Entries in 'charity' (28)

Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Scottish retail chain Games Centre made the most of the Pokémon Go phenomenon, all in the aid of charity. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 4th 2016 at 12:09PM in News
War Child charity games bundle is now out on Steam

War Child charity games bundle is now out on Steam

Charity outing Help: The Game, which gathers 12 original titles from some of Europe’s biggest studios, is now available.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 27th 2016 at 2:09PM in News
EA donating $1m to five charities, including SpecialEffect

EA donating $1m to five charities, including SpecialEffect

Publishing giant EA is giving away $1m to five different charities, one of which is the UK’s very own SpecialEffect.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 10th 2016 at 12:57PM in News

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Sumo, Apple, King and Google go head-to-head in charity bowling contest

Sumo, Apple, King and Google go head-to-head in charity bowling contest

The UK games industry will gather at the end of the month for a ten-pin bowling tournament.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 12th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Limited edition Skylanders toys will raise awareness for autism

Limited edition Skylanders toys will raise awareness for autism

Activision has teamed up with charity Autism Speaks to release a number of limited edition Skylanders Superchargers toys designed to raise awareness of the condition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2016 at 10:52AM in News
SpecialEffect's GameBlast16 kicks off tomorrow

SpecialEffect's GameBlast16 kicks off tomorrow

A 24-hour Twitch stream kicking off tomorrow hopes to raise money for the really very wonderful SpecialEffect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2016 at 2:28PM in News
GamesAid Games on Song returns next week

GamesAid Games on Song returns next week

Just eight days remain until GamesAid's Games on Song choir's second concert. 

on Dec 8th 2015 at 2:58PM in News

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This year Movember has a smartphone game

This year Movember has a smartphone game

Growing a fabulous moustache isn’t going to be the only way to contribute to Movember this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2015 at 4:13PM in News
'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

Digital retailer Humble Bundle has been forced to let 12 of its staff members go, after the firm’s CEO admitted it had attempted to grow too quickly.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 13th 2015 at 9:33AM in News
Humble Bundle launches monthly subscription service

Humble Bundle launches monthly subscription service

Charity retailer Humble Bundle is now offering monthly games bundles to those who sign up for a subscription.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 2nd 2015 at 10:02AM in News
GamesAid raises an astonishing £564,000

GamesAid raises an astonishing £564,000

GamesAid has once again smashed its funding record and is giving away more money to more charities. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 1st 2015 at 9:45AM in News

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Studios team up for War Child charity game

Studios team up for War Child charity game

A number of big-name developers have joined forces to create a game compilation in aid of charity War Child.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2015 at 12:52PM in News
GamesAid voting starts next week

GamesAid voting starts next week

The UK games industry can decide which charities will receive a record-breaking amount of money from GamesAid next week.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 9:58AM in News
GamesAid charity nominations are open right now

GamesAid charity nominations are open right now

The UK games industry can now nominate charities to receive thousands of pounds from GamesAid.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 17th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
Summer Games Done Quick event raises $1.2m for charity

Summer Games Done Quick event raises $1.2m for charity

Last week's speedrun event Summer Games Done Quick raised more than $1.2m for charity, organizers have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 7:46PM in News

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Nominations open for 2015 GamesAid charities later this month 

Nominations open for 2015 GamesAid charities later this month 

The UK games industry can nominate charities to receive thousands of pounds from GamesAid, later this month. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Full House: GamesAid industry poker tournament raises almost £7,000 for charity

Full House: GamesAid industry poker tournament raises almost £7,000 for charity

GamesAid broke its own poker tournament fundraising record earlier this week, with the industry chipping in almost £7,000 towards the charity.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2015 at 11:39AM in News
Destiny players raise over $1m for Nepal aid efforts

Destiny players raise over $1m for Nepal aid efforts

The collective efforts of Bungie, Activision and Destiny players have helped raise over $1m in aid for the relief efforts in earthquake-hit Nepal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 10:34AM in News
GamesAid Tenner raises £3,088 at MCV Awards 2015

GamesAid Tenner raises £3,088 at MCV Awards 2015

Games industry charity GamesAid raised more than £3,000 at last week's MCV Awards.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:30AM in News
EA to hold 'Football Shirt Friday' fundraising event for Bobby Moore Fund

EA to hold 'Football Shirt Friday' fundraising event for Bobby Moore Fund

FIFA creator EA is to support the bowel cancer charity of footballing great Bobby Moore next Friday.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 7th 2015 at 9:04AM in News
This War of Mine DLC proceeds going to charity

This War of Mine DLC proceeds going to charity

11 bit Studios has teamed up with the War Child Charity for a DLC giveaway.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2015 at 2:44PM in News
World of Warcraft charity pet raises $1.9m+ to fight Ebola

World of Warcraft charity pet raises $1.9m+ to fight Ebola

Players of Blizzard’s MMO mega-hit World of Warcraft have between them once again raised over $1.9m for charity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 2:05PM in News
Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.58m for charity

Awesome Games Done Quick raises $1.58m for charity

January's live streaming charity event Awesome Games Done Quick raised $1.58m for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, organizers have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 11th 2015 at 7:19PM in News
Star Wars Humble Bundle raises $1.3m in under 24 hours

Star Wars Humble Bundle raises $1.3m in under 24 hours

A Humble Bundle consisting of Star Wars-themed games, released to raise money for Unicef, has already topped $1m in sales.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:01PM in News