If you don’t know Gears of War, here’s a small primer: each game has one of the Carmine brothers. The first two games have killed off each Carmine brother as the game progresses. Now you’re caught up!
Gears of War 3 is shaking that formula up a little. Epic Games has decided to put the fate of the third (and final?) Carmine, Clayton, to a vote.
Starting July 29th, you will be able to download two special avatar shirts from the Xbox LIVE Avatar Marketplace, one that says “Save Carmine,” and the other which states, “Carmine Must Die.” By buying one, you’ll cast your vote for the fate of Clayton Carmine in Gears 3.
For those attending Comic-Con, Epic will be selling real versions of the avatar shirts for $20 a pop, which will also be counted in the vote tally.
This isn’t just a way to make a quick buck. The proceeds from the Avatar Marketplace and Comic-Con sales will be given to Child’s Play, the charity that Penny Arcade started up that brings video games and new toys to sick children through their connection with over 60 children hospitals around the United States.