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Meet The First Cast Member of The Tester, Season 2

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Aug 24, 2010 // Executive Producer, PlayStation Network

After four intense rounds of voting among more than 28,000 registered participants, we’d like to congratulate the winner of our first-ever online casting contest for The Tester: Mickey Paradis (aka 8bitmickey) from Denton, Texas.

After receiving a majority of the 350,000+ community votes, he will join the rest of the cast this Fall for the launch of the newest season of The Tester.

If you’ve been following our ten-week long Summer casting contest, you’re probably familiar with 8bitmickey’s hilarious and well-admired video submissions. Well, he’s got one more for all of his loyal supporters to say “thanks.”

Check back with us on the PlayStation.Blog, follow us on Facebook and, as always on TheTester.com for more updates on the show. And, look for the complete cast announcement coming next month.

Thank you to the over 28,000 participants who made this possible, and congrats again to Mickey Paradis for his Epic Win.

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+ Ftwrthtx on August 24th, 2010 at 9:13 am said:

Congrats Mickey


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+ Meteorgun7 on August 24th, 2010 at 9:13 am said:

Awesome, new cast member!!! That girl was interesting…


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+ GoateeSox on August 24th, 2010 at 9:13 am said:

tear.


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+ wolfflame21 on August 24th, 2010 at 9:14 am said:

Congratulations i wish i could apply for the tester.


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+ ediddy999 on August 24th, 2010 at 9:14 am said:

Remember you are not here to make friends.


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+ StrykerIsland on August 24th, 2010 at 9:15 am said:

Grats Mickey.


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+ solace357 on August 24th, 2010 at 9:20 am said:

Just don’t get eliminated in the first episode like that goober last year lol.


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+ Marston43 on August 24th, 2010 at 9:29 am said:

That was funny as hell. Congratulations


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+ Zezzler on August 24th, 2010 at 9:30 am said:

haha, that was a good laugh. it was great how he didn’t even smile during the entire thing.


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+ Johnmark on August 24th, 2010 at 9:49 am said:

that was pretty funny, did a good straight man doing that gag without laughing


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+ F-minus on August 24th, 2010 at 9:52 am said:

@ 5 AGREED!!!

Anyone who leaves needs to have several battle scars, Because those who dont have any didnt give it there all… Think of it like this… You havent ate anything and are about to starve… and you just got word that theres only one cookie at the top of the mountain


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+ JetSetFuture on August 24th, 2010 at 9:55 am said:

All I could focus on during the video was the skull in the background. It’s good to know that even axe murderers are welcome at Sony.


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+ scorpio182 on August 24th, 2010 at 9:55 am said:

that was funny, good job and congrats.

Looking forward to The tester season 2


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+ Richlando on August 24th, 2010 at 9:58 am said:

Lose the dork, get rid of that horrid music, and let the girl on the show and you have a winner..oh and ratings. i.e. viewers..


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+ Ar4chNova89 on August 24th, 2010 at 10:06 am said:

MAYBE THIS TIME THEY CAN PLAY SOME GAMES?
Maybe? It’s just an idea.

Because.. you know.. this is all about video games.
Not.. “who can LARP better”.


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+ Cry1ng_W01f_ on August 24th, 2010 at 10:19 am said:

Congrats 8bitMickey, as a former contestant known as Fame Girl I want to say Good Luck and have fun.


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+ BlooodyCow on August 24th, 2010 at 10:30 am said:

@Ar4chNova89
Oh goodness no. Doing that would actually make the show watchable


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+ zombie9 on August 24th, 2010 at 10:33 am said:

Funny I play video games to get away form reality TV shows becouse I hate it:)


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+ Curtisio on August 24th, 2010 at 10:44 am said:

Nice. I don’t life far from Denton! I hope you win!


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+ Kinetic on August 24th, 2010 at 10:49 am said:

Why do you pause so long between sentences Mickey? Stop doing that.


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+ NoobHunter91 on August 24th, 2010 at 10:54 am said:

Hehehe


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+ ShatteredRaven77 on August 24th, 2010 at 11:05 am said:

Nice Jerry Curl. I bet he owns a van with no windows.


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+ HolmWrecker on August 24th, 2010 at 11:15 am said:

He blew it on the face lick. I’m not impressed at all.


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+ Mickers131 on August 24th, 2010 at 11:17 am said:

@shatteredraven77
Yup i do


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+ Pirate43 on August 24th, 2010 at 11:24 am said:

@Fame girl
OMG :D

@mickey, well done.


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+ rmartinez10 on August 24th, 2010 at 11:24 am said:

Please, use a host that is less annoying and I hope the contestants are as outgoing as 8bitmickey. No more of the social skill-challenged. “Ack! A person coming towards me. What do I do?!”
Seriously.


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+ papidj1 on August 24th, 2010 at 11:30 am said:

We want them TEST videogames please!


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+ mappyman on August 24th, 2010 at 11:43 am said:

Great job Mickey. Nuke the competition!


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+ GAM3R_16 on August 24th, 2010 at 12:27 pm said:

O_o she licked him….


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+ trapper12 on August 24th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

I’m from Denton,Tx. Glad that there is someone here from where I’m at. Congrats Mickey.


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+ Israel1948 on August 24th, 2010 at 12:58 pm said:

Love the Final Fantasy VII victory music in the background.


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+ SolidPlisken on August 24th, 2010 at 1:00 pm said:

nice tie


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+ digitalman123 on August 24th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

Can’t wait for season 2!


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+ XxNo0b_H8rxX on August 24th, 2010 at 1:44 pm said:

ROFL


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+ The1stMJC on August 24th, 2010 at 3:12 pm said:

I hope the Tester has a bigger budget this season. God was it a low budget or seemed that way.


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+ polo155 on August 24th, 2010 at 3:15 pm said:

funny vid, gk mick


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+ Mosh_Pit on August 24th, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

No!


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+ dinkin-flicka on August 24th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

Gone by week 2 ala Barmy.


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+ Blazian on August 24th, 2010 at 6:17 pm said:

Congrats Mickey and take it to’em!!!


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+ Rblover69 on August 24th, 2010 at 6:24 pm said:

It would be nice if i could select this series to auto dl when a new episode arrives so i dont miss it. I love the show its on the right path but we need better delievery to viewers.


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+ DNAgent on August 24th, 2010 at 10:08 pm said:

Why is there a Season 2? There shouldn’t have even been a Season 1! If you’re going to make a show for PSN then don’t go turning it into a generic MTV show. You already have enough of that type of failure with those Marcus PSP ads. Those alone make me wanna skip the PSP2 if it ever happens just because of the userbase that it would attract which is exactly why I avoid the 360.

Also, this guy is a [DELETED] and should be the first one to get eliminated.


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+ daviceroy on August 24th, 2010 at 10:44 pm said:

Congrats Mickey! Loved all the game references in that video :P Especially the FF7 victory song.

@ Fan Girl: Good to see you again :)

Loved the tester and looking forward to the next season. For those that hate the series… here’s a little hint for you…

DON’T DOWNLOAD IT ;)


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+ vegan_mekey on August 25th, 2010 at 4:40 am said:

couldn’t stop staring at that girl’s stomach. woof.


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+ Darkpen on August 25th, 2010 at 4:50 am said:

Heh, I liked the video. Very nice, very internet. I can see him getting into the video production marketing side of things.


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+ Zee_009 on August 25th, 2010 at 9:25 am said:

I remember this guy. He had some funny vids. BTW killer tie!


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+ DustyBlue on August 25th, 2010 at 6:47 pm said:

Well DUH. Of course he was going to win.

Also, DAYUMN!


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+ LION313131 on August 26th, 2010 at 7:51 am said:

Horrible pick dude is a tool and the chick was horrible.


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+ Surfaced on August 26th, 2010 at 9:52 am said:

What the guy doesn’t show you is all of his Xbox 360 games!


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+ solidnes on August 27th, 2010 at 5:04 am said:

what a wast sony ill bet my whole video game colection wana be 8 bit will lose the 1st round. if not the 2nd depends how hard you put the first task.


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+ candycabngfl on August 28th, 2010 at 7:07 am said:

Watched it the first time around and as much as I hate “Reality” TV shows it was almost enjoyable to watch dorky adults cry over loosing that $9.00 per hour dream job.

Not wasting the bandwidth this time around though.


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