It is better to give than receive, as it's been said, unless you're giving yourself a present that prompts a major corporation to give to a charity in turn. Then everyone wins!
OK, that may sound a bit convoluted, but SOE
is actually making it really easy for players to help out with a great charity this holiday season. The studio is supporting Child's Play, a charity started up by the Penny Arcade
folks to supply hospitals with video games and toys for kids. SOE has pledged to donate $10 for every purchase of one of four in-game items. These items include a P3-NUT droid pet in Clone Wars Adventures
, a penguin pet in Free Realms
, an EverQuest II
Cloak of Falling Snow, and a neat EverQuest
ornamentation that turns any weapon into a cardboard tube (visually, not statistically).
This charity drive will go through the end of the month (December 31st), and SOE will honor up to $50,000 of donations based on player purchases. You can read more about this promotion
over at EverQuest II
, or head over to Child's Play
to see what this charity is about.