Post Thumbnail

Last week, counselling charity Samaritans launched Radar, a new social media service that remotely listens in on Twitter conversations and warns you when someone you follow might need emotional support. Radar is already tracking over a million Twitter accounts, and while the idea is a virtuous one...

November 4th 2014 at 8:20am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Do you need an alternate way to make purchases in Path of Exile? Yesterday, Grinding Gear Games declared to the world at large that it would also be accepting Karma Koins as payment. These are basically point cards that you can pick up from a variety of retailers for $10 to $50 each. As an incenti...

October 29th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The good people behind the Games Done Quick charity fundraiser have announced that their next Awesome Games Done Quick event will take place between January 4 and January 10, with proceeds again going to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. For those unaware, Awesome Games Done Quick is a days-long exhi...

October 23rd 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

SpeedRunners, a PC game about superheroes racing one another, is now a game about YouTubers racing one another - or at least it is for the duration of a week starting on Monday, October 20, when developer DoubleDutch Games and publisher tinyBuild host the "King of Speed" tournament. "A couple of m...

October 19th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

On October 17, the fourth annual Indie Games for Good marathon begins, with all proceeds directly and fully benefitting the Child's Play Charity. The festivities will be broadcast live and feature "over 100 independently developed games, many of which will be chosen by the viewers who make donatio...

October 15th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Bandai Namco is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation this month by offering special pink mazes for its mobile Pac-Man games. The mazes will cost $1 each, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the NBCF. Bandai Namco is calling the initiative, which will last until the end of the mon...

October 6th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Like so many ichthyoids before him, comedian Will Ferrell will soon be playing video games over Twitch to entertain the online masses. Unlike those greedy fish, however, Ferrell's efforts are altruistic. "It's no secret the best gamers in the world have wanted a piece of me for years," Ferrell sta...

September 10th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Apple and China have had a somewhat shaky relationship as of late -- with state-run news decrying the iPhone as a threat and rumors of government bans on Apple products (though there seems to be some conflicting reports on this point) -- but in the wake of China's 6.5 magnitude quake that hit the...

August 8th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sometimes it's good to know that the more superhuman among us choose to use their powers for good; SpeedDemosArchive announced via Twitter that the talented players behind the Summer Games Done Quick gaming marathon raised $713,338.96 for the Doctors Without Borders charity last week. In Games Don...

June 29th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Humble Bundle's spin-off venture Humble Store has earned more than $1 million in charitable proceeds as of this week. The Humble Store offers a rotating selection of downloadable PC games at deep discounts, with ten percent of sale proceeds going toward the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the Wo...

June 25th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments