Category Archives: Charity
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 04:56 GMT
Ubisoft Australia has put together a “very special, very limited” edition of Assassin’s Creed 3 to be auctioned off in benefit of the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 | 19:49 GMT
The Humble THQ Bundle has been announced and contains seven games for PC-only with Steam keys and soundtracks for all games, minus Metro 2033.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 | 01:55 GMT
Zynga has launched a promotion through which it will donate the full price of specified in-app items to Toys for Tots, a charity providing holiday gifts to under-privileged kids.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 22:34 GMT
Plants vs Zombies trading cards are on sale at 20% off until November 30, with all proceeds donated to an unnamed charity. Polygon reports you can grab the cards for $79.20 from PopCap’s online store; each box contains 24 packs of seven cards. You’ll get all sixty unique cards in a full box, and PopCap will throw in a signed card or a sketch from original PvZ artist Rich Werner, the game’s original artist, during the sale.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 21:41 GMT
Team Meat co-founder Aubrey Hesselgren will release a playable prototype of “Super Meat Boy Galaxy”, a 3D platformer starring everyone’s favourite flesh gobbet, if gamers can donate a substantial fund to charity.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 21:29 GMT
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition’s Halloween Skin Pack is coming soon according to playXBLA, and all proceeds go to charity. The pack is only available until November 26, and a video has been released showing said skins and some of changes you can expect to see in the next update if you have the Halloween Skin Pack. Watch below.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 08:33 GMT
Team Fortress 2′s fifth yearly Mixup match has been detailed. It’s a fundraiser game featuring some of the PC world’s biggest names. Those who donate most to the charity will have a better chance of playing alongside Notch, the game’s creator Robin Walker, and more. Check out the details below.
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 | 19:52 GMT
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 | 03:44 GMT
The annual Desert Bus for Hope marathon, which has a troop of staunch soldiers playing the worst video game ever made for days on end to raise money for Child’s Play, is now taking donations. The more you give, the longer the poor players have to stick with the famously boring sim. With ten days till the event kicks off, gamers have already secured 74 hours of utter mind-numbing torture with more than $2,000 donated. Make someone miserable and earn good karma by throwing a dollar in the hat here.
Tue, Nov 06, 2012 | 10:21 GMT
Moustaches at the ready, EA Sports has pledged $500,000 worth of in-game ad space to the Movember charity, which encourages people to either grow a moustache – or wear a fake one – for the whole month of November.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 | 23:34 GMT
The Entertainment Software Association raised $822,000 at its Nite to Unite event this year, Destructoid reports. The annual black tie charity gala is in its 15th year and has raised over $12 million since launch. Beneficiaries for 2013 include the Federation of American Scientists, Parents’ Choice Foundation, Smithsonian American Art Museum and ThanksUSA. The event is mainly attended by industry insiders; Gabe Newell was inducted into its honouree ranks this year.
Wed, Oct 03, 2012 | 08:19 BST
Humble Bundle 6 has come to a close, netting over $2 million in indie game sales, and most importantly a great sum of cash for the Child’s Play charity. Pat yourself on the back if you spent money on it. Go on, you deserve it.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 | 02:02 BST
In an admirably amusing nod to the competition. Trion Worlds has announced a new pre-order incentive for RIFT’s upcoming expansion, Storm Legion. As detailed on the MMORPG’s blog, all pre-orders through StormLegion.com between September 26 and October 3 will trigger a $1 donation to Pandas International. If you need this spelled out for you, gratz on climbing out from under your rock; World of Warcraft’s kung fu panda extravaganza Mists of Pandaria launched this week.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 21:15 BST
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 20:58 BST
Assassin’s Creed 3 and the Rock the Vote incentive are teaming up in order to bring awareness of the US elections in November.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 | 17:27 BST
Xbox Live is free this weekend for everyone as part of Microsoft’s Gaming and Giving for Good Charity Event. Over the weekend, Xbox 360 users can play their games and raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. You can sign up to participate and gather donations from friends and family through here. The more you play, the more will be given.
Thu, Aug 02, 2012 | 16:29 BST
NCsoft, ArenaNet and Indigo Pearl will sponsor a cycle ride from Cologne to Brighton with proceeds from the three day ride benefiting GamesAid.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 | 23:05 BST
SCEE has partnered with Birmingham City University’s Gamer Camp, which will see the firm offering up PlayStation Academic Scholarships. The goal is to help provide an opportunity for the next generation of UK talent through professional development studies. Four students will have half the fee for Gamer Camp paid, as given the opportunity for paid work in one of SCEE’s UK development studios for six months. Students need to be signed up for Gamer Camp by August 9, and each will automatically be entered into the PlayStation Academic Scholarship. Thanks, GI International.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 | 03:30 BST
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 | 15:58 BST
Blizzard has announced its charity auction of retired World of Warcraft server blades has raised $330,000. The auction went live in October 2011, and featured a selection of blades which once housed WoW realms. All funds raised through the eBay auctions went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thanks, GI International.