Fans to decide character’s fate with donations to kids charity

30 Jul

Purchasing these shirts will kill or save Carmine and assist a charity.

Xbox 360-owners will be able to vote on whether or not the third of the Gears of War series’ Carmine brothers will live or die in Gears of War3 by purchasing shirts for their Xbox avatars with all the proceeds going to the Child’s Play charity.

Beginning today, Xbox 360-owners can purchase shirts for their avatars on Xbox Live with the words “Save Carmine” or “Carmine Must Die” to cast their votes for Clayton, the third brother’s fate. The shirts sell for 80 Microsoft Points which equate to $1 a piece.

Purchasing a “Save Carmine” shirt casts a vote to save Clayton while purchasing a “Carmine Must Die” shirt casts a vote to condemn him.

The developer also began selling real life versions of the T-shirts for $20 at this year’s Comic-Con. Both shirts can still be purchased online.

Epic Games will be donating all proceeds collected from the shirts, both digital and real, to Child’s Play, a charity that purchases toys and video games for children in hospitals throughout the world. Founded in 2003 by the authors of video game web-comic Penny Arcade, the charity has so far donated over $6 million to hospitals.


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