Think about it – they have to test everything, up to and including, “How does the game handle it when the most amazing player in the world pulls off a series of spectacular moves with pinpoint precision?” If the tester can’t do that, well, too bad.
“I’m pretty good at fighting games, but I’m not great,” says Corey. “Some have ridiculous 10 button combos, and sometimes I can’t do those. Well, fuck. You can’t cheat your way through it, that defeats the purpose of the test. So you have to sit there and practice the move all day until you get it.”
Every gamer knows how frustrating it is to get stuck, but at least you can walk away, calm down, and not have your boss tell you to get back in there and spend hours mastering the single secret move that makes Barbie’s horse eat a rival jockey. Have you ever played a game to relax after finishing a project with a tight deadline? For testers, the game is the deadline. You have to grind away at whatever you’re stuck on for an hour, a day … however long it takes you, which will be well past the point of fun.
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Okay, so I enjoyed writing this way more than I should have. The kissing scene got a little out of control but what can I say, sometimes the characters take over and there’s nothing I can do. Either way, this prompt from thegirlwiththeimpala inspired the following one-shot.
Prompt: I would like to request a oneshot where Steve and the reader are really
close friends and are always flirting a little bit. One day she teases
him and he warns her that she’ll cross his line and it leads to them
“On your left!” You laughed as you surpassed Steve for the second time. “Not for long.” He huffed as he began to speed up. He was used to being teased like this as was so often the case when you were together and as he ran, he remembered how similar a day it was when you first met. He had been jogging early in the morning having expected nobody else to be awake and outside. Alone with his thoughts, he had been running distractedly until he felt himself collide with another person. You had been jogging with headphones in and were exercising so furiously that you hadn’t noticed Steve coming towards you. Of all the people to run into, it had to have been Captain America. Ever since that day, Steve had come out early on a Sunday morning in the hope of meeting you again – you, who had initially called him a ‘stone-skulled ass hat’ before realising who you were talking to. Something about the way you didn’t care who he was intrigued Steve and eventually, after ‘running into him’ a few more times, you became great friends. Upon hearing the many tales of the person who could put Steve in his place, you were invited to Stark Tower where you hit it off with all the other Avengers too.
You waited by the park fountain, leaning over and panting. It had taken all of your effort to overtake Steve. You were definitely not faster than him but you had the advantage of knowing the shortcuts along your jogging route so that you could fool him into thinking you were. Not wanting him to realise that you had the biggest crush on him, you constantly teased and annoyed him. For the most part, he was a good sport about it, presuming it to be playful banter but even you could see when it was too much. Today, thankfully, was not one of those times.
Imagine Theo in an interview and he can’t keep his cheeky comments to him self.
“Well Theo let’s talk about your lovely girlfriend (Y/N). Was it love at first sight for you two.”
Theo smiled at the thought of you, almost giggling like a lovesick teenager. “Definitely not. (Y/N) hated me when we first met, thought I was egotistical and stubborn,” he paused, knowing you were watching, “I can be but only sometimes. But after while we were able to have civilized conversations and I was surprised by how much we actually had in common.”
The interviewer awed. “What surprised you most about her, if you don’t mind me asking.”
“What surprised me most?” Theo thought out loud. “What surprised me most was uh, her skills in bed.”