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Streams for Dreams Charity Twitch Event Raises Close to $50,000 During Women's History Month

By Asif Khan, Apr 12, 2018 6:30am PDT

Shacknews salutes the folks at 1DF and Twitch for their charitable efforts to help female content creators.

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"Whoa! That is so cool! I have never heard of this before. It's such a great idea. I follow ..."

- Galadriel07 see all 2 comments

Take This' Kate Edwards on the New Ambassador Program, PAX, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 28, 2018 2:00pm PDT

It's okay to talk about mental health and ask for help. That's the primary mission behind Take This. Shacknews had a chance to speak to new Executive Director Kate Edwards about the charity's direction, the new Ambassador Program, and the importance of opening up.

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"Thank you for the article. I miss this kind of thoughtful content on Shacknews. I've run into ..."

- Duma see all 3 comments

Support Rainforest Alliance with these Rockstar Humble Bundles

By Charles Singletary, Jan 31, 2018 3:15pm PST

Bring Rockstar essentials including Bully and Manhunt to your Steam account with this new bundle.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Our Favorite Moments

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2018 2:00pm PST

There was a lot to enjoy from Awesome Games Done Quick this year. Shacknews racked up some of our favorite moments from the week of charity speedrunning.

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"I still enjoyed the LTTP rando race the most. Great commentary and they were only a screen apart ..."

- Goodkatt see all 2 comments

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 Finishes with Record $2.2M Raised for Charity

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 14, 2018 11:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 is over and the final donation total for the Prevent Cancer Foundation is a new record for the event.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 7 Schedule and Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 13, 2018 6:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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"Going to miss Super Mario World due to travelling + football. But should be able to catch LttP ..."

- Crimsonbeak see all 2 comments

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 6 Schedule and Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 12, 2018 6:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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"There is a bonus game incentive for a @ Games 1 Controller run of Mike Tyson's Punch Out and ..."

- TroZ see all 2 comments

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 5 Schedule and Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2018 6:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 4 Schedule and Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2018 6:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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"TheMexicanRunner will also be doing the Turbo Tunnel blindfolded!"

- TroZ see all 2 comments

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 3 Schedule and Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 09, 2018 6:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 2 Schedule and Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 08, 2018 6:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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"Wow, I think my personal best from BITD was like 40 minutes, didn't realize I was so close to ..."

- one random winner see all 5 comments

Awesome Games Done Quick 2018: Day 1 Schedule and Runs to Watch

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 07, 2018 6:00am PST

Awesome Games Done Quick is back and raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Shacknews has today's full schedule of runs and has picked out a couple that are worth watching.

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Shackcast Episode 011: Charity Shaming Millionaires & Xbox One X Hot Takes

By Asif Khan, Nov 11, 2017 10:30am PST

The Shackcast is back with a look back at the greatest Extra Life performance in Shacknews history and some hot takes on Xbox One X.

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"Another game with bots on consoles that I enjoyed? Red Faction 2. Me and a friend created bots, ..."

- The_CSJR see all 4 comments

How Stack-Up.org Brings Gaming to Veterans at Home and Soldiers Abroad

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2017 9:00am PST

Gaming is more than just a hobby. To veterans that have fought overseas, they can often provide valuable peace of mind. Shacknews spoke to Stack-Up.org founder and CEO Stephen 'Shanghai Six' Machuga to learn about how this charity helps bring video games to veterans that nee...

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"Thats really awesome. I was in Afghanistan in 2013 and we got a huge donation of a 50 inch TV, ..."

- mrazzino see all 5 comments

Watch Shacknews Extra Life Stream Marathon Here!

By Asif Khan, Nov 04, 2017 6:00am PDT

For the kids!

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"Well... guess that was kind of a dick move by me. I donated. I really didn’t stop to think ..."

- S1ing B1ade see all 24 comments