22. Dec, 2006 08:12 (HKT)

Cheap Ass Gamer and Play-Asia Raffle for Child's Play results - Thank you for your donations - Please look inside for more details. ** Updated 29. Dec **

A brighter world for a sick child

Play-Asia teamed up with Cheap Ass Gamer to raise funds through a raffle for Child’s Play Charity, which ended on the 19th of December. For a $5 donation, gamers had the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at popular online entertainment store Play-Asia, as well as many runner-up prizes donated by members of the Cheap Ass Gamer community such as cash, games and accessories.

The response was overwhelming [drumrolls starting] and thanks to kind hearted gamers across the globe [drumrulls raising], the raffle was a smashing success with

[drumrolls to the max]..........
[and off with a smash!]

$10,285 raised!

We are overwhelmed by the result and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle and that the gaming community is indeed very caring even though the media tries to say otherwise. Many sick kids will benefit from your kind donations. The money will all be forwarded directly to Child's Play to help sick children in need, CheapyD and Play-Asia will cover for any PayPal fees so the gross amount you sent will directly go to Child's Play.

The gaming community was quick to support the worthy cause and many donations kept coming through during the course of the raffle. But that's not all. A few days after the raffle has started, donators came in to provide runner-up prizes

  1. $100 cash
  2. FF12CE + LE guide (sealed)
  3. Disgaea 1 + Disgaea 2 (the NIS preorder w/ all the artbooks, etc, sealed)
  4. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne LE, DDS1 LE, and DDS2 (all sealed)
  5. Xbox 360 20GB Hard Drive (sealed)
  6. "The random box" (Basically, a ton of older games + accessories, some sealed, some not...NES/SNES/N64/PS1/PS2/Gamecube included)
  7. 1 Year Xbox Live
  8. 2000 Wii Points
  9. New Sealed Gears of War Collector's Edition
  10. Matted Print of Chakan the Forever Man by the creator Robert Kraus. With the matting its 8 X 10 and Robert has done a original chalk drawing along the bottom of the matting.
  11. Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence Limited Edition (sealed)
Quote from Cheap Ass Gamer: Thanks to the CAG community (marten, Wolve22, kjauburn, youruglyclone), we also have the following runner up prizes. [Read more here!] Play-Asia can only say "thanks mates!". Please keep in mind that these runner-up prizes (we don't even want to call them runner-up prizes, they are all gorgeous!) are not sent out by Play-Asia but by its donor.

We at Play-Asia want to specificly thank CheapyD from Cheap Ass Gamer for doing the great job on running the raffle. If you did not yet, we respectfully request you pay him a visit now.

Here's what's happening now:

  • We are waiting for a few final payments to clear
  • The cheque to Child's Play will be sent on Wednesday (12/27)
  • Winners will be announced Wednesday (12/27)
  • All donors will be informed of the result on Wednesday (12/27) by a one-time e-mail from Play-Asia

    Thank you for your wonderful contributions and have a Merry Christmas. If you did not yet, you can still donate to Child's Play directly.

    Update 29. Dec. 2006
    • Because of the quake near Taiwan and the resulting disruption of internet services in the region, we have to postpone the winner announcement for a few days.
    • CheapyD from Cheap Ass Gamer has sent the cheque to Child's Play
    • The final amount is now US$ 10,485, $200 more than initially announced. (Reson for this is cleared PayPal payments that were not included in the balance yet)
    Update 5. Jan 2006: Please click here for follow up news.

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