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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Jul 14, 2019 at 22:41.

Madden Tournament Plans To Raise Money For Victims Of The Jacksonville Shooting

<i>Madden</i> Tournament Plans To Raise Money For Victims Of The Jacksonville Shooting

On August 26, a shooter at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida opened fire at the event, wounding 11 people and killing two , Taylor Robertson, 29, and Elijah Clayton, 22. This weekend, the organizers of Muthead, an independent Madden league, are holding a charity tournament to raise money for and honor the victims of the mass shooting.

The weekend normally would have been the start...

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 13, 2019 at 01:56.

A Limited Edition PS4 Just Went for $128,000

A Limited Edition PS4 Just Went for $128,000

A super special PlayStation 4. A good cause. An internet auction. You better believe this 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 just went for well over a hundred grand.

Sony held a charity auction online in Japan for the first serialized anniversary console (it's number one out of 12,300). The auction recently came to a close, drawing 1,585 bids with the winning one coming in at 15,135,000 yen—or...

Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jul 12, 2019.

Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Raised Over $3 Million In One Week, Setting A New Record

Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Raised Over $3 Million In One Week, Setting A New Record

Summer Games Done Quick 2019 has been a huge success and earlier this morning it was announced that the event had raised $3,003,889 for the charity Doctors Without Borders. This easily beat last year’s total of $2.1 million and is a new record for the popular SGDQ event.

The week-long event showcases a variety of speedruns of different games, all streamed across the internet. Fans can donate...

Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jun 24, 2019. 12 comments

Streamer Raises Almost $1 Million For Charity In Just Four Hours

Streamer Raises Almost $1 Million For Charity In Just Four Hours

GuardianCon, which began a few years back as a small Destiny con and has since grown into an all-weekend show held in July in Orlando, also runs a week-long charity stream. Which has just raised over $3 million for a children’s hospital in Memphis.

As Forbes report, the stream operated in four-hour blocks, with streamers, teams and even some companies taking part. Bungie, for example, raised...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach May 12, 2018. 10 comments

New Super NES Game Is All About The Dangers Of Crunch

New Super NES Game Is All About The Dangers Of Crunch

Indie publisher Devolver Digital is releasing a new Super Nintendo game that looks to raise awareness of video game development crunch, with all its profits going to a mental health charity.

Fork Parker’s Crunch Out gets its title from the game industry term for when companies push their employees to work long hours in the months leading up to a game’s release. (It also sounds like a certain...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett May 09, 2018. 19 comments

Mercy's New Pink Skin a) Is For Charity And b) Looks Amazing

Mercy's New Pink Skin a) Is For Charity And b) Looks Amazing

Look at this new Mercy skin. Look at it. Available for purchase from now until May 21, it’s been designed to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, who will receive “100% the proceeds” Blizzard makes from sales.

There’s a bunch of other pink stuff on sale too, like sprays and icons, as well as real world merch like t-shirts, and the money from those go towards the...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Apr 10, 2018. 5 comments

Cosplay For a Very Good Cause

Cosplay For a Very Good Cause

Cap for Kids are a group of cosplayers who travel the country dressed as characters like Black Widow, Hawkeye and Captain America. Where most would simply be doing this for fun, they’re doing it with something else in mind: helping sick kids, and the families who are caring for them.

Launched in 2015, the group are based in Colorado, and specialise in hospital visits for children battling...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Mar 31, 2018. 20 comments

A 151-Game Charity Bundle To 'Combat Some Of The Ugliness In Our World'

A 151-Game Charity Bundle To 'Combat Some Of The Ugliness In Our World'

A Good Bundle is offering 151 games, including indie hits like Gone Home and Proteus, for peanuts. 100 percent of the profits will be split between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood.

The bundle’s stated goal is to “combat some of the ugliness in our world.” Which is a badass goal. It’s got multiple pricing tiers. $2 will get you 89 games, $8 will get you 36 more,...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Mar 05, 2018. 12 comments

The First Five Minutes Of Insomniac's First-Ever PC Game

The First Five Minutes Of Insomniac's First-Ever PC Game

The creators of Ratchet and Clank and Sunset Overdrive finally take the PC plunge with Slow Down, Bull, a delightfully simple game about a bull and his art.

My how Insomniac’s grown over the past few years. In 2012 the 21-year-old development studio released its first non-PlayStation game with Facebook’s Outernauts. In 2013 came Fuse, its first multiplatform title, followed by its...

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Eric Van Allen Eric Van Allen Oct 18, 2017. 6 comments

Puerto Rican Overwatch Player Isn't Letting Hurricane Irma Derail His Career

Puerto Rican <i>Overwatch</i> Player Isn't Letting Hurricane Irma Derail His Career

It was the day after hurricane Irma had hit Puerto Rico, and Luis Galarza Figueroa was left without options. Walking outside of his family’s home in Barceloneta after the storm subsided, he could see trees and cables on the ground. The power, something Figueora needed for many things including his burgeoning competitive gaming career, was gone.

Figueroa plays Overwatch under the name...

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Evan Narcisse Evan Narcisse Oct 13, 2017. 13 comments

Tetris Grandmaster Takes On The Weirdest Game Mode I’ve Ever Seen

<i>Tetris</i> Grandmaster Takes On The Weirdest Game Mode I’ve Ever Seen

In its most vanilla, near-ubiquitous form, Tetris is already a near perfect video game that challenges you to be smart and fast in increasingly hard fashion. The stuff that gets thrown at you in an ultra-hard arcade version is mind-blowing. Blocks that need to be cleared twice. A stack that flips around. Let’s watch one of the best Tetris players in the world take it on.

The video...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Sep 23, 2017. 21 comments

For Four Years, A Man Has Walked Across Minecraft

For Four Years, A Man Has Walked Across <i>Minecraft</i>

Kurt J. Mac has been walking in the same direction in Minecraft since 2011 . It is now September 2015, and he is still going.

Profiled recently by Guinness for their records book/marketing catalogue, there’s a progress report from April 2015 in there, saying that as of five months ago he’d crossed 2,097,152 blocks. Equivalent to 2,097.15km. Or, 1,303.1 miles (He’s obviously gone further...

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Eric Van Allen Eric Van Allen Sep 18, 2017. 6 comments

Two Commentators Fall For Oldest Donation Prank In The Book

Two<i> </i>Commentators Fall For Oldest Donation Prank In The Book

Like Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons, two commentators at this weekend’s Smash The Record bit down hard on some wordplay bait from donors.

Phil “EE” Visu and Daniel “DC” Coke were on desk duty last night for Smash The Record, a multi-game charity event raising funds for St. Jude Play Live. Much like Games Done Quick, those who donate can have a message and their name read aloud on the stream,...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Sep 15, 2017. 18 comments

Watch The Week-Long Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 Marathon Right Here

Watch The Week-Long Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 Marathon Right Here

The 2015 Awesome Games Done Quick marathon kicked off yesterday, with an entire week of non-stop gaming speedruns benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year the assembled speedrunners are playing *checks schedule* everything.

The action kicked off at noon Eastern time Sunday with a run through Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and finishing off on Saturday evening with a sprint...

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Chloe Spencer Chloe Spencer Sep 05, 2017. 16 comments

YouTubers Are Broadcasting Their Perspective Of Hurricane Harvey

YouTubers Are Broadcasting Their Perspective Of Hurricane Harvey

Last week, Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas, causing unprecedented amounts of catastrophic damage to the area and killing at least 38 people according to the New York Times. Entire sections of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, are underwater. The storm has been chronicled on the news and social media. It’s also shown up in the videos of YouTubers and Twitch streamers....

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 25, 2017. 16 comments

Keep Watching The Week-Long Summer Games Done Quick Charity Speedrun Marathon 

Keep Watching The Week-Long Summer Games Done Quick Charity Speedrun Marathon 

It’s time again for the very best reason to stay inside with your eyes glued to a screen in the middle of summer. The best speedrunners in the world gather for Summer Games Done Quick, a nonstop seven-day speedrun marathon benefiting Doctors Without Borders.

Summer Games Done Quick and its January counterpart, Awesome Games Done Quick have become two of the most entertaining gaming events of...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 25, 2017. 17 comments

Watch The Weeklong Summer Games Done Quick Charity Speedrun Marathon 

Watch The Weeklong Summer Games Done Quick Charity Speedrun Marathon 

Forget the sun. Forget the beach. Hang out with us and watch more than 140 video games being speedrun to benefit Doctors Without Borders during the 2015 Summer Games Done Quick Marathon.

Easily one of my most eagerly anticipated annual events, the summer companion to January’s Awesome Games Done Quick tournament is an excellent reason to stay inside glued to a monitor or television instead of...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 25, 2017. 12 comments

Watch The Final Day Of The Weeklong Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon

Watch The Final Day Of The Weeklong Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon

Just when you thought the holidays were ending, along comes an entire week of super-speedy runs through your favorite games for an excellent cause. It’s time for Awesome Games Done Quick. Let’s watch together!

Along with its summer variant , the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon has quickly become one of my favorite gaming events of the year. It’s all the joy of playing games and watching...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 21, 2017. 15 comments

The Most Entertaining Speedrun For A Game You've Never Heard Of

The Most Entertaining Speedrun For A Game You've Never Heard Of

On the left we have aspiring voice actor Patrick “Patty” Cullens, aka PCULL, whose mother may or may not have been murdered by a windmill. On the right is MrWeables, who possibly lives in a rustic castle with Will Ferrell. They’re playing a game you’ve probably never heard of, and they’re hilarious.

Part of the joy of watching the Summer Games Done Quick marathon is watching people play...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Aug 19, 2017. 23 comments

Watch The Final Day Of The Weeklong Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon

Watch The Final Day Of The Weeklong Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Marathon

It’s almost the end of the 2017 Awesome Games Done Quick at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from the far corners of the internet meet in person to raise money for charity by playing their favorite games apace.

Along with its summer variant , the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon has quickly become one gaming’s most exciting and unique events of the...

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