Reuters reports that jobs in the video game industry may not be all that they are cracked up to be. David Hodgson, author of “Paid to Play: An Insider’s Guide to Video Games Careers,” says that the hours are long, deadlines strict, the pay is lower than that of other high-tech industries, and the tasks can be monotonous. On the plus side, for the right person, industry jobs can be creative, rewarding, and varied, and there can be many ways to break into the business. Hodgson says that the first requirement to working in the video games industry is to know oneself, as programmers and testers need to possess very specific skill sets. Hodgson’s book gives aspiring video game makers the necessary self-assessment tools to help determine if they possess these skills. Hodgson also recommends that those aspiring to work in the industry should network, avoid burning bridges and persevere…