Science Fiction series love killing off the hopeless new guy: Star Trek has its red shirts and Gears of War has its rookies.
But with a little cash and a big heart you might be able to save Gears of War 3's rookie from certain, gruesome death.
Starting July 29, players can purchase avatar gear on Xbox Live marketplace to determine the fate of rookie Clayton Carmine. All proceeds go to the Child's Play Charity. If you want Carmine to die just purchase a "Carmine Must Die" shirt for your avatar. If you want him to live buy the "Save Carmine" shirt.
If you're at Comic-Con this week you can also place your charitable vote by purchasing real versions of the shirt at the NECA booth for $US20 a pop.