NFL star buys PS4s for people in Dallas

Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys visits Texas Wal-Mart and pays for systems for those waiting in line.

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Some lucky gamers in Dallas, Texas were able to pick up their PlayStation 4s last night for free, courtesy of NFL star Dez Bryant.

Tweets found by Sporting News reveal that the Dallas Cowboys receiver showed up at an area Wal-Mart last night and paid for at least five systems for those waiting in line.

The PS4 retails for $400, meaning Bryant paid at least $2,000. Bryant signed a five-year, $11.8 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.

During a PS4 pre-launch event last night, Naughty Dog announced a new Uncharted game for PS4 and details on the single-player DLC for PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us. In addition, Sony announced a March 21 release date for PS4 game Infamous: Second Son and revealed that Destiny's upcoming beta would be available first on PlayStation systems.

What's more, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima announced during the event that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will include a PlayStation-exclusive "Deja Vu" mission that allows gamers to play as Classic Snake.

For more on the PS4, check out GameSpot's video demonstration on how to install a new hard drive, an in-depth look at the new UI and dashboard, and a general hardware overview.

Discussion

101 comments
LuzerGS
LuzerGS

Cool dude. Cool notion. Cool cool, overall.

Deingerous
Deingerous

Well come to London and do the same for us mate... We play a different kinda football, some would say the real football but i'd never say that... To your face anyway

jasonlc3221
jasonlc3221

What an awesome gesture. Now all of those people can go home and play mediocre games

jeremyc99999
jeremyc99999

Doesn't really make sense, since he's buying PS4's for people in line to get them, which means they can already afford them. Ah well, still a cool gesture.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

It would have been an  impressive story if he had bought everyone in the store groceries and things they actually need.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Just a PS4? I would ask for a Vita as well.

Fail....

hadlee73
hadlee73

Probably the first article I've seen from Eddie in which the amount of text detailing the recap of other news items is more than the actual article topic itself.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

WOW Xbots stoop to new level. Criticizing someone for giving away something.  They wanted it and waited in line. He gives them what they want.... Xbot "FK him, that's stupid"  "I can do the same thing who cares"  "Hey you JA you need to give more..."

There are just too many asinine people out there

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

That's a nice gesture...

lorider25
lorider25

Awesome Bryant! A very nice gesture! 

Sorry, you have to play for the Cowboys though.  

Granatar
Granatar

with such bad press NFL players are getting right now, it is nice to see a player who gives somethings that he did not have to.  

megakick
megakick

5 is worth mentioning? I can go out and buy 5 PS4 and give them out. Look MA I am on GAMESPOT!!!

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Call me a cynical asshole but, only five?! And why even bother in the first place?

C-THREE
C-THREE

That was love because he didn't have to do that. I wonder if it just came to him off the top of his head?

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

I always find Americans odd when they take photos and put up hand signs... strange...

sakaixx
sakaixx

rare to see this kind of guy in american sports

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Thats awesome I wish their were more generous people out there like Bryant.

McGregor
McGregor

That is awesome. Would have liked to meet him there.

fobbs69
fobbs69

I think he just had to buy 6 PS4's until he got one that worked, and he gave them the bad ones

mmamedic
mmamedic

Very cool of him. He's rich and its the gesture that's awesome. Great player and I'm a fan now.

haze0986
haze0986

shouldve donated the money to a charity , nice gesture and all but now he cant write it off lol

JSusie
JSusie

A few years ago Dez was getting himself thrown out of shopping malls and being sued for almost a million dollars for not paying for his jewelry.

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

Dammit :/ where I live! Wish I had gone to an event! Sucks more not being a part of something when you live in the area! Lol That was awesome of him though :) how I would be if I was rich!

Space_Paranoids
Space_Paranoids

Nice on Dez for real but that was Kojima's massive, Earth shattering announcement...you can play as Classic Snake ? HAHAHAHAHAHA....figured it would be lame.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Ravenlore_basic Fanboys are the worst. By far. So blind yet they think they are so smart. LOL. Irony at it's best right there.

BradBurns
BradBurns

@megakick By all means go right ahead. But it would be more awesome if you would buy them for Americans that can't afford it, otherwise. .

With the sorry ass state of the U.S. economy, you could make any given American  family's Christmas morning great with such a gift.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@megakick Its worth mentioning because its Dez Bryant. If you or I did it no one would care, and we'd probably be mugged after leaving the store. :P

BradBurns
BradBurns

@SurlyPotato It's a strange tradition that the most powerful country in the world holds. But it goes way back.

It all started with the Roman Empire, which passed it on to Habsburg Spain,  which then passed it on to Victorian England, then it passed to Germany, and finally it landed here with the United States.

It can be seen as a show of force or power, immortalized in a photograph.

jeremyc99999
jeremyc99999

@sakaixx Not really, just rare that these things get published. Only reason we are hearing about it is because it involves a gaming system.

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@JSusie Big respect for how much the guy has matured. He's become an elite WR in the league, second only to probably Megatron. Just goes to show the character issues that are often flagged up don't always lead to a player's ruin. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Space_Paranoids I'm going to get hate, but I think Kojima is being a bit pretentious with all this. He even admitted he likes messing with us which makes me think he thinks he's smarter and better than us hence the pretention. I dunno, it just rubs me the wrong way.

bottaboomstick
bottaboomstick

@Zarkhaine so he didn't donate money to them? link?
 And i guess you won't be buying anything for anyone including yourself. Why pay your electric bill? You can live without power. Donate all of your money to the phillipines...set aside enough for you to eat.....please set an example.

gannonmoss
gannonmoss

@Ayato_Kamina_1 @JSusie Not even close. AJ Green, Desean Jackson and Andre Johnson all outdistance Bryant. He is a great receiver but if anything I would grade him just below the elite. I may be splitting hairs, but there are plenty of receivers that produce much more than Bryant.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@gannonmoss Yep, but unfortunately I think it's inevitable that Jackson is going to eventually take a huge hit that's going to seriously mess him up. He's just so small and he's already taken a few big hits that have rattled him, but they haven't hurt him too bad, yet. Maybe he'll be one of those guys that sees the consequences some years down the line. Don't want to see that, but he's already got rocked pretty hard and he is still young so he will probably get hit a lot more and harder, not to mention he sometimes can rub the opponent the wrong way with how he scores touchdowns by taunting and whatnot.