Microsoft's Custom Charity Consoles Are Great

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Xbox and Make-A-Wish are teaming up again for their Consoles For Kids charity drive, and the 2018 batch of custom-designed celebrity consoles are looking very pretty.

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How pretty you find them may depend on your feelings towards a particular celebrity, since many of them just have someone’s face plastered over the front, but there are also some special game-related consoles that look like something you used to be able to buy in a bundle at Christmas time.

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Each console is signed by either the celebrity or the team behind the game. They’re currently up for auction here, with the current top bid being over $2000 for the Halo console.

Here are some of the other Xbox Ones up for auction:

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Microsoft, if you and Wiz wanna put his one up for general sale, I would buy one.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

The smosh one is pretty neat, and the halo one is ok, even if I don’t particularly like the brands, they are pleasing to the eye.

The rest? Hard pass... I guess it’s hard turning a plain surface into something interesting and eye catching with just slaping images on top, the wiz califa one straight up looks like and old framed picture from my grandma’s house...