THE British economy is now completely dependent on 19-year-olds playing and narrating computer games.
The country biggest stars earn up to £2 million for a single playthrough of The Lego Movie Videogame, and double that for finding all 70 Gold Bricks.
Star~childz~, a YouTube gamer known for the three-minute video I got stuck in the wall, now employs the entire 137,000 population of Peterborough.
He said: “I make it look easy – talking through in-game cutscenes, shooting zombies on the second or third try, spending long difficult patches of the game breathing heavily and saying only ‘Um’.
“But in reality I need a team of writers, IT, a film editing team, a catering staff and obviously interns to actually play the games.”
Business secretary Vince Cable said: “At some point a little bit of the money trickles down to the agriculture industry, manufacturing, police, all that other stuff.
“The survival of the country depends on nobody getting bored of watching games over a shoulder all night like a little brother.”