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Destiny

That T-shirt came from the Bungie store!


Pick up this Destiny shirt for charity
Jun 21
// Brittany Vincent
Commemorate your time with the Destiny Alpha release this year by picking up the tongue-in-cheek Wizard shirt from the official Bungie store. Then, don't sit around hating yourself for all the money you've spent this week wha...
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Speedruns

Summer Games Done Quick starts this weekend!


Streaming June 22 - 28
Jun 17
// Jordan Devore
Speed Demos Archive is holding its next speedrun gaming marathon, Summer Games Done Quick 2014, real soon. The non-stop week-long event kicks off Sunday, June 22 at 11:00am Pacific and as with all of these streams, I highly ...
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Wargaming supports National Military Appreciation Month


Donate!
May 02
// Dale North
Wargaming's whole company is based on military history, so it's nice to see them giving back for National Military Appreciation Month. For the third year in a row they'll give proceeds from special packages to non-profit grou...
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Games Done Quick

Check out Games Done Quick event schedule for tons o' speedrunning


How about speedrunning LSD: Dream Simulator?
Apr 26
// Brittany Vincent
Do you like games? Do you like games completed in an expedient manner? Bully for you. You should check out Games Done Quick, a charity gaming marathon by speedrunners who pull off some impressive feats. The events are streame...
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Deals

Humble Weekly Sale rounds up Dustforce, Teslagrad, and 10 others


$10 for 10 games
Apr 24
// Jordan Devore
This week's Humble sale is a fundraising effort for DirectRelief presented by TSG featuring some truly excellent games and soundtracks. It's as good if not better than a full-blown Humble Bundle. To start off, pay-what-you-wa...
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AbleGamers Charity raises $33,635 at PAX East 2014


Largest fundraising total yet
Apr 21
// Dale North
Here's some great news for your Monday morning: PAX East was a success for gamers with disabilities charity AbleGamers. They managed to raise $33,635.07 at the event, which more than doubles last year's total. I recall that t...
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Pay $6 or more and you'll also receive Critter Crunch, Hotline Miami, and PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate!
We've partnered up with the fine folks at Humble Bundle, along with a bunch of our indie pals, to present to you a very special Destructoid-curated Humble Bundle! Pay what you want and you'll get Little Inferno, Super Hexago...

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Deals

Peggle, Bejeweled, Bookworm, and more in this PopCap bundle


Redeemable on Steam and Origin
Mar 07
// Jordan Devore
It's chaos on the Humble Store right now, from the Humble Mobile Bundle 4 to Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight 2014 to Devolver Digital's bundle for IGF chairman and all-around terrific human being Brandon Boyer. Here's one mor...
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Independent Games Festival chairman raising funds for cancer expenses


Donate directly, or pick up the latest Humble Bundle
Mar 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Independent Games Festival chairman Brandon Boyer has helped make many wonderful indie games find their way into your hands. Now Brandon could use your help. He fought off cancer last year, but his health insurance company Hu...
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Speedruns

Awesome Games Done Quick raises over a million dollars


Speedrunning charity marathon doubles goal for cancer prevention
Jan 12
// Wesley Ruscher
If you missed the Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 charity marathon, chances are you missed some of the most memorable gaming moments this short year has already offered. The event, which took place from January 5-11, was home ...

Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 has begun!

Jan 05 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
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Speed running through all the games
Just a quick reminder that Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 is underway! The seven day marathon benefits Prevent Cancer Foundation and will see people racing to beat games quick while raising money. On top of all the speed runn...

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Child's Play

Child's Play raised $7.6 million in 2013


Gamer-fueled charity continues growth
Jan 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
Charitable organization Child's Play has published their year-end total of donations, which comes to a whopping $7.6 million. The organization, which puts entertainment media into the hands of children in over 90 hospitals wo...
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Speedrun

Don't miss Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 next week


The speedrunning marathon returns
Jan 02
// Jordan Devore
If you're relatively new to the world of watching people fly through games as quickly as possible, you'll want to clear time next week to watch Awesome Games Done Quick 2014. It's one hell of an introduction to speedruns and...
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Mega Man-athon 2

The second Mega Manathon is coming to MAGFest


It's for charity
Dec 30
// Chris Carter
Last year Half Empty E-Tank ran a noble Mega Manathon for charity, and they're back again with MAGFest 12 this January -- once again they will be supporting Child's Play. If you want to get involved you can actually head ove...
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Humble Jumbo Bundle

Three more games added to the Humble Jumbo Bundle


Oh, and a couple of soundtracks!
Dec 11
// Harry Monogenis
The Humble Jumbo Bundle has been purchased over 500,000 times so far, and the organizers behind the event have gone ahead and thrown three more games into the mix. The three new additions are Cities in Motion 2, Orcs Must Die...
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Twitch raised $1.22 million for Extra Life


Pop-up raises $80k for typhoon relief efforts
Dec 10
// Dale North
Twitch has done double good. First off, Extra Life was a success. The annual charity to raise money for Children's Miracle Network had 7,500 Twitch participants raising $1.22 million for the cause. Awesome. A pop-up store&nbs...
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SpecialEffect Charity

Race as Yogscast in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed


Simon Lane joins the crew as special DLC
Dec 08
// Wesley Ruscher
Popular YouTube celebrity Simon "Honeydew" Lane is now available as a brand new participant in Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on PC. Developed to help raise money for SpecialEffect -- a charity that help...
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Charity

RuneScape players raise $90K for charity


Using in-game gold and bonds
Dec 03
// Jordan Devore
Earlier this year, Jagex introduced the Well of Goodwill, an outlet for RuneScape players to donate their in-game currency. In turn, the developer will make charitable contributions per every 10 million gold pieces put into t...
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Earthbound

Earthbound Bash celebrates Mother for charity


Earthbound could be a life saver
Nov 30
// Jonathan Holmes
Ben Bizzle is an Earthbound fan. His friend James Hensiek is also an Earthbound fan. James has been diagnosed with cancer. When Ben found out about his friends diagnosis, he got in touch with Fangamer/Starman.net, who in tur...
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Child's Play

Child's Play has raised over $20M in ten years


$2.5 million was raised in 2013 alone
Nov 25
// Alessandro Fillari
On its 10th anniversary, the gaming-focused charity Child's Play announced it had raised over $20 million dollars during its ten years of drives and events. To celebrate, the organizers of the charity wrote a passionate post ...
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Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts updates with new skin to benefit charity


Proceeds going to Make a Wish Foundation
Nov 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
Ronimo Games has made available a special Awesomenauts skin with the game's PC version 1.25 update today. The "Private Mels" skin for Lonestar is result of Ronimo's participation in granting a child (named Mels) his...
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White xbox One

Want that pretty, white Xbox One? Do you have 27 grand?


It's being auctioned off -- for charity!
Nov 05
// Steven Hansen
Yeah, I want it, but I don't $27,000 want it. Heck, as it stands, I don't exactly $500 want an Xbox One, either. You guys responded well when Jordan posted about the white, employee's only Xbox One. The grandiosely titled "Xb...
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Deals

GOG.com's latest PC and Mac game sale benefits charity


Three games for $5
Nov 05
// Jordan Devore
Three games for a total price of five bucks, all of which goes to charity -- that's the setup for GOG.com new promotion. The applicable titles include Pid, Waking Mars, The Whispered World, FTL: Faster Than Light, Oddworld: A...
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Extra Life raises $3.7 million!


DDoS Attacks couldn't keep 'em down
Nov 05
// Dale North
Extra Live, a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals gaming fundraiser, pulled in $3.7 million dollars for the cause. This weekend, more than 31,000 players did their part over 25 hours of play, with participants from every U.S...
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Runescape gold donation

Runescape players can donate in-game gold to charity


Sink your gold for a good cause
Oct 31
// Joshua Derocher
Players of RuneScape can now donate their in-game gold into the "Well of Goodwill," which the game's developer Jaxex will then turn into real-world money to donate to charity. Jagex will donate $1 for every ten million g...
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$8 million raised for charities using Twitch platform


Extra Life 2013 will take that number even higher
Oct 31
// Dale North
The Twitch community has raised more than $8 million across various causes, and that's before counting this year's main gaming charity, Extra Life 2013, set to kick off November 2. So far, more than 4,500 Twitch bro...
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Lame Game Marathon

Lame Game Marathon III is happening right now


Our Australian buddies are raising funds for UNICEF once again
Oct 25
// Alasdair Duncan
What time is it? Well if you're in Australia, it's well into Saturday the 26th and that means it's Lame Game Marathon time again, where our intrepid Australian friends are raising funds for UNICEF by playing some of the worst...
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Vessel, Greed Corp, Jamestown: Legend of the Last Colony, Naval Warfare and more!
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.] Our friends at Groupees have just launched their Steampunk Bundle, and to celebrate they've given us 20 codes to hand out to the Destructoid community! The Steampun...

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Snag a ton of free games, soundtracks, and more courtesy of Dtoid and Groupees
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes!] Our friends at Groupees are in the midst of their Be Mine Special Edition bundle (to benefit the Tierra McElroy Kidney Fund), and to celebrate, they've given us 20 ...

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Sonic Lost World

Sonic comic writer will play Lost World for charity


The 24-hour livestream will be held on October 26
Aug 28
// Tony Ponce
My homeboy David Oxford, writer at The Mega Man Network and and fellow editor on NF Magazine, has planned a special charity event alongside Ian Flynn, lead writer on Archie's Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. For ...

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