Posts tagged Japan Tsunami
Posts tagged Japan Tsunami
Auction: Signed Metal Gear Solid 4 Insert
Maybe it was our goading that there was no Metal Gear Solid 4 representation in our endorsed auctions, but Stephen Kleckner saw fit to remedy that with an autographed MGS4 insert. We will assume, of course, that if you’re bidding on this, you probably bought your copy on June 12, 2008.
You are bidding on an unused, unfolded jewel case insert of the American version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
This item is SIGNED by voice actress Yumi Kikuchi (Raging Raven), Metal Gear Solid 4′s senior producer Kenichiro Imaizumi and the Metal Gear Solid series head honcho HIDEO KOJIMA.
Item and signatures were obtained during the Metal Gear Solid 4 launch event in San Francisco, CA. I personally met, shook hands and watched each individual sign this insert. Since then this cool piece of Metal Gear memorabilia has spent its life inside a padded envelope away from harmful natural elements, where procrastination has kept it from being framed and displayed.
This auction ends March 31 at 02:00:43 PDT with all proceeds going to Global Giving.
Auction: Kinect and Game Bundle Signed By MGS Dev Team
On the heels of the recent monster auction, Microsoft’s Eric Neustader (the man lucky enough to snag a vowel as a Gamertag) has auctioned a Kinect and game bundle signed by the Microsoft Game Studios development team.
This auction is for the following items:
The auction will end on March 31 at 09:03:47 PDT with all proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross.
Fundraising MAGFest Super Show, Sunday 3/27
The guys over at MAGFest are hosting the second of two fundraising Ustream shows this upcoming Sunday, March 20th:
Join us for 3 hours of music, special guests, auctions, and more, where 100% of the proceeds will go directly to charity to benefit Japan. We will kick off a ton of awesome week-long auctions during the first show on March 20th, and then announce the winners during the second show on March 27th. Any donations of over $10 during the shows will be rewarded with complimentary copies of the ’09 and ’10 songs for the cure albums.
They’re also doing some auctioning of their own, with an emphasis on music, but also some cool arts & crafts. Check it!
Auction: Final Fantasy VI Advance Collection Signed By Kitase
Tom Slattery has put up some rare and highly unusual materials: a full collection for Final Fantasy VI Advance. The details are what makes this one really special:
This is an auction for the following 5 items from the personal collection of the English translator of Final Fantasy VI Advance:
1. Final Fantasy VI Advance (Signed)
A copy of the North American version of Final Fantasy VI Advance, signed by director Yoshinori Kitase in near-perfect condition with all original packaging/inserts. This is my own personal copy that I received as the translator for the game. It has a very small dent near the top of the box (visible near the “ONLY FOR” in the upper left corner), but is otherwise in fantastic condition.
2. Final Fantasy VI Advance Box Proof
An uncut proof / color check printing of the final Final Fantasy VI Advance box. This is on the same card stock used for GBA boxes, but uncut and unfolded. Possibly the only one still in existence!
3. Final Fantasy VI Advance Manual Proof
A proof printing of the Final Fantasy VI Advance US manual. Another very unique item, this is the final version of the manual printed and cut for proofing. The pages are printed only on a single side, so the booklet consists of alternating white and printed pages. The paper itself is the same as that used for the real manual. There is a little bit of residue along the center line from a rubber band that was stuck to it, but it is otherwise still in near-perfect condition.
4. Final Fantasy VI Stationery Set
This is an item from the original release of Final Fantasy VI for Super Famicom in Japan. It consists of…well, to be honest I’m not entirely sure. There are some Setzer pencils, a pencil board, a tin tray, a Mog eraser, a ruler, and possibly some other stuff. It’s from 1994 and the condition of the box shows it (little bit yellowed, and with some dings and shelf wear). There is also a small sticker in the bottom right corner marked “SAMPLE”.
5. Final Fantasy VI Clock
I believe this was a promotional item for the PlayStation version of Final Fantasy VI in Japan. It is a wall clock featuring Amano artwork of Terra and takes AA batteries. It has been used, but is in perfect shape aside from a little dust.
Proceeds from the auction benefit Global Giving. It closes on March 31 at 08:38:07 PDT.
Auction: Batman: Arkham Asylum – Signed Game Informer Cover Sketch
Crystal Dynamic’s Karl Stewart has quite a few solid pieces of memorabilia up for auction. This one, however, is major: it’s a signed sketch of the famous Game Informer reveal cover for Batman: Arkham Asylum.
It’s the original sketch from famed DC/Wildstorm artist CArlos D’anda for the Game Informer Announcement cover of Batman Arkham Asylum that I had the pleasure of working on 2008/09 along with the actual copy of Game Informer that I had personally signed by:
The auction ends on April 2 at 23:24:48 PDT with all sales proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross.
Auction: Ultimate Halo Fan Package
The industrious ladies and gentlemen at 343 Industries have donated an impressive collection of Halo-related items for auction.
Auction closes on March 30th, 22:57:34 PDT. All proceeds go to the American Red Cross.
Auction Update: Eddie Riggs Brutal Legend statue
From the Kindness of Strangers department: Double Fine has informed us that an anonymous benefactor has stepped forward promising to match whatever amount the Eddie Riggs statue auction closes at as an independent donation.
This auction closes in a mere 23 hours (March 25, 16:13:13 PDT), so if you’re on the fence…time to not be…on the fence anymore? You know what we mean.
Thank you, Mr./Mrs./Dr. Anonymous!
Auction: Game Informer Tomb Raider Issue Signed By Dev Team
Karl Stewart of Crystal Dynamics has posted an auction for Game Informer’s Tomb Raider reveal issue, signed by the development team.
Calling all Tomb Raider fans,
Help us raise some money along with our #playforjapan colleagues.
This is a mint condition copy of the Tomb Raider announcement issue of Game Informer signed by the lead TR dev team.
We aint gonna do many of these……you know you want it!
This auction ends on March 29 at 14:50:18 PDT. All proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.
TONIGHT: Kotaku Fundraiser in Denver, CO
Live in Denver? Willing to travel to Denver? Enjoyed a Denver omelet this morning? If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, you should consider attending this evening’s Kotaku Fundraiser at the Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in support of the Japanese Red Cross. 6PM to Midnight!
The fundraiser will include Rock Band, DJ Hero and perhaps Dance Central up on stage as well as a free console arcade when it kicks off on March 24 in the historic Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. There’s also going to be a live DJ set during the first hour and a silent auction running through the evening. (Bring cash or a credit card to bid on that stuff.)
If you answered “yes” to the third question, we are envious of you.
TeamFortress 2 Hat Sale!
It is a fact: life is made better when you wear a fancy hat. Valve knows this all too well, which is why they’re putting on a hat fundraiser in TeamFortress 2 for the American Red Cross.
Today, we’d like to offer a chance to help out at a time when that help matters most. To support the relief efforts currently underway in Japan, we’re introducing three limited edition hats and two special noisemakers to the Mann Co. store. The “Humanitarian’s Hachimaki” ($7.99), the “Benefactor’s Kanmuri” ($19.99) and the most prestigious “Magnanimous Monarch” ($99.99) will be available from now through April 6. All proceeds (net of applicable taxes) will go directly towards the Japanese disaster relief fund that the American Red Cross has set up. The hats can be equipped by all classes; however, they cannot be traded or used for crafting.
Buy your hats before April 6th, though — after that, they’re gone.