As the release of No Man's Sky nears, Hello Games boss Sean Murray has urged fans to be vigilant and avoid spoilers. Earlier today, one rather rich gamer admitted on Reddit that he'd spent a whopping $1,300 for a pre-release copy on eBay, which he had expedited to him via FedEx today. He's since started uploading videos of his exploits up on Daily Motion, though we suspect that Sony's going to be working hard to shut him down.
The hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 console exclusive's obviously not due out until 9th August, and a clearly disgruntled Murray took to social media, imploring his followers to remain in the dark until release. "We've spent years filling No Man's Sky with surprises," he wrote. "You've spent years waiting. Please don't spoil it for yourself." He added a little sad emoticon at the end to symbolise his dissatisfaction.
Writing on Reddit, daymeeuhn explained why he spent over 20 times the asking price to get his hands on No Man's Sky two weeks early:
I'm a lucky guy. I've done well for myself. I have disposable income and I'm happy in life. I'm in a state of being where I don't look at a purchase and determine the overall value by the price tag, but rather by how much happiness it will bring myself or the people I care about. I'm also very much in a weird state of mind half the time in that I've seen some sh*t, and I've dealt with loss, and I know all too well that too many of us take life for granted. I could die in a car accident tomorrow — who knows? If I did, all that money I had saved up didn't do me a whole lot of good, did it? That's not to say that I'm YOLO spending every cent every day, because I'm not — contrary to what you might believe looking at a purchase like this that some would label with the "completely insane" tag, I'm actually pretty good with money. Most of the time. But that buys me the opportunity to live on the edge a bit with more reckless and crazy purchases when the time comes.
With this copy already out in the wild, it's only a matter of time before more filter out into the public. In other words, it pays to be vigilant if you want to go into the game dark.
[source twitter.com, via reddit.com]
Yep developer says to avoid videos now were all going togo looking for the videos
Was keeping up with this yesterday as it was happening. Most thought it a hoax until he was able to prove it with the box and disc and everything else. A shame really because I want to watch but just can't do it.
Guess I'll have to start being careful about which news sites I go to over the next couple of weeks. Guessing a big juicy NMS spoiler surprise could be an easy pay day story some won't be able to resist publishing.
"You'll never guess what's at the centre of the Galaxy. ."
A potato wearing a jacket?
" very much in a weird state of mind half the time in that I've seen some sh*t, and I've dealt with loss, and I know all too well that too many of us take life for granted. I could die in a car accident tomorrow — who knows? If I did, all that money I had saved up didn't do me a whole lot of good, did it?"
Right where did I leave those car keys?
Well I can't say he's wrong, it's his money....
That said $1300!!!!!
@Punished_Boss_84 I guess there's only so much hookers and blow a guy can do?
Though rationally, I think front row Knick tickets are about $1k a pop, so are Yankees tickets, so this is probably a better investment than either of those the past 2 years.
Jesus, I can't imagine some ending that kind of money on a game. I suppose do whatever makes you happy though.
This has got me even more excited about the game actually. The fact he's warning against spoilers tells me there's a lot more to it than what they've shown so far, whether that's plot-wise or gameplay. And I was already sold anyway.
@DrClayman I had the same reaction, actually.
I don't trust him but I want to.
@DrClayman Same here! I'm now avoiding the NMS sub-reddit as I want to learn and experience it all myself, but all this just ramps my hype level up 10x!! I have the patience to wait another 1.5 weeks... But it'll be tough!
After taking a peek at the 26mins of leaked gameplay, I have to say this has increased my hype. I can see myself playing this game for hundreds, even thousands, of hours. You could spend hours on just one planet. Not going to watch anymore leaked videos, as what I've seen is enough to know that it's gonna be a wide ride.
lol o wow just wait to you play it , it was so hyped that it is a giant disappointment and worse even with out that its so bland and boring and repetitive that its sick they thought this game should cost $90 after tax here in western Canada when it truly feels like a $15 indie game at best . CLAIMER i swear i have never played it not even a demo
Well I once spent just under £800 to get front row tickets to a Kylie Minogue concert so who am I to judge?
Blackout for me
Yeah this makes me much more inclined to pick it up.
I am outrageously excited to get my hands on this game. More because I don't even really know what it is yet. And to see if it can possibly live up to the hype.
@Hellbringer1975 So... You have no valid opinion of the game yet?
@Hellbringer1975 So you haven't played it, but you know everything about it? Also every game in Canada costs that much now. Stop giving Canadians a bad name.
Who exactly did this guy buy it from?
I don't really know what exactly can you spoil in this game but I'm excited!
I have never seen the point in queing up at midnight to see a movie buy a game etc. The guy just wants attention otherwise he would have just played the game in silence instead he is uploading videos, giving interviews etc. Honestly the guy got mugged paying that much for the game even though he is obviously well off. He's not good with money if he pays $1300 for a product that will be worth $60 in 2 weeks time. Thats the opposite of good with money. This guy is a salesman dream.
Spoiler: like every other procedural planet game, you will have pretty much seen it all after 4 hours.
Honestly, if the richie rich guy here only cares about his happiness, why stream it?
@sketchturner that's the bit of detail I'd like to know. I don't care how he spends his money but don't understand the need to share videos, doesn't fit with the rest of his spiel
@get2sammyb Just to go off topic briefly, will there be a review of ABZU before launch, in too minds about preordering because of the discount?
Back to NMS, avoiding spoilers from consumers is one thing, it's when gaming sites talk about before release that's the problem. Eurogamer ruined that Uncharted 4 Easter egg before that came out for example.
Wow, the guy's a douche. Bet he bought it and realised it's bad.
@Bliquid That can be asked why anyone streams videos.
@Xaessya : not really.
@adf86 There will be a review when the embargo lifts. I don't have the date to hand but it's on launch day I think.
May be trying to make money with hit to his video or gain subs. I don't care how much money he has. Putting this public is for personal promotion. A false sense of skill or power by being the first to do it. Spoilers are very much looked down on by most that plan to purchase the product. Some wealthy people buy great works of art and rare items, but never show anyone when it's just something they do to bring joy or make them alone happy.
I've had 'What kind of fool' going round in my head all day so this made me lol 😄👍🏻
He just wants the attention. He's showing all the signs
Yeah I was weak I saw the first five minutes of the game play that he was doing online he got taken down pretty quickly but I have to admit The Sound of Music the atmosphere the weapons, ship it was like different from the gameplay videos we used to yeah I'm going to be spending a lot of time with this game ,oh well vacation time coming up.
@get2sammyb well it will be a incomplete review because the object of the game is to get to the center of the universe so it's not going to be a complete review but it doesn't matter I'll be too lost in the game anyway
@get2sammyb Here is a stupid question regarding the review embargo etc.
Its randomly generated planets wildlife massive galaxy etc. But he dosen't want to spoil it. So day 1 it comes out reviews everywhere so the game is spoiled for everyone that dosent pick it up day 1. Im on holiday that week so game will be ruined for me lol. As soon as I see anything with a review embargo I cancel pre order. You might understand if its a story driven game. But I watched clip game just starts nothing was shown that could ruin game. The only thing I thought was it looked like the planet missions from star trek online. Instead of bashing the guy with money to burn. Shouldn't he be bashing the person that sold it.
Really wanted to play it but the review embargo just ruined the experience for me.
still going buy it
@Anguspuss @j1965 I was responding to @adf86's question about ABZU. I don't know anything about the review embargo for No Man's Sky.
@get2sammyb Sorry my fault for going off topic, I couldn't find an ideal place to ask because I'm in two minds of getting it day one etc.
It's one thing managing to buy a copy early. If that's the case then fine, hope he enjoys it. Uploading the footage I think is a bit of a bad move, as it's clear that Hello Games wanted everyone to have a fresh experience together. You can't stop people of course, but I think it's a shame. Personally I won't watch the videos and will just enjoy the game fresh when I get it.
The dude is a f****** attention seeking a******
Funny thing is, more NMS uploads have appeared on YouTube from other gamers, and no one's removing them (Sony or Hello Games).
The guy who bought this game for $1300 is nutz.
Think about it, he could have taken a sweet vacation for that $1300 and bought the game when he got back for $60.
What a waste...
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