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Summer Games Done Quick charity speedrun marathon kicks off Sunday

Speed Demos Archive, an online collective and host for video game speedruns, announced that its next streamed charity marathon will begin this Sunday and extend through June 29, in partnership with SpeedRunsLive and Twitch. Next week's Summer Games Done Quick marathon will raise money for the...

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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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Single quarter lasts record-breaking 85 hours on Armor Attack

Armor Attack, an arcade game from 1980, was part of two record-breaking achievements this week when John Salter of Oakland, Ohio shattered not only the previous high score, but also the previous record for longest time played on a single credit. As reported by Patrick Scott Patterson, Salter...

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See hot indie game action (and cake) in the Supershow Collective marathon

The Supershow Collective marathon begins tonight at 7PM ET and runs through the weekend, with live streams of some hot Steam, Greenlight and other indie games, plus developer interviews, special guests and giveaways. The whole spiel is organized by indie developer Robot Loves Kitty and indie PC...

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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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Extra Life and Sony partner for 25-hour charity drive

Charitable foundation Extra Life is teaming up with Sony Computer Entertainment America to host this year's series of 25-hour gaming marathons to raise money for hospitals within the Children's Miracle Network. The first 50,000 participants that raise $10 or more will earn a 30-day PlayStation...

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Fighting game marathon tonight to raise funds for Boston

Boston's fighting game community is hosting a 26-hour gaming marathon to raise money for The One Fund Boston, benefiting those who were affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Starting today at 8 PM Eastern time and running through 10 PM on Saturday, participants will stream tournaments, speed...

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PSA: Week-long speed run marathon for charity starts today

Awesome Games Done Quick 2013 is the third annual marathon gaming event in which players attempt to complete games as quickly as possible for days on end. The marathon runs through Saturday, January 12 and is raising donations for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The week-long event is being hosted...

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ExtraLives aims to hit $100K for charity with Pokémon marathon this weekend

The good folks at ExtraLives.org have raised $91,837.25 since 2009, and they're hoping Pokémon will help put them over the $100,000 mark this coming weekend. Starting up on Saturday, December 29, the team is going to start up three different Pokémon sessions at the same time,...

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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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