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Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 raises record-breaking amount for charity

Published: 13/Jan/2019 16:32 Updated: 13/Jan/2019 16:35

by David Purcell

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The Awesome Games Done Quick event 2019 has raised a record-breaking $2.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, after a week of gaming at Rockville, MA. 

The event was drawn to a close on January 13 and this year’s tally surpasses the previous record set in 2017, where $2.2 million was raised for the charity, making it the most successful to date. 

Games Done Quick announced the news on their official Twitter account after gamers played their way through a variety of games from past and present to attract donations. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Bloodborne, Super Mario: Odyssey and others featuring across the seven days of streaming. 

During the course of the week, many viewers were actively bidding on prizes and challenges that they wanted to see completed – all of which helped build towards the record-breaking total – while others made more standard donations. 

If you would like to take a closer look at the event, check out the YouTube clip from Games Done Quick below. It shows just how these events play out, with interviews from hosts and organizers, 

The donations tally stands at exactly $2,397,187.51, according to event statistics, which is slightly higher than the amount revealed in their initial announcement. The donor index also shows the highest sum contributed to the cause was $217,226 across the week, which started on January 6. 

The next event held by Games Done Quick will take place between June 23-30. 

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Claudia Conway & Perez Hilton in heated feud over “huge” party

Published: 28/Oct/2020 18:06

by Alice Hearing

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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has hit out at TikToker Claudia Conway after she hosted a huge party that got out of hand. 

In the last few days, Claudia Conway has come under fire after footage was revealed of a party she hosted at her family home, where chaos ensued and social-distancing appeared virtually non-existent.

Claudia promptly apologized on her TikTok account following the backlash, explaining that masks were supposed to be worn and restrictions were planned to be followed, but the party got out of control. She said that she would never put anyone’s lives in danger and the party did not go how she’d planned.

She added that everyone was eventually kicked off the premises and that she is not trying to deceive anyone. “I’m very disappointed in the way things turned out and I can only offer my deepest apologies.”

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Claudia explained that she intended to comply with restrictions, but the party got “out of hand”

Following her apology, she also pointed out that Perez Hilton had recently shared one of her “friends only” videos with the public, in which she admitted that she was feeling suicidal, and he added a caption linking the video to the party.

Perez quickly clapped back: “I have not deleted it and I’m not going to delete it. I did not make fun of Claudia as she was claiming… She did have a big birthday party. I did not make fun of her, and FYI, she chose to become a public figure, and she chose to become an advocate, and has been very critical of people hosting parties and going to parties, and she and her mother threw a big party.”

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In another video, Perez continued that while Claudia criticized the parties attendees for not wearing masks, “She should be criticizing herself,” and provided “receipts” of both her and her friends without masks at the event.

Fans of the TikToker came to her defense in the comments on Perez’s video, with one saying, “You have no business reposting stuff like this. Please stay in your lane next time,” to which Perez replied, “This is my lane.”

Another user said, “You have young daughters, how would you feel if someone reposted something one of them posted to a private story/acc? What’s not clicking?” Perez responded, “I would not care. And I will teach my daughters that they have no expectation of privacy on social media. Even if their accounts are ‘private.'”