I don't normally post about eBay auctions, but this one's a doozy and it's for a good cause! Currently up for bid is Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 signed by the godfather of geeks himself, Bill Gates (certificate of authenticity included). But the fun doesn't stop there! Also included in the package is just about every 360 peripheral known to man, a Zune signed by J. Allard and a ton of pre-loaded content. 100% of the profits from the auction will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. At the time of the writing of this article there were fifty three bids bringing the total to a whopping $5,411.11. And with less than eight hours to go, who knows how high that price will go. For complete details on everything included, make the jump!
Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 3 console - Personally signed by Bill Gates (with letter of authenticity). In anticipation of this year's largest blockbuster game launch, Microsoft will offer the Xbox 360™ Halo® 3 Special Edition Console. The console features an exclusive "Spartan green and gold" finish and comes bundled with a matching Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, 20GB Hard Drive, Headset, Play & Charge Kit, and exclusive Halo 3 Gamer Pics and Theme (available via Xbox LIVE® download).
This new Special Edition contains these components:
* Halo 3 Special Edition Console
* Halo 3 Special Edition Wireless Controller
* Halo 3 Special Edition 20GB Hard Drive
* Halo 3 Special Edition Wired Headset
* Halo 3 Special Edition Gamer Pics and Theme (Exclusive download via Xbox LIVE)
* Component HD AV Cable
* Ethernet Cable
* HDMI Port
* Play & Charge Kit
* Xbox LIVE Silver Membership
* One-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership
Limited Edition Halo 3 Zune – Personally signed by J Allard (with letter of authenticity) the genius behind Xbox and Zune. Now, with the Halo 3 edition Zune, we have something specifically for Halo fans and the gaming community: 30GB, Wireless Zune to Zune Sharing, Big, 3-inch screen, FM radio, tons of pre-loaded content. Halo 3 Edition comes preloaded with a collection of music, videos and artwork, including:
* Halo Original Soundtrack – Complete Album
* Halo 2 Original Soundtrack, Volume 1 – All tracks by Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori
* Halo 2 Original Soundtrack, Volume 2 – Complete Album
* Halo 3 "Starry Night" advertisement
* Halo 3 E3 2006 announcement trailer
* Halo 2 theatrical teaser trailer
* Three Halo 3 "making of" documentary videos
* A custom episode of Red vs. Blue – just for Zune!
* The first six episodes of Red vs. Blue Season 1
Artwork: Over 120 different images, including game concept art, storyboards, paintings, and conceptual marketing imagery
Two Limited Edition Halo 3 Wireless Controllers - Really get into the game with this Limited Edition Halo 3 Wireless Controller. There are two different controllers available (both are included in this package), both showcasing stunning original artwork from comic book master Todd McFarlane. Package includes the Spartan theme featuring Master Chief and the Covenant Brute theme featuring a Brute Chief. These controllers come with an exclusive collectible Halo 3 figurine from McFarlane Toys and are only available for a limited time.
* Halo 3 themed artwork from renowned artist Todd McFarlane
* Two different themes: Spartan with Master Chief, or Covenant Brute with Brute Chief
* Limited edition exclusive Halo 3 figurine comes with the controller
* High-quality, scratch and wear-resistant controller surface
* Award-winning 2.4 GHz RF technology provides a range of up to 30 feet
* Integrated headset port for Xbox LIVE® play
* Adjustable vibration feedback for longer battery life
* Hook up to four Wireless Controllers and four Wireless Headsets simultaneously per Xbox 360 console
* Available for only a limited time
Halo 3 Legendary Edition Game: Individually numbered and available while supplies last, the Legendary Edition includes a copy of Halo 3 in a collectible Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI helmet case, as well as an exclusive collection of storyboard art and the same bonus disc included with the Limited Edition. You'll also get the Legendary Edition disc, including remastered, high-res versions of the Halo and Halo 2 cinematics; an expanded digital "Bestiarum" guide to the creatures and cultures of Halo 3; The Cortana Chronicles; and exclusive machinima episodes.
Halo 3 Standard Edition: This is the complete third installment of the legendary epic.
Halo Triple Pack: Originally sold for the original Xbox. This includes Halo, Halo 2 and Halo 2 Mulitplayer Map Pack.
Xbox 360 HD DVD Player - You've experienced next-gen gaming on Xbox 360™ … now experience next-gen DVD movies with HD DVD. Just plug Xbox 360 HD DVD Player into Xbox 360 and enjoy the ultimate home theater experience with more clarity and detail than broadcast, cable or satellite HD. Feed your HDTV the high definition content it craves with HD DVD on Xbox 360!
RARE Xbox 360 Accessory Package – this package was not available for sale anywhere. There are very few of these in existence. This is a high quality aluminum case that has a Wireless Networking module, Xbox Live Vision Cam, Quick Charge Kit, Memory Unit, Wireless controller, Wireless headset, Universal media remote control and a Play and Charge kit.
Additional accessories included in this package: Messenger Kit, HDMI AV cable, extra 120GB hard drive.