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Child's Play raised $7.6 million in 2013


Gamer-fueled charity continues growth
Jan 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
Charitable organization Child's Play has published their year-end total of donations, which comes to a whopping $7.6 million. The organization, which puts entertainment media into the hands of children in over 90 hospitals wo...
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Child's Play has raised over $20M in ten years


$2.5 million was raised in 2013 alone
Nov 25
// Alessandro Fillari
On its 10th anniversary, the gaming-focused charity Child's Play announced it had raised over $20 million dollars during its ten years of drives and events. To celebrate, the organizers of the charity wrote a passionate post ...
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GameGrumps auctioning off games for Child's Play


So many copies of Glover
Aug 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The GameGrumps receive a lot of games from their fans to play on the show, and because of that they receive a ton of duplicate copies of titles. So instead of hoarding it all away, they've put them up for auction on eBay! Th...
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Awesome Plants vs. Zombies 18" Munny auction for charity


Child's Play to benefit from these cool pieces
Jul 18
// Dale North
PopCap and EA had many of these really funky 18-inch Mega Munny custom pieces on display at their booth here at San Diego Comic-Con today. Many folks from the game development community took one of Kidrobot's big-headed blank...

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There's a Mega Man charity marathon this weekend


Storm Unity supports Child's Play
Feb 15
// Chris Carter
Starting Saturday, February 16th at 6:00PM EST, the folks over at Storm Unity will be running a 24-hour Mega Man marathon event to benefit Child's Play. In addition to general Mega Man chicanery, you can also win prizes for p...
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The Mega Manathon is running at MAGFest right now


Pew pew for the kids
Jan 04
// Chris Carter
MAGFest is a convention of many awesome things, and this year, they've combined two of my favorite things ever: Mega Man, and Child's Play. The fine folks at Half Empty Energy Tank are now running a 72-hour Mega Man charity m...
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MAGFest

Flip tables at MAGFest: Best Child's Play fundraiser EVER


Channel your inner frustrated Japanese salaryman
Dec 21
// Tony Ponce
Who says you can't combine charitable giving with righteous anger? During next month's MAGFest at the Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland, you can take part in a very special fundraising activity. By donating a few bucks, you ...

Win one of 10 early tickets to Ümloud! this Thursday

Dec 04 // Niero Gonzalez
[embed]239871:45981[/embed] You don't have to be in San Francisco to help this charity: You can donate over the web Funds collected benefit Child's Play, a non-profit organization founded by the guys at Penny Arcade to help bring awesome to 70 children's hospitals around the world.  If everyone reading this donated enough to buy a cup of coffee, it actually adds up to a lot. They've raised over $40,000 in the past years, and we hope to beat that number this year, so every little bit helps! We'll see you at the show!
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Rock out for a great cause
In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim...

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Pat the NES Punk & brentalfloss channel their inner Queen


A Nintendohemian Rhapsody for charity
Oct 22
// Tony Ponce
[Update: Whoops! The actual NES marathon ended yesterday at 3 PM PST, but Pat is still accepting donations through his site until tomorrow.] Zealous NES collector Pat the NES Punk is holding a Child's Play charity that runs ...
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Raging Mass Effect 3 fans do something for charity


Mar 14
// Jim Sterling
The arrogantly named "Retake Mass Effect" group has decided to offset the public bitching by raising some money for Child's Play, which fans are now cynically using to deflect criticism. I know this because Destructoid's tips...
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Be Mine Game & Music bundle debuts


Feb 26
// Alasdair Duncan
Yes, indie game bundles are now becoming two a penny and a regular occurrence but they're still a great way to get some games for hardly any money. The Be Mine Game & Music bundle is a pay-what-you-want deal where for as...
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Check out Harmonix live stream for Child's Play charity


Dec 19
// Dale North
Harmonix will live stream some Christmas craziness for the Child's Play charity today. From 5pm to 8pm Eastern they'll host a holiday-themed stream to raise money for the kids. This stream will feature interviews with Harmoni...
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That's a real life Gravity Gun you're looking at


Dec 07
// Harry Monogenis
The name Harrison Krix mean anything to you? Well it bloody should, I mean he was the guy that made the new Mr. Destructoid helmet, created kick-ass Portal and Portal 2 guns and a BioShock Big Daddy costume to name a few...
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Two more pay-what-you-want indie bundles on PC


Dec 07
// Joshua Derocher
We've got two more pay-what-you-want independent bundles for the PC. One of them is available now, and the second one will be available next week. Both of them have some excellent games in them, and they support indie develop...
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Umloud 2011: A Rock Band night for Child's Play


Dec 06
// Jesse Cortez
Gamers are a naturally creative bunch, and this can definitely be seen in the way that we come together to raise money for charity. This Thursday, December 8th, at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, Ümloud will be hosting...
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14k Starman pendant to be auctioned off for Child's Play


Nov 20
// Tony Ponce
Fan craftsman Juno makes a lot of classy custom videogame jewelry, from Triforce earrings to a Metroid pendant. None of them are for sale, however, so you can only admire them from afar. His latest concoction is a 14k gold St...
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Mega Man marathon for charity is happening now


Nov 19
// Victoria Medina
Child's Play kicked off at the start of this month and there are quite a few options open to anyone who wants to donate, such as the Mega Marathon, a 48 hour Mega Man marathon. There is a slight twist though, as there will be...
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Live show: Dtoid teaming up with GameOn for charity drive


Nov 18
// Bill Zoeker
Destructoid is joining forces with the GameOn community in an effort to raise money for the Child's Play charity organization. Child's Play is dedicated to providing videogames, toys, and books to ailing children in hospitals...
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This weekend on TwitchTV: So much philanthropy


Nov 18
// Bill Zoeker
This weekend, Destructoid's TwitchTV channel is getting into the spirit of giving a little early. King Foom will be championing a 36-hour multiplayer marathon to help raise money for Child's Play, Mash Tactics will be handing out beatings in another live edition of Friday Night Fights, and Also Talks is delivering unto you some insight into the past week's releases.
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Chucky from Child's Play is getting a videogame (WTF?)


Oct 07
// Jim Sterling
Child's Play is one of the few movies to truly terrify me as a child, and one I never watched in full until I was an adult. Dolls are scary at the best of times, but murderous ones voiced by Brad Dourif are ten times more hor...

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