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How to become a video game tester?

My dream is to become a video game designer for a big company such as Dice or EA, but in order to do this i will need to start small. I am turning 18 in a few weeks and i want to get into a video game testing job. I have an Xbox 360, gaming PC, internet, time and the drive to do this but i do not know how to get this job as of now. How can i get this job?

Asked By: - 1/20/2013
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I was a game tester for nearly 5 years and to be honest with you about much less than half of the testers were actually interested in becoming something more in the industry. A lot of them became comfortable as testers only and remained there for several years... More
Answered By: Kobe - 1/21/2013
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Most video game testers, TRUE video game testers are also game designers/developers. They may have a group of people test a new game(usually for free, or small pay). My suggestion is if you are serious about video games learn how to build them, go to school for it, and build a portfolio from there. I've posted a great... More
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Answered By: Jesse - 1/20/2013
 
As a designer and producer, it's very important to me that the games I make are easy to use, friendly, and fun. I am my game's worst critic. In the QA phase I typically am the most prolific writer of bugs. But I'm also the guy who often has to reject testers' bugs as "Not a bug" or "Works As Designed." Sometimes the... More
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Answered By: Melissa - 4/16/2014
 
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