Peter Molyneux and the £50,000 Chisel.

#1 Posted by GeoffPeterson1 (34 posts) -
#2 Posted by Ramone (2959 posts) -

This sounds exactly like a Peter Molydeux idea, maybe they were the same person all along.

#3 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

Is that whole article a joke? It has to be a joke, right? The Once and Future Molyneux can't really have been reduced to this nonsense.
 
As a critique of shitty game design, I get it (Cow Clicker basically made the same point already: people are fucking idiots), but as an old fan of Molyneux, I was hoping he would stop wasting his time and his talent.

#4 Posted by Slay3r1583 (600 posts) -

I would pay $77,000 if the cube contained Peter Molyneux's liver-spotted balls. Well if I had an extra $77,000 I could just throw away like that anyway.

#5 Posted by SuperSambo (2853 posts) -

Its not a game, but an experiment into humans.

Seems like a good idea really. What is inside the box?!?

#6 Posted by stinky (1543 posts) -

how many MS points can you add at once? $75?

in any case i am not curious about the contents of the digital box at all.

#7 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

I bet someone like Notch buys it just for lols.

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#8 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

This could be very a clever way to reveal some new project. Alternately it could be a great joke if it contained his balls.

#9 Edited by Marz (5642 posts) -

Think i'd rather just build a super computer with that money. 
 
the only possible reward i think seems worthy is that Molyneux gives the last person to reveal what's inside, all of the money that was put in to uncover it, sort of like a lottery.  

#10 Posted by Bollard (5248 posts) -

How awful would it be if you bought that chisel, and then didn't get to be the person who sees what's inside the cube?

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#11 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (414 posts) -

The comments on that article seem to miss the point.

A lot of people saying he's doing it purely for money, hence why the diamond chisel is £50,000. If it was purely for money, then there'd be more than one of them, and the amount for it would still be 'crazy', but also a lot less, something like £500. There'd also be more types of chisel with prices between 99p and £500.

That's how I'd do it at least.

Either way, sounds interesting.

#12 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Will the chisel eventually have DLC? Or do we run out of things to chisel after we've opened the box?

#13 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Why not? He just wants to see if anyone is stupid enough to buy it.

#14 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Anyone stupid enough to buy it deserves to buy it. It's like joining Scientology.

#15 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -
@BirdkeeperDan said:

This could be very a clever way to reveal some new project. Alternately it could be a great joke if it contained his balls.

And the new project will be called Hope. 
 
Or it could be his balls.
#16 Posted by ShaggE (6331 posts) -

I like it, but then, "crazy Molyneux" is my favorite Molyneux.

And yeah, it's probably his balls.

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#17 Edited by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

*sings*

I've got me golden dickhead..

#18 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

Someone should start a kickstarter. Or you know, just be Notch.

In reality, it should be an automatic donation to charity. then it's less evil.

#19 Posted by Droop (1828 posts) -

Quick! Someone make this in Minecraft!

#20 Posted by Wampa1 (626 posts) -

I can't tell which Molyneux I like better, Crazy Peter who makes bizarre "projects" I'd never want to play. Or Bullfrog era...

#21 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

@MegaMetaTurtle: There are more types of chisel I think from the other article I read.

But yeah, I can understand what the point of this project is. Whoever manages to open the box will have a hell of a time confirming he's legit when he's posting it online.

#22 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4630 posts) -

Genius. I'm glad Molyneux got out out Microsoft's clutches and can just do crazy shit like this.

#23 Edited by Toxeia (728 posts) -

@Jack266 : If it were me that landed the last chiseling blow I wouldn't tell anyone. I'd hold onto it and watch the reactions as the internet slowly went insane trying to get information and other people started making up shit about what they got out of it.

#24 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (414 posts) -
@Jack268 The article says there's a free chisel, a 69p one and then the £50,000 one, from my understanding.

All I really meant was there's a better way of monetizing this, if that's what he was going for.
#25 Posted by Pie (7053 posts) -

It would be cool if loads of people cracked it open and they all see different things leading to people trying to prove that everyone else is lying and that they saw what was truly in the box

#26 Posted by Grilledcheez (3943 posts) -

I can't wait to open it and never tell anybody what it was.

#27 Posted by artgarcrunkle (970 posts) -

Using a chisel is more fun than playing Fable so whatevs.

#28 Posted by Hunter5024 (5539 posts) -

@Slay3r1583 said:

I would pay $77,000 if the cube contained Peter Molyneux's liver-spotted balls. Well if I had an extra $77,000 I could just throw away like that anyway.

Damn it! I knew someone would make the joke before I got here.

#29 Posted by hussatron (189 posts) -

I'm hoping that some random person who doesn't really know what they're doing manages to break open the box and doesn't share the information with anybody.

#30 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

This is amazing. I see this and think of people like Freud studying people's minds to better understand the human psyche, I hope he learns some interesting information and shares it (e.g. information about clicking habits, how long people clicked, how frequently, if people got more and more addicted and increased their clicks per day, this is extremely interesting to me.)

#31 Posted by ztiworoh (731 posts) -

This is brilliant. It's not a game meant to be fun really, but a look into the psychological aspects of curiosity in a consumer society. It's like a commentary on pay-to-get-ahead models in free to play games. Sure, you can pay a ton of money to get to the end faster, but is it worth it?

#32 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

(Cow Clicker basically made the same point already: people are fucking idiots)

I just read up on Cow Clicker and now I'm really sad.

Anyway, there will be nothing in the box, but disappointment.

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