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496

Reminds me of this.
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Believe it or not, there are people around the world with more money than than can hope to spend, while they continue to rack up mo money. 16k is not even pocket change. Almost like when you get 2 cents back as change...most people just throw it away.
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496

Reminds me of this.



I don't think anyone could put it any better to be honest.

 

 

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Some people just have WAY too much money. Or are just incredibly stupid.

The Chinese are using the interest owed to them on American debt to buy things that's all.
 
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Since this a decision that doesn't affect anyone but the parties involved, I wish he's happy with his purchase and enjoy it as much as he can.
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But I don't think he's pathetic. If anything, he looks like a really happy person to me; and he seems to own a fairly small but respectable collection of figures.
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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post

The guy is likely in league with the publisher/developers in some way. Probably agreed to splash out a stupid sum of cash (his or not, who knows) as a publicity stunt to get the game attention before release, ya'know, for hype.

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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post

Even if I was stupidly rich I would never spend $16K on a virtual sword....especially for a game I haven't played yet.
I'd much rather spend that $16K on hookers and blow.

Qft....the hokers and blow part anyways.
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16k isnt that much blow if you have a healthy habit.


Hookers I wouldn't know about on the other hand. I do know that a decent escort can run you that for 4 or 5 days in Vegas.
 
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How you told u wife that u bought 16k sword for a game?

If you can afford to spend $16k on virtual sword your wife won't say anything about it. She will be too busy buying LV purses, Tiffany jewelry, etc.

It reminds me of a show I saw about extreme audiophiles. They spent a lot of money on their gear but had a lot of money to spend. The only guy who got any lip from his wife(they asked them in the show) was the guy who seemed to have the least disposable income to spend on his gear.
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Qft....the hokers and blow part anyways.

Be careful I got an infraction once for a very similar joke. I think it was even in OT.
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Why are people always so harsh on people for this? It's not different than when people drop ridiculous amounts of money on paintings or beefing up their cars. Obviously they don't need it, but it's their passion/hobby making it worth it to them. Though I would never drop anywhere near that amount of money on a not released game considering good chance it won't be the best weapon obtainable, making it only for show.
Paintings garner respect from other people - they're collectible, and they represent somebody's artistic input. I would say that somebody puts emotion, effort, and thought into a painting. Most importantly, they're timeless, whereas this game is going to be outdated in ten years, and the sword will mean next to nothing. Cars are, at the very least, a variation of something practical or useful. Not to mention, having a neat car is also respectable to most other (normal) people - it's a hobby that people can understand and get behind. Spending $16,000 on an item that isn't even corporeal...That isn't even worthwhile to most gamers. I can't say that I consider it very wise.
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The guy is likely in league with the publisher/developers in some way. Probably agreed to splash out a stupid sum of cash (his or not, who knows) as a publicity stunt to get the game attention before release, ya'know, for hype.

Considering the kind of stunts some of these devs have pulled
, this is hardly an unreasonable thought.
This is a more realistic take on it anyway. I Don't believe someone with wealth like that would spend most their time gaming. I know wealthy people (Sadly i'm not one) and i know that they certainly wouldn't - there's PLENTY of other more fun and expensive things to do.
It's all about the money people.
And if this is true, calling them stupid isn't very smart, cos they're getting exactly what they wanted out of you.
I hope that this is the case - that it's just one big publicity stunt.
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Why do people buy $250K cars that can go 200 mph and most roads are only legal at a 1/4 of that. Different strokes for different folks.
Because every young boy is taught to idolize that red italian supercar, or maybe that 500horsepower musclecar that can break the speed limit in four seconds. However, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of societal admiration for people who play video games.

Now, I often wonder how people can stand to spend thousands on an SB-E/quad SLI GTX 580 system for ten extra frames per second or a few thousand extra pixels, when there are far more... practical applications for such money. I contain my criticism because I understand that this is a tech forum, and people can do as they please with their money.

But this is just a stupid way to spend money that could've helped somebody.
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