Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japan/Sega Relief Fund, Nagoshi In Another Awkward Situation

But first, Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


Well, the Japanese disaster is apparently past its climax (I hope) and that they can hopefully contain the damage.  There's freakin Red Cross ads all over the place, but I did donate money before it became a trend.  Hey, either that or fly over in a jet to Japan in order to haul rubble.  I have cash, but I really don't need it.  Everything I buy is stupid anyway.  So pray AND pay.

EDIT: Removed the section about the power plants, doesn't really matter.

I wonder if life in Japan is okay elsewhere.  I was playing some CoD: Black Ops earlier and on the world map, I saw some white cloud in south Japan and even a few dots in north Japan (way north).  So can you tell the state of a country just by how many people are playing online video games??  I guess so.

I know there are other countries that are ailing like New Zealand, Haiti, and Libya, but I really don't want to get into schematics of the news cause this isn't the blog for it.  You gotta try to help as many people as you can; that's all there is to it.


Ok, so about Sega.  Yu Suzuki and Yuji Naka are okay.  Haven't heard about many other people but if there were any big losses, we'd know about them already.  Stay safe, Sega HQ.  Move all your source code to an indestructible bunker.  Too bad you already lost the Daytona USA source code, oh you idiots.

Sega (and Sammy) are donating 200 million Yen to the relief effort.  This equals $2.44 million or 1.53 mil GBP.  Now where the hell does Sega get that kind of money???  Like I said, Sega is an enigma--they may be printing their own money for all I know.  Also, Sega Europe is donating a week's worth of money from iPhone app Football Manager Handheld 2011 which is good too.  I mean, I can't see any Japanese company donating nothing to help their country, but Sega is a pretty cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything.

Also on the donors list is Namco (100 mil Yen), Nintendo, and Sony (both 300 mil Yen, outclassing poor old Sega again).


And this is one more thing I noticed.  Now I haven't heard anything from Toshihiro Nagoshi since the disaster, but I know he's working on two games: Yakuza 5: Of The End and Binary Domain.  Now both display a dilapidated image of modern-day Tokyo.  You come up with your own impressions in the light of this disaster:

You've got to be kidding me.  EDIT: Enough with the apocalyptic crap already, make some HAPPY games and maybe you won't have to remind us of the awful news when we play your games for FUN.

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