SimCity Red Cross DLC raising money for charity

Right, so you're unhappy when EA releases ads as free DLC for SimCity, or paid DLC, or DLC free with toothpaste, but what about DLC which helps charity? What's that? You won't pay $9.99 for some pointless Red Cross odds and ends? Oh, what a monster you are!

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Right, so you're unhappy when EA releases ads as free DLC for SimCity, or paid DLC, or DLC free with toothpaste, but what about DLC which helps charity? What's that? You won't pay $9.99 for some pointless Red Cross odds and ends? Oh, what a monster you are! EA today launched the Red Cross Disaster Relief DLC, which adds a new Red Cross Relief Center building to send Red Cross tents and vehicles out around your city when disaster strikes. Once EA covers the costs of making this, 80% of its proceeds (minus taxes) will go to the Red Cross. It'll cough up a minimum of $100,000, though. The DLC's sold through Origin, if you're swayed by this sort of things.

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    September 17, 2013 11:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, SimCity Red Cross DLC raising money for charity.

    Right, so you're unhappy when EA releases ads as free DLC for SimCity, or paid DLC, or DLC free with toothpaste, but what about DLC which helps charity? What's that? You won't pay $9.99 for some pointless Red Cross odds and ends? Oh, what a monster you are!

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      September 17, 2013 11:02 AM

      I would rather just donate the $10 directly to the Red Cross than play this piece of shit game again.

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        September 17, 2013 12:43 PM

        Same, or even give it to a Humble Bundle that supports the Red Cross.

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      September 17, 2013 11:13 AM

      The Red Cross is hilarious when it comes to games - http://kotaku.com/5863817/war-crimes-in-video-games-draw-red-cross-scrutiny

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        September 17, 2013 11:36 AM

        It's no laughing matter! You know how much money the red cross spends to help the virtual victims of the latest CoD game? No? I didn't think so...

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          September 17, 2013 1:15 PM

          I actually know exactly how much they spend on that.

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        September 17, 2013 3:57 PM

        I wish the Red Cross would leave video games alone. The reason why the health packs in Sin Episodes: Emergence said "Freeport Trauma Recovery Center" was (IIRC) because the Red Cross was cease-and-desisting any game developer who was using a red cross (or any color cross) on their health packs. Most games moved to the six-spoke cross and/or Cerberus staff. Quake 4 was another title that went through this, as did the XBLA versions of Doom and Doom 2, IIRC.

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          September 18, 2013 11:04 PM

          God, the Red Cross is just AWFUL when it comes to "protecting their brand." Basically any 80s or 90s console title had a really high chance of being interfered with by the Red Cross if there were any crosses in the game at all, particularly US localized versions. Earthbound had to have major asset reworkings done because all the hospitals had (shocker) red crosses on them to denote they were hospitals.

          Red Cross is as bad as Komen when it comes to aggressively suing people for ridiculous reasons. The only reason they haven't gotten the Komen treatment is because their organization actually does something.

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      September 17, 2013 11:51 AM

      Dear EA.

      We sincerely do not give any fucks. Take your shitty Sim City abomination and shove it up your ass with a lit napalm chaser.

      Lovingly yours,

      The Shack

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        September 17, 2013 11:57 AM

        *clap hands endlessly*

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      September 17, 2013 1:11 PM

      The problem with all this stuff is that even if you wanted to buy it, there's no room for it in your city. Given the frequency of disasters, I certainly wouldn't build a Red Cross center when I could just build another police station or hospital that's more useful.

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