Bungie calls Spartans for Haiti mission

Bungie, the video game developer behind the Halo series, has posted a call to action asking gamers to open their wallets and help those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti.

Here’s some ways you can help in the relief efforts:

Go ahead and purchase a special edition Superintendent tee in the Bungie Store and the developer will donate 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross. In addition to the special t-shirt, from now until the end of February, Bungie will be donating all of its profits from the Bungie Store directly to rescue and relief operations in Haiti.

The company adds, "Please note that this really only applies to Bungie apparel and accessories in our online store – if you wanted to add an HD TV or Xbox 360 game to your cart at checkout, Bungie doesn't actually see any real proceeds from those 3rd party items."

Even if you can't afford some monetary donations, Bungie is still offering a way for you to help. For every 1,000 players who don the emblem on Wednesday or Thursday next week, in either Halo 3 or Halo 3:ODST, Bungie will donate $100 to American Red Cross, up to a maximum donation of $77,000.

Don't miss out, here are the specifics on how to participate according to Bungie.

1. Round up all of your friends and hop online with Halo 3 or ODST any time next from 00:01AM PST Wednesday, 1/20, through 23:59PM PST Thursday 1/21.

2. Edit your appearance settings so your character is wearing the RED HEART emblem.
a. Press START
b. Select “SETTINGS” / “APPEARANCE”
c. Select “EMBLEM”
d. Select “Hearts” ICON, “Circle” BACKGROUND
e. Back out to the APPEARANCES menu and select “COLORS”
f. Set “EMBLEM PRIMARY” to RED (or MAROON / BRICK / ROSE depending on which game you’re playing!)
g. Set “EMBLEM SECONDARY” to WHITE

3. Once your emblem is set, play! This can be a custom game or a matchmaking game, just make sure it’s played online, on Xbox LIVE, or we can’t track it.

If you keep playing more games through midnight on Thursday, KEEP THE HEART EMBLEM ENABLED or you may not get counted

Be sure to take screenshots of your experiences and tag them on Bungie.net with “HERO”. Bungie will be sending their special “Be a Hero!” t-shirts to participants with the best pictures.

Thank you to Neowin member CrownedClown03 for the news tip.

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