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A disheartening look at the labor practices of the video game industry

A disheartening look at the labor practices of the video game industry

The problem isn't that working long hours for little pay happens in the world of video games, that sort of thing happens in nearly every industry. The fact that it is expected, treated as mandatory, and seen as normal is the issue. You should be able to have a career in video games without giving up the entirety of your personal life.

This story does a great job of looking at this issue from a number of angles, and then suggests a few solutions. I don't think anything is going to change, as there are too many people lined up to take a job, any job, as soon as it is offered, but we're losing the insight of people who have lives, families, and a balanced existence.

The more your life revolves around video games and little else, the less you're going to have to say about anything. Unfortunately, a career in this business often doesn't leave much room for any real growth.