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Nikola Tesla just scored a very generous birthday present. The "father of electricity" was born 158 years ago today, and several fans are trying to preserve his legacy with a museum, to be built on the site of his final laboratory in Shoreham, New York. A 2012 Indiegogo campaign helped raise more...

July 10th 2014 at 4:58pm 0 Comments
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The Philippines recently suffered its worst natural disaster in living memory when typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8th, leaving over half a million people displaced and millions without food and basic supplies. Countries and organisations around the world have been sending relief aid into...

December 1st 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Scoring cheap games is a noble pursuit, charity doubly so. Now, thanks to Good Old Games, you can tick off both boxes simultaneously. GOG recently hit its five-year anniversary, and to celebrate, the classic game distribution service is offering players the chance to download three games from its...

November 5th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The developers at Mojang, creators of Minecraft, are splitting into two teams and banging out a lineup of complete games in three days for Mojam, from tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET to Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. Six additional indie developers will be on hand to help Mojang make some games: Grapefrukt, Ludosit...

February 19th 2013 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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Never let it be said that gamers don't have big hearts. When Japan was hit by an earthquake and the ensuing tsunami, people around the world stepped up to donate to disaster relief programs. Several MMO developers have made substantial donations using profits from their games. NCSoft made a huge...

April 3rd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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When it comes to collecting aid for disaster relief, EVE Online developer CCP Games has a unique way of helping players donate. While many MMOs ask for donations or release limited-edition cash shop items, CCP has managed to devise a way for players to donate in-game currency to help people in th...

March 14th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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While you read up on Black Friday deals and pour over reviews from this year's holiday game releases, might we suggest taking a time out to donate? Each year, Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity collects donations from gamers of all walks of life -- be they Desert Bus marathon runners, major game d...

November 15th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Back in January, the Republic of Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Several MMO development studios responded by coming up with ways to help their players donate to the aid relief campaign. EVE Online developers CCP Games came up with an innovative scheme that allowed players to donate in-gam...

September 18th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments