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On January 28th, 2016, we were proud to announce both Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus, and Dean Hall, Creator of DayZ, joined our advisory board at Stack-Up.

“We are excited to welcome both Palmer and Dean to the team,” stated charity founder Stephen Machuga. “They represent some of the biggest supporters of the gaming industry, and with their help, we’re looking forward to improving the lives of even more veterans.”


Palmer is the founder of Oculus and designer of its flagship VR headset, the Rift. Palmer is also known for having the world’s largest collection of VR headsets and founding the ModRetro Forums.

“Taking care of the people who fought and fight to keep us safe and free is incredibly important, and games, gamers, and the gaming community play an important part in that care,” said Palmer Luckey. “I’m proud to continue supporting this mission and our troops through Stack-Up.”

Adventurer, video game developer, and flag-waving New Zealander, Dean Hall created the wildly successful mod DayZ and turned it into one of the best-selling PC games of 2014. A former NZ officer of both the Army and Air Force, he is also an accomplished mountaineer having summited Mount Everest in 2013. As a veteran himself, Dean is proud to support Stack-Up’s mission to support military all over the world through a shared passion for video games.


“As a veteran myself, it’s fantastic to see organizations like Stack-Up supporting the next generation of veterans through a common love of video games. Gaming offers a unique opportunity to relieve the stresses, tensions, and social challenges of being separated from your friends and family while on deployment. Stephen’s work has been making a very real difference in the lives of many veterans all around the world and I’m really excited to be able to support that.” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting US, NATO and ANZAC veterans with video gaming through sending supply crates full of video games to combat zones or military hospitals, sponsoring deserving veterans to attend VIP gaming events or studio tours, or working through groups of volunteers stationed worldwide to help veterans at a local level. For more information, write to

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