Re: Just wait until YOU are classed as TOO SKILLED (read: too old)
> "Too qualified" is a euphemism for "we'll have to pay you more than we want".
With an MS in graphics, it sounds like your best bet is trying to break into the game industry. That said, you have to compete with H1B PhD talent with more education than you and more experience than you who will (likely) accept a lower salary than you.
I remember when I could demand more money than those types because of my citizenship status and my role in the company.
Outside of the game industry you would probably be thought of as only qualified for a junior role in some other specialty and a junior position isn't going to pay squat.
The "age" thing is another possibility. Older "senior" developers seem to be less flexible, less trainable, and less able to adapt to a new corporate culture. Sometimes, they also aren't really that senior either.