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Activision has just announced that proceeds from the sale of ALL Modern Warfare 3 avatars on Xbox LIVE Marketplace between December 2 and December 16 will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit, public benefit corporation that helps Armed Forces veterans transition back to civilian life, find work and establish careers.

More than 30 are already available in the Avatar Marketplace. In honor of the franchise’s continuing partnership with the Endowment, two additional avatars American Special Forces and Special Ops Juggernaut are now available on the Marketplace.

-SOURCE: ATVI Press Release

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  • JustinSaneV2

    Good one Activision… My Hardened Edition sleeve says “EXCLUSIVE SpecOps Juggernaut” avatar.

  • This is raising money for veterans, which is great – but do military shooters like CoD: MW3 disrespect war veterans? Or do they help us to understand them?

    With military shooters proving to be immensely popular for a decade now, it got me thinking – is it right to be playing games based on or inspired by similar, real wars in which real people died? It’s amazing fun, but is it respectful?

    But then lots of people watch films and TV about war, are those any worse than games? I think that to some extent, games help you to understand the nature of war by bringing you into the soldier’s boots, rather than just watching.

    I have written more about it at http://generaloverflow.com/war-games . I would be interested to see what CoD players feel about this topic.