As if making classics like Half Life 2 and Portal wasn't enough, now Valve has gone and stole our hearts, too. For the past two weeks, the games developer, publisher and creator of Steam has been raising capital for a charity drive aimed at supporting the Japanese relief fund, after the country suffered unprecedented damage when an earthquake and then a tsunami struck on the the 11th of March.
And boy did they deliver! Valve offered fans the chance to purchase in-game hats for Team Fortress 2 use, with the proceeds going directly to their Japan fund. And in just fourteen days, they've managed to amass $430,543.65 in funds, which will be of great relief to a number of services battling the harsh conditions and unforgiving realities of this tragic disaster.
Here at Dealspwn, we'd like to congratulate Valve and all their fans who helped raise this money for the men, women and children of Japan, with the funds hopefully aiding efforts to recover lost or missing friends and family, or reconstruct damaged homes and businesses. Bravo, Valve; bravo. [Valve]