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(BattleNet)   Those kids playing violent video games in their mothers' basements just donated over $2.3 million dollars to Superstorm Sandy victims. It's getting dusty down here   (us.battle.net) divider line 76
    More: Hero, Superstorm Sandy, violent video games, American Red Cross  
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2013-01-12 04:03:55 PM  
us.battle.net
Approves.
 
2013-01-12 04:04:32 PM  
Extra Life has been raising money through Gamers for the Childrens Miracle Network for a few years now.
That being said, it's nice that people are donating and helping in their own way.
 
2013-01-12 04:24:23 PM  
kids don't have jobs. those aren't kids, those are adults. praise the adults.
 
2013-01-12 04:39:40 PM  

Onkel Buck: Madbassist1: I only came in here to say that I farking HATE the "dusty in here" meme with the heat of a thousand suns.


/its very annoying
//there's other ways to say a story moved you emotionally.

How about "I came."


Excellent. And thank you for not pointing out my grammar faux pas
 
2013-01-12 04:51:43 PM  

crossthread: What is this I don't even


It's a charity that primarily receives donations from 'gamers;' it was started by the people behind Penny Arcade.
 
2013-01-12 04:55:21 PM  
Technically, Activision-Blizzard donated it and receive the tax write off and such.
 
2013-01-12 04:57:52 PM  

Eps05: That kitten is so cute I almost want to renew my subscription just to buy it.

/not really


When your in game and you click on someones kitty it meows.... actually sounds really cute.

Should of gotten one myself... oh well. I'll wait for the 50% off sale... it'll happen.
 
2013-01-12 05:00:28 PM  

Cyno01: Ive been taking my time this expac, finally almost done w/ all the rep uh... ive played since BC, i cant really call them grinds anymore, just got operation shieldwall left. Was off yesterday, decided to start running heroics finally and do some pet battles in between since i have a pretty substantial collection... i got sucked in bad, 12 farking hours on and off, think i ran 2 dungeons, but i now have 6 level 13 pets. I cant remember the last time i got sucked in like that.

fark my cricket though, squishy bastard seems to die after 2 hits but when he doesnt he crits and kills any rare pet im trying to capture...


OK.

So is that English?
 
2013-01-12 05:02:35 PM  
Oh and not that i'm against giving to charity.... far from it .. however, isn't it awesome how the deadline is Dec 31st.... right at the cutoff of the 2012 tax year. Now I don't want to start any conspiracies here, but maybe they needed to top off some tax writeoffs for charitable giving?

/Let's not forget that it's still a business.
 
2013-01-12 05:21:56 PM  

lilbordr: Awesome Games Done Quick 2013 is going on right now. They're going to raise 400K today alone...
http://www.twitch.tv/speeddemosarchivesda


Sweet, thanks.
That's pretty neat.
Wind Waker is running now it seems. It's a great game.
 
2013-01-12 05:46:55 PM  

generallyso: crossthread: What is this I don't even

It's a charity that primarily receives donations from 'gamers;' it was started by the people behind Penny Arcade.


Thanks, but I was referring to the rest of his post.
 
2013-01-12 06:06:28 PM  
hooray for nerds!

/ nerd
 
2013-01-12 06:15:34 PM  

EkimProx: EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.

Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC./i>

Yes, but through a single campaign is another story.



What are you talking about? Child's Play raised $5,085,761 over the course of two months last year. Not only that, but Child's Play is straight donations from regular people where this was just a bunch of people buying a virtual good and Blizzard donating the proceeds.

Don't get me wrong, this is a nice donation by Blizzard but Child's Play is much more impressive in every single way.
 
2013-01-12 07:27:12 PM  
I bought the virtual good and named it after a place I loved as a child that isn't there anymore.

Haters gotta hate, but my goblin has a cinder kitten named after a beachfront community in Queens.


/Tru-fact - the woman who voiced the gobin females is from Queens.
 
2013-01-12 08:15:37 PM  

RanDomino: except that it went to the Red Cross, not Sandy victims...
Occupy Sandy can't be that hard to find


this.
 
2013-01-12 09:50:28 PM  

Contents Under Pressure: I bought the virtual good and named it after a place I loved as a child that isn't there anymore.

Haters gotta hate, but my goblin has a cinder kitten named after a beachfront community in Queens.


/Tru-fact - the woman who voiced the gobin females is from Queens.


I love the meow when you click on it
 
2013-01-12 11:12:51 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: kids don't have jobs. those aren't kids, those are adults. praise the adults.


I dunno, that's what my kid used some of her own money on. Lots of kids earn money. My only role was putting the money on the pre-paid credit card that she uses to pay for the subscription. If she doesn't cough up the dough, the card has no money on it, and thus no game.

It's also very cool that this was a global effort - there are a lot of Cinderkittens on non-US servers.
 
2013-01-12 11:16:48 PM  

themasterdebater: Oh and not that i'm against giving to charity.... far from it .. however, isn't it awesome how the deadline is Dec 31st.... right at the cutoff of the 2012 tax year. Now I don't want to start any conspiracies here, but maybe they needed to top off some tax writeoffs for charitable giving?

/Let's not forget that it's still a business.


or didn't want to spread the accounting costs across two tax years? or maybe thought that immediacy in delivering funds might help? does it really matter? what's wrong with a little enlightened self-interest that benefits everyone?
 
2013-01-12 11:19:38 PM  

Saners: What are you talking about? Child's Play raised $5,085,761 over the course of two months last year. Not only that, but Child's Play is straight donations from regular people where this was just a bunch of people buying a virtual good and Blizzard donating the proceeds.

Don't get me wrong, this is a nice donation by Blizzard but Child's Play is much more impressive in every single way.


No, you are missing the point. This was a corporation who saw a need and created a campaign to specifically help out with it. Charity is not their raison d'etre whereas Child's Play was founded specifically to do good things. It's comparing apples and oranges and then slamming the apple for not tasting like an orange.
 
2013-01-12 11:28:21 PM  
llachlan
Child's Play was founded specifically to do good things

Specifically, to shut up that one stupid lawyer. What's-his-name.
 
2013-01-12 11:38:42 PM  

RanDomino: llachlan
Child's Play was founded specifically to do good things

Specifically, to shut up that one stupid lawyer. What's-his-name.


You mean this?
"Child's Play was announced on November 24, 2003 by the authors of Penny Arcade as a challenge to their readership, and as a response to the often negative portrayal of video gamers in the media, most notably a HeraldNet article by Bill France entitled "Violent video games are training children to kill." (He later made an apology in the same column and praised the effort.) "

That still doesn't negate that they were founded to do good things.
 
2013-01-13 01:53:32 AM  
llachlan
You mean this?

ehh not him, some other guy

That still doesn't negate that they were founded to do good things.

it was a two-fer
 
2013-01-13 02:10:02 AM  
Kids? Average age in my guild is about 28 and half of us are women. We have a couple of crusty old ladies in their 50s that love melting faces in pvp.
 
2013-01-13 03:33:25 AM  

RanDomino: llachlan
You mean this?

ehh not him, some other guy

That still doesn't negate that they were founded to do good things.

it was a two-fer


I think you have this mixed up with The Oatmeal Incident.
 
2013-01-13 11:31:54 AM  

spawn73: Submitter sits and cries because someone donated some money.

What a moron.


We know at least one person here that votes Republican...
 
2013-01-13 01:25:27 PM  
Your Welcome.
 
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