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    Default How does one become a game tester?

    Doesn't that sound like fun?

    How does it work?

    Must you work for Sony?
    Must you have a special marketing job or be a jounarist?
    Must you pay for it or do you get payed?


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    You start by moving out of SA. I'll give you advice when I actually have the job.

    How does it work? You apply

    Must you work for Sony?
    No, you work for game developers
    Must you have a special marketing job or be a jounarist?
    No you just need to be passionate about gaming and it helps to have coding knowledge
    Must you pay for it or do you get paid?
    You must never pay to get in, theres loads of scams out there, proper legit recruits dont charge
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    It also helps to be a family member or a REALLy good friend of someone who works for a game developer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozymoto View Post
    It also helps to be a family member or a REALLy good friend of someone who works for a game developer
    Yeah true. I'm still looking for one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldcat View Post
    You start by moving out of SA. I'll give you advice when I actually have the job.

    How does it work? You apply

    Must you work for Sony?
    No, you work for game developers
    Must you have a special marketing job or be a jounarist?
    No you just need to be passionate about gaming and it helps to have coding knowledge
    Must you pay for it or do you get paid?
    You must never pay to get in, theres loads of scams out there, proper legit recruits dont charge
    Mmmm. I think I stated that incorrectly. I just saw your thread. Best of luck man!

    Maybe I meant to say that:

    Do you get people that get games sent to them to review or something? Like testing the average user. Or was that just a dream I had last night.

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    Just apply on the official site that's how I got into Original Betas or are you looking for the REAL game testing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul_of_Kilik View Post
    Mmmm. I think I stated that incorrectly. I just saw your thread. Best of luck man!

    Maybe I meant to say that:

    Do you get people that get games sent to them to review or something? Like testing the average user. Or was that just a dream I had last night.
    You get reviewers yeah, that takes writing ability then yes. And then there's contacts that help too.

    Freak_C, M21 and Reckless do that I know for sure.

    and Lirk13 dude the sig..... its got to go much smaller or just go bro. Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lirk13 View Post
    Just apply on the official site that's how I got into Original Betas or are you looking for the REAL game testing?
    Which official site? Whats the difference between Original betas and real game testing? I'd like to try and apply for reviews, not working for game developers.

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    I think you are confused, a game tester is someone who works for game development companies, and a Reviewer, who has there own blog, magazine etc, is someone who receives games from distributors, to review.

    www.lazygamer.co.za, www.ps3blog.co.za do reviews, so they would get a review copy (WhiteLabel) from Megarom (Distributor) and then write a review on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswald View Post
    I think you are confused, a game tester is someone who works for game development companies, and a Reviewer, who has there own blog, magazine etc, is someone who receives games from distributors, to review.

    www.lazygamer.co.za, www.ps3blog.co.za do reviews, so they would get a review copy (WhiteLabel) from Megarom (Distributor) and then write a review on it.
    How would you apply to review games - or how are reviewers selected?

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