Bungie: Play Halo and help Haiti

Bungie is giving gamers the ability to play Halo and help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti at the same time. It will donate up to $77,000 for the cause.

Play Halo with that heart emblem to help Haiti. Bungie

For those looking to help people in Haiti in creative ways, Bungie has announced that the more people who play Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST on Xbox Live Wednesday and Thursday, the more money it will donate to the cause.

Bungie wrote on its company blog that gamers who play Halo 3 or Halo 3: ODST on Xbox Live any time on Wednesday or Thursday will need to wear a "special emblem signifying [their] commitment to the cause." That special emblem is a red heart that can be added to the user's player by visiting the "Appearance" menu. Bungie will donate $100 to the Red Cross for every 1,000 gamers that participate. Gamers need only to play one game to qualify.

Bungie will keep donating cash to the Red Cross, up to a total of $77,000.

The developer is also offering donations in other ways. Those who buy a special edition t-shirt in the company's store can also help the cause. Bungie said that all the proceeds on the sale of those shirts will go directly to the American Red Cross. All profits in the Bungie store in February will also be donated to the Red Cross.

If you want to learn more about how you can work with Bungie to help relief efforts in Haiti, click here.

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