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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.]

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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

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