WiiNintendo.net 1UPing Disasters: Our bigger, better project to help victims in need

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Last week, we began our “Ike’ll Get No Sympathy From Us” project. The goal of the project was to raise money for Hurricane Ike victims and have some fun with video games at the same time. Once we began that project, we received many suggestions. Recently, the American Red Cross got in contact with us as well, and everything fit perfectly. We have decided to revamp the “Ike’ll Get No Sympathy From Us” project and make it bigger and better. You want us to help out other disaster victims? You got it. You want to be able to trust us when making donations? That’s not an issue anymore. You want us to have more interactive events with prizes for participating? No problemo.

From this point onward, we are changing our project’s name to “WiiNintendo.net 1UPing Disasters”. Our goal is now to help not only Hurricane Ike victims, but also to help out people that have been affected by many of the disasters that have happened recently in the US. But what about the Ike videos that we want people to send in? Keep sending those to [email protected], and we’re looking into prizes as well. We have other events planned as well, including a live stream of the game Disaster: Day of Crisis when it releases in the US.

There have been so many people that have been affected by disasters in the US, so we need the gaming community to unite for this cause and help out. With fun events and prizes to look forward to as well, there’s plenty coming. If you can’t donate, the least you can do is help spread the word. From now on, if you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so to a special American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund at http://american.redcross.org/wii or you can click the button below. This fund goes directly to the American Red Cross, so you don’t have to worry about that. Hopefully, we can make a difference.

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About the author:

In June 2008, Hassan was offered a position at NintendoFuse, and he accepted it right away. He is a big Nintendo fan, and has owned every handheld since the Game Boy Color and every console since the Nintendo 64. Hassan’s philosophy is very simple: “fun”. He plays video games to escape from life for a while and just relax and enjoy. As a blogger, Hassan’s focus is to provide the most detailed news articles and hands-on impressions that you will find anywhere. The more information that he can provide to the fans and readers, the better. And to further expand on his philosophy of fun and his detail-oriented goal, Hassan started up the NintendoFuse Podcast in September of 2009.

Hassan has been blogging for NintendoFuse since June 2008, and he enjoys being a part of this wonderful community. He hopes to provide you with the latest and greatest Nintendo news and rumors, as well as hands-on impressions, with as much detail as possible to benefit the fans and readers.

Hassan – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


  • http://wiinintendo.net/ hattrick

    Awesome! Good work guys. This is amazing! I still need to record a video for this. (I have to admit, though, that I was slightly confused because I thought we were partnering with “1up” in this project.)

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/rothsothy/20080402NokiaN810Night Roth

    Besides videos, are drawings or fan art accepted?
    I mean if that’s what you mean by expanded.
    I have a good idea for one, but I think it’s only best captured through either a screenshot or draw it myself.
    Look forward to that live stream..

    ..Desasta!

    // Roth

  • DarkWish

    If you want to send in things like that, then go for it. I will be more than happy to post them. And maybe an art contest is something we could do in the future.

  • http://wiinintendo.net/ hattrick

    or photos? i’m bad at drawing/painting. :-)

  • DarkWish

    Yea, photos work too lol

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