This week a forum post on the Steam network popped up, offering eager gamers to chance to test out some hardware that Valve has been working on. Interested parties are invited to fill out a survey on Valve’s website for consideration. The survey probably wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to fill out. Unsurprisingly, applicants are asked a number of video game related questions like how many years they have been gaming, how many games are typically purchased in a year, how often titles are completed and the average difficulty level played at.
Most testing sessions last about an hour and take place at the company’s headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Even if you don’t live in the area or can’t make a special trip to Washington, Valve asks that you still apply because they may have plans for remote playtesters in the future. Furthermore, the survey specifically asks about the type of consoles you own, the number of games owned on each machine and how much time is spent playing each one per week.