Entries in 'charity' (32)

Tickets go on sale for StandUp for GamesAid

Tickets go on sale for StandUp for GamesAid

One of the year’s best charity nights is now under a month away.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2017 at 9:52AM in News
Grab a guitar signed by Motörhead's Phil Campbell and support SpecialEffect

Grab a guitar signed by Motörhead's Phil Campbell and support SpecialEffect

SpecialEffect is currently holding a very special auction that gives you the chance to own a guitar signed by non other than Motörhead’s Phil Campbell.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 10:46AM in News
The Humble Freedom Bundle raised $6.43m

The Humble Freedom Bundle raised $6.43m

A spectacular Humble Bundle designed to raise money for human rights and pro-immigration charities has made an astonishing $6.43m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 11:02AM in News
World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour livestream

World of Tanks streamer dies during 24-hour livestream

Brian Vigneault, better known as Twitch streamer ‘PoShYbRiD’, has died during a 24-hour charity livestream.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 10:31AM in News

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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
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