Take-Two Accused Of Treating Its Testers Like Crap

Take-Two Accused Of Treating Its Testers Like Crap

A former tester at Visual Concepts, the developers behind 2K’s NBA and MLB games, is trying to take the pair’s parent company Take-Two Interactive to court, accusing them of a number of workplace violations.

The suit is being put together by former “temporary employee” Aaron Martinez and his legal team, alleging that Quality Assurance (QA, or testers) workers at Visual Concepts were, during his time there, not paid for all their hours worked. He also claims they weren’t given break periods for rest or meals, and at the time of termination hadn’t been paid all their wages owing.

Take-Two, for its part, denies the allegations.

Take 2 Interactive Is Getting Sued By QA Tester [moop2000 @ NeoGAF]


  • Never treat your QA staff like crap.

    “Oh whoops, I guess we missed that showstopper bug because we were too tired from over work.”

  • For those who aren’t aware, Penny-arcade and PvP have been working on a new comic series about game testers, but more interestingly is they are also taking and publishing stories from people who test games for a living. It’s amazing how bad the job actually is, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this one’s true.

    If anyone’s interested, search for The Trenches. Forget the comic, it’s the shocking stories that’ll keep me coming back.

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