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Testing is very repetitive though. I'd imagine many testers are pretty much sick of the game they're testing by the time it's released.
Do they just play the game like normal and make note of any bugs they come across, or do they actually have to test specific parts of they game? Is there more than one person testing one game and each person tests a different part of the game?
From what I've seen in behind-the-scenes videos, it's usually a team of testers that focus on one area at a time, although there might be multiple teams. Basically they play through the game and do whatever they can to bring out any bugs. If they find one, they'll recreate it and send the info off to the programmers who'll issue a fix. Then it goes back to the testers to see if the fix has worked, and whether it has or it hasn't, the cycle repeats. It's a constant to-ing and fro-ing thing that can last for months on end.