Curiosity Update Lets Players Pay to Add Cubes

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This might possibly be one of the worst games ever made, mostly because it exploits peoples psyche to extract money out of their wallets while giving them nothing but dissapointment in return. Itīs a black hole that sucks people time and money in the most mundane way possible.

Which is ultimately why it's the perfect social experiment. Its nature as a huge moneygrab is just part of that. For once, Molyneux has more or less delivered on his promises. Not that that is saying much.

I can't help but think that it would be terribly ironic if whoever reached the center got every last cent that everyone spent on the game...

As much as people are hating on Molyneux for this, you've got to admit that this idea is genius. Especially if he is actually making money off this.

It does show how sad human curiosity is sometimes though if people would pay money in the hopes that whatever is in there is going to be good, when in actual fact we all know it can never live up to the hype.

The only way it could live up to the hype is if the contents of the cube are all the profits the "game" has made from people buying things to get to the center of the cube - Which could be a life changing sum.

After all, what else could it possibly be that is life changing?

Ah yes, the "we haven't made nearly enough money to keep this company running, what the fuck do we do?" scheme. Working well, it seems.

Mumorpuger:
Yeah, but a boat is just a boat! The box could be anything!

And cats love boxes

And at the core of the cube is just Peter diving into his own Scrooge McDuck money pit.

Does anyone know how far they've gotten so far?

I am actually curious to find out what is at the center of the damn thing. I bet whoever removes that last block wins a cash prize. That or a series of dirty pictures. Either will do.

Mumorpuger:
Yeah, but a boat is just a boat! The box could be anything!

It could even be a boat! We've always wanted one of those!

OT: This game is like the lottery: it's a tax on stupid people.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Mumorpuger:
Yeah, but a boat is just a boat! The box could be anything!

It could even be a boat! We've always wanted one of those!

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Fuck, ninja'd.

I really am curious as to what's inside. I can't see how so many people can't be. You won't be giving the man money by admitting you wonder what he stuck in the middle of the thing.

Who the hell is giving this lunatic their money?

This is the kind of shit that inspires actual games developers to fill their games full of needless microtransactions, because it's been proven that people will pay for ANYTHING.

Evil Smurf:

Mumorpuger:
Yeah, but a boat is just a boat! The box could be anything!

And cats love boxes

Oh I'm sorry, that's not correct! The answer we were looking for was "It could even be a boat!"

No but seriously, this is the perfect quote for this "idea". An army of Peter Griffins is busy wasting their cash on this, whilst everyone else is just buying actual, tangible things.

Given how well this is selling, I would not be surprised if the next motion controller was a ball of string and a stick attachment for a play with your cat simulator of some kind. I can just envision an army of real cats banding together out of boredom going after the makers in some kind of apocalyptic scenario.

Oh and the price tag for the add on to the official controller would be 79.99+ 29.99 shipping and handling.

Nintendo, I will expect your check for this idea next week.

Obviously, the thing in the cube is Peter Molyneux's balls.

Awesome, let's pay to add, what, 200 million cubelets to the mix. Sounds like my definition of un-fun.

I only boot up Curiosity once or twice a month these days, mostly during bouts of constipation or when lying down with a nosebleed. It's just somewhat futile. What's your highest streak combo bonus you got? Mine is 23411. It does not make me feel good, though, for you can't possibly use more than one finger when going for the combo thing. It's like picking peas from corny poop. The peas still smell of poop, so nothing's gained. Absolutely nothing.

MrBaskerville:
This might possibly be one of the worst games ever made, mostly because it exploits peoples psyche to extract money out of their wallets while giving them nothing but dissapointment in return. Itīs a black hole that sucks people time and money in the most mundane way possible.

Ah, but is that not the core component of pretty much every app/'game' that offers in-game purchases? Think bloody Smurfberries, speed ups in shitty shitty mega shitty Lord of Ultima (aka World of Waitcraft), a Ģ99 vault of nothing in Tekken Card or pretty much anything in any crap game these days. If this horrible excuse for a business model would not work, it simply wouldn't be all over the place. Yeah, shitty moment to be human. I know.

I think this is genius. And it's not like they're trying to trick people into paying for transient rewards. The only reason to pay is because you choose to do so. It's a pretty fascinating idea, and I'm Curious to see how that plays out.

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