It’s no surprise. Every hardcore gamer wants to get into the Game Industry. To the hardcore, the Game Industry is a Shangri-la where they believe they’ll get to play video games all day, be declared genius Game God by other hardcore gamers (this is their life dream), but most important of all the wish is to make-believe all these years of playing games wasn’t just wasted life. A job in the Game Industry would turn all those game playing years into an asset.
Every hardcore gamer harbors the dream of getting into the Game Industry. No matter what they tell you, all of them have at least three or four ‘genius’ game ideas stashed away in their heads. The dream of playing games for a living with the possibility for becoming a Game God is so attractive that the hardcore will seek every possible route in order to break into the Game Industry. They want this so badly that some hardcore will even apply for QA jobs!
Universities noticing the hardcore trying to get into the Game Industry but refusing to take courses in Computer Science, Industrial Design, business courses, history, literature, or anything else have set up ‘Game Design Classes’ where the students play old games no one plays anymore, get lectures about ‘gaming history’, and then discuss Game Industry gossip. Once graduating, the hardcore get hired at QA positions.