Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

January 18, 2009 -

Joystiq reports that Penny Arcade's Child's Play Charity raised an amazing $1.4 million for sick children during its recent fund drive:

The annual Child's Play charity fund is known for accumulating outlandish quantities of money from the gaming community -- this year was no exception. Button-mashing altruists not only met the charity's lofty $750,000 goal, they nearly doubled it, bringing in a total of $1,434,377...

...generous gamers surpassed last year's impressive $1.3 million haul (and in the middle of a recession, no less)...


Comments

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Good on you guys...

We all have to do our little part to show to some people that Gamers are also nice people who care.

Also the industry for a long time has been trying to highlight to parents about the ESRB, even when things were tough people in the industry were always there doing their part to highlight the videogame ratings system to help the parents.

 

TBoneTony

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Huzzah! It's great to see gamers continually prove the nutjobs wrong about our ability to empathise! 

If you go crazy then I will still call you Superman.

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Bah!  Humbug!  The only thing more wasteful than a government run charity is a privately run charity.

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Would you care to elaborate?

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

You mean nutjobs and liars, but its good to see us gamers are just as care and generious just like everyone else.

Magic Taco

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

good job child play

wishes you a  good  2009 year of charity

Thanks Zaruka

Thanks Zaruka

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

See?  More proof that Tycho and Gabe indulge in exploitation and racketeering!  Wait, sorry, this is proof that Tycho and Gabe are awesome people.

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

That's really awesome. Glad to see good news coming out of this industry, for a chance.

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

But gamers are bad?!?!?! How could they ever do something like this? (sarcasm)

 

Truly Awesome, and this year I contributed the most I ever have to childs play. More than I should have probably. But I was in the giving mood. ;-)

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

http://yasik.kiev.ua/4chan/Hermione_Epic_Win.jpg

Nido Web Flash Tutorials AS2 and AS3 Tutorials for anyone interested.
How to set Xbox 360 Parental Controls

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Oh please no!  Emma Watson is just fine as she is.  No one needs to be burdened with a monstrous pair of breasts - neither the woman carrying them or the man who gets to touch them.  More than a handful is a waste.

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Is that really what they believe on the planet you're from?

Anyway, much love to the guys at Child's Play, and everyone who contributed.  Certainly not easy to find extra money lying around these days.

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

WTF does Emma Watson have to do with this?

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

-----------------------------



"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

I am going to donate next year when I am old enough to register a PayPal account. Nice job Penny Arcade.

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

those guys are awesome.

 

who knew that wang jokes and generous use of the F word could do so much good for mankind....

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Congrats to Child's Play!  I'm glad that they can continue to keep up the good work despite the tough economic situation.

www.20sidedwoman.blogspot.com

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Out-Bloody-Standing!

Says a lot in a time of bad economy when an organization like thise still shows exceptional donations.

Nightwng2000

NW2K Software

Nightwng2000 has also updated his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Nightwng2000 NW2K Software http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

You see, this is further proof that JT is right. Too much GTA makes you give genereously to sick and needy.....Wait, hold on, thats not right....

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Truly a great feat in these troubling economic times.

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Good stuff! :)

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Awesome.  It's a great charity all around with very little money sucked into its bureacracy. 

Re: Child's Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

Thats outstanding. 

"I'd far rather be happy than right any day."
 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Which group is more ethically challenged?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
E. Zachary KnightThe Daily WTF has a nice run down of some of the impact to software that the US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage has. http://thedailywtf.com/articles/i-m-not-married-to-the-idea07/02/2015 - 7:45am
MechaCrashGee, how did people ever get the idea Gaters are morons who argue in bad faith? It's such a mystery.07/02/2015 - 7:03am
E. Zachary KnightGoth, again, no one is saying that we shouldn't be writig uncomfortable subject matter. What people are saying is that chances are you are going to write it poorly so it would be better to not have done it at all.07/02/2015 - 7:00am
Goth_Skunkdiscussed or portrayed in an expressive medium. Such an opinion only serves to stifle discussion. And as I said before, the only thing not worth talking about is what shouldn't be talked about.07/02/2015 - 6:50am
Goth_Skunk@Info: The same reason why I would entertain the notion that the Wired article writer could be right: Curiosity. Except in this case, I'm not curious at all. I'm not interested in hearing anyone's opinion on why uncomfortable subject matter shouldn't be07/02/2015 - 6:49am
IvresseI think the problem with the Batmobile is that they made it a core aspect of the game that you have to do continuously. If it was basically a couple of side games that were needed for secret stuff or a couple of times in the main game, it would be fine.07/02/2015 - 5:38am
Infophile@Goth: If you're not willing to entertain the idea you might be wrong, fine. That's your right. But why should anyone else entertain the idea that you might be right? If they go by the same logic, they already know you're wrong, so why listen to you?07/02/2015 - 3:53am
MattsworknameEh, I love the new batmobile personally, it's a blast to mess aroudn with. Plus, the game is set in a situation that mroe or less leaves batman with no choice but to go full force. And even then, it still shows him doing all he can to limit casualties.07/01/2015 - 11:38pm
Andrew EisenAgreed. Luckily, we don't seem to be in danger of that of late. No one's suggesting, for example, that tanks shouldn't be in video games, only that the tank in Arkham Knight is poorly implemented and out of place from a characterization standpoint.07/01/2015 - 11:27pm
MattsworknameConfederate flag, Relgious organizations, etc etc. Andrew isnt[ wrong, just remember not to let that mentality lead to censorship.07/01/2015 - 11:20pm
Mattsworknamefind offensive or disturbing, and that mindset leads to censorship. It's all well and good to say "This would be better IF", just so long as we remember not to let it slide into "This is offensive, REMOVE IT". IE , the current issues surroundign the07/01/2015 - 11:19pm
MattsworknameAndrew and goth both have points, and to that point, I'll say. Saying somethign is improved by changing something isn't a problem, on that I agree with , but at the same time, on of the issues we have in our society is that we want to simply remove things07/01/2015 - 11:18pm
Andrew EisenSee? Suggestions for improvements that involve taking things away do not mean the work is garbage or performing poorly, critically or commercially.07/01/2015 - 9:29pm
Andrew EisenSkyward Sword is spiff-a-rific but it would be an improved experience if the game didn't explain what each item and rupee was every single time you picked them up!07/01/2015 - 9:27pm
Andrew EisenHere's another: De Blob is a ton of fun but it would be improved without motion controls. Incidentally, THQ heard our cries, removed motion controls for the sequel and it was a better game for it!07/01/2015 - 9:24pm
Andrew EisenI'll give you an example: Arkham Knight is a ton of fun but the tank sucks and the game would be even better without it.07/01/2015 - 9:23pm
Goth_SkunkWell clearly we're diametrically opposed about that.07/01/2015 - 9:03pm
Andrew EisenNot even remotely true.07/01/2015 - 8:59pm
Goth_SkunkIt is, if the suggestion involves taking something away from a product in order to make it better.07/01/2015 - 8:49pm
Andrew EisenOffering suggestions for improvement does not mean that the work in question is garbage or not doing fine.07/01/2015 - 8:21pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician