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Five Nights at Freddy's

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

Developer donated $250,000 to children's hospital
Mar 17
// Laura Kate Dale
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 do...
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The War of Mine

This War of Mine DLC exists solely to help the kids

Doing good through games
Mar 10
// Brett Makedonski
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...
AGDQ 2015 recap photo
AGDQ 2015 recap

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

Speedrun marathon brought in $1.5 million for charity
Jan 12
// Jordan Devore
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, i...
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Our new overlord

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

'At this point, it's less of a game and more of a program'
Jan 05
// Jordan Devore
"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 ...
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AGDQ 2015

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 is underway

Watch some speedruns, donate some money
Jan 05
// Darren Nakamura
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 collecti...
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Mercedes Carrera comments on the charity stream hubbub

Adult Film star discusses her plan for upcoming live stream
Dec 07
// Jonathan Holmes
[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 ...
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Do the right thing
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...

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Team Meat

Team Meat dev to walk across videogames for fundraiser

Rare prizes! Red Dead Redemption! A dog!
Oct 09
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Xbox Live

This George Washington Xbox Live skin is available with a charitable donation

Call of Duty Endowment foundation
Aug 27
// Chris Carter
The Xbox 360 is still getting a steady source of menu skins, and this labor day George Washington menu is no exception. Donations to the Call of Duty Endowment are available at $1, $5, $10, and $20 increments, and any am...
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GayStation 4

The GayStation 4 was purchased at a high price

Obligatory 'I'd buy that for a dollar' joke here
Aug 04
// Brittany Vincent
The GayStation 4, as you may remember from last week, has finally been sold for a whopping 28,300kr, or roughly $4,105. That's a lot of money raised in the name of The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgende...
GayStation 4 photo
GayStation 4

Buy this GayStation 4 and support a Swedish LGBT organization

Wish the rainbow was a little less subdued
Jul 28
// Brittany Vincent
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...
Charity stream photo
Charity stream

Summer Games Done Quick raised over $700,000 for charity

Doctors go wild
Jun 30
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Humble Bundle

This Summer Games Done Quick Humble Bundle is great

$25 will get you $90 worth of games
Jun 24
// Alasdair Duncan
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,...
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People like you helped raise $1M for charity through the Humble Store

That's 10 percent of store proceeds to date
Jun 23
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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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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 ...

Wargaming supports National Military Appreciation Month

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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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...

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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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...

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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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
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...
Speedrun photo

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...
Humble Jumbo Bundle photo
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...

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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