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Rescuing Wildlife with Zoo Tycoon

  • Dread ReaverDread Reaver338,831
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 02:38Permalink
    Make a real difference by gaming for nature

    Please click here to read the story: Rescuing Wildlife with Zoo Tycoon

    Credit goes to BooneJusticius for this story
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 03:26Permalink
    Must say its a really cool idea they have and charity is great
  • ScuzzyBunnyScuzzyBunny983,453
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 03:39, Edited on 23 December 13 at 03:40 by ScuzzyBunnyPermalink
    I really wasn't planning to play this much more right now, but this sounds like a great cause so I'll be loading it up! My daughter loves this game, so win win.
    Look at me so I can finish!
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 04:10Permalink
    So only on the X1 version or will they count releases on the 360 towards it as well?
    PWH ~ Hail Purdue!
  • MainstreamMainstream206,470
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 04:11Permalink
    Really want to rent this but for some reason Gamefly's release date is set at 1/31/14...
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 04:12Permalink
    Gaming for a cause is awesome.
    ~Live Long and Prosper~
  • PhilmnatorPhilmnator235,780
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 04:36Permalink
    wow really? that's pretty cool actually. might need to pick up the game if just to be involved :P
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 05:21Permalink
    Stay Classy Microsoft! :D
    LIKE A BAND AID!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 05:43Permalink
    i am all for this... a good example for my kids to see
    Hell hath no fury like a twelve guage shotgun
  • alanp9alanp91,215,740
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 06:00Permalink
    Mainstream said:
    Really want to rent this but for some reason Gamefly's release date is set at 1/31/14...
    The Xbox One version of the game is a timed retail exclusive at Walmart.
  • MainstreamMainstream206,470
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 06:02Permalink
    alanp9 said:
    Mainstream said:
    Really want to rent this but for some reason Gamefly's release date is set at 1/31/14...
    The Xbox One version of the game is a timed retail exclusive at Walmart.
    Ohh, I see. Thanks for the info!
  • StarlinXStarlinX164,208
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 06:43Permalink
    Mainstream said:
    alanp9 said:
    Mainstream said:
    Really want to rent this but for some reason Gamefly's release date is set at 1/31/14...
    The Xbox One version of the game is a timed retail exclusive at Walmart.
    Ohh, I see. Thanks for the info!
    There has to be a little more to it than that. You can have it shipped retail version from Microsoft right now as well as digital download. You could also buy it from a local Microsoft Store (retail). So perhaps Walmart just paid for a third party distributor exclusive? Meaning MS Could still sell it, but no other retailers except Walmart?
  • RickyGBirdRickyGBird296,687
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 09:26, Edited on 23 December 13 at 09:35 by RickyGBirdPermalink
    Good PR for MS and gamers at the end of this. Kudos to all for the efforts towards it.
    Previously on Alan Wake...
  • Chris1984ukChris1984uk932,677
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 09:38, Edited on 23 December 13 at 09:39 by Chris1984ukPermalink
    Better start releasing adopting dem Komodos then! (ooops)
  • paramoreRyanparamoreRyan383,198
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 10:02Permalink
    Paul Wesley 91 said:
    So only on the X1 version or will they count releases on the 360 towards it as well?
    I'm 99% sure it's only the Xbox One version as the 360 version cuts out the live functionality etc.
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 12:06Permalink
    paramoreRyan said:
    Paul Wesley 91 said:
    So only on the X1 version or will they count releases on the 360 towards it as well?
    I'm 99% sure it's only the Xbox One version as the 360 version cuts out the live functionality etc.
    Well, the 360 doesn't support challenges, and the game is using the challenge feature to track this (I think it's the first community based challenge on the Xbox One), so I believe that means it's only the Xbox One version. Xbox 360 version owners can still vote on which charity they'd like to support within their game though.
    Gamers have two hobbies: Playing games, and complaining about those games
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 12:30Permalink
    Great game and great causes! 'Bravo' to whoever thought of this.

    So, who will you vote for? I'm leaning towards Sumatran Tigers
  • iDeary 97iDeary 97172,223
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 13:10Permalink
    guess i'll have to get zoo tycoon then! loved the PC version
    Im a god...shame its buddah.
  • Posted on 23 December 13 at 18:17Permalink
    This is a great idea, but couldn't they just donate anyway instead of making a PR/marketing event.
  • DeeUUDeeUU209,712
    Posted on 23 December 13 at 18:30Permalink
    EverybodysRival said:
    This is a great idea, but couldn't they just donate anyway instead of making a PR/marketing event.
    There's always one who tries to spin it so that MS is the evil organisation.......

    That's not how charity works...

    Which is why you see people doing all sorts of things for charity, it's all to do with marketing and raising awareness for a cause, if MS had just donated the money, would all of the people playing the game been aware of the charity?, by doing what they are doing, the effectively widen the market of awareness for the charity and potentially greatly increase the possible amount of money generated.
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