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Modern_Legend

1. Posted:

As question asks already, do you hope/want to obtain a career as a gaming journalist, programmer, graphics designer, or any other career in the field? when your older. If you already are older and are in this career path, do you plan to stay with your gaming career?

For me, no. I want to be a doctor, most preferably right now, a pediatrician. I also like writing and journalism though, but that is more of my freelance hobby than a career for me.

Edit Seeing as apparently some people other than mods have careers on this path, tell us what your career (i.e. are you a designer, graphics guy, programmer, tester) is out of interest :)

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Corbs

2. Posted:

No way! :P

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Modern_Legend

3. Posted:

Corbie wrote:

No way! :P

Do you get paid for this site? I thought it was just something u did for free/fun

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Corbs

4. Posted:

I don't do anything for free. You think I toss 10-12 hours a day onto a site for fun? :P

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SonicMaster

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Yup. I'm gonna be the founder of BridgeWorks, (after my last name, Bridges) my own developing company. I'll be the president as well as lead developer!

I have trouble finishing games.
Current victims of shelving: Ni no Kuni, Dragon Quest VIII, Ratchet Deadlocked

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SwerdMurd

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does it need to be future tense, or can it be present tense? :)

you'd be surprised how often it can feel like work....and hard, unending work at that...and yeah I'd love to stay on this path if it keeps paying the bills. I have a second job that covers most of the finances, so I can't see any reason not to dedicate myself to it...although as all of old farts know, feelings change as we age :) But yeah, as of right now I'm sticking with this carreer gung-ho style.

@Sonic

hell yeah man. The more the merrier--just know that it isn't writing a 3-page document containing pieces of armor/stats, then the game is magically done....the amount of work that goes into even simple applications is pretty staggering. Just be ready to work for it is all!

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Corbs

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Actually, in all seriousness, I should say I do enjoy working with the people and the developers. That's a perk. And getting games early and the free stuff is nice too.

I guess I just never realized it was so much work before. I thought about playing games and reviewing them and that was about it. I didn't consider administrative stuff, dealing with PR firms, developers, grabbing videos, editing them, putting them up, doing the news, going through tons of press releases, trying to get review and preview copies, commenting on the reviews and the forums, moderating stuff, and all of that stuff.

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Philip_J_Reed

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In all truth, Corbie only joined up with Nintendo Life so he could meet me.

And when you consider the fact that he got here several years before I did, you get an idea of how enthusiastic he was.

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SwerdMurd

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@Corbie

I still don't see how anything pays for PCB boards....I'd rather buy AIDS prescriptions every week then shell out for those things. I would love me some free games though....maybe I can talk the team behind Incoming! into sending me a free copy....they've certainly figured out by now that it's not gonna work as a paid app :)

I want to see them meet the requisite 10,000 sells so they can start making money off of it.

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SonicMaster

10. Posted:

Don't push it Chicken Brutus, you may just lose your shiny white shield! :D

I have trouble finishing games.
Current victims of shelving: Ni no Kuni, Dragon Quest VIII, Ratchet Deadlocked

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Corbs

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Philip speaks the truth, I've been a stalker for a long time. It's just now beginning to pay dividends. FINALLY!

And as for PCB boards, it's about moderation. And many times I end up selling one to buy another. Just depends on how much I like them. But it's a ridiculous hobby when you consider the money it takes to finance it really. :)

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SwerdMurd

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Corb, you're speaking to someone in sound design. Few hobbies involve as much needless tossing-around of money to replace things you have that work 95% as well.

Then again, the fact that I still managed to call attention to your wasteful spending points out how truly massive of a problem it is! ...So can I borrow Deathsmiles? :)

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Sean_Aaron

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No. I think I could pursue some kind of journalistic career, but the fact is that it doesn't pay as well as IT.

It is fun and the odd free game is nice!

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warioswoods

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forgive me

Can you believe we get paid to do this?

Twitter is a good place to throw your nonsense.
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Terra

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I plan to go into gaming for a career, there's nothing else I have a passion for more that's do-able for me. I start college next September and I plan to do Computing for a BTEC course, one with a larger focus on Software and Programming.

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SeniorDingDong

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Well, I signed myself at a college in Trier for "Computer Scienes - Digital Media and Games". Right now I am waiting for their "OK", but I am not sure if that isnt some "breadless art" and that if to study something more "serious" isnt just better.

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JustYourAverageBleh

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when my life was introduced to gaming i began going crazy!
like ..when i grow up
i'll make the next Nintendo Consoles or maybe even if i'm 13 i could make some apps for the DSi
i even have some concept artwork in my drawing book!

my imagination lead me to thinking that i could/will make these games in the future:

Animal Crossing : Wilder World (DS)
Harvest Moon : Back at Mineral Town (DS)
Galaga Wars Advanced (DS)
Pokemon De Luxe Edition (DS)
DSi Next (a Remake of the DSi)
Wii evolve (Wii Remake)
Nintentracks (Nintendo Music Store ..crazy, eh/)
World of Chibi (a mii creator for the DSi)

i have more but i'm on vacation and i don't have my drawing book with me :P

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SonicMaster

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You can make dsi apps when you're 13?

I have trouble finishing games.
Current victims of shelving: Ni no Kuni, Dragon Quest VIII, Ratchet Deadlocked

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ATRUEZELDAFAN

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I am currently going to college to be an English Teacher, however a career in Video Game Journalism is still possible. I am just waiting for an opportunity to get my foot in the door and get some experience under my belt.

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NuevoVida

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I would love to pursue a career in the gaming industry. I don't actually know if I'd be an actual, hands-on game developer but I do have a passion for writing, story telling and drawing. Therefore I might be one who would draw concept art, story board illustrations and also develop character dialog and write a back story for games.

I've looked at the the LA Film School, Digi Pen and Savannah College of Art. I prefer the latter out of them all and my father attended the Atlanta College of Art which now owned and operated by and also is now also apart of the Savannah College of Art.

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