Ratchet & Clank dev auctioning signed Xbox One on behalf of former intern who was hit by car

Insomniac Games launches charity eBay auction to help former intern pay medical expenses related to November car accident where she lost her leg.

Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is auctioning off a signed Xbox One through eBay to support the ongoing campaign to raise funds for former intern Ana Kessel who was seriously injured in a car accident last year. The funds will go toward Kessel's GoFundMe campaign, which has raised over $57,000 so far to help her pay her medical bills.

The top eBay bid right now for the Xbox One is $888. The auction closes January 19.

Kessel was riding a scooter in November in Raleigh, North Carolina, when a man struck her with his vehicle and fled the scene. The suspect was later arrested. Due to the severity of her injuries, doctors had to amputate Kessel's leg. Her family hopes funds raised can help her find the best possible prosthetic leg.

The Xbox One featured in the eBay auction is a standard edition console that has never been used, but was opened for the purposes of having employees sign it. Xbox One launch titles Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza 5 are included as part of the package. Microsoft donated the console for the purposes of the auction.

Kessel is no longer employed at Insomniac as an intern, so she is not eligible for medical assistance from the developer. "She was our intern only over the summer. So she's on her own right now, hence the help we're trying to rally," Insomniac said in November.

Kessel recently graduated from Full Sail University and worked at Insomniac Games last summer on Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 in November. Insomniac Games is currently working on the Xbox One-exclusive Sunset Overdrive.

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154 comments
bdrtfm
bdrtfm

Wow, so sad. Makes me happy to live in Canada. We may be a bit nutty but, we do have decent healthcare. Hope everything works out for her - as best it can anyway. :{


Hope the Xbox sells for a buttload of cash. There must be some Richie Rich who can throw a few grand down for it out there.

cube-gage
cube-gage

Sucks to have no health care. US is a strange nation completely out of sync with the rest of the western or civilized 1st world. Corporations and extremely rich individuals run Britain, France, Germany etc as well, but at least we came up with some way of providing health care to everyone.

shiss27
shiss27

Good work and good deed

themc_7
themc_7

This is why the USA is fubar. Innocent person gets hit by a car, play thousands of dollars in hospital bills, fall hopelessly into debt!

It's good that this developer is helping the guy out.

themc_7
themc_7

who invited Facebook?

Soundaholic92
Soundaholic92

Even an article like this is not free of the console war. You overgrown children need to take your petty argument somewhere else

Nikos Nsa
Nikos Nsa

the design is just so complicated , its pure art!!!

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

if it was a PC, it would probably make 3times more then PS4, but it isn't, so what can you do? oh wait get on with it already

Jeremiah Erickson
Jeremiah Erickson

Regardless of what SYSTEM you like, this is actually damn cool of them!

Zo Zoe
Zo Zoe

I would auction off my Xbox too

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

To be fair, it probably would sell for so much more given Insomniac's history with Sony.

Silvestre BM
Silvestre BM

Why not just give the person the money instead? SMFH.

Tony Nox
Tony Nox

ps4 not restock yet so ps4 the seller will make more than the xbox one idiots

Alex Carlson
Alex Carlson

Hell I would just give them money if I could. Best wishes to intern!

Brendan Welker
Brendan Welker

Humberto Espinoza they actually havent regreted anything... haha they are getting paid more and there is better tech play station is just a waste its really pathetic o mean xbox will start making full 1080p games then it will look identical to the ps4 just without the frame rate drops ofcourse. Even my ps3 doesnt stand up the my 360.. its a good 10% slower and there are still those pesky fps drops so I wouldnt blame insomniac from moving :)

Banyek
Banyek

that sunset overdrive game looks pretty cool, just like the effort to help out someone this way

Anthony Zombo
Anthony Zombo

That's a pretty cool idea to help someone out.

Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson

I know the PS4 is outselling the XBone but here where I live there were a ton of PS4's at our Walmart, no one is buying them here, the xbox one had only 1 left in stock.

13Persia13
13Persia13

It's 1,925.00$ now. Kudos to whoever bid that much.

James Oakley
James Oakley

Ps sales goes up and all ps fanboys gets hard on.

Dominique DevilKun Smith
Dominique DevilKun Smith

Lol stop acting like xbots dont troll. Hell they troll way more. Have you been on ign.com its really major there

Mike Mcdonough
Mike Mcdonough

seriously the fanboys have gone out of control ps4 isn't the only console in existence and you gotta deal with it

Isaac Shepherd
Isaac Shepherd

Great cause indeed...but I wouldn't buy it to be honest because well, it has signatures all over it. Pretty much ruined the console.

Daniel Farrell
Daniel Farrell

Wouldn't it make more sense if they did this to a PS4 since Rachet and Clank and Sly Cooper and the such were PS exclusives? OH, well. Pretty cool move guys

Stephen Stolicker
Stephen Stolicker

NICE!, but.... its still just an Xbox. guess that's why they are getting rid of it. best wishes to the intern though.

Cas Sanchez
Cas Sanchez

Yes, classy move by a class company.

Michael Prince
Michael Prince

Still sucks! Doesn't matter who's sigs are on it.

Tyler Keeble Smith
Tyler Keeble Smith

Or I could just go and buy a paper weight instead of bidding on one.

Mauro Tamm
Mauro Tamm

could say same about xbone fan-boys being almighty here cuz .. its their favorite console helping charity!

Lawrence Shvartsberg
Lawrence Shvartsberg

My goodness, the amount of trolling and immaturity present in this section is so unnecessary, I hope some of you individuals are not grown adults. Anyways, onto the subject,this is really act of kindness that a company would go out of their way to do something for an intern. More particular a company that has brought to many of our childhoods with the series of Ratchet and Clank. Most companies use their interns and throw them out when they are done, so you should take that into consideration that effort is even being done....kudos on Insomniac regardless.

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

ps4 fans , please , not this article , not this one . 

Gaz Taylor
Gaz Taylor

Lol even this story can start a fanboy war, slow clap lads. Id love a XBOX one to next to my PS4, I would prefer one without graffiti on it tho. :-)

ignman23
ignman23

um xbox one 13

ps4 48 

sad really