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Post by Vader » Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:24 pm

I got a new job! I spent the last few months claiming benefits just to make ends meet.

Now I am a QA tester at Babel Media (again)

Hooray!!
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Post by AndrewTaylor » Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:22 pm

That's good news. I take it they know about the brain thing?

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Post by FW » Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:29 am

Congats

Hope you do well :)

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Post by Vader » Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:39 am

AndrewTaylor wrote:I take it they know about the brain thing?
It's all on my medical records...

Actually, everyone there is fully aware that I'm a zombie fan :)
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Post by OldSkoolCrazy » Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:25 pm

I know this topic is a little old but anyways... congrats Vader.


Also, something caught my eye from their about page:

"Founded in 1999, Babel is one of the major drivers behind the growth of outsourcing in the games and interactive entertainment industries."

They outsource jobs. Isn't that a bad thing?
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Post by Pooka » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:41 am

New job?

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Post by K^2 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:01 am

OldSkoolCrazy wrote:They outsource jobs. Isn't that a bad thing?
Only if you live in a developed country.
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Post by Vader » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:30 pm

I think it's a good thing.

By out-sourcing they eliminate the need for a developer to spend money on QA staff and equipment and management. This in turn allows the developer to spend more on the games the are making. There are a huge number of staff at Babel, which highlights the fact that the employment numbers are affected only in a positive way.

Besides, it means I get to play loads of lovely games from a variety of developers! Sweeeet
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Post by Zeor » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:14 pm

Pardon my stupidity, but what exactly is a QA Tester?
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Post by MonkeyforaHead » Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:43 pm

QA = Quality Assurance. Not sure exactly what it entails, though.
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Post by K^2 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:08 am

Run the program, see if it works right. If something doesn't work right, write up a report about it. Repeat. Fun job if you are testing games. Not so much fun if you are testing word processors.
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Post by Vader » Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:57 am

It means I have to play a game and try to find/regress bugs. I'm a functionality tester, meaning I test the functionality of a game in a large team of people.

Recently we did some focus testing of an undisclosable game from an undisclosable company on an undisclosable platform - exciting, no?!
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Post by K^2 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:33 am

The NDA must really annoy you.
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Post by Run » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:19 pm

Vader wrote:Recently we did some focus testing of an undisclosable game from an undisclosable company on an undisclosable platform - exciting, no?!
OMG!!!!

Well now I just can't wait for it to come out!
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Post by Squirminator2k » Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:48 pm

Vader wrote:Actually, everyone there is fully aware that I'm a zombie fan :)
Then you'll like some of the stuff EUan and I have planned for Fried... :)

Regarding the Undisclosed game, I've already pre-ordered it.
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Post by Vader » Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:08 pm

The NDA is okay until I get home and have to give my girlfriend a vague reply when she says "how was your day?".
I mean, I spent 8 hours a day at work, and I can talk to people about anything in work, so it's all good really.

Yesterday I was playing an undisclosable game which wont be released until [censored]

Yay!
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Post by Squirminator2k » Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:44 pm

NDAs are fun. I can't sya much more than that.
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Post by Blinx » Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:33 pm

Is the game crap by any chance Vader?
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Post by MonkeyforaHead » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:32 am

That's the one thing I'd dread about being a QA tester -- testing games I couldn't stand playing.
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Post by FutureWorm » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:06 am

And that, my friends, is why you don't do QA at THQ.

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