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London: King of Kong screening to benefit GamesAid

GamesAid and Warner Bros. have teamed up to offer a special screening of KIng of Kong, the documentary on Steve Wiebe’s attempt to take the Donkey Kong record, in the Warner Bros. London preview cinema, on December 6 at 6:30PM. Tickets are available from Eventbrite for £12, with sales to benefit charity GamesAid. Thanks, GamesIndustry.

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  • Commemorative special edition Xbox One auction nets GamesAid charity £5,000

    The white, commemorative special edition Xbox One that was auctioned on eBay has for charity has sold for £5000. The beneficiary of the sale will go to UK-charity GamesAid. The console was donated by an anonymous member of the UK Xbox team, and as part of the purchase, the new owner will also receive a […]

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  • Xbox One white commemorative special edition being auctioned off for charity

    A white Xbox One commemorative special edition is being auctioned off on ebay with the proceeds going to UK-based charity GamesAid.

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  • GamesAid presents £260,000 to charities at Eurogamer Expo

    At a dedicated event at Eurogamer Expo on Thursday, UL charity GamesAid presented a record-breaking £260,000 to five worthy causes.

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  • GamesAid announces successful charities for 2012

    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.

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  • NCsoft, ArenaNet, Indigo Pearl to sponsor GamesAid cycle ride from Cologne to Brighton

    NCsoft, ArenaNet and Indigo Pearl will sponsor a cycle ride from Cologne to Brighton with proceeds from the three day ride benefiting GamesAid.

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  • GamesAid handed out £29,000 to six different charities in 2011

    UK charity GamesAid has released its annual video which details the monies earned and which charities revived said funds. During 2011, the organization handed out £29,000 each to the following charities: Action for Kids, Jigsaw4u, Lifelites, SpecialEffect, Volunteer Centre Sutton: MAPS, and The Willow Foundation. Watch the video below.

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  • NCsoft leads GamesAid sponsorship for Brighton Marathon

    GamesAid has announced NCsoft will sponsor GamesAid which will be running the 26-mile Brighton Marathon on April 15.

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  • Intent's Dinsey becomes GamesAid chairman

    UK games charity GamesAid has announced this afternoon that Intent Media founder Stuart Dinsey has become its new chairman. He takes over from Bethesda’s Sarah Seaby, who has acted as the group’s chairperson for the last three years. “Having been in the games business for over 25 years, I know exactly how a lot of […]

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  • GamesAid Little Big Bunch indie bundle lets you pay what you want

    A new PC indie bundle is in the works and will feature titles such as Frozen Synapse, Explodemon and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee with proceeds benefiting various charities through GamesAid.

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  • Grab GRID for $5, help charity efforts

    Codemasters and Steam are throwing a sale on Race Driver: Grid, and donating the proceeds to charity.

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  • GamesAid Develop poker tournament registration opens

    Registration is now open for the the sixth GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament, sponsored by Relentless Software. It’s taking place from 7.30pm on the evening of Tuesday, July 19 at The Grosvenor Casino, Brighton Seafront. There are prizes for first, second and third place, and the game’s No Limit Hold ‘Em with a £50 buy-in. Sign […]

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  • GamesAid Develop poker tournament gets date

    GamesAid’s third charity poker tournament will take place on July 13, alongside Develop in Brighton.

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  • GamesAid charity scaling mountains to raise money for good cause

    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 […]

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  • GamesAid announces Eurogamer, Codemasters, Nintendo as company partners

    GamesAid, a UK games industry charity for children and young people, announced its first company partners, including Codemasters, Eurogamer and Nintendo amongst others. “GamesAid is all about inclusiveness and raising awareness, whilst at the same time keeping our running costs as low as possible,” said GamesAid chairman, Andy Payne. “This partnership scheme recognises those companies […]

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  • Paddington Academy officially opened today

    The UK’s Princess Anne formally opened the Paddington Academy today. The specialist school for performing arts, media, business and enterprise was co-funded by the United Learning Trust and GamesAid. Official classes started in 2007, but the ribbon cutting did not occur until today, with a ceremony attended by volunteers and philanthropists. “The Academy has been […]

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  • Lifesize Jack Sparrow being auctioned off for Games Aid charity

    Communications agency Bastion is auctioning off a life-size Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow statue in order to raise money for the GamesAid charity. The bidding on Ebay is now at £130 which is nothing these days, so you’ve really got no excuses. GamesAid “distributes funds to a diverse range of charities; it is a […]

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  • Eurogamer Expo tickets now on sale

    According to this GI piece, Eurogamer Expo tickets are now on sale, as are tickets to the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair. Both events are set to take place at the Old Truman Brewery, October 28-29, as part of the London Games Festival. Each ticket for the events costs £5 with all proceeds going towards the GamesAid […]

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  • GamesAid poker night raises nearly £4,000

    The GamesAid poker night at Develop this week raised £3,900 for charity, as you can read on GI. Eurogamer boss Rupert Loman won the first prize of £500. Don’t spend it all at once, Rupert!

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  • GamesAid to hold Develop charity poker tournament

    As you can see here, GamesAid’s holding a charity poker tournament at Develop in Brighton on July 29, so if you’re making the trip do the right thing and get involved. The buy-in’s £50, and re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. First prize is £500. Take a look.

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