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2014-08-28 03:50:52 PM
Mising plane news network. Heh.
 
2014-08-28 03:51:30 PM
*missing 's' comment poster. D'oh!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-28 04:24:50 PM
I like the new CNN icon. Is Drew drunk?
 
2014-08-28 04:33:29 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-28 06:47:42 PM
well at least he's contributing something useful to Mankind as opposed to what he was doing before.


NOT.
 
2014-08-28 06:50:11 PM
I wonder how much further along society would be if we didn't devote vast resources to make it as appealing as possible to sit on our asses for most of the day.
 
2014-08-28 06:52:10 PM

Linux_Yes: well at least he's contributing something useful to Mankind as opposed to what he was doing before.


NOT.


Wow, someone's been on a grump rampage all over Fark this week.

Haven't you been visited by three ghosts yet?
 
2014-08-28 06:52:46 PM
Good for the dude in the article, but I would NOT want that job path. Games are supposed to be fun, and once you get so good at something (not just good, but able to beat the game every possible way), you become locked into a pattern and it turns into a job.

I hit that with Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Got good; really really really good. And when I tried to deviate from what I always played as, I lost badly. It stops being fun when the only way to win is to constantly play the same mechanics with the same boost. DoTA suffers from that more than anything.
 
2014-08-28 06:52:58 PM
At least he bowed out of active play before his reflexes started going to shiat.

/happens way sooner than it should

//wee nephews kick my arse at Mario Kart Wii, but then losing a round doesn't mean the end of the world to me either, so that probably factors in
 
2014-08-28 06:55:15 PM
I remember when "living the dream" was something different:
www.rox-arts.com
 
2014-08-28 06:57:07 PM
Now I have to find a way to monetize watching porn and drinking beer and I'd gladly work 3 jobs.
 
2014-08-28 06:57:21 PM
Articles like this make me wish President Bush hadn't bailed out the banks in '08,
 
2014-08-28 06:59:12 PM
meh. our generation tends to switch jobs every 5 years or so.

just find a job or career field you dont completely hate...is it really that difficult?
 
2014-08-28 07:00:01 PM

jchuffyman: Now I have to find a way to monetize watching porn and drinking beer and I'd gladly work 3 jobs.


I'm currently doing a drinking-and-fapping internship.  It's unpaid, but I'm gaining valuable experience.
 
2014-08-28 07:01:02 PM
Videogame development is a pathetic enough aspiration for losers, but game playing as a job? It is just sad that people have so little interest in the world and so few goals.
 
2014-08-28 07:01:18 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Good for the dude in the article, but I would NOT want that job path. Games are supposed to be fun, and once you get so good at something (not just good, but able to beat the game every possible way), you become locked into a pattern and it turns into a job.

I hit that with Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Got good; really really really good. And when I tried to deviate from what I always played as, I lost badly. It stops being fun when the only way to win is to constantly play the same mechanics with the same boost. DoTA suffers from that more than anything.


That's why I never got into online gaming, and with shooters in particular. Great, hours of playing the same maps in the exact same way and hopefully we will do that better than the other team.
 
2014-08-28 07:02:55 PM
Enjoy playing Computer Solitaire and Yahtzee daily.  And I'm addicted to reading FARK Main and Political stories and sometimes spend a few hours daily reading these articles.   But I'm almost 55 years old and have never played a video game in my life.  No Pac-Man, Atari, Playstation, Wii nor any other video game.  Am I deprived?
 
2014-08-28 07:03:33 PM

rkiller1: I remember when "living the dream" was something different:
[www.rox-arts.com image 320x257]


That is ridiculous, you can't defend your home with trees that close. You need at least 200 meters one furlong of clear space in order to sight invaders before they can reach your abode. Anything in Dead Man's Land is a target.
 
2014-08-28 07:04:23 PM

rkiller1: I remember when "living the dream" was something different:
[www.rox-arts.com image 320x257]


What's with the Fallout flag?
 
2014-08-28 07:04:25 PM

rkiller1: I remember when "living the dream" was something different:
[www.rox-arts.com image 320x257]


Whar crying eagle, WHAR?
 
2014-08-28 07:05:37 PM

eldie: Enjoy playing Computer Solitaire and Yahtzee daily.  And I'm addicted to reading FARK Main and Political stories and sometimes spend a few hours daily reading these articles.   But I'm almost 55 years old and have never played a video game in my life.  No Pac-Man, Atari, Playstation, Wii nor any other video game.  Am I deprived?


I would say the only thing you have deprived yourself of is maybe some cultural reference. Some games now are so big that they make up a huge portion of pop culture. But the same thing happens if you really aren't into reading or watching movies or things like that. So no...you haven't really deprived yourself of anything.
 
2014-08-28 07:06:22 PM
was that an ad for warcraft?
 
2014-08-28 07:07:06 PM

assjuice: but game playing as a job? It is just sad that people have so little interest in the world and so few goals.


Well like anything else, if you're gonna do it anyway, may as well get paid for it. Wasted a ton of money on college though. Although I'm betting these gaming "jobs" don't last very long.
 
2014-08-28 07:07:27 PM

jchuffyman: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Good for the dude in the article, but I would NOT want that job path. Games are supposed to be fun, and once you get so good at something (not just good, but able to beat the game every possible way), you become locked into a pattern and it turns into a job.

I hit that with Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Got good; really really really good. And when I tried to deviate from what I always played as, I lost badly. It stops being fun when the only way to win is to constantly play the same mechanics with the same boost. DoTA suffers from that more than anything.

That's why I never got into online gaming, and with shooters in particular. Great, hours of playing the same maps in the exact same way and hopefully we will do that better than the other team.


And god help you if you get even on the bottom part of a leaderboard. Then you're doubly screwed - play often and repetatively if you want to keep your space.

/Awesomenauts on Steam is SO bad at that
//Grind for hours against the same 3 combinations of teams
 
2014-08-28 07:08:33 PM

ZAZ: I like the new CNN icon. Is Drew drunk?


I hope so. I like changes like this (the Politics tab becoming "Berghazi").  We need to feed Drew more booze!
 
2014-08-28 07:08:54 PM
What a nerdy story.
This is sure to be a hit here on Fark.

If you are over 20 and still playing video games on a daily basis, you have failed at life.

/game over
 
2014-08-28 07:09:20 PM

eldie: Enjoy playing Computer Solitaire and Yahtzee daily.  And I'm addicted to reading FARK Main and Political stories and sometimes spend a few hours daily reading these articles.   But I'm almost 55 years old and have never played a video game in my life.  No Pac-Man, Atari, Playstation, Wii nor any other video game.  Am I deprived?


Please tell me you at least played pinball.

At the very least. I think seeking out a place that has classic arcade games will do ya some good.
 
2014-08-28 07:09:48 PM

some_beer_drinker: was that an ad for warcraft?


I think you mean starcraft.
 
2014-08-28 07:10:23 PM

packman_jon: ZAZ: I like the new CNN icon. Is Drew drunk?

I hope so. I like changes like this (the Politics tab becoming "Berghazi").  We need to feed Drew more booze!


When I get on fark drunk, all I do is argue with people and say retarded things.

/that is 100% of the time I'm on fark.
 
2014-08-28 07:10:52 PM
This is kind of lame, but so are professional sports and numerous other "professions".

MEH.
 
2014-08-28 07:12:15 PM

I Like Shiny Things: What a nerdy story.
This is sure to be a hit here on Fark.

If you are over 20 and still playing video games on a daily basis, you have failed at life.

/game over


what about on weekends? where do you score the weekend gamer?

/game on!
 
2014-08-28 07:13:10 PM
This is an intolerably stupid headline for many reasons, but what bothers me the most is that it takes the experience of one unusual and gifted man and tries to apply it to millions of people.

This guy majored in biomedical engineering, which I'm guessing a lot of us couldn't do, then worked for a "trading firm in Chicago" (I assume that means some form of commodities trading, also quite challenging), and now he plays video games at a professional level.

I'm guessing when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished dominating college basketball and entered the NBA, no moron wrote an article about him titled:  "Baby Boomers:  Living the Dream."  This headline is just as dumb.
 
2014-08-28 07:13:52 PM

I Like Shiny Things: What a nerdy story.
This is sure to be a hit here on Fark.

If you are over 20 and still playing video games on a daily basis, you have failed at life.

/game over



"It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness." - Robert Menzies
 
2014-08-28 07:15:05 PM

keypusher: This is an intolerably stupid headline for many reasons, but what bothers me the most is that it takes the experience of one unusual and gifted man and tries to apply it to millions of people.

This guy majored in biomedical engineering, which I'm guessing a lot of us couldn't do, then worked for a "trading firm in Chicago" (I assume that means some form of commodities trading, also quite challenging), and now he plays video games at a professional level.

I'm guessing when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished dominating college basketball and entered the NBA, no moron wrote an article about him titled:  "Baby Boomers:  Living the Dream."This headline is just as dumb.


Well he doesn't play video games at a professional level anymore, so there's that.

Jabbar also had to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes. That's hardly living the dream.
 
2014-08-28 07:15:13 PM

I Like Shiny Things: What a nerdy story.
This is sure to be a hit here on Fark.

If you are over 20 and still playing video games on a daily basis, you have failed at life.

/game over


I have a close group of friends. I am in America, one is in the UK, one is in Russia, and one is Thailand. If we have time to organize ourselves over the 12 time zones, we try to have a Left 4 Dead campaign session about once a week. This is the only game we all own, and this is pretty much the only time I ever play games anymore. We also use it as our talk about shiat time. Does that meet your approval?
 
2014-08-28 07:16:29 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Good for the dude in the article, but I would NOT want that job path. Games are supposed to be fun, and once you get so good at something (not just good, but able to beat the game every possible way), you become locked into a pattern and it turns into a job.

I hit that with Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Got good; really really really good. And when I tried to deviate from what I always played as, I lost badly. It stops being fun when the only way to win is to constantly play the same mechanics with the same boost. DoTA suffers from that more than anything.


I don't know video games, but it never happens with chess.

/Yeah, yeah, get off my lawn.
 
2014-08-28 07:21:22 PM
Also, why is it that most of the people who think gaming is a childish hobby and adults shouldn't do it will more than likely spend hours starting at a TV? How is interacting with a TV more childish than only looking at it?
 
2014-08-28 07:21:34 PM

redmid17: keypusher: This is an intolerably stupid headline for many reasons, but what bothers me the most is that it takes the experience of one unusual and gifted man and tries to apply it to millions of people.

This guy majored in biomedical engineering, which I'm guessing a lot of us couldn't do, then worked for a "trading firm in Chicago" (I assume that means some form of commodities trading, also quite challenging), and now he plays video games at a professional level.

I'm guessing when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished dominating college basketball and entered the NBA, no moron wrote an article about him titled:  "Baby Boomers:  Living the Dream."This headline is just as dumb.

Well he doesn't play video games at a professional level anymore, so there's that.

Jabbar also had to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes. That's hardly living the dream.


Do you like movies about gladiators?
 
2014-08-28 07:21:47 PM
I remember when the HERO tag meant something heroic had been done.

/no, I don't
 
2014-08-28 07:21:58 PM

jchuffyman: Also, why is it that most of the people who think gaming is a childish hobby and adults shouldn't do it will more than likely spend hours staring at a TV? How is interacting with a TV more childish than only looking at it?


FTFM
 
2014-08-28 07:26:08 PM

jchuffyman: Also, why is it that most of the people who think gaming is a childish hobby and adults shouldn't do it will more than likely spend hours starting at a TV? How is interacting with a TV more childish than only looking at it?


yeah, i don't see the failure in gaming.

working a 9to5, 5 days a week, for your entire (job eligible) years is more a failure at life to me.

/most all of us are failures by that measure
//whoever set this planet up sure was an asshole.
 
2014-08-28 07:26:14 PM
Doesn't it just mean that this age group is just too lazy to get a real job?

I don't care how much money he makes, he's a one in a million shot. Most gamers I know are just dumbf*cks living off thier parents.
 
2014-08-28 07:27:45 PM
Headline should read;

Millennials are living the dream vicariously through the internet.
 
2014-08-28 07:29:16 PM

UsikFark: redmid17: keypusher: This is an intolerably stupid headline for many reasons, but what bothers me the most is that it takes the experience of one unusual and gifted man and tries to apply it to millions of people.

This guy majored in biomedical engineering, which I'm guessing a lot of us couldn't do, then worked for a "trading firm in Chicago" (I assume that means some form of commodities trading, also quite challenging), and now he plays video games at a professional level.

I'm guessing when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished dominating college basketball and entered the NBA, no moron wrote an article about him titled:  "Baby Boomers:  Living the Dream."This headline is just as dumb.

Well he doesn't play video games at a professional level anymore, so there's that.

Jabbar also had to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes. That's hardly living the dream.

Do you like movies about gladiators?


I have seen grown men naked.

/don't go to the Y if you don't have to
 
2014-08-28 07:30:27 PM

redmid17: UsikFark: redmid17: keypusher: This is an intolerably stupid headline for many reasons, but what bothers me the most is that it takes the experience of one unusual and gifted man and tries to apply it to millions of people.

This guy majored in biomedical engineering, which I'm guessing a lot of us couldn't do, then worked for a "trading firm in Chicago" (I assume that means some form of commodities trading, also quite challenging), and now he plays video games at a professional level.

I'm guessing when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finished dominating college basketball and entered the NBA, no moron wrote an article about him titled:  "Baby Boomers:  Living the Dream."This headline is just as dumb.

Well he doesn't play video games at a professional level anymore, so there's that.

Jabbar also had to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes. That's hardly living the dream.

Do you like movies about gladiators?

I have seen grown men naked.

/don't go to the Y if you don't have to


And those are generally well-aged men as well. I guess if I were that old, I wouldn't give a fark about swinging my dong everywhere.
 
2014-08-28 07:30:36 PM

jchuffyman: Also, why is it that most of the people who think gaming is a childish hobby and adults shouldn't do it will more than likely spend hours starting at a TV? How is interacting with a TV more childish than only looking at it?


Because, unlike you, adults don't watch Futurama when they watch TV...they go for intellectual stuff like Fox News.
 
2014-08-28 07:31:33 PM

I Like Shiny Things: jchuffyman: Also, why is it that most of the people who think gaming is a childish hobby and adults shouldn't do it will more than likely spend hours starting at a TV? How is interacting with a TV more childish than only looking at it?

Because, unlike you, adults don't watch Futurama when they watch TV...they go for intellectual stuff like Fox News.


Hey! I prefer to receive my politics in book form. Mostly by one Glenn Beck
 
2014-08-28 07:32:07 PM
Just never take a sip of this guys beverage.
 
2014-08-28 07:34:51 PM

I Like Shiny Things: jchuffyman: Also, why is it that most of the people who think gaming is a childish hobby and adults shouldn't do it will more than likely spend hours starting at a TV? How is interacting with a TV more childish than only looking at it?

Because, unlike you, adults don't watch Futurama when they watch TV...they go for intellectual stuff like Fox News.


i LOL'd
 
2014-08-28 07:35:28 PM

Primitive Screwhead: eldie: Enjoy playing Computer Solitaire and Yahtzee daily.  And I'm addicted to reading FARK Main and Political stories and sometimes spend a few hours daily reading these articles.   But I'm almost 55 years old and have never played a video game in my life.  No Pac-Man, Atari, Playstation, Wii nor any other video game.  Am I deprived?

Please tell me you at least played pinball.

At the very least. I think seeking out a place that has classic arcade games will do ya some good.

I love pinball.  Played it recently at this new pinball arcade on Third Avenue around 27th Street in Manhattan.  And although it's not a video game, I love billards (pool).

 
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