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Thursday, August 18, 2021

Are you one of those videogame addicts, forsaking television and every other entertainment option in favor of your Xbox or PlayStation?

Then you might as well get paid for your obsession. EA Tiburon, the Electronic Arts subsidiary that’s orchestrating a boom in Central Florida’s videogame industry, is hiring professional game beta testers.

It’s not all screwing around, and don’t expect to get rich:

New games are rife with glitches, and testers are expected to find several each day. Those who don’t lose their jobs, so testers are under pressure. They are considered temporary employees, so they can lose their jobs after a three- or four-month cycle, although they often can get hired again. Pay starts at about $8 an hour.

I don’t see myself hauling out to O-Town for eight bucks an hour. Besides, I doubt they need a beta tester for ports from old Atari 2600 games, which would be my specialty.

But if you’re up for it, email away.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 08/18/2005 09:38:58 PM
Category: Florida Livin', Videogames, Business | Permalink |

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