I do aim to make descriptive titles but for the sake for of expanding upon things. Would you choose to work in the modern games industry in a field that requires a fair level of skill (though a good code tester is worth an awful lot it is not what is being discussed here)? Probably going more programmer/level designer/game designer than artist at this point but spin it how you will. This does mean someone involved in the wet end of things and media/"journalism" and marketing is not what I am looking for here. Likewise if you were a company in need of someone would you hire someone that previously worked in the games industry? I realise many reading have possibly not done the hiring someone gig before but try anyway. Personally the answer to the first is hell no with the slimmest possible exception if I was self employed/ran a company and felt like doing something marginally different for a couple of years. I figure most of the horror stories we read/hear about are just that and can be found pretty much anywhere but most of the rest seems to be a giant piss take, I have never been one to seek money or charge properly for my services but taking the piss seems to the default position for games and I would resent that. The second.... I think a spell in prison or the military would be less damaging to your hiring chances save for those that worked in the somewhat earlier days and maybe PS1 era if I was low on applicants (I recently read http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3030/keeping_the_pirates_at_bay.php which lifted my opinion a touch). Maybe it is just pulling apart a few too many games over the years and reading the results of why games got hacked. Of course I have also pulled apart a reasonable bit of professional/tool/industrial stuff over the years and it is not much better there either. Similarly and though I am mainly using here and a few other places as my sample size I have noticed a drop off in the amount of questions about people wanting to get into things? Is my horribly unscientific sampling method skewing my perception or reality or is it actually the case?