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

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#101 Posted by freedomfreak (39125 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

Sure, then I'd build my own Animus so I can go relive my Asassin ancestors' memories.

Snugenz

Would be funny if you spent the whole billion on the Animus and it turned out your ancestors' were chimney sweeps :P

You act as if that would be a bad thing.
#102 Posted by OgreB (2523 posts) -
I'd give up gaming for way less then that.
#103 Posted by Snugenz (11815 posts) -

[QUOTE="Snugenz"]

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

Sure, then I'd build my own Animus so I can go relive my Asassin ancestors' memories.

freedomfreak

Would be funny if you spent the whole billion on the Animus and it turned out your ancestors' were chimney sweeps :P

You act as if that would be a bad thing.

Choreographed dancing gets old, yes even when everyone is a sweep with cool brushes on roofs.

#104 Posted by Sali217 (1274 posts) -
Thinking about it, I don't think I could give up music for any amount of money. Which I guess might be odd. Movies I've already given up, don't care for the medium at all.
#105 Posted by freedomfreak (39125 posts) -
Choreographed dancing gets old, yes even when everyone is a sweep with cool brushes on roofs.Snugenz
Guh. Still beats the Desmond missions.
#106 Posted by streetridaz (3276 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
LOL why would it matter if it was taxed. You wouldn't stop gaming for like 500-600 million after all taxes were taken from that money. I would quit gaming for sure
#107 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Choreographed dancing gets old, yes even when everyone is a sweep with cool brushes on roofs.

Snugenz

You have a billion dollars.

You HAVE no limits.

#108 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11602 posts) -

[QUOTE="Snugenz"]Choreographed dancing gets old, yes even when everyone is a sweep with cool brushes on roofs.freedomfreak
Guh. Still beats the Desmond missions.

What if my ancestor was a chimney sweep Assassin!

I'd be all "Sweep your chimneys sir?" and when they least expect it I'd stab them with my hidden blade that's inside of my sweeping stick thingy.

#109 Posted by gamecubepad (6095 posts) -

Because money can't bring happiness? Gaming isn't the only thing that brings me joy in life.freedomfreak

Selling out for money never brings long-lasting happiness. Look at all the celebs who OD and commit suicide when their pockets are lined with cash.

Games have provided me with more happiness than anything else in my life. Growing up getting a NES and playing with the family. My dad getting us a Amiga 1000 and having my interest in games drive my desire to learn about technology. Playing Goldeneye tournaments with friends. LAN parties for CS and Q3. Playing COD and Halo, drinking beers all night with my buds. Playing Wii Sports with my family.

Now watching how much my kids love gaming, even the old-school 2D stuff like SMB and Sonic, and getting to be a god in their eyes when I crush Elites on Legendary.

I wouldn't give up the 1000s of hours of happiness games have given me for anything. Same goes for music, film, and basketball. I'd die before I let someone take away my right to blaze up, put on some beats, and shoot hoops in the driveway.

#110 Posted by blackace (20249 posts) -

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

Boostinsane
I'd stop playing. Open my own night club and strip club. lol!! That would keep my mind off of games for long time.
#111 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

A billion dollars? Tax free?

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

streetridaz
LOL why would it matter if it was taxed. You wouldn't stop gaming for like 500-600 million after all taxes were taken from that money. I would quit gaming for sure

Because there's a significant difference between 500 million and a billion? I mean, I'd say yes either way, but still.
#112 Posted by Sali217 (1274 posts) -
Look at all the celebs who OD and commit suicide when their pockets are lined with cash.gamecubepad
They don't have a BILLION dollars, I don't think people really understand how much that actually is.
#113 Posted by freedomfreak (39125 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Because money can't bring happiness? Gaming isn't the only thing that brings me joy in life.gamecubepad

Selling out for money never brings long-lasting happiness. Look at all the celebs who OD and commit suicide when their pockets are lined with cash.

Games have provided me with more happiness than anything else in my life. Growing up getting a NES and playing with the family. My dad getting us a Amiga 1000 and having my interest in games drive my desire to learn about technology. Playing Goldeneye tournaments with friends. LAN parties for CS and Q3. Playing COD and Halo, drinking beers all night with my buds. Playing Wii Sports with my family.

Now watching how much my kids love gaming, even the old-school 2D stuff like SMB and Sonic, and getting to be a god in their eyes when I crush Elites on Legendary.

I wouldn't give up the 1000s of hours of happiness games have given me for anything. Same goes for music, film, and basketball. I'd die before I let someone take away my right to blaze up, put on some beats, and shoot hoops in the driveway.

Because I'm probably gonna OD when I have a billion dollars? I'm sorry. I'm not the kind of guy that believes money can't bring happiness
#114 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="gamecubepad"]Look at all the celebs who OD and commit suicide when their pockets are lined with cash.Sali217
They don't have a BILLION dollars, I don't think people really understand how much that actually is.

Could say the same for a lot of people here. Either way, they still have a ton of money.

#115 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

#116 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="gamecubepad"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Because money can't bring happiness? Gaming isn't the only thing that brings me joy in life.freedomfreak

Selling out for money never brings long-lasting happiness. Look at all the celebs who OD and commit suicide when their pockets are lined with cash.

Games have provided me with more happiness than anything else in my life. Growing up getting a NES and playing with the family. My dad getting us a Amiga 1000 and having my interest in games drive my desire to learn about technology. Playing Goldeneye tournaments with friends. LAN parties for CS and Q3. Playing COD and Halo, drinking beers all night with my buds. Playing Wii Sports with my family.

Now watching how much my kids love gaming, even the old-school 2D stuff like SMB and Sonic, and getting to be a god in their eyes when I crush Elites on Legendary.

I wouldn't give up the 1000s of hours of happiness games have given me for anything. Same goes for music, film, and basketball. I'd die before I let someone take away my right to blaze up, put on some beats, and shoot hoops in the driveway.

Because I'm probably gonna OD when I have a billion dollars? I'm sorry. I'm not the kind of guy that believes money can't bring happiness

In technical terms....it kind of doesn't. Admittedly, what got me happieness via video games was money but what gave me the happieness was playing those games. Money I see is just a helpful bridge towards that happieness, the real joy comes from the experience and not the fact that I could purcahse it. Of course there are probably people out there who just piss themselves with happieness when they see their checks and the money they have; I'm not one of those people.

#117 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

DarkLink77

It's not that I can't figure out how to use it it's figuring out what to do with it afterwards.

#118 Posted by freedomfreak (39125 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="gamecubepad"]

Selling out for money never brings long-lasting happiness. Look at all the celebs who OD and commit suicide when their pockets are lined with cash.

Games have provided me with more happiness than anything else in my life. Growing up getting a NES and playing with the family. My dad getting us a Amiga 1000 and having my interest in games drive my desire to learn about technology. Playing Goldeneye tournaments with friends. LAN parties for CS and Q3. Playing COD and Halo, drinking beers all night with my buds. Playing Wii Sports with my family.

Now watching how much my kids love gaming, even the old-school 2D stuff like SMB and Sonic, and getting to be a god in their eyes when I crush Elites on Legendary.

I wouldn't give up the 1000s of hours of happiness games have given me for anything. Same goes for music, film, and basketball. I'd die before I let someone take away my right to blaze up, put on some beats, and shoot hoops in the driveway.

Goyoshi12

Because I'm probably gonna OD when I have a billion dollars? I'm sorry. I'm not the kind of guy that believes money can't bring happiness

In technical terms....it kind of doesn't. Admittedly, what got me happieness via video games was money but what gave me the happieness was playing those games. Money I see is just a helpful bridge towards that happieness, the real joy comes from the experience and not the fact that I could purcahse it. Of course there are probably people out there who just piss themselves with happieness when they see their checks and the money they have; I'm not one of those people.

That's how I feel. Like I said, gaming isn't the only thing that could bring me happiness. Travelling the world would bring me more joy than games. I just don't have the money for it. I feel that in that way, money can bring me happiness.
#119 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

Goyoshi12

It's not that I can't figure out how to use it it's what figuring out what to do with it afterwards.

Yeah, but seriously, who would honestly have that problem?
#120 Posted by TheFlameProof (438 posts) -

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

DarkLink77
Little money & Complete Freedom > Alot of Money & Restriction on Freedom
#121 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

TheFlameProof
Little money & Complete Freedom > Alot of Money & Restriction on Freedom

Which does not apply here. Unless you have an unhealthy attachment to video games.
#122 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="Goyoshi12"]

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

DarkLink77

It's not that I can't figure out how to use it it's what figuring out what to do with it afterwards.

Yeah, but seriously, who would honestly have that problem?

Porbably anyone who would complete their goal early would be my guess.

#123 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="Goyoshi12"]

It's not that I can't figure out how to use it it's what figuring out what to do with it afterwards.

Goyoshi12

Yeah, but seriously, who would honestly have that problem?

Porbably anyone who would complete their goal early would be my guess.

Get a new goal? :?
#124 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="Goyoshi12"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"] Because I'm probably gonna OD when I have a billion dollars? I'm sorry. I'm not the kind of guy that believes money can't bring happinessfreedomfreak

In technical terms....it kind of doesn't. Admittedly, what got me happieness via video games was money but what gave me the happieness was playing those games. Money I see is just a helpful bridge towards that happieness, the real joy comes from the experience and not the fact that I could purcahse it. Of course there are probably people out there who just piss themselves with happieness when they see their checks and the money they have; I'm not one of those people.

That's how I feel. Like I said, gaming isn't the only thing that could bring me happiness. Travelling the world would bring me more joy than games. I just don't have the money for it. I feel that in that way, money can bring me happiness.

I understand that but the problem that I have with that is there is an end point to that; once you've gone to all the places you've wanted to be and maybe live in a short or long period of time, what then? Of course, games have an end point as well (everything has an end point) but being able to travel around the world I feel could end faster given how much money and freedom you have.

#125 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

I get this strange feeling, while reading posts in here, that some of you are almost blaming video games for your shortcomings.

Like somehow your life will be better with money, and no video games.

Do you guys doubt your ambitions so much that you think you could never be successful enough to live well while still playing video games?

#126 Posted by freedomfreak (39125 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="Goyoshi12"]

In technical terms....it kind of doesn't. Admittedly, what got me happieness via video games was money but what gave me the happieness was playing those games. Money I see is just a helpful bridge towards that happieness, the real joy comes from the experience and not the fact that I could purcahse it. Of course there are probably people out there who just piss themselves with happieness when they see their checks and the money they have; I'm not one of those people.

Goyoshi12

That's how I feel. Like I said, gaming isn't the only thing that could bring me happiness. Travelling the world would bring me more joy than games. I just don't have the money for it. I feel that in that way, money can bring me happiness.

I understand that but the problem that I have with that is there is an end point to that; once you've gone to all the places you've wanted to be and maybe live in a short or long period of time, what then? Of course, games have an end point as well (everything has an end point) but being able to travel around the world I feel could end faster given how much money and freedom you have.

Well, that's true. It is a lot easier carrying a billion dollars around. But it would still bring me happiness. Not to mention travelling around isn't the only thing you could do with money.
#127 Posted by TheFlameProof (438 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheFlameProof"][QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

DarkLink77

Little money & Complete Freedom > Alot of Money & Restriction on Freedom

Which does not apply here. Unless you have an unhealthy attachment to video games.

All I am saying is the human psyche doesn't work how you think it works. If you have everything you want EXCEPT video games, that want of video games is going to make you extremely unhappy. What makes this unhappiness worse is that you have nothing to dwell on BUT video games because you would have had everything else and video games is the only thing you don't have so you'll only think about that more than anything else.

#128 Posted by freedomfreak (39125 posts) -
>Do you guys doubt your ambitions so much that you think you could never be successful enough to live well while still playing video games?Ly_the_Fairy
Atm I wouldn't mind the boost. Although that's a bit on the personal side.
#129 Posted by Blabadon (25926 posts) -

I get this strange feeling, while reading posts in here, that some of you are almost blaming video games for your shortcomings.

Like somehow your life will be better with money, and no video games.

Do you guys doubt your ambitions so much that you think you could never be successful enough to live well while still playing video games?

Ly_the_Fairy
There's living well. And then there's a billion dollars. I would do many, many things for $1,000,000,000.
#130 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="Goyoshi12"]

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"] Yeah, but seriously, who would honestly have that problem?DarkLink77

Porbably anyone who would complete their goal early would be my guess.

Get a new goal? :?

Like what? If my goal was to travel around the world and I did that early on in my stage of richness then...what will I do? I have a billion dollars, the only goal I could see is just be a film junkie and that's it; I have no need for a job anymore.

I guess I could try and take over the world but I'm to self conscious for that so....nah. I bet you could though. :)

#131 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7308 posts) -
I would do a lot worse things then stop gaming for a billion.
#132 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"][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?GreekGameManiac

It's their favorite hobby because they don't have a billion dollars.

In all seriousess,i don't think i would take it.

Well I would text you from my 200 foot yacht on the weekends to laugh at you while the playboy bunnies go skinny dipping.
#133 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
With a billion dollars, I could recreate events from particular games in real life. I honestly think anyone who wouldn't take the money is seriously f*cked up in the head. That is a gross amount of money that would make your grandchildren rich beyond their wildest dreams. People work their asses off for 45 years to make a million... I'd give up a lot of traditional hobbies for that kind of money. I could get into more expensive ones (hell, instead of model trains, I could build a private railway and own my own goddamn train).
#134 Posted by Slow_Show (2153 posts) -

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

DarkLink77

Mo' money mo' problems.

#135 Posted by AznbkdX (3120 posts) -

This is a question?

I'll join the huge group that said yes I guess. With that much money I can make a ton even with low interest and do whatever the hell I want with the 10 or so million I would give myself. Then the next generation of my family can live how they want as well from it.

#136 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

I get this strange feeling, while reading posts in here, that some of you are almost blaming video games for your shortcomings.

Like somehow your life will be better with money, and no video games.

Do you guys doubt your ambitions so much that you think you could never be successful enough to live well while still playing video games?

Blabadon
There's living well. And then there's a billion dollars. I would do many, many things for $1,000,000,000.

Pretty much this.
#137 Posted by Chuubby (416 posts) -

No. Theres only so much things money can buy. :)

#138 Posted by HAZE-Unit (10464 posts) -

yes.

I will make games.

#139 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"]

I don't buy this "money can't buy happiness" crap. The only people who say that are people who don't have money.

If you have a billion dollars, and you can't figure out how to use it to do or buy something that makes you happy, then you have serious issues.

Slow_Show

Mo' money mo' problems.

Did you lose another bet? :P
#140 Posted by AznbkdX (3120 posts) -

No. Theres only so much things money can buy. :)

Chuubby

At least you are noble about it.

Still man... that would just be selifsh to your family and to yourself for the most part.

#141 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21523 posts) -
yes i would accept the money and stop gaming, life will be so good i will forget video games.
#142 Posted by moistsandwich (0 posts) -

I already stopped playing games and wasn't offered anything. So I guess my answer et cetera.themajormayor

So your presence here just became 10 to the power of 5 times more pathetic.

Why visit a site on a regular basis when you are not involved in the activity that said site exists for.

#143 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

I get this strange feeling, while reading posts in here, that some of you are almost blaming video games for your shortcomings.

Like somehow your life will be better with money, and no video games.

Do you guys doubt your ambitions so much that you think you could never be successful enough to live well while still playing video games?

Blabadon

There's living well. And then there's a billion dollars. I would do many, many things for $1,000,000,000.

And I'm sure you could do just about anything you want with a fraction of a billion dollars.

Even the people who say they would travel the world could do so with a few thousand dollars.

#144 Posted by gamecubepad (6095 posts) -

Because I'm probably gonna OD when I have a billion dollars? I'm sorry. I'm not the kind of guy that believes money can't bring happinessfreedomfreak

Life is defined by enduring and overcoming hardship. To have a "free pass" handed to you on the basis of selling out something you love to do is definitely indicative of the personality that, once rich, would sell out other things you love for some nose candy, bottle of brandy, and cheap women.

I'm married with kids, rarely have any substantial amount of disposable income, but there's not much I haven't done, or can't do without "1 beeillion dollars". I can still drive fast, ride mountain bikes on Dread & Terror, shoot guns, go camping.

I'm a hardcore gamer to the 3rd degree. I wouldn't give up Nintendo games for chump change like that. I define wealth and happiness differently, not just by the bottom line.

---

Name some things $1 billion would get you that can't be experienced with much less money.

#145 Posted by TheFlameProof (438 posts) -

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]I already stopped playing games and wasn't offered anything. So I guess my answer et cetera.moistsandwich

So your presence here just became 10 to the power of 5 times more pathetic.

Why visit a site on a regular basis when you are not involved in the activity that said site exists for.

Because he's having withdrawals. :P
#146 Posted by Slow_Show (2153 posts) -

I get this strange feeling, while reading posts in here, that some of you are almost blaming video games for your shortcomings.

Like somehow your life will be better with money, and no video games.

Do you guys doubt your ambitions so much that you think you could never be successful enough to live well while still playing video games?

Ly_the_Fairy

Um, yes? Even as someone who was regularly told they're a special and unique snowflake and mostly still believes it, I know I ain't gonna pull down eccentric millionaire/billionaire money. And I would much rather be able to dive into a Scrooge McDuck pool-vault of money than play video games.

#147 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7308 posts) -

No. Theres only so much things money can buy. :)

Chuubby
When talking about that much money then there is not much you can not get with money.
#148 Posted by DarkLink77 (31695 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarkLink77"][QUOTE="TheFlameProof"] Little money & Complete Freedom > Alot of Money & Restriction on FreedomTheFlameProof

Which does not apply here. Unless you have an unhealthy attachment to video games.

All I am saying is the human psyche doesn't work how you think it works. If you have everything you want EXCEPT video games, that want of video games is going to make you extremely unhappy. What makes this unhappiness worse is that you have nothing to dwell on BUT video games because you would have had everything else and video games is the only thing you don't have so you'll only think about that more than anything else.

I don't think it works like that, either. :|
#149 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="Goyoshi12"]

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"] That's how I feel. Like I said, gaming isn't the only thing that could bring me happiness. Travelling the world would bring me more joy than games. I just don't have the money for it. I feel that in that way, money can bring me happiness.freedomfreak

I understand that but the problem that I have with that is there is an end point to that; once you've gone to all the places you've wanted to be and maybe live in a short or long period of time, what then? Of course, games have an end point as well (everything has an end point) but being able to travel around the world I feel could end faster given how much money and freedom you have.

Well, that's true. It is a lot easier carrying a billion dollars around. But it would still bring me happiness. Not to mention travelling around isn't the only thing you could do with money.

Perhaps, I still have much to learn about all those other things in life that could bring me happieness outside of video games, movies, and traveling but given my persona that might be a tough thing for me.

I guess it depends on the individuals and their interests. If someone liked every activity in the whole wide world he'd have no trouble what so ever filling in time that he would dictate to gaming but for a guy who's a little bit more meticlous than that it would be rather difficult; not your problem but mine.

Although, thinking about it, even with a billion dollars perhaps I could still get a job. If a job brings me happieness then I see no reason to give it up because I'm now loaded. Guess I'm just thinking too inside the box. Eh, that's me, not you. Just my thoughts on that amount of money and freedom if one were to give up the little void closing hobby we know as gaming.

#150 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8652 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ly_the_Fairy"]

I get this strange feeling, while reading posts in here, that some of you are almost blaming video games for your shortcomings.

Like somehow your life will be better with money, and no video games.

Do you guys doubt your ambitions so much that you think you could never be successful enough to live well while still playing video games?

Slow_Show

Um, yes? Even as someone who was regularly told they're a special and unique snowflake and mostly still believes it, I know I ain't gonna pull down eccentric millionaire/billionaire money. And I would much rather be able to dive into a Scrooge McDuck pool-vault of money than play video games.

Contrary to popular believe massive piles of gold coins do not share the same properties as water :P

"The world's newest billionaire found dead after attempting to dive head first into a pool of gold coins breaking his neck on impact"