Originally Posted by morgendonner
1. Are there any logical middle ground jobs that could help me parlay into video games?
2. Are there any certain jobs I should be looking at right now that I could springboard off of into the video game industry?
1. Not really.
2. Take any job you can reasonably enjoy (i.e. "not hate too awfully much", since you really really hated your previous job). If you have trouble making decisions, I recommend using decision grids. http://sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm