The video game industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, as Kevin Castle, contributor to the TimesNews.net states: “NPD confirms the gaming industry stronghold with a report showing revenue of more than $18 billion in 2007 — a 43 percent increase over 2006”. As it is such a booming industry there is an increasing need for video game tester jobs to be filled. Companies such as Microsoft and Ubisoft require keen and motivated video gamers to beta test their unreleased video games. It could prove to be quite disastrous if a gaming company was to release a game with bugs and issues.
Furthermore it seems as though the gaming industry as a whole is resistant to recent economic problems. As Shayne Well, contributor to Fox 12 states: “With the price of just about everything through the roof, people are changing their spending habits. And while most industry's are struggling right now, the gaming world is flying high.” This further supports the notion that video game tester jobs are set to be in high supply.
To get a video game tester job the applicant needs to own the gaming platform for which they want to test video games on. The standard procedure is that the video game tester is mailed the unreleased video game with a survey sheet enclosed. The video game tester then completes the entire game and return’s the survey with any issues or bugs they encountered. Upon receiving the survey the gaming company will then mail the video game tester a check.
There are constantly new gaming platform’s being introduced – the most recent being Nintendo Wii - which in turn increases the demand for video game testers. Furthermore traditionally there is the greatest need in summer for video game tester jobs. The reason behind this is a lot of gaming companies push for a Christmas release- meaning the QA phase needs to be completed months in advance to meet this deadline.
The newly launched video game tester job information site http://www.videogametesterjob.info provides visitors with reviews of the leading games testing programs currently available. All programs have been reviewed by experienced gamers’, and come with a satisfaction guarantee. Furthermore the site provides hints & tips on how to become a video game tester.
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