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How do you become a video game tester?

I've read so much on trying to become a video game tester/quality assurance for the gaming industry. But, I can't find where to get started. Does anyone know what steps I need to take to get my resume up to date with their standards for testers to get the job? Do I need to apply for more education to get the job? What type of education would I need? What college will I have to go to? If a testing job requirement is 2 years, what does that two years mean? Any help is appreciated.

Asked By: - 12/10/2010
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What you are asking for is what we do at http://PowerupGames.com... More
Answered By: PowerUp Games - 12/12/2010
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game testers are usually highschool/college kids. there isn't any sort of training you need except a keen eye for glitches. all you do is play the game and try to get it to glitch. when it messes up you report it to them and they go back and fix it. a lot of people want to be game testers because of how much fun it is... More
Answered By: Sinbad - 12/10/2010
 
There are various levels of testing, just like with any software, and you need to be clear about which level you want to be. If you want to do beta testing, then you can be a tester as the other respondent suggests - you don't need a lot of knowledge, and very little background. But those jobs are usually unpaid... More
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Answered By: Fowler Fan - 12/10/2010
 
Keep an eye on industry websites, one listed below, and sign up as a free beta-tester. It's a good way to get a start.
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Answered By: anonimitie - 12/10/2010
 
i've been testing games and get paid for years now. check my blog to get more information about video game testing.
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Answered By: David - 12/12/2010
 
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