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On December 2013, the now-defunct American video game developer Visceral Games, best known for the Dead Space series, held an eBay auction to help raise funds for the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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On November 7, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Yolanda, hit the country. It was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded and caused mass fatalities and damage in the Visayas region.

On November 12, 2013, Visceral Games announced on its Twitter account that the team was "gathering memorabilia and unique collectibles to auction for the benefit of Typhoon Haiyan victims".[1]

In December 2013, Visceral Games auctioned more than 50 unique Dead Space-related items on eBay. The items include Dead Space 3 Dev Team Editions, a Dead Space RIG backpack, a Dead Space 2 "Eye Poke Machine" hologram, hoodies, statues, art books, and graphic novels, with many of the items autographed by the team. The auction ran until December 16. The money raised by the auction went to Mercy Corps, a global aid agency that was handling emergency aid to Typhoon Haiyan victims at the time, with external costs including shipping fees being sponsored by Visceral Games' owner and Dead Space's publisher Electronic Arts.[2]

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  1. @VisceralGames post on November 12, 2013. November 12, 2013 at 2:41 PM (JPT). @VisceralGames. Twitter. Retrieved on 2024-06-12.
  2. Dead Space Dev Team Auctions Unique Items For Philippines Aid. December 13, 2013 at 3:30 AM. Andy Chalk. The Escapist. Retrieved on 2024-06-12.