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GameStop to run Make-A-Wish donation program in May

GameStop will host a Make-A-Wish donation program in its stores from May 1 to May 31, prompting customers to donate $1 or more in addition to their purchases. All proceeds in GameStop's donation program go directly to Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with...

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The Speed Gamers return with another 72-hour marathon for charity

Texas-based marathon-gaming group The Speed Gamers is preparing for its annual winter charity drive once again, this year raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through extensive exposure to Mario and his various exploits. Starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on December 14, the group's non-stop...

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Feel-good Sunday post: 11-year-old makes games for cancer patients, charity

Game development has become more accessible to non-professionals with tool suites such as GameSalad, which is what 11-year-old Conner Haines used to start his own studio, Flip Flop Games. Through Flip Flop, Haines began the BElieve program, where he turns game ideas from cancer patients age 5-12...

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Make-A-Wish recipient's Allied Star Police now available from PopCap

You may not remember the name Owain Weinert, but you probably remember his story. The 9-year-old, who's been living with leukemia since 2010, had a dream fulfilled by the Make-A-Wish foundation when he designed a game in conjunction with PopCap. Today, the product of that collaboration --...

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Make-A-Wish receives $800K from WoW DLC proceeds

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has received an $800,000 donation from Blizzard Entertainment. Well, technically, it's from Blizzard's customers, who dropped $10 on the World of Warcraft "Moonkin Hatchling" in-game pet. According to the foundation, the donation was based on "50 percent of the total...

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Make-A-Wish and PopCap help 9-year-old create his own iOS game

PopCap and the Make-A-Wish foundation recently teamed up to help 9-year-old Owain Weinert, who was diagnosed with Leukemia last year, realize his dream of creating his very own iOS game. The developer took Weinert's idea for the title -- a real-time strategy game called Allied Star Police -- and...

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12-year-old Make-A-Wisher designs GameStop's holiday gift card

Rather than choosing something selfish like the opportunity to ride Donald Trump like a pony or a trip around the Moon with the original Apollo 11 astronauts, 12-year-old Make-A-Wish Foundation wish recipient Emily Adkins instead chose to give back to the foundation. In designing the Holiday 2009...

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Rock Band competition sponsoring Make-A-Wish in Vancouver

The Make-A-Wish foundation, in conjunction with a slew of sponsors, will be holding a Rock Band competition in Vancouver, Canada, starting Oct. 4. The $100 entry fee, along with pre-purchase tickets for the finals at the Roxy Nightclub, go straight to the Make-A-Wish foundation. The first round of...

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