Gaming Industry Rallies Around Japan Relief Efforts, Puts Together Multiple Charities

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jemiila

Microsoft's held back Xbox Live-related products as well as announcing a delay to the Japanese release of Dragon Age: Origins expansion Awakening. It's also cancelled a national tour for Kinect. Sony will keep PlayStation Network open in Japan, but insists that connectivity to the service will be difficult to access in some cases. The report also says that some content updates will most likely be delayed. Thanks
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ginessabutler

Nice post thanks for share it keep it up

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naxself

If you're going to help out, help out without restrictions (i.e., don't say it HAS to be spent in Japan). Japan is a rich country with a competent government and an excellent insurance indutry and may not need all the money that is donated. Ensure that your donations can help out other areas (i.e., the Red Cross will use the money for Japan, and then any left over will help out other disasters in the Pacific Rim).

Hopefully Japan recovers soon. :-)

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Morete

Dear Nexon Community,

All of us at Nexon would like to express our deepest sympathy to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week. As a global company, many friends, family members, and fans of Nexon have undoubtedly been affected by these tragic events. It seems that every day, the scale of the disaster is growing, and we’re very concerned about the health and well-being of those that have gone days without food, water, and other basic supplies. To do our part in the global relief effort, Nexon will donate 100 million Yen (approximately $1.2 million) to aid relief agencies that are helping those affected by these devastating events.

We would also encourage you to help those in need in Japan by donating directly to the following aid agencies:

The Red Cross
International Medical Corps
The Salvation Army
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres

You can also help from within your Nexon gameplay experience. In addition to Nexon’s donation, from March 14 through March 20, Nexon America will be donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of many of our in-game items to the Red Cross for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami disaster relief efforts.

For more details on the items that will help support these relief efforts in Japan, go to:

MapleStory
Combat Arms
Mabinogi
Dungeon Fighter Online
Vindictus
PopTag!

These donations merely scratch the surface of what is needed to support the overall relief and rebuilding efforts. However, we hope that in some small way, our efforts combined with the rest of the world will help ease the suffering of those affected by these tragic events and remind the people of Japan that people all over the world are thinking of them.

We thank you for your support and for joining us to help those in desperate need.

Daniel Kim
CEO, Nexon America, Inc

 

 

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JoBlo

Hate to be a stickler here, but it was a 8.9 magnitude quake, not a 9.

If you take the time to read the "definition" part of this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_magnitude_scale

you can see that there is a significant difference between 8.9 (the actual rating of the recent quake in Japan) and 9.

 

Not trying to deflate the situation in Japan, simply displaying that the details are important here.

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Blaze589

I am following this story closely on CNN Live (translated news from Japan). It seems that it was upgraded to a 9 by Japanese scientists. It's a common mistake as I don't even think CNN says it's a magnitude 9.

http://www.livescience.com/13232-japan-earthquake-upgrade-magnitude-9.html

As for the relief effort by the gaming industry; good for them. Japan is in such bad shape and it's wonderful that everyone is rushing to help out. There literally isn't a moment that I haven't glued my eyes on the news for a glimmer of respite, alas it only gets worse. God be with them.

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JoBlo

You are right Blaze, it seems that they have upgraded the quake to a 9.

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