xbox :xbox::
Brute Force
Crimson Skies
ESPN Football 2k4
Jade Empire: Limited Edition
NCAA College Basketball 2k3
NCAA Football 2005
New Legends
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Unreal Championship
Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
World Championship Poker
World Series Baseball 2k3

Xbox 360 :360::
NBA 2k6
Perfect Dark


I also received a donation from Gamestop in Grapevine, TX. They were kind enough to send out a new and sealed copy of Rock Band Special Edition Bundle for the Xbox 360! I just wanted to say thank you to Izzard for sending out all the games mentioned above and a seperate thank you for both Izzard and Gamestop down there in Texas for sending out the Rock Band bundle. I am sure that it will get a lot of game play out here.

I also received a 2nd package from HotShotx. He sent out the following games:

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 :gc:
Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time :gc:
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King :gc:
The Simpsons - Hit & Run :gc:
Tony Hawk's Underground :gc:
Madden 2002 :gc:

HotShotX, Thank you for another donation. If no one read up the previous posts, HotShotx was the 1st CAG to ship out any games to us and he was not only kind enough to ship then, but also to send out some more games. Much appreciated bro.


Here is a picture I took of some of the guys out here receving some games the other night for their Unit:

http://www.imagehost...001071.JPG.html

I am also going to send a package up to another area addressed to lunchbox so check your PMs lunch.

Lastly, I want to say "GO PATS" being from Massachusetts and all because them Patriots will run a muck of the Giants tonight. I have a bet with my LT that if they win he has to pressure wash our spaces and it the Giants win (he is from NYC) then I have to iron his uniform once a week for the next 3 weeks. We figured that would make up for the spread.:roll:

#108 HotShotX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:56 PM

Very nice haul, neushane. I'm estimating this thread has pulled in about 45-50 games by now? Good stuff. Thanks again to all CAGs who have been chipping into this. Keep up the great work :)

~HotShotX

#109 thorbahn3   Everyone talks too much! Super Moderators   4201 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:55 AM

I hope you take a picture of some troops rocking out to Rock Band. Something about seeing a guy with a 9mm on his hip playing with a toy guitar seems funny to me. Kind of like how if Gene Simmons was seen playing Virtua Cop with a light gun while his Kiss make up on.

#110 Eh? What?   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   157 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:03 AM

I'd like to chip in too and send some games - I've packed them up and I'll try to get over to the post office in the morning.

#111 Wolve11   yea whatever CAGiversary!   4261 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:08 AM

Lastly, I want to say "GO PATS" being from Massachusetts and all because them Patriots will run a muck of the Giants tonight. I have a bet with my LT that if they win he has to pressure wash our spaces and it the Giants win (he is from NYC) then I have to iron his uniform once a week for the next 3 weeks. We figured that would make up for the spread.:roll:


Guess you'll be ironing his uniform........

I can't believe that you even iron uniforms in Iraq......What type of job do you have over there?

#112 neushane   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   171 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

neushane

Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:16 PM

Yeah, I can not believe they lost. God damn Mannings, I hate them all...LOL. I will admit, that scramble Eli got out of and then threw to his receiver that caught the ball with his hand and his helmet made the game. That one play decided the Giants victory. Great game just did not work out in the Pats favor. Now I get to listen to old ass '72 Dolphins on ESPN for the next 5 months or so.

Over here I work with a Seabee Condtruction Battalion in the Supply / Logistics division. I am an E-6 (1st Class) so you always want to set a good example for your junior troops or else they will think looking like a dirt bag is acceptable.

#113 DesertEagleXIX   Semper Economus! CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

DesertEagleXIX

Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:35 PM

http://tech-gaming.c...with-games.aspx

Article up! Let me know if everything is o.k.

#114 Layd Dly  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:49 PM

I put just a box together now i just need a little time to mail it out to you guys.

:ps2: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
:ps2: Madden 2001
:ps2: NBA Street Vol. 2
:ps2: Strike Force Bowling
:xbox: Amped
:xbox: FIFA Soccer 2004
:xbox: NCAA Football 2004 (Disc Only)
:gc: FIFA Street
:gc: Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 4

Edit: Does/Will this need a Customs form, and if so what information do i use to fill it out.


#115 seanr1221   :'( CAGiversary!   24430 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:07 PM

Can we send NES, SNES, Gameboy and N64 games?

#116 HotShotX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:53 PM

I put just a box together now i just need a little time to mail it out to you guys.

:ps2: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
:ps2: Madden 2001
:ps2: NBA Street Vol. 2
:ps2: Strike Force Bowling
:xbox: Amped
:xbox: FIFA Soccer 2004
:xbox: NCAA Football 2004 (Disc Only)
:gc: FIFA Street
:gc: Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 4

Edit: Does/Will this need a Customs form, and if so what information do i use to fill it out.


If it weighs more than a pound (6 games = 1 lb 14 oz), then it will require customs. However, I was told that they will supply the box for that, free of charge, since it's going to the military.

Outside of that, filling out the form is easy, just need your address and the receipient's address, nothing special.

DesertEagle, nice article. Between that and this thread, we should try to get some Diggs going about this.

~HotShotX

#117 Wombat   CAGcast or nothin CAGiversary!   2362 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:25 AM

http://tech-gaming.c...with-games.aspx

Article up! Let me know if everything is o.k.


Two can play at this game:

http://gamesblog.ugo...ops_with_games/

#118 DesertEagleXIX   Semper Economus! CAGiversary!   3247 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

DesertEagleXIX

Posted 05 February 2008 - 01:59 AM

Two can play at this game:

http://gamesblog.ugo...ops_with_games/


Nice! Only one problem, Neuhaus is in the Navy, not the USMC ;)

We also both did the JJ Hendricks VC comparison. Uncanny.

#119 HotShotX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:17 AM

Two can play at this game:

http://gamesblog.ugo...ops_with_games/


Oh noes, plagiarism! If Wombat had any journalistic integrity, it would be compromised, sir. :)

~HotShotX

#120 Layd Dly  

Posted 05 February 2008 - 03:55 AM

If it weighs more than a pound (6 games = 1 lb 14 oz), then it will require customs. However, I was told that they will supply the box for that, free of charge, since it's going to the military.

Outside of that, filling out the form is easy, just need your address and the receipient's address, nothing special.

DesertEagle, nice article. Between that and this thread, we should try to get some Diggs going about this.

~HotShotX


Guess ill make it into 2 or 3 seperate packages as i think it'll be cheaper that way anyways. Im all about what ever is easiest.