If you guys won a 1 billion straight cash (after all taxes taken out and whatever) what would you do? Would you keep it all? Build a video game company? What would you do?
Basically, if I won 1 billion in straight cash (US dollars), I'd see about buying an american NFL football franchise (despite the fact they are all in the billions for value). I'd see if i can buy a 51% share into one. Then i'd treat it like my own game and do with the team what I want.
Or . . . the reality is, i'd probably give away hundreds of millions but then I'd either establish a videogame company or see If I can buy one. Perhaps, Ubisoft, Zenimax, Bethesda, maybe CCP. I'd see what I can do with their games with a ton of cash flow.
I detest mobile games as shallow addicting money grabs, so it would likely be PC only. I'd probably try to make the best MMO ever. But it would be a totally unique experience. Well, i'd also get the Star Wars IP if they'd allow it and make it a starwars game like a cross between a sandbox on the planet and EVE.
I'd also invest in making a TV series based in the Star Wars IP, but I doubt Disney would allow that. If they don't, I'd sponsor a TV show with GoT budget but in a different book series. Perhaps, Forgotten Realms, wheel of time (even though I hated the books) or something else.
The likely conclusion is that I'd lose hundreds of millions of dollars, but it would still be fun. I enjoy life as it is, I don't really need a billion dollars, so if I lost 99.5% of it, I wouldn't really care because the 5 million after it, is enough to make me happy.
So what would you do? Thanks for listening. . . .
PS: I also made this thread because I couldn't possibly care less about the true definition of an MMO, I don't even see why any person cares, just play the game if you like it or not. Leave definitions to semantic blowhards in the academic world.
PS: I don't think GoT is the best series ever, I think it has 2 things that are unique that I don't know why other sci-fi shows don't follow.
A) 1st unique thing is the huge budget.
2nd unique thing is that there is no clear line of delineation between good and evil. There are only two polarizing figures and everyone else is somewhere in between.
I just hate books in which the evil side is clear and the good side is clear. The reality is that both sides are always the "good side" as they see themselves. They always see the other side as "evil".