If someone where to ask you to test a new video game that they just finished it, would you do it? I would and I know anyone who players video game 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 to do just that.
So I decided to look into getting me a job testing video games. I figured, "Heck, I spend enough time sitting here playing video games everyday, so why not?" And I think I made one of the smartest decisions that day. Getting paid to playing video games is seriously a dream job for me.
The best part about it is there are practically no requirements. So anyone can do it basically, but I recommend that you have a passion for video games, it helps when you're sitting there playing 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 to test 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 mail you your assignments.
That's all you need to "qualify" as a video game tester. The rest of the skills, like knowing what to look for as you're playing a game, can be developed later on once you get more seasoned with your new job.
Getting a job as a video game tester can be really difficult on your own. Fortunately, you do not have to do it alone. There are membership communities all over the internet that help you with everything you need as a new video game testers. Although, some of these communities ask for a monthly subscription. But if you look for the right ones you SHOULD only pay once.