When my mother told me to magnitude of the earthquake that struck off the coast of Sendai, Japan, I thought for sure she’d misspoke. 8.9? That just doesn’t even sound possible. Since then, I have been sitting here glued to CNN and the BBC’s coverage. Even from this distance away, I am horrified. This footage is nightmarish. I’m trying not to imagine what the final death toll is going to be, but with flaming homes being swept kilometers inland on top of a tsunami, it’s hard not to. As far as I know, everyone that I know who lives in Japan is safe, but it’s a very small comfort.
There is gaming news today out of PAX, but I am way too shaken to actually write articulately right now — and it feels fairly unimportant in comparison. Donate if you can.