Microsoft Teams Up With The Rock To Give Away Xbox Series X Consoles To Children's Hospitals

Microsoft created a unique next-gen Xbox console that will be given away to children's hospitals across the US.

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Microsoft has partnered with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for a new charity campaign that will see the actor deliver special edition Xbox Series X consoles to children's hospitals across the US.

Microsoft created 20 unique "Rock Xbox Series X" consoles for this campaign, and The Rock will deliver them to the hospitals where they will reach an estimated 50,000 children who are suffering from illnesses.

Microsoft and The Rock are working with the charity Gamers Outreach on this. The new consoles will be installed through the charity's "Go Karts," which are portable gaming kiosks made specifically for hospitals.

"These kids are battling through their illnesses with incredible bravery and I'm thrilled Microsoft, Gamers Outreach, and myself can provide some joy and smiles. You kids show me and the world, what real strength means. Stay strong & Keep smilin ... and stuff like this will always be the best part of my fame."

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20 years ago my buddy Bill Gates and I debuted the very first ever @Xbox console to the world. Now two decades later, I’m partnering up with @Microsoft once again to launch their brand new XBOX Series X to the world. BUT the best part about this partnership is I have the absolute privilege to deliver ONE OF A KIND “ROCK XBOX Series X” consoles to 20 different children’s hospitals that will eventually reach over 50,000 KIDS!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸš¨ These kids are battling through their illnesses with incredible bravery and I’m thrilled @microsoft, @gamersoutreach and myself can provide some joy and smiles. You kids show me and the world, what real strength means. Stay strong & Keep smilin’ -DJ πŸ€™πŸΎπŸ–€ ...and stuff like this will always be the best part of my fame.

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Microsoft and The Rock go way back, as The Rock appeared on stage with Bill Gates to announce the original Xbox back at CES in 2001. Getting him on board for this new charity campaign should go a long way to helping the visibility of the endeavor and the charity, as The Rock has more than 200 million followers on Instagram.

For more, check out GameSpot's Xbox Series X review and our review of launch title Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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