But his parents never had a problem with his job. PewDiePie has made his name—and a fortune—posting videos of himself playing video games. Details are hammered out in individual contracts. Christopher Zoia is a writer based in New York City. Varrone, a Fullscreen member, says his subscriber count has quadrupled since he joined. Many hope to one day make a living playing games on YouTube; a few already do. Whether or not this is legal remains unclear. Sweden's PewDiePie makes millions playing video games.