Over the weeks of good-natured panhandling for the the world’s largest video game related Veteran’s Day celebration, Operation Supply Drop’s “8-Bit Salute to Veterans” on November 10th, 2012, dozens of gaming publishers and developers have stepped forward and offered their support to the event, including Activision, Electronic Arts, Treyarch, Corel, Plantronics, Tripwire Games, Runic Games, Adhesive Games, Project Triforce, with promises of support from Capcom, Rooster Teeth, Gearbox Software, Epic Games, Astro Gaming, Dell...the list goes on and on.
However, one of the more surprising additions to OSD's live event line up comes from none other than Playboy's Miss October 2012, Pamela Horton. Miss Horton was recently thrust into the spotlight as not only a Playboy model, but in the fact that she has a competitive ranking in League of Legends and she was the first Tauren Druid on her World of Warcraft server to reach maximum herbalism skill. For those of you who may not habla, that means Pamela is no joke when it comes to video gaming. When she heard about Operation Supply Drop, she was thrilled at the idea of video gaming helping the Armed Forces.
"I have always had a very profound respect and pride for all men and women who serve in the US military. They do so without us asking and seek no reimbursement for time spent dedicating themselves to this country. We take advantage of the leisures we have in our homes, while they are stationed thousands of miles away without a means to enjoy their gaming hobby. Video games have been proven to keep up morale and help against anxiety and depression in the armed forces. With Operation Supply Drop, together, we can bring the games to them. Let's keep our troops in tip top shape while also giving them a means to enjoy themselves! Everyone is entitled to life, liberty and the right to video games!"
Pamela will be attending Operation Supply Drop's live Los Angeles event, a Medal of Honor: Warfighter tournament hosted at the Los Angeles Film School on November 10th, 2012 along with Derrick Dockerty of the Dallas Cowboys and several of the cast of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. For further information about the Los Angeles event, or any of the other live events in Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, or New York City happening for the 8-Bit Salute to Veterans, feel free to contact me at:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga