Backed by a Department of Homeland Security grant, The Day The Earth Shook is meant to be a video game that teaches children about surviving an earthquake, but it's more likely to educate them about the dangers of bad game design.
Zombie parody game Yakuza: of the End was slated for release on March 17. Then, the unthinkable happened; on March 11, an earthquake and an ensuing tsunami laid waste to Japan's northeast. The game, which depicted a city in ruins (pictured), was one of many delayed out of respect to the victims.
March's Tohoku Earthquake destroyed towns, took people's lives and left tens of thousand homeless. Out of courtesy, game developers postponed games and one company even canceled a title outright. March was a bad month for the video game business in Japan. March was a bad month. Period.