Your boss just pulled you into another surprise meeting. You’ve got a case of the Mondays. And your raise got rejected. Why not leave it all behind and roll the dice on a new career in video games?
There’s nothing altogether shocking that Rockstar Games might be looking to hiring another person to edit trailers for them. It’s no confirmation of a new Red Dead, people! But it is fun to see what they’re going for, what with their style of trailer that always uses in-game footage.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune finds one journalism student who is making some money testing an unnamed, unannounced Activision game.
Would you like to work for the Gawker Media empire, slaving away on the technology that powers our informative web sites? Then have we got the job for you, tech guy or tech gal! Here's the official description from HR!
Would you like an exciting career in retail management? Can you upsell a 13-month Xbox Live Gold subscription on a $100 wireless adapter? Can you answer "What's a Zune?" without using the word "iPod"?