To celebrate the release of Harmonix's highly anticipated The Beatles: Rock Band, Microsoft, MTV Games and the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders have teamed up to offer gamers the chance to support a fantastic cause.
Starting today, you’ll be able to bid on special edition, professionally crafted, Beatles-inspired Xbox 360s on eBay, with the proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders, the organization that Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison personally selected. There will be 50 Elites auctioned off over the coming weeks, but considering that the asking price for the first of these consoles is currently at $780, it’s clear that these consoles aren’t exactly meant for your average gamer. Still, it’s fantastic to see video games being used to help save lives and raise awareness of important global issues for a change, as opposed to being blamed for the downfall of society.
Also, starting on September 9th, Xbox Live users will be able to download the track “All You Need is Love” for 160 Microsoft Points, with the proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders as well. Downloading the song also enters you in a contest to win one of the special edition Beatles 360s and a Rickenbacker 325 replica controller. Not that you should need those things to persuade you, but I guess it doesn't hurt.
Anyone plan to bid on one of these special edition Beatles 360s?
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