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Capcom Join The Japan Relief Effort

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Charity, Earthquake, Japan, News

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Today Capcom announced four initiatives they've set in place to help the aid effort looking to provide relief to Japan in the wake of Friday's earthquake and tsunami:

  1. From today, for a period of one week, the iPhone/iPod touch version of Street Fighter IV will be discounted to ¥115 (59p or $0.99 for those outside of Japan) and all of the sales over this period will go towards relief efforts. It's a global initiative and will hold true for all markets. You can buy it here.
  2. 100 million yen is to be donated to help the relief effort
  3. Monster Hunter Frontier Online players affected by the earthquake and tsunami will not have to pay monthly usage fees
  4. To conserve energy in the face of shortages, Capcom will, if necessary, close or implement shortened hours at amusement centers and offices in areas that fall under the coverage of Tokyo Electric Power or Tohoku Electric Power. It will also be holding off on events.

We've detailed a few of the other charity initiatives already, but if you find one we've missed or overlooked, drop us a link at the usual address or in the comments below. [andriasang]

Thanks to Andrew for the heads-up.

Games Pledge Japan Earthquake Charity Support [UPDATE]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Charity, Earthquake, Games news, Japan, Sports Interactive, Square Enix, Tsunami, Zynga

Local Development Rocked By Tragic Disaster

save the children

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the millions of people affected by the tragic earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan last week - and pleasingly, several games companies have pledged financial support to help raise money to help the victims. Japanese games development has also been rocked by the disaster; resulting in the delay of many games and the shutdown of several servers to aid in the energy conservation effort. We have the details below.

UPDATE: Several more gaming giants (including Nintendo and Sony) have promised millions of dollars  to the cause, as well as over 300,000 emergency radios and supplies.

Click here to read more...

Battlefield 3 Gameplay Trailer; Frostbite 2.0 Tech Detailed

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
AMT, Battlefield 3, Destruction, DICE, EA, Earthquake, FPS games, Frostbyte 2.0, Games news, GDC 2011
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Battlefield 3

New Engine Will Raise The Bar

Battlefield 3 is definitely this year's headline act at GDC, and EA are keen to showcase the action and visuals that DICE have been crafting using the Frostbite 2.0 engine. The new gameplay trailer looks absolutely stunning (in fact, it appears to be FMV at first glance), and EA are confident that BF3 will "leapfrog" the FPS genre. Hit the jump for more details.

Click here for more info about Battlefield 3 and the new Frostbyte engine...