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  • Blog Post: Check Out Battlefield 3's Upcoming Epicenter Multiplayer Map

    Epicenter is one of the new maps included in the upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC pack, Aftermath. If you couldn't tell by the screenshot above and the name of the DLC pack – there was an earthquake. The video just offers a fly-through of new map, but you can all kinds of commentary on the map from... More
  • Blog Post: Earthquake Cost Japanese Game Industry $88M In Sales

    Obviously, it's a very insignificant part of the devastating events that happened in the wake of the Japanese earthquake and tsumani, but the tragedy has had negative effects on the already ailing game industry in that country as well. Hirokazu Hamamura, CEO of Japanese publishing company Enterbrain... More
  • Blog Post: The Gamers Heart Japan Special

    The industry-wide special has arrived. Comprised of stories from game developers and journalists, Gamers Heart Japan speaks to the dedication and talent native to Japanese game development. Enjoy the hour long feature below, and donate if you can! More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Industry Celebrates Japanese Game Design In “Gamers Heart Japan”

    [Update] As a quick reminder, be sure to visit gameinformer.com at 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 3 to catch the Gamers Heart Japan special! Hope you enjoy! [Original Story] Publishers, developers, and professionals are stepping up in a variety of ways to aid Japan, this time for a broadcast titled “... More
  • Blog Post: SOE Trades Cherry Blossoms For Red Cross Support

    The Sony Corporation donated $3.6 million to the Japan relief effort in the days after the disaster, but is offering an additional opportunity for consumers to lend a hand. Sony Online Entertainment launched a new initiative yesterday that will aid with recovery and reconstruction. Players can purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Play For Japan Auctions Include Original GI/Arkham Art

    The overwhelming influx of rare items donated for Play for Japan continues. The industry effort is off to a great start, as this first week alone we raised over $10,500 for various charitable causes aiding Japan’s recovery. A large part of that number is thanks to your help in promoting the Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Bundles Garner $2,535 For The Red Cross

    [Update #2] The auctions have closed! All five bundles combined brought in an impressive $2,535 for the Red Cross. Better yet, it appears at least two of the winners live in Minnesota, and will be treated to lunch and a tour of the office. As with the Nintendo DS auction, I'll provide proof of the... More
  • Blog Post: Charity Auction: Autographed Final Fantasy, Metal Gear & Legend of Zelda Display

    Despite the steady bombardment of news relating to charity , auctions , and general ways to aid Japan this week, we’ve got one more epic contribution to share. Sadly, this particular gem was already in the hands of a third party prior to the debut of Play for Japan , and as such wasn’t included... More
  • Blog Post: Game Industry Professionals Unveil Play For Japan

    A collection of game industry professionals announced today the launch of Play for Japan , an online charity outlet designed to raise awareness and funds for the recent disaster overseas. The worldwide campaign will support the work of the American Red Cross, Global Giving, International Medical Corps... More
  • Blog Post: Video: Official Nintendo DS Auction Update

    In case you missed it, the autographed Nintendo DS I listed on eBay sold for a massive $4,050. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid efforts in Japan. I wanted to take a second and thank everyone for helping promote the auction, and to share a bit of information about the buyer... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Auction To Aid Japan: Nintendo DS Signed By Industry Luminaries

    [Update #2] The autographed Nintendo DS sold for a whopping $4,050! I've contacted the seller to see if I can share a little information about them, and will update with more details tonight or tomorrow. Thank you for everyone who helped spread the word. I consider this a massive success! [UPDATE... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Group Supports Japan Relief Efforts With 100M Yen

    Today Square Enix Group announced that the organization will donate 100 million Yen (about 1.2 million US dollars) to help relief and recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Japan earthquakes and tsunami. The group will also collect donations from their employees worldwide for the disaster relief... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese Gaming Stocks Plummet In Quake Aftermath

    News just keeps getting worse for Japan. While scrambling to deal with the fallout effects of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor scare, the Japanese stock market lost an estimated $287 billion in investments. Japanese gaming publishers were unable to escape the freefall in the biggest day of... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Japanese Game Delays, Cancellations Continue

    [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... More
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