Child’s Play Raises $1.4 Million for Charity

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)…

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  1. TBoneTony says:

    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.


  2. hayabusa75 says:

    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

  3. Bennett Beeny says:

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

  4. Bennett Beeny says:

    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.

  5. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    WTF does Emma Watson have to do with this?


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

  6. magic_taco says:

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

  7. Chaltab says:

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

  8. Beacon80 says:

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

  9. axiomatic says:

    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. 😉

  10. KayleL says:

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

  11. Randomavatar says:

    those guys are awesome.


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

  12. Blu300 says:

    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….

  13. Austin_Lewis says:

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

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