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Ubisoft Humble Bundle

There are some fantastic games in the $1 tier of the new Ubisoft Humble Bundle

The newest Humble Bundle is showing its hand early and cheap. Usually, the lowest tier is reserved for moderately enticing games, while the "pay higher than the average" tier is what everybody really wants. That's not the case this wee...

 
Desert Bus photo
Desert Bus

Magicians are making a new Desert Bus

Desert Bus has become an unlikely success as something people suffer through for hours on end to raise money for charity. The infamous mini-game -- a painful, realistically paced bus trip from Tucson to Las Vegas with no pause menu -- comes...

 
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Trolling the grieving

'Find some common humanity' says That Dragon, Cancer dev to forum trolls

That Dragon, Cancer is a deeply personal and emotional experience that tells the real-life story of one family's experience dealing with cancer taking one of their children from them at a very young age. The brief two-hour soul-crushin...

 
Life is Strange photo
Life is Strange

Square Enix's Life is Strange-inspired #EverydayHeroes campaign helps anti-bullying charity

Life is Strange, for the few problems it has, doesn’t shy away from dealing with some intensely personal and dark topics. Playing as a teenage girl in a residential school, one of those topics is, inevitably, bullying. Bullying is on...

 
Awesome Games Done Quick photo
Awesome Games Done Quick

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 starts next week, benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick is one of my favorite events of the year. It gathers some of the best speedrunners all across the globe to complete games as quickly as possible, benefiting charity in the process. The next event is slated for Janua...

 
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(Update: The kind folks at Groupees have revealed the first mystery game (pic below) and have given us five more bundles to give away!) Destructoid & Groupees have teamed up to raise meals for the hungry this holiday s...   read

My new hero photo
My new hero

Mark Cuban: League of Legends is 'a real sport'

If you're like me, you know the name and face of Mark Cuban, but you probably don't know a whole lot about him. I put on my detective coat and hat and did some digging (read: Wikipedia) and found that he is a businessman, investor, fil...

 
Extra Life Marathon photo
Extra Life Marathon

[Done] Join me for 24 hours of video games in support of Extra Life

[Update: After 18 hours I finally tapped out at 4am ET after raising an amazing $419 dollars for charity with the help of your donations! Thank you all so much! Donations are being accepted through the end of the  year in case you miss...

 
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

Who wants a Master Chief helmet covered in crystals?

Here's something I never thought I'd see: a Master Chief helmet covered with 25,000 Swarovski crystals. "A one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet is up for auction for fans who want to own the unique memorabilia," states the eBay listin...

 
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Humble

Humble Store now lets you choose from over 35,000 charities

Way back when Humble Bundle started, there were three things they emphasised: pay what you want, DRM-free, and that part of the proceeds went to charity. Over time, two of those points have been flexed and changed to varying success (the Or...

 
QuakeCon 2014 photo
QuakeCon 2014

QuakeCon 2014's blood donation drive saved 320 lives

As QuakeCon 2015 is currently underway in Dallas, Texas, it’s worth looking back to last year’s event. In particular, a blood donation drive that took place over the course of the event has brought us some good news this week. T...

 
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Speedrunning

Be sure to watch Summer Games Done Quick this weekend

Brett and I have gotten way into Games Done Quick. Seeing people excel at beating video games as quickly as possible is such a blast, especially when it's happening live. The next event, Summer Games Done Quick, begins on Sunday, July 26 a...

 
Camp Fangamer photo
Camp Fangamer

Camp Fangamer celebrates EarthBound's 25th anniversary for charity

A few years back, the folks at Fangamer and Starmen.net held an EarthBound Bash which raised $23,420 for charity. This year, in celebration of EarthBound's 25th anniversary, they're hosting a similar event known as Camp Fangamer. They've in...

 
For the kids! photo
For the kids!

Give $6 to help kids, get into the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta

I'm a big fan of Extra Life, the gaming-based charity that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These hospitals treat injured and ill children regardless of their parents' ability to pay. How great is that? As if donating tax-dedu...

 
World of Warcraft photo
World of Warcraft

Running of the Trolls raises $500 for The Trevor Project

This weekend Pride marches have been taking place all over the place, from London to Seattle... to Kalimdor. On Saturday, hundreds of World of Warcraft trolls marched across the game to help raise money for The Trevor Project, in an event c...

 
Destiny photo
Destiny

Destiny charity t-shirts raise over $1M for Nepal earthquake relief

Remember when we told you that Destiny players had raised $400K for the Nepal Earthquake Relief effort? Well, it gets better.  It gets a lot better. Sales of the $30 t-shirt -- of which $15 went to the cause -- have now topped $1M, whi...

 
Humble Nindie Bundle photo
Humble Nindie Bundle

Nintendo and Humble team up for first console/handheld Humble Bundle

Humble's spent years packaging collections of video games together and letting players name their price. However, this week's bundle has a twist that we aren't used to seeing. It's the first offering that includes console and handheld games...

 
SGDQ photo
SGDQ

There are some real winners on the Summer Games Done Quick schedule

Even though watching streams of people playing video games is all the rage, I can never get into it. I have a backlog that never seems to get any smaller, so it feels a bit unproductive to watch other people whittle away at theirs instead o...

 
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PLEX for Good

PLEX for Good: EVE Online players can donate to the Nepal earthquake relief fund, too

Doing good sometimes has a domino effect. That's the case with contributions to the Nepal earthquake fund. First, the Far Cry devs started matching donations. Then, Bungie sold t-shirts to help the cause. Now, CCP's hyper-warping its s...

 
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Devs with Baltimore

Devs with Baltimore bundle includes The Yawhg, Sokobond and more

The Devs with Baltimore bundle is a limited time project organized in part by developer and essayist Merritt Kopas, co-orginizer of the Devs with Ferguson bundle from late last year. The bundle includes the award winning adventure title The...

 
Destiny photo
Destiny

Bungie is selling T-shirts and in-game goodies for Nepal's earthquake relief

An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal on April 25, resulting in the deaths of over 6,000 people and injuring over 13,000 more. A few days ago we reported that Ubisoft were matching donations for the relief effort up ...

 
Nepal earthquake photo
Nepal earthquake

The Far Cry team is matching Nepal earthquake relief donations

Late last week, immeasurable disaster struck in Nepal in the form of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. As a result, the death toll is in the thousands, and thousands more are injured and/or stranded. That's not to mention the devastating damage d...

 
Five Nights at Freddy's photo
Five Nights at Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy's fan charity stream receives huge donation from developer

Over this past weekend a Twitch streamer named Dawko, a huge fan of Five Nights at Freddy's, set up a twitch stream to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. His lofty aim was to try and raise $15,000 in donations. Well, ...

 
The War of Mine photo
The War of Mine

This War of Mine DLC exists solely to help the kids

This War of Mine takes a look at a part of conflict that videogames rarely explore: that of those who aren't fighting for a side, but just fighting to survive. It's a harrowing experience, one of the heaviest of 2014 to be sure. With ...

 
AGDQ 2015 recap photo
AGDQ 2015 recap

Now that Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is over, which runs should we watch?

Awesome Games Done Quick ended this weekend, and what a show it was! The week-long live-streaming gaming marathon raised more than $1.5 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We covered several breakouts from the event, including: TASbo...

 
Our new overlord photo
Our new overlord

All hail TASBot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes

"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what was going to ha...

 
AGDQ 2015 photo
AGDQ 2015

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is underway

If this morning's Humble Bundle didn't already tip you off, this year's Awesome Games Done Quick event is now running. Every year it gathers some of the best speed runners to show their stuff, streaming the event and collecting money toward...

 
Charity photo
Charity

Mercedes Carrera comments on the charity stream hubbub

[Image provided by Mercedes Carrera.] A few hours ago, I wrote a story about how the AbleGamers suffered a DDoS attack after pulling out of a collaboration with adult film star Mercedes Carrera on a charity live stream. Some of you thought ...

 
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Altruism is better when you get something in return. Contradictory? Sure. Ignoble? Someone will tell you why from their high horse. But wouldn't it be sweet if in paying your internet bill or buying a new blender, all the pro...   read

Team Meat photo
Team Meat

Team Meat dev to walk across videogames for fundraiser

Tommy Refenes' is one half of Team Meat (Super Meat Boy, Mew-Genics, Super Meat Boy Forever). He has Type-1 Diabetes. So does his Mom. She's had it for 32 years, and over that time, she's suffered from progressively worsening levels of Neur...

 

Jonathan HolmesFeatured blogger

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju...

 

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

SteelSeries Siberia 350 USB headset"Like wearing a hissing cloud"

 

Battleborn"Ready to Die"

 

Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 
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jake oti

Fire Emblem Fates reacquired! Debating if I want to put a pause on Bravely Second (hah!) or finish it before getting back to

 
Pixie The Fairy

Been catching up on the GX3 panels now that most of them are The Bayonetta one is really

 
Oridan

Chromie is one of my favorite Warcraft characters, so Im happy about her inclusion in Listen to her adorable voice acting in WoD! Every days great at your Bronze Dragonshrine!

 
JcDent

Mod support for Total War: Warhammer means that well have the most beautiful Lord of the Rings game

 
JcDent

And Games Workshop shall cast them into the furnace of FAQ; there shall be wailing and gnashing of

 
Jinx 01

Thought it was Wednesday today so I didnt go see Civil Going 11:40AM Friday morning, I hear its fantastic!

 
Torchman

Welp, words cannot describe how great Captain America Civil War God damn I may go see it a second

 
Jinx 01

This sums up the core problems with the outrage culture that has infected gaming No (link in comments)

 
Occams

The number one cause of SIDS is when someone ends a sentence with

 
Flegma

Given that Im level 30+ in Lost Reavers, Ill do a quick write-up on it this Jeds got the gist of it, except that real money has nothing to with buying ammo and health elixirs - unless theyve changed it in the past couple of

 
Dr Mel

I sense an uptick in people naming their pet birds pickle pee and pump a

 
Fuzunga

So, yeah, I have to agree with everybody that the gameplay in Overwatch is pretty The gametypes suck, though! The fact that theres only two and I dont like either one is pretty much a

 
Chris Bradshaw

Alright so I have Nano Assault EX, Retro City Rampage: DX and Shantae and the Pirates Who wants?

 
Dangus Taargus

Just finished Doom II for the first This Arch-vile will be visiting me in my sleep tonight, as its the most terrifying enemy in any video game save for that thing that follows you around in Pikmin

 
Roxas1359

Im doing a straw poll for the next game I do on my Would appreciate people voting in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Wants to post about running away from controversial thread* *Realizes that doing so only invites further discussion on said controversy in the comments to just eat Dinner instead*

 
Parismio

Aw Maximilian Dood released his Assist Me film He released it on his stream and it was crazy cause you couldnt tell when it was live or if his movie was Confused the hell out of the

 
SeymourDuncan17

New Persona 5 character reveals be all like

 
Gamemaniac3434

Just another day in the

 
Fuzunga

Hey Overwatch, I dont want to play 100 matches in a Can you not immediately thrust me into another game?

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Im still enjoying Overwatch enough but Im feeling like Im closer to cancelling my Theres one or two things I dont like in there and Im feeling like Ive played enough with this Fun but maybe not £35 fun for me? Not sure just

 
Nekrosys

Destructoid should give me the honours of reviewing any and every forthcoming Atlus 3DS Imagine the hits this sitell get when I give them all a 1/10 for being literally Truly, itd be a wise business tactic for

 
RadicalYoseph

I know its all everyones talking about, but I have to say: Overwatch is the most fun Ive had in an FPS for a long Planning to pick up the full game day one! Also Lucio is best character, dont @

 
iam16bit

North American Splatfest for May is Fancy Party Costume Party!

 
siddartha85

Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
lewness

The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
Samsneeze

When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
Niwannabe

I cant believe Lincoln got assassinated at the What a lazy

 

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