Humble Bundle, Razer, and more join the fight against coronavirus
There are many ways to help.
The coronavirus pandemic has spread across the globe and has already claimed countless lives. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are estimating that 100,000 may perish due to the illness. In these trying times, charities that help people, as well as medical facilities, need a lot of help. The gaming industry is also doing its part to raise funds for coronavirus relief.
EA launched a "Stay & Play" initiative a few days ago, and today it's extending it to the Apex Legends Global Series. The event is shifting to online tournaments and giving players the opportunity to earn cash per event. Just register here and see if you can win some cash by emerging victorious in Apex Legends. The company has also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to coronavirus relief.
Humble Bundle has launched a special "Conquer COVID-19 Bundle" that includes a number of games and more. It's one of the company's strongest packages and you're sure to find a game or two you like among the endless list. Just search for "COVID" here and you can purchase it. Some of my favorites in the bundle include Darksiders II and Sniper Elite III.
This special one-week bundle features $1,071 worth of games and ebooks for just $30. All proceeds from your bundle purchase go to support organizations responding to coronavirus. For example, delivering protective gear to safeguard healthcare workers and providing medical care to infected patients.
pic.twitter.com/OThPMiGPIPpic.twitter.com/OThPMiGPIP— Steve Downes (@SteveDownes117) March 31, 2020March 31, 2020
Steve Downes, the voice of Master Chief, will his famous voice for a charity that plans on buying medical supplies for those in need, no matter where they are.
Razer has pledged $50 million to support its business partners that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The funds will stem from Razer's three main financial support arms — Razer Gold, Razer Fintech, and zVentures, in the form of financial contributions, cashflow support, and investments to the companies.
Rockstar Games and COVID-19 Relief pic.twitter.com/9j6NrtcrFNRockstar Games and COVID-19 Relief pic.twitter.com/9j6NrtcrFN— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) April 1, 2020April 1, 2020
Rockstar Games is giving some of the revenue it generates through Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online to fight coronavirus.
Other companies like CD Projekt RED and Ubisoft are also giving free games or have donated millions of dollars to fight coronavirus. Hopefully, we'll all come out of this stronger and more prepared for future problems that may arise.
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