admin on November 13th, 2011

Very, umm, informative video on what game tester jobs are like in, umm, real life…

Video Games | Testers: Level 1
XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii

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admin on December 20th, 2010

What Video Game Testers Actually Do For A Living
A great video showing video game testers working at the jobs of their dreams. This report shows what game testers do, why they do it, and the role of video game testers in the process of creating and marketing a video game. This is good stuff, and [...]

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The following is a basic, 7 step process to landing your first video game tester job, and subsequent game tester jobs as well. You will find each step expanded upon in the articles section in the right sidebar, but below is a summary of the most bullet-proof process of landing the best video game tester [...]

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admin on August 8th, 2009

Becoming a great video game tester means being able to find lots of bugs - the higher your bug count, the more valuable a video game tester you become. With that skill development comes higher wages and increased job opportunities - companies will always want to hire or rehire the hottest game tester. So how [...]

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admin on August 8th, 2009

The 2nd step towards becoming a great video game tester involves moving beyond the what - finding bugs - to the how. How, exactly does one uncover flaws in the game? Ultimately, most bugs will fall into two categories - either design and gameplay bugs, or code bugs. Understanding that you aren’t simply testing [...]

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admin on August 8th, 2009

The 3rd step towards becoming a great video game tester and getting hired for video game tester jobs involves learning multiple platforms. This means if you have played exclusively Xbox, move beyond that to using the PC as a gaming platform, and if you can, becoming familiar with Nintendo and Playstation platforms as well. [...]

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admin on August 8th, 2009

The 4th step towards becoming a great video game tester and getting hired for video game tester jobs involves getting some real-world video game testing experience before applying and interviewing for your first your first paying video game tester job. Doing so will greatly increase your odds of getting hired, as well as open [...]

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admin on August 8th, 2009

The 5th step towards becoming a great video game tester and getting hired for video game tester jobs involves learning a bit about the video game industry. Potential employers will be impressed upon hearing a potential video game tester demonstrate a basic understanding of the game development lifecycle, as well as a good general [...]

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admin on August 8th, 2009

The 6th step towards becoming a great video game tester and getting hired for video game tester jobs involves determining which video game companies you would like to work for. A big factor in determining this choice will be your own preference of gaming platform, as well as gaming experience. Are you more [...]

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The 7th step towards becoming a great video game tester and getting hired for video game tester jobs involves creating a cover letter and resume that showcase your passion for video games, your dream of making a career out of being a video game tester, and the benefits you can bring your new employer.
Many [...]

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How to be a Video Game Tester for Fun and Profit
People are often shocked to discover one can make a living testing video games. Speaking with over 11 years of testing experience at a major games development company, yes, you can indeed make a living testing games – and a good one at that. No, [...]

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admin on August 3rd, 2009

Ready for WoW Cataclysm? I sure am. Blizzard is simply amazing. I think one of the best jobs in the world would be to work as a tester on World of Warcraft. Finding employment by testing the world’s greatest MMORPG would truly be a dream career for most of us. Becoming a Blizzard game [...]

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admin on June 17th, 2009

Video Games testing jobs at the entry level are fairly easy to come by. Often times, nothing more is required than a desire to play games and get paid – however, don’t expect to see much more than 10-15 bucks an hour for a job not requiring any computer skills. The good news is, [...]

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admin on June 2nd, 2009

Games Testing Jobs At Microsoft
If you live in the Seattle - Redmond area, and would like to break into entry-level games testing, there is loads of hiring going on now for games testers, for both AM and PM shifts. Most of the entry-level game testing jobs are contracted out by Microsoft, mainly through Excell Data [...]

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admin on May 18th, 2009

Entry Level Manual Game Tester
Required:
1. Must like to play video games
2. Must be able to identify a bug when one sees one
3. Must be able to compose a decent bug report to hand off to the devs
4. Must be willing to work long hours when the crunch is on to get the thing shipped
5. Decent [...]

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