SimCity’s DLC Is Feeling (Mostly) Charitable

SimCity’s DLC Is Feeling (Mostly) Charitable
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SimCity has a new round of DLC on the way, and unlike previous efforts, this one isn’t tied to a company. It’s tied to a charity.

Starting this month, and running for a year, the Red Cross will be available to turn up and help with relief efforts after a disaster in your city.

The pack is $US10, which sounds like a lot. But EA are giving “a minimum of 80% of proceeds to the Red Cross”. Which sounds like…well, that sounds weird. Normally charity deals give 100%, or close to it. Because that’s what charity is! EA saying that they’re keeping around $US2 of every transaction – an expensive one at $US10 – for themselves seems odd.

I don’t want to get too down on it, since the Red Cross is a fantastic organisation which deserves all the money it can get, but…couldn’t the pack just be $US8 and be, you know, actually charitable?


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