Canadians can get paid to play video games, eat Doritos and drink Mountain Dew.
Whilst all this sounds too good to be true, it is exactly the reward the successful applicant will receive as a video games tester for Casino Online Francais.
The winner will be paid CAD $250 just to sit at home and work their way through CAD $500 worth of video game loot boxes. And to keep the wolf from the door whilst they are playing, they can snack on free food and drink as well.
The loot boxes are for such as FIFA 21, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Madden NFL and Star Wars Battlefield II and the reviewer will need to judge the quality of the items they get, provide feedback on the quality of the game experience, and rate the uniqueness and rarity of the items in the loot box. They will also be asked to give their opinion as to whether playing the games give them a sense of pride and accomplishment.
The offer is open to all Canadians over the age of 21, and they can apply online until 5 pm on match 11th.
For the uninitiated, loot boxes are a standard feature in many video games, although they are not without their controversy.
Known by various names -such as crates, card packs or crates – they are consumable virtual items which can be redeemed for real money.
Critics argue that they are a way of extracting more money out of players, but defenders of the concept maintain that they help keep the initial cost of the games down –they are often free to download – making them more accessible to more players.
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Whilst their offer may seem a generous one, it might be argued that they will actually be getting somebody to test their games for next to nothing.
A video game tester is actually a real job, with starting salaries of CAD $20,000 a year plus benefits. And, depending on experience, a senior tester can earn up to CAD %60,000 annually.
Video game testing is a very cyclical business and demand fluctuates, but the good thing is that there are new games being developed and, every time they are ready for market, somebody is needed to test and review them first.
However, for those who aspire to make a career out of their hobby, this opportunity might well be a good way to start. The money itself might not be all that good, but the experience gained could well enable the successful applicant to get their foot in the door later when it comes to applying for a full-time job.
And, even for those who have no long-term career ambitions, how many other chances will they get to get paid for what they would normally do for free anyway? Of course, it does help if they like Doritos and Mountain Dew as well!