Submitted by LewisDenby 928d ago | news

EA and Sony to donate $1m to army charities

A Medal of Honor: Warfighter map pack will strangely promote a Sony film, but it also aims to raise a million dollars for army-related charities. (Medal of Honor: Warfighter, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Hellsvacancy  +   928d ago
Am i supposed to say "well done EA/Sony, thats very decent of you?" well im NOT!

If any other compnany had of donated money i would say well done, but Sony and EA are ONLY doing this to advertise MOH (we know MS doesnt give a monkeys about MOH) would Sony/EA of donated money if there wasnt a new game coming out? besides, theyll get there money back "well just add $1 extra for any dlc"

Dont be fooled by there "kindness"

And to think, i normally support Sony
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Not trolling..

"Xbox 360 led the pack, bringing EA $292 million in the past three months. That compared favorably to the PS3 which did $267 million for the firm. But the PC platform actually managed to outperform Sony's console with $276 million."

"Sony buys EMI publishing for $2.2 billion"

EA + Sony efforts are chump change for them.
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zebramocha  +   928d ago
I wouldn't call that "out preforming" much as the difference is from 10-30 mil,for a corporation that's pennies.
Ducky  +   928d ago
Well, this isn't Sony's gaming division, rather, it's Sony Pictures.

One's doing it for their own game, the other for their own movie.
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Red_Orange_Juice  +   928d ago
and to think I normally thumb you up, lol, I kid I kid
Tultras  +   928d ago
The amount of douchebaggery in this comment, is too damn high.
NukaCola  +   927d ago

I wish I could give you a 100 +'s my friend!
Anon1974  +   928d ago
It's funny. I saw the headline and instantly wondered, "How is giving charity going to be spun so it's anti-Sony, anti-EA?"

And Hellsvacancy didn't disappoint. Normally I don't have any issue with his posts, but I think he's way off this time.
"Am i supposed to say "well done EA/Sony, thats very decent of you?" well im NOT!"

You don't have to but I'm sure the veterans, servicemen and women and their families who benefit certainly feel differently. This is part of a campaign where the money could just as easily gone to billboards, TV ads, magazine, web adverts, etc. But it didn't, it went towards helping people. Who the fuck cares if it's being done in promotion of a game or movie? End result is money is given to charity and if you find fault in that, if you're so cynical that you can't see the benefit there, there's something wrong with you.
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kostchtchie_  +   928d ago
exactly mate, at least someone here has common sense
topekomsi  +   928d ago
Damn right!
AusRogo  +   928d ago
Was about to say the same thing. At the end of the day, money goes to charity.
Fishy Fingers  +   928d ago
Whether its being done largely for their own gains, whatever the reasoning behind it. If it can help raise some money/awareness for a deserving cause, it's a worthwhile endeavour.

When did we all become so pessimistic?
fermcr  +   928d ago
Just the publicity they are getting is worth a million bucks. They are billion dollars companies, and should be giving much more. I would include companies like Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Nintendo, Shell, etc...etc... to the lot. Companies like Apple have astronomical profits, should be helping the most needed.
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kreate  +   928d ago
They are helping the chinese ....
ronin4life  +   928d ago
Society is full of trade offs. What's wrong with helping people to get publicity? There is no "unselfish" good deed.

It's not like they are politicians or something...
No Way  +   928d ago
ronin4life -
Wrong. Ever went into a restaurant and paid for someone elses dinner?
I have done so. I've paid for an old couples meal one afternoon.
Was about $40. I've never seen the couple before or since then..

That sounds like a good deed to me, wouldn't you say?
And, the kicker? I got nothing out of it, sounds unselfish to me.
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vickers500  +   928d ago
@No Way

In all likelihood, you got a very warm and fuzzy feeling out of it, which isn't "nothing". You pay for their meal, they get to eat for free, and you get to feel really good about yourself for being nice to an old couple. So it isn't like you didn't get 'anything' out of it.
ronin4life  +   928d ago
You felt good, right?
You stuck to your personal beliefs, right?

Those are gains in character and self worth... a perfectly exceptional way to feel about a contribution to society. Perhaps you wanted to help and feel good about it... that in a way is a personal self wanted goal you were able to accomplish.

Society is about these kinds of symbiotic relationships. And it is a wondrous thing.^_^
rainslacker  +   928d ago
To those giving No Way a hard time.

When did it become wrong to feel good about doing something nice? If everyone tried to do one nice thing a day, or even once a week, I think the world would be a much better place.
No Way  +   927d ago
vickers500 -
Okay, possibly you are right. But, I still didn't receive anything.
Most people do "nice" things, so that they will get something back.
I didn't do it in hopes to get anything like a reward or even a thank you.
Which if you ask me, that is pretty much an unselfish act..

rainslacker - Thank you. (: And, I totally agree, with what you said.
The world would definitely be a better place if eryone wasn't out for themselves.
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subtenko  +   928d ago
Whats M$ and Nintendo doing? Just wondering. Not that it will mean anything.
Erudito87  +   928d ago
people choose a life of murder and want help for when things go wrong? WTF screw the imperialist armies that still invade and pillage!!
topekomsi  +   928d ago
Life isn't all puppy dogs and rainbows.
Allsystemgamer  +   928d ago
And those people that they invade do the same.
ronin4life  +   928d ago
Soldiers choose a life of murder for the people in their country. People like YOU. In many ways, becoming a killer can be a true sacrifice of the soul, and these soldiers do so anyway for their countrymen. So We don't have to.

So if things go wrong, why not help them back?
Erudito87  +   928d ago
erm these defend the insane inhuman foreign policy of politicians who send them in defferent countries and who dont question anything and are sadistic POS the amnount of footage middle eastern civilians murdered is just insane
MacDonagh  +   928d ago
Jingoistic video games being used to raise money for army charities?

That's good? Right?
Jadedz  +   928d ago
Wow... (well said)
Congrats to both EA and Sony, for the appropriate gesture.
topekomsi  +   928d ago
Regardless of their motive, this is a good deed that they could have NOT done. It seems like MoH is trying to be more respectful towards our service men and women (which rarely get the credit they deserve).

To any current or former service men/women:

Thank you for your sacrifice, you are a hero and role model.
SSKILLZ  +   928d ago
badass maps + promoting a movie about a real event in life that was important to America + Donating to Vets = WIN
ab5olut10n  +   928d ago
cynical or not, it's a mil to charity, just straight up here's-a-million-dollars.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   928d ago
good news
Xperia_ion  +   928d ago
Billion dollar companies should donate more.
SOULJER  +   928d ago
Cool.I would like to see other corporations unite in donating to charities.Like activision,ubisoft,capcom,ect. Vets. Thank you.
Kran  +   928d ago
All I've seen in the comments is hate towards others, hate towards Sony/EA and so much speculation.

You know what I say?

Good on you Sony/EA. Thanks for trying to make the world a better place in your own way. Sure, you two companies have done silly things, but sometimes we need to focus on what matters here which is Charity.

Well Done.
SAE  +   928d ago
Thanks for making more weapons , more wars , more interests ...

This is no way a good thing , military means more killing , this should be donated for the poor people in any country because most of the countries are poor even america , governments and military's doesn't fix anything in this world , it doesn't fix poor / corruption / stealing people's fortunes ...etc it's seek for chaos because that leads to get what they want ...

i know for sure this isn't a donate , it's obvious that it's a deal between them , it doesn't matter but i don't believe what they say because life made me learn how these things doesn't come for good intentions{will} , everything between the official comes from each other interests , even if it goes to the poor sometimes it's only happen for a purpose not a good will , almost all the governments only care about there interests even if it means killing there own people...
Hicken  +   928d ago
Stop. You know nothing. Life obviously didn't teach you that conflicts between nations arise for all sorts of things and that, sadly, standing armies are needed.
SAE  +   928d ago
Army's for the people then i agree with you , but for greedy governments that only care about there intreats then no , i have seen the army's of what im talking about , america kill other people for there interests , my country army kill the people here because the army are not real citizens , saudia kill there own people to stop real change and because religion , israel kill the real citizens , i don't see one good army in any country , most of them controlled by the bad people...

don't judge me and say i don't know anything because it's obviously you don't understand what we are dealing in the middle east , we are victims for the word interest , when we defend our selfs we are evil , when we are silence we are evil , like if we are the one's who kill/steal/torture/lye/hunger/ ...etc
lodossrage  +   927d ago
Oh how far N4G has fallen
When the simple notion of giving to charities is turned into ulterior motive dribble talk.

To be fair, it's not as if this kind of bs isn't normal here. But it always amazes me the low points the place seems to hit on a daily basis.

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