Mental health awareness charity Take This will be hosting a holiday stream beginning December 28 at 12 pm ET until December 29th at 11:59 pm. This is the second year the organization has hosted a holiday live stream. The goal of the holiday stream is to raise awareness about the good work the charity does and to generate funds so it can do even more good work in 2016.
On November 18 military charity Operation Supply Drop delivered what it describes as “its most impactful video game care package to date,” benefiting around 800 patients treated annually by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, Texas.
Lawmakers in Rhode Island have decided to force former 38 Studios founder and Red Sox all-star Pitcher Curt Schilling to testify about the failed $75 million loan deal between his company and the state. A subpoena signed by lawmakers summoning Schilling back to Rhode Island to testify on Dec. 15 at a hearing is in the hands of a Rhode Island constable, according to a report in the Providence Journal.
A 19-year-old man in the United Kingdom was charged for aiming a dedicated denial of service (DDOS) attack against an unnamed gambling site on Friday. Nottingham Crown Court Judge Michael Stokes sentenced 19-year-old Max Whitehouse to 12 months in prison for launching an online attack against the unnamed betting site earlier in the year. After Whitehouse successfully disrupted the site’s activities, he boasted about it on social media. Ultimately his online boasting (using his mother’s Twitter account) led police straight to his doorstep.
This year’s Desert Bus For Hope charity marathon event managed to raise an impressive $676,000 in a six-day gaming marathon. To date the event has generated $3.1 million for the Child’s Play charity. Desert Bus For Hope was started in 2007 by the Canadian comedy team Loading Ready Run.
New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie has signed a new bill into law that stiffens the penalty for those who make false emergency calls to police and emergency personnel in the state. The new bill makes the charge of “swatting” or “inciting false public alarm” a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $150,000 – or both.
Xbox Gold subscribers who use either the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One can get their hands on a whole new line-up of free games beginning December 1 as part of Microsoft’s ongoing Games With Gold promotion.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting a substantial discount via GOG.com – along with a slate of other games as part of the digital distribution channel’s “Only on GOG.com” promotion. The promotion runs until Nov. 29 and gives deep discounts on games available exclusively on the site.
Earlier in the summer, Donkey Kong champion Billy Mitchell sued the Cartoon Network for appropriating his likeness when it created its Regular Show character Garrett Bobby Ferguson. He claimed that this appropriation was an infringement on his publicity rights. Yesterday, New Jersey Federal District Judge Anne Thompson tossed the case stating CN’s use of his likeness was protected by the First Amendment.