OnLiveFans is holding a 24-hour Child's Play charity event today. The main focus of this event is a 12-hour marathon gaming run from 9AM EDT to 9PM EDT, complete with giveaways, on the OnLive cloud gaming service. They have partnered with OnLive and many game publishers, who will provide hundreds of great prizes for participants of the event. You can watch the livestream below and on TwitchTV here: www.twitch.tv/olfcharity.
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Child's Play seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play.
Well, Child's Play certainly has a noble goal, but I can't get rid of the feeling that it's a way for the games industry and for gamers to went their bad conscience and improve their public image, as the games industry is responsible for making big money on many destroyed children's lives because of their addiction to video games and making children immune from feeling anything when they encounter real violence in their lives, after being exposed to and brainwashed by countless hours of virtual violence.
Let's hope that not only does the games industry continue with their charity work, but also works on improving the games they churn out. I don't think that games have to include violence for violence's sake and killing for the killing's sake to be fun, though many teenagers certainly want to play such games because real life lacks the challenges that these games present or they flee from their real life challenges. It's easy and cheap selling legal drugs than go the hard way to make games that are emotionally compelling and make people think about the world they are living in.