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2K is raising money for International Medical Corps with Humble Bundle

2K is raising money for International Medical Corps with Humble Bundle

Borderlands and NBA game firm 2K has put a brand new collection of games on Humble Bundle to raise money for coronavirus relief.

The 2K Game Together bundle features $494.87 work of games and can be bought for as little as $1. All the proceeds are going to the International Medical Corps. At the time of writing, 11,942 bundles have been sold, with $141,225 raised for the charity. Consumers have, on average, paid $11.82 for the bundle, with the top buyer spending $209 on these titles.

The Game Together bundle features titles which can be played with friends, likely to help relieve the pressure of social distancing. Countries around the world have been encourage or flat-out telling their citizens to stay indoors in order to slow and hopefully halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Titles include NBA 2K20, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands: Game of the Year Enhanced Edition. They are all the Steam versions, too.

2K is one of many games companies that have made efforts to raise money to support coronavirus relief. Sibling company Rockstar is donating five per cent of revenue from Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead's Online modes in April and May, while EA has said it will be matching employee fundraising up to $2m. Cyberpunk and The Witcher maker CD Projekt has donated $950,000 to help fight the pandemic in its native Polandwith League of Legends studio Riot putting up $1.5m to support relief efforts.

Meanwhile, Swedish firm Paradox Interactive put 20 of its games in a Steam sale to raise money for the World Health Organisation and United Nations Foundation. PC company Maingear has also making ventilators, with accessories specialist Razer manufacturing one million surgical masks.

Twitch has also announced the fundraising Stream Aid 2020 event, which features artists as well as video games broadcasts.

 


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He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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