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$50,000 DLC

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Molyneux has kinda lost it since Black & White (included).

He does not expect anybody will ever purchase that DLC, so it's just there to, err, make a statement?

I'd be amused if there were cracks that appeared that let anybody who has the game get a free diamond chisel.

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I've enjoyed many of Molyneux's games, even if he is a bit pie-in-the-sky.

I will say this about the man: He's never boring. I'm fine with him getting up to weird things. That's kind of who he is.

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Reading up on this Curiosity game of his, it really sounds more like a sociology experiment more than a game. Put in that context, I don't find it quite so outrageous. It's less a monetising scheme and more a "lets see who is dumb enough/creative enough to buy this thing and let's see what they decide to do with it." I wonder what would stop someone from buying the icepick right-off and then auctioning it off for even more money.

Or it could be likely that Pete really IS nuts and just saw this recent Cracked article and decided he had to one-up the whole thing.

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Someone out there with more dollars than sense will buy it. Look at how many diamond rings were purchased during the V-Day event in TF2.

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If nothing else, I think this will shed light on the exploitative nature of some social games', and MMORPGs' special 'offers.' (See Nomad's link above for examples.)

You can't really blame a company for wanting to take advantage of rich fools, of course, but I think 'studies' like this one by Molyneux will go a ways to proving that these individuals are acting out a compulsion, rather than making an informed, self-beneficial -- Homo Economicus-like -- decision.

Similarly, how certain people have almost no choice but to get addicted to gambling. See: Skinner box, etc.

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I hope when that shitty cube thing breaks open it says something stupid like ' better luck next time' or 'Molyneux likes cheese'.

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schwerpunk said:

Homo Economicus

Homo Economicus is the biggest hoax in all of cryptozoology.

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Eh someone will buy it.

There are people that spend thousands of real dollars to buy land in video games that are not yet available to the public.

People are morons that love to spend money.

I'm sure if TF2 had $50,000 DLC they'd sell 100x more than whatever Peter Molanhux has made.

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At times like these I really wish the whole Western world went into a real economic crisis. Ya know, the kind that you have to bake bread with sawdust, just so everybody realizes what a crock of shit such stuff is.

Well.... 5-6 billions of the world know it all too well. It's the remaining billion that needs to wake the fuck up.

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Ya know Maes I'm with you. I've been exceptionally poor before and dying of starvation and freezing to death in a tent on a nightly basis.

There are $100 hamburgers out there when that money can give 100 people lunch. That $50,000 can and should go to charity if anyone buys it. Fuck anyone with $50,000 to just squander should start a charity.

And yes someone will hack it... like Facebook games that make people pay money every so often.

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