Cheap Ass Gamer Shoots People In The Face For A Good Cause

Head cheap-ass at Cheap arse Gamer and my breakfast friend CheapyD shelled out to appear in Saints Row 3. It wasn't just because Cheapy loves Saints Row (he does), it was also for a good cause.

Back in 2010, after a young woman was tragically burned in a fire, Steve Jaros, senior writer on Saints Row, felt compelled to act. Jaros didn't know 23-year-old Ashley Ames, but since his wife is a burn victim, he wanted to do whatever he could and contacted Kotaku.

In an effort to help pay off the medical bills burdening Ashley's family, Volition contributed items to a charity auction in Ashley's name. One of those was the voice acting role in Saints Row 3, the role that CheapyD, who isn't actually cheap, shelled out two thousand bucks for.

"Gamers and gaming sometimes gets a bad rap," Cheapy told Kotaku in Aug. 2010, "so when we come together and work on something charitable, we all look, and feel, good!"

Know what else looks good? The trailer for Saint's Row 3 Cheapy D DLC. It's a free download and available after players unlock Shaundi's Ex-boyfriend's apartment in the game. As Cheapy blogged, "After downloading this DLC, you'll be able to call me up on your cell and have me shoot people in the face for you."

CheapyD Homie in Saints Row: The Third Available 1/17 [CAG]


    I guess it's not bad taste to set the character on fire in the trailer, then?

      Saints Row has kinda always been about bad taste with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

    Good on ya CheapyD. I was tempted to put in a bid of $500 for this, but if I won I'd have to pay for my own flight to illinois, as you'd expect :S

    So it takes an act of charity towards someones tragedy for volition to do free DLC?

      Yes, let us sully this moment with idiotically cynical remarks...stay classy, shane.

        Says the guy who doesn't find the trailer tasteless due to the nature of the victims circumstances.

          Chazz is really picking his battles

          Oh so it's the trailer that you have an issue with. I'm assuming it's a particular 3 seconds of the 47 second long trailer? Why not say that first up? Why make a pointless and unrelated quip about Volition and doing free DLC?

            Oh what a shame, you never came back to make sense of your bs. I hate when that happens...everyone could've had fun at your expense "shane3x". Love the name by the way, it's so 90's of you. It's like a username with baggy black jeans and a long chain.

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