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Originally Posted by [Adz] View Post



Before this goes any further... it's livelihood, not lively hood.

A lively hood is a covering for your head that is full of energy and spirit, and if he has one of those he should probably see an exorcist.
A livelihood, on the other hand, is subsistence; a means of support for your life.

Maybe he was thinking about selling his lively hood too..
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post #42 of 100
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

You make it sound okay if he did sell it without her permission. His childish ambitions aren't more important than her comfort. Assuming he is married of course...

Clearly you didn't read my second sentence which completely contradicts what you just said lol.
 
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If the person has the time to develop a game then that means they probably don't have a job...meaning they were probably going to lose the house anyway.

I highly doubt they had a house that was paid off...they probably just got like $10,000 in equity back for selling the house or something if the house was purchased prior to 2005.
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post #44 of 100
This guy is awesome.

I should probably do the same to get to my dream.
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You could have 10 houses and millions of dollars.

None of it means a thing if you aren't happy and fulfilled.
having those things would mean I am definitely happy and fulfilled.
post #46 of 100
So many of you see this as "This guy wont have a house now, and he will be poor."
Have you seen the profitability of the smallest studios? I mean, the project is already funded, and he has the money to finish the game. He will probably get AT LEAST enough to buy his house back, more than likely enough to send his children (if he has any) through college and live comfortably.

The very worst case scenario, the project fails and he has a wonderful portfolio piece that will give him a HUGE advantage in the industry. He may have to buy a new house and pay it off over the years (living like most of us anyways) but hey, even then he will be doing what he enjoys.

I WISH that I had the guaranteed chance to get into the field I want to be in, but guess what, risk and hard work is the only way to get there. That is what the man is doing.
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That's some incredible dedication. Good for him! thumb.gif
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if this guy is married with kids then i don't know if he's an idiot or an insane person gambling his whole life on a video game

still i respect his " pursue of happiness "

You forgot life and liberty. A house is a big part of the "life" subject, whilst a digital ip is a part of the "liberty" subject. However, notice the order of the subjects in the saying.

Food, water, and shelter are the needs of life. I have to agree that selling his house is not eliminating shelter altogether -- hope the guy can still afford an apartment or some form of a shelter thumb.gif.
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No, that is stupidity. Who would sell their house to fund a game? A dumb*** would. Put your lively hood in jeopardy over what? A video game?

LOOOL

This.

And by the look of those graphics, one that deserves to be in the 1980s.
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This.

And by the look of those graphics, one that deserves to be in the 1980s.

Because graphics are all that matters...

Some of the most played games are not graphically intensive at all. These games have the most concurrent users for multiple reasons, but one of the biggest being GAMEPLAY.
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