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Polyphony Digital shipping a third of its employees out of Tokyo

Gran Turismo 5 developer Polyphony Digital is transferring 50 of it's 150 employees to a new location in Fukuoka, over 500 miles away from their main HQ in Tokyo. According to EDGE, the partial relocation has been prompted by mounting concerns over another devastating earthquake in the Tokyo...

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Beat Ne-Yo at Child of Eden to help Japan

Hey, there's a headline we didn't expect to write today. Ubisoft's new Child of Eden promotion, "Project Hope," challenges players to exceed musician Ne-yo's high score in the "Evolution" level to boost Ubisoft's donation to Japanese earthquake relief. $100,000 is already pledged; for every...

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Game music superstars contribute new music to 'Play for Japan' album

The name of the "Play for Japan" charity initiative typically refers to playing games, but a group of well-known video game composers, led by Silent Hill's Akira Yamaoka, has decided to play some music to raise money for earthquake relief. The album features new songs by composers such as Bear...

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While supplies last: BlazBlue shirts for Japan relief

Aksys Games put stuff on sale last month and donated all the proceeds to earthquake relief for Japan. Now it's offering an even more generous charity initiative: it's selling a limited-edition shirt featuring cute BlazBlue characters and the word "hope," for $20. Not only do all the proceeds from...

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Nintendo profits fall 66% in fiscal year, 3DS sells 3.61 million

Nintendo's net income dropped to ¥77.6 billion ($946 million) for its fiscal year ending in March, marking the company's third year of profit declines. The figure is also well below the ¥200 billion ($2.13 billion) Nintendo estimated it would make at the conclusion of its previous fiscal...

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EA's various studios raise over a million dollars in charity for Japan

EA says that thanks to a variety of promotions and initiatives from quite a few of its studios, the company has raised over a million dollars for helping those affected by the recent natural disasters in Japan. There were quite a few different efforts going, from selling FIFA 11 DLC to auctioning...

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Cave's Nin2-Jump and Bug Panic discounted April 9, proceeds go to Red Cross

If you've ever wanted to check out Mushihimesama Bug Panic on iPhone, wait until Saturday to do so (or download the Lite version). The top-down, bomb-tossing action-adventure game is discounted to $0.99 from April 9 through April 17, with all sales going to the Red Cross. It's doing the same...

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Sony Japan denies any earthquake-related NGP delays

Sony's Japanese arm has told the Wall Street Journal that earlier reports suggesting Japan's recent earthquake would delay the release of the NGP in some territories -- including comments made by SCEA president Jack Tretton -- were outright "wrong." Company rep Satoshi Fukuoka said it expects...

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PSN, League of Legends charity initiatives bring in big sums

PSN users and League of Legends players have demonstrated the power of really easy participation in charity initiatives. From March 19 through March 31, the PSN charity drive, which allowed users to donate to the Red Cross directly from their PSN wallets (and get a special theme as thanks) raised...

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TGS hosting charity auctions and other fundraisers this year

The earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan won't stop the cosplay, commerce, and inevitable, infinite Monster Hunter lines that represent the Tokyo Game Show. Organizer CESA announced today that the 2011 edition of the Japanese trade show will be held on schedule, from September 15-18. The...

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