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  • Blog Post: Games Done Quick And Speedrunners To Raise Money For Cancer Prevention Research

    Today Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) will kick off their 2016 event, bringing together over a hundred speedrunners to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. In 2015, AGDQ raised over $1,500,000. In 2016, certain events will have modifiers attached to them, like playing Mike Tyson's Punch... More
  • Blog Post: There's Still Time To Tune In To Take This' Charity Stream And Donate For A Good Cause

    Update 2: My part of the stream is over, but Take This' charity drive continues. Be sure to tune in on Take This' Twitch channel ! Update 1: I'll be joining the Take This "It's Dangerous to Stream Alone" event today at 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific. I'll be playing Minecraft... More
  • Blog Post: Group Plays The Legend of Zelda For 150 Hours For Charity

    Looking for more proof that playing games can help people? A group of gamers known as Zeldathon in Erie, Pennsylvania will be playing The Legend of Zelda for 150 hours this weekend to fundraise for HelpHOPELive, a national nonprofit that helps raise money to help those in need pay their medical bills... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of Mordor Developer Monolith Rallies Around Ill Coworker

    Yesterday, Shadow of Mordor developer Monolith Productions spent the day pulling together for one of its own. In May, Executive producer Mike Forgey was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive form of cancer that causes fast-growing brain tumors. Since his diagnosis earlier this year, Forgey... More
  • Blog Post: Thank You For Helping Us Raise Over $38,000 For Extra Life 2015

    Update: The Game Informer community somehow outdid itself this year. You all helped us knock it out of the park by contributing $38,108 to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare via Extra Life at the time of publishing this article, well over double our goal from last year. It makes sense the... More
  • Blog Post: Lara Croft Go Charity Auction Raising Money For Child's Play Accompanies Game Discount

    Lara Croft Go, the mobile turn-based strategy game starring the Tomb Raider herself, is on sale, and there is an associated eBay auction charity raising money for Child's Play. You can grab Lara Croft Go for $3.99 right now. Regarding the charity auctions, there are three eBay actions available to... More
  • Blog Post: Take This Documentary Discusses The Importance Of Mental Health Care In Gaming Community

    At PAX Prime this year, Take This, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing mental-health service in the gaming community, premiered a documentary on the group's founding and mission in hopes of inspiring much-needed conversation. One in four people suffers from depression, anxiety, or another... More
  • Blog Post: Quakecon To Host Five Charities, The Most In Convention's History

    This year marks the 20 th anniversary of Quakecon, an annual convention hosted by publisher Zenimax Media. In celebration of the two past decades, Quakecon will be hosting five charities: American Red Cross , Take This , Dallas Pets Alive , Extra Life , and DFW Nerd Night . Most people know of American... More
  • Blog Post: Two Brothers Pledged $20k To Shenmue III To Raise Awareness For A Small School In China

    What’s the best way to draw attention to a small school in rural China? According to two brothers working with the non-profit VET Program, donating $20,000 to the Shenmue III Kickstarter should hopefully do the trick. The $20,000 pledge is spread across two $10,000 tier pledges. According to the... More
  • Blog Post: Donate $1 To Game Changer Charity, Get A Copy Of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Charity Game Changer is taking a cue from the Humble Bundle folks and offering free PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut to those who donate to charity. You can donate any amount, but to get a copy of the game you only need to donate a minimum of $1. You can then choose which charity... More
  • Blog Post: Dads Of Destiny Hosting Charity Stream In Memory Of Fallen Friend

    The Dads of Destiny is one of the more visible clans, with a membership of over 35,000. Recently, the group lost a member of its family, Josh Stokell, to cystic fibrosis. This weekend, the clan is hosting a charity stream in memory of their friend. The event kicks off at 12 a.m. Eastern on Saturday,... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Fans Raise Over $1 Million For Nepal Relief

    On April 25, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Nepal. Relief efforts are ongoing, and gamers and publishers have stepped up in a number of ways. EVE Online developer CCP and Smite studio Hi-Rez were among those incentivizing gamers to pitch in. Bungie rallied the Destiny community... More
  • Blog Post: Hi-Rez Helps Smite Fans Support Nepal With Limited And Exclusive Skins

    Game companies are stepping up to help in the Nepal relief efforts in a variety of ways. Bungie is offering t-shirts with profits supporting the effort and CCP is offering a cash match for in-game “PLEX” currency donations. Now, Hi-Rez is joining in with its MOBA, Smite. For 400 gems (which... More
  • Blog Post: Rockstar Games Discounted At Humble Store

    The Humble Bundle storefront is selling several games from Rockstar at deep discounts. You can expect 75 to 80 percent off some top-notch titles. The Rockstar Weekend Sale is live right now at the Humble Store , and features fantastic deals on amazing PC games – like Bully for $3, GTA IV for $4... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Humble Weekly Bundle Gets Physical With Tabletop Games

    This week’s bundle is focusing on digital versions of classic tabletop games, with a physical twist in honor of their roots. The base pack, which can be bought for any price, includes digital versions of Small World 2, Magnifico and Talisman along with its Frostmarch expansion. Charitable buyers... More
  • Blog Post: This War Of Mine Charity DLC Has Already Helped 350 Children

    Developer 11 bit’s emotional and challenging commentary on war, This War of Mine, grabbed our attention last year. Now, the team behind the title is giving back with DLC. The War Child Charity DLC is being sold through April 3 in three denominations: $0.99, $9.99, and $19.99. All three price points... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Raises $1.9 Million For Red Cross With World of Warcraft Pet Sale

    World of Warcraft players have embraced "Argi," a World of Warcraft pet, to the tune of nearly $2 million - all of which goes to a great cause. Blizzard donated the proceeds of every Argi pet sold from December 3 and 31 of last year, in addition to $10 for every sale of a bundle that included... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Charity Auction For 20th Anniversary PS4 No. 00001 Closes At $128,000

    Of the individually numbered and extremely limited 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 units available, only one can carry the number 00001. Sony held onto that specific console in order to auction it off for charity, and that listing has now closed. The first of 12,300 consoles sold for ¥15,135,000 ... More
  • Blog Post: Humble Card Game Bundle Casts Some Magic, Unfurls Some Scrolls

    The latest Humble Bundle wants you building decks, tapping mana, and going on epic adventures. Shuffle up, because this deal is all about card games. The Humble Card Game Bundle includes a number of collectible-style and deck-building games. At the base “pay what you want” level, you can... More
  • Blog Post: The Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 Charity Speedrunning Event Concludes Raising Over $1 Million

    Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 has concluded and raised more than million dollar goal for charity. Thanks @Twitch and @humble for adding those to our tracker at the last minute! It's official, over $1.1 million dollars raised! #AGDQ2015 — Games Done Quick (@gamesdonequick) January 11, 2015 It... More
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