Retrospective: Gunner’s Heaven

Now more than ever, indie games are a significant force in the gaming industry. The best games released each year are no longer comprised solely of so-called AAA titles with massive budgets and development teams numbering in the dozens, if not hundreds. Services like Steam’s Greenlight and Microsoft’s Independent Developer Program have helped bring these[…]

Humble Bundle and Amazon Smile

Over the last few years, there’s been an increasing sense of collaboration between technology and charity. Heck, that’s how we here at Gamer Giving got started! The ability to donate to a cause you care about with just a click of a mouse has opened up the online world for everyone to do some real[…]

Nintendo Switch – Switch it up Nintendo!

On March 3rd – roughly a month and a half from now – Nintendo will release its eighth home console, the Switch. Its release comes at a pivotal moment in the company’s history and may well determine its future viability as a hardware producer. The Switch’s predecessor, the Wii U, was a commercial failure; approximately[…]

Super Spooky Extravaganza 2k16 GotY Edition

A 24 hour charity stream is always a somewhat daunting task. From creeping dread of possible technical failures to running out of steam at 3am, getting everything together takes a fair amount of work. This year’s first day-long stream, however, came together like magic. From the initial suggestion 6 weeks ago to the event itself, everything[…]

PC Gamer Weekender – Limitless Potential

One of the biggest things I found from the PC Gamer Weekender was the amount of early-stage games designers there. People who’d just taken their first steps into the world of gaming, and were showing off their first creations to the world. One of the most fascinating experiences I had was at the National Film[…]

New start, new year, new site

2015 was a year of ups and downs. To the lovely and charming staff of Gamer Giving, it’s been a rollercoaster of a year. From the first 24-hour stream where we had utterly no idea what we were doing, to sending form after form to a nameless U.S. governmental organisation, we’ve been fortunate to learn[…]