No, this isn't a homophobic slur or a slight against PlayStation. This is a customized rainbow console created in support of pride week in Sweden from retailer Webhallen, via CVG. It's being auctioned off to support The Swedi... read
I can only half grasp the interest in watching speed run streams (or any game streams). I can also only half grasp $713,338.96, which to me feels a fortune. That's how much Summer Games Done Quick 2014 raised in donatio... read
Even though most of us are distracted by the Steam Summer sale, you'd be missing out if you passed up on this special Summer Games Done Quick Humble Bundle. Taking its name from the week-long event that's happening right now,... read
Since its launch last November, the Humble Store has raised $1 million for charity.
That's the result of ten percent of all store proceeds going to charities -- the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Fo... read
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... read
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 ... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read feature
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... read
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... read
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 ... read
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... read feature
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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 ... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read