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Mega Man-athon 2

The second Mega Manathon is coming to MAGFest


It's for charity
Dec 30
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
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Humble Jumbo Bundle

Three more games added to the Humble Jumbo Bundle


Oh, and a couple of soundtracks!
Dec 11
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
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Twitch raised $1.22 million for Extra Life


Pop-up raises $80k for typhoon relief efforts
Dec 10
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
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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
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
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Charity

RuneScape players raise $90K for charity


Using in-game gold and bonds
Dec 03
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
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Earthbound

Earthbound Bash celebrates Mother for charity


Earthbound could be a life saver
Nov 30
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
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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
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
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Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts updates with new skin to benefit charity


Proceeds going to Make a Wish Foundation
Nov 14
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
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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
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
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Deals

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


Three games for $5
Nov 05
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
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Extra Life raises $3.7 million!


DDoS Attacks couldn't keep 'em down
Nov 05
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
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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
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
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$8 million raised for charities using Twitch platform


Extra Life 2013 will take that number even higher
Oct 31
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
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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
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... read
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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... read feature

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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 ... read feature

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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
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 ... read
Be Mine 9 Giveaway photo
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 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... read feature

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GameGrumps auctioning off games for Child's Play


So many copies of Glover
Aug 21
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... read
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MechWarrior fights cancer

Fight cancer with giant mechs


MechWarrior Online selling unique $10 mech in honor of cancer victim, proceeds donated to Canadian Cancer Society
Jul 25
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... read
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Speedruns

Summer Games Done Quick is back with more speedruns


100+ hours of speedruns for charity
Jul 25
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... read
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Chrono Trigger hip hop

Sales of new Chrono Trigger nerdcore album go to charity


Go snatch Richie Branson's From Guardia With Love
Jun 02
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... read
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Humble Bundle

Humble Indie Bundle says you can't spell great without 8


Awesomenauts, Hotline Miami, and more
May 28
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. ... read
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Pokémon art

The original 151 Pokemon as imagined by 151 artists


Rare Candy brings them together and sells them for charity
May 08
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 ... read
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Cliffy B

Cliff Bleszinski goes bald for charity


Around $15,000 raised
Apr 15
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 ... read
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Chiptunes for charity

Out now: Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes


Top chiptune artists join forces for charity
Apr 14
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,... read
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Dtoid Memories

Dtoid Memories: Fo' Da' Shawties


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Mar 14
[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 ... read
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Charity

Watch Notch have his beard shaved


Because you're clearly not doing anything important right now
Mar 02
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... read
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Sandy Hook Arcade

Not-for-profit Sandy Hook Arcade Center opens in Newtown


Arcade 'established to foster fun for families and children'
Feb 17
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... read
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Gaming on the cheap

Be Mine Anniversary bundle has lots of games for cheap


Get some games you know, and maybe some you don't for any price you want
Feb 16
I'm sure everyone has heard of the famous Humble Indie Bundles at this point, but here's a cheap bundle that might have slipped under the radar. Groupees is running the Be Mine Anniversary Bundle which contains a lot of games... read






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