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gametesterguide.com - Is it a scam or worth it?


#1 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29352 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

RelentlessRolento

Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:36 AM

http://www.gametesterguide.com/

Basicly I was wondering if this site is reputable or not. I am almost absolutly sure it's not worth it/a scam, but I'd love to do game testing, no matter how boring it can get.

If anyone can pull up some info or whatever for me and lmk

plus, I don't know if this is in the right forum... my bad if so...

#2 mozby   Cheap Cheapass CAGiversary!   809 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:54 AM

http://www.gametesterguide.com/

Basicly I was wondering if this site is reputable or not. I am almost absolutly sure it's not worth it/a scam, but I'd love to do game testing, no matter how boring it can get.

If anyone can pull up some info or whatever for me and lmk

plus, I don't know if this is in the right forum... my bad if so...




I dunno, anything that seems too good to be true probably is.
I'm also wary of the $35 registration fee...

#3 Psykodelik   Piw Piw Masta! CAGiversary!   1163 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Psykodelik

Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:54 AM

It's most likely a scam. VG testing would be preferred to be in-house so the developers can correct the bugs right away. To my knowledge, the average VG hourly pay is about $10. There are other testing companies that pay more but not for VG's.

EDIT: I did a quick google search and ther was only two links to the comapny "WTJ Research" supposedly the company he works for. It's the same link originally posted. Also if VG testing was this easy and lucrative, they would be everwhere.

#4 RelentlessRolento   Conversation Comedy CAGiversary!   29352 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

RelentlessRolento

Posted 04 February 2006 - 03:04 AM

It's most likely a scam. VG testing would be preferred to be in-house so the developers can correct the bugs right away. To my knowledge, the average VG hourly pay is about $10. There are other testing companies that pay more but not for VG's.

EDIT: I did a quick google search and ther was only two links to the comapny "WTJ Research". It's the same link originally posted.



yeah, like I said, I have little faith in it. It's just hard to find a testing job when living in florida... damn you california and western states!

#5 WebScud  

Posted 04 February 2006 - 03:37 AM

There was another thread about this site I posted in.

The BBB has never heard of WTJ Research Inc. Not to mention the shitty design. Most compaines that are on the web take that kind of thing seriously.

#6 Logain8955   Groovy Cactuar CAGiversary!   2383 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:36 AM

As someone who did game testing, I say this is 100% bullshit. You'd never make 60 someodd dollars an hour. Companies test mainly in house and for about 9-10 bucks an hour, usually on a temp basis. Dont trust this.

#7 CoffeeEdge   Resident Communaut CAGiversary!   8536 Posts   Joined 18.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:42 AM

It's a trap!!

#8 brianmoy   Brian the best I can. CAGiversary!   2021 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:13 PM

Yep that was my thread. (Congrats Webscud on winning the Namco Game Pack, yay! Looks like I won one too.).

http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=83800

Doing some searches on it, I mainly get lots of results of that site offering affiliate payouts (or results of people in forums asking, "is this site legit?" like me with no real answers given). This one site even used GameTesterGuide.com as an example of filling out affiliate user forms http://www.affiliatecashcow.net It also says,

Get Paid to Play Video Games - Normally $34.95 - Yours FREE -

However the registration price is $47


There was another thread about this site I posted in.

The BBB has never heard of WTJ Research Inc. Not to mention the shitty design. Most compaines that are on the web take that kind of thing seriously.



#9 danny-o   Mayor of NASTYVILLE CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:18 PM

The site itself looks like a pop-up "YOU JUST WON A FREE NINTENDO PLAYSTATION CUBE!"

Wouldnt trust it, ever.

#10 danny-o   Mayor of NASTYVILLE CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:39 PM

I didnt know this site is actually posted as an ad on here until just seeing it now. Maybe cheapy knows more than we do about it?

#11 brianmoy   Brian the best I can. CAGiversary!   2021 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:15 PM

Yeah, that's what I was saying on my thread. The banner shows up on CAG all the time. Its even here right now at the top of my reply here.



I didnt know this site is actually posted as an ad on here until just seeing it now. Maybe cheapy knows more than we do about it?



#12 banpeikun   LE Nintendo DS? DO WANT CAGiversary!   3585 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2006 - 04:08 AM

I get it all the time too. Right now I'm getting "Who's Watching Your Kids: Click to Locate Sex Predators in Your Area"

#13 danny-o   Mayor of NASTYVILLE CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 February 2006 - 11:55 PM

I get it all the time too. Right now I'm getting "Who's Watching Your Kids: Click to Locate Sex Predators in Your Area"


I wonder if there are any sexual predators on CAG.

"Hey kid! Get into my car....I have some copies of Rygar!"


But anyway. There was some ad on the site that had something that was fraudulent and I showed it to cheapy and he deleted it.

#14 mach   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:19 PM

I just signed up for it with my credit card. There's a bunch of bullshit PDF's and a links to "get paid to take survey" sites. The free games thing just tells you to get bittorrent and download them illegally. The one thing that might have been good was the form that you fill out to apply to be a game tester. It looks like bullshit, but we'll see if I hear back from them. If I get a job offer, great, if it not, I'll get my money back.

I'll keep you guys updated.

#15 djkunai   Banned Banned   3092 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2006 - 09:31 PM

You gave them your CC? And you joined this month? Either you're a fool and will soon be departed from your money, or you work for that site and will feed us lies about it working perfectly... But which one is it...

#16 mach   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:18 PM

Yes, I gave them my CC, and yes, I just joined today; however, I'm not a fool, I don't work for that site, and I won't lose any money.

I'm not worried at all. The payment is processed by clickbank, which is a reputable company. I don't just give my credit card to anyone.

If I don't get an offer to test video games for pay, I will ask them for the refund, because I am not satisfied. I doubt I'll have trouble getting a refund, since it's clickbank handling the money, not the creator of the site. If I do have trouble getting a refund, I'll simply tell my bank to do a chargeback. That's why I always pay for things with credit cards - if you get ripped off, you can do a chareback.

#17 homerojay   Sith Lord CAGiversary!   199 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

homerojay

Posted 18 May 2006 - 06:36 AM

Yes, I gave them my CC, and yes, I just joined today; however, I'm not a fool, I don't work for that site, and I won't lose any money.

I'm not worried at all. The payment is processed by clickbank, which is a reputable company. I don't just give my credit card to anyone.

If I don't get an offer to test video games for pay, I will ask them for the refund, because I am not satisfied. I doubt I'll have trouble getting a refund, since it's clickbank handling the money, not the creator of the site. If I do have trouble getting a refund, I'll simply tell my bank to do a chargeback. That's why I always pay for things with credit cards - if you get ripped off, you can do a chareback.


I still don't trust the site even if you can get your money back. Maybe you'll get to test some sucky game like Barney and Barbie teaching the ABCs.

#18 solid snake   Liberty aficionado Validating   906 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

solid snake

Posted 18 May 2006 - 07:03 AM

i love how they worded all this bs and check out the sig on the check hahatableWorkaround(9)









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Did you Know?

  • You don't need any formal education to be a video game tester.You can get paid $9 - $80 an hour being a video game tester and get to
    keep the games you test.<LI style="COLOR: #000000; LINE-HEIGHT: 17px">Anyone can become a game tester, all that is required is that you are 15 or
    older to get paid to play games.<LI style="COLOR: #000000; LINE-HEIGHT: 17px">You only need one video game system to become a video game tester.
  • You can work as much or as little as you want to.

Example of TESTING ASSIGNMENT - here is a video game
testing assignment that I completed back in June.




















































































































You might have seen other programs online saying "you can make $150 an hour
playing video games online".
Don't trust other programs for these reasons:


  • They are Scams.They only explain ways to play Internet games, and win prizes, not to become
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  • They are not experts, I have been a video game tester for 4 years, I doubt that
    any of them have never even worked in the video game industry before.

Our companies will Pay You to Test Video Games for Them!

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How Much Can I Make?
You can Make anywhere around $9 to $80 an Hour, right now I make about $75 an Hour.

Why Would a Company to Pay Me?
Because your opinion on their Video Game is extremely important to them. You will be
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know if there is anything wrong with the game. This information is crucial to them, to ensure
the successful release of the game.

How Much Can I Work a Week?
You can work as much or as little as you want. Just pick the jobs that you would like to
complete and they will either have you go into a local testing center, or they will send the
game to you.

When Do I Get Paid?
Normally, you get paid upon completion of an assignment. Usually, about once a week.

Are There any Requirements to Be a Game Tester and to get paid to play games?
There are no requirements. You just need to be 15 or over to get a Game Tester job.

Do I get to Keep the Games I Test?
Many companies allow you to keep the games you test. I have about a 300 XBOX game
library from all of the games I have tested.

"Remember, if you are unhappy for any reason, we will give
you a Full Refund! No Questions Asked.

Thank You so Much, I can't believe this actually worked. It took me only 5 Days to find a
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Jane - Denver, CO

Hi, my name is Jordan. I am a Sophomore in High School at Jefferson High School, I just
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I was skeptical at first, but the Game Tester Guide was so helpful. I recently got accepted
into a job at a game testing firm. I just completed my first assignment for $65. I can't wait
to get more assignments. Thanks for helping me.

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#19 brianmoy   Brian the best I can. CAGiversary!   2021 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2006 - 07:11 AM

Those 2 sigs on the checks look totally diferent unless he's signing with his eye's closed!

#20 DuckM4n   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   350 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 May 2006 - 03:51 AM

check out the awesome english

"I doubt that any of them have never even worked in the video game industry before."


#21 banpeikun   LE Nintendo DS? DO WANT CAGiversary!   3585 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2006 - 07:19 AM

the sig looks like it was made with a mouse

#22 Redeema   Refuses to pay full price CAGiversary!   5850 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2006 - 07:47 AM

Not only that, but those two checks are different sizes and whatnot. Just take a look at your own paychecks, they all look the same. Even my checks from when I started 3 years ago look the same, why would they show up on different sizes of paper. Nice hustle for this guy.

#23 Koggit   almost sorry CAGiversary!   3886 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 May 2006 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, complete BS. He might have information, but whatever info it is it'll be no different than those guides people sell on eBay, and definitely wouldn't be able to fufill the claims he's making.

A friend of mine tested for Nintendo of America here in Seattle, he got $10/hour as a temp and couldn't get a perm position. There are VERY few full time testers. It's more of something you get by knowing somebody -- his brother's a programmer. He did love the job though, for what it's worth.

He tested Mario Tennis. For three months.

#24 zionoverfire   C10Cl12 CAGiversary!   18242 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

zionoverfire

Posted 20 May 2006 - 04:38 PM

A friend of mine tested for Nintendo of America here in Seattle, he got $10/hour as a temp and couldn't get a perm position. There are VERY few full time testers. It's more of something you get by knowing somebody -- his brother's a programmer. He did love the job though, for what it's worth.


Exactly, a lot of game testing (outside of looking for bugs) involves bringing in a series of focus groups to discuss things like name, appearance, playability, etc.. In the case of Microsoft they select these people from a pool and the only way you're going to make $80 an hour is to resell the software they pay you in on ebay.

Also did you happen to notice how all the text reads the same? You'd think he'd be smart enough to write the letter or customer comments in a different style.

#25 mach   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:46 PM

Wow, great news. I just got a mailed a beta version of STALKER for testing. SWEET!

Ok, back to reality. It's been two weeks since I signed up and no word. I'm going to call clickbank and ask for a full refund.

So, to answer the intial question of this thread: don't sign up for this site.

#26 solid snake   Liberty aficionado Validating   906 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

solid snake

Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:38 PM

Wow, great news. I just got a mailed a beta version of STALKER for testing. SWEET!

Ok, back to reality. It's been two weeks since I signed up and no word. I'm going to call clickbank and ask for a full refund.

So, to answer the intial question of this thread: don't sign up for this site.

i thought so.

#27 mach   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2006 - 12:09 AM

Yep, no surprises here. Trust your instincts on this one.

#28 VegasRobb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   299 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:08 AM

Too bad it didn't work out, but the thread can help others make the decision.

#29 Logain8955   Groovy Cactuar CAGiversary!   2383 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:52 AM

I would really really like to see the "example" from that ad.


And then completely rip it apart and explain why each part is BS.

#30 ravenex619   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   1 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

ravenex619

Posted 07 June 2006 - 07:55 AM

Hey whats up guys i have also done some reseach into that site and i have money riding on it i am hoping it isent ascam but i am not dumb i know it happens so any info on it would help me at so heres a contract link mail em and see what u can dig up it would be greatly apperiated admin@gametesterguide.com i got off the site after u pay it says to ask questions there so hit em up me if you have the time and post back here thankx

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