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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    Citing his victories in Guitar Hero tournaments, which include "gift certificates, gaming equipment, and chicken sandwiches," Peebles thinks he has the chops to play competitively and earn actual money in the process. As the story notes, top gamers on the competitive circuit can earn up to $80,000 a year (though $25,000 is more common). Peebles, of course, can count his 52 Chick-fil-A combo meals toward that total.
    I know that I like to base all of my major decision on the amount of Chick-Fil-A sandwich I have won in my lifetime...
    His parents should be ashamed of themselves.
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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    School is overrated. Guitar Hero Rocks.

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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Wise decision.
    "Hey, I'm really good at playing a game that somebody else invented....just watch."
    Great career move.
    It depends on the prize money, now doesn't it?

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    No.
    If he makes $80K, it sounds like a lot to a kid.
    Big difference between a job and a career.
    Good career move for him though, beats working at a fast food joint and the skills he will gain will translate into a lot of meaningful postions that pay big money....especially if he gets paid in pesos.
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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    Does Guitar Hero have insurance if he gets carple tunnel and can't play anymore?

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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Does Guitar Hero have insurance if he gets carple tunnel and can't play anymore?
    No, that is the risk you have to take on when you take the plunge to the pro circuit.


    This sounds like a great career move.
    Guitar hero is where our future is.
    Buy now while the gettin's good.

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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Wise decision.
    "Hey, I'm really good at playing a game that somebody else invented....just watch."
    Great career move.
    It depends on the prize money, now doesn't it?

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    No.
    If he makes $80K, it sounds like a lot to a kid.
    Big difference between a job and a career.
    Good career move for him though, beats working at a fast food joint and the skills he will gain will translate into a lot of meaningful postions that pay big money....especially if he gets paid in pesos.
    Kind of like the hundreds of baseball and basketball players who skip college to play pro ball. Or the gymnast who spends 14hours a day in a gym at age 12.

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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Wise decision.
    "Hey, I'm really good at playing a game that somebody else invented....just watch."
    Great career move.
    It depends on the prize money, now doesn't it?

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    No.
    If he makes $80K, it sounds like a lot to a kid.
    Big difference between a job and a career.
    Good career move for him though, beats working at a fast food joint and the skills he will gain will translate into a lot of meaningful postions that pay big money....especially if he gets paid in pesos.
    Kind of like the hundreds of baseball and basketball players who skip college to play pro ball. Or the gymnast who spends 14hours a day in a gym at age 12.
    Key difference being that gymnastics and basketball are not going to be replaced with gynastics III next year.
    Or a whole different console rendering the game unplayable.
    In 20 years people are going to be like "You dropped out of school to play Guitar Hero?, What the fuck is guitar hero?"
    "Your a f-ing idiot...jackass"

    Or something along those lines.

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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    Honestly, the two best qualities in a person when seeking a first-time job are probably his/her academic performance and personality. Given that this kid was doing poorly in school and no one liked him, perhaps this wasn't such a bad move. He can always get his Good Enough Diploma later. Plus, Guitar Hero is a pretty fun game.

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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    I say go for it. The future is so bright I bet he has to wear shades.

    Hell, you are only young once. Might as fuck up when you are young and have the time and energy to fix it. And if you aren't smart enough to figure it out after that then at least you haven't been dragging down the collective GPA of the rest of your class.

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    Re: 16-year-old drops out of school to play Guitar Hero

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
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    Wise decision.
    "Hey, I'm really good at playing a game that somebody else invented....just watch."
    Great career move.
    It depends on the prize money, now doesn't it?

    =Z=
    No.
    If he makes $80K, it sounds like a lot to a kid.
    Big difference between a job and a career.
    Good career move for him though, beats working at a fast food joint and the skills he will gain will translate into a lot of meaningful postions that pay big money....especially if he gets paid in pesos.
    Kind of like the hundreds of baseball and basketball players who skip college to play pro ball. Or the gymnast who spends 14hours a day in a gym at age 12.
    Key difference being that gymnastics and basketball are not going to be replaced with gynastics III next year.
    Or a whole different console rendering the game unplayable.
    In 20 years people are going to be like "You dropped out of school to play Guitar Hero?, What the fuck is guitar hero?"
    "Your a f-ing idiot...jackass"

    Or something along those lines.
    I will always know what guitar hero is. And he can still play as long as he keeps his old console and game and controller. If he is really really good he could end up being famous, well actually he sort of is all ready since we are all talking about him. Now the baseball player that never gets out of triple A ball is not gonna be remembered for anything(might still be worth it if you love playing baseball). My point is that people have been devoting much of their lives to childs games for a very long time, this is just a newer game.

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