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Old 05-02-2013, 23:11
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Has anyone ever had a job where they did anything to do with gaming?
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Old 05-02-2013, 23:36
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I work in GAME

While I'm a sales assistant I meet a lot of reps from gaming companies, just the other I week I was speaking to an Activision rep and they gave us all a free copy of Black Ops 2. Some reps give us hoodies and stuff.
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Old 06-02-2013, 00:01
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I suppose in a way you could say my job has to do with gaming too. I work for Amazon and pack a load of games everyday.Also we're told to stay hush hush when new releases come in way before release day.
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Old 06-02-2013, 00:06
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Yep. Artwork related, mainly...

Some of my best friends still work in the industry at various places.
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Old 06-02-2013, 00:10
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I work in GAME

While I'm a sales assistant I meet a lot of reps from gaming companies, just the other I week I was speaking to an Activision rep and they gave us all a free copy of Black Ops 2. Some reps give us hoodies and stuff.
that sounds great
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Old 06-02-2013, 00:11
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I worked in HMV while at college. Never got any freebies though.
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Old 06-02-2013, 00:24
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Only voluntarily doing 'reviewing' on the FIFA database.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:24
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I was a tester and my name is on the credits for Wii Zumba 2

Lol not quite a career. My friend did the translation for game scripts. Taking terrible English done by the Korean translators and making it make sense. Got paid really well for it!

My other friend designed and shot the videos in the Sing Star games. Did the videos for other games too.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:24
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I work for www.gamingillustrated.com which I really enjoy. Being one of their lead writers and getting loads of free games and hardware to review is fun.

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:38
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Yeah it's not too bad.The job itself is all right because I never do the same stuff but some of the customers do my head in - you try to explain to them the problem but that won't have it. Annoys me more as we have to do some training on stuff so I am qualified at locating Xbox 360 faults - my certificates of certification come from Microsoft themselves.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:41
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I suppose in a way you could say my job has to do with gaming too. I work for Amazon and pack a load of games everyday.Also we're told to stay hush hush when new releases come in way before release day.
Yeah we have to stay quiet but I'm allowed new releases early, I was allowed my ZombiU pack 4 days early for the massive price for 220, for that I got:

ZombiU Wii U pack
Assassin's Creed 3
Darksiders 2
Far Cry 3
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:05
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Yeah we have to stay quiet but I'm allowed new releases early, I was allowed my ZombiU pack 4 days early for the massive price for 220, for that I got:

ZombiU Wii U pack
Assassin's Creed 3
Darksiders 2
Far Cry 3
GAME is not all bad

Cracking job you have there..
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:06
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GAME is not all bad

Cracking job you have there..
Yeah the people are good fun too, the only downside is with College as well I have no time to play these games
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:17
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GAME is not all bad

Cracking job you have there..
Yeah, but he had to PAY for his stuff. I get it free, and can keep it usually months or weeks before release.

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:20
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Yeah, but he had to PAY for his stuff. I get it free, and can keep it usually months or weeks before release.

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Ooh look at you with your free stuff
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:23
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Ooh look at you with your free stuff
lol, but its hard work reviewing, especially when its stuff you don't particularly like.

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:28
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lol, but its hard work reviewing, especially when its stuff you don't particularly like.

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I can have anything where I work free of charge for a week providing I submit a review to the website, but with my discounts I may as well just buy the stuff I want.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:40
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lol, but its hard work reviewing, especially when its stuff you don't particularly like.

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I find the bad stuff easier to review as the copy just jumps out at you

It's alright getting free stuff but for starters it's all promo copies (apart from some publishers. EA, for example, tend to send out full retail copies at times) and you also have pressure on you to hammer the game to a certain extent that you can competently write about them.

(forgot to mention in my 1st post in this thread that I now write gaming articles and reviews for some publications, too... helps keep my finger on the pulse )
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:55
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Being one of the lead art people or level designers for a dev must be a pretty awesome job. I know someone who works for EA, though more in a corporate role, and I don't think they enjoy it one bit!
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:05
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Being one of the lead art people or level designers for a dev must be a pretty awesome job. I know someone who works for EA, though more in a corporate role, and I don't think they enjoy it one bit!
I served a bloke the other day and he didn't have his reward card - put his post code which was his workplace - it was Rockstar North Ltd and he is a game designer on GTA5
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:13
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I served a bloke the other day and he didn't have his reward card - put his post code which was his workplace - it was Rockstar North Ltd and he is a game designer on GTA5
Wow I bet that's a long and hard job! Did he look tired? lol so cool to be working closely with such a highly anticipated game.
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:25
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I served a bloke the other day and he didn't have his reward card - put his post code which was his workplace - it was Rockstar North Ltd and he is a game designer on GTA5
Wow I bet that's a long and hard job! Did he look tired? lol so cool to be working closely with such a highly anticipated game.
for me the more important question would have to be what was he buying, what do the makers of GTA play themselves
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:31
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Being one of the lead art people or level designers for a dev must be a pretty awesome job...
That's the general assumption from most folk outside of the industry
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:32
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Wow I bet that's a long and hard job! Did he look tired? lol so cool to be working closely with such a highly anticipated game.
He looked fine, he just said it's great fun doing what you love, naturally I asked him if he had any jobs going

for me the more important question would have to be what was he buying, what do the makers of GTA play themselves
He pre-ordered Alien: Colonial Marines and Gears of War Judgement.
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Old 06-02-2013, 13:39
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3 years at Gamestation and about 4 months at HMV recently.
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