Entries in 'charity' (43)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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

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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
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
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