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Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Scores a Record-Breaking Year

Summer Games Done Quick 2019 Scores a Record-Breaking Year

Games Dune Quick ended last night with some amazing news as Summer Games Done Quick 2019 scored a record-breaking fundraising number for the event. After a week of 24-hour speedrunning on classic video games with some of the best players in the world showing off their skills, the event concluded with a total of $3 […]

The Cast of the Avengers Get in a Pillow Fight… FOR CHARITY!

Obviously, the news of James Gunn’s reinstatement as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has led to studio hijinks between the cast of The Avengers: Endgame, with Mark Ruffalo stealing ancient relics off of the set: YOU could join me at the Avengers: Endgame premiere and take home Thor’s hammer (sorry, @chrishemsworth!). Show […]

Pat The NES Punk’s 9th NES Marathon Happening This Weekend

A little late to the party, but still for a good cause, Pat “The NES Punk” Contri is holding his 9th annual NES Marathon on Twitch this weekend. Contri and CU Podcast co-host Ian Ferguson has been holding the 24-hour charity livestream for several years now, often donating to a hospital or group that will send money […]

Games Done Quick Raises Over $2.3 Million for Charity

A big congratulations are owed to the folks behind Games Done Quick, as the organization had another successful year with their charity event. After all was said and done this time around during their Awesome Games Done Quick event, the organization raised over $2.3 million this year, all of which will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.  […]

Games Done Quick Releases Their 2019 List of Titles

Ahead of their upcoming charity event in late October, the group Games Done Quick have posted their complete 2019 list of games. If you’re not familar with the group, these guys do video game speedrunning charity streams where people attempt to beat certain games as quickly as they can, the majority of them usually being […]


Summer Games Done Quick Raises Over $2 Million for Charity

A lot of praise and respect from us going tot he crew at Games Done Quick as this last charity event took away a tidy sum that should help out people in need. The group’s most recent event, Summer Games Done Quick 2018, managed to raise $2.12 million in support of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Over […]


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Partner With Extra Life For $300K Marathon

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is teaming up with Extra Life for an amazing cause starting next week. The battle royale title will be running a gaming marathon with the goal of raising at least $300,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. The short answer to how this works is that you sign up on their official website for the […]

Pat The NES Punk Holds 8th Annual NES Marathon Charity Stream

Every November, Pat The NES Punk holds an annual “NES Marathon” to benefit a charity of his choice. This is a really cool stream from one of the longest-running retro commentary YouTube channels as Pat Contri and Ian Ferguson comb over his impressive NES collection, playing games at the request for donations along with special […]

‘Too Many Stars’ Crowd Jon Stewart In Promo For HBO Autism Event

On November 18, comedian and one -time “America’s most trusted newsman” Jon Stewart hopes you find autism a laughing matter. Because on that night, Stewart and a line-up of celebrity friends from across movies, television and music team up for HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs. Created by comedy writer and […]

Gamer-Related Charities United Under Single Banner: One Gamer Fund

Today, One Gamer Fund announced plans to support multiple gaming charities in an effort to help spread support across several missions as a way to help so many good causes. These charities include AbleGamers, Child’s Play, Games for Change, Global Game Jam, IGDA Foundation, Stack-Up and Take This. The goal is to unite developers and gamers for a united cause that will do […]


Geek Fashion Takes To The Stars With New Swimwear Line That Also Gives To STEM

Move over Her Universe, Black Milk, and Poprageous there’s a new player in town in the geek fashion world, and that’s Celestial Body Swimwear. Created by actress/producer Rileah Vanderbilt along with costumer Jes Reaves, the lines have a distinctly space-y bent to them. While the bulk of current geek fashion is inspired by fictional elements, Vanderbilt […]



Southern Bastards’ Confederate Flag Cover Raises $18,000 For Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

It was born out of rage and frustration. The variant cover created by Southern Bastards‘ artist Jason Latour in the wake of the Charleston, South Carolina shooting. After being offered to retailers and readers, Image Comics has announced that as a result of the cover, $18,000 was donated to the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund. The fund provides direct […]

You Can Still Save The Kittehs With Grumpy Cat

During New York Comic Con, the first issue of Dynamite’s new comic Grumpy Cat was released, and only a day later, Rich Johnston and I managed to visit the regal and adorable Grumpy Cat herself at Dynamite’s booth at the convention. The comic, written by Ben McCool, with art by Steve Uy and Ken Hauser, […]

You May Actually Be Saving Feline Lives By Buying Grumpy Cat #1 Today

Today, as Grumpy Cat #1 hits shelves, there’s a special cover drawn by Ken Haeser which will benefit the charity: Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization, founded by Pamela J. Ott. It wouldn’t have occurred to me at first glance that Grumpy Cat’s rise to fame at actually a rather young age could have a beneficial impact […]

We Looked At Hero Initiative’s Finances – And What We Found May Surprise You

Did you know that in 2012-2013, the Hero Initiative spent almost as much on travel expenses as they did delivering direct grants to needy creators? The charity that raises funds to help out veteran comic book creators in financial straits is everpresent in the comic book industry. With senior figures on its board, working with the likes […]