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access_time January 14, 2013 at 10:45 PM in Culture by Ryan Bates

World of Warcraft Players Raise Over $2 mil for Sandy Relief


In the later wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, the mainstream media (and those who claim to be mainstream media but wouldn’t know actual reporting from an extra hole in their ass) has rediscovered one of their favorite hobbies: bashing gamers and the gaming industry for the ills of society. Clearly, they rave, the world would be a more perfect place if it wasn’t for those meddling kids who play GTA, CoD, and other acronym-based games.

Scientists and researchers still have not determined whether or not there is any basis in these claims. In the meantime, how often do these media outlets report when something good happens in the gaming world?

World of Warcraft players raised $2.3 million for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.

That’s right, those same “sick kids” that people instantly point the finger at after mass shootings, raised $2.3 million in December 2012, which was donated to the Red Cross, according to figures released by Blizzard.

The money was raised by introducing the adorable little critter above, the Cinder Kitten. Players could adopt the virtual kitty for $10, meaning around 230,000 WoW players adopted the little furball. And while assuredly not everyone did it for more of a reason than “Oh how cute I want one,” Blizzard felt safe to say that most people did. In a statement released Monday, Blizzard said, “The community embraced this fiery feline in droves, helping out a great cause in the process. Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference.”

Take that, Fox News.


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