Team Fortress 2 has been called many things. Fun, excellent, the most updated game ever…. I've personally called it "the greatest thing I've ever seen." That's what happens when you take Incredibles style graphics and allow people to blow each other into gory little bits.
Other people have called TF2 a "hat-simulator." Ever since their introduction, hats have been an issue of contention in the TF2 community. Either you play a ton of hours and you have one or two hats or you have none. I have a job, a girlfriend and a ton of other games to play. I have no hats.
Fortunately, you can now buy hats and instead of lining the pockets of Valve or community members you can show some love for Japanese citizens who have been effected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
To support the relief efforts currently underway in Japan, we're introducing three limited edition hats and two special noisemakers to the Mann Co. store. The "Humanitarian's Hachimaki" ($7.99), the "Benefactor's Kanmuri" ($19.99) and the most prestigious "Magnanimous Monarch" ($99.99) will be available from now through April 6. All proceeds (net of applicable taxes) will go directly towards the Japanese disaster relief fund that the American Red Cross has set up. The hats can be equipped by all classes; however, they cannot be traded or used for crafting.
There are a ton of ways to donate, but none of those methods return the love with digital fashion.