Apart from the obvious two things that are certain in life (death and taxes in case you're wondering), there are two other certainties -- Halloween is fast approaching and 4J Studios like making skin packs for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
. When you combine the latter two together, you get today's DLC release: "Halloween Skin Pack". However, this skin pack has a difference. For every purchase of this content between today and November 26th, Mojang AB, 4J Studios Ltd. and Microsoft Corporation will donate ALL money raised by the sale of this pack towards a selection of chosen charities. As the skin pack costs 160 MSP, each purchase will mean that $2 will be given to charity.
The "Halloween Skin Pack" features 55 new skins created by a selection of development studios. Here is a full list of the skins sorted by the studio that created them:Army of Trolls
Pumpkin, Frankenstein, Skeleton, Mummy, Wolfman, Dracula4J Studios
Devil, Bride of Dracula, Evil Wizard, Werewolf, Frankenstein, The Grim Reaper, Dracula, Mummy, Ghost, Bride of Frakenstein, Ghoul, Scary ClownClimax Studios
Evil Robot, Lizard Man, Mad Scientist, Zombie Businessman, Witch Doctor, Cyclops, Evil Clown, Vampire Girl, Grey, Headless Horseman, Scarecrow, Scary Nom, Skeleton, ZombieTwisted Pixel Games
Captain Zombie, The Gunstringer, Ms. Splosion Man Mask, Skelly, SplodetonMojang
Evil RobotOwlchemy Labs
Zombie Jack Lumber Rare
Gregg the Grim Reaper, Ancient Mummy, Zippy Zombie Ronimo Games
Zombie LonestarThe Behemoth
Happy Zombie Cleric, Happy Zombie Mage, Happy Zombie Warrior343 Industries
Evil Lemmy, Evil Max Ska Studios
Cyborg Pumpkinhead, MaraTequila Works
Mining Unit 010, Jacko, Bonny
There are four charities that will be supported by this initiative. For those people who would like to know which causes they are supporting, here is a quick rundown:Block by Block
"Block by Block” aims to involve urban youth in planning local public spaces (using Minecraft) by giving them the opportunity to show planners and decision makers how they would like to see their cities in the future. The goal of the project is to create 300 public spaces by 2016. A third of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about United Nations/UN-Habitat/Block by Block is available by contacting them at http://www.unhabitat.org
. More information about Mojang AB is available at mojang.com
"SANDS Lothians” offers support, understanding and help, both of a practical and emotional nature to bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth. A third of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about SANDS Lothians is available by contacting them at Craiglockhart Centre, 177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ, UK. http://www.sands-lothians.org.uk/
Macmillan Cancer Support
“Child’s Play” seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play. We provide consoles, peripherals, games, and more for over 90 hospitals and therapy facilities worldwide. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience. A sixth of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about Child’s Play is available by contacting them at 123 NW 36th St., Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98107, USA. http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
“Macmillan Cancer Support” aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer in the UK; providing practical, financial and medical support as well as pushing for better cancer care. A sixth of each purchase will be donated to this cause. More information about Macmillan is available at www.macmillan.org.uk. Macmillan Cancer Support, company number 2400969 is a registered Charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and in the Isle of Man (604), whose registered office is at 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ.
The "Halloween Skin Pack" can be downloaded from here
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