Tag Archives: Charity
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 | 19:10 BST
UK video games charity GamesAid has revealed the winners for its 2012 funding prize. Action For Kids, Jigsaw4U, Small Steps, Special Effect and The Willow Foundation received the plaudits and £36,000 in funding.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 | 15:13 BST
NCSoft PR head Cat Channon, Mark Allen (Kalypso), David Priestman (Future), James Beaven (Indigo Pearl), Nick Haywood (Kuoda), Graeme Struthers (GetGamesGo), Nathan Ditum (Future) and Sarah Ditum (freelance) are cycling back to the UK from gamescom in an effort to raise money for the GamesAid charity. They’re going to be back in Britain tomorrow after putting in 100 miles a day since the end of gamescom last week. Hit the link and give them some money.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 | 22:33 GMT
You might remember this video from way back in September. PopCap originally released this video during TGS for no apparent reason at all. Today we’re getting word that PopCap has made the song available for download on iTunes with all of the profits going to charity.
The charity involved is called Concern Worldwide and works to benefit some of the poorest places on Earth. If you’ve got £0.79/$0.99 to spare then head on over to iTunes to pick up a copy for a good cause. The music video is embedded after the break.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 | 20:34 GMT
SEGA of America is auctioning a ton of memorabilia – some of it rare, some not so rare – and donating all the profits to the Red Cross for the Japanese earthquake aid effort.
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 | 07:51 GMT
Sony’s confirmed it’s to delay the UK release of Evolution racer Motorstorm Apocalypse following last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 | 06:17 GMT
Want to see good people play a really, really bad game to help other good people?
Then take a gander at this.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 18:26 BST
GamesAid, a game industry charity that aims primarily to help children, has finally figured out a way to make raising money X-treme: by scaling large rocks in dangerously small amounts of time. Rad.
Martyn Northall, Richard Slater, Matt West-Robinson and Dermot Stapleton, employees of Just Flight and Mastertronic, are set to tackle the aptly named Three Peaks Challenge, GI.biz reports. They’ll be scaling three mountains — a total of 26 miles — in under 24 hours. We’re not even sure rockets can move upward that quickly.
Want to donate? Go here.
More through the links.
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 | 15:22 BST
With the proviso to make video games more accessible, Ubisoft has released Handigo The Game: a “serious game” created in conjunction with Handicap International as part of the Ability Together campaign.
Ubisoft has also announced that from now on, all its in-house titles will include subtitles.
Handigo consists of three mini-games “that each represent a different type of impairment. Every levels ends with a message intended to help the player learn to distinguish between disabilities and understand common everyday obstacles.”
The first Ubisoft games to be subtitled will be Prince of Persia, Far Cry 2 and Shawn White Snowboarding.
More of this sort of thing please.
Thanks, Game Informer.
By Mike Bowden