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Are you playing video games for fun or for money?



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Are you playing video games for fun or for money?

Videos games are meant for leisure which is why most people play at their free time to have fun, relax and relive themselves of any kind of stress.

But on the other hand, there are some people whom their gaming purposes are for making money. Such people believe that every minute of their time should be monetized even when they are having fun.

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overcast

I have limited speed and the limited quota for internet. So I don't have means to make money off my gaming skills. Also I don't have followers on my youtube channel where I post tutorials. I think on that note I can tell you that I may not have much means for playing them for money. I mostly play for fun. And mostly I record in some worst case scenarios. I can tell you that it can be tiresome playing all the time and uploading it youtube and expecting to make money on twitch.




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burgosmichael24

I am not into gambling. I don't play anything that involves betting and winning money. I love playing games but I don't want to have any money involved. I have seen many people ruin and wasted their money, time and lives because of gambling. So, as much as possible I choose to avoid any form of that.




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NerdIndeed

It's not necessarily gambling. There are employers out there who pay people to play their game to have more active players in the community. I know of a BPO company before who employs people to play WoW.




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Youngshark

Wow. I think that I am doing the wrong things with my life If I have not gone out of my way to look out for these opportunities.




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NerdIndeed

Haha, no I'm sure you're okay. The thing is these types of work may only be temporary and not long-term since online games don't last forever. I guess they're transferred to another account if this happens.




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Youngshark

Hahahaha. Thanks for reassuring me but I still feel like I have missed a lot. Will be keeping my eye out for any such opportunities.




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NerdIndeed

Actually, I've found a couple of jobs like these on Upwork, one is about gaming, and one is quite similar. The position is to be a member of a dating site then interact with its members. It's like being paid to be an active member of the app. I'm sure you will be managing a lot of fake accounts though.




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Jeane

Professional gaming is quite different from gambling. These people actually play games and they are paid for it. Some play for prize money, others play for a salary. The third group plays to attain a certain level in a game and sell their gaming account or gaming assets to people who don't have as much time but want upgrades anyway. There are plenty of ways to make money from gaming and the most you can lose is your time.




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Youngshark

I would love to get some more exposure on how to earn using this tactic. It seems like the most excellent option for all gaming heads out there.




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Enyi

I play also for the fun of it.i don't gamble with my hard earned monet for any game. I play video games but it mostly for the fun and entertainment.




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cjctm11

I usually play games just to relax and just enjoy my free time but also meeting some new friends is one of my reasons why I play some games. I already meet a lot of people from a game and made them my friend personally. We go out some and share our new ideas about the game and also play it at the same time. I also tried to play some games that involves some money but it was just small amount of cash and I've never tried again after winning.




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jpk0007

Well i do like to play games sometimes when i feel bored with work or when i feel like doing something different than mu normal routine. I would say that i play Games only for the purpose of my own entertainment. I have never played a game for earning money. I am not good at the gambling so i have never ever played games related to gambling. However, i dont have any problem with people who play for earning money as long as they dont get addicted to it.




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NerdIndeed

I earn money through other means, but I'm not dismissing it if I may make money and have fun at the same time. To answer the question, I play video games to entertain myself. If I find a platform that has earning potential while playing too, I might try it out.




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jaymish

I've never seen people earning money through gaming. I would love to find out so that i can do this. I think that I would absolutely love this.I love gaming and if I can make money while doing it this would be the icing on the cake. I think most people are gaming for fun because they genuinely enjoy it, me included.




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Jeane

The easiest way to make money as a gamer is by selling your gaming account. There are sites on the net where you can sell your gaming account.

Playacutions dot com for example is but one of the many sites someone can sell their gaming accounts. There is no guarantee however that someone will buy your gaming account.

But since others have successfully sold their gaming accounts, I suppose anyone could list their accounts on such sites and hope for the best.




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knnon

Selling accounts goes against EULA but of course it doesn't stop other players. There are also some games where RMT is against their policy. And of course that doesn't stop other players.

Selling accounts is a good way to make a profit from games though. Especially if you've managed to make a little beastie that's really going to get sold real high.




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Jeane

There's a game I heard about which can make money for the gamer when they sell assets they've bought in the game for real hard cash.

According to the article I read, someone can buy something like an apartment block and rent it out to other players for real cash. Apparently some people actually pay for such things! So it's pretty much like investing in real estate and other businesses only difference is it's in a virtual world.




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knnon

Some games do let players trade with real money. Still some think it's not safe, and the only reason they have a rule against it is to prevent other people from getting scammed.

Oh wow that's insane. I wonder what game it is. I'm curious now. And you're right, it makes a good investment and it is similar to real estate.




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Jeane

I can't quite remember the title of the game.

World of Warcraft offers gamers a chance to make money from the game by selling WoW token which buy players more game time.

I don't know if it is profitable but you can sell your account too. There's one gamer who made over $400K selling WoW accounts.




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knnon

That's a lot for a game! Makes me want to consider playing it now! LOL! I know DOTA also offers players a chance to make real money. I think the only games that don't allow real money trading are Japanese developers. I know a mobile dev company that has strict rules against RMT.




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Enyi

You can check play store for some video gaming apps that one can play for money.Just read some reviews about the ones that are legit for you to sign up with.




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Franzel2oo

I play video games for fun only. If I am being honest, I'd say that's pnly because I am not aware of ways to have fun playing video games, while making money at the same time. If anyone here has some tips, please do share. Nothing wrong with making money while doing something fun. I actually think it is the ideal way to make money.




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antonToledo

I play a video game just for pure fun and enjoyment, but if someone will pay me to play a video game? that would be great it just likes having your cake and eating it too. I know a lot of people or streamers are getting paid just by playing video games I don't don't see the harm in that they seem to be enjoying themselves in the same time being paid to play.




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davedaot04

I mainly play it for fun, because I just love playing games especially with the company of my friends, I enjoy it a lot more with my friends. And really if I have a chance to earn money while playing games then that would be awesome, imagine that enjoying something you love doing and earning money out of it, that's awesome!




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theresajane

Games are more fun when it's enjoyed with your friends or siblings. It's more fun when something that you're into is also loved by people around you. It gives you a reason to bond and have fun.




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Enyi

I know some games needs one starting with some money and this can hinder me from even trying this out. I just play mostly for fun but if one can easily make money off it then better.




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jessie271

I play games during my spare time or as a stress-reliever. It makes me forget all my problems for awhile and all the stress during the whole day. When I play games, I feel like a child with no problems at all. I see games as a form of relaxation. It relaxes me and money is just a bonus. If I win and earn money from it, why not?




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mhingnhormz

Are playing video games for fun or for money: I only play a video games in my free time or if i am bored. I play it just for fun to enjoy my self ang escape from being bored. I makes me enegtic as well ang make me feel more yound. I always remember my childhood time everytime a play video games.




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luv2xacosta

I do play video games for fun not for money. It's one way of relieving stress from my job and also a bonding with my siblings.




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kaushikangara

I do not involve myself in any kind of online betting. I play games only for fun. We have a clan and we participate in online contests only for fun. Money is very valuable and we only know the value of money hen we earn it through our hard work. I used to play Counter Strike a lot and I loved the game.




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iambeth

I play video games for fun. It's a good way for me to bond with my kid who is nearing the teen years. I'm thankful that we still get to do this thing once in a while. I know that there will come a time when my kid wouldn't want to play games with me anymore. [sniff]




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edencaga

Youtubers always do that. They have fun while earning money. They make reviews out of playing games and edit those videos and post it in Youtube. They will really get benefits from playing games and make a review out of it.




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theresajane

Exactly. These YouTubers are very skilled that I envy them for earning money while playing. They get to enjoy their life, their hobby while getting a decent amount of money for a living.




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edencaga

We can also do that. It is just that, we don't have much tools for us to do that. Having a good quality camera is essential here and voice recording as well as good computer to edit videos.




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knnon

I play for fun. I've always had. And because of this fun I always managed to make pretty decent characters. Decent enough to get sold when I'm done having my fun. I feel that instead of just letting it rot in virtual space it's best to sell it to someone who can use it. BUT yes I do play just for fun, until I get tired of the game. LOL!




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TheArticulate

I think this is the best way to approach games! Just play for fun, and spend time with your friends if they play the same game as you. I have a good friend who moved to another state for work, and I haven't seen him in a couple years. However, we spend several nights out of the week playing League of Legends online, which allows me to keep in contact with him, stay up do date with how he's doing, and just generally keep that strong friendship intact! If we didn't play this game together, I don't know how often I'd actually talk to him anymore.




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knnon

That's how games should be played. It's always nice having a friend to play with. I usually quit games because the friends I meet would eventually stop playing and the game just feels different without them, it's almost empty.




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TheArticulate

I play video games strictly for fun. I work 40 hours a week, am going to grad school, and do freelance work on the side, so video games are a time for me to relax, destress, and spend time with my friends. Not everything has to be about earning money for me. And it's good to just take time out for yourself during the week and relax.

Anymore, I really only have time to play games like League of Legends and Payday 2 with my friends, but I'm hoping once the school semester is over and I have more time, I can pick up some other games that I still need to finish from my Steam library.




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theresajane

I'm not really a fan of video games. But, when I play it, it is actually out of boredom. I just admire people who can do well with playing that they can even earn a living.




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gutzman

I love playing video games even when I was a child until now. I do that to relieve stress after an exam, a work or a tiring day. I am not a professional but how I wish though. Because of that, my only means to earn from playing video games is to do piloting. I will be the one playing for the customer. I will level up his/her character and he/she will pay me for the service. Another way to earn is to sell rare virtual items or game currency to other players.




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theresajane

Wow! I'm not a gamer, so this thing "piloting" is very new to me. I didn't know that players can entrust their accounts others just so they can level up. Well, I already know about selling items to the players as I hear that quite often from my brother.




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Enyi

I play video games for just fun and entertainment now and I'm really enjoying. It can be very helpful to play with friends on a very boring day but if I can play for money it will be a good idea.




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Alania

Primarily for fun, but I use every opportunity to get some passive income, because if you combine a lot of passive incomes then you get a hell of a lot profit. For example, I use to record some gameplay videos and upload them on YouTube, and also, I used to sell gaming accounts. For example I would level them up, and a buyer would get a good, well grinded account.




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esteban123

I think that most of the time I am playing some video games either for entertainment or leisure purposes only as I don't have much skills in gaming when it comes to money making purposes. I have no idea on some sites that I could join that would pay me for playing some video games, it would really be a good idea if someone would suggest me some gaming site so that I can earn some passive income everyday in my idle time..




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