Entries in 'charity' (32)

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

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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
EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

A range of in-app purchases in EA’s mobile titles will be used to collect for wildlife charity WWF over the next week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 27th 2015 at 12:09PM in News

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Tim Schafer leads new VP line-up for charity Special Effect

Tim Schafer leads new VP line-up for charity Special Effect

Legendary developer Tim Schafer is among the new vice presidents of UK charity Special Effect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:18AM in News
GMG's Tracey McGarrigan becomes GamesAid trustee

GMG's Tracey McGarrigan becomes GamesAid trustee

Games industry charity GamesAid has welcomed Green Man Gaming’s Tracey McGarrigan as its latest trustee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 10:05AM in News
Humble Bundle raises $50m for charity, developers gross $100m

Humble Bundle raises $50m for charity, developers gross $100m

Humble Bundle has announced that its digital distribution platform has raised more than $50m for charities, while participating developers have grossed more than $100m between Humble's bundle and storefront promos.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 17th 2014 at 7:37AM in News
Charity that refused GamerGate associated donation receives death threats, suffers DDoS attack

Charity that refused GamerGate associated donation receives death threats, suffers DDoS attack

A charity that helps the physically disabled play video games has received death threats after refusing a donation from a charity event associated with GamerGate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2014 at 3:53PM in News

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Extra-Life charity event raises $5.5m for children's hospitals

Extra-Life charity event raises $5.5m for children's hospitals

Gaming-for-charity drive Extra-Life 2014 broke previous fundraising efforts this past weekend, raising at least $5.5m for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 28th 2014 at 9:13PM in News
Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy

Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy


Players of Angry Birds Epic are now able to donate to literacy charity Room to Read by buying an in-game item.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2014 at 1:40PM in News
PICTURES: GamesAid's Cologne to Brighton bike ride

PICTURES: GamesAid's Cologne to Brighton bike ride

Members of the games industry cycling from Gamescom in Cologne back to Brighton have raised over £4,500 for GamesAid.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 12:59PM in News
GamesAid opens nominations for 2014 charities

GamesAid opens nominations for 2014 charities

Members of games industry charity GamesAid can now put forward organisations for possible support this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 7th 2014 at 11:47AM in News

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Humble Store purchases surpass $1m in charitable contributions

Humble Store purchases surpass $1m in charitable contributions

Humble Store customers have generated more than $1m in charitable contributions with their purchases, Humble Bundle organizers have announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 24th 2014 at 6:06AM in News
New mobile game gives money to industry charities

New mobile game gives money to industry charities

Red Kite Games is launching a free game called Firefly Runner tomorrow (June 5th) for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 4th 2014 at 5:11PM in News
Hackers attack Operation Supply Drop charity drive

Hackers attack Operation Supply Drop charity drive

Military fund drive 8-Bit Salute of Operation Supply Drop was attacked by hackers over the weekend, organizers have confirmed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2014 at 6:42AM in News
PS4 up for grabs in GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake

PS4 up for grabs in GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake

Industry charity GamesAid is giving one generous soul the chance to win a PlayStation 4.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:46AM in News
Get-Well Gamers comes to the UK

Get-Well Gamers comes to the UK

Video game charity Get-Well Gamers has added its 200th member hospital.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 4th 2014 at 12:15PM in News
Child's Play raises $7.6m in 2013

Child's Play raises $7.6m in 2013

Video game-focused charity Child's Play raised a record $7.6m for children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters last year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 7:55AM in News
Go on, empty that cupboard...

Go on, empty that cupboard...

Gamesaid has begun a Christmas campaign to get games firms to donate unwanted merchandise to its eBay activity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2013 at 10:01AM in News
Humble Bundle now has a Humble Store

Humble Bundle now has a Humble Store

Popular PC games discounter Humble Bundle has gone live with its new dedicated storefront.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2013 at 9:25AM in News