Tuesday's title update for Madden NFL 11 included the "Breast Cancer Awareness" presentation mode reflecting the league's support - and Electronic Arts' - of the campaign. It's a lot more than a banner across the bottom of the screen.
Today only, 100 percent of the proceeds from purchases in PopCap's store - they make Bejeweled and Peggle - will go toward Haiti quake relief. This post is our official open thread on ways to contribute to the recovery.
Bungie's mobilizing the Halo community to join the Haiti recovery effort. On Wednesday, the studio encourages players to wear a special emblem supporting Haiti relief and pledges to donate up to $77,000 depending on how many participate.
Games on Facebook have joined the relief cause for Haiti, with Zynga's FarmVille, Mafia Wars and Zynga Poker offering "limited edition social goods" for sale, the proceeds of which will entirely benefit funds serving earthquake victims in that nation.
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.
Desert Bus for Hope, the fund drive dedicated to playing the world's most boring game, ever, logged more than five days behind the wheel and raised a staggering $132,568.94, more than 88 percent over last year's total.