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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