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Aug 29, 2017 - 2 minute read - Instagram

Psychic Bug Detection in Retro Game Challenge

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One of the hardest parts of being a Tester and living in the real world is that you know moments before something bad is going to happen, that something bad is going to happen.

Here, in Retro Game Challenge I tried to switch between the top screen and the second screen while the timer is counting down to start the race.

And I knew, I just knew, that when I pressed R+X and it didn’t respond, that I should have stopped pressing. But I didn’t, I just pressed and pressed again and then - duh. I got the ongoing monotonous tone of death.

I suspect, because the game has a built in ‘cheat’ which monitors keypressing for an instant speed boost, that this code might have gotten confused but - boom. Have switch it on and off and now I have to start the challenges for Rally King SP again - fortunately the saved game point work.

I need to try and isolate this 6th sense into a set of exercises to create meta-testers, those imbued with the psychic ability to commune and empathise with the software.

#softwaretesting #softwaretester #psychic #esp #software #gameboy #nintendods

One of the hardest parts of being a Tester and living in the real world is that you know moments before something bad is going to happen, that something bad is going to happen. Here, in Retro Game Challenge I tried to switch between the top screen and the second screen while the timer is counting down to start the race. And I knew, I just knew, that when I pressed R+X and it didn't respond, that I should have stopped pressing. But I didn't, I just pressed and pressed again and then - duh. I got the ongoing monotonous tone of death. I suspect, because the game has a built in 'cheat' which monitors keypressing for an instant speed boost, that this code might have gotten confused but - boom. Have switch it on and off and now I have to start the challenges for Rally King SP again - fortunately the saved game point work. I need to try and isolate this 6th sense into a set of exercises to create meta-testers, those imbued with the psychic ability to commune and empathise with the software. #softwaretesting #softwaretester #psychic #esp #software #gameboy #nintendods

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