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#1 Posted by getgaming (28 posts) -

So people if you could have your dream job in the gaming industry what would it be ?

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#2 Posted by jimi (1149 posts) -

My dream job wouldn't be in the gaming industry, I would want to be a web developer.

In the games industry I guess designer or concept artist.

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#3 Posted by Humanity (16222 posts) -

@Jimi said:

My dream job wouldn't be in the gaming industry, I would want to be a web developer.

In the games industry I guess designer or concept artist.

Thats my choice. Please give it back.

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#4 Edited by Sumbog (569 posts) -

I can't draw, writing code sucks, designing could be cool, QA is a shitty job- I would wanna be a CEO of a multi-national conglomerate... Because everything else in the game industry kinda blows.

Edit: My true dream job is to be a Space Pirate.

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#5 Posted by Duncs (48 posts) -

I would really like to work on the numbers side of the industry - possibly something like financial strategy / analysis. No idea what kind of work there is like that in the industry or how to get to it, though...

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#6 Posted by Buscemi (1125 posts) -

I would inherit billions from a distant uncle who randomly chose me as his heir, and the job would be spending it all on stupid shit.

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#7 Posted by Winternet (8397 posts) -

Creative director. That sounds like a whole lot of fun.

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#8 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Movie directing or editing. Actually any kind of directing and editing, commercials, TV, movies, web, whatever.

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#9 Edited by Branthog (5777 posts) -

@getgaming said:

So people if you could have your dream job in the gaming industry what would it be ?

It wouldn't be in the game industry. I assume that part of the dream means making a lot of money and while some key people make ridiculous bank, most don't. Most are competing with the hordes of other people that want to make a living "having fun". It's kind of like being a starving artist. If everyone could make a fantastic living drawing cartoons singing in a rock band, everyone would be doing it, because it's lots of fun.

I'm already at about 80% of my dream job as it is, but if money weren't an issue (just assuming I was ridiculously wealthy and therefore was less having a gaming job and more doing anything I wanted to in gaming, period) . . . then I would put together a team making the most in-depth MMO that would be expected to last decades. It wouldn't just be "red side versus blue side", but would cater to people wanting to play combat style or people just wanting to run a shop or just about anything else. It'd have a staff of content writers working non-stop and a team constantly working on improving/replacing the engine so that the game was always competitive with other modern games. Then again, I'd probably get really bored of that, too.

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#10 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

Playing striker for Arsenal......

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#11 Posted by Gabriel (4136 posts) -

I want to work for Sega and be the one to kill Sonic, cause someone has to.

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#12 Posted by Ketchupp (687 posts) -

I would write the zombie dialogue.

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#13 Posted by Sjosz (489 posts) -

I pretty much already have my dream job.

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#14 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

Voice-overs for cartoons.

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#15 Edited by KaramonD (67 posts) -

My wife and I went to Ireland last year to visit some of her family. It's so gorgeous there I tried to get her onboard with relocating there for a financial analyst position at Bioware, Ireland. I've got all the XP for the job but it fell flat. Relocating for a dream job is hard with two kids and a mortgage payment...... sigh...

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#16 Edited by Justin258 (14374 posts) -

My personal dream job would be spending all of my money.

...what? You don't think that multi-billionaires don't have trouble finding ways to blow their cash, do you?

Unfortunately, I'm just a lower middle class/working class fellow. Shit.

Anyway, my dream job - as in, an actual job and not one that requires the purchase of multiple 24kt gold shitters - would probably be a games journalist. Not one for something like IGN (are you fucking kidding me?), something more like Giantbomb. That, to me, would be pretty fun. I don't doubt that they have their bad days, but I also don't doubt that this would be a good job.

Or a video game writer for a good game developer, but that's one of those one-in-a-million rockstar-type jobs. The ones that only a select very lucky few manage to get.

@BraveToaster said:

Voice-overs for cartoons.

Or that. Yeah, that would be awesome. I would do anime dubs. No real talent even required, just a high cheese threshold.

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#17 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

Wait, can I change mine? I want to be the GB in-house fluffer.

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#18 Posted by James_ex_machina (982 posts) -

Dream job… if I had real musical talent I'd pick singer in band that's hard rock/metal.
Otherwise I don't really care…about work as long as its not boring and I get to fix stuff.

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#19 Posted by UlquioKani (1372 posts) -

Creative Director and Lead Programmer, My 1 and half years of A-level programming in Visual basic should come in handy. Also I want to be music picker guy even though I would fuck that up badly.

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#20 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

My dream job would have nothing really do to with the gaming industry, I'm skilled in no area of any of it.

I can change nappies hella quick though!

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#21 Posted by jimi (1149 posts) -

@UlquioKani: It would come in handy if you used it to learn a real language. Also what course did you do? My A-Level computing was 2 years of Java

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#22 Posted by BoG (5390 posts) -

My dream job isn't in the gaming industry. If I were to choose a job in the industry, I would want to just spit out ideas all day so that coders in slave-like conditions can program my every thought into something awesome.

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#23 Posted by Brendan (9042 posts) -

My dream job isn't in the gaming industry.

I would want to own a company that makes something cool. Something like owning a few Jugo Juices in Singapore would be awesome (not as crazy as it sounds). Having the capital to develop a cool product that I'm passionate about would allow me to have the resources to invest in things I care about. People like Bill Gates (and those who have money but are much less rich) invest in things like algae oil that creates oxygen as a part of it's production process. Electric charging stations, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, stuff like that would be my dream. I'm not scientist, but it would be cool to support that stuff and still be a part of it somehow using the things I'm good at.

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#24 Posted by Maginnovision (788 posts) -

I already have it. I fix the gaming industries BMW's.

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#25 Edited by jgf (404 posts) -

As I like programming and solving problems, it would naturally be on the game engine side. Cranking out the hottest new game engine together with Carmack as a mentor. That would be so cool :)

But on the other hand. Whenever you turn your hobby into a job, you gonna lose your hobby...

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#26 Posted by hermberger (123 posts) -

Whiskey Media Live Audience Laugh Track.

I sit next to everyone during every video and laugh at the funny parts.

Because I'm really good at that.

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#27 Posted by Mahonay (842 posts) -

I'd love to be apart of a gaming editorial site, similar to Giant Bomb.

I don't have any particular skills that would make me a prime candidate. Unless someone is in need of an office manager or someone to head company purchasing. Me and my boring office skills.

I have been working in commercial post production for 5 years so I am familiar with professional video editing at least. Also the obligatory "uhhh I know a lot about video games".

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#28 Posted by CaptainCody (1551 posts) -

@Hizang said:

My dream job would have nothing really do to with the gaming industry, I'm skilled in no area of any of it.

I can change nappies hella quick though!

You could be the token gay guy! Just stand around and stuff.

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#29 Posted by Zor (747 posts) -

My dream job would be System designer... and it isn't because i think i have good ideas, but more that i just want to play games that i want to play... and it would be great to have some positive influence on a game's development

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#30 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

The job where I get payed a lot for sitting on my ass playing games, watching TV and movies, and having copious amounts of sex with beautiful women.

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#31 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4312 posts) -

Nah I dont think Ill ever be happy in the gaming industry... 
 
If I could become a rapper like J Cole then yes, that would be my dream job

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#32 Posted by Nightriff (7122 posts) -

Dream Job is winning the lottery, getting a nice little place, getting a reliable car, getting a fantastic TV, PC, sound system, etc., pair of golf clubs, and live the rest of my life off the interest. That's my dream job

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#33 Posted by _Zombie_ (1483 posts) -

Dream job isn't in the gaming industry, but in the comic one. Would live to be a comic writer. Regardless, it'd be nice to be able to help write plots/settings/characters for games.

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#34 Posted by RetroVirus (1642 posts) -

Dream game job: creative director. Real life? I would be the research head for a biotechnology corporation.

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#35 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

voice actress :3 but part of that dream is making my voice not sound terrible, so there's that

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#36 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -

@Buscemi said:

I would inherit billions from a distant uncle who randomly chose me as his heir, and the job would be spending it all on stupid shit.

I can here to post something just as lazy, but slightly less creative than this. So, I'll just take it as my own.

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#37 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

My dream job would actually be an author of history books. In the gaming industry, probably writer.

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#38 Posted by SSully (5283 posts) -

Just get me a coding job at Valve, Naughty Dog, or Blizzard and I will be a very happy man.

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#39 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

I like designing games and working on game design docs. That and designing UI's. I picked up the designing UI's thing from college when I got tasked with being the one that had to make the UI for our game and I can never look at a UI without nit picking every aspect of it to all holy hell since then.

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#40 Posted by Hector (3547 posts) -

Movie director. I'd mostly do Sci-Fi movies.

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#41 Posted by WhyBeAre (74 posts) -

Super dream, although it will likely sound odd to nearly everyone I would love to work on designing the cores and coverstocks of bowling balls. less dreamy, but still a dream is working on video games but I have so little hope I won't even consider what position I would be best suited for.

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#42 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6420 posts) -

Writing for the press in the industry.

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#43 Edited by fishmicmuffin (1057 posts) -

I'd want to be a creative - a Ken Levine or David Jaffe type. No idea if I would be good at it but I think it would be the most enjoyable. 
 
My dream job outside of the industry would be anything I could do where I would be intellectually challenged every day when I went to work. I also wouldn't want something with insane hours. 

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#44 Posted by Sunjammer (1112 posts) -

Being a web developer is the last job in the world anyone should want. That's actually on my list of things I will *kill* to never have to go back to.

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#45 Posted by Bwast (1376 posts) -

I want to be Peter Molyneux's liver spots.

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#46 Posted by getgaming (28 posts) -

And of course my dream job is to become a Gaming a Jounlist write reviews for gamemaster. And after doing that for a while I would want to get a job at ginx tv reporting and maybe while im there I could teach aoife to finally say owl right. XD

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#47 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -
@Hizang said:

My dream job would have nothing really do to with the gaming industry, I'm skilled in no area of any of it.

I can change nappies hella quick though!

Something to do with cool baby? 
 
My dream job wouldnt be in the gaming industry,  i would LOVE to be the next David Attenborough. 
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#48 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (598 posts) -

@believer258 said:

My personal dream job would be spending all of my money.

...what? You don't think that multi-billionaires don't have trouble finding ways to blow their cash, do you?

Unfortunately, I'm just a lower middle class/working class fellow. Shit.

Anyway, my dream job - as in, an actual job and not one that requires the purchase of multiple 24kt gold shitters - would probably be a games journalist. Not one for something like IGN (are you fucking kidding me?), something more like Giantbomb. That, to me, would be pretty fun. I don't doubt that they have their bad days, but I also don't doubt that this would be a good job.

Or a video game writer for a good game developer, but that's one of those one-in-a-million rockstar-type jobs. The ones that only a select very lucky few manage to get.

@BraveToaster said:

Voice-overs for cartoons.

Or that. Yeah, that would be awesome. I would do anime dubs. No real talent even required, just a high cheese threshold.

Personally, I thought you'd be an alchemist. Shit, the ability to turn shit metal into gold? Maybe not what Ed had on his mind for it, but still...

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#49 Posted by Alexandruxx (248 posts) -

Web developer for me.

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#50 Posted by inkerman (1493 posts) -

Yeah I probably wouldn't want to work in the game industry, if I did, it would be as something in creative, probably writing the stories or concepts. I can neither draw nor programme, but I'd love to be able to tell those guys my ideas.