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(Mirror.co.uk)   17-year-old makes more than $50,000 a year playing GTAV, even though he's not old enough to legally buy the game (pics)   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 20
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2014-04-03 09:47:05 AM
Hooker farming.
 
2014-04-03 11:07:14 AM
Well thats good and all but in the video he said he found a sea monster skeleton. Looked more like a whale. He should spend some of that money going back to school.
 
2014-04-03 11:08:09 AM
Two thousand pounds profit from ads a month from 140,000 subscribers?  Bull. shiat.  My friend works at a news station and they get something like a few cents per thousand views from their ads.
 
2014-04-03 11:15:17 AM
Asshole is trolling PC users in that photo.
 
2014-04-03 11:29:06 AM

Shakin_Haitian: Two thousand pounds profit from ads a month from 140,000 subscribers?  Bull. shiat.  My friend works at a news station and they get something like a few cents per thousand views from their ads.


A quick visit to his Youtube and Facebook pages shows he has sponsors.
 
2014-04-03 11:30:49 AM

Shakin_Haitian: Two thousand pounds profit from ads a month from 140,000 subscribers?  Bull. shiat.  My friend works at a news station and they get something like a few cents per thousand views from their ads.


FTFA:  Fred's YouTube channel boasts almost 2.5million unique visitors per month and has over 140,000 subscribers
 
2014-04-03 12:02:36 PM
Um, is it really *illegal* for a 17 year old to buy it?

/srs question - I assume from the url he's under PEGI standards, and I haven't read those in 10 years
//nor did I RTFA, this being Fark
 
2014-04-03 01:03:03 PM

GRCooper: Um, is it really *illegal* for a 17 year old to buy it?

/srs question - I assume from the url he's under PEGI standards, and I haven't read those in 10 years
//nor did I RTFA, this being Fark


Quite possibly under British law.

Note that it is unconstitutional to actually legally enforce any rating system (video game, movie, etc.) in the United States, although most stores (as a matter of policy) won't sell M Rated games to minors.
 
2014-04-03 01:03:35 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-03 02:33:05 PM
A year?  That's impressive considering the game came out 8 months ago...
 
2014-04-03 05:08:44 PM

Oysterman: A year?  That's impressive considering the game came out 8 months ago...


Extrapolation, how the fakr does it work??
 
2014-04-03 05:48:38 PM

Ann Coulter's Diiick: Oysterman: A year?  That's impressive considering the game came out 8 months ago...

Extrapolation, how the fakr does it work??


In this case? Not well. His earnings from ads will ebb and flow with his popularity AND the time of year, making any sort of projection about as reliable as numbers pulled from the brown department.

But do carry on!
 
2014-04-03 06:30:41 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-03 07:29:29 PM
Subby doesn't understand money conversion.
 
2014-04-03 07:33:19 PM
So he's gotten a fraction as popular as rich as PewDiePie has, for doing the same thing?  This is a news story?
 
2014-04-03 09:35:02 PM

Geotpf: GRCooper: Um, is it really *illegal* for a 17 year old to buy it?

/srs question - I assume from the url he's under PEGI standards, and I haven't read those in 10 years
//nor did I RTFA, this being Fark

Quite possibly under British law.

Note that it is unconstitutional to actually legally enforce any rating system (video game, movie, etc.) in the United States, although most stores (as a matter of policy) won't sell M Rated games to minors.


As of 2012, the UK started enforcing the PEGI rating system - however, only brick-and-mortar businesses selling games to inappropriate customers can be prosecuted. The customers themselves can't be prosecuted, and neither can online businesses (the credit card required for such purchases is considered regulation enough.) So, unfortunately, no, it's not illegal for him to possess it - it's just illegal for him to buy it, in person, at a GameStop or some such. He can have an adult buy it for him, and he's quite welcome to use his parent's credit card to buy it online.
 
2014-04-03 10:40:27 PM
fark that guy
 
2014-04-03 11:56:20 PM
His day will come...
 
2014-04-04 08:20:48 AM
I wonder where those other 10,000$ come from...
 
2014-04-04 04:28:06 PM
And still no PC version announcement..
 
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