You can count on Gears of War fans when it comes to buying virtual goods in the name of doing good. Want proof? Epic Games' charity campaign tied to Gears of War 3 just raised over $150,000 for charity.

Microsoft Game Studios and Epic revealed at PAX 2010 that the "Fate of Carmine" campaign, which also determined the in-game fate of Gears of War 3's new recruit, raked in that impressive sum since July. The proceeds from virtual sales of "Save Carmine" and "Carmine Must Die" avatar t-shirts will go to Penny Arcade's Child's Play Charity organization.

Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski and Rod Fergusson share the good news, but keep Carmine's fate spoiler-free.