Video games started way back in the 1950's with a game called Tennis for Two being played with two paddles and an oscilloscope. Now we are playing 3D games on our hand held game units! The progression over each decade has been unbelievable!
The world of video games has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. This consists of home gaming systems, hand held systems, PC games, and systems specifically designed for kids. This is because the appeal doesn't stop with young people. People of all ages, races, and religions get in on the playing of video games.
It has turned into an outlet for people to pass the time, get aggression out, stay fit, and believe it or not, learn.
There are many different companies that develop and produce video games. These companies have many people on their payroll to do all of the technical work. When it comes to testing the games out, it is their practice to have a group of individuals from their target market play the games and give their feedback.
The feedback they get usually consists of glitches, ease of play, if the game was enjoyable to play, and what things could be done to improve the game. Obviously it is extremely valuable to get this kind of information. This is just one of the many ways video game software advances so quickly.
This type of testing is called Beta Testing. This is just one way of how to make money playing video games. Companies all over are always looking for market consumers to get paid to test their products. That is where you come in.
Don't just sit there and spend hundreds of dollars on a video game system and just play. Use it as a tool to make you cash. Use your PC in the same way. You can look up Beta Testing on the Internet and find companies to test for. Or you could pay a small fee and have someone else find these companies for you.
Keep in mind there is no guarantee that the game you test is going to be a huge big name game like World of Warcraft or Madden Football. There are so many games out there, all that should really matter is that you get paid cash to play (test), a game.
Just think. All you have to do is wake up, sit in front of the TV or PC and turn them on and you are at work! Most of these pay you per hour. If you are going to sit and play a game for hours you might as well get some money to do it!
This is perfect for someone who is out of work. You might be in college and need some extra cash. Whatever the case might be it never hurts to try.
We have all at one point in time or another wondered what it would be like to get paid to play games. Beta testing is just one of those ways.