Train2Game News Third Game2Give Most Successful Campaign To Date

Hundreds of gamers and thousands of donors worldwide participated in this year’s event, raising an astounding $2M.

Proceeds raised will support Bungie Foundation’s iPads for Kids program as well as Humanitarian Aid and Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity initiatives.

One such humanitarian aid effort has been in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. As a result, an incredible $120,000 from the proceeds raised from Game2Give will be divided equally to benefit the non-profits Direct Relief and International Rescue Committee. These humanitarian aid organizations provide life-saving support to communities impacted by the conflict in Ukraine, including over 164 tons of medical aid and refugee assistance.

Game2Give is a forward-thinking fundraising event that unites top gaming, content creators, streamers, and corporations with a passion for the digital space to create positive change and raise significant funds to make this world a better place for all.

“We’re grateful to the entire gaming community for rising to this momentous occasion, both those who fundraised and who supported their favorite streamers through their donations. Our highest individual fundraiser, Trials Report, raised a whopping $78,133, and our highest fundraising team, Garrison Community, raised an impressive $21,350. The event also received support from an impressive list of content creators, including Tamsin WoodT1Riot,  and Leopard.” A representative said.

What’s next for Bungie Foundation?

Stay tuned for details on Bungie Day in July 2022 and the fourth annual Game2Give in November 2022. And check back regularly to their social channels for impact reports on how these incredible funds will be put to work.

Game2Give is a testament to how technology can bring us together and connect us to those we could not otherwise reach. Organizers invite anyone interested in creating change to take part and make a significant change.

Check them out at the following links:

www.game2give21.com   
twitter.com/bungielove
instagram.com/bungie_foundation
https://www.facebook.com/BungieFoundation

Train2Game Game2Give Final Push

Game2Give is an epic global charitable fundraiser that proudly unites gamers around the common goal of making positive change happen.

This highly successful campaign, first launched on December 2, 2021, has already raised over $1.59 million to date.

Even with this incredible achievement, the support, anticipation, and momentum continue to grow as the action heats up from February 24 to March 3, 2022. Game2Give has a firm focus on achieving its $2 million fundraising goal.


Our highly engaged global community features an outstanding lineup of streamers who continue to support the cause. Notable live-streamed fundraisers include a stellar list of content creators from around the world, including Tamsin Wood on February 25 from 12 AM to 2 AM PST;  T1Riot  on February 27 from 8 PM to 10 PM PST; Bungie wraps up the event on March 2 from 10 AM to 12 PM PST, which promises to be an action-packed stream full of amazing donor incentives that you’ll only find during this two-hour block.

You won’t want to miss out on your chance to spin the prize wheel!

Game2Give’s event format is simple.

First, participants register online, create personal fundraising pages, and set a personal fundraising goal. Next, they engage their network of friends, family, and coworkers to donate any amount, bringing them closer to reaching their goal. Based on the size of their contributions, participants and donors have the opportunity to receive incentives such as brand-new Destiny 2 in-game rewards.

These exceptional rewards include the Light Keepers emblem, the Arc Propellant emblem, the Hi-5 Heart Exotic multiplayer emote, and the first-ever charity ship: the Altrux Pura Mk1. Participants can also continue to collect donations while hosting their live-stream fundraisers, receiving unique rewards that every Destiny 2 player will be eager to get their hands on!

 
Proceeds raised will support the Bungie Foundation’s newly expanded core initiatives.

The Foundation’s work continues to be headlined by its highly successful iPads for Kids program, delivered to children’s hospitals around the world.

Recently, the organization has also added two additional core initiatives: to fund global humanitarian aid and support community programs that impact inclusion, diversity, and equity.

To find out more or to donate go to www.game2give21.com

Train2Game News Game2Give Raised Over A Million Dollars

The highly anticipated global fundraiser, Game2Give, which just launched its annual fundraising campaign on December 2, 2021, has already raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS! 

The event is on track to meet its goal of raising vital funds that will benefit Bungie Foundation’s newly expanded core initiatives, including Disaster Relief and Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, with plans to create a larger global footprint.

Game2Give hopes to reach or exceed this incredible fundraising milestone by December 15, 2021, the campaign’s final fundraising day.
 
The event has attracted the support of a large number of gamers and influencers, who have joined the action to help raise awareness and funds. 

On December 8, 2021, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Gernader Jake, who has already raised over $11,000, will stream while raising additional funds for Game2Give on Twitch. On December 9, 2021, from 12:00 am – 2:00 am, Ninjy, who will host a stream for the third consecutive year, will raise funds to support Game2Give on Twitch.

Finally, on December 10 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am, Benny, who has already raised over $11,800will hope to surpass his fundraising goal of  $12,000 as he hosts a Game2Give fundraising stream also on Twitch.
 

For additional details on upcoming gamer streams, click here for the complete list of influencers participating: https://bungiefoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1007&eventID=501

Train2Game News Bungie Brings Back Game2Give

Bungie is excited to announce the highly anticipated third edition of its successful global fundraiser, Game2Give.

Beginning today and lasting through December 15, the campaign will raise funds for the Bungie Foundation, culminating in a Bungie livestream planned for December 15 at 10 AM PT.

This epic online fundraising event aims to mobilize the gaming community and raise funds for the Bungie Foundation’s newly expanded core initiatives to create a larger global footprint. Their work will continue to be headlined by the highly successful iPads for Kids program delivered to children’s hospitals globally. Also, the Bungie Foundation’s two additional core initiatives include funding global humanitarian aid and supporting community programs that impact Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity.

Game2Give proudly unites gamers around the common goal of making positive change happen.

How does it work?

Gamers make donations of any amount to support the cause. Those who donate will be rewarded with a fantastic line-up of brand-new Destiny 2 in-game rewards based on the size of their contribution.

These exceptional rewards include the Light Keepers emblem, the Arc Propellant emblem, the Hi-5 Heart Exotic multiplayer emote and the first-ever charity ship, the Altrux Pura Mk1.

Gamers can also collect donations while hosting their own livestream fundraisers, receiving unique rewards that every Destiny 2 player will be eager to get their hands on!

Game2Give and the Bungie Foundation are proud to once again partner with DonorDrive to enhance gamers’ experience by creating a seamless donation and prize-fulfillment process.

After donating, gamers can redeem their donor prizes, automatically added to their Destiny 2 accounts. These in-game items are awarded based on total donations contributed by each individual donor over the course of the campaign.

“The Bungie Foundation is poised to create our biggest and most successful Game2Give fundraiser to date,” said Christine Edwards, Senior Foundation Manager of the Bungie Foundation.

“We have listened to our incredible community of supporters and have taken this past year to think deeply and align on our company’s core values. Out of that work, we have refocused our foundation’s mission. We are proud to announce the Bungie Foundation’s updated mission: We are a people-focused organization that builds and empowers our community to improve the health and well-being of children, uplift the rights of all individuals and communities, and provide aid in times of crisis.

We will continue to grow strong partnerships with organizations around the world that are best-in-class at creating meaningful impact across these three core areas of support. Funds raised during Game2Give will continue to change lives across the globe throughout the year.

United with the worldwide Destiny 2 community, Game2Give hopes to create a lasting legacy of positive change in the lives of those in need.

Funds raised will allow the Bungie Foundation to make a global impact and put the funds raised into direct action. Organizers hope to surpass last year’s achievement of raising $1.5 million.

The momentous support has already begun with the return of some incredible supporters, celebrities and influencers, including TheMavShow, LeopardStealth, TravelDanielle, and Ekuegan to name a few.

Game2Give continues to provide everyone involved with the opportunity to raise funds, ignite hope and help make the world a better place!

The campaign will run from December 2 through December 15, 2021.

For more information go to https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/50861

Train2Game News Bungie Raised $1.6 Million For Charity

Bungie Foundation is proud to confirm the success of its first Game2give charity event with over 1.6 million dollars raised to support Bungie Foundation’s iPads for Kids Program and Children’s Miracle Network benefitting kids in hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Destiny fans proved once again their commitment and generosity through 40,000 individual contributions and the support of 5.5K streamers across 104 countries.

“At Bungie, our purpose is to create worlds that inspire friendship, and we are so very grateful for our community to embrace this so strongly.

We see this play out each and every day as lifelong friendships are forged, Guardians support their fellow Guardians both inside and outside of our game, and when our community rallies together for incredible causes such as supporting kids in hospitals.” declared Christine Edwards, Sr. Manager, Bungie Foundation.

Fore more information about Bungie Foundation, please visit bungiefoundation.org

Train2Game News Bungie give recovering fan exotic

DestinyBungie has given a man recovering from brain surgery a rare gift: The Fate Of All Fools to be used in Destiny.

The Fate Of All Fools is a rare weapon that actually doesn’t exist yet; it will be offered as a reward for a mission in future content.

According to Reddit user Bkbunny87, her husband’s doctor recommended that he play the game “to serve as a form of physical therapy for him, following several brain surgeries.”

“… his neurologist told us that video games have been showing tremendous use as a PT tool for brain and memory damage,” Bkbunny87 wrote.

She says that not only was the “Destiny” Reddit community supportive, but that Bungie Community Manager Deej reached out and said that a care package is on its way.

The entire post reads:

Yesterday I had a post talking about my husband and his Doctor recommending Destiny to serve as a form of physical therapy for him following several brain surgeries. This community was amazing, and raid groups are being organized for him out of all the people who offered to help him.

But just as amazing, Deej contacted me and has sent my husband a care package from Bungie that is on the way. Then this morning, a message from Deej told us to have my husband check with Tess the Post Master in the tower. Lots of screaming ensued.

He has been sent the exotic gun Fate Of All Fools, a solar primary that looks like it will be available in future content.

Vision of Confluence had been my husbands dream weapon, as scout is his favorite and he wanted that solar damage. A more perfect weapon could not have been chosen. I’m so jealous, but mostly so damn happy for him. As for him– well, you can imagine 🙂

Thank you guys for being such a caring community. Thank you Deej and the crew at Bungie, you’ve made him ecstatic.

That makes her husband the only player in the world to hold such a rare gift.

Train2Game News Destiny DLC

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Activision and Bungie today announced that Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will be available for download on December 9th.

The Dark Below marks the first expansion to the universe since Destiny’s record-breaking launch in September and features all-new weapons and gear to earn through new story, co-operative and multiplayer activities.

“Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time,” says Harold Ryan, President of Bungie. “It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. We’ve seen from feedback that people want new activities, gear and weapons and of course the immensely popular Raid. The community helps shape our development decisions and that’s really important to us.”

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will feature the following:

o   New weapons, armour and gear to earn, including Legendary and Exotic items
o   Light Level cap raised to 32 and five additional Bounty slots added
o   New story quests and missions – after years hiding amongst the Hive shadows, a new character, Eris, has come forth bearing an ominous warning: The Hive seek to summon a god, Crota, to destroy the Earth. Find Eris in the Tower to take on special quests that include three new missions where you will increase your Light and earn new rewards
o   New co-operative Strike, The Will of Crota, pits you and your Fireteam against Omnigul as she works to expand the Hive army at the command of her master, Crota
o   Three new competitive multiplayer arenas
§  Pantheon – set deep within the Black Garden in an ancient Vex temple that features Vex-designed landscapes and tight corridors
§  Skyshock – an old interplanetary defence array that offers both vehicle and infantry engagements
§  The Cauldron – an abandoned Hive ritual site that offers close-quarter combat
o   New six-player Raid, Crota’s End, set deep within the depths of the Hellmouth
o   PlayStation platforms will also get access to an exclusive co-operative Strike, The Undying Mind and an exotic weapon, and more (timed exclusive until at least Autumn 2015)

Players can purchase The Dark Below individually (£19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass (£34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Train2Game News Destiny sells huge amounts

DestinyActivision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc announced that the company sold more than $500 million of Destiny into retail stores and first parties worldwide as of day one, making the game the biggest new video game franchise launch in history.

“Based on extraordinary audience demand, retail and first party orders worldwide have exceeded $500 million for Destiny,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “This industry milestone marks another blockbuster success for our company and demonstrates our unique ability to create some of the most successful entertainment franchises in the world. The success of Destiny, along with the recent introduction of Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone, is further validation of our unique capabilities to create great entertainment franchises from the ground up.”

Destiny launched at over 11,000 midnight openings around the world, as fans in over 178 countries (Source: Radian6) shared their fervour on YouTube and in social media.

“Since the beginning, we’ve been confident that our investment and belief in Destiny would pay off. But not many people believed we’d be able to say it did so on day one,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Destiny is officially the biggest new franchise launch in our industry’s history. It’s also the highest-selling day one digital console release in history. We have more confidence than ever that Destiny will become one of the iconic franchises of this generation and Activision’s next billion dollar brand. Most importantly, it’s just a great game which we can’t stop playing. A big thanks to our incredibly talented team and partners who helped make this happen; most importantly, our partners at Bungie.”

Train2Game News Destiny Beta massive success

DestinyActivision Publishing, Inc. and Bungie, today confirmed millions of people have played their upcoming and award-winning game Destiny during their beta test to gather vital information in preparation for launch.

The Destiny Beta included a sampling of major activities featured in the full game. The beta began first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on July 17 and came to a close Sunday evening, with 4,638,937 unique players participating.

“This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response. But the beta is just a taste of what’s to come. We’re counting down the days to our launch day, September 9th.”

“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta,” said Pete Parsons, COO of Bungie. “We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”

I got the pleasure of trying the beta myself on the Xbox One and I was blown away by the game. It was much more than I was expecting and will hopefully be a day one purchase for myself.

Train2Game News Destiny Beta now open to all

DestinyAfter initially requiring a beta code for access, Bungie is opening up the Destiny beta to all gamers on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3.

Starting today at 4 PM PDT, everyone will be free to play the ongoing beta. The only requirement will be an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription, depending upon your console of choice. To start playing, check out the dashboard or store on your system for a link to download the beta.

This will ensure everyone who wants to try Destiny has the opportunity to do so before the beta comes to an end on Sunday night. It should also make it easier for those with more than one console to decide which system they want to play the game on when it launches on September 9. But remember, the Xbox One beta doesn’t run at 1080p, but the final game is expected to.

Bungie has had a number of surprises for beta testers since the beta began last week. Before today’s announcement, it offered a limited time Iron Banner event over the weekend and then brought the beta back online early after scheduled maintenance. And, as previously announced, players who sign into the game anytime between 2 PM PDT on Saturday and the end of the beta will receive an exclusive emblem for use in the full game.

After being a pre-order bonus, some of those who have already purchased the game are feeling betrayed by Bungie for allowing the bonus to be used by everyone.

Remember the Beta ends this Sunday for those who want to take part.