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Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's been a loooong time.


Well, seeing as I have not updated this blog since I made it, I figure I might as well today. I really don’t have anything to say right now other then I’m bored out of my mind. I’m currently taking a break from school in order to avoid the idiocy that what my classmates. Who knew game design classes were a good way to find dumb people? On the bright side, it did make me feel better about myself and my own creative abilities.
A lot of people see Game Design being offered at the collage I go to and think, “hey! I like playing video games, this would be a great job for me!”. Sadly Mr.Random high schooler, but your wrong. Just because you don’t have an overly negative Kill/Death ratio in Call of Duty does not mean your cut out to design games. Most people go into the program with this mentality and the most they can do is design square levels with stick figures. Hell, most kids don’t even know what they want to do in the game industry, they just signed up for the classes because the words video and game were in the title and thought it would be okay. You need to research the field and industry as a whole in figure out where you can apply your talents. (assuming you have them) Otherwise the most your life will amount to is a shitty logo on a blog page nobody cares about while you work a dead end job pushing carts and a local food store.
Video game design is a shit ton of work you probably never imagined existed. Sadly no designer in the world can just pull games out of their ass and the ones that try fail. Even the worst games required some actual effort. Also, for the record. Those adds on Facebook with the scantly clad females holding controls and advertising degree’s playing games? Those are a lie. The only job where all you really do is play a game is Q&A testing. Which is basically 40 hours a week of testing an Xbox port of board games and children games. So when you see those ads, remember. ITS A TRAP!
Thank you for reading this angry rant.