Well did you know the Microsoft has its main head quarts there and that there are over 1,000 job openings listed right now. In Redmond there are about 1,200, Seattle 64, Bellevue 311,Issaquah 87. There are about 55 indirectly involved with the XBOX360 projects. This does not mean you have to move there. But if you live in this area this could be a possibility for you to look into. Video game tester jobs in Washington may be possible if you live there. But to be a video game tester you do not have to live there.
Well you are probably saying why are there so many opening? Well in this industry there are millions of dollars to be lost if games were to be released with errors, bugs, or frozen screens. Plus the bad reviews in magazines, game forums, and gaming websites. Not to mention publishers losing money. This is were you come in you are the last line of defense to make sure these problems do not happen. If they do they need to bee reported back to the company as soon as possible to have the problems taken care of.
There are video game tester jobs in Washington just look up the cities above for possibilities.