It was the day after hurricane Irma had hit Puerto Rico, and Luis Galarza Figueroa was left without options. Walking outside of his family’s home in Barceloneta after the storm subsided, he could see trees and cables on the ground. The power, something Figueora needed for many things including his burgeoning…
We can’t all be Pitbull, who sent his private plane to Puerto Rico to transport cancer patients to the mainland for care. But there are plenty of ways that regular folks can help support relief efforts on the hurricane-ravaged island.
The entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans, is still without power after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the United States. Cell phone and internet service has also largely been lost and it could take six months for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority,…
Like Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons, two commentators at this weekend’s Smash The Record bit down hard on some wordplay bait from donors.
Last week, Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas, causing unprecedented amounts of catastrophic damage to the area and killing at least 38 people according to the New York Times. Entire sections of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, are underwater. The storm has been chronicled on the news and social…
The Red Cross is probably the best-known emergency relief organization in the country—but they’re not necessarily the best. Accusations of mismanagement have plagued their responses to national and international disasters, and their name recognition (and easy text message donation system) can obscure worthy local and…
It’s not often that game devs raise money for celebrities, but Ethan and Hila Klein aren’t ordinary YouTube stars. Right now, the comedy YouTubers say they are fighting an extraordinary—and expensive—legal battle over their right to make “reaction” videos for their 4 million YouTube subscribers.
Since 2010, World of Warcraft players have been creating hordes of pink-haired level one gnomes and running them across Azeroth to support the fight against breast cancer. This year Blizzard is giving the event a boost with special decorations, a cheering crowd and its own special quest.
The Video Game History Foundation officially launched today. A non-profit dedicated to the preservation of video games and video game materials, the foundation is already working on special projects to help keep gaming history alive.
It’s almost the end of the 2017 Awesome Games Done Quick at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel in Herndon, VA. Speedrunners from the far corners of the internet meet in person to raise money for charity by playing their favorite games apace.
The holidays are here, which means it’s time for you to make your annual charitable donations in a desperate attempt to cleanse the stains your dark soul has accumulated this year. Below is a thoroughly vetted list of the most effective life-saving charities in the world.
A Good Bundle is offering 151 games, including indie hits like Gone Home and Proteus, for peanuts. 100 percent of the profits will be split between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood.
The seven-day Summer Games Done Quick charity speedrun marathon comes to a close today, but not before runs of Diablo II, Final Fantasy VI, Super Metroid and Super Mario RPG are finished.
If you’ve been playing video games for any amount of time, odds are pretty high you have at least one console in your entertainment center doing nothing, and that sucks. Don’t let your old friend sit there and collect a gross film of dust and grime, give it a new life—or find someone who will. Here’s how.
Just when you thought the holidays were ending, along comes an entire week of super-speedy runs through your favorite games for an excellent cause. It’s time for Awesome Games Done Quick. Let’s watch together!