Gaming Jobs Online is the latest video game tester site to hit the market. After a few months of sitting on the side lines and seeing how the website progressed, I’ve decided to write up my review.
The Home Page
Go to GamingJobsOnline.com and you will see a glossy website with lots of information showing you the benefits of being a video game tester and how much you could earn.
Anyway, when you do hit the join now button you land on a page that has some relevant information. Well it’s actually just a quick checklist of what they are offering in their membership.
The good news is there’s a $1 trial membership for you to try it out for a week.
The bad news is this is a membership site that requires you to pay $27 per month thereafter.
I don’t want to write it off just yet because the membership itself might actually be awesome!
Inside The members Area
O.K. so you pay your money and will eventually receive an email with your username and password in order to access the member’s area. It took over 24 hours for my email to arrive. This in itself is very poor and I would expect instant access (especially as that was 1 day less of my 7 day trial!)
The members area is nice and easy to navigate and lots of big icons to tell you what each section is about.
The first icon is for the ‘Gaming Jobs Database’ (more on that later).
The second icon takes you to a list of paid, online surveys! WTF?! There’s me thinking this was a site about video game tester jobs!
The third icon reads – ‘Paid Content’. This takes you to a list of companies that pay you for writing reviews on all sorts of products. Again – not what we came here for.
The next icon says ‘Free Games’. Well we all like free games right? Still bugger all to do with video game tester jobs though! This link takes us to a list of 3 companies that you can get a free trial of 7 to 30 days to receive game rentals.
The fifth and sixth icons are for ‘Free DVDs’ and ‘Free Magazines’. Don’t even get me started here! This is total bullsh*t.
It gets funnier though! The next icon is for Free Bonuses! Bonuses for what? Well to give you an idea as to the mindset of these people, here’s one of your free bonuses:
Get samples and win Durex Ultimate Variety Packs.
This is the exact wording!
The eighth icon is for gaming job news. Well at least we might find some useful information here…mmm Nope!
The gaming job news is a simply a news feed of current affairs! Absolutely NOTHING to do with the video games industry.
The last icon is a ‘Contact Us’ button. The only thing that is good for is to ask the owners why they feel they can justify in charging $27 a month, for literally nothing in return! Unbelievable!
Gaming Jobs DataBase
Now I’ve left the first icon button until now, and that’s the ‘Gaming Jobs Database’.
To me this is the most important area of joining such a site because it really can provide you with dozens of new video game job openings.
So if the guys and gals at GamingJobsOnline came up trumps with this area, I might have just forgiven them (a little) with the crap they’ve produced so far.
So, on clicking the icon I get taken to a list of potential jobs and a list of jobs by various video game companies.
When I clicked on the first company – Activision Blizzard – I get a broken link. Not a good start.
The second company Atlus gives me a link to a marketing and PR job that was advertised in June 2011 and was for a temporary job lasting 6-8 weeks. Out of date!
Last chance and I hit the link for Disney. The first job vacancy was for a Lead Character Artist! Hell why not! Let’s see what it says… here’s what it said on the page it took me to: The requisition you were trying to access does not exist.
Three strikes and you’re out! This has got to be a joke!
So there you have it folks – that’s my review of GamingJobsOnline! It might be a tough decision for you whether you want to join this $27 a month membership site.
The only saving grace this site has, is that you get a trial membership of 7 days for $1. Plus you get an unconditional 60 day money back guarantee. I personally want my dollar back!
I really dislike this site because all they are interested in is trying to get you to sign up to companies like paid surveys and free trials so they can make money through their links. It has nothing to do with helping you find video game tester jobs or the video game industry.
For a site that does produce the goods and is updated constantly visit my number 1 recommended choice – BecomeAGameTester. Tell Matthew I sent ya!
~ Pete Wotton