Destiny fans raised over half a million dollars this week for the St Jude Children's Hospital, thanks to a marathon full of streamers who encouraged fans to donate while they sweated it out in the Crucible. The stream, which was planned as a lead-in to the Destiny Community Con in Tampa, Florida this weekend, was organised by a handful of popular Destiny streamers including Gothalion and Broman. Their goal was to raise $US200,000 ($262,613), which they cleared yesterday by a long shot, capping out at over $US500,000 ($656,532) for the week thanks to fans and members of Bungie, who donated significant amounts during the final stretch. (Bungie CEO Pete Parsons gave $US2000 [$2626].)
One thing people don't often realise about Destiny: The community is pretty amazing. Even the ones who won't stop whining about raid matchmaking.