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Some people don’t appreciate the way video game developers have so wholeheartedly embraced paid DLC, and it’s not hard to understand why. After already plunking down the money to buy the game itself, it’s kind of annoying to be constantly asked for nickels and dimes for tiny tidbits of content that some feel should have been included from the get-go.

But even if you’re irked by video game companies’ attempts to use DLC income to line their coffers, you’ll probably applaud the latest move by Sega Games, which is pledging to donate all the revenue from a collection of in-game purchases to recovery efforts stemming from the recent earthquake in Nepal.

The 7.8-magnitude quake that struck on April 25 has left over five thousand in Nepal dead, and over twice as many injured. In response, Sega Games (which used to just be plain old Sega), released the following statement:

“We wish to offer our humble condolences for the lives lost in the earthquake that occurred in western Nepal on April 25, and express our heartfelt hope for the surviving victims’ recovery.”

“To be of use in the recovery of the people and areas affected by the disaster, Sega Games will be collecting relief funds through its game services. In addition, a separate sum of two million yen [US$16,800] will be donated, along with the other funds raised, with the donation to be administered by the Japan Red Cross in aiding victims.”

Four games will be involved in the humanitarian initiative: Phantasy Star Online 2, Puyo Puyo!! Quest, Chain Chronicle –New Continent of Bonds-, and Hortensia Saga –Company of Blue Knights-.

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From now until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, Sega Games will be donating all money spent by players purchasing the cosmo atomizer (three-pack) item in Phantasy Star Online 2. The donation periods for the remaining three titles are shorter, running from May 1 to 11:59 p.m. on May 3, with the specific items involved to be announced through in-game messages from the company.

Source: Hachima Kikou, Sega Games, Phantasy Star 2 official website
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