David Vigil, a master leathersmith, is well known for his replicas of props appearing in the Uncharted series (and other games made by Naughty Dog.) The 25-year-old craftsman is also fighting stage 2 pancreatic cancer, and trying to raise money to pay for his treatment.
An Insomniac Games graphic arts intern, who worked on Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, lost her leg in a hit-and-run accident and is facing a long recovery and financial uncertainty with medical bills and college loans. Insomniac has donated $5,000 to Ana Kessel; a fund raiser for her has been established here.
I may be bald, but Cliff Bleszinski is both unemployed and bald. But I wouldn't worry about the former lead designer of the Gears of War series. He's been doing alright for himself since leaving Epic Games, and this weekend he pulled in enough dough—$15,000, the highest contributor in this fundraiser—to make good on …
Cliff Bleszinski will get his head shaved if he can raise $10,000 to help kids with cancer. He's asking gamers to donate to make it happen.
With just two weeks planning and tons and tons of help from lots of very good people, we managed to raise a record breaking (for us) $7,650 to help earthquake relief efforts in Japan.
Tonight's the night.
PopCap's discounted iPhone and iPad games helped to raise more than $200,000, the company tells Kotaku. The money will be given to the International Red Cross for use in their ongoing efforts to provide food, shelter, medicine and other essentials for those suffering from the natural disaster in Japan.
With just two days until Kotaku's Japan Earthquake Relief fundraiser, two more companies have sent us silent auction items.
I spent the past week or so going through all of the loot sent me from a variety of video game publishers and developers over the past year. As always, I collect this stuff to give away during a once-a-year fundraiser.
I know it's short notice, but it's for a very important cause.
It was like a freight train hit the building.
A life-size Lancer replica and an original painting from Bungie are among items IGN will auction next week in a 12-hour "webathon" to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti.
Despite a flatlined economy and a sharp downward trend in game sales, Child's Play and other gaming-themed benefits have done as well or better than in better times.
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Domino, James Brown – Denver's historic Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom has seen them all since its inception as a ex-servicemen's club in the 20s.
Thanks to everyone who came out to last week's Child's Play fundraiser in Denver.
Today's the day, the magical day. We're throwing a party in Child's Play's honor and you're invited.
Tomorrow's the day. Come join us in Denver Thursday evening to help raise money for Child's Play, to play games on stage and off, get a chance to win some amazing door prizes and bid on our silent auction.
This Thursday gamers, hopefully lots of gamers, will be gathering in Denver to help raise money for Child's Play... and to perhaps win one of these amazing LEGO creations.
This Thursday gamers, hopefully lots of gamers, will be gathering in Denver to help raise money for Child's Play... and to empty out my guest bedroom.
The Kotaku Child's Play fundraiser will include Rock Band and DJ Hero up on stage as well as a free console arcade when it kicks off on Nov. 19 in the historic Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver.