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Hi im just starting college for a game design and development degree but know nothing about any of it, but im very enthusiastic about it and realise that it take a very long time to move up in the chain. What im here to ask you guys today, as a noobie, just starting school for game design, what is the best way to go about getting into volunteer beta testing? I am talking about where they send the game to your house and u play the game as an "audience" type of tester. If you guys could give me any insight as to where to start it would be greatly apreciated.

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what is the best way to go about getting into volunteer beta testing? I am talking about where they send the game to your house and u play the game as an "audience" type of tester.
These kinds of beta tests are pretty rare; most companies don't carry out this kind of closed-public betas. Even open-public beta tests are pretty rare. Usually internal or contracted QA testers are hired.
When they do occur, there's usually a form to register yourself as a volunteer. So, fill out the forms wink.gif

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