Play PS4 Games on a Military Base Next Week

PlayStation maker hosting "Salute To Our Troops" event June 9-10; free event is open to the public and will be held at Kansas' Fort Riley military base.



Sony today announced a special "Salute To Our Troops" event that will allow anyone who visits the Fort Riley military base in Kansas to play unreleased Playstation 4 games next week. The event is, in Sony's words, a way to "both honor and entertainment service men and women."

Fort Riley is already gaming-equipped. Its "Warrior Zone" has a dedicated gaming area, allowing service men and women to play video games across a number of platforms, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

The Salute To Our Troops event begins Monday, June 9--the same day as Sony's E3 2014 press conference--and continues the next day. You can play unreleased PS4 games at the event, but there's no word on what titles will be on offer. Sony has even brought on country music star Brett Eldredge to perform a concert the evening of June 9. You can watch it through Sony's Live Events viewer app if you can't attend in person.

If you don't live near Fort Riley, located in North Kansas, you can still try unreleased PS4 games by attending one of the stops on Sony's Road to Greatness tour.

"Thanks again to all active and retired military personnel. We are honored by your sacrifice," PlayStation executive John Koller said in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

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trfe
trfe

So a Japanese company is honoring American troops? Reeks of Pre E3 hype.

Sony is so full of it.

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

I would be very surprised if they don't use this as a PR stunt at their E3 conference.

megamatics
megamatics

As long as they realize the event is about the troops and not some method to market yourself. There isn't anything worse than what the WWE does with the troops.. 

rolla020980
rolla020980

Japanese company salutes American troops... That is ironic.

wdma
wdma

@trfe SCEA is american Company you know and are the ones hosting this event also get over yourself its a nice gesture 

rolla020980
rolla020980

@megamatics 


It is definitely a marketing ploy. Take the branding off and then hold the event and call it "games for troops". Other than that, you know there will be giant Sony and PS banners and free Sony logo'd merchandise. I don't hold it against them, it is what most corporations would do, but it is still a way to sell PS4's.

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

@megamatics Well, the troops are there so that oil companies can make more money. Doubt Sony could do worse.

alaannn
alaannn

@rolla020980 in fairness there consoles are made in china so there not a proper jap company same as ms

rolla020980
rolla020980

@alaannn 


True that.... That's why Japanese cars are more domestic that American cars (at least in the US).

Jay2528
Jay2528

@alaannn One day China will rule the world it seems. I mean everything seems to come from China now.

West123
West123

@Jay2528 @alaannn you do know its only 10-20% cheaper to make things in china and as the price per barrel increases the less attractive it will be to manufacture anything in china....importing parts  and exporting it back to market is really expensive...so no worries chinas days of manufacturing are numbered   

alaannn
alaannn

@Jay2528 @alaannn there needs to be taxes put on chinese goods,that should move alot of manufactoring/jobs out of china

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

@alaannn @Jay2528 That would be dumb. Yes there are a lot of manufacturing jobs lost to China but that's for the good of the consumer. Our products cost less because of it. Put a tax on it and prices for everything will go up. These companies are going to keep their profit margins no matter what, they aren't going to take the hit in manufacturing costs out of their own salaries.

Hop103
Hop103

@alaannn @Jay2528 Something like a 70-80% tax on  corporations who outsource a certain percentage of jobs to China,

Jay2528
Jay2528

@alaannn That could help because it is crazy just how many jobs and companies are being lost to China.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@Hop103  And they'll manufacture in Mexico instead. Or Vietnam.

Assuming the tax doesn't ruin the already problematic relationship between China and the US, and cripple hundreds of US businesses in the process.


varmintx
varmintx

@Hop103 Since political parties are financially supported by those corporations, I wouldn't hold my breath.

alaannn
alaannn

@Hop103 there could also be laws brought in that companys who manufacture in china if they want to import to the us they have to pay the us minimum wage to the chinese workers,also the chinese workers have to have that obama care thing too then trow on taxes