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Desert Bus for Hope rides again, charity drive begins today

The eighth Desert Bus for Hope charity drive officially kicks off today. We've been fans of the marathon for many years here at Joystiq, but in case you don't know what it's all about, here's the rundown. The folks at LoadingReadyRun sit down to play Desert Bus, one of the most mind-numbingly bor...

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Indie Games for Good charity marathon starts Friday

On October 17, the fourth annual Indie Games for Good marathon begins, with all proceeds directly and fully benefitting the Child's Play Charity. The festivities will be broadcast live and feature "over 100 independently developed games, many of which will be chosen by the viewers who make donat...

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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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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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Child's Play raises $2.5 million in 2013, $520K from Desert Bus

The 7th annual Desert Bus for Hope charity gaming marathon raised $522,348 for Child's Play, an organization that provides games, consoles and toys to sick children in hospitals and therapy facilities worldwide. Since 2003, Child's Play has raised more than $20 million, and this year alone it saw $...

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Custom Luigi 2DS up for auction, 25% of proceeds to Child's Play

Remember Rose Colored Gaming's Luigi 2DS, the modified handheld that looks good enough to be a real Nintendo product? Now that it's up for auction, you can celebrate the Year of Luigi in style by establishing yourself as the bro's biggest fan. The bidding period will conclude on November 17 at 10:0...

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Today's live gaming: Pokemon, Dota 2, Starcraft 2 and Zelda

A trio of eSports competitions are streaming for your viewing pleasure today, as is the kickoff of a week-long Zelda marathon for charity. Coverage of the Starcraft 2 World Championships' European league has already begun, but the American league will start reportin' for duty at 4 p.m. EST. Day ...

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'NoiseChan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptune' features hot jams, good causes

Chiptune internet radio program Noise Channel Radio, in conjunction with digital music label Ubiktune, has released a compilation album of (surprise!) chiptune jams, dubbed NoiseChan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptune. The album, available through BandCamp on a pay-what-you-want basis, features s...

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Replica Portal gun signed by Valve and auctioned on Ebay for charity

The only thing better than donating to a worthy charity is donating to a worthy charity and getting a full-size replica Portal gun signed by the entire Valve team out of it. Warm fuzzies and a new toy. Valve signed a replica Portal gun for the Games Art and Music charity event in Florida, and now t...

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'MineThon 2' Minecraft marathon for Child's Play now mining, crafting

To quote the greatest Christmas movie of all time, "It's not the giving, it's not the getting, it's the loving." But, sometimes loving is giving, especially when you don't expect anything in return. To wit, a group of Minecraft enthusiasts are giving up the next 72 hours of their lives in the hope ...

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