Article published on Friday, March 25th, 2011
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This month was a devastating time for Japan as it faced an 8.9 magnitude earthquake with many aftershocks and tsunamis about 2 weeks ago. We would like to honor all the free-to-play game companies who have started a relief fund for Japan and all the gamers who have contributed to them this month. We hope that you will continue to make free-to-play games your preference and continue supporting Japan.

What you can do to help Japan
1. Buy virtual in-game items that are listed for aiding Japan.
2. Continue to play and enjoy the games.
3. Spread the word about the games to your family and friends.

Nexon donates $1.2 Million to Japan Relief Fund
All of us at Nexon would like to express our deepest sympathy to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week. As a global company, many friends, family members, and fans of Nexon have undoubtedly been affected by these tragic events. It seems that every day, the scale of the disaster is growing, and we’re very concerned about the health and well-being of those that have gone days without food, water, and other basic supplies. To do our part in the global relief effort, Nexon will donate 100 million Yen (approximately $1.2 million) to aid relief agencies that are helping those affected by these devastating events.

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) to donate to Japan Relief through in-game item sales
In addition to the 3.6 million U.S. dollars that Sony corporation donated to Japan, SOE is launching a fundraising initiative across their game portfolio to help those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

gPotato to sell items to aid Japan relief effort
Free-to-play online game portal, gPotato.com has announced today their intent to sell virtual items in order to raise funds for Japanese relief efforts. gPotato will be rolling out various items in each of their games, and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Red Cross.

Players of the popular fantasy MMORPG Rappelz, will be able to purchase a limited edition “helping hands” cloak and players from other games including Flyff, Iris, Luna, and Tales Runner, will be able to purchase other virtual goods to support this initiative.

Aeria Games Japan Red Cross Package
In light of the recent tragic events that occurred in Japan, Aeria Games would like to play its part in supporting the relief efforts. We have created new Web Item Mall packages open for purchase in each of our games.
Aeria Games will donate total gross sales of this packages to American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.
Start date of Wed, 3/16 and end date of Thu, 3/31 2011
1 - Sparkling Headband (White) (M)
1 - Sparkling Headband (White) (F)
1 - Incense of Mastery (5x)

G4Box "Cross Fire For Japan"
G4Box and Cross Fire are hosting a "Cross Fire For Japan" charity drive and will be donating 10% of all sales of Panda and Japan Name Card Items to the Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund for one month from March 25 through April 25th.

Gamania donates 10 million yen

Hanbitstation will donate revenue from Hell Gate and Granado Espada

and so on...

The support is huge coming from game companies large and small! This is why we have so much faith in F2P games and why we started covering the games since 2006. There are many more free-to-play game companies out there who are lending a hand to Japan but it is almost impossible to list them all here. Instead, we would like to honor each and every one of them in good spirit and hope for a fast recovery for Japan.