The games industry continues to press forward with relief efforts for Japan after its earthquake and tsunami. A week ago we outlined a variety of ways to help Japan, but companies and individuals keep finding new charitable donations. Now seems like an apt time to revisit some of the successes of last week, and detail the new goings-on and ways that you can contribute to Japan's disaster relief.
Most of these listings are from the Play for Japan movement, which will list new auctions and fundraising efforts as they become available.
PopCap announced that its iPhone sale raised $200,000 for disaster relief. The autographed Nintendo DS auction closed at $4,050. MAGfest caught 200 viewers during its live concert. More results are bound to come in as the companies from last week close their auctions and funding drives.
- Shacknews is auctioning a chance to attend a live recording of Weekend Confirmed.
- Valve is offering exclusive Team Fortress 2 hats in three price ranges: the "Humanitarian's Hachimaki" for $7.99, the "Benefactor's Kanmuri" for $19.99, and the "Magnanimous Monarch" for $99.99. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.
- Ubisoft community developer Kimi Matsuzaki is auctioning an Xbox 360 "Zero Hour" hoodie and an autographed Gears of War Limited Edition. Proceeds will go to Global Giving.
- Crystal Dynamics is auctioning an autographed Art of Tomb Raider book, with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
- Alex Fraioli is auctioning an autographed Metal Gear Solid: Integral to benefit Global Giving
- Chris Charla is auctioning a Comic Jumper Xbox 360 with 150+ games pre-installed to benefit the American Red Cross
- Blizzard is auctioning an autographed WETA Orc statue to benefit the American Red Cross
- Microsoft’s Eric Neustadter is auctioning an 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect and games
- Anthony Parisi is auctioning an autographed Saturn Virtua Fighter 2
- Darren Gladstone is auctioning an autographed Duke Nukem 3D
- Steven Kent is auctioning an autographed SNES Mario Kart cartridge
- Double Fine is auctioning an autographed Eddie Riggs statue
- 1UP is offering various eBay items for auction, to benefit the American Red Cross, including:
- Sega is offering several rare items for auction with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross, including:
- Valkyria Chronicles posterboard
- autographed Phantasy Star Universe artwork
- autographed copy of Valkyria Chronicles
- autographed Outrun art
- Limited Edition Yakuza track jacket
- Sonic the Hedgehog 15th Anniversary statue
- Dreamcast console backpack
- Dreamcast "Still Thinking" hoodie
- Yakuza 4 imported model car kit
- Sonic Colors demo kiosk art
- Yakuza 4 licensed t-shirt
- Sonic the Hedgehog lanyard
- Yakuza 4 US promo t-shirt
- House of the Dead Overkill promo meat
- Veteran journalist Andrew Vestal is offering rare auctions to benefit Global Giving, including:
- Sterling McGarvey is auctioning a variety of items to benefit the International Medical Corps and Save the Children, including:
- GameInformer is auctioning five identical magazine memorabilia bundles to benefit the American Red Cross, each of which includes:
- limited edition BioShock Infinite poster (x2)
- limited edition "30 Characters Who Defined a Decade" poster
- 24 month subscription
- issue 217 signed by staff
- complete run of issue #200 variants
- copy of the first issue
- complementary lunch if living or planning to visit the Minneapolis area
- Christian Nutt is offering several auctions with proceeds going to Global Giving, including:
- Infinity Ward is offering several auctions with proceeds going to the American Red Cross, including:
[Image available as a poster from Signal Noise]
Comment on Charitable auctions add to Japan relief, by Steve Watts.
Summary: A wrap-up of various currently-running auctions and fundraisers to benefit the people of Japan impacted by the earthquake and resulting tsunami.
Now if only I had money to bid on anything.
I also think they'd make more money on stuff like the Dreamcast bag/hoodie if they manufactured several. I know I'd buy them for sure.
Are these all americans?
As a Japanese living Fukushima, I'd like to thank the people abroad for all the helping hands.
I won't forget your kindness.
I hope to be able to repay you someday.
This is great! The country needs all the help it can get!