This one was pretty close to the truth. You weren’t supposed to sell the games you got for review, especially if they were pre-release or promo copies, but when the local shops are paying you $30 for your game and you won’t get the $15 you earned from doing the review for another 6 weeks it’s hard to ignore the easy money which you need to do things like OH I DUNNO, EAT.

For the first year I was a ‘pro’ games reviewer I was earning $70 a week writing, $50 of which went to rent and so left me $20 to pay for electricity, internet and a loaf of bread and a bottle of milk that had to last a week. Thankfully things got better (a LOT better) but sheesh, I could have made more money (and respect) babysitting.

Never again.