Nintendo fanboys seem to be continuing their efforts to raise money for charity via eBay auctions, with the recent auctioning of a DS
signed by Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata and Charles Martinent.
Miyamoto, often hailed as the father of modern gaming, is well known for being the creator of the Legend of Zelda
games, as well as Mario
. Satoru Iwata is the CEO of Nintendo and collaborated with Miyamoto on the Legend of Zelda
and Super Mario
Mario, the Italian plumber who was famously created using the design brief of; "a short man with a strong sense of justice who is not attractive"
, is voiced by Charles Martinent in the the video games. Martinent also voices Luigi, Wario and Wa-luigi.
Bidding for the celebrity DS started at $200 and is due to last until May 19th, with 25 percent of the profits going to support the Child's Play charity
which is run by the team behind Penny Arcade
. The Child's Play charity is dedicated to supplying games and consoles for children's hospitals and wards across the world.
By visiting the website
, generous gamers can even select which games to buy for specific hospitals thanks to the wish lists posted by participating wards.
The auction of the DS isn't the first of its type, with a stunning Zelda themed DS
also being sold for charity recently.
It seems that these days all consoles have a charity of choice. Nintendo fans continue to raise money for Child's Play while PS3 users have generously doubled the processing power available to protein folding experiments.
If you're thinking of making a bid on this DS, or just want to join the bit-tech Folding@Home team
, then let us know in the forums