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SOE: "Serving Gamers Abroad" Promotion

Posted May 19, 2006 by Jon Wood

SOE: "Serving Gamers Abroad" Promotion

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the winners of their Field Commander "Serving Gamers Abroad" military promotion. Whatever your politics may be, it's nice to see companies doing something to recognize the many gamers that are currently serving overseas.

 

SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE FIELD COMMANDER “SERVING GAMERS ABROAD” MILITARY PROMOTION

SOE-Sponsored Contest Shows Recognition, Appreciation for Hard Working Military Gamers Stationed Abroad

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 19, 2006 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced that it has chosen five winners for its Field Commander™ “Serving Gamers Abroad” contest. SOE wanted to show its appreciation for the men and women of the Armed Forces on active duty overseas by giving away gaming prize packages they can share with their friends and families back home.

Entrants were asked to submit a short essay that details their or their nominee’s current role in the Armed Forces, their gaming habits, and how being away from their family and friends has made it harder to maintain their gaming habits. The winners will receive a prize pack from SOE, including two games (Field Commander and Untold Legends™ The Warrior’s Code™) that are playable across the internet, allowing family members to game together despite the distances between them.

“Being stationed overseas, far away from loved ones, is a situation that the majority of us can’t even come close to relating to, but can certainly empathize with,” said Laura Naviaux, Senior Brand Manager, Sony Online Entertainment. “Knowing that many of those serving overseas in our military are avid gamers, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to feel like they were at home playing games with their family and friends.”

The winners of the “Serving Gamers Stationed Abroad” contest are:

  • MSGT David Langdon, stationed in Iraq, nominated by Shannon Langdon on behalf of her husband
  • SGT Eric Frock, Task Force Pacific Vigilance
  • Major Julian Bond, Company Commander for the 756th Transportation Company, "Road Dawgs" in Iraq
  • David Nicholson, Communications Squadron at Osan Air Base, the Republic of Korea, nominated by Christina Nicholson on behalf of her brother
  • David J. Colon, TSGT, USAF, Forward deployed, Baghdad, Iraq, nominated by Chris Iorio on behalf of his son

Winning essays can be viewed at: www.fieldcommandergame.com/promo

Each winner received a prize package consisting of:

  • SonyStyle gift card valued at $500 redeemable toward merchandise at www.sonystyle.com or
  • Sony Style retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail)
  • 2 retail versions of the following video games for the PlayStation®Portable entertainment
  • system: Field Commander, Untold Legends Brotherhood of the Blade™, Untold Legends The
  • Warrior’s Code, GripShift™ and Frantix™.
  • 2 Field Commander t-shirts
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