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Ice Bucket Challenge Gets Pixelated & Sweeps Game Industry

Chris
  • On August 26, 2014
  • http://www.theeffect.net

In case you missed it, Ghost, Destiny’s floating robot character, voiced by legend, Peter Dinklage, has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a campaign to raise awareness and donate money toward research to find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The short video shows Ghost and a Guardian hanging out before a wizard from the moon dumps a bucket of ice water on them. Bungie and Ghost were challenged by the Greedy Corpus, characters from Digital Extremes’ free-to-play game Warframe. You can check out that video of the first game character taking the Ice Bucket Challenge below.

At the end of the Bungie video, the wizard nominated a familiar-faced Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare villain, Jonathan Irons, the Last of Us’s Joel, and Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Kicking the charity up to 11, Bungie is also donating to the cause by sharing 20 percent of the proceeds from the Bungie store from now until Destiny launches on September 9. So get buying…

I know a lot of people are complaining about this charity trend but honestly it makes me happy to see so many people getting behind a good cause. If you seriously think about it, there are many good causes out there that don’t get as much attention. However, every disease out there deserves their moment of viral attention and I’m just glad that so many people are making sure to donate as well as get icy cold.

By the way, do you guys even know why they chose an ice bucket as the challenge? It’s meant to simulate the loss of muscle control that those afflicted with the disease feel. See, it’s not just an excuse to get people to get soaked.

Looking for more videos of game industry people getting ice water dumped on their heads? We’ve got you covered.

He’s more gaming industry people who have completed the Ice Bucket Challenge (click-through to watch videos):

Markus “Notch” Persson (Creator of Minecraft)
Tony Bartel (GameStop president)
Cliff Bleszinski (Creator of Gears of War)
Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox)
Shawn Layden (SCEA President and CEO)

We’ll update you guys on Facebook and Twitter as more people take part…

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