A few days after the Japan disaster struck, you could find numerous Japanese gaming companies pledging millions of dollars toward disaster relief. That’s still the case, but I also wanted to mention what Sega of America was doing to help. The company has put a number of items up for auction on eBay, and 100 percent of the proceeds will, naturally, go to disaster relief.
There’s 20 items up for grabs, and a few of the highlights include: a classic Dreamcast “It’s Thinking” hoodie (currently at $355); a Sonic the Hedgehog 15th anniversary statue ($150); and a one-of-a-kind piece of Outrun outwork signed by Yu Suzuki himself ($182).
The auctions are part of the broader Play For Japan organization.
I did also mean to mention the other day that SteelSeries had cut the price of several of its mice models by 25 percent, and that it will give 25 percent of the proceeds from these mice sales toward the Japanese Red Cross Society. This goes through April 15.