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Warcraft players around the world showed their generosity by purchasing the Cinder Kitten pet from the Blizzard store. Blizzard announced in November that every Cinder Kitten purchased by the end of December 21, 2012, would have the profits from the sale go straight to the victims of Superstorm S...

January 11th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've been eagerly awaiting Blizzard's release of the fiery little furball pictured above, your wait is over. The Cinder Kitten is now available for purchase on the Blizzard Pet Store for $10. As mentioned last month, 100% of the proceeds from any Cinder Kitten purchased between now and Dec...

December 4th 2012 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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As with the Cenarion Hatchling of years past and the tsunami that devastated coastal Japan, 100% of proceeds from the sales of the oddly late Cinder Kitten will be given to the Red Cross' Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Blizzard will be updating us with info on when the $10 gato en fuego will be...

November 7th 2012 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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Don't forget: if you're in Chicago, and like helping sick kids and playing videogames, you should definitely come out to the Child's Play benefit tonight at Plan B, just north of North and Milwaukee, off the Damen Blue Line stop.I'll be there, there'll be an open bar and raffle prizes, including a f...

December 9th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Child's Play, the charity started up by Penny Arcade that hooks up kids in the hospital with videogames to play while there, is holding a benefit event in Chicago early next month on December 9th, and I'm going to be there. It's definitely a worthy charity, and I know there are lots of WoW Insider...

November 26th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Returning for its third consecutive year, the MMO Calendar 2009 is now available from MMOPortal.com. The calendar maintains its $12.95 price tag, with all proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Placing an order will also enter the purchaser into a drawing for 1 of 10 prize...

November 4th 2008 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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When I queue up with friends, I expect to play by their side. Whether we're conquesting new objectives, defending our assets, running a flag, or retaking lost towers, two or three people dedicated to working together stand a better chance than one person alone. When I wear the battleground crown,...

July 13th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Our good friends at Massively beat us to the punch on this one: as seen on Gabe's (of Penny Arcade) little blurb yesterday, Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California is holding an "Art of Blizzard" Benefit Show for Child's Play, the charity started by Penny Arcade to buy and donate videogames to chil...

March 5th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Today is the last day (following a two day extension) to purchase MMOPortal.com's second-annual MMO Calendar benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Just like last year, all proceeds will go directly to helping children, and even our jaded and bitter blogger hearts have nothing mean to say...

November 27th 2007 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Who rocks out harder: cat people or dog people? The Seattle/King County Humane Society is looking to find out by holding a Guitar Hero inspired benefit. The event is on May 22 at Dante's in the U-district of Seattle (it's a bar so you must be over 21). The event is expected to go until 1:30 AM and s...

May 4th 2007 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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Founded over 20 years ago, the Bridge School Concerts are to be released as digital downloads for the first time. The concerts, which consist of 80 tracks, will be released in 6 volumes. Highlights include "Thom Yorke performing a solo rendition of Radiohead's Street Spirit (Fade Out) and a cover of...

December 4th 2006 at 6:00pm 0 Comments