The Japanese earthquake is a disaster that has concerned many of us here at OC3D, Tom has even mentioned it in his YouTube videos and pleaded for donations. It seems that everybody is trying to do their bit to help the thousands of families affected by the quake.
Steelseries, with offices in Tokyo, are doing their bit to pitch in now and through April, by running a 25% off sale on mice in their web store, and donating a further 25% to the Japanese red cross.
“The tragic events in Japan have touched us deeply, and while we have been lucky that so far our Tokyo-based SteelSeries team and partners appear to be safe, our thoughts and best wishes go out everyone in the region who has been affected,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “We hope our global community of gamers will help to drive this fundraising initiative or will aide in donations and support for victims by other means.”
Japanese characters, culture, competitive gaming in Japan, and the innovation from Japanese companies which helped to sculpt the video game industry, are what influenced the SteelSeries team in designing and the naming of its line of professional gaming mice. These influences were filtered into SteelSeries’ first mouse in 2007, the Ikari (anger, rage), and carried into the recent Xai (talent) mouse.
Additionally, some of the components used in these mice are Japanese, simply because they offer performance and durability unmatched by other similar components. These influences were what made this SteelSeries product line the obvious category for this initiative.
For more information about the fundraising initiative and updates on the donation please visit SteelSeries online and on Facebook.
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