Child's Play

Child’s Play charity raised a record $7.6 million in 2013

Child’s Play, the charity raising funds for hospitals and other health organisations around the world has raised a record $7.6 million in 2013.

Child's Play headlines

  • Saints Row 4: Child's Play Pack supports charity, lets you dress like a monkey or dinosaur

    A DLC pack supporting Child’s Play charity is now available for Saints Row 4. The Child’s Play Pack will run you $2.99/EUR 2.99/GBP 2.49 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the charity. The pack contains toys which allow players to rampage through Steelport as a Digital Dino or a Robochimp. It also […]

  • Child's Play raised $5 million for charity in 2012

    Child’s Play, the charity geared towards raising money to buy games and toys for children’s hospitals and domestic violence relief centres has revealed it raised some $5 million throughout 2012. The charity has responded to the news by issuing its thanks to those who donated.

  • Rise of the Triad offers new screens, developer blog and charity stream

    Good things come in threes, they say, but the ridiculously easy puns granted by Rise of the Triad number in the thousands. Let’s skip them and focus on these shiny new screenshots.

  • Desert Bus for Hope now accepting donations

    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 […]

  • Mario Marathon raises over $68K for charity

    If you haven’t checked it out already, drop by the Mario Marathon, where a team of ten has, at time of writing, raised $68,603.21 and signed up for up to 786 levels from a range of Super Mario Bros. games. They’ve been at it for close to two and a half days and are over […]

  • Retake Mass Effect campaigners stand behind charitable donations

    Although BioWare has vowed to address their complaints, the charitable campaigners behind Retake Mass Effect haven’t withdrawn their financial support.

  • Retake Mass Effect to close Child's Play drive

    After talks with Child’s Play members, the Retake Mass Effect movement campaigning to change Mass Effect 3’s ending has decided to close its charity fundraising drive.

  • Avenger creators donate $10,000 to Child's Play

    N-Control, creators of the Avenger, an external adapter which houses an Xbox 360 controller boatsing the ability to improve reaction time and more fluid movements, has donated $10,000 to Child’s Play, and has pledged to donate $50,000 worth of Avenger accessories should the charity “find a need for it” and plans to continue donating to […]

  • Child's Play raised over $3.5 million in 2011

    Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity raised a record-breaking $3,512,345 over 2011. Project manager Jamie Dillon praised the efforts of independent fundraising initiatives for the scheme’s annual growth; the charity recently passed a $10 million milestone. Child’s Play provides games and toys to hospitalised kids, which studies have linked with increased recovery rates. Well done to […]

  • Child's Play hits $1.5 million in donations for 2011

    Child’s Play has hit reached $1.5 million in donations for this year, the charity has said, with an aim to hit $2 million by the end of the year still on. The group, formed by Penny Arcade, has made $10 million since it was created in 2003. The main aim of the charity has been […]

  • Desert Bus now available on iOS, Android - all proceeds to Child's Play

    The notorious Desert Bus, Penn and Teller’s incredibly boring and unrewarding parody simulation, is now available on both iOS and Android. It’s worth owning just to say you’ve experienced it, but all proceeds from the 99 cent app go straight to penny Arcade’s charity Child’s Play, which provides toys and games for hospitalised kids. In […]

  • The Humble Bundle is back with Frozen Synapse

    The Humble Bundle is back with the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle, and once again you can pay what you want. It comes with the turn-based strategy title Frozen Synapse, and is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. It also includes the soundtrack with your purchase. Those who pay above the average price will also receive […]

  • Friday Shorts II: SOCOM, Bodycount, Gearbox, Pandora's Tower, 80s Teen Queens

    It’s Friday. Let’s get you caught up on shorts so you can get the hell out of the house for a change.

  • Child's Play charity running pre-E3 golf tournament

    Come one, come all. The Penny Arcade-founded children’s charity and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) have set up the first annual Child’s Play Invitational Golf Tournament, to be held on Sunday June 5 in Pasadena.

  • Child's Play holding MAGFest festival auction

    Penny Arcade charity Child’s Play has announced details of an upcoming auction at upcoming music and games festival, MAGFest.

  • Gamers poll more than $2 million for Child's Play's coffers in 2010

    Penny Arcade-founded charity Child’s Play has smashed previous high scores by raising an astounding $2,294,317 in 2010, all of which will end up helping sick kids and their families cope with the stress and discomfort of hospitalisation.

  • Fourth annual Desert Bus for Hope kicks off, people marathon worst game of all time for charity

    Want to see good people play a really, really bad game to help other good people? Then take a gander at this.

  • Gears 3: The fate of Carmine rests in your hands

    Epic and Microsoft are giving fans the chance to decide Clayton Carmine’s  fate in Gears of War 3, and it’s all for charity.

  • Penny Arcade’s annual Child’s Play charity comes to a close, demolishes records

    Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity – which sees gamers of all walks of life and stations of play donate cash to sick children in hospitals – recently wrapped up its 08/09 campaign. The final tally? Excuse us for a moment as we shove aside a few words to make space for this gargantuan number. $1,434,377. […]