GameZone's Mega Red Cross Fundraiser
This week I have the opportunity to do something far grander than the usual daily grind here at GameZone. After the devastation caused by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, myself and a close colleague began thinking of ways we could use our contacts and positions in the industry to aid the relief efforts going on overseas.
GameZone has, over the years, accumulated many games, merchandise, and random oddities that we usually give away on the site to our community members. But, we decided to pool them all together instead and create Mystery Swag Boxes that would then be offered up as fundraiser donations on eBay. The complete list of what will be randomly dispersed across the three auctions is below, and as you can see, you may end up with something totally boss like Splatterhouse speakers or a brand new APB game/frisbee, or you may end up being the talk of the town with I Love Horses and other AAA titles your friends will all envy.
More importantly though, you'll be getting something for your donation to a great cause, 100% of which will be given to the Red Cross.
To make things even better, Square Enix, Capcom, and THQ were excited to get involved and sweeten the pot on all three auctions:
Square Enix is donating three unreleased PSP games: The 3rd Birthday, Dissidia 012 [duodecim], and Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection. Capcom is donating a Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 bundle that includes the game, a shirt, and a limited edition Astro Gaming headset that retails for over $200.
And last but not least, THQ is donating Homefront and de Blob 2 for the platform of your choice, PLUS a real-life Parrot AR Drone that retails for over $300. That's kind of ridiculous, right? Hell, I will definitely be bidding on some of these myself. My new neighbors and co-workers are going to LOVE that AR Drone!
I'm grateful to be able to put this all together and do something for a great cause, it's just unfortunate that it had to be under these terrible circumstances. I know us gamers are usually living off Gamefly and Taco Bell, but even if we raise $20 an auction, that is something that will help someone somewhere, and that's a BIG deal.
Thanks for your time!
-William Haley and the GameZone crew
COMPLETE MYSTERY SWAG BOX LISTING
Misc. Items 2x Cabelas Dangerous Hunts 2011 pins 2x Cabelas North American Adventures pins 3x Epic Mickey pins 3x Jam City Rollergirls pins 1x Splosion man pin 1x The Maw pin 1x World of Warcraft action figures pin 1x World of Warcraft Horde necklace
Active Life Explorer Water Bottle 3x Grip-It (analog stick rubber grips)
2x Dungeons & Dragons Pax 2010 exclusive comic book 1x Kane and Lynch comic book 2x Zombie Pirates It Came from Sargassm Sea Comic book 3x Get to know Super Meat Boy comic book
Splatterhouse Portable speakers Liliana Vess Magic Cards Starter Deck Marvel Super Hero Card game Maple Story Watch 10x Tropico 3 Vote El Presidente stickers Zippo Combat Arms lighter Pink womens Astro Gaming shirt Medium Large WWE All Stars XL Mx Vs ATV Alive Large Cabelas Dangerous Hunts 2011 2x Medium Aion Assault on Balaurea XL Paradox Strategy Large Big Mutha Truckers wifebeater Large Combat Arms Sweatshirt Wii Games Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Ivy the Kiwi
360 Games 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Legendary
PS3 Games LittleBigPlanet GOTY
PC Games 3x 3D Hunting 2010 Eve Online Two Worlds Tropico 3 Doggie Daycare The 80s game with Martha Quinn Mata Hari Culpa Innata Bee Movie Game Stacked poker 3x Jekyll & Hyde 3x Painkiller Pandemonium Arcania Gothic IV I Love Horses 3 Pack APB All Points Bulletin Disciples III Renaissance Aircraft Powerpack Supreme Ruler 2020