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Sea Of Thieves donating special sail proceeds to cancer research

Sea Of Thieves is no stranger to handing out snazzy new ship cosmetics in return for real-world cash but these sails are of a slightly different sort. Rare are donating all proceeds from the Sails Of Union to the Stand Up To Cancer campaign benefitting cancer research. You can nab the new sails until November 6th.

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Fall Guys charity contest earns $1 million pledge to Special Effect

Two weeks ago, Mediatonic challenged popular gaming brands and personalities to a charity bidding war. The prize would be a Fall Guys skin dedicated to the one that pledged the highest donation to gaming accessibility organisation Special Effect. The contest has run its course and Mediatonic have declared a $1 million (£748k) group pledge the winner.

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Children Of Morta’s critter-packed DLC is raising funds for the Humane Society

Does the Bergson house feel a little lonely in Children Of Morta? Don't you wish there was a whimsical owl waiting for you each and every morning? Dream no more, friend. The latest piece of DLC for Dead Mage's family-focussed Diablike lets you adopt a herd of furry and feathered friends - and by picking it up, you'll be doing their real-world counterparts a bit…

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Say No! More invites you to say “no!” in your language for charity

In a world of resigned and begrudging "yes"s, indie game Say No! More invites you to do just that. Stick up for yourself and say "no!" every once in a while. If you speak a language that Studio Fizbin aren't already supporting, they'd like to invite you to say "no!" several times for an in-game voice pack. Thunderful Publishing will repay your performance with a…

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Come and support our second Black Lives Matter charity stream

To support the ongoing protests against police brutality and systemic racism, the Rock Paper Shotgun video team is amplifying Black streamers in an effort to raise money for the great organisation that is the NAACP. Last Tuesday we all watched as Tianna Mercedes put us all to shame by playing a blinder in Call of Duty: Warzone. Today, we've got the excellent NNESAGA on to…

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Come and support Rock Paper Shotgun’s Black Lives Matter charity stream

As people across the globe gather to protest against systemic racism and police brutality, the RPS Video Team has decided to use its platform to amplify Black voices in the gaming community and raise support for Black communities. This Tuesday we’ve invited Tianna Mercedes to host a Call of Duty: Warzone stream on our YouTube channel. Not only will she give our audience a rare…

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Itch raises funds for racial justice with a 700+ game bundle

This weekend, indie-centric storefront Itch.io kicked off their massive Bundle For Racial Justice And Equality. Pulling together a collection of 749 (and counting) indie darlings, hobby projects and unsung curiosities for a meagre $5, Itch's massive bundle has currently raised well over $400,000 for legal defence funds across the United States - and there's no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

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Game devs and players continue banding together to help the Australian bushfire crisis

Australia is still burning, but over the last couple of days they've actually had some rain! While this is a big help to certain areas, there are still 83 fires blazing around the country, and there's a lot of people and wildlife still in trouble. It's good job then that there are even more game devs, companies, and communities banding together to help out our…

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 raised a whopping £2.3 million for charity

AGDQ is over for another year, leaving us with hundreds of hours of fantastic speedrunning VODs to keep us entertained for weeks. I've had a browse through some of the best (and also sat at home binging them because I love me a good speedrun), and found a few more essential runs that I'd be foolish not to point everyone to. Before we get to…

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Game developers big and small are offering donations to aid Australia’s bushfire crisis

Bungie, Infinity Ward and Ubisoft are joining the list of developers donating money to help combat the bushfires devastating Australia. It's been announced that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare will be donating money from purchases of special "Outback Relief" packs, while Destiny 2 will get an exclusive t-shirt with profits going towards the country’s firefighting efforts and animal rescue and conservation.Ubisoft Australia aren't creating incentives…

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The Universim devs are donating their next two months of revenue to aid Australian bushfire relief

Crytivo, the developers behind simulation god game, The Universim, have announced they'll be donating their profits to those affected by the wildfires sweeping across Australia. In a community update on Steam titled "Mission Koala", the US-based developers have pledged to give 100% of their profits from their own store, along with 30% of profits from all their Steam sales during January and February to help…

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Here’s some of the best moments so far from Awesome Games Done Quick 2020

Awesome Games Done Quick (aka AGDQ) has started yet again, and just four days in has already blessed us with some unforgettable moments and absolute must-watch PC speedruns. The clips I offer up to you today involve one speedrunner whacking out a real life model to explain a glitch, one speedrun where everything went wrong but everyone had a fabulous time anyway, and one game…

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Charity speedrunning marathon AGDQ 2020 begins this Sunday

The winter half of the yearly charity speedrunning marathon Awesome Games Done Quick kicks off this Sunday, January 5th. Donations to Games Done Quick will benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The week long marathon will cover a bunch of speedrunning mainstays along with some new additions from 2019.

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Our Christmas charity stream is over but the fundraiser is still going

For nine hours on Monday, our vidbuds and assorted drop-in staffers hosted a festive fundraiser supporting The British Red Cross Society. They snuck around Hitman 2, competed in a Nidhogg tournament, built a home in The Sims 4, teed off in What The Golf, and it was already off the rails when Nate started a nature tour of Red Dead Redemption 2. The gang raised…

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Help RPS raise money for British Red Cross with our Christmas charity stream

Christmas is a time for giving. Such as when we when we reveal each day’s Advent calendar game and you give us feedback saying we’re wrong. But it can also be a time for nice giving, such as donating money to the first Rock Paper Shotgun Christmas Charity Stream. We’ve decided to put our magnetic personalities to good use and raise money for British Red…

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Gang Beasts, Gonner and more going cheap in a Steam charity sale

A lineup of 41 lesser-known indie darlings, party favourites, curiosities and old favourites have gone on sale this week. "Sure, Nat," you cry, "you say that, but games go on sale all the time. What's the big deal?". Well, dear reader, if you'd give me time to finish, I'd explain that this is a charity sale. For the rest of this week, the big-wigs over…

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Competitive Sea Of Thieves is chaotic pirate-y fun

Attendees of this weekend’s Guardian Con were invited to take part in a competitive Sea Of Thieves tournament, with the best four teams making it to the streamed finals last night. The Battle For Orlando (presumably so called because its watery arena is actually a post-climate-crisis Florida) was fittingly scrappy and chaotic for a game about pirates squabbling over the high seas. Where else are…

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Summer Games Done Quick raises over $3 million for charity

The organisers of speedrunning marathon Games Done Quick have breezed past their previous charity fundraising record, gathering $3,003,889 (£2.4m) across the week-long event. They’d already set their own speed record by hitting $1 million on Thursday – the biggest rush of donations always comes at the end – so it’s a multi-record setting event and all in order to give people medical care. Everyone bask…

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Summer Games Done Quick speeds onto screens today

Speedrunning charity marathon Summer Games Done Quick is barrelling towards us at top speed, and it’ll be here in just a few hours. Raising money for Doctors Without Borders, players will be rushing through more than a hundred games for a non-stop week. If you’ve never seen a speedrun before, imagine how fast you could get through your favourite game. Now throw that idea away,…

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Summer Games Done Quick 2019 announces June schedule

Time to pencil in another week of sick days and sleepless nights, as the competitors and games for this year's Summer Games Done Quick have been announced, broadcasting from Bloomington, Minneapolis. The charity speedrunning marathon kicks off on 5pm BST on June 23rd, demolishing games at record pace around the clock until June 30th. As with their other summer events, they'll be raising fat sacks…

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