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To quote the greatest Christmas movie of all time, "It's not the giving, it's not the getting, it's the loving." But, sometimes loving is giving, especially when you don't expect anything in return. To wit, a group of Minecraft enthusiasts are giving up the next 72 hours of their lives in the hope...

December 22nd 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Everyone's hopping on board the (non-existent) apocalypse bandwagon, and SMITE may have the edge on irony. Today the MOBA has expanded to include the Mayan god Xbalanque as well as a host of new features and additions. These changes include special holiday skins, a jousting map and 1v1 queue, a t...

December 21st 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Alpha Iota, an academic honors society from Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California, is hosting an Assassin's Creed marathon to raise money for the Child's Play charity. This is the second year the organization has hosted the fundraising event; it garnered over $1,400 in donations last yea...

December 16th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The Humble Indie Bundle's first decidedly non-indie bundle, the THQ Bundle, has come to its anticipated end. All told, says the organization, the bundle raised $5 million, split as buyers chose between THQ, charity donations, and the Humble Bundle group itself.The whole project seems to have been a...

December 12th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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This year's Desert Bus for Hope gaming marathon is now open for donations. In little over 10 days, the bus will leave its virtual depot and take a road trip across several games in an effort to raise money for Child's Play.The full schedule of this year's fundraising festivities isn't online yet; l...

November 6th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie Games for Good, the massive video game marathon that directly and fully benefits Child's Play Charity, begins tomorrow, October 19, at 10 a.m. PT. Indie Games for Good is an interactive gaming extravaganza, with viewers deciding which games marathoners play (and for how long), and setting cha...

October 18th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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To make it a little harder to submit jokey "Half-Life 3" games to Steam Greenlight, Valve has instituted a $100 fee for anyone hoping to submit their games for community approval and eventual Steam sale."The proceeds will be donated to Child's Play," Valve UI designer Alden Kroll notes in the annou...

September 4th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity is expanding its scope to assist children living with a parent in domestic violence shelters nationwide. The charity, known for donating toys, games and cash to hospitalized children, feels this a natural extension of its efforts."The mission is the same as far a...

April 7th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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If you have an Android phone, you've probably been eagerly awaiting this day: the day when Semi Secret Software's auto-runner Canabalt jumps through a window and lands on Android. Not only is it out today, it's part of a new Android-focused Humble Bundle.Other games in today's pay-what-you-want cha...

March 19th 2012 at 1:01pm 0 Comments