Entries in 'charity' (16)

Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

A new fundraising initiative to support seven worldwide gaming charities is to take place this weekend. Dubbed the One Gamer Fund, all money raised over the next three days will ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Call of Duty Endowment UK

$25m Call of Duty Endowment comes to the UK - charity microtransaction will help veterans find good jobs

After huge success in the US, Activision is bringing its Call of Duty Endowment programme to the UK. Funded by an in-game purchase in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Sep 8th 2017 at 10:56AM in News
Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer backs SpecialEffect's One Special Day fundraiser

Double Fine Productions founder Tim Schafer has backed SpecialEffect's tenth anniversary One Special Day fundraiser, releasing a video message (which you can view below) calling the industry to action. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 11:02AM in News
Wired Productions unveils mental health awareness campaign

Wired Productions unveils mental health awareness campaign

The Town of Light publisher Wired Productions just announced a partnership with non-profit charity Take This, which aims to provide support and information about mental health issues.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 28th 2017 at 10:30AM in News

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Twitch has raised over $75m for charity since launch

Twitch has raised over $75m for charity since launch

Raising money for charity has always been an important part of Twitch's mission statement, but now the streaming platform has announced it's raised over $75m for over 100 charities since ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 25th 2017 at 10:39AM in News
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

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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
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