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

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Penny Arcade creators and Child's Play charity co-founders Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins revealed yesterday that in 2010 the organization raised $2,294,317.53 in 2010.

According to Holkins, the lifetime amount raised by the organization--with help from avid gamers and those with a caring heart--clocks in at just under nine million dollars since the organization was established in 2003. Read more »

"I gave $40 to the Golden Wrench fund raiser where a handful of lucky TF2 golden wrench owners ..."
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Decide Carmine's Fate in Gears of War 3 for Charity

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Gears of War 3 fans have the opportunity to decide the fate of Clayton Carmine, the third brother in the luckless clan who lost two family members in previous Gears of War titles. Beginning July 29, Xbox 360 owners can purchase one of two Avatar t-shirts, one branded "Save Carmine" the other with the harrowing phrase "Carmine Must Die." Based on purchases, the Carmine brother's fate will be decided in the single player campaign of Gears of War 3, launching on the Xbox 360 on April 5, 2011.

All proceeds of the Avatar Marketplace purchases will go to the Child's Play Charity, which benefits sick children. Additionally, NECA will be offering real-life versions of the Avatar Marketplace gear during the San Diego Comic-Con for $20, which will also act as votes in the "Life or Death Poll." Read more »

"well the rest of the non-COG family are probably already dead anyway, so I'm going to save ..."
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Penny Arcade Trio Net GDC Ambassador Award

Following word that Valve's Gabe Newell will receive this year's Game Developers Choice Pioneer Award, the main trio behind gaming webcomic Penny-Arcade have been named this year's recipients of the Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award.

The award honors those that "helped the game industry advance to a better place, either through facilitating a better game community from within, or by reaching outside the industry to be an advocate for video games and help further our art." Read more »

"Are you claiming valve screwed over the PC community? Thats about as blatantly retarded as it ..."
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Sony Online Entertainment Fundraises for Child's Play

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that it's partnering with gamer-driven charity Child's Play again in an effort to raise up to $50,000 for its "2nd Annual Virtual Fundraising Drive."

From December 17th through January 17th, SOE will donate $10 to the charity each time a player purchases or gifts special Child's Play virtual items in the MMO's EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Free Realms using Station Cash (SOE's in-game currency). Read more »

"Platinum means they've donated more than $10,000, if I recall correctly."
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Child's Play Raises Record $1.4 Million in 2008

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For the third year in a row, gamer-driven charity Child's Play has seen donations of video games, cash, toys and other items exceed a net worth of one million dollars.

In all, the total donations for 2008 sat at $1,434,377, as of January 16, 2009. The charity's annual total first broke $1 million in 2006, a figure that was surpassed the following year with a then-record total of $1.3 million. Read more »

"I love that the hospitals all have Amazon wishlists with items you can pick from."
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Child's Play 2008 Starts Sixth Year of Charitable Goodness

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"It's time to be amazing again people," wrote Mike "Gabe" Krahulik of webcomic Penny Arcade and co-founder of the Child's Play charity, which has officially started its 2008 giving season.

Child's Play, a gamer-founded charity benefiting children's hospitals worldwide, was started in 2003 by Krahulik and Penny Arcade partner Jerry "Tycho" Holkins to counter negative press about gamers to resounding success. Last year, the charity raised $1.3 million for over 40 hospitals. Read more »

"Why? These are probably the nicest guys I have ever met IRL..."
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