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)...


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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.

 

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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! 

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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?

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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

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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. ;-)

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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.

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"De minimus non curat lex"

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

WTF does Emma Watson have to do with this?

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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.

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Out-Bloody-Standing!

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

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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. 

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