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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 liv...

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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 av...

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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 m...

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 raising money for cancer research

You could probably trip your way into watching speedruns on the Internet at this point, but finding a week-long marathon of them in the name of charity? That's not an everyday thing! Awesome Games Done Quick has begun its crazy, fourth-annual set full of speedruns, which will take place from now u...

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Child's Play closes year with record-breaking $7.6 million

An incredible holiday drive propelled Child's Play's annual fundraising to $7.6 million, a new record for the charity organization by more than $2 million. Considering that annual figure was at $2.5 million as recently as November, it's a remarkable achievement by Child's Play and its backers alike...

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Gaming for Good raises over $10m for Save the Children

Gaming for Good, a charity organization headed up by Internet personality Bachir Boumaaza (aka Athene), has successfully raised over $10 million for global youth advocacy group Save the Children as of this week. Gaming for Good offers up dozens of downloadable PC games that can be purchased usin...

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Endangered species get helping hand from Microsoft, Zoo Tycoon

Community challenges for Zoo Tycoon players will benefit more than just virtual animals, thanks to donations from Microsoft. Each month, a new challenge will be issued by Zoo Tycoon developer Frontier. When the challenge has been completed, Microsoft will donate $10,000 to whichever nonprofit organ...

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Robotic chimp, metal dragon aid sick kids in Saints Row 4 charity DLC

Sure, they're a bloodthirsty gang of polysexual criminals, some of whom literally get off on violence, yet the 3rd Street Saints also have a softer side, and a recent agreement to aid Child's Play proves as much in typical Saints Row style. Here's how things work: If you pay a visit to Steam, yo...

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Twitch exceeds charity milestones, raises $90K for Typhoon Haiyan relief

Gaming-focused streaming service Twitch announced that its recently concluded Typhoon Haiyan charity drive raised a total of $90,000 for Red Cross relief efforts. Twitch solicited donations via a Teespring store advertised in channel pop-ups, with proceeds from all sales donated to the Red Cross...

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EA's Origin Humble Bundle brings $1.65 million to American Cancer Society

Remember EA's Humble Origin Bundle and how the publisher vowed to donate its share of the proceeds to charity? EA COO Peter Moore tweeted the above picture this week of himself presenting a $1.65 million cut of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. The Origin Bundle's launch followed Moo...

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