Author: <span class="vcard">Lou Adducci</span>

Last year was a challenging and exhausting year for many. However, for those doing good work through gaming it was incredibly successful. The charitable gaming communities came together to raise record amounts for the charities they support. Let’s take a look at a selection of video game centric charities and what they did in 2016! The 24 hour marathon for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in the US and Canada has raised nearly $9 million in 2016 with over…

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Every January for the past six years, Awesome Games Done Quick amazes, delights and inspires  its viewers with a cavalcade of gaming marathons. These feats of gaming prowess at the beginning of the year benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since 2011, this gaming-based charity endeavor has raised nearly $4.5 million for the foundation. The week long event begins on January 8th at 7:30am EST. You can watch the event on their Twitch channel as scores of…

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Here at BigHeartedGamers.com, we love to highlight individuals within the community that support charity through gaming. Among the questions we ask is “If you were a video game character, who would you be and why?” Enjoy these responses and remember these Big Hearted Gamers of 2016 (and few from 2015)! Joey “Gnome” Barranco says… Honestly? No one. I like being me, and I like being able play as someone else in a fantasy world, or a…

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We support the gamers who play games and volunteer for charity. BigHeartedGamers.com wants to recognize people who support their communities, locally or at large. What was the game that turned you into a gamer? The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. What video game charities do you play or volunteer for? I play for AbleGamers and Child’s Play. Do you volunteer or support any non-gaming charities? I also support ALS and the Lupus…

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We support the gamers who play games and volunteer for charity. BigHeartedGamers.com wants to recognize people who support their communities, locally or at large. What was the game that turned you into a gamer? I’d have to say Halo 3. Though I had grown up playing games and had certainly played many games before it, Halo 3 was my first foray into modern console gaming. I picked up the controller on a lark and it…

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Tactical Pinup, Gamers 4 Change breaking records for charity through gaming In this episode, “For Maggie”,  BigHeartedGamers visits with Twitch charity streamer, Tactical Pinup, on the final eve of her team’s campaign as it was on the verge of earning $125,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We talk about her path as a charitable gamer and where her and her team, Gamers 4 Change, are headed. Intro and outro music for this episode is from Eric Skiff’s…

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We support the gamers who play games and volunteer for charity. BigHeartedGamers.com wants to recognize people who support their communities, locally or at large. What was the game that turned you into a gamer? The game that turned me into a gamer would have to be The Legend of Zelda on the NES. My mother was really deep into video games in that era, and she always kept her games to play with me. Zelda…

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We are happy to share our first audio feature here on BigHeartedGamers.com. Enjoy our pilot episode and be sure check out Bee the Swarm. It shouldn’t be too surprising, perhaps even befitting that a person who studies the stars has hopeful aspirations for terrestrial things. Rob Slaughter is a physicist for the Air Force. When he isn’t staring into space through an amazing telescope, he is helping others through gaming. His mobile app, Bee the Swarm, let’s…

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What is Charity Live Stream? It started simply enough. Several ideas jotted down on a piece of paper in February of 2015 outlining a new idea for a new business venture. An idea to centralize thousands of gamers that raise money for charity. Every year video game driven events raise millions of dollars across the world for various charities. These communities are passionate, diverse and eager to play, work and sacrifice for their charity of…

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We support the gamers who play games and volunteer for charity. BigHeartedGamers.com wants to recognize people who support their communities, locally or at large. What was the game that turned you into a gamer? Tetris, for the GameBoy. What video game charities do you play or volunteer for? I’ve been doing Extra Life going on six years now. While I don’t play for them anymore, I try to support Operation: Supply Drop and Stack-Up.org. Do…

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