No Man’s Sky players rally their collective might to make a sizeable donation to a children’s hospital in Sydney, Australia. | Source: Shutterstock
By CCN Markets: As recent events have framed video games in a bad light, it’s vital to remind ourselves that they can be a source of immeasurable good. A case in point is a group of No Man’s Sky players who’ve rallied their collective might to make a sizeable donation to a children’s hospital in Sydney, Australia.
Our community raised more money than they needed to put up a billboard to thank Hello Games…
And they used the extra money to support an amazing charity
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 13, 2019
From No Man’s Sky Billboard to Benevolence
To thank No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games for its persistent efforts in redressing the space-faring exploration game from a disastrous launch, 375 community members raised $6,000 to erect a temporary billboard in proximity to Hello Games’ Guildford, UK offices.
The GoFundMe initiative raised more money than required and the excess was donated to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and spent on an assortment of 72 PlayStation 4 consoles and games. Delivered to Randwick Children’s Hospital yesterday, the equipment is set to improve the lives of bed-ridden children.
A Rallying Cry for the Gaming Community
As detached politicians make accusations of a spurious link between video games and the recent wave of harrowing mass shootings afflicting the U.S., gaming becomes the scapegoat for an issue whose roots we can trace elsewhere.