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Toshiba, Hitachi, Panasonic Shut Down LCD Plants for a Month

Written on March 18, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From natural disaster to economic downturn, Japan's LCD suppliers shut down due to damages from last Friday's earthquake.

Following a treacherous 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last Friday in Japan, LCD providers Toshiba, Hitachi and Panasonic are reporting that they are closing down their LCD plants due to damages. Toshiba and Hitachi announced that they will halt assembly lines for around a month, while Panasonic, on the other hand, isn’t sure when it’s Chiba-based LCD plant will get back on its feet.

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Konami and Level-5 Express Sympathy and Support to Earthquake Victims

Written on March 17, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Konami and Level-5 join in the cavalry of gaming companies out to save Japan.

More and more gaming companies are starting to jump into the relief efforts for Friday’s earthquake and tsunami victims, and Japanese big shots – Konami and Level-5 – have recently expressed their sympathy and condolences along with a generous sum of support.

Konami pushes the bar even further by doing a Capcom as they will be shutting down external lights of their buildings to conserve electricity. Level-5 on the other hand will be donating Inazuma Eleven Mobile sales for the cause.

Hit the break to see the short statements given by Konami and Level-5 games.

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Nintendo DS with Gaming Legends’ Sigs Up at eBay for Japan Disaster Relief

Written on March 15, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's time to help save Japan with the power of a Nintendo DS, five of Nintendo's greatest people that the gaming industry has ever seen, and eBay.

Have you done your humanitarian duty to support the relief efforts for Japan’s quake and tsunami victims? Well this one’s willing to give a very rare collectible just for the cause. eBay username ‘meaganvanb’ has put up a red, original Nintendo DS bearing four of some of Nintendo’s most legendary names in gaming history for sale on the online-auction site. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross disaster relief effort in Japan, which we all know has been shattered by a massive earthquake and an unforgiving tsunami.

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