How to get a job in the games biz

http://insider.ign.com/teasers/382/382214.html
it's an article over at IGN however you have to subscribe to ign insider before you can read it. However you can get a 7 day trail for free but you need to give them you credit card details (works in a similar way to those free 1 month trail of telstra bigpond. You sign up with your details and after the month is up they start billing you unless you cancel.)
Anyways i thought i would put it up here in case anyone is interested enough to sign up.
There is suppossed to be a whole series of these articles focusing on every job in the industry

we break down industry jobs as widely different as programmer and producer to games journalist and public relations expert. We describe the duties and pay scales of each position, the background requirements and prerequisites, and some of the various paths actual professionals in these fields have taken to reach the positions they're in today

It is infact ants who are the true rulers of this world!!!

Daemin's picture

There are already plenty of articles such as those described there for free all over the internet. Just look at places like www.gamedev.net, www.gamasutra.com, and others like them.

Gazunta's picture

I contributed to their piece on how to become a f/t games journalist. They left out all the negative bits...which was 90% of it :)

souri's picture

So what are the negative bits then ? [;)]

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souri's picture

Do you ever have to watch what you do write, due to the magazine's reputation or connection with a publisher? Have you had anything rejected because, well, the game just plain sucked, and you went all ballistic on it? [:)]

bouncy roo's picture

tut tut where'd you run off to! *pulls Souri back into thread of the damned* [;)]

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Originally posted by Souri

Do you ever have to watch what you do write, due to the magazine's reputation or connection with a publisher? Have you had anything rejected because, well, the game just plain sucked, and you went all ballistic on it? [:)]

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

souri's picture

Noo.. help! *clutches at the dirt*

bouncy roo's picture

MWAHAHAHA now why on earth does the image of someone clutching the dirt make me grin most evily [;)]

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Originally posted by Souri

Noo.. help! *clutches at the dirt*

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

bouncy roo's picture

Oh yeah, did i mention i was the evil twin[;)] or did you just gather?[^]

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

souri's picture

Oh, you know, the way you constantly rub your hands together and laugh to yourself was a dead giveaway. [:)]

bouncy roo's picture

MWAahahahaR! [;)] no I'm a good girl an ANGEL even I swear! why don't you believe me now Souri *tries to use eye trance on Souri*
lol damn your [8D]sunglasses have reflected my seduce mind rays! i shall have to find another way..

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Originally posted by Souri

Oh, you know, the way you constantly rub your hands together and laugh to yourself was a dead giveaway. [:)]

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

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My superhero sunglasses aren't just for show!!... the underpants on the outside, however...

bouncy roo's picture

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!! awwww Poor Meatex_salami....all he ever wanted was his own thread without two...one disgusting perve? lol 2? 1? 2? *grin* yeah well I'll make sure I turn you into a disgusting perve yet :)

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Originally posted by Souri

My superhero sunglasses aren't just for show!!... the underpants on the outside, however...

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

souri's picture

*digs fingers deeper in the dirt and yells louder* HELPPPPPPPPPP!!!! haha

bouncy roo's picture

lol DAMN why'd you have to type dirt! lol so many other words could replace it to give it...lol ok no I won't I'd better not mwahahahahhah >:) but .. oh god HAVE to control myself for Souri, I will not do bad llama things. lol but so tempting just do it! no ..ugh grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr *thinks where Souri is getting put NOONE would hear his screams* mwhahahahahha AHAHHAHA omg I'm so gross lol lol bad llama . damn it control girl!

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Originally posted by Souri

*digs fingers deeper in the dirt and yells louder* HELPPPPPPPPPP!!!! haha

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

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oops.. sorry!.. I know how hard you are trying to restrain yourself! [:D]

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oh man....why'd you have to go do that! Darn you Souri you know I can't control myself! [;)]

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Originally posted by Souri

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oops.. sorry!.. I know how hard you are trying to restrain yourself! [:D]


//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

bouncy roo's picture

...i need my handcuffs

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

bouncy roo's picture

lucky your not in brisbane because I think I would have ripped your shirt of by now.damn it.lol bad urges yes!yes no, yes mmmmm no yes LOL again poor viewers who are reading this. lol I apologise but please don't ban me! hahahha I have been banned every other forum [:(]

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

souri's picture

HAHAHAHAHAAHA...

(shuts up now)

souri's picture

I was laughing about the handcuffs, and you snuck that post in while I was replying!

Who said I was wearing a shirt eh! (rrrrrowl!) kidding. hehe

bouncy roo's picture

TEASE![:X][:X]LOL...hmmmm no shirt hey? lol reminds me of what i....mmm maybe not here. [:p] otherwise all the members will know my ..habits um yeah *looks side to side* "la la la la" *BITING LIP"

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Originally posted by Souri

I was laughing about the handcuffs, and you snuck that post in while I was replying!

Who said I was wearing a shirt eh! (rrrrrowl!) kidding. hehe


//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

bouncy roo's picture

i need to be restrained in a chair.

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

inglis's picture

*found another void in the forum to jump into*

[:D]

bouncy roo's picture

LOL Velcome to the Dark VoId! >:) there are loop holes in Souris members forum,*whisper- he doesn't know I have escaped yet BUT I HAVE SHHHH I am slowly making my own clan of debauched cage lovers :D WHEEE I LOST TRACK*[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]

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Originally posted [:D][:D][:D]by inglis

*found another void in the forum to jump into*

[:D]


//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

devils guard's picture

gday
this did say gerneral comments didnt it,well i just have a question.games like operation flash point,close combat which are strategy and simms, using there editors in game is that anything like creating the original levels in the game and what would the name of this person be called who dose that sort of work.1st question.thanks

bouncy roo's picture

lol twas general comments till I invaded the board hahah :) but I only make havoc at night :)

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Originally posted by devils guard

gday
this did say gerneral comments didnt it,well i just have a question.games like operation flash point,close combat which are strategy and simms, using there editors in game is that anything like creating the original levels in the game and what would the name of this person be called who dose that sort of work.1st question.thanks

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)

Gaffer's picture

ok, thats it, i'm moving to QLD... [8D]

Glenn "Gaffer" Fiedler | Senior Programmer | Irrational Games

Blitz's picture

I think QLD needs to be quarantined...obviously theres been some kind of outbreak!
CYer, Blitz

bouncy roo's picture

LOL! there has [:D] *mohhahaha*

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Originally posted by Blitz

I think QLD needs to be quarantined...obviously theres been some kind of outbreak!
CYer, Blitz

//Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve. \(anon)