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World of Warcraft players raise $2.3 million for Sandy relief

Cinder Kitten purchases put towards American Red Cross support

World of Warcraft players managed to raise $2.3 million for Blizzard's Sandy storm charity drive.

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The developer announced in December that 100 per cent of the cash raised through sales of the Cinder Kitten pet until December 31 would be donated to the American Red Cross in support of its Sandy relief efforts following the disaster in October.

Sales of the kitten, which costs $10, totaled $2.3 million before the cutoff point. Blizzard has thanked those who offered their support.

"The community embraced this fiery feline in droves, helping out a great cause in the process," it said. "Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference."

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