By now you have heard of the disaster in Japan and the tsunami in the pacific ocean. I would like to ask that every member say a prayer, or in some way take a moment of silence for those who were victims of the disaster, for the families who are devastated by the loss of loved ones or the loss of their homes.
Please remember that the game you love was developed by Japanese developers. For all of those who love this game and are so very passionate about it, the fellow citizens of the developers who brought it to life for you need your help.
I would also like to make a plea that every member of this board in some way contribute to the relief efforts involved. I know that The American Red Cross is accepting donations already; the minimum donation is $10. You all were able to buy a PS3 and the game Demon's Souls, so I know that you can find $10 to assist in relief efforts. I also encourage you to find other reputable organizations to donate relief funds to, should you not be able to donate $10. Perhaps you can find one that lets you donate as little as a dollar. If you are underage, then please encourage your mother, father, or guardian to donate. You can even tell them to take it out of your allowance, birthday money, or whatever way you can think of. Perhaps you could even take an old game you don't play anymore, sell it, and donate the money you get from doing so. Be creative, but please try to help!
If you live in the US, please I urge you to take a few minutes out of your day and donate blood to the American Red Cross if you are unable to donate money. In some states you can donate as young as 16 years old, but require your parent's consent. You can check this page at the Red Cross to find out more. You can also contact the American Red Cross at 1-800 RED CROSS and ask them what else you can do to assist.
I will attempt, though I can make you no promises, to find out if the FromSoftware employees were impacted by this disaster or not. I hope that you all share my deep concern for the well being of the developers and for all those who have been devastated by the worst Earthquake in recorded history.
Each of you can make a difference! Please take the time and try to help those in dire need of the world's help. Do it because it is the right thing to do, do it because those who created this wonderful game could use your help, whatever reason just please help them.
Yours as always,