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Games: Make money playing video games
Learn how you can play games for money in this article. Find out the general things you can do to make money simply by playing a game. Make money playing video games on a regular basis through the information in this article.
This article is actually based on an earlier article, however this one further focuses on the general gaming side and adds new ways to make money by playing games with existing information being updated.
Money from playing games is a drop in the ocean
The money from playing video games is miniscule compared to the real money that you could otherwise be making.
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Becoming a game company’s game tester
Being a video game tester is usually a more steady way of making money playing video games. Usually you would work for a game development company and test video games before they are released.
The plus side is that the income would be far more stable than using the other methods listed. The downside however is that the income is usually a bit on the small side, so you would need to support the income with something else.
Being a video game tester may generate a relatively low income, but it is usually consistent and acts as a nice boost to your main income stream. At the same time it may act as a starting point for you to do other tasks within the company and gain more money.
You would usually find work as a game tester at a game development company, especially the big ones which produce multi-million dollar games. You might have to start with the small companies first, but with persistence you could be testing the big-budget games and playing them before everyone else!
Winning video game competitions
Winning game competitions is no small feat. Should you however attain mastery of a game such as StarCraft or Quake against other players you could stand to win incredible cash prizes and have your name known across the (video gaming) globe.
Video game competitions are incredibly competitive as everyone knows. Any serious competitors must train on their game day after day, honing their skills with endless practice. This is a very hard world to survive in, and you will be continually tested by the best players in the world in major competitions for whatever game you choose.
Not many choose this path, and should you succeed and win competitions against others you’ll have to remember that this will be temporary. Players usually retire at a relatively early age as their reaction times and responses can’t keep up with younger players.
Basically video game competitions are a chance for you to burn brightly for a (relatively) brief while, before retiring and choosing something else to do.
I recommend you check out these sites for competitions:
Global Gaming League – Has high-stakes tournaments, and membership is free
Cyberathlete Professional League – The world’s first computer gaming sports league
QuakeCon – Conducts LAN competitions in North America, and attracts people from all over the world
Bare basics of game journalism
Game journalists can make money playing video games on a regular basis.
There are three main areas the game journalist can write about:
-Firstly, they can write reviews on video games
-Secondly, they can conduct reports and discussion on the games industry
-Thirdly, they can discuss game design itself
Game journalism is not for everyone. There are too many things you need to know to become a successful game journalist to list here.
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I hope you have enjoyed reading this article as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I wish you all the best on making money and having fun from video games.
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