Eve Online community organize the ‘PLEX for Good: Japan’ charitable program

By on March 15, 2011

The entire world was shocked with Japan’s disaster from the earthquake and tsunami of March 11. Publishers like Sony and Nintendo decided to help and so does the online community of CCP Games’, Eve Online. According to a press release, Eve’s community organized the ‘PLEX for Good: Japan’ charitable program. PLEX for Good has allowed the players to dοnate in-game currency to be “reverse redeemed” by CCP (through the PLEX system) into real-world currency donated on their behalf to relief organizations.

To date, EVE Online players have donated over $63,000 USD (over 3600 PLEX) to those in need via this program, with almost $100,000 USD being donated by EVE Online players to charity since 2004. Many amongst our strong, global community have made tremendous personal efforts organizing support and collections on both small and large scales.

Beginning March 14, 2011 and ending March 31, 2011 at 23:59 UTC, CCP will be accepting PLEX donations for PLEX for Good: Japan. Each donation will be converted into cash currency and donated to the Red Cross. We are truly honored to help catalyze this global player effort.

More information about the program can be found in this dev blog: http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=876

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.