The Truth About Being a Game Tester – II

Hello, again!

As I was going through the Internet, I found out this information – more – about being a Game Tester. A lot of people may have a variety of different opinions, but they can say whatever they want, for me, it still seems a dream job.

Video game testing plays a crucial role in the development of new video games. Game testers put games through the paces while still in development and when finished, to ensure gamers have a good experience. Game testers conduct video game QA, or quality assurance, finding mistakes, bugs and other problems that could annoy or turn off the gaming community if they’re not fixed.

Don’t let the word “game” in this job title fool you. Video game testing is a serious job. If you think it involves whiling away the hours playing the latest games, think again. Video game testing can be as tedious and frustrating as any job. It requires an organized, disciplined approach to product testing and not just finding new ways to score high or beat the game.

Video game testers must have lots of patience, be methodical in their approach and have a keen eye for details. They must be good communicators and have some understanding of computer hardware and software. And, of course, it helps to have awesome controller skills and the hand-eye coordination needed to navigate through multiple levels of increasing challenges. Yes, being good at video games is helpful to video game testers (but not absolutely necessary)!

(Blog’s Author: One more thing. Imagine that you love to play games like resident Evil, Fear and survival horror and you are working in a company that ask you to test a soccer game. Try to play something like Winner Eleven or FIFA and you realized that you are not just a fan of sports, but you really don’t like games like that either. Well, it may be really boring to play that for thousands of times and have to go over it again and again and again.

Well, this is just another way of seeing things and trying to understand it but as I said, still playing, still having fun.)

Source: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/video-game-tester.htm

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