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Submitted by Abriael 866d ago | news

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. (Industry, Monster Hunter Online, PC, Tencent, Tencent Games)

Gimmemorebubblez  +   866d ago
500 million Yaun -Thats a hell of a lot of tencents!

My prayers are with the people effected by this earthquake.
NastyLeftHook0  +   866d ago
may science discovered by evolved apes called humans bless them financially.
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SilentNegotiator  +   866d 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.
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HammadTheBeast  +   866d ago
wut?
Abriael  +   866d 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.
GreenRanger  +   866d ago
They gave them Bill Gates' pocket change?!
Abriael  +   866d ago
That's definitely not pocket change in China.
GreenRanger  +   866d ago
I wasn't saying that it's not a lot of money.
HammadTheBeast  +   866d ago
How is that relevant lol?
BattleReach  +   866d ago
Now Activision lol.
Statix  +   866d 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?
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Abriael  +   866d ago
Well, they are one of the few game publishers actually making a very nice profit every year.
cyguration  +   866d 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.
Jadedz  +   866d ago
Well done
Props to them.

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