No Man’s Sky Superfan Paid $1,300 For Leaked Copy, Brags With Uploaded Gameplay Videos

Is it possible to love a game too much? One reddit user may be testing the fanboy limits. Redditor daymeeuhn reportedly paid $1,300 for a leaked copy of No Man’s Sky and then bragged about it with videos of gameplay.

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Daymeeuhn claims he bought the game from a seller on eBay and had it shipped via FedEx. He proved that he did so through a video on DailyMotion of him opening and installing the game. Sean Murray of Hello Games warned viewers on the No Man’s Sky Twitter account that they would see a bunch of spoilers if they chose to watch Daymeeuhn’s video.

So why would someone pay $1,300 for a game that will be released in a few short days? Daymeeuhn remarked, “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.”

Daymeeuhn also responded to anyone who could potentially argue that he should be spending his money of nobler causes instead. He added, “I'm not down in Africa like celebrities adopting kids and building villages, but I do what I can. If someone ever asks me if I want to donate to (insert whatever cause here) in anything I do in my daily life, I always snap say yes. I don't just waste money on silly video games, I use it for good too. It's a balance.”

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No Man’s Sky is an action-adventure survival video game. Players will get to explore a  procedurally generated deterministic open universe, which supposedly  includes over 18 quintillion planets. The game will be available on PS4 in North America on August 9th and in Europe on August 10th. A Window’s PC version will be available worldwide on August 12th.