134w ago - Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi of the PlayStation Network has posted a preview show of The Tester Season 2 hosted by Hal Sparks today along with PS3 sweepstakes details.
To quote: To get you ready for the Season Premiere next week on Tuesday, November 2, we're releasing a special 'Preview Show' today that features more about the cast, a glimpse at what you'll see this season and, most importantly, casting submission outtakes from folks that didn't come close to making the cut.
Our good friend and Season 1 panelist, Hal Sparks hosts this preview.
While Hal was unavailable for Season 2 because of his touring schedule, he was able to check out the hopefuls, provide his hilarious perspective, and introduce his replacement, Adrianne Curry... all in this short preview episode.
During the season, you'll see cast members win challenges and also valuable PlayStation and Sony prizes like a PlayStation Move bundle or a Sony HD HandyCam.
You, the audience and fans of "The Tester," will...
135w ago - Executive Producer of PlayStation Network Kevin Furuichi has shared the first-ever video preview of the new season 2 of The Tester on PSN today.
To quote: The countdown to the debut of "The Tester" Season 2 is now underway with just two weeks to go until the Season Premiere on Tuesday, November 2nd.
The new season promises to be bigger and bolder with more behind-the-scenes with the cast, bigger challenges, and, as many of you requested, longer episodes. For a taste of what's to come, here's the first-ever glimpse at the new season!
This trailer, in all its HD glory, is also available from PlayStation Store later today along with "The Tester" theme featuring the cast and panelists. You'll find both in the "Media" section under "The Tester" icon.
And, next Tuesday, we'll be releasing a Preview Show featuring hilarious casting submission outtakes and more about each cast member.
Finally, you'll also be able to follow "The Tester" on Facebook with the show's new tab on the PlayStation Facebook page. The new tab will allow you to "Like" your favorite cast members and watch previews of each week's...
136w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a look back at PSN's The Tester Season 1 winner Will Powers today alongside a glimpse of what he's doing now.
To quote: It's been almost six months since the end of the inaugural season of "The Tester". In April, we introduced you to our first winner, Will "Cyrus" Powers.
As we prepare for the second season of "The Tester," set to premiere on Tuesday, November 2, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with Will about his experience as a QA Tester for PlayStation, how it has affected his gaming habits and impacted his trophy collection.
So what's up with Will these days? Well, here's what we learned...
Kevin Furuichi, executive producer for PlayStation Network: It has been six months since you started working at Sony. What has the experience been like?
Will Powers, winner of "The Tester": The experience overall has been a blast. Testing may not be a super glamorous position, but its importance within the industry cannot be overstated. Being able to get my hands on games six months, sometimes even a year, before they are released is still just as exhilarating as it was the first time. But, the most rewarding...
139w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has announced today that Adrianne Curry is joining the Season 2 panelists of The Tester on PSN.
To quote: Adrianne Curry, winner of the first season of "America's Next Top Model" and star of VH1 reality shows "The Surreal Life" and "My Fair Brady" and passionate gamer, will join returning full-time panelist Brent Gocke, Senior Release Manager from SCEA, and host Meredith Molinari, model and host of multiple online music shows, when the first episode of "The Tester" premieres this fall.
We're also fired up to reveal the six additional distinguished gaming industry guest panelists that will join Adrianne, Brent and Meredith this season. They include:
• Stig Asmussen - Game Director for God of War III
• Ted Price - Founder and CEO, Insomniac Games
• Deborah Mars - Senior Producer, SCEA Santa Monica Studios
• Greg Goodrich - Executive Producer of Medal of Honor, Electronic Arts
• Michael McWhertor - Reviews Editor, Kotaku
• Travis Williams - Senior Producer, SCEA San Diego
140w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has introduced fans to the complete Season 2 cast of The Tester today.
To quote: We're very excited to announce the final 12 gamers who will appear on Season 2 of PlayStation Network's exclusive original competitive reality series, The Tester.
From Maine to California, this season's cast is talented, passionate, and very competitive. Only one will win the job working for PlayStation in San Diego, California along with a $5000 signing bonus, a 42" 3D Bravia TV, and a 'The Tester' limited edition PS3 game system.
Front row (left to right): Boo, Ches-ka, War Princess, Gaymer, 8bit-mickey, Fantasy Girl, Meredith Molinari
Back Row: Big Fazeek, Samurai, Scooter, Triple Threat, Max1m, Mo Chocolate
Check out each cast member's complete profile and view their short video bio in THE CAST section of The Tester website.
If you're wondering who the awesome panelists for Season 2 are, check back next Tuesday when we announce our special guest panelist line up. And, as always, check back every Tuesday for more information on the upcoming new season of The Tester. More Reality. More Games. More Prizes. Only on...