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The fifth annual Mega Man charity marathon is returning to MAGFest

For the past five years, the folks over at HalfEmpty E-Tank have ran a lovely little charity based around one of the best premises of all -- playing a ton of Mega Man games at MAGFest. The gist is that amidst live music and specia...   read

 
 
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Yogscast and Humble Bundle team up for an awesome cause

Yogscast is fairly popular, even if I couldn't name a single thing they've done. For a few years now, they've been hosting a "Jingle Jam" event to raise money for charities during the holiday season. It was only natural that Humble Bundle w...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge fan speedrunning 'Metroidvania' games for charity

Shortly after Axiom Verge launched in 2015, its creator Tom Happ and his wife Chloe had Alastair, their first child. It was shortly after he was born that Tomm and Chloe were told that he suffers from a condition called Kernicterus -- the ...   read

 
 
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'Desert Bus for Hope' rolls into its tenth year

Desert Bus for Hope, the annual gaming marathon which benefits the Child's Play Charity, is underway right now. Desert Bus for Hope has raised over $3.1 million for Child's Play since 2007, and at the time of writing they've raise...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Community Trivia - Pilot Episode!

[In what I hope will be the first of a new community feature, Taterchimp set up his very own trivia show! How much random useless video game knowledge do our fair Dtoiders possess? Only one way to find out! If you want to contribute with te...   read

 
 
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Speedrun marathon Summer Games Done Quick starts this weekend

Oh, heck yes! Not only is it a holiday weekend, but Summer Games Done Quick starts this Sunday. Be sure to get your fun in the sun out of the way so you can watch some of this 160-hour speedrunning-for-charity live stream. It has become one...   read

 
 
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EA's Play to Give

Complete in-game challenges to donate to charity with EA's Play to Give

EA has announced a new system they are putting in place, called Play to Give, that allows gamers to complete in-game challenges to make charitable donations. There are various charities involved, many focusing on STEM education, and a handf...   read

 
 
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There are some fantastic games in the $1 tier of the new Ubisoft Humble Bundle

The newest Humble Bundle is showing its hand early and cheap. Usually, the lowest tier is reserved for moderately enticing games, while the "pay higher than the average" tier is what everybody really wants. That's not the case this wee...   read

 
 
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Desert Bus

Magicians are making a new Desert Bus

Desert Bus has become an unlikely success as something people suffer through for hours on end to raise money for charity. The infamous mini-game -- a painful, realistically paced bus trip from Tucson to Las Vegas with no pause menu -- comes...   read

 
 
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Trolling the grieving

'Find some common humanity' says That Dragon, Cancer dev to forum trolls

That Dragon, Cancer is a deeply personal and emotional experience that tells the real-life story of one family's experience dealing with cancer taking one of their children from them at a very young age. The brief two-hour soul-crushin...   read

 
 


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Square Enix's Life is Strange-inspired #EverydayHeroes campaign helps anti-bullying charity

Life is Strange, for the few problems it has, doesn’t shy away from dealing with some intensely personal and dark topics. Playing as a teenage girl in a residential school, one of those topics is, inevitably, bullying. Bullying is on...   read

 
 
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Awesome Games Done Quick

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 starts next week, benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick is one of my favorite events of the year. It gathers some of the best speedrunners all across the globe to complete games as quickly as possible, benefiting charity in the process. The next event is slated for Janua...   read

 
 
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(Update) Destructoid & Groupees team up for the hungry!

(Update: The kind folks at Groupees have revealed the first mystery game (pic below) and have given us five more bundles to give away!) Destructoid & Groupees have teamed up to raise meals for the hungry this holiday season. Every $1...   read

 
 
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Mark Cuban: League of Legends is 'a real sport'

If you're like me, you know the name and face of Mark Cuban, but you probably don't know a whole lot about him. I put on my detective coat and hat and did some digging (read: Wikipedia) and found that he is a businessman, investor, fil...   read

 
 
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[Done] Join me for 24 hours of video games in support of Extra Life

[Update: After 18 hours I finally tapped out at 4am ET after raising an amazing $419 dollars for charity with the help of your donations! Thank you all so much! Donations are being accepted through the end of the  year in case you miss...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Guardians

Who wants a Master Chief helmet covered in crystals?

Here's something I never thought I'd see: a Master Chief helmet covered with 25,000 Swarovski crystals. "A one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet is up for auction for fans who want to own the unique memorabilia," states the eBay listin...   read

 
 
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Humble Store now lets you choose from over 35,000 charities

Way back when Humble Bundle started, there were three things they emphasised: pay what you want, DRM-free, and that part of the proceeds went to charity. Over time, two of those points have been flexed and changed to varying success (the Or...   read

 
 
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QuakeCon 2014

QuakeCon 2014's blood donation drive saved 320 lives

As QuakeCon 2015 is currently underway in Dallas, Texas, it’s worth looking back to last year’s event. In particular, a blood donation drive that took place over the course of the event has brought us some good news this week. T...   read

 
 
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Be sure to watch Summer Games Done Quick this weekend

Brett and I have gotten way into Games Done Quick. Seeing people excel at beating video games as quickly as possible is such a blast, especially when it's happening live. The next event, Summer Games Done Quick, begins on Sunday, July 26 a...   read

 
 
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Camp Fangamer celebrates EarthBound's 25th anniversary for charity

A few years back, the folks at Fangamer and Starmen.net held an EarthBound Bash which raised $23,420 for charity. This year, in celebration of EarthBound's 25th anniversary, they're hosting a similar event known as Camp Fangamer. They've in...   read

 
 
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For the kids!

Give $6 to help kids, get into the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta

I'm a big fan of Extra Life, the gaming-based charity that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These hospitals treat injured and ill children regardless of their parents' ability to pay. How great is that? As if donating tax-dedu...   read

 
 
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Running of the Trolls raises $500 for The Trevor Project

This weekend Pride marches have been taking place all over the place, from London to Seattle... to Kalimdor. On Saturday, hundreds of World of Warcraft trolls marched across the game to help raise money for The Trevor Project, in an event c...   read

 
 
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Destiny charity t-shirts raise over $1M for Nepal earthquake relief

Remember when we told you that Destiny players had raised $400K for the Nepal Earthquake Relief effort? Well, it gets better.  It gets a lot better. Sales of the $30 t-shirt -- of which $15 went to the cause -- have now topped $1M, whi...   read

 
 
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Humble Nindie Bundle

Nintendo and Humble team up for first console/handheld Humble Bundle

Humble's spent years packaging collections of video games together and letting players name their price. However, this week's bundle has a twist that we aren't used to seeing. It's the first offering that includes console and handheld games...   read

 
 
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There are some real winners on the Summer Games Done Quick schedule

Even though watching streams of people playing video games is all the rage, I can never get into it. I have a backlog that never seems to get any smaller, so it feels a bit unproductive to watch other people whittle away at theirs instead o...   read

 
 


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