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7:00 PM on 01.02.2014

Child's Play raised $7.6 million in 2013

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...

Conrad Zimmerman


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




2:30 PM on 11.25.2013

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

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 ...

Alessandro Fillari

10:00 PM on 08.21.2013

GameGrumps auctioning off games for Child's Play

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:01 AM on 07.18.2013

Awesome Plants vs. Zombies 18" Munny auction for charity

PopCap and EA had many of these really funky 18-inch Mega Munny custom pieces on display at their booth here at San Diego Comic-Con today. Many folks from the game development community took one of Kidrobot's big-headed blank...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 02.15.2013

There's a Mega Man charity marathon this weekend

Starting Saturday, February 16th at 6:00PM EST, the folks over at Storm Unity will be running a 24-hour Mega Man marathon event to benefit Child's Play. In addition to general Mega Man chicanery, you can also win prizes for p...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 01.04.2013

The Mega Manathon is running at MAGFest right now

MAGFest is a convention of many awesome things, and this year, they've combined two of my favorite things ever: Mega Man, and Child's Play. The fine folks at Half Empty Energy Tank are now running a 72-hour Mega Man charity m...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 12.21.2012

Flip tables at MAGFest: Best Child's Play fundraiser EVER

Who says you can't combine charitable giving with righteous anger? During next month's MAGFest at the Gaylord National Hotel in Maryland, you can take part in a very special fundraising activity. By donating a few bucks, you ...

Tony Ponce



Win one of 10 early tickets to Ümloud! this Thursday photo
Win one of 10 early tickets to Ümloud! this Thursday
by Niero Gonzalez

In the Bay Area this Thursday? Come melt your face at San Francisco's DNA lounge for Ümloud!, the annual California fundraiser that benefits Child's Play. Did I mention Tim Schafer, creator of Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend will be there hosting the show? Check out the list of bands performing -- old time Dtoid readers will recognize a few familiar faces. There will also be a silent auction, a raffle, free prizes, and all kinds of other stuff going on. You don't want to miss this event. Actually, let me help you arrive in style!

Destructoid is giving away 10 early-access tickets to the VIP party that kicks off one hour before the show. That's right, you'll get to rub elbows with the elite at 6pm and check out the festivities before doors are open to the general public. Important: you must be 18+ to win.

To enter the contest just tweet this story with the hashtags #Umloud #Dtoid.  

Winners will be notified over Twitter PM within 24 hours with a redemption code to print their tickets at home. Good luck! If you don't win a ticket you can purchase one from DNA's website.

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8:00 PM on 10.22.2012

Pat the NES Punk & brentalfloss channel their inner Queen

[Update: Whoops! The actual NES marathon ended yesterday at 3 PM PST, but Pat is still accepting donations through his site until tomorrow.] Zealous NES collector Pat the NES Punk is holding a Child's Play charity that runs ...

Tony Ponce

8:00 AM on 03.14.2012

Raging Mass Effect 3 fans do something for charity

The arrogantly named "Retake Mass Effect" group has decided to offset the public bitching by raising some money for Child's Play, which fans are now cynically using to deflect criticism. I know this because Destructoid's tips...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 02.26.2012

Be Mine Game & Music bundle debuts

Yes, indie game bundles are now becoming two a penny and a regular occurrence but they're still a great way to get some games for hardly any money. The Be Mine Game & Music bundle is a pay-what-you-want deal where for as...

Alasdair Duncan





12:30 PM on 12.19.2011

Check out Harmonix live stream for Child's Play charity

Harmonix will live stream some Christmas craziness for the Child's Play charity today. From 5pm to 8pm Eastern they'll host a holiday-themed stream to raise money for the kids. This stream will feature interviews with Harmoni...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 12.07.2011

That's a real life Gravity Gun you're looking at

The name Harrison Krix mean anything to you? Well it bloody should, I mean he was the guy that made the new Mr. Destructoid helmet, created kick-ass Portal and Portal 2 guns and a BioShock Big Daddy costume to name a few...

Harry Monogenis

2:45 PM on 12.07.2011

Two more pay-what-you-want indie bundles on PC

We've got two more pay-what-you-want independent bundles for the PC. One of them is available now, and the second one will be available next week. Both of them have some excellent games in them, and they support indie develop...

Joshua Derocher

6:30 PM on 12.06.2011

Umloud 2011: A Rock Band night for Child's Play

Gamers are a naturally creative bunch, and this can definitely be seen in the way that we come together to raise money for charity. This Thursday, December 8th, at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, Ümloud will be hosting...

Jesse Cortez

11:00 AM on 11.20.2011

14k Starman pendant to be auctioned off for Child's Play

Fan craftsman Juno makes a lot of classy custom videogame jewelry, from Triforce earrings to a Metroid pendant. None of them are for sale, however, so you can only admire them from afar. His latest concoction is a 14k gold St...

Tony Ponce