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  • 07May

    GamingAngels Weekly Roundup Episode 5

    Hey, y’all! Time for another Weekly Roundup with the whole gang present. We tackle online passes, the week’s news and more in what’s turned out to be our longest show yet (oops). More notes below the player. Download the file here. Topics this week: Star Wars Day – May the Fourth (be with you) IGN/UGO merger More on Sony’s continuing saga, which continues to be a mess, with SOE also down and the time estimate going up as well as a possible weekend attack on the horizon AT&T adds data caps to its broadband services Blizzard raises $800,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation…but that’s only half! What?   As always, we encourage you to check out our partners in GamingAngels Presents: The Married Gamers, Game Dames and PrincessCast. If you want to contact us, you’ve got tons of options! Twitter: @GamingAngels Email: weeklyroundup@gamingangels.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gamingangels Voicemail (we might play your message

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  • 06May

    Blizzard’s Moonkin Hatchling raises $800,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

    Blizzard’s sales of the Moonkin Hatchling pet for World of Warcraft resulted in an $800,000 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to a press release from yesterday. That number is only 50 percent of the total sales for the pet during November and December last year, so I’ve gotta say it — that’s a lot of Moonkin. At least they’re adorable! Blizzard celebrated the donation on April 29, World Wish Day, by fulfilling the wishes of two fans and inviting them to Blizzard headquarters in Irvine, Calif. The two boys got an inside look at the development of World of Warcraft. “We’ve had a long relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and are proud to help contribute to the great work they do for children,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re also proud of the spirit and generosity of our players – their enthusiasm for World of

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  • 17Feb

    Blizzard Donates $1.1 Million to Make-a-Wish

    Thanks to the sale of a special in-game pet, the Pandaren Monk, for award-winning, massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft, The Make-A-Wish Foundation was able to announce today that they received a $1.1 million donation from Blizzard Entertainment. Yesterday, Blizzard made the presentation during a special ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California. They also invited 15 wish children (who are also gaming enthusiasts) and their families to enjoy an exclusive learning experience with the game’s development team. “This donation…reflects the spirit and generosity of our players – their enthusiasm for World of Warcraft and for supporting a good cause made this possible,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America serves children with life-threatening medical conditions in the United States and its territories. The Make-A-Wish Foundation International grants the wishes of children outside the United States in 35 countries.

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  • 11Nov

    Pandaren Monk “sold out” in World of Warcraft

    This shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. the Pandaren Monk vanity pet that Blizzard just announced is now sold out. Part of the proceeds for the Monk went to Make-A-Wish Foundation. The items were never introduced as limited, so WoW.com feels it must be an inventory error. Meaning that Blizzard should have this fixed soon and more people can spend $10 on a virtual vanity pet.

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  • 04Nov

    Blizzard launches in-game pet store using real money

    Blizzard is trying out the world of microtransactions, but like most things they work on, they aren’t doing it small. On the WoW.com forums, Nethaera posted details about the brand new Pet Store for World of Warcraft. The Pet Store gives players a place to purchase with real money, in-game pets. The store has launched with two pets, Pandaren Monk and Lil K.T. the Littlest Lich. Microtransactions have typically been used in free-to-play MMOs and are low cost items that assist in gameplay experience. Blizzard has been talking about possible microtransactions for awhile, but at $10 for each pet, that’s hardly micro. On the plus side, half of the proceeds from every Pandaren Monk pet will go towards Make-A-Wish Foundation. Just be careful to note that money from the other pet does not. Here are the details on the Pets and FAQ on the Pet Store Enter the Pandaren Monk,

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  • 10Aug

    Star Wars Art for a “Mighty” Good cause

    Star Wars fans and fans of Might Muggs have a unique chance to give to a good cause with The Empire Muggs Back. Lucasfilm asked artists, comic book creators, toy designers, and celebrity fans to get out their markers, paint brushes and glue guns (wonder if anyone used the bedazzler) to transform blank Might Muggs into custom art. The art is centered around their favorite characters, creatures, ships and scenes from “Star Wars”. Some examples of the artists are: “The Clone Wars” director Dave Filoni, “Fanboys” director Kyle Newman, actress Jaime King, Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin, model makers from “Robot Chicken,” graffiti artist Urban Medium, and tattoo artist Karen Roze. All art pieces not only look good on your shelf but benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The auction ends on August 14, 2009. You can see all the pieces at here. These pieces are all awesome especially the Robot Chicken ones.

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  • 08May

    Funimation helps makes a girl’s day

    The folks over at Funimation made Jay Dunn’s day. Jay Dunn is a 15 year old from Bastrop, Texas and is part of the Make a Wish Foundation. As part of her wish, she was a VIP at a local anime con and she was able to visit Funimation’s headquarters. Jay loves to draw, so the Texas Film Commission gave her art classes at a local college, drawing equipment and the ability to have a studio in her home. At Funimation, Jay and her family received a grand tour of the studios. She met the crew working on One Piece and even met Colleen Clinkenbeard who was working on a voice over. [source funimation]

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