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The Tester 3 Episode 2: A Very Twisted Competition

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Feb 14, 2012 // Executive Producer, PlayStation Network

On last week’s premiere episode of The Tester 3, we put our gamers through an intense challenge involving a mock job interview and hissing cockroaches. We literally got to witness how each cast member dealt with bugs. For episode 2, things gets really twisted, as David Jaffe, Twisted Metal’s co-director, is this week’s guest panelist on hand to evaluate teamwork in a Sweet Tooth-inspired competition. You also don’t want to miss the gamers taking on the first boss battle in the new Twisted Metal as part of this week’s challenge. Mr. Jaffe appeared in an earlier video here on the PlayStation.Blog, and discussed the great opportunity this season’s winner will have working as a Production Associate at Santa Monica Studio. Check out the below video to get a taste of today’s episode, which you can watch right here and download from the PlayStation Store later today.


We also have our first collection of extra scenes from last week’s season premiere of The Tester 3, which you can watch right here. As an added bonus, we’ve produced a PlayStation 3 static theme featuring Adrianne Curry and Meredith Molinari, which will be available on the PlayStation Store later today.

Also, our second Twitter contest giveaway takes place next Monday, February 20. Follow @PlayStation to participate. Congratulations to @DownBoundSoul for winning our first week’s prize package!

For week 2, here’s the full list of prizes we’re giving away in the next contest:

  • The Tester 3 t-shirt
  • 1 month PlayStation Plus voucher
  • Signed copy of Twisted Metal by David Jaffe
  • Sweet Tooth Mask
  • PlayStation Wireless headset

As a reminder, please allow fans the chance to enjoy the show by not posting any spoilers in the comments below, or in the PlayStation forums.

We hope you enjoy episode 2!

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+ DMcgee627 on February 14th, 2012 at 2:16 pm said:

How does having cockroaches on your face determine if you are for the game industry?


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    + Kevin Furuichi on February 14th, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

    The challenges are developed around the basic skills needed to work in the industry. Episode 2 is about teamwork and problem solving. The cockroaches last week were about facing the unknown and staying cool in a very unfamiliar environment, which the winner will face at Santa Monica Studio. Dealing with literal bugs was also something we just always wanted to do in the series.


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+ JH-FallenReaper on February 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

Hey, guys is the game great? i havnt gotten my copy yet because im visiting my grandma at the hospital, she was in a crash and flew out the window. she was about to die but thank God shes getting better but still with a broken leg,spine,hip and a torn lung.shes going to be there a long time but yeah pray for her please. Still ill have something fun to game on after i get back from the hospital.


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+ G__ROW on February 14th, 2012 at 2:21 pm said:

I can’t believe they let Ego stay… He said he was there to gain more viewers for his YouTube channel. He only got to stay because he was the fan favorite… What a joke!


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    + Kevin Furuichi on February 14th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

    Well, I thought it was cool how they acknowledged the community that voted him on. He also made a great case for himself during last week’s elimination when he stated how much he wanted the Production Associate opportunity at Santa Monica Studio. They were impressed.


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+ JH-FallenReaper on February 14th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

Hey about the contest how does it work? ill like to have a Twisted Metal copy signed by the best game developer David Jaffe.plus a Sony wireless Headset im stuck with the cheapy bluetooth.


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    + Kevin Furuichi on February 14th, 2012 at 2:47 pm said:

    On Monday’s a trvia question will be asked on Twitter, then a winner is picked at random from those who answer the question correctly.


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+ Chase167 on February 14th, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

i will never watch this garbage again
the 1st ep was a insult to the young lady that eliminated
Sony can kiss where the sun dont shine


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+ JH-FallenReaper on February 14th, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

What energy drink are the exclusive skins on?
Will you have Twisted Metal avatars?
Is there a Dynamic theme for Twisted Metal?
im like literally thinking on buying anything Twisted Metal.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on February 14th, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

@Kevin Furuichi

you mean that peoples who’s workin at Santa Monica Studio worth not much as a cockroaches!?
what a great way to treat you employees…
employees = bugs :(


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    + Kevin Furuichi on February 14th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

    Nope. I didn’t say or imply that.


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+ lisatsunami on February 14th, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

Hey, JH: your grandma must be a really tough broad to have survived all that so I believe she will recover. You can teach her how to play on the Vita so she won’t be bored during recuperation.

Oh, & Kevin, that whitewash of dumping cockroaches on people doesn’t fly. You just wanted to attract the same double digit IQ folk who love demeaning shows like Fear Factor. That was completely below the dignity of the very old, very respected Sony brand. If you were really testing for game industry skills, stick to actual game industry scenarios, like I assume tonight’s episode will feature.


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+ DMcgee627 on February 14th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

IMO the only reason it’s on youtube this season is to tap into egoraptor’s fanbase. And as far as him saying he’s only in it for the publicity, you know how they edit things out of context in “reality shows”.


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+ ItaChu on February 14th, 2012 at 2:49 pm said:

PS Store update xD


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+ slaughtertabs on February 14th, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

Wasn’t the new stuff supposed to go live today? I’m not seeing episode 2 or any new DLC on the store. What’s up with that?


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    + Kevin Furuichi on February 14th, 2012 at 2:58 pm said:

    It’s live in PlayStation Home and on thetester.com. You can find it in the Video side of the store and later today when the Games side updates.


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+ MarkakaJin on February 14th, 2012 at 2:59 pm said:

Let’s have a girl win this time. I’m not saying about how it’s only two guys who won from the previous two seasons. At least a girl should win this time.


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+ stekimafijas on February 14th, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

We need more extra scenes =[


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+ JH-FallenReaper on February 14th, 2012 at 3:08 pm said:

lisatsunami, thanks.


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+ DA_SHREDDER on February 14th, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:

Every time I watch The Tester, I always find myself sighing in disbelief. These are the people you are counting on to test, no wait, help produce games? I hate sounding like a negative Nancy all the time but it just bugs the crap out of me that these stooges actually make it this far considering half of them probably never played more than a handful of games their entire lives.

Please for the love of everything that is good please get some people who have played more than a handful of games in their lives. Oh, and BTW, I just had to laugh when one of the dudes on the show talked about how he wasn’t accustomed to the classic controls to Twisted Metal. Which only proves what I’m saying has some fact behind it.


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+ JEC94 on February 14th, 2012 at 3:24 pm said:

waiting for the store update…….


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+ G__ROW on February 14th, 2012 at 3:28 pm said:

@Kevin Furuichi, let also add the fact that he doesn’t play many Playstation games. Keeping someone who is in it to gain more popularity and isn’t loyal to your brand… Sounds like a winner to me!


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+ krae_man on February 14th, 2012 at 3:35 pm said:

Is the twitter contest open to Canadians?


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+ ZombieKiller137 on February 14th, 2012 at 3:50 pm said:

How come the Playstation Network takes awhile to update the store? Like it gets updated around 6 or 7 just for the new content.


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+ FfoegNosnibor on February 14th, 2012 at 3:59 pm said:

Please update the store and stop push downloading this show for PS+ members.

If I wanted it, I would have downloaded it.


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+ DMcgee627 on February 14th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

@G__ROW So you’re saying they should kick out one of the few people who plays a variety of games, just because they don’t exclusively play Sony games?


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+ G__ROW on February 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

@DMcgee627, competing for a job at *Sony* working on *first party* titles, I’d say that issue should hold some water. I’m not saying they have to only play Playstation, but Ego said he had like ~15 (don’t remember what he said) trophies, and that just shows he doesn’t play Playstation games often, he isn’t dedicated to the brand.


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+ Surfaced on February 14th, 2012 at 4:19 pm said:

I liked how last season, you guys uploaded deleted scenes to YouTube for each episode. Can we get that again?


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+ gerardvstheworld on February 14th, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

Did a recap of the first episode: http://thegameglitcher.com/post/17604372962/the-tester-season-3-episode-1-bug-out

Looking forward to watching episode 2.


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+ ZERO_169 on February 14th, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

Personally, I enjoy watching this series and can’t wait for next weeks episode.

Also, like Surfaced mentioned, I would like to have some deleted scenes put up on the store or on youtube when all this is over. I like seeing the people interact more with each other, and the episodes seem too short to get enough of that in there.


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    + Kevin Furuichi on February 14th, 2012 at 5:55 pm said:

    Episode 1 extra scenes are now under the Extra section under TheTester.com


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+ ItaChu on February 14th, 2012 at 5:23 pm said:

update the store already PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEEE!!!!


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+ Mterre on February 14th, 2012 at 5:23 pm said:

My connection on the PS3 is just 3.2megas, guys can someone help me in doing the test connection of the PS3 is just being 3megas my net and 15megas not know what else to do, was normal until either the last update .


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+ Heavenly_king on February 14th, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

UPDATE THE STORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ BioXanux on February 14th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

David jaffe face on the whole episode was PRICELESS


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+ ScarReaper83 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:36 pm said:

why does it take till midnight to update the store making us think theres going to be a huge update which is going to be a small one like always with a crap load of videos and a few games to buy and over prices full PS3 games?!?!


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+ zaphodbb84 on February 14th, 2012 at 5:50 pm said:

Seconding FfoegNosnibor. I don’t want this thing using up my bandwidth.


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+ CynicalNerd on February 14th, 2012 at 5:58 pm said:

Why do you idiots post on here about wanting a store update? This is about the Tester, nobody cares if you are waiting for the store to update. Go out and do something. You are seriously spending your valentines day ALONE sitting at home refreshing this page and your PS3 store in hopes of a store update? And people wonder why the stereotype that video gamers are virgins.

When the store updates, you will see a post about it. Until then shutup please.


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+ jimmyfoxhound on February 14th, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

How can I stop this dumb show from auto downloading to my PS3??? Oh yeah, update the store!! Or just change the store update time to Wednesday morning plz…. then again, if you changed the store to update on Wednesday morning it wouldn’t update until Thursday afternoon!! >_<


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+ pudgenet on February 14th, 2012 at 6:03 pm said:

@CynicalNerd: Why do you post on here about people wanting a store update? This is about the Tester, nobody cares if you don’t want people to post about waiting for the store to update. Go out and do something. You are seriously spending your valentines day ALONE sitting at home commenting about people who want a store update? And people wonder why the stereotype that video gamers are virgins.

When the store updates, you will stop seeing people ask where the update is. Until then shutup please.


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+ adolson on February 14th, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

I wish The Tester was more about game testing. I’ll still watch, but I wish it was less… whatever the word is. It’s kinda dumb how it is. Sorry. I’m just being honest.


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+ Kikowz on February 14th, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

@pudgenet @CynicalNerd pwned


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+ MarinoBrea on February 14th, 2012 at 6:12 pm said:

TWISTED METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ WoundedUnderwear on February 14th, 2012 at 6:15 pm said:

How hard is it to have a set time for the store update each week !?!?!?

What make these LATE STORE UPDATE even more worst is …….. half of the contents are either missing and / or not working correctly.


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+ Hooligantuan on February 14th, 2012 at 6:26 pm said:

No store update today?


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+ Ikillshy1 on February 14th, 2012 at 6:33 pm said:

As late as these store updates are becoming are you planning on changing store update day to Wednesday or something? I mean seriously the updates are getting later each week


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+ gamepunk86 on February 14th, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

@pudgenet @cynicalnerd haha burrrn!


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+ ELENEMIGOPUBLICO on February 14th, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

STORE UPDATE!!!WORMS ULTIMATE MAYHEM PLEASE!!PORFAVOR NO SEAN CULEROS T_T


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+ KwietStorm on February 14th, 2012 at 6:48 pm said:

To whomever is in charge,

In the future, please begin PlayStation store uploads on Saturday, so it will perhaps be ready by Tuesday afternoon. The competition is starting to empathize. Thank you.

Sincerely, all of PSN


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+ ken-chan3000 on February 14th, 2012 at 9:18 pm said:

yeah the tester show is like a train wreck. i hate to see it but i keep watching if only to see the big names in gaming. f’n roaches…really? if i worked at santa monica i would not want to associate with someone who skated their way into the industry doing stupid challenges. when i first heard about the show i thought oh cool we will get to see another side of gaming but nope it is nothing but shenanigans, and to #23 yeah i noticed david’s face too. he knows it’s bs. i saw him on ign’s up at noon and he is a really cool person. the world needs more no nonsense people, mostly in politics but that is another story. kinda sad he is going to move on to make iphone or some ish.

i like how kevin tries to make sense of the garbage that happens on the show. be real, this is not the first time the judges pulled this kind of thing. it really does ruin the integrity of the show. not that a show with the chick that dated a brady kid has much integrity but hey the economy is rough.


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+ jokenhatchet on February 14th, 2012 at 9:26 pm said:

CAN YOU PLEASE FIX ONLINE WITH PATCH MOST OF US ARE GETTN A NETWORK ERROR WHILE JOINING GAMES THIS GAMES IS SO AWSOME AND WE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY ONLINE GOT IN A GAME AND IT WAS AWSOME FEEL LIKE YOU TEASING US LOYAL TWISTID METAL FANS


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+ XFRod on February 14th, 2012 at 9:52 pm said:

Another season filled with challenges that a person in a wheelchair (such as myself) would never even be allowed to try.

@Kevin – If they ever want to give a gamer with a physical disability the chance to prove they the have the creative, leadership, social, and gaming skills to earn the job… Have them send me a message. I’ll be sitting here holding my breath.


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+ AdrainShepard on February 14th, 2012 at 11:16 pm said:

@3 Well first of all the fans who liked his animation videos that he worked on were the ones who watched his animations video work on YouTube and newgrounds voted for him.The fans that likes his animations video work wants him to be a tester.I just like his animation video work and was glad he was in the tester.Hopfully he will stayed in the next episode of the test,if not oh well.He tried whatever did best for him.


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+ HisShadowX on February 19th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

I like the show but I find a couple problems with the series….it focuses on a select few game series. Another problem is the series does not focus on playing games…though it was nice to see this game did have a game competition. I like to see more episodes where the challenges also includes playing games.

But I would like to see less focus on 1st Person Shooter games and adventure games

• More Gaming
1. This is a show about gamers why not add more game challenges.

• More Genres other then 1st Person Shooters, Racing and Sports Games
2. I think this is pretty simple not all gamers like racing, sports and 1st Person shooters

seems to me if you were in the top spot did poorly you automatically get booted well some people are being protected who constantly are at the bottom.


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