172w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has introduced the first cast member for The Tester, Season 2 today alongside a new video trailer on the PSN competitive reality series.
To quote: After four intense rounds of voting among more than 28,000 registered participants, we'd like to congratulate the winner of our first-ever online casting contest for The Tester: Mickey Paradis (aka 8bitmickey) from Denton, Texas.
After receiving a majority of the 350,000+ community votes, he will join the rest of the cast this Fall for the launch of the newest season of The Tester.
If you've been following our ten-week long Summer casting contest, you're probably familiar with 8bitmickey's hilarious and well-admired video submissions. Well, he's got one more for all of his loyal supporters to say "thanks."
Check back with us on the PlayStation.Blog, follow us on Facebook and, as always on TheTester.com for more updates on the show. And, look for the complete cast announcement coming next month.
Thank you to the over 28,000 participants who made this possible,...
179w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has announced that The Tester Season 2 casting opens up for PS3 fan voting in the community today.
To quote: We're only three weeks into our open casting for the second season of PlayStation Network's original competitive reality series, The Tester.
By now, you should have created a profile, complete with videos and pictures, for a chance to compete on the series to win a job as an official PlayStation game tester.
Not interested in being a contestant? Well, you can still take part in the action by voting for your favorite casting submission. Remember, one lucky gamer gets voted onto the cast by you!
Beginning today, the online casting contest kicks off and invites the entire PlayStation community to vote for their favorite contender. For all of you contenders, it's time to push your friends, family and friends of friends to vote for you at thetester.com!
Round 1 voting ends on Friday, July 16th, which also means you still have 10 days to set up your profile, submit...
182w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has shared a video introducing casting calls for Season 2 of Sony's PSN reality show The Tester.
To quote: As you may have heard from Jack Tretton's E3 keynote yesterday, after a successful First Season of PlayStation Network's debut original competitive reality series, The Tester, we're excited to announce we will be moving forward with a Second Season!
So if you think you've got what it takes to compete against other hopeful gamers from across the country to win a job as an official PlayStation game tester, go to our casting site, powered by GotCast, and create a profile that includes a photo and video about yourself.
Remember, not only are we looking for highly skilled gamers, we are looking for personality too.
We're also adding a new twist to the casting process for this Season. There will be an online casting contest that will allow at least one lucky person to be voted onto the Season 2 cast by the PlayStation Community. So make sure to get the word out about yourself after you've...
191w ago - Today PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted a video preview of the upcoming Q&A with The Tester champion that is slated to hit PlayStation Store this week.
To quote: If you have not watched The Tester Season Finale, stop reading now, grab some popcorn, and go directly to the PlayStation Store to download the last episode. Of course, come back when you're done and keep reading...
After eight episodes of battling through the highly entertaining challenges in PlayStation's first original competitive reality series, The Tester, Will "Cyrus" Powers beat out 10 other hopeful gamers from across the country to win the job as an official PlayStation game tester, as well as a $5,000 signing bonus.
What did Cyrus think was his toughest challenge? What is he looking forward to most about his new career? And, does he really have the Hannah Montana Platinum Trophy?
These are just a few of the questions Brent Gocke, release manager from SCEA and The Tester panelist, asks Cyrus during his first official PlayStation Network interview available from PlayStation Store this Thursday.
Here's a short version of the interview also now running in PlayStation Home: