Full disclosure, when I first booked my appointment to check out Motiga’s Gigantic most of the folks I talked to wondered why I wanted to check out “yet another” MOBA title. Due to the insane success of free to play MOBA titles such as League of Legends and Dawn of the Ancients 2, designing the next great MOBA has become a quest of sorts for developers everywhere, and for good reason, success means a whole lot of cash and quite a bit of glory. After about five minutes with Gigantic I was blown away with how unique a specimen it really was and may have actually had more Team Fortress in its DNA than League of Legends. Gigantic is a tactical class based action game at its core, and it turns out its core is made of gold.
Capcom has released some information today about how you can help the people of Japan and get a little something (other then a little more self respect) for your consideration. Buy Street Fighter IV any time this week on iPhone for $0.99 and Capcom will be donate all sales to the relief fund for Japan. If you somehow hid under a rock this past weekend, Japan was hit by the worst earthquake of all time followed by about 200 aftershocks and a 30 foot tsunami that has absolutely decimated a large portion of the north country. Capcom will also be compensating the players of Monster Hunter Online in the affected area. It’s good to see some corporations, especially ones based in or with strong ties to Japan, show some heart and step up to help a country that took a major hit this weekend. So go get your Street Fighter on and feel good about it at the same time.