The lights are on
[Update] Capcom has confirmed that the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC slated to release today will not be delayed outside of Japan.
[Original Story] Following Square Enix's announcement that Final Fantasy XIV/XI severs have temporarily shut down to conserve power, and Konami following suit with Metal Gear Online, more consequences of Friday’s disaster are coming to light. As we’ve stressed previously, the ramifications on our entertainment industry are secondary to much larger and important battles Japan is currently facing.
In slightly more uplifting news, many game developers are stepping up and making sizable donations to aid outlets. Tecmo Koei has donated 10 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross, and Sega Sammy stepped up with 200 million yen. Nintendo added 300 million yen to the pot, Namco Bandai 100 million yen, and Sony 300 million yen.
If you’d like to make a donation of your own, a simple way for more tech-savvy readers is to text REDCROSS to 90999. This will tack a $10 donation onto your next phone bill.
I just hope everyone in Japan is alright. I too donated, but I wish I could do more.
This is just the beginning, sadly. Best wishes for everyone in Japan. Glad to see the companies stand up and donate.
Wow...and to think this is what's happening through all the industries in Japan...
It's really good to hear of all the companies donating to the Red Cross, I heard about a lot of development studios opening their doors to people who needed shelter in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. It's just good to know there are people out there who care about others in times of need. Seriously, warms my heart.
It must be hell over on the Japanese coast right now. Donate and at least keep Japan in your thoughts and prayers.
I honestly haven't really thought about the delays, just the people's safety.
My heart goes out to those effected by this horrifying act of nature, and I hope Japan recovers quickly.
And this is why I despise natural disasters.
It's always good to be reminded that there is a heart in the gaming community because you so rarely hear about it. From the reports of the gaming businesses opening their doors to anyone to help get them off the street during the disaster, to now with all the donations and help their providing. Cancellations and delays take a side track and i don't know of anyone who's going to be complaining about this list of delays and cancelations or down servers.
Good speed Japan, the thoughts and well wishes of the world are with you.
Disaster Report 4 would have been an extremely tasteless release, but it is a shame to have the efforts of those who worked on it go to waste.
And the news of the game companies donating to Japan is great. It's good to see that they really care.
Pretty much anything in Japan or coming from Japan has been or will be delayed for a few weeks at least.
Hopefully they get back up on their feet quick. Too many cool things come from Japan.