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Re: Video games as the way of life

by saturnfan Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:03 pm

Working for a large videogaming magazine like Game Informer or something would be your best shot. However, that will never happen, so as others have said get a job that will grant you an acceptable amount of free time.
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Re: Video games as the way of life

by Joostrevo Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:17 pm

Be a game reviewer or something like CGR :D
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Re: Video games as the way of life

by Erik_Twice Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:12 am

Curlypaul wrote:I believe there is also a living to made from participating in pro gaming tournanments if you are lucky enough to be in a part of the world where these things take place and good enough to win.

Not really. I don't think anyone but a handful of Starcraft players can make a living out of gaming. In fact, the only other game when you can get some money is Counter Strike and that's very little, specially when you have to split it in five parts and you will need the money to pay for other tournaments and stuff.

As said before, the best option is being a game journalist for a magazine. I don't think that people who work for websites get paid enough so as to quit their day job.
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Re: Video games as the way of life

by J T Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:08 pm

On the topic of being a game reviewer:

I suggest you listen to some words of wisdom from Kieron Gillen, so you don't enter the job with any delusions. He is one of the great gaming journalists who stepped down from his post at Rock, Paper, Shotgun a few months ago:
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