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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Goth_SkunkAssuming that's true, then that is a fight worth fighting for.07/07/2015 - 6:58am
Yuuri@ Goth_Skunk, in many states being gay is not a protected status akin to say race or religion. It's also in the "Right to work" states. Those are the states where one can be fired for any reason (provided it isn't a "protected" one.)07/07/2015 - 6:07am
Goth_Skunkregarded as a beacon of liberty and freedom that is the envy of the world, would not have across-the-board Human Rights laws that don't at the very least equal those of my own country.07/07/2015 - 5:47am
Goth_SkunkI find that hard to believe, Infophile. I have difficulty believing employers can *still* fire people for being gay. I would need to see some evidence that this is fact, because as a Canadian, I can't believe that the United States,07/07/2015 - 5:46am
InfophileFor that matter, even women don't yet have full legal equality with men. The US government still places limits on the positions women can serve in the military. And that's just the legal side of things - the "culture wars" are more than just laws.07/07/2015 - 5:43am
InfophileAnd that's just LGB issues. Get ready for an incoming battle on rights for trans* people. And then after that, a battle for poly people.07/07/2015 - 5:41am
InfophileA battle's been won. In many states employers can still fire people for being gay. And in many states, parents can force their children into reparative therapy to try to "fix" being gay. Those battles still need to be fought.07/07/2015 - 5:40am
Goth_Skunkand now they've switched to battles that don't need to be fought.07/07/2015 - 5:37am
Goth_SkunkIn my opinion, it was the final legal hurdle denying homosexual couples final and recognized statuses as eligible spouses. But even though this war's been won, some people are still too keen to keep fighting battles,07/07/2015 - 5:28am
Goth_SkunkAnd it's a trend I don't mind seeing continue. Same-sex marriage was at long-last made definitively legal by SCOTUS, and it's about time. I'm glad it's finally happened, as it was desperately needed.07/07/2015 - 5:25am
Infophile(cont'd) It started long before that. Perhaps the American Civil War comes to mind?)07/07/2015 - 3:59am
InfophileOn Goth's linked article: Historically speaking, there may have been cycles, but remember that the left has steadily gained ground. Is there a good reason to expect that to be different this time? (Oh, and no, Culture War 1.0 wasn't with the Baby Boomers.07/07/2015 - 3:59am
Goth_Skunk"THIS VIDEO IS PROBLEMATIC:" About Social Justice Warriors, by J.T. Sexkik. Excellent video. http://ow.ly/PgGnD07/07/2015 - 3:22am
Goth_Skunkand repeats the cycle, over and over. Presently, the far left culture is overreaching, and is about to lose their stranglehold on power.07/06/2015 - 10:01pm
Goth_SkunkAs far back as the 60's, according to the writers. The culture war moves in cycles from one generation to the next. The left rebels against the right, takes over, overreaches to the point where the right rebels right back, takes over, overreaches ->07/06/2015 - 9:58pm
MattsworknameGoth, what "Comming overreach" , the media and goverment have been overreaching for years07/06/2015 - 9:34pm
MattsworknameJim sterling is awesome ,dont always agree with him, but when it came to those guys, he was dead on. Thank god for jim.07/06/2015 - 9:33pm
Goth_Skunk"Welcome to Culture War 4.0: The Coming Overreach" an excellent opinion piece by The Federalist. http://ow.ly/Pggw507/06/2015 - 9:32pm
Wymorencehttp://goo.gl/snN00H Okay, this is hysterical if you've followed the Digital Homicide Vs. Jim "Mother****ing" Sterling stuff. A podcast of the two groups talking it out with one being eviscerated07/06/2015 - 9:12pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.engadget.com/2015/07/06/kuratas-versus-megabot-robot-duel/ ok I want to see this. not gamming related but still cool. us giant robot vs Japanese giant robot.07/06/2015 - 8:39pm
 

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