Blizzard gives St. Jude Children's Research Hospital a $330,000 donation
Earlier this week, Blizzard auctioned off some old server blades, which used to house the World of Warcraft. These blades were purcased by one lucky (and apparently rich) individual who is now the proud owner of a piece of PC gaming history at the cost of $330,000.
What would Blizzard do with this large sum? Put it towards the development of a WoW, Starcraft II, or Diablo III expansion? Maybe put it towards the creation of a new IP? No. In fact, the folks over at BLizzard would not be putting any of this money towards anything gaming related. But the funds would definitely be put to good use.
Blizzard donated the profit from the auction to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which provides children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illness with the best medical care possible, while also dedicating its existance to finding cures to those very same illnesses.
To everyone at Blizzard, I sincerely tip my hat to you. You've done a truly wonderful thing.
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That....awfully nice for them to do that, actually.
i get wat ur saying, although the donation is an admirable thing to do, it's not really something i would call newsworthy since $330k to blizzard is probably the equivalent to the CEO's annual salary unless you count that server thing, which I really dont no y anyone would buy an old server blade thing
Wow. Nice job Blizzard.
Ah you guys see so little in what I say. I said the donation is great. It just kind of reminds me of the Monorail episode of The Simpsons. Mr. Burns is fined $3 million for dumping toxic waste in the public parks and pulls it out of his wallet like it's nothing. I believe there was a proverb that once saying something along the lines of a poor man giving a day's salary to the needy is more impressive than a wealthy man doing the same. I guess what I'm trying to saying is that Blizzard's 330k doesn't seem as impressive when they probably have 5x that amount in loose change between the cushions of their couch.
Agree. Nobody forced Blizzard to have an auction for charity but they decided the hospital could use the money more than themselves regardless of the actual amount in the end.
Its even possible the charity being tied to the auction helped raised the value of the server blades which ends up benefiting the hospital even more.
330k to cancer RESEARCH would been more appropriate imo.
Anyone, who give up a large sum of money to charity, deserves some degree of respect. The fact that you showed little to no respect in your comment shows how ignorant and disrespectful you are (it also shows that you don't know the business industry). I highly doubt if you had the money, you would give up even half the money that Blizzard donated. Until you can put your money where your mouth is, stop disrespecting Blizzard and show some respect.
but that doesn't mean the $330,000 to the kids isn't a b ad thing. Plus people who give that much money away wouldn't be able to do it if they weren't rich. If they weren't rich and still gave that money away, thye go bank rupt
THAT IS SO FUGGIN AWESOME
$330,000 to Blizzard is pretty much the equivalent of $0.03 to the majority of us G1s. While the donation is great, more than I could ever give, it's not even enough to be considered pocket change to them. They were just taking out the garbage. And someone bought that garbage... for $330,000.