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Miyamoto signed DS up for auction

Miyamoto signed DS up for auction

The DS, signed by Shigeru Miyamoto, Satoru Iwata and the voice of Mario, is now open to bids.

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 games.

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.

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Krikkit 14th May 2007, 15:32 Quote
Link doesn't work. :p

Cool though, very cool.
CardJoe 14th May 2007, 15:42 Quote
We're working on fixing the link, apologies

Edit: Fixed now, the pwnage continues.
Veles 14th May 2007, 16:14 Quote
Only 25% goto charity? Where does the rest go?

EDIT: Ah I see, it's not an auction run by Nintendo, very good of they guy.
DXR_13KE 14th May 2007, 23:54 Quote
very very very cool.
Tulatin 15th May 2007, 09:18 Quote
25% charity, 75% pockets. Good solid way to boost bidding.

I like how this rather wasn't any form of special edition DS, but rather just some little beaten up, likely sweaty, smelly one crusted with hardcore gamer detritus. Throw in some goodies, add some signatures, and wage charity, and voila; $610 in your pipe.

and good old Bit, your links NEVER work the first time.
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