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How much does playing video games pay these days?

Like anything: quite well, if you are good at it.

If you're the best in the world at anything there's an audience, sure. But don't pretend it's available to anyone who's passionate about it. I'm passionate about casually playing various games with my fiance while drinking a beer. Who's going to pay for that?

Indeed. There are streamers on twitch.tv who make $500+/day playing video games.

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