PlayStation Reality Show, "The Tester," Set To Go
Last year, Sony announced an open casting call for their new reality show, "The Tester," and since, thousands of gamers have submitted their name for a chance to become a PlayStation game tester.
Well, as revealed over at the PlayStation Blog, the final cast of 11 contestants is now set: ages range from 22 to 36 and professions that include used car salesman, student and paramedic. Sony has partnered up with reality television maestro 51 Minds, a studio that has been responsible for the likes of "The Surreal Life," "Rock of Love" and other hit shows. "The Tester" will be hosted by model and host of online music shows, Meredith Molinari, and there will be a total of eight episodes in the first season. Lastly, the panel of judges has also been confirmed and this features SCE Release Manager (and former tester) Brent Gocke and David Jaffe, Director and Lead Designer of the acclaimed God of War and Twisted Metal franchises, and founder of Eat Sleep Play. And where will you find "The Tester?" On the PlayStation Network, of course, which will continue to grow with such original content in 2010. The prize for the winning contestant is a job as an official PlayStation tester and a $5000 bonus. Gotta love those signing bonuses.
If you want to learn more, visit the show's official site, where you can read up on the cast, judges, hostess, and extra info. Who hasn't wanted to test video games for a career?
1/21/2010 12:24:11 PM Ben Dutka