Japan Aid

Direct2Drive outlines plans to help aid disaster relief in Japan: "Beginning March 16th thru March 21st, we, along with several valued partners, will donate $1 for every game sold to support emergency relief efforts in Japan." Also, the Global Agenda Website offers special pricing to purchase Hi-Rez Studios' subscription-free MMO shooter, saying: "In response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, Hi-Rez Studios has pledged to donate 100% of this weekend’s website game sales to Red Cross’ Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief effort:" Here's what's going on in this area from Macgamestore.com: "Macgamestore.com announces the "Mac Games For Japan Relief Bundle.” This very special time-limited bundle of 15 games is aimed at helping the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Proceeds from the sale of the bundle will be donated to the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami disaster relief fund through the American Red Cross."
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Mar 19, 2011, 21:25
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[url=]http://bit.ly/gDxpU4[/url]

Well this Wiki page says one Japanese business person gave a million out of his own pocket, in addition to what the Japanese government spent toward Katrina aid.

Not that this matters. Is charity giving really tit for tat now? Because if you think it is you're doing it wrong.
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Mar 19, 2011, 20:37
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Mar 19, 2011, 20:37
 
Zavy wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 15:25:
It's not like Japan is a third world country.. they can take care of themselves just like we did with katrina.. afaik all if not most of katrina donations were from fellow americans.

Well, there are some differences. For one, there had been the tsunami in SE Asia and Katrina was on far smaller scale compared to that 2004 tsunami and also compared to Japan's misery now. And yet the US received some significant support, with further offers being refused (same the case for Japan right now).
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Mar 19, 2011, 17:58
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Zavy wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 15:25:
It's not like Japan is a third world country.. they can take care of themselves just like we did with katrina.. afaik all if not most of katrina donations were from fellow americans.

"According to the European Commission, one week after the disaster, on September 4, 2005, the United States officially asked the European Union for emergency help, asking for blankets, emergency medical kits, water and 500,000 food rations for victims. Help proposed by EU member states was coordinated through their crisis center. The British presidency of the EU functioned as contact with the USA."

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

Let's also not forget the scale of devastation compared to Katrina, which is far larger. Point is, everyone needs help in situations like this.

Either way, tasteless move by this company.
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Mar 19, 2011, 15:25
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Re: Japan Aid Mar 19, 2011, 15:25
Mar 19, 2011, 15:25
 
It's not like Japan is a third world country.. they can take care of themselves just like we did with katrina.. afaik all if not most of katrina donations were from fellow americans.
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Mar 19, 2011, 13:55
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Mar 19, 2011, 13:55
 
Send 10 bucks to me and I will send 1 to Japan! :)Actually, I donate to the charity at hand.
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Mar 19, 2011, 13:28
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LightAssassin wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 10:35:
Also, instead of shitty sales etc... how about just donate... Always amazes me that this happens. This isn't a good time for a PR stunt...

Although, in all fairness, the Global Agenda sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross, is a pretty good one. I was considering picking the game up once it hit $10, and I was planning on donating $10 to the Red Cross, so I killed two birds with one stone.
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Mar 19, 2011, 12:49
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LightAssassin wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 10:35:
Also, instead of shitty sales etc... how about just donate... Always amazes me that this happens. This isn't a good time for a PR stunt...

yeah its done in bad taste. similar to what microsoft did with their bing search engine to take advantage of the disaster.
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Mar 19, 2011, 10:35
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Also, instead of shitty sales etc... how about just donate... Always amazes me that this happens. This isn't a good time for a PR stunt...
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Mar 19, 2011, 10:33
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Re: Japan Aid Mar 19, 2011, 10:33
Mar 19, 2011, 10:33
 
History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man.
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Mar 19, 2011, 07:51
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Cornholio wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 22:57:
It's not just tokyo... it's all of Japan.

Water shortages, food shortages, energy shortages, and shelter

Local stores are being bought out and such and shit is going up north.

They were talking about doing scheduled blackouts(canceled), and it still might come around.

They are rationing gas at 1000 yen. 1L = 165+-yen

Everything is getting sent up north.




Cutter was quoting the lyrics from a classic 80's track by..Japan, naturally.
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Mar 18, 2011, 22:57
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Re: Japan Aid Mar 18, 2011, 22:57
Mar 18, 2011, 22:57
 
It's not just tokyo... it's all of Japan.

Water shortages, food shortages, energy shortages, and shelter

Local stores are being bought out and such and shit is going up north.

They were talking about doing scheduled blackouts(canceled), and it still might come around.

They are rationing gas at 1000 yen. 1L = 165+-yen

Everything is getting sent up north.



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Mar 18, 2011, 21:41
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Mar 18, 2011, 21:41
 
15 Mac games in a bundle?!??

Isn't that, like, all of them?
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Mar 18, 2011, 21:30
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Mar 18, 2011, 21:30
 
Oh oh oh life can be cruel, life in Tokyo.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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