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GameSpot's Play For All Charity Gaming Event Returns For 2021

Join us in June to celebrate video games and lend your support to important causes that will improve the lives of others.

The summer is always a chance for fans of video games to get excited. In years gone we'd come together to enjoy E3, whether by attending in person or by watching from the comfort of our homes. For various reasons, that was impossible last year and, as a result, gaming events had to change.

For some, this has meant going all-digital--as will be the case for E3 in 2021, and which GameSpot is a media partner for--while others have changed the way they approach coverage of events entirely. That was the case for GameSpot in 2020, when we held Play For All, a multi-week event that encompassed covering the latest game reveals and announcements, but also involved a charity effort to raise money for causes that were important to us.

Play For All was a huge success, not only because it supported charities close to our hearts, but also because it allowed GameSpot to use the platform we have to show that the people who love games are eager to give back to the world and be a force for good. It's for that reason that we're excited to announce that Play For All will return in 2021.

In addition to partnering with the biggest developers and publishers to provide high-quality coverage of the latest happenings in the world of games, we're going to have our own event dedicated to hosting streams and delivering programming in service of celebrating games while also supporting key important causes by raising money for charity. Naturally, we'll be bringing in guests from around the industry for fun, exciting, and often ridiculous things that you'll be able to enjoy. And yes, we'll have a bunch of exclusive reveals too.

We're super excited about this year's Play For All and have been working hard to put together something that you'll have a blast watching. We'll have more details about what we've got planned soon, but for now, pencil in "a good time with GameSpot" into your calendar for June. See you then.

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Tamoor Hussain

Tamoor Hussain is the Managing Editor of GameSpot, he has been covering the video game industry for 15 years, having worked in news, features, reviews, video, and more. He loves Bloodborne and other From Software titles, is partial to the stealth genre, and can hold his own in fighting games too. Fear the Old Blood.

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