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Speedrunning

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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Ubisoft Humble Bundle

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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Life is Strange
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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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My new hero
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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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Extra Life Marathon
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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

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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Speedrunning

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

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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World of Warcraft

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

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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SGDQ

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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PLEX for Good

PLEX for Good: EVE Online players can donate to the Nepal earthquake relief fund, too

Doing good sometimes has a domino effect. That's the case with contributions to the Nepal earthquake fund. First, the Far Cry devs started matching donations. Then, Bungie sold t-shirts to help the cause. Now, CCP's hyper-warping its s...   read

 
 
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Devs with Baltimore

Devs with Baltimore bundle includes The Yawhg, Sokobond and more

The Devs with Baltimore bundle is a limited time project organized in part by developer and essayist Merritt Kopas, co-orginizer of the Devs with Ferguson bundle from late last year. The bundle includes the award winning adventure title The...   read

 
 
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Destiny

Bungie is selling T-shirts and in-game goodies for Nepal's earthquake relief

An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal on April 25, resulting in the deaths of over 6,000 people and injuring over 13,000 more. A few days ago we reported that Ubisoft were matching donations for the relief effort up ...   read

 
 


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Nepal earthquake

The Far Cry team is matching Nepal earthquake relief donations

Late last week, immeasurable disaster struck in Nepal in the form of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. As a result, the death toll is in the thousands, and thousands more are injured and/or stranded. That's not to mention the devastating damage d...   read

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

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 donations. Well, ...   read

 
 
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RiffRaff

Im laughing so hard Im bawling and my jaw and sides

 
Sr Churros

300th quickpost! Ill celebrate with the best song and the best monster from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate! Also, I probably should start quickposting

 
Vadicta

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lokhe

Went back for a NG+ run of I saw a lot of reviews calling the game hard but I dont think any of them have tried out Shit is utterly Already found some cool secrets I missed on my first run though worth it!

 
Dreamweaver

Also, in Overwatch, Reinhardt sure did hammer me

 
Dreamweaver

Unpopular opinion, but I really do like Resident Evil I actually love the whole bio-terrorism on a global scale angle, the multi-perspective storytelling, and the However, the game isnt perfect by any means, and heres DAMMIT, HELENA!

 
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Inquisitive Ravenclaw just finished the piece I commisioned for my SoundCloud profile and I really like it! Money well-spent! Hell also likely be doing the covers for my upcoming

 
Hypno Coffin

Tried out Evolve, or Evolve Stage 2 as its now It was decent enough, and the weapons felt good to use on the character I tried I could see it being a lot of fun if a group of friends all got together to

 
JcDent

Body horror aliens that arent worms, a crusade fleet, alien geometries and dark gods all in one? Sign me up!

 
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I think I am at the sad relization that even if I played Natural Selection 2 at the abysmal resolutions (sub 800x600) that there simply no way to play that game on my ONLY THEY WOULD CONSIDER OPTIMIZATION

 

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