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Trenches comic: Thursday February 9, 2012 - Yesteryear
I’ve been part of a game developer team for a couple of years, and while i was not a tester, I would sometimes join them in their chores.
And from that, it appeared I had a strange power: I could make crashes and bugs appear on the workstations of others by *looking* at them. This was how it usually went:
Tester: Wow, this level seems to be good! Have played for over half an hour and not even a glitch!
Tester Game: *Crashes in some weird, bizarre, random way*
It even got to the point where they would look in my direction if a weird crash occurred. And they often ended up staring right into my eyes, as I happened to be looking at them that moment.
Some of them would start frowning or even started to warn others if I was around. On the other hand, it was kind of useful if they needed to reproduce bugs quickly. I was called over and…can you guess it?
In the end, I discovered that my power could be negated by the presence of a programmer. You know how a bug never appears when you have to show it to a programmer? That is their super power, and it cancelled out mine.
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