Someone offers you a billion dollars to stop playing games forever. Take it?

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#1 Posted by Boostinsane (3421 posts) -

I probably wouldn't take the money. My freedom to game is way more valuable than a billion bucks!

#2 Posted by clyde46 (46573 posts) -
Umm, yeah. I've got plenty that could occupy me for a lifetime if I had a billion Pounds.
#3 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

A billion dollars? Tax free?

Hell yes I would stop playing games to live a life of absolute leisure until the day I die.

#4 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2162 posts) -

I'd take it and then start playing games again, when you're rich you don't have to live by the rules.

#5 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

Hell yeah

#6 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
F*ck yes. Time to see the world.
#7 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25538 posts) -

I'll question his motives.

Think about taking the money.

Probably would take the money.

Go to School. Learn something to make something out of myself. Get a Good Job, Get a Good Wife, Have Children, Raise Children, Have a Life.

#8 Posted by drinkerofjuice (3209 posts) -
F*ck yes. Time to see the world.tagyhag
Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.
#9 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -

I'll question his motives.

Think about taking the money.

Probably would take the money.

Go to School. Learn something to make something out of myself. Get a Good Job, Get a Good Wife, Have Children, Raise Children, Have a Life.

LegatoSkyheart
With a billion dollars? You become a land baron/
#10 Posted by freedomfreak (40891 posts) -
Yes. Without a single doubt.
#11 Posted by Wiimotefan (4078 posts) -

F*ck yes, are you kidding me? I'd do it for a million, but a billion? You'd have to be a complete idiot to even think about it.

I enjoy games and always have, but damn. They aren't that important and as you get older their significance becomes less and less.

#12 Posted by Boostinsane (3421 posts) -
[QUOTE="tagyhag"]F*ck yes. Time to see the world.drinkerofjuice
Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.

What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?
#13 Posted by themajormayor (25844 posts) -
I already stopped playing games and wasn't offered anything. So I guess my answer et cetera.
#14 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25538 posts) -

[QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"][QUOTE="tagyhag"]F*ck yes. Time to see the world.Boostinsane
Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.

What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

Sadly in this world, you kinda need Money to have Freedom.

#15 Posted by freedomfreak (40891 posts) -
[QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"][QUOTE="tagyhag"]F*ck yes. Time to see the world.Boostinsane
Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.

What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

It's a billion dollars. A billion.
#16 Posted by drinkerofjuice (3209 posts) -
[QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"][QUOTE="tagyhag"]F*ck yes. Time to see the world.Boostinsane
Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.

What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

Who said this was my favorite hobby?
#17 Posted by freedomfreak (40891 posts) -
Sadly in this world, you kinda need Money to have Freedom. LegatoSkyheart
Hey, I need to pay the bills too :|
#18 Posted by Yangire (8795 posts) -

I would do it, not to say I wouldn't miss gaming but I have other hobbies.

#19 Posted by RoccoHout (988 posts) -

HELL F************ING YES!!!

I'd kill people for that amount of money

#20 Posted by gamecubepad (6117 posts) -

That's like asking somebody to give up music. F*ck that.

#21 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -
[QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"][QUOTE="Boostinsane"][QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"] Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.

What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

Who said this was my favorite hobby?

This. I enjoy gaming, but it is by no means my favorite thing.
#22 Posted by Wiimotefan (4078 posts) -

[QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"][QUOTE="tagyhag"]F*ck yes. Time to see the world.Boostinsane
Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.

What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

For one, you would have more simple joys and much more freedoms if you were a billionaire.

2. You must be young. Really. Nobody thats had to go out in life and make their way would put video games on such a high pedestal when it comes to a billion dollars.

#23 Posted by Badosh (12733 posts) -
Uh, obviously.
#24 Posted by Kingpin0114 (2598 posts) -

I would most definitely take it. Shoot I would stop for a Million dollars.

#25 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
[QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"][QUOTE="tagyhag"]F*ck yes. Time to see the world.Boostinsane
Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.

What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

I love gaming, but I love traveling even more, and there's no way I'd see all the places I want in the world with my future job/free time, and I'd regret that infinitely more than not being able to play the latest games.
#26 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

I'd take it. Then play games anyway. What the hell is the guy who gave me the money gonna do about it?

#27 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25150 posts) -
Yes, my life would become a game... maybe that didn't come out right :P
#28 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Tempting, but nah.

#29 Posted by themajormayor (25844 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"][QUOTE="Boostinsane"] What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

Who said this was my favorite hobby?

This. I enjoy gaming, but it is by no means my favorite thing.

What's your favorite thing DarkLink?
#30 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

If anyone would consider still gaming instead of that amount of money, then you're either very very young or haven't got your priorities straight. Extremely stupid question

#31 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

[QUOTE="Boostinsane"][QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"] Bingo. With that money, games would be the last thing on my mind. I'd make the decision in a heartbeat.freedomfreak
What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?

It's a billion dollars. A billion.

Don't think some people understand just how much money that is

#32 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

I love videogames way too much.

I don;t care if i lose my job and live on the street.

So no,no matter how stupid this sounds

#33 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="drinkerofjuice"] Who said this was my favorite hobby?themajormayor
This. I enjoy gaming, but it is by no means my favorite thing.

What's your favorite thing DarkLink?

That's kind of hard to pin down, but there are quite a few things I like more than gaming. I love old cars, for instance, and with that kind of money, I could buy and maintain a rather large stable of them. I also love traveling, boating, etc. The real kicker is that being independently wealthy would give me an unlimited amount of time to write, which is what I really love.
#34 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6669 posts) -

Yes in a fricken heartbeat. In fact I'd give up gaming for $1000 since I don't really play games anymore.. Anyone one who says no to a billion dollars is dumb lol.

Think of what I could buy with a billion dollars! A garage full of every car I wanted.

A large mansion on several islands and every big city that I'd like to live in.

A large collection of art, Patek Phillipe watches the finest tailored suits, clothes, diamonds etc..

a 12.12 channel Snell THX Reference 100,000 watt / 8K cinema i nevery home

private jet, and my own HUGE yaucht.

Or a couple of video games? LOOOL:

#35 Posted by clyde46 (46573 posts) -

Yes in a fricken heartbeat. In fact I'd give up gaming for $1000 since I don't really play games anymore.. Anyone one who says no to a billion dollars is dumb lol.

Think of what I could buy with a billion dollars! A garage full of every car I wanted.

A large mansion on several islands and every big city that I'd like to live in.

A large collection of art, Patek Phillipe watches the finest tailored suits, clothes, diamonds etc..

a 12.12 channel Snell THX Reference 100,000 watt / 8K cinema i nevery home

private jet, and my own HUGE yaucht.

Or a couple of video games? LOOOL:

Mozelleple112
I'd buy one of these.
#36 Posted by Animal-Mother (26962 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="themajormayor"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"] This. I enjoy gaming, but it is by no means my favorite thing.

What's your favorite thing DarkLink?

That's kind of hard to pin down, but there are quite a few things I like more than gaming. I love old cars, for instance, and with that kind of money, I could buy and maintain a rather large stable of them. I also love traveling, boating, etc. The real kicker is that being independently wealthy would give me an unlimited amount of time to write, which is what I really love.

It's nice to see some modesty. I'd probably buy my parents a nice home and just keep living in the one I live in now. Re-decorate a bit. Buy a nicer car. And just make movies the rest of my life.
#37 Posted by freedomfreak (40891 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="Boostinsane"] What?!? Why are you guys so quick to give up your favorite hobby? Isn't life all about the simple joys and freedoms and not about money?seanmcloughlin

It's a billion dollars. A billion.

Don't think some people understand just how much money that is

Quite a lot.
#38 Posted by drinkerofjuice (3209 posts) -

I'd buy one of these.  clyde46
Totally.

In fact, I'd probably spend half the money making a huge, bloated epic that will end up becoming the greatest box-office bomb in history :P

#39 Posted by mems_1224 (47230 posts) -

A billion dollars? Tax free?

Hell yes I would stop playing games to live a life of absolute leisure until the day I die.

DarkLink77
#40 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23603 posts) -
nop i am a gamer
#41 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="themajormayor"] What's your favorite thing DarkLink? Animal-Mother
That's kind of hard to pin down, but there are quite a few things I like more than gaming. I love old cars, for instance, and with that kind of money, I could buy and maintain a rather large stable of them. I also love traveling, boating, etc. The real kicker is that being independently wealthy would give me an unlimited amount of time to write, which is what I really love.

It's nice to see some modesty. I'd probably buy my parents a nice home and just keep living in the one I live in now. Re-decorate a bit. Buy a nicer car. And just make movies the rest of my life.

I honestly can't tell if you were being sarcastic. :P

#42 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7483 posts) -

Hell yeah, I'd take the money. I could do a lot of stupid stuff to preoccupy my time with a billion dollars.

#43 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23603 posts) -

Yes in a fricken heartbeat. In fact I'd give up gaming for $1000 since I don't really play games anymore.. Anyone one who says no to a billion dollars is dumb lol.

Think of what I could buy with a billion dollars! A garage full of every car I wanted.

A large mansion on several islands and every big city that I'd like to live in.

A large collection of art, Patek Phillipe watches the finest tailored suits, clothes, diamonds etc..

a 12.12 channel Snell THX Reference 100,000 watt / 8K cinema i nevery home

private jet, and my own HUGE yaucht.

Or a couple of video games? LOOOL:

Mozelleple112
i'd go w/ the games
#44 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

I should of course say yes but...I just can't accept it for a lot of reasons such as what am I supposed to do with all that money? It's a billion and since I gave up gaming what the hell am I to do with it? I can't really buy games as what's the point of that if I can't play them and so what am I supposed to do with the money? I'd be set for life with nothing to really do but just have an easy cruise towards death. Kind of sad that video games mean that much to a person but it's just a very entertaining hobby and a fun past time that I don't really want to lose (as pathetic as that sounds), even for that amount of money.

So, no. I'm fine as things are; able to have a pretty easy going life AND still have time to kick virtual @$$ while raiding a dungeon.

[spoiler] Also this would never really happen so....yeah. [/spoiler]

#45 Posted by timmy00 (15360 posts) -

I'd take it and then start playing games again, when you're rich you don't have to live by the rules.

NoirLamia777

lol this.

#46 Posted by freedomfreak (40891 posts) -

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"] That's kind of hard to pin down, but there are quite a few things I like more than gaming. I love old cars, for instance, and with that kind of money, I could buy and maintain a rather large stable of them. I also love traveling, boating, etc. The real kicker is that being independently wealthy would give me an unlimited amount of time to write, which is what I really love.DarkLink77

It's nice to see some modesty. I'd probably buy my parents a nice home and just keep living in the one I live in now. Re-decorate a bit. Buy a nicer car. And just make movies the rest of my life.

I honestly can't tell if you were being sarcastic. :P

I thought you kicked puppies for a living.
#47 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

[QUOTE="Animal-Mother"] It's nice to see some modesty. I'd probably buy my parents a nice home and just keep living in the one I live in now. Re-decorate a bit. Buy a nicer car. And just make movies the rest of my life.freedomfreak

I honestly can't tell if you were being sarcastic. :P

I thought you kicked puppies for a living.

:| Cuts deep, bro.
#48 Posted by Snugenz (11890 posts) -

A billion dollars? Tax free?

Hell yes I would stop playing games to live a life of absolute leisure until the day I die.

DarkLink77

This.

#49 Posted by freedomfreak (40891 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"] :| Cuts deep, bro.

:P Don't worry. I'm pretty sure you don't kick puppies for a living.
#50 Posted by Cheleman (7707 posts) -

Of course not!