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Summer Games Done Quick speedruns raise $700k for charity

Sometimes it's good to know that the more superhuman among us choose to use their powers for good; SpeedDemosArchive announced via Twitter that the talented players behind the Summer Games Done Quick gaming marathon raised $713,338.96 for the Doctors Without Borders charity last week. In Games...

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Humble Store raises $1 million for charity

Humble Bundle's spin-off venture Humble Store has earned more than $1 million in charitable proceeds as of this week. The Humble Store offers a rotating selection of downloadable PC games at deep discounts, with ten percent of sale proceeds going toward the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the...

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Remember Destiny alpha with shirt 'that came from the moon'

Last week's alpha test of Bungie's massive shooter, Destiny, was a huge success, attracting legions of players and leaving the studio to celebrate its achievements, and even poke fun at the game's most glaring failures. In what Bungie calls a "Post Game Carnage Report," it reveals that the alpha...

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Naughty Dog charity stream rescheduled following DDOS attack

Naughty Dog has rescheduled its plans to participate in the Operation Supply Drop charity drive after a previous attempt was cut short by a DDoS attack, announcing that the event will now take place this weekend. Operation Supply Drop's 8-bit Salute is a charitable streaming marathon that aims...

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DDoS attack wounds Operation Supply Drop charity drive

Clearly, no good deed goes unpunished, as hackers have targeted Operation Supply Drop, a charity effort to send games and gaming-related items to American soldiers overseas. "Well, that took 26 minutes, but the Operation Supply Drop website is already down," wrote the fundraiser's organizers on...

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Twitch teams with Operation Supply Drop for military charity

Video game broadcasting platform Twitch is partnering with Operation Supply Drop for the 24-hour charitable game streaming marathon 8-Bit Salute. The marathon is entering its third year and will be held May 17 - 18, with donations raised during 8-Bit Salute used to fund video game care packages for...

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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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Nintendo fan-crafted art charity benefits Morgan Autism Center

The San Jose State University ShrunkenHeadMan Club's Charity Committee is hosting Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery, a Nintendo-themed art exhibit and sale benefiting the Morgan Autism Center. The exhibit features more than 140 pieces of fan-created multimedia art honoring games like Super...

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Zoo Tycoon chooses first Community Challenge, Microsoft to donate $10,000 to tiger conservation

Sumatran tigers will be the first species to benefit from a partnership between Microsoft and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), wherein Microsoft donates $10,000 to a wildlife-oriented charity every time players of Zoo Tycoon complete a chosen Community Challenge. Developer...

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Humble Sid Meier Bundle adds Civilization 5 DLC, Sid Meier's Pirates

The good people at Humble Bundle have opted to make the Humble Sid Meier Bundle even more attractive, with two additional DLC packs for Civilization 5, as well as the 2004 remake of seminal swashbuckling simulator Sid Meier's Pirates. As it now stands, those who spend any amount of money between...

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