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#1 12 years ago

Not sure if this is the right spot to put this so please move to the right spot mods if it's not, so... Anyone here ever been a game tester? Not just some online beta tester where you try out a game for a couple weeks, but like actually a 9-5 job going to a company and sitting down getting paid hourly to test. I've been doing it for about 7 years, i was curious if anyone else here has done it and where? I did it at Konami, Eidos, Maxis, Sega of America. Not as fun as a job as some of you may think heh...




Homer Gonerson

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#2 12 years ago

Can't say that I have. But I'm sure as hell interested as to what you do in those 8 hours. What made it so bad? What all did you have to do besides just play games (I'm sure there was something else to it than playing games 40 hours a week).




Wing-Zero

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#3 12 years ago

nice job :D but you are paid good enough?




C38368

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#4 12 years ago

I seriously gave it some thought when I was younger. But playing a game to break it (and then writing reports about what you did, what resulted, etc) just isn't very appealing. Then there's the ever-present possibility that you'll be tasked with testing a truly horrendous game, like OS2--I mean, Daikatana.

I've got the same opinion of testing other software. And hardware (which is even worse!)

So I get my fix by being a closed beta tester *shrug*




AlDaja

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#5 12 years ago
SuPLeXKiNG;3402978Not sure if this is the right spot to put this so please move to the right spot mods if it's not, so... Anyone here ever been a game tester? Not just some online beta tester where you try out a game for a couple weeks, but like actually a 9-5 job going to a company and sitting down getting paid hourly to test. I've been doing it for about 7 years, i was curious if anyone else here has done it and where? I did it at Konami, Eidos, Maxis, Sega of America. Not as fun as a job as some of you may think heh...

So, I've heard. A guy I was friends with for a long time before we grew apart worked for IBM in NC and he said it was very repetative and not as fun as he had thought. But he makes a helllot more money than I do that's for sure.