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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[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...
[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 ...
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 ...
[Update: Contest over! Winners have been PM'd their codes.] Our friends at Groupees have just launched their new Be Mine 9 Game & Charity bundle, and to celebrate they've given us 20 codes to hand out to the Dtoid commun...
The GameGrumps receive a lot of games from their fans to play on the show, and because of that they receive a ton of duplicate copies of titles. So instead of hoarding it all away, they've put them up for auction on eBay! Th...
MechWarrior Online, the delightfully complex competitive mech pilot sim, is currently selling "Sarah's Mech." The mech is named in honor of five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries who played MechWarrior Online with her father...
Speed Demos Archive puts on some great livestreams of speedruns, as I came to realize far too late into the last marathon. I'm heading into the latest event, Summer Games Done Quick 2013, bright and early -- you should join m...
Last year, I discovered a nerdcore rapper by the name of Richie Branson, who laid verses atop anime tracks from Cowboy Bebop, Gurren Lagann, and more. He was also a very vocal proponent of bringing Toonami back onto Cartoon N...
By now, you all should be intimately familiar with the Humble Bundle, which lets customers pay what they want for DRM-free copies of videogames, often includes soundtracks, and puts a portion of the proceeds toward charity. ...
Peter Le and Amy Kim thought it would be cool if they got 151 different artists to each take on one of the first-generation Pokémon, and present the collection in an art gallery called Rare Candy. Then they decided to ...
Sticking to the promise he made several days ago, designer Cliff Bleszinski has gone ahead and had his hair shaved off in the name of charity. The former design director for Epic Games raised some $15,000 that will be going ...
We mentioned last week that a secret roster of chiptune artists were teaming up for charity in an upcoming release on Ubiktune. Now that the album is released, you can get in on some fantastic tracks from Jake "virt" Kaufman,...
[Destructoid turns seven this Saturday, and all month long Dtoiders have been sharing their favorite memories from their time in the community over in our Cblogs. Here's Swishiee's... what's yours? --Mr Andy Dixon] It's hard ...
During this past week's Mojam event, designers from Mojang, Vlambeer, Wolfire Games and more participated in a 78-hour game design challenge. All of the games created were offered through Humble Bundle in exchange for a dona...
The Sandy Hook Arcade Center, a not-for-profit business, has now officially opened its doors to the local community and beyond thanks to the initiative of two locals: Andrew Clure and Scott Cicciari. Thanks to the behemoth of...