2, Issue 5
December 10, 1999
Want to Play Games for a Living?
you havent read this weeks
feature and the interview with my bud, Paul Steed, then dang
boy, get your ass over there and read it. Damn cool interview,
if I do say so myself. And some serious kickass cover
art by Kenneth Scott to go along with it. I love those guys.
On a related note, I bumped into a good female gaming friend in
IRC and she had this to say:
that a classic? She also said that she read the interview and
hyperventilated through the whole thing.
about that. This edition of DTP goes out to all the part-time
gamers out there.
job? School getting you down? Wish you could play games for a
living? Yeah, me too.
say, play games for a living, what Im really
talking about is working in the industry. It doesnt matter
if you work at a game company, write articles for magazines, or
youre really really good at playing games and can actually
make money from winning tournaments. Face it; you play games for
a living. And its great work if you can get it.
on this tirade because the contract is coming up on my current
day job and Ill soon be looking for other employment. No,
Im not talking about loonygames here, because unfortunately
its just a part-time thing, but my other, real work. Im
a validation specialist at a pharmaceutical company, and thats
what pays the bills. And it has to be the most boring job in the
world. For some reason I turned my back on 10 years of computer
experience to get this job, and I guess Im going back now.
Validation work stinks.
do you do for a living? If youre like me then work is a
necessary evil to fuel your personal life. You make money to pay
for your habits, and as life goes on, you seem to have less and
less time for your habits. My personal life is divided between
home, wife, kids, and 5 minutes between 10:55pm and 11:00pm to
play the latest PC game before I hit the bed exhausted. But to
play games for a living! Wouldnt that be sweet?