All your Halo 3 beta news are belong to us | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines
Add to: My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines
Joystiq presents

Celebrities + DS Lite = charity [Update]

On the day of the DS Lite launch, Nintendo wrangled up some celebrities to hang out in the Nintendo DS Lite Lounge to take part in the "A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival" benefit. Over 100 celebrities, such as the pictured Christian Slater, donated their time to combat the deadly AIDS epidemic by showing their face to encourage donating to pediatric AIDS research. The event this year had a goal of raising over a million dollars.

[Update: Accidentally called AIDS a virus, which HIV is. I apologize.]

Recent Posts

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. dude, AIDS isn't a virus. HIV however, is.

Posted at 9:43AM on Jun 13th 2006 by Jason P

2. I always wonder about these video game/celebrity events. I just not that believable to see Paris Hilton or some other celebrity holding a GBA or playing a PS2. I'll wager that these people never play games, and that they're only there at the behest of their management.

Of course there are some exceptions, like the recently mentioned Jack Black and Shooter Jennings.

Posted at 9:52AM on Jun 13th 2006 by unreal mccoy

3. I don't know, is it really that hard to imagine a celebrity playing a game? Just because they're rich and always in the publics eye doesn't mean they can't enjoy the same things that normal people do. The hard part is distinguishing when it's truly an interest in gaming and when it's paid advertising.

Posted at 11:17AM on Jun 13th 2006 by student

4. I remember being pretty surprised to hear Robin Williams played BF2(or was it DF:BHD). Really though, what's shocking about it?

Even if they're not gamers, they're faking it for a pretty good cause.

Posted at 1:23PM on Jun 13th 2006 by naib

5. Paris Hilton wouldn't know how to turn on an Xbox 360.

Posted at 2:34PM on Jun 13th 2006 by The ZeroCorpse

6. Lots of celebrities plays games, but like someone else said it's hard to tell if they're actually gamers or if they're just being paid to play at these events.

For instance, Dale Earnhart Jr. has a LAN set up with half a dozen computers or so in his house for gaming.

But yes, it does tick me off to see obvious morons trying to be played off as gamers. Parasite Hilton wouldn't know the difference between a DS and an Ipod.

Posted at 4:20PM on Jun 13th 2006 by Loban

7. No Loban. Parasite Hilton would not know the difference between a DS Lite and an iPod. And neither would I.

Posted at 7:23PM on Jun 13th 2006 by David Nguyen

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br> tags.

New Users

Current Users

Wii Warm Up -- every day a new conversation topic about the Nintendo DSVirtually overlooked -- a column on Nintendo Wii Virtual Console titles that *should* beDS Fanboy game night -- join us for epic WiFi battles!
DS Daily (78)
DS Fanboy poll (18)
Friday video (11)
Game Night (56)
Metareview (21)
Show and Tell (2)
What are you playing? (32)
Accessories (3)
Downloads (42)
Fan stuff (898)
Features (133)
GBA (63)
Hacks (52)
Homebrew (91)
How-tos (56)
Imports (108)
Interviews (71)
Meta (10)
News (1459)
Nintendo Wi-Fi (137)
Reviews (106)
Sales (14)
Screens (123)
Video (158)
Rumors (33)



Powered by Blogsmith

Featured Galleries

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Doki Doki Majo Shinpan
Drawn to Life
Brothers in Arms: War Stories
Time Ace
Rhythm 'n Notes
Gyakuten Saiban 4
Su-Yin's Mario Cake


Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Consumer
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
    • ParentDish
    • Cinematical
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • Joystiq
    • Luxist
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
    • TUAW (Apple)
    • TV Squad
  • Technology
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Travel/Destinations
    • Gadling
    • Blogging New Orleans
  • Wireless
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget: GPS
    • Engadget: Wireless
  • Video Games
    • DS Fanboy
    • Engadget: Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Media & Entertainment
    • Cinematical
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
    • Apple (AAPL)
    • eBay (EBAY)
    • Genl Electric (GE)
    • Google (GOOG)
    • Microsoft (MSFT)
    • Time Warner (TWX)
    • Wal Mart (WMT)
    • Yahoo! (YHOO)
  • Life Sciences
    • The Cancer Blog
    • The Cardio Blog
    • The Diabetes Blog
  • Personal
    • Brian Alvey
    • Judith Meskill
    • Brad Hill
    • Jason Calacanis
    • Ted Leonsis
  • Annual Events
    • Blogging BlogHer
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Sundance
  • On Hiatus/Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • European PSN releases for June 8th
  • Church of England seeks to remove Resistance from shop shelves
  • Resistance patch delayed - Again
  • Excited about Rock Band? You will be after reading this interview
  • Sony nominated: best new IP, innovation, publishing hero
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
WOW Insider
  • Beware of supertwink
  • Are loot drops really random?
  • Archimonde down, Nihilum beats TBC
  • Cyclone battlegroup realms down
  • Are Europeans better at gaming?
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
PSP Fanboy
  • Solve these new Hot Brain images
  • 60 reasons to own a PSP: part 1
  • Crush gets Develop Award nomination
  • Tekken and Jeanne join Japan's Best lineup
  • Dungeon Maker gets release date, screenshots
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Final Fantasy anniversary bash in SF on 26 June
  • Kane & Lynch gets new, mullet-rich trailer
  • Japanese hardware sales, May 28 - Jun. 3: Custom excuse edition
  • Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: afterlife edition
  • This is madness! This is Pac-Man 2!
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • January to June: the iPhone's evolution
  • Palm "Gandolf" images look legit, Windows Mobile version on the way as well
  • Sony Ericsson to launch new phones June 14th?
  • iPhone details uncovered in Sales Training Workbook
  • FCC Fridays
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog Green
  • GM's view of ethanol as an interim step to displace petroleum
  • Iowa State University researchers say corn ethanol not profitable after 2008
  • An electric Porsche 914 from MIT
  • Autoblog Q&A: Miguel Celades, sales manager of MDI (they make the Air Car)
  • Personal Flight Systems ion-propelled jet-pack with wireless power
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Talismoon unveils second generation tiltBoard 360
  • DivX GejBox media streamer hardware revealed
  • Fifth generation Archos rumors intensify
  • Intel CEO compares Silverthorne criticality with original Pentium
  • Palm "Gandolf" images look legit, Windows Mobile version on the way as well
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • Scot Finnie on Mac vs. PC pricing
  • WWDC 2007 Keynote bingo
  • Subscribe to an RSS feed in iCal
  • Roadkill MacBook Pro keeps on keepin' on
  • iPhone sales training materials leaked
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • OMG! 24 hours of Nurburgring live video stream
  • Landspeeder found in Florida impound
  • Dodge Viper torched in Russia for being branded with the Devil's mark
  • VIDEO: Spkyer's Adrian Sutil goes airborne
  • eBay find of the day: $700k Chevy Nomad
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Photo of the Day (6/9/07)
  • Do people really die in hostels?
  • Cheap Flight to Europe via Las Vegas
  • Saving Money at Amusement Parks
  • Why Is It So Hard To Use Frequent Flier Miles?
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget HD
  • Matsushita, Hitachi collaborate to take on shaky plasma market
  • HDTV Listings for June 9, 2007
  • Optoma intros EP1690 and EP780 DLP projectors
  • Volvo Ocean Race takes HD to the high seas
  • Teac unveils luxurious UX-1Pi universal DVD player
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • MySpaceMP3: the almost useful MySpace music ripper
  • 6 billion Others: everyone really does have a story to tell
  • Jim Buckmaster Q&A: Why Craigslist banned listpic
  • AOL to offer unlimited email storage
  • Ubroadcast: make your own internet radio station, for free
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines