How many videogames would you purchase if you won the $800,000,000 powerball jackpot tonight?
Will it affect your vidya spending habits?
btw everyone who posts in this topic gets $10,000 if i win screencap this
What the fuck is this and why you assume everyone here is an amerifat?
I would buy a new PC. My PC is really good, but I wiould buy a fucking 10k dollars monster. After that I'd probably buy a smallapartment in the city to be independent and install fiber to get best connection possible. Only then I'd spend some money for Vydia, then save up the rest in order not to work for the rest of my life, maybe I'd buy a restaurant or a pizzeria or a brothel or something too.
>yfw some octogenarian wins
Also for that amount of money, I'm funding some fucking video games.
Proper DMC5? Done
Kojima and Del Toro Whisper Plateau? Make it so
Buy a house, put money aside, etc.
But of course a huge chunk of that would be catching up with the newest trend of vr.
I'd probably also donate a bit to the cause, though im sure whatever im willing to let go of, because im a greedy bastard, is a drop in the bucket from Zucker's 2bn and Steam's.. whatever ludicrous amount they spent.
>have a small but decent house
>live 80 years of sweet doing nothing and still be able to travel and have kids one day and give them a decent life
>buy a giant mansion and waste your money on bullshit, go bankrupt and end up in some talk show to pay your debts
Anon just wants to start a new housing crisis, man.
That seems farcical, if about 300,000,000 people live in the US. Does that mean just about everyone in america plays?
I would probably get a DDR machine if I had that money, but I'd be way more excited to focus on housing and other essentials. I don't even have that extravagant tastes, I would just love to live comfortably for the rest of my life not having to work
Well I won 2$ in a 1$ scratchcard so it's something I guess
>less than 1% of bill gates' net worth
Europe is kinda fine, Italy isn't.
>garbage disposal tax is paid depending on how much your house is big
>fiber is only a dream for 50% of people, copper and shitty connection everywhere
>70% of your annual income is Italy's property, but the public services suck. We spend most of the tax money to give salary to politicians and bend over to Angela Merkel and her immigrants policy
>every good you buy has a 26% of its value added. That money goes to the government
>you basically can't own a gun legally anymore. It's really fucking hard to get a permit, and cops will arrest you even for carrying a swiss knife if they fill like it. A nigger shot a policeman with a crossbow in my hometown 5 months ago anyways tho.
Not him. But I'd almost feel guilty giving money to some of my family. My mom could have as much as she wanted, but my sister, as much as I love her, kind of needs life to kick her in the ass. She would probably hate me for not being a cash machine for every extravagant luxury she wanted, but oh well
>>every good you buy has a 26% of its value added. That money goes to the government
>>you basically can't own a gun legally anymore. It's really fucking hard to get a permit, and cops will arrest you even for carrying a swiss knife if they fill like it. A nigger shot a policeman with a crossbow in my hometown 5 months ago anyways tho.
Please emigrate somewhere else Emilio.
Why would you even play videogames with that much money?
You could have any dream hobby you want, and you would spend your time playing videogames?
I'm not giving anyone shit. I wouldn't have to care about their opinions of me. What are they going to do, NOT HELP ME ANYMORE? I'd be fucking millionaire, fuck my family and fuck my shitty hometown
Not many. I'd probably just make my dream rig and buy a ps4/bone and a few games for each.
I'd take the money, buy a 10 acre plot of land outside of the capital of my state, build a mansion on it. Pay off my car, buy a few of my dream guns, give a million each to my parents, go back to college and take 5 million and invest it in stocks/bonds/CDs/IRAs. Probably buy my way into some businesses/franchises.
Can't. I'm forced to work here because I'm a faggot artist and can work only in my mother tongue.
I wish I was a pleb with no culture whatsoever that could become something like an engineer or some shit, so I could go away. I can't.
how come whenever I hear of rich people kind of having some financial hardships, they always say "I couldn't afford to keep my huge house!"
Are they getting charged taxes or something, or did they not think to pay it off when they were rich, or is this possibly just a case where they had zero money and had to sell the house to survive?
Nothing would change for me physically, I'd just buy every video game I've ever wanted and buy the best electronics. I'd never have to work or worry about food again.
I don't care about anything else and I have nobody to share my life with. 4chan and video games till I die.
I'd buy a second dick. And then a boat. And then one of those fancy flower deliveries to tell my old University to go fuck themselves. And then a nice house in some remote location so I can jerk off in peace
I'm not really sure of the reasoning behind it actually. I guess they could show the amount of money you'd receive after tax is deducted but that'd obviously be a much smaller number and therefore less attractive to ticket buyers.
not to mention when lotteries get this big and publicized there will be multiple winners you have to share with. Last time it was up to 1 billion it was split between 3 people
You could get a boat and some jet skis and have fun during the summer
You could buy a house in the mountains and go snowboarding during the winter
You could train to fly planes or helicopters just for fun
You could buy a couple cars and have fun at track days
If I had that much money I would drop videogames almost immediately
I'd buy the Halo franchise and sell it to Sony.
Then I'd buy Uncharted, sell it to microsoft and make it a XBONE exclusive.
Then I'd buy Metal Gear and sell it to Valve.
Because fuck you niggers, that's why
Probably not many desu. I can already buy any vidya that u want to get, I'd be getting a lawyer, accountant, and financial advisor and be investing most of it or starting franchises or something. Also paying off mine and all my friends and family's debts and mortgages.
I'm an actor in theaters. I can also do voice acting and I speak english quite fluently, but I have a strong accent. Nobody would hire me outside of my country. Also because I have no qualification that says I speak english. I'd have to say "I picked it up playing vydia, watching movies and shitposting on 4chan and youtube"
Beats living in Sweden and Yurop in general.
>You could get a boat and some jet skis and have fun
Would get boring in 20 minutes
>You could buy a couple cars and have fun at track days
Even more boring
Like the other anon said, those are boring as fuck.
Buying a nice house in the mountains and maybe taking up some light skiing might be comfy. But otherwise I just have much extravagant tastes.
Although I've always kind of dreamed of buying an island off the grid and making it self sustaining with solar panels and water purifiers, and limited housing, etc. in case there was a war or zombie apocalyps or I just wanted to fuck off or something
You go to your nearest grocery store and at the check out sing Yankee doodle dandy as loud as you can while checking out. This is the secret code to let the cashier know you're buying into the lottery. Make sure to finish the song, or you'll just look like an idiot
better to make an indie game and just learn how to make games living off the money you have. hire freelancers to make up for the work you can't do/suck at.
after that you can start a studio with a dream team of freelancers you worked with before.
I'd buy a trip to space and then kill myself when I came back because I realize I have nothing left to live for.
>>At least 100 million will go to lawyers and payments when everyone in America tries to sue some off you
For what exactly?
You can keep your name anonymous as well. But most dummies don't because MUH TV FAMOUS
Buy Shitpost Island and establish it as its own state.
>No girls allowed
>No normies allowed
>Can immigrate for free if you can prove you have been using 4chan since at least 2007, must pay if 2008 - 2011, and are banned if 2012 onwards
I'd rather travel and see Easter Island or some remote shitty ancient town in Mongolia or whatever, then one day find a place I fall in love with and move there and buy a house. THAT would be much more fun, being a rich af wanderer in search for a home
People will find something. You don't need legal ground to stand on for a court case to happen.
And a few states require you to accept all donations publicly. And even if you did it anonymously, one of your family members would tell the press so they can get five minutes of fame (or the paparazzi would snoop around and find your name themselves, as they do not care about your well being).
I wouldn't be playing them all at once, they would be turned off most of time
Well the question was about spending money on games and software would cost even less, so I can't come up with more game-related things that I would spend money on.
Though if I had $800 million maybe I could afford Oculus.
>Live in Sweden
>have to give everything I own to refugees or I get branded a racist and thrown in the pits
>People will find something. You don't need legal ground to stand on for a court case to happen.
>I have no idea how the actual world works but I have seen a few episodes of L&O
Do you think I could just pay nintendo to make a worthy successor to mario 64?
That's what I'd want. No shitty bullshit flagpole mario, mario galaxy was okay, but definitely casualized and has little replayability
How would go about giving us each 10.000? I mean how do you know who actually posted here? Many bang wagoners will they posted here today, but they didn't how would you know?
I ll pay off all my debts buy a new house, maybe maybe 3-5 games. Build a new gaming pc just because I love the feeling of getting parts in the mail (it's like fucking xmas everytime I get a new part)
Then would invest the rest
if I got rich, then one day I'd build a retirement home for /v/irgins.
I live in a building full of old people and they are so fucking depressing. All they do is complain about stuff, wait for their kids to visit, and sit around until they die. Old people need video games.
We'd be too old to keep up with augmented teenage mutant ninja cyborg reaction times in online games in 2040, but we could still have UT2K4 LAN parties with old fucks.
Totalitarian world governments would have long ago cracked down on degenerate anime pornography and strict cyberbullying laws would have elminated shitposting. So we'd need to stick together, you know?
I would throw an enormous party with all the people that treated me like shit in high school because I didn't get laid and went clubbing.
As they're having fun and getting wasted, I would sneak out and go visit all their homes with a helicopter ride, then I'd shit in their showers and beds with the aid of homeless people while they're at the party.
Once I come back, I'd lock every door so they get trapped inside with the homeless.
I'd then run away in Mexico.
>be me, 92
>retirement home smells like crap
>decide to make old Jelly Jones Gon jelly again
>tell Jones that WW2 had shitty combat mechanics and the lack of night visors and nuclear sumbarines was nothing sort of disappointing seeing how WW1 was the shit when it was released
>Old Jones says that I'm just baiting
>I say that Hitler wasn't that much of a villain, you couldn't simpathyze with him, he was like Sephirot or some shit
>Jones goes mad and calls me a faggot
>I drink sweet chicken soup and enjoy old Jones Gone Jelly rant about his superior veteran experience
do you actually realise how much 800million is? its about 500x what the average american will earn in their lifetime. you could buy whatever the fuck kinda house you wanted, since you pay in cash theres no mortgage. your only bills would be heat(if you choose a cold place), internet, and electric. the only reason to buy a small place to live is if you cant be bothered to keep a large place clean or dont want to pay for domestic staff
which is what i'd do desu
No, I'm not. But I had only one girl my whole life, and we loved each other. They bullied me so hard tho that life became impossible for her too and she had to leave me because they burnt her cat and destroyed her car.
I didn't even do anything to upset anyone, I'm just an adopted russian, but that seems enough to make people fucking crazy. They told me this was supposed to be "a place for free men" but I grew up in the shittiest way possible. I'd rather not had any adoptive parents at all. Thanks USA.
Try not being literally retarded. I don't know if I could ever get in a relationship with that kind of money unless she had that much herself, everyone else would just seem like a gold digger.
I guess that suits the rich and paranoid stereotype.
I'm gonna win tonight bros. I'll make a thread and buy everyone on /v/ a game
If you win the jackpot
you could FUND a videogame
you could literally CREATE a videogame with that much money
think about it...
what game would you make, /v/?
This hurt my face to read because it's so true.
Girls will spend money on the most ridiculous things if a qt pls b my bf talks them into it.
>Oh, this would look really nice on you. You should try it on.
>Wow. I wasn't wrong, you look great in that dress.
>Should I bag it for you?
SS to Dark Sector.
I'd fix everything wrong with the first one, add more delicious glaive mechanics and throwables. And just make a balls to the wall 30 hour campaign that puts Kamiya and every other CUHRAZY game to shame.
New SS to Metroid Prime
New SS to Megman BN.
> Lump Sum :
>>(approx) $496,000,000.00 / $299,584,000.00 (after 39.6% federal tax)
> Payments - Average (annuitized payments - check specific lottery rules) Per Year ( 1 initial payment and annuitized pymts for 29 additional years. ) :
>>(approx) $26,666,667.00 / $16,106,667.00 (after 39.6% federal tax)
I'd make a modern liero clone to start with. Mouse aim, destructible physics-based terrain, lighting engine, liquid physics, 200 different balls-to-the wall weapons, 100 different maps filled with mechanics, fast as fuck gameplay, singleplayer campaign and modes, shitload of polish for balance and weaponfeel, and mod tools.
Futuristic style Souls game in melee mode and counter strike like fps mode with actually decent keyboard controls.
Fast paced combat and branching story and dialogue like KOTOR 2. I would also put a faction system like New Vegas' one.
I'd also implement parkour.
would /v/ take the annuity or the lump sum?
I don't think I could ever spend a fraction of that amount, if I won 800M in my entire life I would probably only be able to spend around 5-10 of it if I really went all out. My main expense would be good food, that's all I really enjoy in life at this point, I think getting a high end personal chef who knows my specific tastes and cooks me 3 meals a day would be all I need to be happy.
I would make an open world game that takes place in 4chan. Every board and every meme will be in the game. I'd then give it away for free to every person with a reddit account.
>tfw life is in shambles
>so much in debt due to shitty things happening to you
>mom needs a new heart
>dad needs a surgery
>brothers and sisters are sick
>you pray to god to win so you can help your family
>say you're going to help as many people as you can/people you can about
>numbers come through
>realize you didn't win
>some guy in bumfuck nowhere wins who is a criminal or already wealthy person wins
>You and your family die
you do realize you plan is stupid i hope
you would we rich as fuck
just kill them
kill them all
or have it done, trick some ideological idiots into thinking it needs to be done
a little poisoning of the water supply and spark a plague that'll have those shitters in hell for years
try that flesh eating virus or it you're actually serious something similar to those cat viruses
adopted russian or not you're likely pale as fuck have a good enough grasp of the language and have more money than you need to hire whatever lawyers needed
if you're smart it won't come to that or rather just have good help
make sure they're loyal though
good blackmail goes a long way
well, good luck with whatever
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I act like people on here have won, but I'd honestly be a little scared. How does winning the lottery even work?
I know you can chose the lump sum and a shitton of taxes are taken out of that, but is that it as far as taxes are concerned? Or do you suddenly owe the government like 80,000$ a year on your tax return until you're broke??
Then again, I'm the same guy who saves all his money in jrpgs thinking that I'll need it to buy some thing to prepare for the end boss, and I beat the game without even using any.
>go to place to claim
>they either give you a check or wire it to your account
>from there you head immediately to your local tax place and explain the happenings and they'll set you up
Wonder how /biz/ is doing actually.
>owe the government like 80,000$ a year on your tax return
Why? They can't fine you for owning money.
You would be hard pressed to
sensiblyspend all that fucking money, and if you put half of it in savings you'd get even more money from interest.
I know it sounds stupid, but with all that money, aren't you automatically in a retardedly high tax bracket where you consistently owe a shitton come tax time?
>Or do you suddenly owe the government like 80,000$ a year on your tax return until you're broke??
DING DING DING
You just asked the winning question, anon
Yup. Even though income is only tasked once, if you own a certain amount of money, you get a higher tax tier than the rest of the world
There's a reason all the big companies move their money to other countries to avoid taxes, and you just found it
>aren't you automatically in a retardedly high tax bracket where you consistently owe a shitton come tax time?
Because from there you no longer have any more income for the following year. And any investments /etc in the future would be their own things.
the year you win you're in a high income bracket, the next year if you make nearly nothing, you'll be in a lower bracket. If you invest it and make capital gains, you'd be in whatever tax bracket based on how much you make each year
>build a house
>buy a shit ton of land
>hey gubment send wind mills
>free money and you can now buy stupidly expensive gear and shitpost in /gg/ while a steady supply of money comes in
And you could also invest in solar power to cut yearly costs even further.
But the bracket only affects income, right? Unless you had a high paying job, you shouldn't have to pay much more than you already do outside of the Lotto, right?
I'm stupid and have never held more than a couple thousand dollars at one time.
>buy entire Steam library
>should be 1 million or less
>buy it 500 times
>give it away to 500 lucky anons on 4chan
>have 300 million left for myself
Okay, if you apply taxes and shit the numbers would decrease. The idea stays the same.
>Spend on games
>Not taking that money to invest in daily life, hire a team and create the game of your dreams
You're stupid, consumer
I will found a corporation whose entire existence is to pay Japanese developers to make PC versions of their games, and publish them. I hope to phase the PlayStation completely irrelevant, as I do NOT want to sully my 4K TV with "upscaled 1080p" for those half dozen Japanese games the PS will get.
No that's your second project. You would take half of the funds and try to make a great passable game as your first project. If the game looks promising, start a kickstarter and release a demo. That money will come back to you before you even finish it. Once you finish that game, you'll either make your money back or make more than what you started with.
Now if the game was received well, you can make your dream game with more money than you started off with and you don't even have to use it all. Plus you know that since you released a good product, people are going to buy whatever you release next.
Life is a game, anon. If I had the cash to do this I'd be playing the shit out of it.
>800 million dollerdoos
>still cooped up playing vidya
i first convert it to proper currency (£550 mil and change)
>£50 mil to parents
>£100 mil to brother
>£50 mil spent among extended family
spend the rest on myself
>london townhouse (around £5-£15mil)
>Aston martin Rapide S
>rest into invetments and business venture
Feature bloat I mean, I'd hope you could get decent optimization for 400 million
>it'll be a open world RTS RPG waifu simulator fighting game with dancemat and fleshlight support and you can do literally anything
It's poor man's pass time desu senpai
I would be doing rich peoplet shit.
Socialites, rich birches, fashion shows etc. etc.
Then I would set up an Instagram account pretending I got it all by being some sort of entreprenuerial genius.
Also some countries have fantastic interest rates, in the middle east there 12-20%, stick 10mil on there some easy income too
The reason their interest rates are higher is due to higher investor risk. When your asset base is as big as it would be if you were the only winner of this jackpot, it'd make way more sense to just invest in aggregate bonds or something. If you won $300,000,000 after taking the lump sum and paid taxes and invested in something with a 2% annual yield, you'd be making $500,000 a month with virtually no risk.
You would gradually be losing money overall due to that not keeping up with inflation, but who cares it would still last you way more than a lifetime.
in the u.k. lottery winnings aren't taxed
how much do you actually get after taxes in the powerball ?
i heard the prize will be over a billion if no-one wins tonight. Plus its pretty silly playing the lottery when it was proven recently that it was rigged by insiders
If you take the lump sum you get half, I believe. The Federal government will then tax the remainder at the highest tax bracket, which is 39.6%. The state you live in will then possibly take more, depending on if it has an income tax or not.
I'm gonna bring LJN back from the dead, but restructure the company entirely. It will be a publisher for Japanese games, and the localization will be kept as close as possible to the original script, with changes made only when necessary. Censorship will be avoided, unless the game presents something that could be potentially illegal. Also, we will coax the Japs into making
PCversions of their games, and even plug them with GameWorks to make some extra dosh.
first things first, try claiming it anonymously. If not, then legally change your name and radically alter your appearance before claiming your winnings.
Then get yourself the best lawyer, accountant and financial advisor that money can buy. Let them invest your money.
Honestly so many people in the states win hundreds of millions and its shocking how not a single one invested correctly and become billionaire
I'd hire Kojima to come chill out in my garage for a few weeks/months, then boot him when I'm dissatisfied with the progress he's made on a new lego metal gear.
Then I'd give him a hug and slide a paper into his palm declaring I've bought out Konami and forced all current top level employees to work in windowless rooms until he decides what to do with them, also mandating that he finish MGSV.5 at the risk of public seppuku.
I'd still pirate most of them.
I'd just upgrade my PC, buy a PS4, a small apartment in a better country where I'd move to live alone, a third monitor, some laptop, and 2-3 more animu figurines, maybe decorate the apartment with something sci-fi. And fix my sight.
The rest I would keep and spend on constant needs and new technology as it advances. Too early for VR.
But that won't happen.
which is why you treat winning the lottery the same as having the mafia put a hit out on you. You get as far away as possible and get a new identity. Move somewhere where everyone else is as rich as you so you don't stand out
Maybe a couple I didnt pick up and would probably never play. Id definatley buy all the vr without second thought
I would buy a bigger house, not huge, just adequate. buy a couple of flats that I can renovate and rent out.
Buy more boardgames, give some of it to my family, buy some consoles and play exclusives. Also many, many vidya.
I would keep working part-time though, build our my acting hobby a bit in my spare time.
I can dream Harold
I would just live comfortably for the most part. I would build the best damn pc money can buy with an internet connection to match, publish my own novels and comics, and study martial arts fulltime.
I would invest in precious metals like gold and silver. I would also buy a house, but nothing to big.
This guy has the right idea. Modesty, not extravagance. I would splurge a little bit on travel, but other than that, modest home, rent out some apartments for income, either part time job or volunteer work, and then sit on the rest.
There's this thing called paid vacation but I guess a NEET wouldn't know
I'm surprised you didn't put travel the world (not boring first world cities though, places like the white lava volcano and lencois marahenses among others)
I'd move out and live in a decent apartment then buy anything I needed then play vidya for a month straight and buy anything I wanted then go back to normal life in my new amazing life
Also I'd have my gf happy all the time and pay off her schooling
They would take at least 300 million from taxes and ect alone, then you gotta pay taxes on that money you have because you entered a new money bracket
So in the end of the year you'll end up with like 300 million or so, which is still a lot.
I'd do the same but instead just wander the land all the time, dressed as a fucking wizzard.
I would use the money to finally do a 4 player co-op playthrough in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles with new Game Boy Advance SPs and gamecube adapter cables. Four Swords Adventure could also be done.
I would donate some to charities that I know aren't going to waste the thousands. I would also give a bunch to my friend who is living a rough neet life in a crowded home who could come back and live near me so we can play games together again.
>tfw you hire a mercenary force and buy weapons to take over a small african country
>exploit the resources for more income
>buy a nuke from the norks for nuclear detterence
we outer heaven now
I just bought one ticket.
Fuck vidya, I'm buying a house and moving to a nice neighborhood
after I complete my year of school for my associates degree of course.
I hope I get lucky.
>but I wiould buy a fucking 10k dollars monster
>a $10K box with no exclusives or Japanese games
>full to the brim with shoddy console ports capped at 1080/30FPS or pixelshit that won't utilize the hardware at all
If I'd win that amount of money I'd never work again for the rest of my life. I'd prolly live in a fairly normal house with little luxury, going on a nice vacation from time to time. Maybe I'd buy a vacation bungalow somewhere nice.
I'd get a team together to make an online Co-op Monogatari game in the vein of Payday 2 or L4D.
Having witty call lines would basically be what I'm in it for.
Having Yozuru yell out "Hey, Footstool, on me!" to Shinobu would make my day.
SOME. Most of it they either fuck the value out of, it instantly drops value as soon as it's bought, or they just lose it.
Cars are insane. A fucking cheapo Honda loses thousands of dollars of value as soon as it's driven off the dealers lot. Clothes and purses and shit? You can't resell that for anything. Most of it would be so expensive nobody would be able to fucking buy it, and if they could, they wouldn't buy it fucking used.
Have you seen how normal people treat their shit? Nobody wants that.
What money they do get back, is probably going into paying off all the debt they fucking somehow got themselves into.
>buy a decent house (or design one)
>buy a dependable car
>pay off all debts
>all subscriptions on autopay
>invest in stuff
A friend of mine said that you should just spend a million of it just right off the bat on whatever you want, just so you can get it out of your system.
>What money they do get back, is probably going into paying off all the debt they fucking somehow got themselves into.
getting into debt when you have millions. That is insane.
Then again, the type of people who regularly play lottery have no clue about money management
>have kids one day and give them a decent life
Get fucked. Why the fuck would you want kids? I could have all that money to myself and then when I'm going to die, I take out all my cash in any way possible and then burn it to remove it from circulation.
This. I'd do that just so that I can turn Sega into a company that does nothing but port old console games to PC, and develop dozens of games for consoles.
>Why the fuck would you want kids?
instilling life with your values
will to power in other words
of course if your values are self-disdain and nihilism you're doing right in not having kids
I live because I enjoy living. It's not a particularly difficult concept.
I don't need a reason to live, yo.
You can do that to other people without having to have kids.
You shape and are shaped by the people around you.
If you're having kids for that purpose you may as well just open up a raising sim. It won't take as much time out of your day.
Not many, no good games that are out that I don't already own and nothing good coming out that I haven't already pre-ordered.
I would definitely upgrade my computer though to enjoy the games I already have.
>You can do that to other people without having to have kids. You shape and are shaped by the people around you. If you're having kids for that purpose you may as well just open up a raising sim. It won't take as much time out of your day.
Yes, this is why genial artists and philosophers often are childless, but children are still very potent clay
also if you're rich as shit taking care of children would be 1000x easier and you'd almost only have to deal with the good times
Learn how to invest in stocks (or join one of those funds).
Open an arcade full of japshit because muh rhythm games, in a small/medium city with a low cost of living.
Build a house in said city, somewhere quiet.
Most likely die of a heart attack fapping to VR porn in the attic.
If I'm rich and don't have children, I don't ever have to deal with my children ever.
Your children can still hate you for not being there even if you're rich.
It's one of those regrettable things you can't just throw money at to solve it. Unless your problem is the continued existence of your child and the solution is hiring your Mexican maid to take the potato sack and hit it against a tree.
Most of the annoyances of childrearing isn't the emotional side, it's having to change a diaper while the other two children are crying/playing around and you have to take them to daycare and you have to get in time for work. If you're filthy rich you don't have to work, you can have a nanny to help take care of the children and all that shit. Being there when they're sad is not the same as rounding their little asses up so the state doesn't kidnap them for not coming to school on time. I mean if you want to have kids you presumably don't hate them so it's not like daddy will skip out their ball games and shit like that, real parental neglect.
>watching that '30 on 30' series on Netflix
>one episode was about money
>football player talks about how they blew through 3 million dollars over a weekend
So basically the entire point is summed up as "If you don't hate kids you should have them."
I was under the assumption I was making it pretty clear on my opinion on kids.
I'm already long over them, I taken care of enough kids for one lifetime.
>pleb detector at the door
>detected plebs dropped through a trap floor to the basement with nothing but ticket games
id donate a small fraction to some charities to be known as a cool guy and id just chill out and live life like i always do
i dont like the idea of having a huge house and all that stuff
Ah, well that statement was rhetorical. "Why would you have kids" was merely a foreword to my shitting on the concept of people choosing to burden themselves needlessly.
>inb4 an argument about whether having children is needless or not.
thing is, you don't burden yourself needlessly, because your childrens future is your future
that's the sort of thinking which leads to great civilizations
it's not some scientific inaccuracy which le enlightened modern westerner can come and disprove with his atomic individualism
>still wasting your life on video games when you're that filthy rich
>not only playing video games because nothing else interesting is going on in your life and it's a relatively cheap hobby
Buy all the things I've always wanted.
Go travelling to places I've always wanted to see.
Enjoy not having to work and doing whatever the fuck I like all day - vidya would still be on the list, vidya is fun.
I'd also get some assistance and learn to invest it well, and I would fund some vidya.
I'd get me a bunch of insurance and a decent lawyer, give some to my mom/dad/brothers and sister. Buy the ~10 games on my steam wishlist, use half of it setting up some form of charity or donate it to medical research of some form.
Enroll into a non-shit university, finish my CS degree and just spend my time improving my coding or whatever, shitpost on /v/ and /vg/ like always. I'd probably participate in steam gift threads sometimes when the mood strikes me.
Get a car, etc. Stay on tinder and keep hoping to find a qt gf without letting them know i'm filthy rich.
Not much. I still wouldn't buy shit games just because I suddenly could. Maybe a console (mainly for WipEout although I guess all modern WipEouts are casual shit so maybe not).
You could do what that copy pasta guy did and start living frugally (not poverty, but 'enough') when you meet girls - if they start being bitches over money, leave immediately, without them knowing you have all that cash.
The ones who stay and love are keepers.
>all these posters not getting $10,000
Not that any of us will get ANY money, but you could at least throw up your Steam ID's or some joke email account or something. Like so:
kingbowser1986 g mail
Who knows, I might even do something similar. Maybe some angel investing? I mean, pic related was one thing, but wealth is an entirely different ballgame, eh?
I'd buy a few more games than I often do, but with that cash I'd be moving out and living alone some place quiet, and buy some sweet instruments.
And help my family out, of course.
These fantasies suck though, I'll never be rich as fuck. Why live.
Like, literally how lucky would you have to be to win this?
Its not even computerized, it's actual air-powered balls. and if that guy decides to turn just the other way instead, you lose it all.