It's that time of year again! Child's Play 2005
is underway. Child's Play is a charity run every year by Penny Arcade
, the well-known online gaming comic created by Gabe and Tycho. Child's Play is your chance to give to the proto-geeks of the world who not only might not have the chance to play games otherwise, but find themselves sick in a hospital during the Holiday season. Child's Play gives money, games, and toys to children's hospitals in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.. Gabe's kickoff post
was put up yesterday on the site. The Child's Play site itself is chok full of information, including a F.A.Q.
, letters from former patients
who have been touched by games in hospice, and an order form
for tickets to the second annual Child's Play charity dinner. This last is a swanky shindig with a silent auction, at which you can bid on one-of-a-kind opportunities like a tour of Bungie's studios or the chance to be in a Penny Arcade comic. Most important, though, are the links on the front page of the site
to the various Amazon.com wishlists. There, you can purchase a book, game, or toy to have sent to a deserving kid at one of the participating hospitals. These folks
are our folks
, and if you have anything to give this is the place to do it. Thanks.