I’m sure you’ve heard the news reports and seen the headlines about the natural emergency that took place on the other side of the world: It was one week ago that a massive, 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked northern Japan. The destruction (in the order of billions of dollars) is only overshadowed by the thousands of lives lost by the raging quake and ensuing tsunami.
If you’re moved to do it, and can spare a few coins, the best way to help is to make a donation to the Red Cross. And maybe the second best way is to download an iOS game:Â CAPCOM and SEGA have discounted a few of their most popular titles and plan to donate all proceeds from these games to earthquake relief efforts in Japan.
Even if you’re not a humanitarian, consider that CAPCOM’s wildly popular Street Fighter IV can be had now for only $0.99 (until March 22). And SEGA has also lowered the prices of Sonic The Hedgehog (to $1.99), Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (to $2.99), Sonic Spinball (to $0.99) and Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (to $3.99) until March 20.
Not a bad way to have fun, save a little money and help people in need. If you’re interested, hit the iTunes links above.
Know of any other iOS developers or accessory makers engaging in other charitable acts of kindness? Let us know in the comments.