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Monster Hunter Online Publisher Donates 500 Million Yuan For Lushan Earthquake Relief

The name Tencent still doesn’t mean much to most gamers, despite the fact that the Tencent Games is now the fourth biggest game publisher in the world. The reason for that is because the company operates mostly in its native China. With the confirmation of an upcoming western release of Monster Hunter Online, though, the Tencent name has started to gradually grab the interest of many.

Today the company announced that it donated 500 million yuan to support relief effort for the population hit by yesterday's disastrous earthquake.

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Gimmemorebubblez1255d ago

500 million Yaun -Thats a hell of a lot of tencents!

My prayers are with the people effected by this earthquake.

NastyLeftHook01255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

may science discovered by evolved apes called humans bless them financially.

SilentNegotiator1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Can't even let a nice spirited gesture (that doesn't affect you) go, eh?
That's nice.

edit: Google says that's 80M USD. Dang.

Abriael1255d ago

It's definitely quite a lot, especially considering the cost of living in China (MUCH lower than in the west), 81 million dollars buck more buck less.

GreenRanger1255d ago

They gave them Bill Gates' pocket change?!

Abriael1255d ago

That's definitely not pocket change in China.

GreenRanger1255d ago

I wasn't saying that it's not a lot of money.

Statix1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Tencent must be swimming in money, because that's a shit-ton of cash by any metric. Can you imagine EA donating $80 million to disaster victims in the US?

Abriael1255d ago

Well, they are one of the few game publishers actually making a very nice profit every year.

cyguration1255d ago

Despite ridiculous claims from gaming media...the PC market is actually an EXTREMELY profitable market when it comes to software.

China's MMO, free-to-play division alone is worth more than $6 billion in U.S. dollars. So yes, MMO publishers like Tencent are swimming in cash.