Video Games as a Retirement Plan

Video Games as a Retirement Plan

Video Games as a Retirement Plan

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Sadly, this makes more than a little sense

He could use that one service that Stephen Colbert recommended once, the one who's name is Spanish for "Sweet Jesus, I Live In A Shipping Container!"

Classic Soylent! :D

Too bad you won't need that wireless router in the corner, as all the activation servers won't care to authenticate those games you paid for anymore. You know, since they ceased to exist 30 years ago, Mr. Crate-gamer... :'(

Jaeger_CDN:
Sadly, this makes more than a little sense

Except the flaw here is that at that same time he'd be too senile to remember just what he just played, then starts playing the same game again. Ideally this happens right after he completed a game, but if could just be in the middle of the playthrough.

I'd bank on timeless graphics, I'm of the tiny lot that seems to think pixel graphics aren't a sign of the apocalypse, but instead have a certain charm to it that tickles the imagination.

Devieus:

Jaeger_CDN:
Sadly, this makes more than a little sense

Except the flaw here is that at that same time he'd be too senile to remember just what he just played, then starts playing the same game again. Ideally this happens right after he completed a game, but if could just be in the middle of the playthrough.

Thus further strengthening his argument. :P

...assuming a lot of the Games don't get banned in the future for being offensive like so many BugsBunny & DaffyDuck cartoons were...

Kenjitsuka:
all the activation servers won't care to authenticate those games you paid for anymore.

This is why people crack games.

LordLundar:

Devieus:

Jaeger_CDN:
Sadly, this makes more than a little sense

Except the flaw here is that at that same time he'd be too senile to remember just what he just played, then starts playing the same game again. Ideally this happens right after he completed a game, but if could just be in the middle of the playthrough.

Thus further strengthening his argument. :P

Not really, because this way you'd only need one game forever, not a backlog of a thousand.

You don't really need to be that old though, and this isn't too far off base for many of us lol. I only have 700+ games on steam or so, but I also have 400+ ps3/4, xbox360,wii games, not to mention my portable games (DS/psp etc) and all the games I have for my ipad. I have enough games to play nonstop for 50+ years easily at this point, without ever getting another game, or factoring online games (Which I have quite a few of as well).

I'm married, so this isn't an option for me, but honestly you only need about $500 a month or so to set yourself up with a rented room somewhere, and internet access, and that would include food and netflix thrown in as well (or hulu). Honestly I can imagine seeing many people "retiring" at a fairly early age and just setting themselves up to play games for the rest of their life if they don't have a family or don't want one. If you save up for 10 years and invest your money, you could retire easily by 30 and just play video games for the rest of your life. Not suggesting anyone does that (and i'm far past 30 myself, married for over 15 years), but when I was 30 or so...I woulda been tempted if I had as many games then as I do now (and I had a good amount of money saved as I hadn't gotten married yet...which is expensive heh).

If I was 30 now, with 100k+ saved and as many hours of gaming available to me as I have now...I might never have met my wife, gone back to school to get a masters degree, started teaching etc. I could easily have been tempted by the dark side of gaming and wasted the rest of my life. Don't give in to temptation!! Resist the games and live a life with meaning!!

Now, THIS is a retirement plan I can get behind... if said games are DRM-free so that I don't have to pay for [constant] internet access...

Other than that, I got nothing... but time on my hands... :p *rimshot fail*

 

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