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Team Fortress 2 community raises over $300,000 for Japan

By Jos
Mar 30, 2011
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  1. Last week Valve announced an initiative to raise money for Japan's earthquake relief efforts via three limited edition in-game hats available for purchase at Team Fortress 2's Mann Co Store. The Japan-themed items include the "Humanitarian's Hachimaki" for $7.99, the "Benefactor's Kanmuri" for $19.99 and the "Magnanimous Monarch" for a generous $99.99 -- all of which can be equipped by any class but not traded or used in crafting.

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  2. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

    Very cool. :)
     
  3. Fantastic

    Its great when you get a story like this through the plethora of "******* 1" sues "******* 2" stories that seem to be all too common our days.
     
  4. I guess the 300k is relatively more from a smaller TF2 community than the 3+ million by zynga.

    Both nice effort tho.
     
  5. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    Very nice!!
     
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Very cool ideas. Giving people virtual items which don't cost much to make is a great idea. While altruistic people will give anyway, this will probably snag additional donors. Plus its a great way to recognize someone's contribution, like a "I gave blood" sticker.

    There is a lot of old IP out there that isn't worth that much anymore that could be used for charity purposes. Donate so much money and you can get movies, games, etc. IMO the end result of donations is better than the motivations of the donors.
     
  7. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    How generous of the gamer community. Truly heart-warming :) .
     
  8. Good on you Team Fortress 2 players!
     
  9. I'm a Japanese reader of this site.

    I great appreciate their help regarding this matter X)
     
  10. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    That's more than North Korea donated - ($100,000?) hilarious.
     

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