A video game based on a movie loosely based on a board game… sounds complicated! But to troops stationed at the US Naval Forces Central Command Headquarters in Afghanistan it was simple: a little bit of time to relax and have some fun!
[caption id=“attachment_7347” align=“aligncenter” width=“500”] The men and women from the US Naval Forces Central Command Headquarters Afghanistan played the Battleship game on the side of a rocket attack bunker.[/caption]
Activision Publishing, Inc. donated copies of the new Battleship video game to fourteen USO Centers, USO2GOs and MEGS in Southwest Asia. The game combines first person action and naval strategy for hours of fun and a little touch of home for our troops.
“It was a breath of fresh air in a combat zone to see the USO take the time out of their busy schedules to come and set this up for us. The game was a blast, graphics were awesome, and it provided a nice change of pace… The USO has certainly outdone themselves with the care they have shown towards the troops.” said YN2(SCW) Matthew Nolan.
Thanks Activision for helping the USO deliver a little gaming goodness to our troops overseas! - Vyque Elessar, USO Director of New Media
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