Test games from home (for money)

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  • rauper Staff 25 Mar 2014 16:36:38 3,309 posts
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    Hello!

    Slightly abusing the forum rules here with a promotional post but I get a lot of emails asking about how to break in to the games industry, do games testing etc... and for once I can actually help. In case it is of interest to anyone here:

    We're working with a company called VMC Games who are looking for testers to join their AAA Beta Testing Sessions from the comfort of their home.

    Their Global Beta Test Network allows thousands of gamers to join test sessions for (highly anticipated) upcoming console and PC games. They are expanding and need new members to report issues, give their feedback - and get paid for it.

    They are currently specifically looking for Xbox One and PC gamers from all over the world.

    To sign up: https://www.vmc.com/games/Pages/Multiplayer-Gamers-for-AAA-Titles-EGGI.aspx

    For those interested in learning more, here's their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VMCRemoteTesting/info

    Thanks!
  • ResidentKnievel 25 Mar 2014 16:39:26 6,135 posts
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    I hope I can get in on the BF4 beta

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  • monkehhh 25 Mar 2014 19:40:31 3,278 posts
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    Dental plan?

    (Wonder how much they pay? I would wager, not much?)

    Edit - thanks though, at least seems more legit than many videogame career things (like that development course that loans you the fees via salesmen).

    Edited by monkehhh at 19:41:49 25-03-2014
  • Raiko101 25 Mar 2014 19:54:00 6,098 posts
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    Lisa needs braces.

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  • L0cky 25 Mar 2014 20:03:34 1,502 posts
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    VMC do the compliance testing for Microsoft so they're not a scam.

    If you're happy with 0 hour contracts and minimum wage.
  • DFawkes 25 Mar 2014 20:58:13 22,619 posts
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    Thanks for sharing this as it seems like an reasonable enough way to get a look at some new up and coming stuff. I wouldn't go for it myself as I'm fairly sure you'll have to be online at a specific time for server testing or similar, but I do hope it's of use to some people.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 25 Mar 2014 21:03:42 37,405 posts
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    @rauper got any kitchens for sale?

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  • X201 25 Mar 2014 21:16:44 15,157 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    @rauper got any kitchens for sale?
    :D
  • rauper Staff 25 Mar 2014 21:29:26 3,309 posts
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    I can do you a good deal...
  • Load_2.0 25 Mar 2014 22:24:39 18,952 posts
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    Nice.

    Hope some forumites benefit from this. If I was a younger man and errr had a working console I would be all over this.
  • BillMurray 25 Mar 2014 22:28:04 7,624 posts
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    I might sign up for this. I'm doing fuck all else at the moment.
  • Carlo 25 Mar 2014 22:30:05 17,949 posts
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    rauper wrote:
    They are currently specifically looking for Xbox One and PC gamers from all over the world.
    /giggles

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  • Widge Moderator 26 Mar 2014 11:29:08 13,272 posts
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    Right. Done.

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  • TVoJ 26 Mar 2014 11:44:29 1,762 posts
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    Applied last night. Out of work ATM so this would be perfect.
  • Pinky_Floyd 26 Mar 2014 11:44:45 7,473 posts
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    First test is on a saturday evening between 8pm and midnight, not very family friendly.
  • TVoJ 26 Mar 2014 11:47:58 1,762 posts
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    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    First test is on a saturday evening between 8pm and midnight, not very family friendly.
    Speak for yourself! Baby'll be in bed and the misses will be watching shit TV/sleeping on the settee.
  • Triangulate 26 Mar 2014 12:01:02 87 posts
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    Signed up. Just PC gaming for me at the moment, shame my PS3 is back home in England.
  • Rhythm 27 Mar 2014 06:46:08 2,471 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    First test is on a saturday evening between 8pm and midnight, not very family friendly.
    Speak for yourself! Baby'll be in bed and the misses will be watching shit TV/sleeping on the settee.
    Quoted for truth :-)

    Anyone heard how much it actually *pays*? I've signed the NDAs, completed the info surveys but no-one's actually revealed the money that'll get handed out in return for the work :-/
  • TarickStonefire 27 Mar 2014 07:11:47 2,905 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    Thanks for sharing this as it seems like an reasonable enough way to get a look at some new up and coming stuff.
    The absolute last reason why you should ever even consider a job testing games, folks.

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  • Purdy1981 27 Mar 2014 07:32:35 3 posts
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    just had code to download game, pays $10.50 an hour so about 6.30, you dont get paid until the project ends. was sceptical but its legit
  • Madder-Max 27 Mar 2014 07:47:35 11,622 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Applied last night. Out of work ATM so this would be perfect.
    What hapenned to the pub?

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  • Scurrminator 27 Mar 2014 09:20:30 8,387 posts
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    I'm betting it will be the new kinect sports. Don't VMC usually work with MS?

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  • Pinky_Floyd 27 Mar 2014 10:12:28 7,473 posts
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    Been notified of the first game up for test on sat night - should be interesting to say the least.
  • Rhythm 27 Mar 2014 10:25:21 2,471 posts
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    @Purdy1981 Blimey, more than I thought. The session on Saturday's 4 hours, isn't it?
  • Zizoo 27 Mar 2014 10:27:49 8,127 posts
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    @Purdy1981

    Are you allowed to tell us what the game is? How big is the download?
  • TVoJ 27 Mar 2014 10:34:22 1,762 posts
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    @Madder-Max

    Had a retaining wall collapse out my smoking area. Smashed the back of the pub and affected the structural integrity of my toilet block.

    Landlady is skint and didn't have insurance. The clown. Its in the process of being bought and the new owner is happy for me to lease the place but we're looking at least 6 months by the time its gutted and refitted.

    6 months of game testing for me please!
  • TVoJ 27 Mar 2014 10:40:02 1,762 posts
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    Just checked my mail. I've been selected! Yay!

    But the first test is xbone and I don't have one. Boo!

    Think the pay will be more than 400 notes? Lol
  • Innuendobot_5000 27 Mar 2014 10:42:31 88 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Smashed the back of the pub and affected the structural integrity of my toilet block.
    THAT'S. GOT. TO. STING.
  • Rhythm 27 Mar 2014 16:36:51 2,471 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Just checked my mail. I've been selected! Yay!

    But the first test is xbone and I don't have one. Boo!

    Think the pay will be more than 400 notes? Lol
    If they could guarantee 4 hours a week for the next 12-13 weeks I could justify buying a One ;-)
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