"Many gamers insist that the only way to play a game is to figure it all out for yourself. I say, buffalo chips."

The anonymous life of a video game strategy guide writer.

The guide for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, an intricate and violent action game, has sold 748,000 copies, an unusually high number, since it came out in 2004. Mr. Hodgson estimates that the 55 strategy guides he has written have sold a total of one million copies.

via Guardian technology blog

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