Haiti :Be a Hero! Play Halo 3 and Save Lives!

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Those poor folks in Haiti have got it pretty bad. The 7.0 scale earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks that violently  the Caribbean Island country, leaving it in ruins – and hundreds of thousands dead. It’s left even more injured, and up to a million people homeless. The scale of the disaster is of bibilical proportions, and frankly they need all the help they can get.

Bungie have stepped up to the plate, and given gamers the opportunity to aid relief efforts in the torn nation. It’s easy too, all you have to do is play Halo 3 on Xbox live until 12 am PST (10 a.m tomorrow morning, in local time).

Bungie will make a donation of $100 for every thousand heroes that participate to Red Cross for Haiti relief efforts, up to a maximum of $77,000. To be recognised online as a “Hero,” you’ll need to set your Spartan to use a specific emblem. It’s this easy :

1. Round up all of your friends and hop online with Halo 3 or ODST any time next from 00:01AM PST Wednesday, 1/20, through 23:59PM PST Thursday 1/21.

2. Edit your appearance settings so your character is wearing the RED HEART emblem.

a. Press START
b. Select “SETTINGS” / “APPEARANCE”
c. Select “EMBLEM”
d. Select “Hearts” ICON, “Circle” BACKGROUND
e. Back out to the APPEARANCES menu and select “COLORS”
f. Set “EMBLEM PRIMARY” to RED (or MAROON / BRICK / ROSE depending on which game you’re playing!)
g. Set “EMBLEM SECONDARY” to WHITE

3. Once your emblem is set, play! This can be a custom game or a matchmaking game, just make sure it’s played online, on Xbox LIVE, or we can’t track it.

If playing Halo isn’t your thing – and it’s not mine, lemme tell you – you can also help out by buying pretty much anything from the Bungie online store. From now until February, Bungie will be donating 100% of profits from their 1st party apparel and accessories to the American Red Cross.

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Last Updated: January 21, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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