Gamers Heart Japan Gives Mad Love to Japan, Promotes Relief Efforts

March 24, 2011 -

The global video game community comes together in early April to show its love for Japan and to raise awareness for relief efforts via a special project called "Gamers Heart Japan." Gamers Heart Japan is a 60-minute special which will premiere on April 3 and will offer interviews with veteran game industry journalists from all over the world as well as some of the top video game developers on the planet. Game journalists and game makers participating will share their thoughts on the incredible work and talented creators from the Japanese videogame development scene and show how much love they have for the country that brought us some of the most iconic game characters and systems in history.

In Gamers Heart Japan interviewees will talk about the past, present and future of Japan and remind viewers that the country needs every game around the world to donate whatever they can to help the country as it struggles with the worst natural disaster in the history if the world. Donations for The Red Cross in your area can be made through the GamersHeartJapan.com website.

Gamers Heart Japan will feature interviews and support from over 30 outlets and publications (starting April 3) including G4 (US & Canada), SCI FI Australia, SPACE (Canada), Musique Plus (Canada), Gametrailers.com, IGN.com, Gamespot.com, GameInformer.com, Joystiq.com, Kotaku.com, Destructoid.com, Elecplay.com, G4tv.com, Reviewsontherun.com, MTV.com, TheEscapist.com, Wired.com, Games.Yahoo.com, Wired's Game | Life, TheECA.com, TotallyRadShow.com, Shacknews.com, EGMNow.com, USAToday.com (GameHunters), Bitmob.com, TheTorontoSun.com, UGO.com, Metacafe.com, Youtube.com, Facebook.com, and more.

Game developers confirmed to give interviews for Gamers Heart Japan include Jade Raymond - Ubisoft Toronto - Assassin's Creed/Splinter Cell, Dr. Greg Zeschuk - Bioware - Mass Effect/Dragon Age/Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dr. Ray Muzyka - BioWare - Mass Effect/Dragon Age/Star Wars: The Old Republic, Tim Schafer - Double Fine - Brutal Legend/Costume Quest, Cliff Bleszinski - Epic Games - Gears of War, Ted Price - Insomniac Games - Ratchet & Clank/Resistance, Siobhan Reddy - Media Molecule - LittleBigPlanet, Maxime Beland - Ubisoft Toronto - Assassin's Creed/Splinter Cell, Todd Howard - Bethesda - Fallout 3/Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Peter Molyneux - Lionhead - Fable, Alex Rigopulos - Harmonix - Rock Band, Robin Hunicke - That Game Company - Flower/Journey, Jenova Chen - That Game Company - Flower/Journey, Evan Wells - Naughty Dog - Uncharted, Ed Boon - Netherrealm - Mortal Kombat and the legendary Sid Meier - Firaxis - Civilization. More are to be announced.

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Matthew Wilsonyes it help a sub section of the poor, but hurt both the middle and upper class. in the end way more people were hurt than helped. also, it hurt most poor people as well.04/16/2014 - 12:13am
SeanBJust goes to show what I have said for years. Your ability to have sex does not qualify you for parenthood.04/15/2014 - 9:21pm
NeenekoSo "worked" vs "failed" really comes down to who you think is more important and deserving04/15/2014 - 7:04pm
NeenekoThough I am also not sure we can say NYC failed. Rent control helped the people it was intended for and is considered a failure by the people it was designed to protect them from.04/15/2014 - 7:04pm
NeenekoIf they change the rules, demand will plummet. Though yeah, rent control probably would not help much in the SF case. I doubt anything will.04/15/2014 - 1:35pm
TheSmokeyOnline gamer accused of murdering son to keep playing - http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2014/04/15/21604921.html04/15/2014 - 11:50am
Matthew Wilsonyup, but curent city rules do not allow for that.04/15/2014 - 11:00am
ZippyDSMleeIf SF dose not start building upwards then they will price people out of the aera.04/15/2014 - 10:59am
Matthew Wilsonthe issue rent control has it reduces supply, and in SF case they already has a supply problem. rent control ofen puts rent below cost, or below profit of selling it. rent control would not fix this issue.04/15/2014 - 10:56am
NeenekoRent control is useful in moderation, NYC took it way to far and tends to be held up as an example of them not working, but in most cases they are more subtle and positive.04/15/2014 - 10:24am
PHX CorpBeating Cancer with Video Games http://mashable.com/2014/04/14/steven-gonzalez-survivor-games/04/15/2014 - 9:21am
Matthew Wilsonwhat are you saying SF should do rent control, that has never worked every time it has been tried. the issue here is a self inflicted supply problem imposed by stupid laws.04/15/2014 - 8:52am
E. Zachary KnightNeeneko, Government created price controls don't work though. They may keep prices down for the current inhabitants, but they are the primary cause of recently vacated residences having astronomical costs. Look at New York City as a prime example.04/15/2014 - 8:50am
NeenekoI think free markets are important, but believe in balance. Too much of any force and things get unstable.04/15/2014 - 7:25am
NeenekoWell, the traditional way of keeping prices down is what they are doing, controls on lease termination and tax code, but it will not be enough in this case.04/15/2014 - 7:24am
Matthew WilsonI said that already04/14/2014 - 4:22pm
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, The could also lower prices by increasing supply. Allow high rise apartment buildings to be built to fulfill demand and prices will drop.04/14/2014 - 3:48pm
Matthew Wilsonthe only way they could keep the price's down, would be to kick out google, apple, amazon, and other tech companies, but that would do a ton of economic damage to SF, but I am a major proponent of free markets04/14/2014 - 2:54pm
NeenekoThe community people are seeking gets destroyed in the process, and the new people are not able to build on themselves. Generally these situations result in local cultural death in a decade or so, and no one wins.04/14/2014 - 2:09pm
NeenekoWell yes, that is the 'free market', but the market is only a small piece of a much larger system. The market does not always do the constructive thing.04/14/2014 - 2:06pm
 

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