Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Steelseries helps Japan

SteelSeries have announced that they will donate percentages of their next month's sales to help Japanese earthquake victims. We must know, that the earthquake in Japan killed over 8,800 people and the numbers are expected to rise significantly. The total recovery costs could reach $122 billion!! SteelSeries, whose design team collected inspiration from Japanese characters and culture, among other things, when naming their product line of gaming mice, have now decided to lend a hand to the victims affected by the recent catastrophes.

On the Steelseries website we can read:

"These influences were what made this SteelSeries product line the obvious category for this initiative. Throughout the next month, on every purchase of a mouse in the SteelSeries’ branded line of professional gaming mice, which include the 4 mice seen to the right, we will donate 25% of the proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aide in earthquake relief. We will also offer a 25% off discount of this product line in the SteelSeries Web Shop as an incentive to fuel our fundraising initiative. We hope our global community of gamers will help to drive this fundraising initiative or will aide in donations and support for victims by other means."

This gesture is to be applauded and should be replicated by other gaming companies.

Source: HLTV.org , steelseries.com

24 comments:

  1. Tthats awesome they are doing that. Im going to consider them on my next gaming part purchase.

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  2. Good on them!

    Supported.
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  3. I'm not into gaming (beyond Bethesda and GTA), but I wish them the best of luck with their campaign.

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  4. Yep, I think the gaming industry owes alot to Japan. so more companies should follow suit

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  5. " we will donate 25% of the proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aide in earthquake relief. We will also offer a 25% off discount "

    wow, this is inspiring

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  6. That is so awesome, I wish more people would do the same.

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  7. thats cool of them to do this

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  8. if i could i would sadly there´s no evend of this kind in here and most donations will never reach the people they're intended for.

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  9. Good to see help being put out to Japan from a variety of backgrounds and cultures

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  10. good karma there way.

    supported!

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  11. Very cool of them. Followed!

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  12. Japan is certainly going to need a lot of support...

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  13. HEll yeah! That is quite good to read :)!! Thank you for sharing, following!

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  14. Nice, gamers doing good for the world! Doing us proud.

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  15. THat's really nice of them, I'm sure they're still making a profit from the sales though.

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