Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Orion_Prime48, Jul 7, 2009.
The $17,500 video game - Plugged In - Yahoo! Games
Saw the headline on Yahoo earlier at work. But pretty much anything gaming related is blocked, so I couldn't check it out then. Thats insane.
It always amazes me the things people would rather have than money.
Not that I can talk really... haha
Not worth it to me but I can see the draw of it to a collector. How many carts have a print run of 25?
extremely rare item, that said id not buy it
What item is it? As i can't check the link here at work. Thanks.
Also don't dis the guy, some people drop thousands of dollars on plastic, might not be all at once but sure as hell over time.
In before his parents bought him 3.
I don't understand this type of collectors. It is not a handmade or antique item. It is manufactured. Company says "lets produce it in very limited numbers" and collectors go crazy for it. If it produced in large numbers, its price will be few dollars.
A gold 'Nintendo World Championships' NES cart - Basically 3 segments of Super Mario Bros, Tetris & Rad Racer, strung together, with a 6m 21s time limit on play.
Or you could like, read his blog and know that he's not only married, but has a child.
Why would anyone read the article? Knee-jerk, misinformed reactions FTW yo!
pfft, i know people who paid £40 for Gears of war 2. this isn't that odd.
Jesus, what a sad bastard! He should be spending his money on toy robots like all the cool kids. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got an appointment with the football team to have my head shoved into the toilet.
the funniest thing about it was that he had a copy of the same cart in grey, but that had a print run of 90 so it's maginally less rare. oh well, if he's happy with it.
if i was really itching for the game, i'd probably just buy a $50 repro myself... but i think i'll live.
Provided old boy is paying his bills and meeting his responsibilities, good on him.
Doing things that make you happy, provided they don't hurt anyone else, is the whole point of working hard to get money.
17.5 grand for a demo game is fucking insane.
Some of the anonymous hate comments being posted on the guy's blog are just fucking retarded. What do people think money is for? And why is this any more stupid that us buying toy robots for silly money, or the guy who pays over a million dollars for a Bugatti Veyron? If you want to get precise about it, anything you buy that isn't directly necessary for your survival is a waste of money.
Haters: You've bought a magazine? What a waste of money! You could have bought your child a tin of beans and a load of bread!
Normal people: But we have plenty of food in.
Haters (foaming at the mouth now): ZOMG THAT'S NOT THE POINT!!! WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA???!?!?!!
ono he spent as much as he would have spent on a new car on a video game he should have bought a car even though he probably already has a car and doesn't need a car he should have bought a car instead because it makes more sense to buy a car not a video game OH NO RAGE ANGER DON'T SPEND YOUR CASH BUY A CAR IT'S WORTH THE MONEY IT WILL BREAK IN FIVE YEARS THE VIDEO GAME WON'T BUT YOU CAN'T DRIVE A VIDEO GAME RAGE ANGER LET'S DEMEAN THE MAN FOR HAVING AN EXPENSIVE HOBBY THAT WE DON'T UNDERSTAND MY WIFE HAS A PHOTOGRAPHY HOBBY AND SPENDS HUNDREDS ON SLR CAMERA GEAR LIKE LENSES AND FLASHES BUT SHE GETS MAD IF I SPEND $20 ON A TF AT WALMART RAGE ANGER COULD HAVE BOUGHT 875 TFS WITH THAT DUDES GAME EVEN RAH RAH RAH!!!
how's that? have i got everyone covered?
Don't forget about hating America. I'm pretty sure I saw one anon saying the economic problems the world has are this guy's fault.
Separate names with a comma.