Any help for Disabled US Military Veterans?

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  1. Any help for Disabled US Military Veterans?


    I've been a gamer in general for a very long time now. I'm the type that always bought many games that fit me and my play style. Hell, gaming motivated me to get a job at 16 in order to have my own money to buy whatever game I wanted. This is why when I
    was forced to be medically discharged from the U.S. Air Force due to a genetic disorder my pride and the child like gamer inside of me took a huge hit. After I was separated from the military I was forced to wait to get my VA compensation, which meant no more
    consoles or games for me due to problems that arose from numerous surgeries to attempt correction of my disorder and hard hitting medications I'm stuck taking for the foreseeable future. Once compensation finally came, the money was and still is just enough
    to pay for food, clothes, and to keep a roof over my wife, children, and I's heads not to mention other stuff like car, electric, and all the other stuff that needs to be taken care of. Between the stress of trying to take care of my family and my constant
    trips to the hospital for either check ups on the state of my medical condition (which the concern is formation of benign polyps that 100% will develop into cancer if not removed from time to time) or to ensure the pain medications perscribed by my doctor
    aren't becoming too much for my system to handle, games are my primary outlet.

    Over the course of 6 to 7 months I was able to scrape together just enough to get an Xbox One (with a few donations from very good friends of mine). The crazy part is most games that I've played were rented from the video store or borrowed from friends.
    As you can imagine, renting video games is so much more expensive in the long run than just buying games, but since I've been on compensation $60 up front is a pretty hard thing to handle. Now that Xbox One seems to be really rocking along it makes it that
    much harder to try to enjoy them when there are so many great ones. How's a guy supposed to pick just one during this time of the year when the cold forces people to stay inside?

    My question is: Does anyone know of any programs or organizations that help in getting games for the newer console (had to sell all my old consoles and games to pay bills) to people in my situation, who no matter what can't let the joy of gaming die? Not
    looking for anybody to just hand over anything to me, my pride won't let me beg anyone for something that isn't vital to me living my life. I am just trying to find a way I can actually enjoy playing without having to worry about the days counting down till
    I have to return a game because that ruins the experience, trust me! Any and all help anybody can give will be greatly appreciated! I'm also willing to provide proof of my story (VA ID showing compensation status or paperwork on Veteran Affairs letterhead)
    so that you can be assured everything is as I say and that I'm not just trying to get free or discounted stuff. I really want to support the developers/publishers, but I just don't have the means to do so.

    Thanks for reading this post!

    Willie

    :)
     
    BigWillDogg82, Oct 18, 2015
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  2. onyxishere
    onyxishere Guest
    Any help for Disabled US Military Vets?

    This was answered in your other thread. For future reference please be aware that only one thread per issue is required. Thank you.
     
    onyxishere, Oct 18, 2015
    #2
  3. Any help for Disabled US Military Vets?

    I've been a gamer in general for a very long time now. I'm the type that always bought many games that fit me and my play style. Hell, gaming motivated me to get a job at 16 in order to have my own money to buy whatever game I wanted. This is why when I
    was forced to be medically discharged from the U.S. Air Force due to a genetic disorder my pride and the child like gamer inside of me took a huge hit. After I was separated from the military I was forced to wait to get my VA compensation, which meant no more
    consoles or games for me due to problems that arose from numerous surgeries to attempt correction of my disorder and hard hitting medications I'm stuck taking for the foreseeable future. Once compensation finally came, the money was and still is just enough
    to pay for food, clothes, and to keep a roof over my wife, children, and I's heads not to mention other stuff like car, electric, and all the other stuff that needs to be taken care of. Between the stress of trying to take care of my family and my constant
    trips to the hospital for either check ups on the state of my medical condition (which the concern is formation of benign polyps that 100% will develop into cancer if not removed from time to time) or to ensure the pain medications perscribed by my doctor
    aren't becoming too much for my system to handle, games are my primary outlet.

    Over the course of 6 to 7 months I was able to scrape together just enough to get an Xbox One (with a few donations from very good friends of mine). The crazy part is most games that I've played were rented from the video store or borrowed from friends.
    As you can imagine, renting video games is so much more expensive in the long run than just buying games, but since I've been on compensation $60 up front is a pretty hard thing to handle. Now that Xbox One seems to be really rocking along it makes it that
    much harder to try to enjoy them when there are so many great ones. How's a guy supposed to pick just one during this time of the year when the cold forces people to stay inside?

    My question is: Does anyone know of any programs or organizations that help in getting games for the newer console (had to sell all my old consoles and games to pay bills) to people in my situation, who no matter what can't let the joy of gaming die? Not
    looking for anybody to just hand over anything to me, my pride won't let me beg anyone for something that isn't vital to me living my life. I am just trying to find a way I can actually enjoy playing without having to worry about the days counting down till
    I have to return a game because that ruins the experience, trust me! Any and all help anybody can give will be greatly appreciated! I'm also willing to provide proof of my story (VA ID showing compensation status or paperwork on Veteran Affairs letterhead)
    so that you can be assured everything is as I say and that I'm not just trying to get free or discounted stuff. I really want to support the developers/publishers, but I just don't have the means to do so.

    Thanks for reading this post!

    Willie
     
    BigWillDogg82, Oct 18, 2015
    #3
  4. medium bloke
    medium bloke Guest

    Any help for Disabled US Military Veterans?

    Hi there!



    Microsoft offers US military users a small percentage discount on certain products on a special web page of their online store for military personnel etc.



    However on that page it says: "A maximum of three items can be purchased per order. Bulk orders not valid and may be cancelled. This program is for personal use only. Military offer excludes Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, Xbox Live, Xbox Games, Windows
    phone with contract, refurbished products, Office 365 University, Windows 8 Pro Student Upgrade, and services."






    So essentially it looks like you can get discounts - but mainly not gaming accessory items.



    Take a look at the following links for more info on the offers for military personnel.

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/mil/

    Resources - Microsoft Military Affairs

    'Elevate America Veterans':

    Nonprofit & education computer science partnership | Microsoft



    Thanks!
     
    medium bloke, Oct 18, 2015
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  5. onyxishere Win User

    Any help for Disabled US Military Vets?

    This was answered in your other thread. For future reference please be aware that only one thread per issue is required. Thank you.
  6. medium bloke Win User

    Any help for Disabled US Military Veterans?

    Hi there!



    Microsoft offers US military users a small percentage discount on certain products on a special web page of their online store for military personnel etc.



    However on that page it says: "A maximum of three items can be purchased per order. Bulk orders not valid and may be cancelled. This program is for personal use only. Military offer excludes Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, Xbox Live, Xbox Games, Windows
    phone with contract, refurbished products, Office 365 University, Windows 8 Pro Student Upgrade, and services."






    So essentially it looks like you can get discounts - but mainly not gaming accessory items.



    Take a look at the following links for more info on the offers for military personnel.

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/mil/

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/cat/Military/categoryID.67817800

    'Elevate America Veterans':

    http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/community-tools/job-skills/veterans/



    Thanks!
  7. ngocphi Win User

    Why in the **** can I not make purchases though my Xbox on GUAM?!?!

    because Puerto Rico isn't continental usa

    In order to use it as a military personnel you must use the military address and you can contact support for help with that
  8. joe.giese Win User

    Looking for help from any military overseas

    you should be able to use it if you are on a U.S. base. most of their IP numbers are from the US so it will actually think you are still here in the states.
  9. Fear2Eternity Win User

    Realistic military game

    ^ umm sgt woods was disabled In bo2.

    but yeah cod is not a military sim.(but its fun.

    Have you saw tom Clancys the division. It looks realy good.
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