Gamertag Radio: "Take Two Interactive is getting sued by QA Tester. Read the full letter.
Keep in mind, designers like Jaffe started as QA Testers. These guys deserve proper treatment by developers and publishers.
Dont know about jaffe, but there has been articles a long time ago about how they get mistreated. Not only that, someone who was once a QA tester posted a comment about his lifestyle and how he was treated by I think THQ.
Is this what you are referring to? It was a blog by DanielRCampbell. http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
oh yea thats it.
T2 should be ashamed.They should be able pay a $9 /hr job without taking any lawsuit from that guy. Cheap Ass Mutha Fudger.
Think twice if you want to be a tester. I do this for a living right now and its not as fun as you would think. Try doing a progression test on an educational game for kids between the age of 4 to 7 for a week. If you don't drink, Oh boy! You'll start :P Thank god my company treats us well :)
Still I personally would enjoy such a career as long as fairly quick advancement was available. Let me ask you a few questions. --Does someone who has a general CS degree stand a chance of starting in programming or does nearly everyone get put in test at the start? --Can a general CS degree even get you a programming position at all? Or do you have to go to gaming programming specific school? I'm going to a small liberal arts university and will graduate with a BS in both Physics and Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics as well. I can tailor my degree to video game design a bit, but ultimately the courses offered won't be nearly as relevant as getting a degree at an institution specific to game design.
I would not start as QA, unless you do it as a summer internship or a part-time job while in school. You run the risk of getting STUCK in QA for longer than you'd like, and the pay is pretty low. A gaming-specific school is not required, and is arguably not much better than a standard degree - while they are more focused on the things you need to make video games, that is ALL they cover, so some employers might see the degrees as lower than a BS if they are interested in a more rounded education. It mostly depends on the experience of the employer in hiring out of these specialized schools (they do appear to be gaining momentum). I'd worry more about your grades and the projects you do for your course-work. Try to work game development tasks into as much as possible, so you have something to show or talk about when you get into your interviews. Also, if you are a well-rounded gamer, that's also a plus.
Get that paper.
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