Tag Archives: Child’s Play
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 09:16 GMT
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.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012 | 22:33 GMT
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.
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.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 | 03:18 BST
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 half way through, with only 60 levels still unpaid for by generous (and possibly sadistic) observers. All funds accrued will be channeled into Child’s Play’s coffers.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 | 02:46 BST
Although BioWare has vowed to address their complaints, the charitable campaigners behind Retake Mass Effect haven’t withdrawn their financial support.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 05:19 GMT
Tue, Feb 07, 2012 | 19:41 GMT
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 in the future.
Thu, Jan 05, 2012 | 00:22 GMT
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 everyone who supported last year’s endeavours.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 | 09:24 GMT
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 to provide games and toys for children’s hospitals in the US. Donations can be made here.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011 | 23:15 GMT
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 related news, at time of writing the annual Desert Bus for Hope marathon, a tradition of the end-of-year Child’s Play drive, is on the 69th of 134 hours, and over $131,000 in donations.
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 | 19:33 BST
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 the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, which includes: Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, the Jack Claw prototype, and a Splot preorder. Charities supported are the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play.
Humble Bundles have now raised over $2 million for charity. Watch the video below.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 22:07 BST
It’s Friday. Let’s get you caught up on shorts so you can get the hell out of the house for a change.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 | 07:51 BST
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.
Wed, Jan 05, 2011 | 10:03 GMT
Penny Arcade charity Child’s Play has announced details of an upcoming auction at upcoming music and games festival, MAGFest.
Mon, Jan 03, 2011 | 23:43 GMT
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. More »
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.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 | 16:49 BST
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.
Sat, Jan 17, 2009 | 21:41 GMT
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.
This, of course, smashes Child’s Play’s 2007 record of $1.3 million. All to purchase games and toys for sick children. And people say gamers are a despicable lot.
Great job to everyone who donated, and here’s to an incredibly child-friendly 2009/2010 season.