Charity News


7th Annual Gamers for Giving Event Raises the Bar February 21-22

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 16, 2015 2:00pm PST

Gamers Outreach annual charity fundraiser looks to gather $25,000 for sick children around the country this weekend, February 21st and 22nd.


SimCity Red Cross DLC raising money for charity

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 17, 2013 11:00am PDT

Right, so you're unhappy when EA releases ads as free DLC for SimCity, or paid DLC, or DLC free with toothpaste, but what about DLC which helps charity? What's that? You won't pay $9.99 for some pointless Red Cross odds and ends? Oh, what a monster you are!


"God, the Red Cross is just AWFUL when it comes to "protecting their brand." Basically any 80s ..."

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Old World of Warcraft equipment nets $330,000 for charity

By John Keefer, Jul 15, 2012 8:30am PDT

An auction of old World of Warcraft server blades raised more than $330,000 for Blizzard's charity of choice, St. Jude's Children's Hospital.


Child's Play charity raised $3.5 million in 2011

By Steve Watts, Jan 05, 2012 8:00am PST

The Child's Play charity raised $3.5 million in 2011, bringing the grand lifetime total up to more than $12 million.


"Humble indie bundle made about $8 million last year so that is basically half their funding now ..."

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Humble Bundle Steam Key minimum increased to battle un-humble gamers

By Xav de Matos, Dec 21, 2011 6:00pm PST

A few un-humble folks have taken it upon themselves to purchase the latest Humble Indie Bundle for one penny, in an attempt to increase their odds of winning prizes during Valve's current raffle promotion.


"I don't know how you can't afford a dollar but still have a computer and Internet connection."

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World of WarCraft pet sales pull in $1.9 million for Red Cross

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 04, 2011 10:15am PDT

Blizzard has announced that sales of the Cenarion Hatchling, a downloadable pet in World of WarCraft, have generated more than $1.9 million for Red Cross's Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami relief fund.


"You are quite correct, it's the third, unless I missed something with the L'il pet series. "

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Play for Japan album available on iTunes

By Xav de Matos, Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm PDT

The long-awaited charity album released under the Play for Japan banner arrived on iTunes over the weekend, offering 18 tracks from some of the industry's best with all proceeds going to benefit the people of Japan.


Play For Japan hits $120,000 for Japan relief

By Xav de Matos, May 18, 2011 4:15pm PDT

Play for Japan's charity efforts have helped achieve over $120,000 in sales, with all proceeds going to the relief efforts in Japan.


Blizzard donates $800K to Make-A-Wish Foundation

By Xav de Matos, May 05, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Blizzard Entertainment donated $800,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation based on the generosity of its users who purchased a special in-game pet in World of Warcraft.


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Team Fortress 2 charity hats hit $300K in sales

By Xav de Matos, Mar 30, 2011 3:00pm PDT

On the official Team Fortress 2 blog, the team behind the ubercharged shooter have revealed that sales for special in-game items developed for the...


"I wish they'd do something like that with L4D or L4D2 since I don't play TF2. "

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Child's Play Charity Raised Over $2 Million in 2010

By Xav de Matos, Jan 04, 2011 2:30pm PST

Penny Arcade creators and Child's Play charity co-founders Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins revealed yesterday that in 2010 the...


"I gave $40 to the Golden Wrench fund raiser where a handful of lucky TF2 golden wrench owners ..."

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Humble Indie Bundle 2 Concludes, Collects Over $1.8M

By Xav de Matos, Dec 27, 2010 9:00am PST

After launching on December 14, the second (hopefully now annual) Humble Indie Bundle has come to a close, raising just over $1.8 million. The...


"Well considering the marketing outlay required would have been minuscule and people could just ..."

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