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Pros and Cons of Being a Game Testerhttp://gplus.ly/1zBC8V7

It's hard to imagine that anyone who loves #videogames  hasn't at one point or another wanted to be a professional game tester.

After all, what could be better than getting paid to play awesome new video games? Plus, when #grandmasboy  came out, they made it look like a lot of fun (if not a bit silly and downright stupid, but that's more about the movie itself than the #gaming  industry).

But it isn't all sunshine and rainbows - there are a few cons to working as a professional game tester. Curious as to what they are? Click the link above to find out.

(But don't worry - it's still insanely awesome to work as a game tester.)

#jobs   #jobsearch   #gametester   #powerupgames   #gametesting  +PowerUp Games 
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Damn...Right in the Feels

Normally, +Owl Turd Comix is a great source for #funny  comics, many #gaming  related. But this one is actually quite sad and really got to us.

It's rare that web comic about #videogames  will tug at our heartstrings, but this simple and sad story has commonalities that just about every member of the human race will go through at some point: exploration, overcoming challenges, finding obstacles that you can't overcome alone, meeting someone special and starting a family, and saying goodbye to your parents as they grow older.

Again, a simple premise but a powerful one. Now you'll have to excuse us - www.powerupgames.com has something in our eyes.

#sad   #webcomics   #games   #powerupgames   #amazing  +PowerUp Games 
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Cycling Through Your Inventory

Although we're not sure where they hold everything, most characters in #videogames  have a lot of weapons in their arsenal.

And many times, the difference between your life and death will be choosing the right weapon.

But what happens when you pull out a lit  #molotovcocktail  from your inventory, only to put it back to decide on using a different weapon? This +Hejibits comic about +The Last of Us sums it up pretty well...and hilariously.

At least www.powerupgames.com thought so - and it actually made us want to go play through #thelastofus  again...brb.

#funny   #lol   #gaming   #powerupgames   #games  +PowerUp Games 
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This Gives Us A Whole New Perspective

Perhaps the real reason why #gamers  can easily kill hundreds of NPCs in a #fps  is because they're all freaked out at how the player looks.

Especially when wielding a pistol, imagine how tired your arm would get from constantly holding it out directly in front of you. www.powerupgames.com thinks you'd have to drop it down near your waist to rest at least occasionally, right?

Well if you did, as depicted in this great comic from +Hejibits - you might get the same reaction as your teammate in the third panel.

#webcomic   #funny   #lol   #powerupgames   #videogames   #gaming  +PowerUp Games 
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Oh. My. God.

We've seen more than our share of impressive #gaming  gifs in our time...but this one might just take the cake.

Anyone who's played the new #mariobros  on the #wiiu  knows of the great new challenge mode, which has players compete in a variety of mini goals.

The challenge depicted in this #gif  (via +Imgur ) is the "Seriously! Fire, Bro!" challenge, which tasks gamers with simply staying alive for 50 seconds while dodging four Fire Bros and only a single block to stand on.

www.powerupgames.com salutes the player in this gif, not only for merely surviving, but for doing it with serious style. You're not required to take out the Fire Bros, but with some amazing gifted platforming, he did, right at the 50 second mark.

Pretty damn cool!

#awesome   #skills   #mario   #nintendo   #powerupgames   #videogames  +PowerUp Games 
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The Truth Behind Being a Game Testerhttp://gplus.ly/1oeUdQ1

While it's undoubtedly true that starting out as a #games  tester is a great way to break into the industry, beware of offers that promise they will make you $20, $25, or even $30 or more per hour.

The reality of the situation is that a #videogames  testing position is an entry level position in every sense of the word, and your starting salary will likely be much lower, around $10-$12 an hour.

So +PowerUp Games would urge caution when you see an offer online promising you'll "MAKE $500 A DAY PLAYING GAMES FROM HOME!"  Odds are if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

However, testing managers in charge of teams of testers often get paid significantly more - and the world's biggest developers and publishers (think industry giants like +Bethesda Softworks and +2K Games ) will often look to hire testers and managers with industry experience.

+PowerUp Games will help you get your foot in the door with REAL training and skill development. Click above to learn how.

#jobs   #jobsearch   #gaming   #powerupgames   #jobseekers  
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Best GTA "Wasted" Gif?

Since we live and breathe  #videogames  it shouldn't be that surprising that our new favorite  #meme  is taking a  #gif  and applying the  #gtav  *"Wasted"* screen to it.

We've seen a lot of them of late (and actually posted a few previously here to our +Google+ page), but this one with this adorably uncoordinated  #puppy  might just be our favorite here at  www.powerupgames.com 

Have any personal  #wasted  gifs to share? Here's the place!

#funny   #lol   #dogs   #grandtheftauto   #gaming   #games   #powerupgames  +PowerUp Games 

image via +reddit 
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What Are Your Fall 2014 Must Buy Games?

Even though we just got past the #summersteamsale  and our bank accounts are hurting a bit, it's never too early to look towards the blockbuster fall season for #videogames  and target which games are your must-buys.

Fall 2014 is shaping up to be one of the biggest in recent memory, and www.powerupgames.com knows most people can't afford all of the major AAA titles slated to release over the next several months (us included).

So, which are on YOUR list? Let us know in the comments - and to make it easier, here's a continually updated list from the fine folks at +Game Informer with confirmed release dates of major #games  :

GameInformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/06/11/2014-video-game-release-schedule.aspx

We're thinking that some of the most popular picks will be:

+Evolve  #halomasterchiefcollection  +Destiny the Game +Assassin's Creed Unity and +Far Cry 4 - let us know in the comments what games you're targeting!

#questionoftheday   #gaming   #powerupgames   #videogaming  +PowerUp Games 
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Those Were The Days...

With the graphical powerhouses that make up today's #gaming  consoles, the older classics probably feel a bit washed up.

That is, they would feel washed up if they could think thoughts and feel feelings, as is the premise for this great comic. www.powerupgames.com especially enjoyed the potshot at the #atari2600  and its lack of system memory.

But if we ever saw these three former titans of the #videogames  industry wallowing in self pity, +PowerUp Games would remind them that some of our all-time favorites were played on the #nes  and #segagenesis  - and yes, even the 2600 with no memory.

#funny   #lol   #games   #powerupgames

comic via The Argyle Sweater
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Best GTA "Wasted" Gif?

Since we live and breathe #videogames  it shouldn't be that surprising that our new favorite #meme  is taking a #gif  and applying the #gtav  "Wasted" screen to it.

We've seen a lot of them of late (and actually posted a few previously here to our +Google+ page), but this one with this adorably uncoordinated #puppy  might just be our favorite here at  www.powerupgames.com 

Have any personal #wasted  gifs to share? Here's the place!

#funny   #lol   #dogs   #grandtheftauto   #gaming   #games   #powerupgames  +PowerUp Games 

image via +reddit 
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