News: 1.5 million downloads in exchange for $25,000... that's 90s Wheel of Fortune bonus round prize money right there.
Quit joining Facebook groups like, ?If 1,000,000 people join, I bet there will be world peace,? and help make a real difference in Capcom's ?Kill Big for Charity? program. There's up to $25,000 at stake for a good cause and it won't clog my newsfeed? and no, that's not the good cause. Read On.
Lost Planet 2's multiplayer demo, previously available to a few lucky gamers who received an early access voucher at the beginning of the month, is now open to one and all with an Xbox 360 or PS3. In addition to being able to experience the upcoming game's 16-player battles and creative mech vehicles before May 16, every download helps inch Capcom closer to raising money for a charity.
So, how much is available? ?At a maximum, $25,000,? said Capcom PR Manager Brian Keltner, who generously gave us a detailed breakdown of this generous charity. ?We'll donate $20,000 for the first one million demos downloaded and then, if we can get 500,000 more demos downloaded, we'll add an extra $5,000.?
?Kill Big for Charity? will be capped off with a pre-launch event on May 6 at a yet-to-be-determined venue right here is Los Angeles. It'll include a tournament featuring celebrities, community members and fine members of the media. These groups of people will help determine which cause the money goes toward.
?We're going through an organization called Music for Relief. They work with a lot of different types of charities. During the launch event, the tournament's winning team will pick from that list of charities and will donate to that specific charity.?
Capcom-Unity.com community members have been able to vie for one of four spots and a trip to LA since April 1 by submitting strategies and tips to this guy in a private message titled "Kill Big For Charity." The official rules are here just in case you're interested in entering before the April 28 deadline.
Unlike all of the ?I bet? + ?a good cause? Facebook groups out there, Capcom has a tangible, fun way to contribute to charity, so pass the word on to your friends. It almost makes me want to create a group: ?If 1,500,000 people download the Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demo, I bet Capcom will contribute $25,000 to charity.? Almost.