Pro vs. GI Joe launches Military Online Gaming program

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 3 July 2009 15:50 GMT


Non-profit military support group Pro vs. GI Joe has announced a military-only online gaming network to give servicemen and women the opportunity to play together.

It was created to organize gaming matches between the military with athletes and celebrities while families watch and interact via webcam.

The Military Online Gaming program is powered by GGL Global Gaming social networking and will officially launch tomorrow, July 4, with a Call of Duty: World at War tournament. Prizes will be made available, two of which are an ATV and the opportunity to play against the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team.

“We created the MOG exclusively for the hundreds of thousands of military gamers around the world, to serve as a virtual connection among branches and bases, during deployments, and as a source of entertainment,” said founder Greg Zinone. “Our partnership with the USO allows troops to play wherever they are serving.”

Xbox 360 is the console of choice at the moment because it’s the one most abundant on bases. However, PC and PS3 support is currently in the works.

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