Not to be outdone by GLU Mobile’s insane $3000 record-setting donation of games and gear for Operation Supply Drop (building video game care packages for troops deployed to Afghanistan), Electronic Arts sent a little care package of their own to see if they could beat the standing donation record for our little charity organization.
When I first cracked open the box, I didn’t actually expect anything from first glance at the contents: some older PC titles and a few loose copies of games. Only when I started unloading the box did I see just what Electronic Arts had sent:
Each one of those is a STACK of unboxed Playstation 3 titles (guess that tells you which system is selling better), of which some of them came on those large blank DVD holder cases that hold 50 blank DVDs at a time. I literally had that feeling as I was counting through them that I felt like it would be easier to weigh them as opposed to counting them.
Here’s the final tally of what was in the box:
Battlefield 3 (PS3): 48 copies
Need for Speed: The Run (PS3): 40 copies
Dead Space 2 (PS3): 1 copy (??)
Skate 3 (PS3): 22 copies
Shadows of the Damned (PS3): 16 copies
Alice: Madness Returns (PS3): 21 copies
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3): 23 copies
Battlefield 3 (360): 3 copies
Command and Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath (PC): 2 copies
Alice Madness Returns (PC): 3 copies
Mercenaries 2 (PC): 3 copies
Battlefield Bad Company 2 (PC): 2 copies
Battlefield 2 Collection (PC): 1 copy
Dragon Age: Origins (PC): 3 copies
Dragon Age: Awakenings (PC): 3 copies
The Saboteur (PC): 2 copies
Battlefield 2 Special Forces (PC): 2 copies
Battlefield 2 Booster (PC): 1 copy
Dark Age of Camelot 5th Anniversary (PC): 1 copy
Grand total based on Amazon pricing: $6369.24
Well, that should sufficiently set the bar for future corporate donations for awhile, methinks! Big thanks to our friends at Electronic Arts for helping the troops out with all this gear; we’re going to be awash is Playstation titles for a long time to come!
As of writing this on May 17th, 2012, Operation Supply Drop has raised: $52,064 of games and gear for troops deployed to Afghanistan.
We’re currently in the middle of our LITTLE GERONIMO care package fundraiser,a care package going to Ruiz and his Fort Bragg aviation unit in Afghanistan!
As our incentive to open your wallets if devout patriotism and love of ‘Merica isn’t enough, we’ve got some lovely Mass Effect 2 signed swag to raffle off. From now until our charity raffle/gamernight on the last weekend of May, for every $3 you donate to Operation Supply Drop, you earn a raffle ticket to get yourself some primo Bioware gear (example: you donate $15, you get five tickets, and so on).
- A Mass Effect 2 artbook, signed by the creative staff behind the Mass Effect series
- 2 signed prints of Dragon Age 2 signed by (GASP) Miss Felicia Day (The Guild, also a part of the Dragon Age 2: Redemption live action series)
- 2 Mass Effect 2 Miranda t-shirts
It’s fairly painless to make a donation. Here’s how, four simple ways to donate:
1) Use the Chipin link on the front of Front Towards Gamer.com. OR
2) Use the Chipin link on the front page of Operation Supply Drop.org. OR
3) Make a Paypal donation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) If you don’t want to send cash, you can simply send your used games or gear to the following address to make the next care package:
Operation Supply Drop
9301 Alvyn Lake Circle
Bristow VA, 20136