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  • Blog Post: Desert Bus For Hope Charity Live Stream 8 Happening Now

    Desert Bus for Hope, the charity live stream that marathons the infamous Desert Bus video game every year, is currently running its eight marathon. Over the course of its many marathons, which began in 2007, the charity has raised a lifetime total of more than $2 million, all donated to Child's Play... More
  • Blog Post: Special Olympics Launches eSports-Focused Gaming Initiative

    Special Olympics has announced a new program that will connect its athletes and volunteers with the gaming world. With the help Force Multiply Gaming, Special Olympics will be forming an advisory board of industry executives. The 46-year history of Special Olympics is one of inclusion and acceptance... More
  • Blog Post: Awesome Games Done Quick Charity Speedrunning Marathon Schedule Announced

    There are a lot of reasons people play games. Some dive in for relaxation, others to connect with friends, and some for thrills and excitement. And then there are speedrunners, a group of gamers that challenge themselves to blast through games as fast as they possibly can. Each year, a group of these... More
  • Blog Post: Donate To Charity For A Chance To Play Video Games With Will Ferrell

    Will Ferrell is holding a contest for a winner to play some video games with him, and it's all in the interest of raising money for charity. To be part of Will Ferrel’s Super Mega Blast Max Charity Gaming Extravaganza, taking place in San Francisco on October 26, all you need to do is donate... More
  • Blog Post: Rainbow "GayStation 4" Being Auctioned For Charity

    A Swedish retailer is auctioning off a custom rainbow PS4 to benefit a GLBT charity organization. Webhallen, a Swedish computer and video game retailer, has put up the custom PS4 "Sony GayStation" up for auction as part of the Stockholm Pride Festival. At current time the high bid is 17,100... More
  • Blog Post: Flash Sales Return To Humble Bundle

    Humble Bundle has announced today that it's bringing back 24-hour flash sales after a few-months hiatus. Previously called Humble Daily Bundles, they have since been renamed to Humble Flash Bundles. The bundles go live every Monday at 11 PDT and can be found here . Previously, Humble Bundle ran a... More
  • Blog Post: Humble 2K Bundle Offers XCOM, BioShock, And Others Cheap

    Publisher 2K games has partnered with Humble Bundle to collect a handful of games and sell them at a discount for charity. Proceeds from the Humble 2K Bundle will go towards Action Against Hunger and The American Red Cross. You can pay any price for BioShock, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and The Darkness... More
  • Blog Post: Summer Games Done Quick Charity Event Ends Raising More Than $700,000

    The latest Games Done Quick charity marathon has come to a close after raising more than $700,000 for Doctors Without Borders. This morning the official Games Done Quick twitter account tweeted that the marathon raised $713,338.96, bringing the organization's total charity fundraising efforts up... More
  • Blog Post: Humble Store Crosses $1 Million Raised For Charity

    In November 2013, Humble Bundle, the organization known for pay-what-you-can game bundles opened a storefront. Eight months later, the company has hit a major milestone. Humble Bundle has announced that through the Humble Store, which donates 10 percent of purchases to charity and returns 75 percent... More
  • Blog Post: Summer Games Done Quick Charity Speedrun Marathon Event Kicks Off

    Games Done Quick's summer speed run marathon has begun, and its all for the sake of charity. If you're unfamiliar with the event, a collection of speed runners have gathered together to play an assortment of games in a week long marathon to raise money for charity, specifically Doctors Without... More
  • Blog Post: Games Done Quick Summer Charity Speedrun Marathon Event Announces Schedule

    After raising more than $1 million earlier this year with its charity marathon , Games Done Quick is holding a summer marathon to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. The event begins this weekend, Sunday June 22, and goes until June 28. If you're unfamiliar, the event is a gaming marathon that... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog And 8-Bit Salute Reschedule Charity Drive Following DDoS Attack

    The 8-Bit Salute charity drive , which was meant to take place this weekend with help from developer Naughty Dog was crippled by a DDoS attack, so a make-up day has been assigned. The 8-Bit Salute charity drive is a function of Operation Supply Drop, an organization that collects and distributes video... More
  • Blog Post: Path Of Exile Launching Two Week Charity Event To Benefit Child's Play

    Developer Grinding Gears is preparing to launch a two-week Path of Exile charity event with proceeds going to Child's Play. Starting May 10, players will be able to purchase a new helmet skin called the Angelic Mask for $5 that will only be available during that two week period. All of the proceeds... More
  • Blog Post: 7 Entertainment Updates Terms To Prohibit The Resale Of Humble Bundle Keys

    Yesterday we reported on the questionable sale of Humble Indie Bundle game keys on PC distribution sites owned by 7 Entertainment . The company has offered a statement on the situation, and updated its terms and conditions to help prevent future sales of keys purchased through Humble Indie Bundle and... More
  • Blog Post: Retailer Scam Re-Sells Humble Bundle Games, Reaps Profit Off Charity

    Services like Humble Bundle offer a pay-what-you-want service that is beneficial for developers, charities, and consumers. We’ve discovered that the PC games digital distributor 7 Entertainment and other sites are taking advantage of this generosity and obtaining Steam keys from Humble Bundles... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Holds Final Fantasy X/X-2 Auction For Charity

    Square Enix recently helped celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster with a charity art exhibit, and art director Yusuke Naora and producer Yoshinori Kitase made an appearance. As a special surprise to guests, Naora performed a live art demonstration, creating an original piece just for... More
  • Blog Post: Support The Troops With An 8-Bit Salute

    The military gaming charity Operation Supply Drop, which creates video game care packages for deployed soldiers, is looking to raise more than $1 million this year with it's annual "8-Bit Salute" fundraiser. Participants will be creating teams and then gathering donations from family and... More
  • Blog Post: Insomniac Continues To Raise Money For Injured Artist With Signed Xbox One

    Last year, Insomniac Games intern Ana Kessel was involved in a hit and run accident , and the developer has posted an autographed Xbox One on eBay to help continue donation efforts towards Kessel's recovery. We've launched a charity auction for a signed Xbox One on behalf of our former intern... More
  • Blog Post: Deep Silver And Volition Raise Money For Child's Play With Saints Row IV DLC

    Saints Row IV might be a game for mature adults, but developer Volition and publisher Deep Silver are using it to raise money for kids in need. The Child’s Play pack offers in-game items themed after classic toys. All proceeds go to the Child’s Play charity, which raises money to support... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Raises $90,000 For Typhoon Haiyan Relief

    Twitch has announced that it has donated $90,000 to the relief effort in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan last month. The funds were raised through the sale of limited edition t-shirts on Twitch’s website. Additionally, during Extra Life 2013, Twitch hosted 7,500 users that raised $1.22... More
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