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A Response to the Kinda Funny Gamescast Episode 176 (How to Get in the Games Industry in 2018)

A few months ago I wrote into Kinda Funny, a well-known group of video game influencers. I’ve followed Greg Miller (Kinda Funny Host/ Founder) since his time on Beyond and have always held the opinions of the whole Kinda Funny crew in high regard. I reached out to them to ask a question many gamers ask, how do I make a living for myself in the video game industry? They’ve covered this topic before, but I had a new perspective to add. I’ve been working in the video game industry for several years now, and it’s not all it is cracked up to be.

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Goombastomp’s 2018 Game of the Year Contenders (Mid-Year)

Last week we announced Quiet Stories well overdue 2017 Game of the Year list. This week in collaboration with Goombastomp we’re sharing the best games of 2018 so far, the contenders for this years Game of the Year title. Click here to check out the full list.

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10 Games That Deserved Game of the Year… Over Breath of the Wild

Why the hell would anyone release a 2017 ‘Game of the Year’ list… in June 2018? Not only is everyone done with last year, but people are already discussing game of the year contenders for 2018. Well we here at Quiet Stories never got round to it, and we actually have a unique set of choices.

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Make Life More Fun, By Treating it Like a Video Game

The mainstream public is so concerned with video games. Why? Because they’re fun. My 8 year old spends hours creating worlds in Minecraft but won’t do his homework, how can I make homework more fun? My teenage son is addicted to Fortnite and won’t get a job, how can I make getting a job more fun? My husband ignores me for hours to play Overwatch, how can I make our relationship more fun.

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