199w ago - PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico has confirmed that today Sony's competitive reality show The Tester arrives on PlayStation 3 via PSN.
To quote: Over the past couple of weeks, thousands of you have watched The Tester trailer on PlayStation Network or online, and I know from the overwhelming feedback we've received that many of you are looking forward to the premiere of The Tester as much as I am.
Well, the wait is finally over - The Tester premieres on PlayStation Network today! From the beginning, PlayStation has been a pioneer in gaming and entertainment.
This pioneering attitude can be seen in everything we do on PlayStation Network - from delivering genre-shattering exclusive games such as Flower, flOw, Fat Princess and the PixelJunk franchise, to launching the revolutionary 3D social gaming platform PlayStation Home, to becoming the first entertainment network on a console to offer a premiere video delivery service or digital comics.
So, when we decided to push the envelope even further and produce the first original reality series on PlayStation Network, we knew the bar was set pretty high.
I can proudly say that The Tester doesn't disappoint. We teamed up the reality...
200w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has announced today that a preview show of The Tester is available on PlayStation Network beginning today.
To quote: The countdown is on - we are just one week away from the premiere of The Tester on PlayStation Network.
I have a treat for everyone - a special preview show of The Tester hosted by actor, comedian, hardcore gamer, and The Tester judge Hal Sparks.
The show offers a glimpse of what you'll see on The Tester, and plenty of stuff that you won't see, including highlights from thousands of the hilarious submission videos we received - and there were some doozies.
Check out a snippet of the preview show below, and download the full preview show on the PlayStation Store and in PlayStation Home Theatre #8 later today.
201w ago - PlayStation Network's Sr. Director Susan Panico revealed today on the PS Blog that Sony's competitive reality show The Tester is coming to PS3 via PSN for free this February.
To quote: I know many of you are excited about the upcoming launch of The Tester. I am here to share great news - it is premiering on February 18th exclusively on PlayStation Network!
We're also welcoming a new celebrity judge to our prestigious panel on The Tester - Hal Sparks! Most of you know him as an actor and comedian, but he's also a diehard gamer.
You can watch contestants face off against Hal throughout the eight-episode series - it's going to be brutal.
The Tester is an original competitive reality series that PlayStation fans can really get into. Produced in partnership with one of the biggest names in reality TV (51 Minds), this is a program for gamers, about gamers who are competing to win a job as a game tester on PlayStation's first party development team - the team that has introduced history-making franchises such as God of War, UNCHARTED, LittleBigPlanet...
203w ago - Previously Sony held an open casting call, and today the cast to the PlayStation Network reality series dubbed "The Tester" is revealed.
To quote from PSN Sr. Director Susan Panico: In September, we announced an open casting call for The Tester and the response has been tremendous.
I want to thank everyone for your submissions! We heard from thousands of PlayStation fans from across the country, all eagerly vying for a spot on The Tester and a chance to compete to win a gamer's ultimate dream job - an official PlayStation game tester.
Today, I am pleased to be here on the PlayStation.Blog to introduce The Tester cast. In all, 11 contestants were selected for The Tester. The cast ranges in age from 22 - 36 years-old and stems from all walks of life - from a student, to a paramedic, to a used car salesman. While a seemingly diverse bunch, this group is united in the passion needed to be the next PlayStation game tester.
To produce The Tester, we teamed up with one of the biggest names in reality television, 51 Minds, the dynamic production company that is the force behind hit series such as The Surreal Life, Rock of Love, and...
223w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi shared a video today of a new original program that will be created for the PlayStation Network called "The Tester."
To quote: Want a chance to work for PlayStation? Do you have the skills and determination to work as a game tester?
This series of programs will follow a group of select gamers as they face-off in a series of elimination challenges designed to test their mental toughness, endurance, and video game knowledge as they compete for a job working as a PlayStation game tester.
The winner of the new show gets a job working for PlayStation's Quality Assurance department in San Diego, CA and gets the opportunity to work on some of the best PlayStation games.
Open casting for the series begins today.
If you're interested, complete the online casting submission form and upload a short video explaining why you're the perfect contestant for "The Tester" at www.us.PlayStation.com/psn/thetester.
As you can imagine, this show will be sure to entertain so we'll be back on the Blog when we have more to share.