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Video: The Tester Finale - Episode 8 Hits Today, See Who Wins!

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228w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has revealed that today The Tester Finale - Episode 8 will be hitting PSN, and fans will finally be able to see who wins the job as the next PlayStation Game tester!

To quote: Well, this is it! The wait is over. After seven episodes of watching The Tester cast grind their way through a series of elimination challenges shaped around the skills necessary to be a game tester, we finally get to see who wins the job at Sony Computer Entertainment America.

In Episode 8, "Season Finale," the final three contestants (Amped, Cyrus, and Nauseous) face an intense series of mini-challenges involving problem solving, dexterity, PlayStation knowledge and game play. There are no judges, no elimination rounds, and no excuses in this flat-out race to the finish to determine who wins the title of The Tester.





The Tester is available in both Standard and High-Definition formats from the PlayStation Store and also showing in PlayStation Home, Theater 8 where another cast member t-shirt will be rewarded. And don't miss the new commemorative item that is also available for purchase!

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Video: The Tester - Episode 7 Available for PS3 on PSN Today

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229w 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 [Register or Login to view links]' 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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.





[Register or Login to view links] is available in both Standard and High Definition formats from the PlayStation Store and also showing in PlayStation...
 

Meet The Tester Cast Members in PlayStation Home Tomorrow

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229w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has revealed that tomorrow fans can meet The Tester cast members Amped and Cyrus in PlayStation Home.

To quote: Last week we got to know Big D and Nauseous during their special appearance in PlayStation Home. Both had hilarious things to say about their experiences on [Register or Login to view links] and we found out more about what happened when the cameras weren't rolling.

Many of you have been asking about two of the strongest contestants [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links].

Well, due to popular demand, both are scheduled to appear in The Tester PlayStation Home Theater tomorrow, March 31 from 6PM PDT/9 PM EDT - 7:30 PM PDT/10:30 PM EDT.

Now, with only two episodes left in the series, the competition gets really intense and 'Amped' and 'Cyrus' both have a serious shot at winning it all. Come meet them in PlayStation Home on Wednesday night.

And remember, Episode 7 "Killer Memory" debuts this Thursday and the Season Finale is one week later on April 8. Look forward to seeing you in PlayStation...
 

Video: The Tester - Episode 6 Hits PS3 via PSN Today

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230w 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.

[Register or Login to view links] 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...
 

PlayStation Home: The Tester Cast Members Meet-Up Tonight

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230w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi let The Tester fans know today that cast members Big D and Nauseous will be meeting up in PlayStation Home tonight.

To quote: Thanks again to everyone who turned out to chat with The Tester cast members, Luge and Doc, last Wednesday. We all learned some fun stuff about them and what it was like during the production of the series.

The special 'appearance' was such a hit that PlayStation Home Community Managers have arranged another special event tonight.

[Register or Login to view links]'s own [Register or Login to view links] are scheduled to appear in The Tester PlayStation Home theater from 6PM PDT/9 PM EDT - 7PM PDT/10 PM EDT this evening.

Both are hardcore PlayStation gamers who surprised us all with their mad LARPing skills back in Episode 4. Please join us for this unique opportunity to meet two of The Tester's most popular cast members.

And remember, check back every Thursday to see The Tester - there are only two more episodes before the finale! See you in PlayStation Home.
 
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