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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    I had a kid tell me the other day that he was offered a spot on a pro Halo team. I just laughed at him. It's amazing what this world is coming to.

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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I had a kid tell me the other day that he was offered a spot on a pro Halo team. I just laughed at him. It's amazing what this world is coming to.
    Hey, everyone needs to put food on the table right?

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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    I don't see why people are surprised. Any medium with a growing demographic willing to spend money will draw advertisers. Those advertisers will eventually sponsor professional events. There's decent money to be made in gaming, if you're among the best of the best.

    It may not last, and the kid probably won't get super rich from it, but if he can cash in while he has the shot, he should go for it. He may pay for his college and/or parlay this gig into a sweet job in the gaming industry.
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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Anyone read the article in the paper on Sunday or Saturday about the pro-gamer in northern kentucky? Kid gets 6 figures to play Halo. They pay for his hotels and his flights, etc. He signs autographs at the places he goes too and all of it.

    It's getting big, it'll be on ESPN in the next 2 years i'm 100% sure of it.
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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Once the fad of Guitar Hero is over, so will this kid's career. It's just not a practical long term job.

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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    At first I thought this was a load of crap and who cares about Guitar Hero and how well they can play.

    And then I thought about how I pay good money to go sit in hard plastic seats and watch men in funny clothes hit a white ball with a stick and then go run around in circles and thought I may want to shut up.
    We were at the bar the other night after softball, and one of my teammates - who is a Cubs fan - was laughing as Spike TV showed coverage of the Comic Con in San Diego and they showed all kinds of people decked out in crazy comic costumes.

    I told him that someone who goes to Cubs games sporting a Cubs Jersey, Cubs hat, has a Cubs Tire Cover for his SUV, and hangs a giant Cubs flag in his office (and probably has a matching one at home) doesn't really have room to point fingers and laugh about people's obsessive fan habits.

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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    Once the fad of Guitar Hero is over, so will this kid's career. It's just not a practical long term job.
    Yeah, is he good at any other games?
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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds33 View Post
    I had a kid tell me the other day that he was offered a spot on a pro Halo team. I just laughed at him. It's amazing what this world is coming to.
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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    I told him that someone who goes to Cubs games sporting a Cubs Jersey, Cubs hat, has a Cubs Tire Cover for his SUV, and hangs a giant Cubs flag in his office (and probably has a matching one at home) doesn't really have room to point fingers and laugh about people's obsessive fan habits.
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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by guttle11 View Post
    I don't see why people are surprised. Any medium with a growing demographic willing to spend money will draw advertisers. Those advertisers will eventually sponsor professional events. There's decent money to be made in gaming, if you're among the best of the best.

    It may not last, and the kid probably won't get super rich from it, but if he can cash in while he has the shot, he should go for it. He may pay for his college and/or parlay this gig into a sweet job in the gaming industry.

    Sure. This kid isn't trying to be the next Jeff Beck. He's not a musician, he's a game player and I don't think anyone is claiming any different. Writing and playing songs is an entirely different skill set than Guitar Hero.
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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    My mom should have let me stay home.

    I could have made a living being the all-time Asteroids champion. I was unstoppable.
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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    All fast-twitch muscle fiber fastest gun in the west stuff. Believe me, it doesn't last.

    Like any other professional athlete, make your money when you're young and make sure you have something to fall back on.

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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    Once the fad of Guitar Hero is over, so will this kid's career. It's just not a practical long term job.
    I don't think rhythm games are a fad, I think they are establishing a new genre that's here to stay. A highly lucrative new genre at that.

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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    Once the fad of Guitar Hero is over, so will this kid's career. It's just not a practical long term job.
    And he's going to be completely destitute and helpless once he's made his money on Guitar Hero?
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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    Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey View Post
    My mom should have let me stay home.

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