Congratulations on your new place of employment! Next up: making a good first impression. You only have one shot, so show up on time, remember everyone’s names, and just be yourself, but not too yourself, if you get what we’re saying. Look, just don’t screw it up. This video should help.
2K Australia, a veteran studio that’s worked on everything from Freedom Force to Tribes to BioShock to Borderlands, was shut down today. Kotaku Australia has the story.
When you’re starting your career in any field, you probably have high hopes but don’t really know what to expect. Should you keep your head down and do what you’re told or should you aim only for ambitious projects? Here’s what I’ve learned in my experience as a software developer.
Honing your skills in a video game is hard work. It takes practice, patience, and creativity. These are all assets that could help you land a real job, too. But do they? Have you ever emphasized your gaming background during a job search, and did it help?
Gawker Media, the company behind Kotaku.com, is developing Kinja, our collaborative blogging platform. We need a UX expert to make our software as elegant and pleasant to use as possible. And I suspect a game developer might be who we need.
Understandably, there is some point in life where getting paid to stuff your face with french fries might sound like a desirable thing. For most people, this point quickly passes. A former professional frozen food taster tells all in a gross and engrossing interview at The Billfold.
More and more, jobs everywhere are becoming automated—and it's only going to get worse as technology becomes more capable and advanced. What are the chances your job could be taken by a robot, machine or AI, though?
The Wall Street Journal goes behind the scenes today at a very stressful job interview for the coolest job in the world: Designer at Lego world headquarters in Billund, Denmark.
There's this crazy new thing happening called "people hating their jobs" that has spawned this other new thing called "Desk Rage." It's basically being really annoyed with stuff that happens... at work.
Do you love video games? More importantly, are you able to communicate your love of video games through the 21st-century medium of online video? Then we should talk.
Note: This position has been filled.
We're not talking developer, designer, producer or sound engineer. Today's Speak Up on Kotaku from commenter nicp1112 is all about what job you'd like to be hired for in an actual video game. Still confused?
Earlier this week we posted a story article regarding the hardships of being a QA tester in the video game industry. Commenter Gunflame is here to set the record straight—it's a job, get over it.
You've lost your job, your house, and your savings are completely gone. Can you survive for a month on $1,000? That's the challenge put forth in the game Spent. Are you up to it?
Carrianne Howard studied game design. As Bloomberg previously reported, she ponied up US$70,000 for a "worthless" degree from a for-profit college. But Howard not only lost $70,000 on that degree, she also lost her love of video games.
While Halo: Reach is Bungie's last hurrah in the Halo universe, Microsoft's 343 Industries is keeping the dream alive, with fifteen new positions opening today for qualified individuals seeking to "be part of the awesome."
What does a video game designer do? At last, we have an answer.
An ex-NBA star recently asked a group of children where playing Xbox will get them. He was promoting fitness, so he probably expected a negative answer. And he got one.