gaming job help!

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#1 Posted by biswajit90210 (511 posts) -

Guys i have an interview for a gaming job and i need to prepare for it..i need basic info about various games from different sources like the release date, developers,publishers etc for america, europe and australia. It can be any game so i am trying my best to get as much info as possible from gamespot,ign,wiki,allgame, can you guys mention any other website that i can check which will have detailed information about games? i am a little confused so i needed some help..a gaming job this is my dream!! please help if u can thanks :)

#2 Posted by biswajit90210 (511 posts) -

BTW not really sure if this was the right place to post this but i have no time!!

#3 Posted by MaskedPlayer (979 posts) -

Young man become a doctor or lawyer!

Just joking :P

#4 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

What's the job description?

#5 Posted by Big_Pecks (5245 posts) -

You should have prepared for this if it's your dream.

#6 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -

Guys i have an interview for a gaming job and i need to prepare for it..i need basic info about various games from different sources like the release date, developers,publishers etc for america, europe and australia. It can be any game so i am trying my best to get as much info as possible from gamespot,ign,wiki,allgame, can you guys mention any other website that i can check which will have detailed information about games? i am a little confused so i needed some help..a gaming job this is my dream!! please help if u can thanks :)

biswajit90210

that's a bit of wide topic, can you narrow it down?

#7 Posted by biswajit90210 (511 posts) -

I am prepared for it, i just needed more info..the job profile is of a game researcher(if i can call it that) it's for a forum that gets detailed information about various games on various platforms like the publishers, developers the release date of a game on different platforms in US, EU, JP. What they are looking for is how accurate i can be with the info they need for eg assassin's creed 3 i need to find out about the developer publisher the US, UK release dates the guys who ported the game to other platforms etc. What i guess i need is something like wiki but with more accurate and detailed info..and yes iam looking too!

#8 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -

I am prepared for it, i just needed more info..the job profile is of a game researcher(if i can call it that) it's for a forum that gets detailed information about various games on various platforms like the publishers, developers the release date of a game on different platforms in US, EU, JP. What they are looking for is how accurate i can be with the info they need for eg assassin's creed 3 i need to find out about the developer publisher the US, UK release dates the guys who ported the game to other platforms etc. What i guess i need is something like wiki but with more accurate and detailed info..and yes iam looking too!

biswajit90210

no offense, but that's all easilly googled if you want to know who did the ports go to youtube, watch each version as it starts up and see if there's a difference between developer logos as the games boot

#9 Posted by biswajit90210 (511 posts) -

[QUOTE="biswajit90210"]

I am prepared for it, i just needed more info..the job profile is of a game researcher(if i can call it that) it's for a forum that gets detailed information about various games on various platforms like the publishers, developers the release date of a game on different platforms in US, EU, JP. What they are looking for is how accurate i can be with the info they need for eg assassin's creed 3 i need to find out about the developer publisher the US, UK release dates the guys who ported the game to other platforms etc. What i guess i need is something like wiki but with more accurate and detailed info..and yes iam looking too!

rilpas

no offense, but that's all easilly googled if you want to know who did the ports go to youtube, watch each version as it starts up and see if there's a difference between developer logos as the games boot

yup iam doing just that..it's just that sometimes the information differs on websites anyway thanks
#10 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

[QUOTE="rilpas"]

[QUOTE="biswajit90210"]

I am prepared for it, i just needed more info..the job profile is of a game researcher(if i can call it that) it's for a forum that gets detailed information about various games on various platforms like the publishers, developers the release date of a game on different platforms in US, EU, JP. What they are looking for is how accurate i can be with the info they need for eg assassin's creed 3 i need to find out about the developer publisher the US, UK release dates the guys who ported the game to other platforms etc. What i guess i need is something like wiki but with more accurate and detailed info..and yes iam looking too!

biswajit90210

no offense, but that's all easilly googled if you want to know who did the ports go to youtube, watch each version as it starts up and see if there's a difference between developer logos as the games boot

yup iam doing just that..it's just that sometimes the information differs on websites anyway thanks

If I was interviewing you, the sort of questions I'd be asking are:

Where is the best place to find out information about upcoming games? For example, Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5.

I think that good answer's would be, the developer's own website (Rockstar North), the publisher's website, (Rockstar Games). Also, developer interviews would be good, as you are quoting someone on the actual gaming team.

Wikipedia is a great resource, but the primary information you read on Wikipedia comes from these sources.

I think an shopping website would be a quick and easy source for release dates.

#11 Posted by heretrix (37319 posts) -

You should have prepared for this if it's your dream.

Big_Pecks

Pretty much. Kind of sound like the worst person for whatever job it is.

#12 Posted by BrunoBRS (73260 posts) -

I am prepared for it, i just needed more info..the job profile is of a game researcher(if i can call it that) it's for a forum that gets detailed information about various games on various platforms like the publishers, developers the release date of a game on different platforms in US, EU, JP. What they are looking for is how accurate i can be with the info they need for eg assassin's creed 3 i need to find out about the developer publisher the US, UK release dates the guys who ported the game to other platforms etc. What i guess i need is something like wiki but with more accurate and detailed info..and yes iam looking too!

biswajit90210
first off, realize that they won't be asking you that stuff. you're not supposed to memorize them. you're supposed to know the best, most reliable ways to get the most accurate results.
#13 Posted by JohnF111 (14051 posts) -
Wow TC a few years on here and you should already know enough to be great at the job, however, the job isn't about testing your current knowledge, it's about your techniques of researching, you can't just answer every question with "Well I looked on this site and it tells me everything I need to know, so i copy and paste it!". It's about getting the latest news and information from reliable sources, you might get some contact emails for people working in various game publishers by the sound of the job description and you then have to try to squeeze things out of them game titles, development times, the engine, platforms it'll release. Direct information that other sites then cite your page for, leading to increased traffic and more exposure. If you simply repost already widely posted information then you wouldn't be someone I'd hire. I want someone who can get up to the minute information from a wide range of reliable sources, not rumours and reposts of information already on 300 other sites. Anyway that's my take on the job you applied for but I am no expert so don't take it to heart.
#15 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Defending a console in SW is the best gaming related work there is.
#16 Posted by JohnF111 (14051 posts) -
Defending a console in SW is the best gaming related work there is.dramaybaz
That's not a job, it's a duty for most :P
#17 Posted by sandbox3d (5114 posts) -

I've been working in this industry for years... I have NEVER heard of a job like this. If for some crazy reason such a job exists you seem ill prepared for it.

#18 Posted by Mazoch (2408 posts) -
Good luck with the interview. A couple of thoughts: 1) Rather than trying to find out what the most accurate web sites are, focus on checking your data against multiple sources (so, for example, check the wiki, gamespot and Ubi-Soft's web site). If each site give you the same details, chance are good that the data is accurate. 2) Don't forget that you can mail the publisher and ask. Most companies will be happy to answer basic questions about their game. 3) A site like Mobygames (http://www.mobygames.com) can be useful since they usually list the complete credits of the game. So if you wanted to find out who localized AC3 to Spanish, go to mobygames.com, search for Assassin's Creed 3, select complete credits in the bottom right and select the platform. You can now search through the credits for details. The credits will list that the Spanish localization was handled by 'Synthesis Iberia, S.L.'. 4) GameFaqs.com can be a good source (look under game > home > release data for a good overview of the different versions and regional releases). 5) Google!
#19 Posted by biswajit90210 (511 posts) -

[QUOTE="Big_Pecks"]

You should have prepared for this if it's your dream.

heretrix

Pretty much. Kind of sound like the worst person for whatever job it is.

kind of sounds like the worst person at judging someone..did i mention that i need the information today? i said i have a job interview and i need some information. I am already preparing for the interview and the job, i just wanted to know from my fellow gamers if there is a website i can use which is like wiki to get more information about games. So if you can't help just don't comment..you don't have to be a smart ass about it.
#20 Posted by biswajit90210 (511 posts) -
[QUOTE="Mazoch"]Good luck with the interview. A couple of thoughts: 1) Rather than trying to find out what the most accurate web sites are, focus on checking your data against multiple sources (so, for example, check the wiki, gamespot and Ubi-Soft's web site). If each site give you the same details, chance are good that the data is accurate. 2) Don't forget that you can mail the publisher and ask. Most companies will be happy to answer basic questions about their game. 3) A site like Mobygames (http://www.mobygames.com) can be useful since they usually list the complete credits of the game. So if you wanted to find out who localized AC3 to Spanish, go to mobygames.com, search for Assassin's Creed 3, select complete credits in the bottom right and select the platform. You can now search through the credits for details. The credits will list that the Spanish localization was handled by 'Synthesis Iberia, S.L.'. 4) GameFaqs.com can be a good source (look under game > home > release data for a good overview of the different versions and regional releases). 5) Google!

Thank you so much i will do that cheers!