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File this one under ones to watch!  Save the Children is working on a closed Beta of a new game designed to raise funds through gameplay for real world benefits to children around the world. Recently Save the Children released more info on the various regions that players can create and attempt to build into a sustainable community.  I think when you combine education with gaming and a real world benefit you should have a…

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Games Aid is a UK Games Industry Charity designed to support smaller charities through a variety of efforts.  As an umbrella company, Games Aid supports a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. Funds are raised in a variety of manners, including: Industry activities, such as social or sporting events Individual and corporate donations and memberships Game compilations sold at retail Digital download bunldes Sales of donated games memorabilia…

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In the event you were looking for something amazingly positive to do with your upcoming Saturday (the 18th), Gamers for Good is partnering with the Compton Initiative for their summer workday! Head on out and get your hands dirty with Gamers for Good! Work alongside fellow gamers and other BigHearted locals for restoration and beautification in the Compton community. Join over 1,500 other volunteers in painting schools, homes, churches, murals, block -clean ups and gardens…

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Exergaming, we’ve all heard of it, right?  Exercising while gaming? C’mon! Who doesn’t exercise when they game?!  While some of us may exercise our lungs and our capacity for thinking up new ways of harassing our opponents, most of us don’t really work up too much of a sweat while gaming. Carrie Swidecki is an exception to this general statement. Between July 11 and 17, 2015, Carrie will will be attempting to set the overall…

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There aren’t many things worse than not being able to do something you really want to do or feeling left out because you can’t do the things your friends are doing. People who are disabled often feel left out or left behind when their friends are all doing things that they cannot physically accomplish. For example, merely because someone is disabled doesn’t mean that they don’t want to play video games. Thankfully Special Effect is…

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While not every one of our posts will be about helping children who are spending time in hospitals, you have to admit, that’s a pretty cool thing to do, right? Enter Child’s Play. Child’s Play was established in 2003 by the authors of Penny Arcade as a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of over 100 hospitals worldwide. Since their inception in 2003, as…

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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Zach Wigal for some years now. I’ve always been struck by his enthusiasm and never-ending desire to help. Not surprisingly, this desire to help started when Zach was pretty young. While I could do my best to fill you in on how his quest to help others began, the wiki page for Gamers Outreach (the nonprofit foundation he helps run), does a better job of it: In March 2007,…

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