SimCity's DLC Is Feeling (Mostly) Charitable

SimCity's DLC Is Feeling (Mostly) Charitable

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?


    It's brand new. It's only natural they'd want to make up the cost of making it

    I bet someone at EA regrets their "Humble" Bundle.

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