Support our videogame loving troops this Veteran’s Day with Operation Supply Drop

11/11/11 might be more famous to gamers this year as the release date for Skyrim, but it’s also Veteran’s Day, the day of the year we give tribute to those that risk their lives to protect us. And soldiers underneath the training and heroism are just like us, at least when it comes to the desire to play games. The life of a soldier can be a boring one and the charity Operation Supply Drop makes it their cause to bring games to our boys. And this November as part of Veteran’s Day, you can help them help our friends overseas.

Above: An example of the packages ODB sends out

The charity and are working together to collect money all through November to send more game-filled care packages than ever before to troops in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Normally the program sends out a package once a month, but this Veteran’s Day drive aims to send one a week for a month if they can get enough donations. You can learn more about the program here or just donate directly at Operation Supply Drop’s website. At ease.




  • soren7550 - November 4, 2011 5:14 p.m.

    If only I had money so that I could donate.
  • needles - November 3, 2011 4:44 p.m.

    Why reward them? They get free stuff all the time. The shouldnt even be there in the first place. I think I'm going to pass on this one. Anyways. It does not sound like a good idea. Think about when you are playing video games. The house could be burning down during my COD sessions and I wouln't even notice. Think of some 'terrorists' making a surprise attack while these 'heros' are all together playing Gears of War or Cod or something. If you thought SEALs were easy targets before watch now when they are distracted by Nathan Drakes worked out behind going up a ladder (Dont ask dont tell). And all the while these fools are playing rambo killing innocents fighting for "our freedom" their women are at home snuggling up to the next door neighbor.
  • CrashmanX - November 3, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    Because they're doing the job their told to do weather they agree with it or not. Also they have these things called breaks where they can relax.
  • needles - November 4, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    Real original, Crash. I've never heard that one. Anyways. Praise jebus.
  • Shanghai Six - November 4, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    I suppose if you mean getting shot at for a paycheck the size of that of a McDonald's shift supervisor, then, yes, I guess they DO get a lot of free stuff.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - November 6, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    Oh you poor child. You literally have no comprehension of what you're even saying. It's adorable that you are the type of people I risk my life for on a daily basis.
  • needles - November 7, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Don't get mad, Son. In a few weeks your going to get that supply crate filled with xboxs and copies of modern warfare 3. I only wish I was brave enough to have enlisted into the marines or whatever to recieve free games. All it would have costed me is my soul. Lol.
  • batman5273 - November 3, 2011 4:48 a.m.

    Also the Name of the charity is Operation: Supply Drop, not Operation Drop Box.
  • batman5273 - November 3, 2011 4:23 a.m.

    WOW, My heart just dropped! I am absolutely impressed and humbled that you guys would would write an article. If people didn't know, I am the Staff Artist, Podcaster, and reviewer over at Front Towards gamer. I would not have got invited to be on staff if not for the guys at gamesradar/talkradar. In the year I have been at FTG. we have sent a ton of care packages to our men and women over in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are like kids at Christmas when they receive one of our care packages. As a 16 year veteran, I can tell you all that the soldiers appreciate everything and anything people in the state do for them. I proves to them that they are over there for nothing. That people in the States really do appreciate what they are doing. Now I know some people are against the war. We at Operation: Supply Drop are also against the war. We do not in any way support the war. This is a charity to support the troops. So if you are hesitant to help out, I can assure you that any support if going for a good cause. We at OSD also understand that times are tough. Some people are donating games. Some people are donating a dollar. Anything helps. But lets say you can't even do that but really want to help. Please post this article on your Facebooks. Retweet this and our links on your twitter accounts. Spreading the word is just as important as a physical or monetary donation. I have been a TDard for a very long time. I can tell you that the community over here is one of the best on the internet. Shanghai Six and I want to thank everyone here in the community and GR Staff for everyone's past, present and future support. Thanks Guys!
  • bigwill1221 - November 2, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Soldiers will be getting a nice Thanksgiving/Christmas with all the games that come out this month!(hopefully they get donated anyway)
  • EnigmaSpirit - November 2, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    Why send shooters? I think the guys are pretty tired at the end of the day and wouldn't want to play a game that is essentially a work simulator for them. Why not something really different? Catherine would be cool; there has to be some soldiers that absolutely love it. There has to be a few otakus in the military.
  • meh - November 2, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    I don't know, My whole family is in the military and they all love shooters. I guess it's like if you love football and get payed play it, then you'll probably like football games.
  • angelusdlion - November 2, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    I'd imagine that any break from the boredom would be welcome, period.
  • Viklandian - November 2, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    Shooters are probably also easiest for multiplayer (yes, they'd be playing as a group most likely) and sit-down-and-play than, say, the puzzling of Catherine. But I'd send in a copy just for laughs and variety.
  • MuckPuppy - November 3, 2011 3:35 a.m.

    tbh, the best times we had in Iraq, were LANing our laptops and playing AoM. This was back in '03, but it was still good times. Also, I was actually able to beat GT3 to 100% and I think I gained skills to get 8mil+ combo's on Tony Hawk 3. You'd be amazed how much your downtime is spent on trivial [EXPLETIVE DELETED] when you've been eating sand all day. At least Iraq has electricity, because Afghanistan was a completely different story =) (post-Captcha edit: wtf, GR?! Profanity is allowed in your articles, but not comments? Really?! When you're reviewing games that spew the F-Word more than I take breaths, and I can't say $h!t?!)
  • GAYMER - November 2, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    Don't forget that November 10th is the Marine Corps Birthday :)
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - November 6, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    Why is that funny? There are thousands of gay men and women serving our country. You're not even saying anything. "Oh, hey, there's a thing! lolol" Go back to your hills in Arkansas and fvck your sister.
  • needles - November 7, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    My mothers my sister.
  • flabslapper - November 2, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    I do some volunteer work for FTG and I can say that they are really good people, glad to see you guys supporting them too!

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