Childs Play

  • 8-Bit Vintner retiring geek wines

    Geeks generally aren’t associated with drinking wine; soda, beer, sometimes even mead, but rarely do you connect wine drinking with being a geek. Mike James worked really hard to change that perception, and made great strides in bringing a more civilized drink to the unwashed masses. He was at least partly successful, and became known for producing limited runs with names like Player 1… Read More

  • Humble Indie Bundle breaks $1,000,000!


    You probably remember the Humble Indie Bundle we posted a few days back when it was just starting out. Little did we know how huge it was destined to be! A million dollars raised for the developers, the EFF, and Child’s Play ($321,295 went to the charities). And now that it has hit a million, the source code for several of the games has been released! They’ve extended the deal by… Read More

  • Do a good deed, and get your vintage arcade game on at the same time

    It would seem that the boys from Penny Arcade are in the process of moving their operation into a secret base, where they will continue to take over the world. As a result of that move, they are selling off their Neo-Geo machine to the highest bidder. And hey, the money goes to the Child’s Play charity. Read More

  • Donate your used gadgets to to help us raise money for Child's Play

    Here’s a quick update on this year’s Wiimbledon, folks. If you’re unable to make the event in Brooklyn on June 27th and you still want to help CrunchGear raise money for Child’s Play then donate your used gadgets to Gazelle. We’ve set up a “Gazelle for Goods” page and we’re hoping to raise $2500 for Penny Arcade’s charity, Child’s Play. Read More

  • The giving season is upon us again – Child's Play is up and running


    Just as a heads up (for the three or four of you that don’t read Penny Arcade), I thought we should mention that Penny Arcade’s grassroots charity Child’s Play has begun its 2008 drive. Like Gabe says, some of us are in a bit of a money crunch right now, but even a couple bucks will help get a hospital a little closer to getting that extra controller for the game room. Read More

  • Fünde Razor raises over $5K for Child's Play charity


    They raffled off these cube things. Some unappreciative jerk won them. Child’s Play, the children’s charity started by the guys over at Penny-Arcade, raised well over $5,000 at last night Fünde Razor events. Held in Denver and New York, Fünde Razor collected $10 per person, thus gaining said persons the right to rock out to Rock Band. I was at the New York event and while I… Read More

  • Win a Weighted Companion Cube TONIGHT at Funde Razor

    Feeling charitable? In the Denver or New York City areas? Check out the Funde Razor, a fundraising event for Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play yearly charity. Head to the location, buy some drinks, enter a raffle, play some games, and the proceeds go to outfitting sick kids with good stuff while they’re in the hospital. You can’t help but do some good here, and when the prize… Read More

  • Stop What You're Doing and Soak In This Amazing God of War PSP Mod

    Someone call King Solomon. I’m now torn between this God of War PSP mod and that old Zelda DS mod from a few months back: Which one is better? Both are made by the same guy, but I’m leaning toward the GoW one. I’ve included a few pics in this post, but the actual auction page is filled with several more. Read More

  • SXSW 2007: All Hail Central Texas


    Anyone care to hypothesize what’s happening here? Send emails to contest at crunchgear dot com by Monday for fabulous prizes
    Well boys and girls, I’m now planted firmly in Austin for this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW). My trip to GDC 2007 reared a few interesting items like Emotiv’s Project Epoc and a nice case of laryngitis. The voice is is a hoarse wisp of my… Read More

  • Win Reggie's Wii for Charity, Laughs

    . We love Reggie, we love helping, and we love long time that they’re together. It’s currently just over $1,000, but that’s a bargain when you realize some day this man’s signature alone will sell for millions, let alone the retro hardware. We’re hoping one of our readers wins it, though it’s unlikely. But if you do, we’ll dedicate the site to you for… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Launch Line for Charity

    So the PS3 launched yesterday to the tune of 400,000 units across the US. Gamers everywhere swarmed electronics stores hoping to get their hands on one of the coveted consoles. There were all sorts of reports of violence and general shenanigans. One PS3 was even smashed right in front of the store it was purchased at, while those waiting in line looked on in disgust and horror. This story is a… Read More