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Consoles, Games Donated To US Submariners

The Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) announced that all 72 submarines in the American fleet now have videogame consoles and a library of about 20 games, thanks to a drive by the U.S. computer and video game industry "to show support and tha
Working with the U.S. Navy, the IDSA coordinated industry donations so that each of the 72 Navy submarines received a game console and a selection of games. IDSA members donated a total of more than 1,700 games to this effort. "Through a commercial sponsorship agreement with the Interactive Digital Software Association, more than 10,000 sailors serving aboard submarines worldwide are now enjoying the recreation and social benefits of video consoles and numerous electronic games," said Kelly Powell, head of the Mission Essential Branch, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division, Navy Personnel Command. "These consoles and games provide sailors with a much-needed distraction and recreation during the limited free time sailors enjoy on board submarines. The Sailors of America's Submarine Fleet send a sincere 'thank you' to the folks at Interactive Digital Software Association for their thoughtfulness and kindness."

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