Friday, January 13, 2012

Gaming Career

I've been thinking about gaming as a career.

There's a company named "Infinity Ward", and you don't need any college degree or any schooling at all to get in. You just need to have the skill and be able to prove it.

Now, there's a company located about 15-20 minutes away from our house, 2XL games. They make some good games, and we own one of them. If I can get an internship in a couple of years, I could get on the job experience by observing. Now I don't know exactly what I'll need to know to pursue a gaming career quite yet. Right now I'm just learning about what is really involved in creating a game, not how you make it.  I know that I'm going to have to gain the experience, and I'm not 100% sure what this "experience" is yet. But everyone else had to gain it at at some point in time too, right? Technically, I could get an internship for 2XL games right now. There's no age requirements specified.

Infinity Ward is the company that makes the Call Of Duty series. And that series is insanely fun. And to work for them, I just need to know something, and be able to prove it. So why not?
To work for them someday would be absolutely amazing.

I've wanted to pursue a gaming career for years now. And I've looked around and researched enough to know that it's possible. But the fact I can get an internship in just a few years for on the job experience, I would get a job that would be so much fun for me, and I don't need to go to college for this. But this wasn't always the case.

About two years ago, this idea was totally out of the occasion. Although I still wanted a gaming career, I was also looking into a college called ITT Tech. And a bit later, say a year ago, I was looking into another college called Blue Sail University. I liked the idea, because I got the career I wanted. But then, I was looking at Infinity Ward's website. And I realized that it's not needed. This is my idea for a career. And hopefully, It will someday become my reality.

I'm an unschooler! And I plan to stay that way.

Paxton, the unschooled gamer.


  1. Brill well done your confidence in life is what will drive you to achieve the things in life you love x

  2. SWEET! Thanks for sharing this Paxton!
    (Tanner and Ethan's mom)

  3. Sounds awesome! I love that you alrady know exactly what you want to do with your life and are going to make it happen. :)
    BTW, I tried to get minecraft, but something went wrong... I went to the website like you told me, and I tried to buy it, and I did everything ( I registered and put my email address and stuff) but I still haven't gotten an email from them ( about a week later). If you could help me that would be so great!! I really want the game! And also, I'm an unschooler too! I started out homeschooling, but now I unschool! AND I LOVE IT!!
    Maggie, the unschooled gamer~

    1. My only solution is to go to the main page and look around a bit until you see a download button, click that. (Should be on the right side.) And then just download the Minecraft.exe. Or if you have a Mac or Linux, just click show all platforms under the Minecraft.exe. Once it's downloaded, run it and try to login. If you can login, you're fine, and you don't have to worry. I don't remember getting an email when I bought it, so I think you'll be okay.

      Yes, unschooling is SO much better than homeschooling!

      Oh and also, nice signature at the end there. :D

    2. Ok, thanks! I just tried and I figured out how to get it, now I just need to finish downloading it! *yay!!*
      Yeah, unschooling rocks, too bad most people can't see that. Thanks, I like yours too, wonder where I got it from...;)
      ->**~Maggie, the unschooled gamer~**<-