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There are some real winners on the Summer Games Done Quick schedule

Even though watching streams of people playing video games is all the rage, I can never get into it. I have a backlog that never seems to get any smaller, so it feels a bit unproductive to watch other people whittle away at theirs instead o...   read

 
 
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PLEX for Good

PLEX for Good: EVE Online players can donate to the Nepal earthquake relief fund, too

Doing good sometimes has a domino effect. That's the case with contributions to the Nepal earthquake fund. First, the Far Cry devs started matching donations. Then, Bungie sold t-shirts to help the cause. Now, CCP's hyper-warping its s...   read

 
 
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Devs with Baltimore

Devs with Baltimore bundle includes The Yawhg, Sokobond and more

The Devs with Baltimore bundle is a limited time project organized in part by developer and essayist Merritt Kopas, co-orginizer of the Devs with Ferguson bundle from late last year. The bundle includes the award winning adventure title The...   read

 
 
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Destiny

Bungie is selling T-shirts and in-game goodies for Nepal's earthquake relief

An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal on April 25, resulting in the deaths of over 6,000 people and injuring over 13,000 more. A few days ago we reported that Ubisoft were matching donations for the relief effort up ...   read

 
 
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Nepal earthquake

The Far Cry team is matching Nepal earthquake relief donations

Late last week, immeasurable disaster struck in Nepal in the form of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. As a result, the death toll is in the thousands, and thousands more are injured and/or stranded. That's not to mention the devastating damage d...   read

 
 
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Five Nights at Freddy's
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Five Nights at Freddy's fan charity stream receives huge donation from developer

Over this past weekend a Twitch streamer named Dawko, a huge fan of Five Nights at Freddy's, set up a twitch stream to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. His lofty aim was to try and raise $15,000 in donations. Well, ...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine DLC exists solely to help the kids

This War of Mine takes a look at a part of conflict that videogames rarely explore: that of those who aren't fighting for a side, but just fighting to survive. It's a harrowing experience, one of the heaviest of 2014 to be sure. With ...   read

 
 
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AGDQ 2015 recap

Now that Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is over, which runs should we watch?

Awesome Games Done Quick ended this weekend, and what a show it was! The week-long live-streaming gaming marathon raised more than $1.5 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We covered several breakouts from the event, including: TASbo...   read

 
 
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Our new overlord
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All hail TASBot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes

"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what was going to ha...   read

 
 
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AGDQ 2015

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is underway

If this morning's Humble Bundle didn't already tip you off, this year's Awesome Games Done Quick event is now running. Every year it gathers some of the best speed runners to show their stuff, streaming the event and collecting money toward...   read

 
 
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Charity

Mercedes Carrera comments on the charity stream hubbub

[Image provided by Mercedes Carrera.] A few hours ago, I wrote a story about how the AbleGamers suffered a DDoS attack after pulling out of a collaboration with adult film star Mercedes Carrera on a charity live stream. Some of you thought ...   read

 
 
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9 game bundle

Buy these nine games to support the Ferguson Public Library

Altruism is better when you get something in return. Contradictory? Sure. Ignoble? Someone will tell you why from their high horse. But wouldn't it be sweet if in paying your internet bill or buying a new blender, all the proceeds went to t...   read

 
 
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Team Meat

Team Meat dev to walk across videogames for fundraiser

Tommy Refenes' is one half of Team Meat (Super Meat Boy, Mew-Genics, Super Meat Boy Forever). He has Type-1 Diabetes. So does his Mom. She's had it for 32 years, and over that time, she's suffered from progressively worsening levels of Neur...   read

 
 
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Xbox Live

This George Washington Xbox Live skin is available with a charitable donation

The Xbox 360 is still getting a steady source of menu skins, and this labor day George Washington menu is no exception. Donations to the Call of Duty Endowment are available at $1, $5, $10, and $20 increments, and any amount will unloc...   read

 
 
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GayStation 4

The GayStation 4 was purchased at a high price

The GayStation 4, as you may remember from last week, has finally been sold for a whopping 28,300kr, or roughly $4,105. That's a lot of money raised in the name of The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rig...   read

 
 
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GayStation 4

Buy this GayStation 4 and support a Swedish LGBT organization

No, this isn't a homophobic slur or a slight against PlayStation. This is a customized rainbow console created in support of pride week in Sweden from retailer Webhallen, via CVG. It's being auctioned off to support The Swedish Federation f...   read

 
 
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Summer Games Done Quick raised over $700,000 for charity

I can only half grasp the interest in watching speed run streams (or any game streams). I can also only half grasp $713,338.96, which to me feels a fortune. That's how much Summer Games Done Quick 2014 raised in donation for Doctors W...   read

 
 
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Humble Bundle

This Summer Games Done Quick Humble Bundle is great

Even though most of us are distracted by the Steam Summer sale, you'd be missing out if you passed up on this special Summer Games Done Quick Humble Bundle. Taking its name from the week-long event that's happening right now, it offers nine...   read

 
 
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Charity

People like you helped raise $1M for charity through the Humble Store

Since its launch last November, the Humble Store has raised $1 million for charity. That's the result of ten percent of all store proceeds going to charities -- the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, World...   read

 
 
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Destiny

That T-shirt came from the Bungie store!

Commemorate your time with the Destiny Alpha release this year by picking up the tongue-in-cheek Wizard shirt from the official Bungie store. Then, don't sit around hating yourself for all the money you've spent this week what with the Stea...   read

 
 
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Summer Games Done Quick starts this weekend!

Speed Demos Archive is holding its next speedrun gaming marathon, Summer Games Done Quick 2014, real soon. The non-stop week-long event kicks off Sunday, June 22 at 11:00am Pacific and as with all of these streams, I highly recommend watch...   read

 
 
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Wargaming supports National Military Appreciation Month

Wargaming's whole company is based on military history, so it's nice to see them giving back for National Military Appreciation Month. For the third year in a row they'll give proceeds from special packages to non-profit groups. Four have b...   read

 
 
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Games Done Quick

Check out Games Done Quick event schedule for tons o' speedrunning

Do you like games? Do you like games completed in an expedient manner? Bully for you. You should check out Games Done Quick, a charity gaming marathon by speedrunners who pull off some impressive feats. The events are streamed live, viewers...   read

 
 
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Deals

Humble Weekly Sale rounds up Dustforce, Teslagrad, and 10 others

This week's Humble sale is a fundraising effort for DirectRelief presented by TSG featuring some truly excellent games and soundtracks. It's as good if not better than a full-blown Humble Bundle. To start off, pay-what-you-want pricing cove...   read

 
 
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AbleGamers Charity raises $33,635 at PAX East 2014

Here's some great news for your Monday morning: PAX East was a success for gamers with disabilities charity AbleGamers. They managed to raise $33,635.07 at the event, which more than doubles last year's total. I recall that their Pachinko f...   read

 
 


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