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Some of you regular Grub Squad attendees will be familiar with our efforts to support Operation Supply Drop and we’ve just received some exciting news from the latest charity efforts. The latest package was sent out to Walter Reed National Military Hospital but usually the government doesn’t support photographing injured soldiers. The good folks at Operation Supply Drop added a little note asking for some pictures, and we got some!
The wounded soldier even had a little message for all those supporting the cause:
My name is Brett. On May 16th, I was on my way to my living quarters. When I arrived at my door to walk inside a 107 rocket impacted 20 feet from my front door. It looked as though fireworks had been shot at my feet and lit up the ground. I quickly realized I had been thrown to the ground and I immediately began conducting first aid on myself. I didn’t realize the extent of my injuries until I was in Germany. I was flown from Germany to Walter Reed where I am staying now. I have a broken collar bone and nerve damage in my right arm. There is no bicep movement in my right arm and has prohibited me from taking part in everyday activities. Being here I have been able to take part in many wonderful opportunities, and have been blessed with such wonderful people that are willing to help. Being blessed with such a wonderful care package has allowed me to begin to use my right thumb while playing the games. Thank you so much for thinking of me at a time like this and blessing me with such a wonderful set of games that will help me as I recuperate in the hospital. You have no idea how much it means to me and have such wonderful people behind me and supporting me through my recovery.
Operation Supply Drop is a continuous charity effort supported by some of the biggest names in the gaming industry. Injured war heroes receive the latest consoles, top games and other gaming paraphernalia. Just take a quick look at the supporters of this particular package and you can see how important these efforts are to the industry:
Wizards of the Coast, Sega, Sony, GAEMS, Performance Designed Products (PDP), Kalypso, Plantronics, ASTRO Gaming, RAD Game Tools, Epic Games, Valve, Treyarch, Ubisoft, Activision, Naughty Dog, Capcom, Electronic Arts, GB Memorabilia, AbleGamers Charity, Insomniac Games, Rooster Teeth, Konami, GUNNARS Optiks, Gamer Grub, Deep Silver, Runic Games, Tripwire Interactive, Double Fine, Game Informer, Robot Entertainment!
You can help support our troops abroad by pledging donations to the Front Towards Gamer group that operates Operation Supply Drop. For more information you can visit the official website.
Fans of The Big Bang Theory will be no strangers to the awesomeness behind the doors of The Comic Center of Pasadena and that awesomeness just advanced a level with the appearance of Gamer Grub. Yup, that’s right, The Big Bang Theory Comic Book Store stocks Gamer Grub, the ultimate gaming snack. During the airing of Episode 17 in series 6 an eagle eyed Grub Squad member spotted the snack during a short scene with “that girl that ditched Raj”, you know the one. Check out some of the highlights of the show and of course, the Gamer Grub appearance.
It’s Valentines Day and The Comic Center of Pasadena kindly opened its doors for all the lonely hearts that frequent the store. The lack of any obvious female presence gives Raj the courage to make a speech, reassuring the shop goers that nobody is ever alone thanks to their shared interest in all things geeky. That is of course until he has the opportunity to spend Valentine’s Day with a young girl. Resulting in a quick exit and a sharp insult.
Raj is on a date! He takes the girl he met at the Comic Book Store to a nearby coffee house with the hopes of not making an idiot of himself. Things seem to be going great, even by Raj’s standards, but it soon takes a turn for the worst when the girl makes a beeline for the bathroom before escaping out of a small window and walking off down the street. Poor Raj.
Have you ever had a date escape without your knowing? Well if you have you’ve probably experienced these next scenes. Raj’s friends turn up at his apartment hoping to get him outside and enjoying himself. Instead they’re met with a broken man, a very dirty shirt, lots of alcohol and what appears to be some shampoo.
Although every Raj fan has probably already doomed Lucy to a life of endless pain, she returns to The Comic Center of Pasadena with an apology and that’s where it happens! In full view on the counter you can see a box of the pizza flavored Gamer Grub. We never doubted the cast of The Big Bang Theory, it’s clear they have taste.
I don’t know about you guys but I think I know exactly what happened here. Lucy was a little down, beating herself up for treating Raj so poorly, before having a quick taste of the pizza Gamer Grub in between shots. The fantastic taste soon perked her up and she found the courage to visit Raj at his apartment. Okay, that’s a long shot but you can see it right? They both agree to go out on another date with Lucy asking Raj to send her a text. All is cool for the smooth criminal but did anyone check if he managed to get her number?
It’s another week in gaming and Gamer Grub has searched the internet, dived deep into our inbox, and found the biggest stories in the industry for this week. Whether you’re looking for the latest on an upcoming indie title, screenshots of next-generation games or that big announcement for your favorite franchise, keep your eyes glued to Gamer Grub’s hottest gaming news of the week posts. (more…)
We’ve had a pretty exciting week in the gaming industry with big announcements from Capcom, Bethesda and Team17. This weekly burst will give you a quick run-down of all the exciting happenings in the world of gaming for this week. (more…)
Gamer Grub’s very own Ciji “StarSlay3r” Thornton faced off against MMA fighter, Amanda Lucas, in the third episode of the thrilling Robot Combat League. Have you ever wanted to see two life-sized robots go head to head in a battle to see who can keep out of the scrapheap? Well Robot Combat League does just that. Hosted by WWE legend Chris Jericho, Robot Combat League pits two teams against each-other using highly advanced robotic combat.
StarSlay3r, representing Team Drone Strike, wasted no time dispatching of their opponents, Team Robo Hammer. Despite her MMA training Amanda Lucas, the daughter of George Lucas (Star Wars), was no match for the gaming prowess of Team Drone Strike. Ciji landed a heavy blow to the mid-section, totally incapacitating Robo Hammer, forcing the team to take their allotted 20 minute repair time. Despite the years of expertise the engineers were unable to repair Robo Hammer in time, granting Ciji and Team Drone Strike a win by knockout.
You can watch the full episode below:
If Drone Strike isn’t intimidating enough, Starslay3r’s War Cry is sure to send shivers down your spine.
One of the things that makes the gaming industry so unique is the massive variety of people that populate it. Gaming is a universe within a world. Whether you had a hard day at work, or lucky enough to be basking on a beaches, we retire at home with a controller in hand and some munchy at the side. Here at Gamer Grub, we are relentless in our pursuit of improving technology experiences by delicious snacking. We are constantly reaching and finding new ideas and ways to help. (more…)