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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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Texas game shop to aid cancer patient with novel charity marathon

This Saturday, FX Game Exchange, a video game retailer in Plano, Texas, will be hosting a charity gaming event to benefit cancer-stricken high school student Alex McGuinness, though the event itself is not your typical pledge drive. "The 1up Gameathon for Alex is just like a 5k race - except...

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Gamers for Giving seeks cash for charity this weekend

The sixth annual Gamers for Giving charity event goes down this coming weekend. On February 8 and 9, Twitch streams of Killer Instinct, Halo 4, League of Legends, Call of Duty: Ghosts and StarCraft 2 will attempt to raise funds to build custom gaming kiosks for children's hospitals and create video...

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GOG.com members raised $1.9 million during 2013 charity event

Digital distributor Good Old Games announced that it raised $1.9 million for the World Wildlife Fund, Worldbuilders, and Gaming for Good during last year's Charity Promo, an event that offered a lineup of standout indie games in return for charitable donations. Ten studios took part in the...

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AbleGamers Foundation raised over $100k in 2013

The AbleGamers Foundation, a nonprofit charity that helps makes gaming accessible for those with disabilities, raised more than $100,000 in 2013. AbleGamers told GamePolitics that the funds were gathered during events like Minethon and PAX East and were pooled with donations from businesses and...

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Insomniac holds signed Xbox One auction for injured intern

After losing her leg in a hit-and-run incident, Insomniac Games intern Ana Kessel faces mounting medical bills related to her treatment. In an effort to help Kessel, Insomniac has covered a new, Microsoft-donated Xbox One in signatures and put the console up for auction on eBay. The Xbox One is...

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Awesome Games Done Quick tops $1 million in last 24 hours

Awesome Games Done Quick, a charity marathon of video game speedruns that donates money raised to the Prevent Cancer nonprofit group, concluded its weeklong streaming session yesterday on what you might call "a high note:" a $100,000 surge during the group's final game pushed the donated total to...

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