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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Charity Gaming Marathon Live On Ustream Today

    UPDATE: The marathon is live now, and they're giving out plenty of prizes as they hit specific donation levels. If you're looking for something to watch on a lazy Saturday, you can check out the streams here . Right now they're working on Mortal Kombat's challenge tower, but they've... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare Sells Its Secret Stash For Japan Disaster Relief

    Japan’s disastrous earthquake is well over a month old, but the country is still cleaning up. That’s why Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer BioWare has jumped in to help support Red Cross relief by auctioning off some prized possessions. BioWare is auctioning off several custom painted... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Valve Selling Limited Edition Team Fortress 2 Hats For Japan Relief

    [Update] Well, it looks like the Team Fortress 2 community is one of the most charitable in all of gaming. On its Team Fortress site, Valve just revealed that its sale of limited edition in-game hats for TF2 has raised a whopping $430,543.65 in only a little over two weeks. That's an impressive number... More
  • Blog Post: The Gamers Heart Japan Special

    The industry-wide special has arrived. Comprised of stories from game developers and journalists, Gamers Heart Japan speaks to the dedication and talent native to Japanese game development. Enjoy the hour long feature below, and donate if you can! More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Industry Celebrates Japanese Game Design In “Gamers Heart Japan”

    [Update] As a quick reminder, be sure to visit gameinformer.com at 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 3 to catch the Gamers Heart Japan special! Hope you enjoy! [Original Story] Publishers, developers, and professionals are stepping up in a variety of ways to aid Japan, this time for a broadcast titled “... More
  • Blog Post: SOE Trades Cherry Blossoms For Red Cross Support

    The Sony Corporation donated $3.6 million to the Japan relief effort in the days after the disaster, but is offering an additional opportunity for consumers to lend a hand. Sony Online Entertainment launched a new initiative yesterday that will aid with recovery and reconstruction. Players can purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Bundles Garner $2,535 For The Red Cross

    [Update #2] The auctions have closed! All five bundles combined brought in an impressive $2,535 for the Red Cross. Better yet, it appears at least two of the winners live in Minnesota, and will be treated to lunch and a tour of the office. As with the Nintendo DS auction, I'll provide proof of the... More
  • Blog Post: Charity Auction: Autographed Final Fantasy, Metal Gear & Legend of Zelda Display

    Despite the steady bombardment of news relating to charity , auctions , and general ways to aid Japan this week, we’ve got one more epic contribution to share. Sadly, this particular gem was already in the hands of a third party prior to the debut of Play for Japan , and as such wasn’t included... More
  • Blog Post: Game Industry Professionals Unveil Play For Japan

    A collection of game industry professionals announced today the launch of Play for Japan , an online charity outlet designed to raise awareness and funds for the recent disaster overseas. The worldwide campaign will support the work of the American Red Cross, Global Giving, International Medical Corps... More
  • Blog Post: Video: Official Nintendo DS Auction Update

    In case you missed it, the autographed Nintendo DS I listed on eBay sold for a massive $4,050. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to aid efforts in Japan. I wanted to take a second and thank everyone for helping promote the auction, and to share a bit of information about the buyer... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Auction To Aid Japan: Nintendo DS Signed By Industry Luminaries

    [Update #2] The autographed Nintendo DS sold for a whopping $4,050! I've contacted the seller to see if I can share a little information about them, and will update with more details tonight or tomorrow. Thank you for everyone who helped spread the word. I consider this a massive success! [UPDATE... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Japanese Game Delays, Cancellations Continue

    [Update] Capcom has confirmed that the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC slated to release today will not be delayed outside of Japan. [Original Story] Following Square Enix's announcement that Final Fantasy XIV/XI severs have temporarily shut down to conserve power, and Konami following suit with Metal Gear... More
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