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The Tester Coming to PSN in February

Susan Panico's Avatar Posted by on Feb 01, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Network

Thanks everyone for all of your comments about The Tester. 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.

Hal Sparks

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 and Gran Turismo. This is a golden opportunity for gamers to launch a career in gaming – in fact, some of the most recognized developers in the industry started out as a game tester.

From day one, the goal of PlayStation Network has been to provide quality content specifically for our PlayStation audience – including thousands of movies, TV shows, digital comics, games and add-on game content to choose from – and offering the flexibility to control when you want it, where you want it. Original content has consistently been a huge part of that vision, from first-party games such as Flower, flOw and Fat Princess to exclusive video content such as Qore and Pulse. And now, we are going even further by offering an original high-quality, reality series. With the largest network of first-party game studios in the industry and deep partnerships across the Sony brand already in place, look for us to continue to build out our stable of original content in the future.

PS3 and PSP owners can download The Tester from PlayStation Store starting February 18th for FREE. PlayStation Home users will also be able to watch the series with other PS3 owners in the PlayStation Home Theatre.

We’ve added more details on The Tester at, including photos, cast and panel details, and more. In the meantime, check out the trailer of The Tester below or from PlayStation Store.

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+ Leemo19 on February 2nd, 2010 at 6:00 pm said:

i hope CiJi wins it shes really good.


+ jimmyfoxhound on February 2nd, 2010 at 7:35 pm said:

How low would you have to sink to get ragged on by the producer of Playstation Home?? LOL!!


+ Cbrezzy on February 3rd, 2010 at 2:12 am said:

Man i can’t wait to watch these episodes


+ deanosre on February 3rd, 2010 at 10:14 am said:

What a great Idea. I can’t imagine anyone NOT wanting to be a Game Tester! Oh, and… PS3 Rock!


+ xXzamarXx on February 3rd, 2010 at 12:09 pm said:

I’m just happy PS remember us Canadian numbers


+ CarmenSanD13go on February 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm said:

I thought Canada was always getting stuff first O_o


+ psuniversal on February 3rd, 2010 at 5:00 pm said:

I keep hearing that Sony is thinking about charging for the PSN. I hope that if they do come to the decision of having us pay for it that we will still have access to the same service as we do now only the payment will be for extra things. Like earlier invites to beta testing and cheaper if not free content on the PS store (the stuff that you have to pay for would be free). Again if they do decide to charge us just keep what you have now (all of it) for free and charge for the rest.


+ S8N_666 on February 6th, 2010 at 9:48 am said:

Everything will remain free, there will possibly be a PREMIUM Service that will cost money but it will be EXTRAS to those who wish to choose to do this.

Instead of all this nonsense perhaps you people at SONY Could fix your PS3 & Hardware issues, give us some DECENT Avatars, Custom perhaps. Instead of creating more crap, Fix what you have already.


+ S8N_666 on February 6th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

Went through 3 PS3’s and I took very good care of them. I feel its just a part of Planned Obsolescence. But thats just me.


+ abdulscool on February 6th, 2010 at 9:09 pm said:

Sweet i love what playstation is doing its getting richer than microsoft


+ GamerJ_92 on February 7th, 2010 at 2:42 pm said:

I Just have one question…this doesnt fit the category but i dont know where to post this…Why can’t we change our online names?


+ Impulsivity_3 on February 8th, 2010 at 1:36 pm said:

post up the new contestants on twitter for season two!


+ sega7281 on February 8th, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

is it going 2 be free on psn?


+ sega7281 on February 8th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

oops sorry yea is free

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