Correct me if I'm wrong....

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
March 31, 2010 11:34am CST
I was going through my spam folder on one of my email accounts when something caught my eye. It was "Super Mario Brothers (wii) game testers needed" I clicked on the email but of course the links were disabled, and I din't feel like enabling them nor did I particularly want to. In any case, it caught my attention because we have Super Mario Bros for the wii. Well it also caught my eye, because I always thought that game testers were needed before the game was released to the general public so that the testers could find any glitch or bug in the game and report it to the game manufacturer. So why would they need a tester for wii games now? Odd if you ask me. What do you guys think?
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@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
Hey SCG... You been busy? Haven't seen you in moez for sometime.Hekhek.. WEll i don't know about wii or anything... Just came heare and dropped by...
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Hello Yresh! Well I went out on a picnic with my husband and a friend yesterday, so I was gone the whole day! I did pop in in the morning my time at MoEz though.
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
Yeah.. mr. admin was the one who told me you were there... I was so annoyed with the spammers yesterday. You should have been there. Anyway I bet the picnic was lovely.... Did you take some pictures? I know the view in your place is lovely...
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Oh, yea I told them the day before yesterday and then again yesterday morning. I was there on the chat at night my time, I took one picture but my thumb was over the lens so it only took a bit of it. I'm thinking we'll go back sometime so when we do maybe I'll have a camera. We want to get a digital camera.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
31 Mar 10
That does sound pretty odd,and normally I would think they would need game testers to test games before they come out to the public and it sounds like most likely it would be a scam of some sort,and the only reason I would think someone would need a game tester for a game that is already out is if there are glitches are problems with the game where they would want testers to see if it was possible to fix the problems,and we do have Super Mario Brothers Wii and it is an awesome game and it does not seem to have any glitches or any problems that would need to be worked on and it is just like the old Super Mario game,I love you with all of my heart and soul.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Yeah baby, I'm thinking a legit gaming company would most likely only need a game tester if the game has glitches after it's release, but then again they would probably go with someone who has already tested the game then with a completely different person, or at the very least they'd go with someone in their company. I LOVE YOU 2!
• United States
1 Apr 10
I did not think of that,I agree they would probably go with the testers who tested the game before,or someone in their company to get it tested and fixed quickly since glitched games do not make money,I love you with all of my heart and soul.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Yep, glitched games DO NOT make money! :D
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@GardenGerty (90157)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Mar 10
Hey, we all pretty much agree with you that it looks like an attempt to fool you in some way. It is planned either to collect a "shipping fee" or to manage somehow to harvest your personal information. A lot more people need to wake up and figure these things out, the same way you did. It is not a legitimate offer, and your computer knew it wasn't, that is why it went to spam. It was sent by someone known to cheat others, and it got sorted out that way.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Since I've started earning online I've seen a bunch of websites talking about "email lists", and now I realize that most likely the spammers by these lists. I'm wondering if what they choose to spam about is random, or if it does have something to do with their interests. Of course it has to look somewhat legitimate so that the chances of someone falling for it increases. My favorite ones are probably the ones about money and a long lost uncle, or even someone who is not related but has the same last name. You know which ones I am talking about?
@GardenGerty (90157)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Mar 10
We do not get the ones with same last names, but we get "My dearest one" letters from a widowed Christian Lady from Africa whose late husband blah, blah, blah.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I don't really check those spam messages anymore so I usually just hear about them here on myLot.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 May 10
could be that it is a new release and wanted testers before hnad
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 May 10
The game was new around Christmastime, by the time I got the email it was probably considered "old".
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 May 10
Probably!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr 10
Well I think it is spam They would not need testers if the game is already on the Market I mean it would be a bit late to pull them back in if the tester decides it is no good
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 May 10
yeah they would have to do something else to appease users who might be having a problem with it, so I doubt they'd want to make it public by asking for testers... they'd use their own.
• India
1 Apr 10
i think you are wrong from spam side ,because spam is very danger .it is damage you software so be care full
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Apr 10
I appreciate your concern. I know how dangerous spam can be. My discussion wasn't so much about that then it was about how outlandish the email was.
• United States
31 Mar 10
I got the same email in my spam. I figured the same, since the game is already out they wouldn't need testers now. I think that it is spam and I deleted my copy. :)
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Mine went straight to spam and I deleted it after looking at it. It peaked my curiosity thought it was so obviously spam. My husband would love to be a game tester!
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Apr 10
I'm with Irish, sounds fishy. I'd be pretty leery...
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Oh yea, I definitely know it's a load of Bull Hockey... Too bad it is, that'd be nice...
• China
1 Apr 10
Make a correct diagnosis is really difficult.Don't change to cope with changes.GOOD LUCK!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Apr 10
I am not really sure what you mean but thank you so much for your response. Have a wonderful day.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
31 Mar 10
If they were legit, then it would have been for the next versions. Being too close to the Microsoft headquarters, I answered an add for it once. They were recruiting game testers but it did not say for which game. I sent out my resume, but I never got a call back. It would have been a sweet gig!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Oh yea that would have been real nice! Too bad they didn't give you a call back! Hubby wants to be a game tester!
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Could have been some kind of email scam where they try to get you to pay for something or steal your SS#. Good thing you didn't enable the links.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
31 Mar 10
yea there are so many email scams out there, there's no telling what info they coulda tried to steal.