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Nintendo gives quake victims the gift of games

Nintendo gives quake victims the gift of games
Nintendo of Japan has been quite generous to victims of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred this March to the tune of $3.6 million. Nintendo has been mum on the subject of other such donations, detailing that they did not feel that they should show their actions off to the world, and have a policy of not involving the media. A member of the Japanese Hachimaki Blog has posted what some of those donations were.
 

Nintendo has donated a number of DSi units with the DS Terebi attachment included with the system. The DS Terebi is a TV tuner cabable of receiving 1seg television broadcasts, enabling the quake victims quick access to local news broadcasts.

It’s great to see big companies like Nintendo still giving the the victims in their home country. Hopefully they feel generous enough to give a little to foreign countries as well.

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen enjoys long walks on the beach.....the beaches of Normandy because he's a gamer! All kidding aside, there isn't much to me. I like to play and write about video games, I hope to get a job doing so when I grow up.....anyone hiring?

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Posted by Eugene Allen 26.07.2011 in All
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Japanese earthquake causes Pokemon delay

Japanese earthquake causes Pokemon delay

Having fun with Pokemon Black/White? I know that I sure am. So many new Pokemon to catch, 8 new badges to collect, even an exclusive city to explore. I think I will hold off on completing my final gym battle, however, because Nintendo today has announced that the Pokemon Global Link scheduled for launch March 30 has been put on hold due to last weeks earthquake in Japan.

Citing the need to conserve energy resources, a new date for the launch is unknown at this time. I’m sure most Pokemon fans can sympathize, and are doing what they can to help with the relief efforts.

When the service finally launches, I cannot wait to take my team of six and battle with the best Pokemanics the world has to offer! Don’t forget to add your friend code to our friend code list and get playing with your fellow Infendo readers and editors.

Has the delay affected your Pokemoning? Have you even noticed the services absence?

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen enjoys long walks on the beach.....the beaches of Normandy because he's a gamer! All kidding aside, there isn't much to me. I like to play and write about video games, I hope to get a job doing so when I grow up.....anyone hiring?

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Posted by Eugene Allen 22.03.2011 in All
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Nintendo supports Japan with coins

Nintendo supports Japan with coins
By now, most of the world is aware of the horrific chain of events that occurred in Japan less than a week ago. We are still unsure of the exact amount of damage that the earthquake has caused, but that hasn’t stopped people all over the world from doing what they could to help out. Now the house that Mario built is giving back as well

Nintendo has said that the company will donate 300 million yen (about $3.6 million USD) to the earthquake relief efforts. Nintendo was not alone among Japanese video game publishers as Namco Bandai, Tecmo Koei, Sega and Sony have all announced they would be giving cash donations.

It is great to see some major names in the industry giving back. Remember, it isn’t to late for you to do your part as well!

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen

Eugene Allen enjoys long walks on the beach.....the beaches of Normandy because he's a gamer! All kidding aside, there isn't much to me. I like to play and write about video games, I hope to get a job doing so when I grow up.....anyone hiring?

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Posted by Eugene Allen 15.03.2011 in All
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Nintendo fans give back: Donate to Japan earthquake relief!

Nintendo fans give back: Donate to Japan earthquake relief!

Many of you have heard about the earthquake and tsunami crisis in Japan. On March 11, 2011, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan, causing devastating structural damage, tsunami waves up to 33 feet high, widespread injury and loss of life, aftershocks, and concerns about possible nuclear fallout. Naoto Kan, the Japanese Prime Minister, described the earthquake and its effects as “the toughest and the most difficult crisis for Japan” since the end of World War II.

Thankfully, the world is reaching out to help in the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. By request, we’ve provided a few methods below that you can use to provide help to Japan in their time of need. And here are some quick tips for navigating the best ways to ensure your donation reaches those who need it.

Please consider making a donation through one of these reputable charities. Thanks!

Chelsea

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Posted by Chelsea 13.03.2011 in All
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