Gaming For Good Raises More Than $10 Million for Needy Children

Gaming For Good Raises More Than $10 Million for Needy Children

The charity, started by celebrity gamer Bachir "Athene" Boumaaza, allows supporters to redeem PC games after donating to the Save the Children fund.

Professional video game player and YouTube streamer Bachir "Athene" Boumaaza has helped raise more than $10 million in donations through his Gaming For Good program, which will help the Save the Children program provide for the needy in Ethiopia and Guinea. As of this writing, the total stands at $10,102,954. With each donation to Save The Children's PayPal account, users are given a number of points which they can then redeem for PC games available at gamingforgood.net.

Numerous developers donated games for the fundraiser, mainly indie titles such as Papers, Please, Rogue Legacy and Gone Home. There are also a few releases from larger studios thrown in as well, such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The donation drive is still going on as of this writing.

In Ethiopia, Save The Children is working to reduce malnutrition-related deaths in women and young children through community-based interventions and providing agricultural tools, livestock and agriculture training. In Guinea, Save The Children is providing health education, services and training across 133 villages, with an estimated population of 296,800, in the country's Mandiana region.

Source: Gaming For Good via Kotaku, Save The Children

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Wow, $10 million is really something, great to see that for all the negative press they get video games and their players really can do some good in this world. Kudos to everyone who donated towards this effort :-)

JoJo:
Wow, $10 million is really something, great to see that for all the negative press they get video games and their players really can do some good in this world. Kudos to everyone who donated towards this effort :-)

sadly the press isn't interested in news like this unless it's negative news.

I wonder if Athene has had the "lazy good for nothing" comment before. My guess would be yes.

It's so heartwarming to see this. Not just because Athene has put the effort in, but also the devs for donating codes and the people that are donating the money too.

Good and great for the charity though I dislike and couldn't care less about Athene because I know what he's like.

Shadow-Phoenix:
Good and great for the charity though I dislike and couldn't care less about Athene because I know what he's like.

This.

The man has an absolutely awful persona, pretty much exemplifies everything wrong with video gaming and the "toxic" culture that sometimes comes with it.

Good for the kids, I guess. Maybe he's trying to balance out his karma score sheet. By my guess he's got about $30 million more to go.

AuronFtw:

Shadow-Phoenix:
Good and great for the charity though I dislike and couldn't care less about Athene because I know what he's like.

This.

The man has an absolutely awful persona, pretty much exemplifies everything wrong with video gaming and the "toxic" culture that sometimes comes with it.

Good for the kids, I guess. Maybe he's trying to balance out his karma score sheet. By my guess he's got about $30 million more to go.

Dude, he raised 10 MILLION dollars for charity, who gives a fuck if he's got an annoying persona? Are we really going to let that get to us?

King Whurdler:

AuronFtw:

Shadow-Phoenix:
Good and great for the charity though I dislike and couldn't care less about Athene because I know what he's like.

This.

The man has an absolutely awful persona, pretty much exemplifies everything wrong with video gaming and the "toxic" culture that sometimes comes with it.

Good for the kids, I guess. Maybe he's trying to balance out his karma score sheet. By my guess he's got about $30 million more to go.

Dude, he raised 10 MILLION dollars for charity, who gives a fuck if he's got an annoying persona? Are we really going to let that get to us?

i'm petty, spare me :3

 

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