Elite Video Gamers Cash in by Sharing Tips on YouTube

Eric Hirshberg, president and chief executive officer of Activision Publishing, talking about Call of Duty: Ghosts Photograph by Ted S. Warren/AP Images

This week, Trevor Martin will travel from his home in Champagne, Ill., to Santa Monica, Calif., on the dime of video-game maker Activision Blizzard, which is holding an event on Wednesday to promote the fall release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest iteration of its popular Call of Duty franchise. Martin, 20, will stay in a nice hotel, catch up with old friends, and maybe demo the new game. Getting paid to play hot new releases is a dream for plenty of gamers. For Martin, who dropped out of community college after one semester, it’s how he makes a living.

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