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Meet The Star-Studded Guest Panelists of The Tester 3

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Jan 10, 2012 // Executive Producer, PlayStation Network

Last week, we introduced the twelve gamers who will compete against one another for a coveted Production Associate position at SCEA’s Santa Monica Studio. If you watched the cast introduction video, you met the eclectic group: from ninjanomyx’s freestyle rapping skills to Suzkaiden’s passionate desire to work at PlayStation. We also introduced our returning panelists from last season: reality TV star Adrianne Curry is back with Brent Gocke, senior release manager from SCEA, and host Meredith Molinari.

In addition to our returning panelists, we’re bringing in a star-studded list of game industry professionals, who will test the contestants over a broad range of skills necessary to make it in the business and, most of all, whether they deserve a shot at the grand prize. We have a great line-up of panelists and special guests, including:

John Garvin – Game Director, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Director, Product Development, Sony Bend Studio
David Jaffe – Co-Director “Twisted Metal” and Co-Founder of Eat Sleep Play
Dylan Jobe – President, LightBox Interactive
Seth Killian – Special Combat Advisor, Capcom
Greg Miller – PlayStation Executive Editor, IGN
Nolan North – Actor, Author, the Voice of Nathan Drake
Todd Papy – Design Director, God of War III

Here’s what David Jaffe had to say about his participation in The Tester 3:

Aside from Mr. Jaffe, you can meet all the special guests right now on TheTester.com. Each of the guest panelists will use their insider knowledge of the industry and vast experience to ensure that the winner of The Tester 3 is the best candidate to join the PlayStation family. They’ll also be incorporating unique elements of their games into the challenges throughout the season, so you won’t want to miss an episode.

Check back every Tuesday for more information on the upcoming new season as we countdown to the February 7th season premiere on PSN.

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27 Comments

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+ GameOverGreggy on January 10th, 2012 at 9:11 am said:

Lol. Six industry luminaries and me.


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+ that-acmilan-guy on January 10th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

Nice going Greg! I wish at one point you could say “Game over kiddo, now handover the F****** controller :\ “


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+ MaikelSteneker on January 10th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

@GameOverGreggy: I’m still really excited you see you in The Tester! I can’t wait for the first episode.

By the way, this wasn’t announced earlier, was it? Or should I pay more attention when listening to BEYOND?


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+ BubbRubb17 on January 10th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

Greg, don’t doubt your importance to the gaming world, especially us Playstation people =) Beyond!


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+ nick92 on January 10th, 2012 at 9:21 am said:

Looks like a fun season. Lol @ Gregg


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+ JTLB925 on January 10th, 2012 at 9:21 am said:

David Jaffe who? I came here to see what Greg Miller has to say. BEYOND!


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+ capitales7 on January 10th, 2012 at 9:21 am said:

LOL @ GameOverGreggy. *pat on the back for you!*

Any way I can watch this show in the UK?? I HATE stupid/talent panel shows and their fake people and gallons of tears, but this is something I’d pay to watch! D:


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+ BigRon3400 on January 10th, 2012 at 9:33 am said:

This show is awful. But I might I have to check out the episodes with Greg Miller (BEYOND!) and Nolan North.


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+ dragonmagician on January 10th, 2012 at 9:41 am said:

Is Greg going to pretend to be all serious during the show, like most of the other judges in the past? Cause we all know Greg is best when he is goofy.

Looking forward to Nolan North too.


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+ Trieloth on January 10th, 2012 at 9:55 am said:

Iam really excited to watch the third season. Some of the drama is priceless. Hurry up and show some episodes!! And who is this greg guy? I havent heard anything good about the IGN site but still curious about greg.


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+ GEEWUN-96 on January 10th, 2012 at 9:55 am said:

It’s official now that Greg Miller is a playstation icon…. BEYOND!!!


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+ Rytteren on January 10th, 2012 at 10:02 am said:

BEYOND!!


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+ Despair-Amit on January 10th, 2012 at 10:11 am said:

Excellent list, looking forward to the 3rd season. BEYOND!!!!


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+ BossmanCCrowder1 on January 10th, 2012 at 10:21 am said:

Freaking Beyond!!!!!!


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+ headronefish on January 10th, 2012 at 10:40 am said:

omg Seth Killian <3


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+ tonydamiani on January 10th, 2012 at 10:51 am said:

LOL Drake! :P


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+ Ratchet426 on January 10th, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

Did Dave give this interview before or after his annual physical exam at his doctor’s office? ;-)

Sitting up on the table like that he looks like he should be wearing a paper gown.


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+ PirateHarlock on January 10th, 2012 at 11:04 am said:

The low ratings this trash tv gets here in the blog every time says it all.


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+ GavinTheCard on January 10th, 2012 at 11:33 am said:

Yeah Greg Miller! I’m totally watching this season cause of you and Nolan North! BEYOND!


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+ kazuki20 on January 10th, 2012 at 11:47 am said:

What about the man Kevin Buter :D still nolan north!!! WOW!! :D


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+ lisatsunami on January 10th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

I must be the only PS gamer that doesn’t listen to Greg’s podcast. Got to fix that.

Anyway, this is great news. I am really excited that the adorable Messers Jaffe & North will be on. Should be hilarious, & the Tester needs hilarity since some moments have been excruciatingly grim & uncomfortable.


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+ Detective-E on January 10th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

i like jaffe


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+ JHarlequin on January 10th, 2012 at 12:39 pm said:

Had to look up one of the guest panelists to be sure, but I wouldn’t trust the opinions of any of them. They have done well to make and market a game, but they aren’t really providing anything special to gamers.

So as usual it seems the tester will be finding one person to sell their dignity more then others, and go on to test games and say that mediocrity is the best seller.


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+ station3fever on January 10th, 2012 at 12:58 pm said:

David jaffe is 1 cool cat :) can’t wait to play the new twisted metal! Bring it on!


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+ D-Squad3 on January 10th, 2012 at 5:02 pm said:

Jaffe FTW


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+ StarflyerSky on January 10th, 2012 at 11:38 pm said:

Seth Killian is my hero


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+ ModestGeek on January 16th, 2012 at 10:25 am said:

I’ve been waiting patiently for this season to come. Looking forward to watching it.


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