Sony announces PlayStation exclusive reality-series, 'The Tester'
By Hector Cortez Feb 1, 2010, 12:11 GMT
The Tester will follow contestants over eight episodes as they\'re put to the test in a series of elimination challenges shaped around the skills necessary to be a game tester.
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced it will debut the original competition reality series, The Tester, on PlayStation Network for free download starting February 18, 2010.
In the series, 11 gamers from across the country will compete in physical and mental challenges to win a position as a game tester at SCEA and a $5,000 signing bonus.
The Tester will follow contestants over eight episodes as they're put to the test in a series of elimination challenges shaped around the skills necessary to be a game tester, including dexterity, communication skills and mental prowess. Cast members range in age from 22-36 years-old and stem from all walks of life -- from a student, to a paramedic, to a used car
New episodes of The Tester will be available on PlayStation Store for free each Thursday from February 18 through April 8. PS3 owners can also view the latest episode of The Tester with other gamers in the PlayStation Home Theatre every Thursday, as well as purchase a variety of The Tester virtual items.
A trailer for The Tester is available at www.TheTester.com