Thanking the Troops: ECA Offers Discount to Military Veterans

The Entertainment Consumers Association – the only advocacy group exclusively for gamers – is supporting U.S. military personnel by offering discounted membership. The military discount joins a similar program already offered to students.

Of the move ECA president Hal Halpin said:

We’re excited to extend our 25 percent Student Discount for annual membership dues to all active service men and women with a valid .mil domain extension.


It came as a result of conversations between GamePolitics regular and ECA member, Robert “lexfor” Kalal, who was promoting the association to his fellow gamers in the Air Force while stationed in Turkey.

While we’re aligned with several charities that support the troops, it seemed apparent that extending this discount was yet another way of honoring their service and dedication. The new Military Discount offers prospective members reduced dues of just $14.99 per year.

For more information, including how to sign up for an ECA membership, check out the ECA website.

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    M. Simon says:

    Could you guys help me get the word out on this song giveaway?

    The author of I Wanna Go Home, Karridine, has authorized me to give away 1,000 free copies of the song to our men and women in the military for personal use only. However, recipients of a free copy can let anybody listen to it if they want. Members of the military can put it on their i-pod, use it on their computer, or make one CD.

    You can find out how to get a free copy at 1,000 Free Copies.

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    BlackIce, NKVD Edition says:


    1) I know. They’re also the subject of countless jokes.
    2) I didn’t know where it was. The hats threw me.
    3) An international ECA… Save it for a rainy day.

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    Conejo says:


    1) Texas Rangers aren’t part of the military, they’re state police.
    2) considering that’s Paris Island, those would be Marine drill instructors.
    3) the ECA is an american-based organization so being in the US would get you the full effect of membership. should this expand? i think it could go international, but currently not so much, it seems.

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    E. Zachary Knight ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

    @ gs2005

    Yeah I have one and I am a contractor. I don’t think I will use it for a membership as I try not to use it for personal email. I also have a valid .edu email address that I have not used since college and never used during college. I just can’t be bothered to use them for anything I consider important.

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    Conejo says:

    i was wondering about the “vetrans” part too, actually.
    is it for active duty or for vetrans, because the two aren’t the same.

    or is it for active duty AND vetrans?

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    BaronJuJu ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Duho! Figures this would happen AFTER I joined the ECA. 😛 Seriously though thanks to the ECA folks and your support….we do appreciate it.

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    Ben Ambroso ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Now, this is for Vets? Here’s the problem…I have served my time in the USMC, and now that I’m out, I no longer have the .mil email (normally I guess I would but because of a little group called NMCI, I don’t). So its going to be difficult for vets that have served but are no longer active. Any chance of seeing some way around this problem?

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    rdeegvainl ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    THIS IS GREAT!!! I will definitely sign up now…. as soon as I get back to the states that is. I have no access to my .mil account since I am deployed. Anychance they can take a as an interum until i get back next year

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