Los Angeles Times: "Since landing his first job in the video game industry in 1992 as a salesman at Capcom Co., Justin Berenbaum never wanted for work -- until this month."
is bringing everyone down. The only safe jobs are the health fields now.
Yeah.I have worked as a radiologist for a few years now and its a stable job. Sorry to see videogame developers losing work.I figured after the Wii Fit and GTA4 numbers that the industry would pull through.
Health fields and police work. I can imagine gamers calling people n00bs on the job.
lol that would be funny. "put your safety on noob" lol
It's time to hire game programmers for cheap, if you got the cash. A good incentive would be a stake in their own company.
I was thinking of getting into game development, but perhaps that would be a very poor choice. Perhaps I'm just better off developing a small game by my self.
I would agree with you, if we were in 1983-1990...
You know I got a feeling this is going to spur new development with all these talented mofos, out of work. I imagine 2 years form now some will be looking to build there new studios with new independent gaming. I know it's sucks right now but sometimes this is what takes place. People find each other in rough times and create new and fresh things/ideas. Rise from the ashes..as soon as small businesses get back on their feet and Banks begin to lend again. On another Note I bet you getting a job to develop for the Wii will skyrocket because of the cheaper cost. Even Sony had to get cheaper dev kits to maintain.
yeah man i hope so. I have a lot of friends that major in these fields thats why im so concerned. Im thinking of buying that dev kit for $2000 and getting them together to make something.
So the gaming industry its recession proof right? When you don't know the answer to a question, the answer is almost always 'money,' because in the way we live this days in the end, everything comes down to money. Well one company its going to have a hard time next year if they don't pull an spectacular xmas sale for their console & video game division. I am helping them this xmas with a console and 2 copies (Sigma 1 & 2)
They aren't the only ones...
To be honest, the gaming industry is actually booming in these unstable global times. The problem is with companies who produce/publish poor games. With the Internet wide spread, and such a high competition in the market, if you create shoddy games, then its game over (no pub intended) - Haze, and Midday are prime examples. Flower, a PSN game, made a profit on its first game on PSN (or was this pixel junk eden??). Believe me, outside of the public sector, the games industry is still on the best to be in, even now!
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