Is it really worth getting into any type of field that involves gaming in any way?
I have heard a lot of mixed feelings about the careers that involve gaming as a whole. All the way from Game Designer to Game tester. I have been told it strips the enjoyment of gaming away once you are required to do make your hobby into a job with gaming specifically . Is there some way to bridge that gap in-between the pleasure of casual gaming and the full work aspect of it behind the scenes? It is one of the few things I enjoy but I don't want that reason to be the reason as to why I hate it later on in life.
In terms of just full on burn out of gaming, to some extent that's a personal thing. Generally where you see that more is people who work on the game they are most passionate about. You might love playing a game, but when it becomes your job and you're doing it all day, five days a week, for some people that's too much and they may burn out on that particular title. For others, they still go home and play that game after work. But a common thread in game development is that people do it because they are passionate about it, and I've yet to hear any stories about someone for whom working on games ruined playing any games for them. I'm going on 9 years in the industry now and I'm still playing games every day in my free time.