A few days ago we posted a story regarding a unique sort of relief drive for victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The response from all over the world has been overwhelming, with people setting aside their differences in order to help their fellow man in a time of immense crisis and turmoil. It truly goes to show that people can still do some real good in this world. Even a demographic and an industry as disparate as video gaming can be a positive force for change and aid. As we have previously detailed, major game developers such as Electronic Arts pledged to match all employee donations to the relief effort for the citizens of Japan. As well, the developers of popular application games have gone to similar lengths to raise funds.
It seems that now, gamers are taking things a step beyond conventional methods of donation. Any readers in the Denver area can get in on a one-of-a-kind charity event for the citizens of Japan on March 24th. Gaming blog Kotaku will be renting out the Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver and, for a ten dollar charge, hosting a night of video games (feauting “Rock Band,” “DJ Hero,” and others) as well as presenting a silent auction with great prizes. Again, if any readers in the Denver area can make it, it is a small cover charge for what promises to be great fun for an even greater cause. For more information, visit Kotaku.