If someone could ask you to test a new video game they just made, would you? I would and I know anyone who plays video games would jump at the chance to play a game before anyone else.
That’s pretty much what game testers do. Except they get paid a lot for it.
So I decided to see if I could get a job testing video games. I thought, “Damn, I spend enough time here every day playing video games, so why not?” And I think I made one of the smartest decisions that day. Getting paid to play video games is really a dream job for me.
How can I test my Xbox 360 games on my PC?
The best part is that there are practically no requirements. So basically anyone can do it, but I suggest you have a passion for video games, it helps if you play the game for a long time lol.
All you need to qualify as a game tester is:
– You must be 18 years or older. (Although some companies will hire you as long as you are 15.)
– A next-gen console (Xbox360 PS3 Wii), or a good computer for testing video games.
– Connection to the internet so you can send your feedback to the companies. (which I’m sure you have if you’re reading this, you have LOL.) Although some companies will email you your assignments.
That’s all you need to “qualify” as a video game tester. The rest of the skills, such as knowing what to look for when playing a game, can be developed later once you are more comfortable with your new job.
Getting a job as a video game tester can be very difficult on your own. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. There are membership communities all over the internet that will help you with everything you need as new video game testers. Although, some of these communities ask for a monthly subscription. But if you’re looking for the right one, you MUST only pay once.
Can you Trial Xbox games?
The community I am currently part of has really helped me kick-start my new career. They gave me a “Video Game Tester Guide“. This guide has helped me change my view of a game as I play it. I find myself constantly looking for little secrets and places that I don’t think I was meant to go to in a game. Helped find those little secret spots in the games I was testing.
Another great benefit of a membership community is the job listings page. Personally I spend all my time here lol. On this page you will find all companies that need game testers. Finding a job as a video game tester is as easy as clicking a button. I mean, with 120 companies hiring and creating 10-20 new jobs every week, finding work was the least of my worries.
The best part is that the community I am a part of only charged me once for their services. Services I use every day for free! This community really helped me to become a video game tester that’s why I recommend it to everyone.