193w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has made available a preview video of The Tester - Episode 7 which also hits PS3 on PSN today.
To quote: This week on The Tester, we find out who has what it takes to make it to the "final three." It is not going to be easy.
In Episode 7, "Killer Recall," Amped, Cyrus, Nauseous, and Star must memorize self-defense combinations and use them against a gauntlet of attackers in a live game scenario.
The grueling mental and physical challenge puts contestants' individual memorization abilities to the test – a key skill needed to recreate game bugs or follow critical procedures in the QA environment. You don't want to miss this episode!
On hand to evaluate who's got all the right moves is God of War III's Director of Product Development, John Hight. A industry veteran with dozens of titles to his credit and a Cinematic Arts Professor at USC to boot John's got an excellent eye for talent.
The Tester is available in both Standard and High Definition formats from the PlayStation Store and also showing in PlayStation...
194w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a video preview of The Tester - Episode 6, which hits PS3 via PSN today.
To quote: Gaming really becomes reality this week. Throughout the series, the gamers have been tested on the skills necessary to become an effective tester.
This week, the ability to maintain concentration in a busy environment (and, man, does it get busy in First Party QA!) is put before the gamers by way of paintball.
In The Tester - Episode 6 "Focus, People, Focus," the remaining five (Amped, Cyrus, Doc, Nauseous, and Star), are evaluated on their individual ability to keep it together under fire. And, to scrutinize if their aim is true, SCEA Managing Producer Kyle Shubel joins the panel to witness who's in the 'Killzone.'
As we get closer to the season finale on April 8, every moment (and shot) counts for the remaining contenders.
The Tester is available in both Standard and High Definition formats from PlayStation Store and also showing in PlayStation Home - Theater 8, where another free cast T-shirt will be rewarded.
Also, check out this week's commemorative items (The Tester Teddy Bear) available in the...
195w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has revealed a preview of the latest episode 5 of The Tester today, and confirmed that it will be available in its entirety on PSN.
To quote: This week's episode is called "Buzz In or Buzz Off." The remaining 6 (only 6!) gamers take on a BUZZ!-themed quiz challenge testing their mastery of all things PlayStation.
It really heats up when SCEA's Director of First Party Quality Assurance, Jeff Wilkerson, joins the panel this week to evaluate who might have what it takes to work on one of his QA teams.
There's no place to hide in this episode and somebody is bound to crack under the pressure. This knowledge challenge is anything but trivial. Who's got the answers? Who has no clue?
Find out in Episode 5 and witness every twitch, lip quiver, high-five and blank stare to see who goes on and who goes home.
The Tester is available in both Standard and High Definition formats from PlayStation Store and also showing in PlayStation Home - Theater 8, where another free cast T-shirt will be rewarded. (This week, it's a...
196w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a preview of The Tester - Episode 4, which is available today on PSN.
To quote: Hey The Tester fans. It's Thursday, which means the wait is over for the next episode of The Tester.
Game developers know that the ability to thrive in almost any situation and use creativity to problem-solve are key qualities necessary to work in quality assurance. Testers must be able to adapt and create scenarios to fully analyze a game.
So, what better way to take people out of their comfort zone and assess their creativity than with a surprise live-action role play? That's right, things definitely get dramatic this week as the remaining 7 gamers use random props, their wits and sheer guts to entertain and impress the panel.
197w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a video preview alongside news that The Tester Episode 3 is available for PS3 on PSN today.
To quote: After only two episodes, it is great to hear that so many of you are enjoying The Tester and making Thursday night viewings of The Tester with your friends in PlayStation Home Theater a weekly destination.
Now, eight contenders remain and in Episode 3, "No Cry in Team," they face one of the most demanding challenges in the series. This week, it's all about teamwork. Wielding a giant slingshot and the "TesterNet", these contenders must prove they can work together when the pressure is on.
If that isn't hard enough, Mr. David Jaffe is back on the panel. And the cast is definitely out to impress him! Can Amped keep it straight? Will Big D deliver?
You don't want to miss Episode 3. And remember, The Tester is available in both Standard and High Definition formats from PlayStation Store and also showing in the PlayStation Home Theater where another free cast T-shirt will be rewarded. The Tester commemorative items are also available in the Theater and Central Plaza kiosks in PlayStation Home.