Last September, well known Twitter user Fake Kaz Hirai revealed they would be retiring the account in 2018. The accounts deactivation will occur simply because the user doesn’t want the parody account to become a parody of itself, choosing instead to go out on top. They are also choosing to do some good for charity before they are done as well.
On Thursday afternoon, Fake Kaz Hirai posted that they hope to help the company SpecialEffect collect £599 by June.
“Like the PlayStation Network, my Twitter account has provided a free online service to gamers for many years. But just like the PlayStation Network, I have decided to change that,” Fake Kaz Hirai wrote on Twitter. “KazHiraiCEO is moving to a free-to-read business model with microtransactions…for the charity SpecialEffects!”
Special Effects is a British organization that provides technology to accommodates the specific need of gamers with preventative physical conditions. These range from offering customized controllers, allowing players to use other body parts instead of their hands, to entirely different technology altogether. An example of that is that they make special eye movement-based devices that allow players to play with their eyes.
The user encouraged his followers to either donate or spread awareness for the cause by retweeting. To donate to the charity drive, follow the link listed here.
“The work they do is amazing. It gives children the opportunity to play video games with their friends and family, and can help improve their self-esteem as well as their general quality of life,” Fake Kaz Hirai wrote on their donations page. “I would highly recommend looking at their YouTube channel to see the positive impact they have had on hundreds of people’s lives.”
A little over a day in, the team has already raised 59 % of its goal, with £357.02 raised by 21 supporters.
KazHiraiCEO will cease to tweet on June 15, right after E3 2018. For more information, be sure to check back to the site for updates, as well as all of your other nerdy news and needs!
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