Does this count as government aid? Because EVE Online has an actual ruling body that meets in Iceland IRL. The game's publisher is asking players to donate Pilot License Extensions (PLEX) to fund relief to the Phillippines as it recovers from Typhoon Haiyan, and will match $15 to each donation, up to $75,000.

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If this were any other group suggesting this donation I would tell gamers to hop all over it and help the relief effort.

Since it's EVE players though, the risk of having the person running the charity just make off with all your cash is rather high, as history has shown us. I'd say stick to the Red Cross or something.