For years I've been buying videogames with the air of a paranoid thief, inwardly convinced that I'm eating away at the world's precious reserves of plastic and clingfilm and delivering precisely nothing in return. No longer! GamesAid has launched its annual Elite Charity Auction, offering blights upon society such as myself the chance to Make Good by throwing cash at gaming merchandise and collectable goodies.
Certain of the latter beggar belief. Among the choicer picks are a framed print of the shonky but stylish Splatterhouse, a chicken costume worn and autographed by David Hasslehoff, a life-sized statue of Assassin's Creed 3 leading man Connor Kenway and some Adidas F50 Boots signed by Gareth Bale, who is presumably a footballer of some description.
You can thank Ubisoft, EA, Blizzard, Capcom, Konami, Sega, Blockbuster, 2K, Premier PR, Indigo Pearl, Square Enix, Namco Bandai, Mastertronic, The Producers and Bethesda among others for the haul. Have a browse of the top tier offerings below, and visit the Ebay page for more.
The Elite GamesAid A-List items
Burnout Crash TV Ad - Special move Karate Costume worn by David Hasslehoff
Burnout Crash TV Ad - Cheerleader Costume worn and signed by David Hasslehoff
Burnout Crash TV Ad - Chicken Costume Worn and signed by David Hasslehoff
Fallout 3 special edition Penny Arcade Poster *signed*
Framed Splatterhouse Print
Enslaved Print signed by Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades and LOTR and King Kong actor Andy Serkis
Inversion - painted canvas
Adidas F50 Boots - signed by Gareth Bale
We Sing Robbie Williams - signed by 'The Entertainer" himself
World Of Warcraft The Burning Crusade - Collector's Edition
World Of Warcraft Cataclysm Collector's Edition
World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria Collector's Edition
Extremely rare Tonner Tomb Raider Amanda Evert Doll - Mint In Box
GamesAid is a charitable collective from the UK games industry, raiseing funds for charities which primarily help disabled and disadvantaged young people in the UK. Recipients include: