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The Tester 3 Episode 3: Make Like Drake

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Feb 21, 2012 // Executive Producer, PlayStation Network

Last week’s Twisted Metal inspired episode of The Tester 3 really pushed our gamers as the two teams scrambled to build a replica of Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck under the intense scrutiny of David Jaffe. If you missed it, catch the full episode right here!

Week 3 tests their ability to overcome obstacles and stay focused in a challenge inspired by UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss for PS Vita. Golden Abyss’ creative director John Garvin visits from Sony Bend Studio to evaluate each team’s performance in the most demanding challenge of the season thus far. And this week, the winning team gets to spend some quality time with Nathan Drake himself, Nolan North. But the fun and games abruptly end during this week’s intense elimination.

Speaking of PS Vita, beginning with today’s PlayStation Store publish, The Tester 3 will be available to watch on PS Vita’s beautiful 5” OLED screen. You can catch up on the first two episodes on PS Vita as well.

Check out this week’s preview of episode 3 below, and watch the full episode here. You can download in HD and SD from the PlayStation Store when today’s update is published.









We’re also set to launch our third Twitter giveaway for The Tester 3! This takes place next Monday, February 27. Follow @PlayStation to participate. Congratulations to @kancer for winning this week’s prize package!

For next week, the prize package is themed around the UNCHARTED series:

  • The Tester 3 t-shirt
  • 1 month PlayStation Plus voucher
  • “UNCHARTED: Drake’s Journal” autographed by Nolan North
  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition
  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Soundtrack
  • UNCHARTED Notebook

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.

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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 21st, 2012 at 7:52 pm said:

@97, I had an xbox for 2 years, had more lag on live then psn. Gears 2 was and still is the lagiest online game I ever played. YEs live is better, but hardly 60 a year better IMO. PSN is robust for free, the updates need to be streamlined however.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 21st, 2012 at 7:54 pm said:

@99 it’s been said where? If so you should be able to provide evidence.

DLC early is not even the same thing and irrelevant. Apples and ORanges. MS does NOT get store updates any earlier. They have a better service.


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+ ReptileHand on February 21st, 2012 at 7:54 pm said:

So guys I have an idea! We DITCH the idea of updating on Tuesday… right right?

and they spend all the time updating on Tuesday….. to give out an update on Wednesday! I would so totally go for Wednesday updates. Take your time! You have all of Tuesday to do it last minute, then update it on wednesday! You don’t have to make empty promises Sony! No more “Oh we update usually 5-6 pm PST (8-9pm EST)” Or guess what’s coming to the store today! posts. I suggest you give out the posts AFTER the update happens. I love how you guys plan out so much hype for each week’s update. Guess what’s coming to the store today! Or We have a ton of new maps for you to play! Of course, you’ll have to download them tonight and play them tomorrow. I would accept an early update on Wednesday rather than have this late, last-minute crap. The store should update from 2:00 – 5:00 (EST) or 11:00 – 2:00 (PST). Can you guys… by any chance, tell me WHEN you start working on the update and WHEN you stop each week. Maybe a statistic for the coming weeks? I want to know how much you work you put in to pull off an update, maybe give us a behind the scenes of what the heck is going on in the offices!


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+ mcbuttz78 on February 21st, 2012 at 7:57 pm said:

@ master of puppets its true.. beilieve it or not its true.. You have to understand xbox console does free market bidding on games more than anyone.. Sony not so much.. with games time restraints, If think im lying or caling it bull tell me why xbox get a game 1 week before we do almost every time… becuase of time restraints

Becuase those devs take money to do that..Also xbox pays them to make a game for them free of cost. Sony doesnt do alot free market bidding that has time restraints..

Sony likes in house exclusives, they dont do a timing restriant on a games becuase its waste of money and resources unless the game is popluar on the market like la bf3.


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+ supervegeta566 on February 21st, 2012 at 7:58 pm said:

Why hasnt the store been updateddddd *whines*, I wanna see the beautiful asian girl on the tester!!!!!


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+ KejoKiller on February 21st, 2012 at 7:58 pm said:

@100 don’t like the gears of war series, but before getting my first red light ( man It’s hard the first time T-T ) I played CoD Black ops a lot on the console, it always searched for games like trying to connect to x of 100 good games, since I get ps3 it shows like trying to connect to x of 5 or 10 good games. I don’t know what the problem is and yes my internet connection suc.ks a lot (2mb only) but life online was a lot better with live. I loved ps3, his exclusive games and intend to keep it even after i buy a new xbox cause the console is awesome, but the network, well, seen better


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+ InFAMOUS_Noba on February 21st, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

¬¬ and this is why i rather stay on xbox for EARLY UPDATE’S come on now? sony step it up half of us are losing patients and people? and some of us has school tomorrow not cool ¬¬


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 21st, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

@104, never had any issues with PSN online at all, Live was laggy as much as PSN, maybe more so. Updates are more streamlined and they have party chat, that’s about it.

A game like MAG with 256 players was lag free on PS3 for me. Live wasn’t any better in that regard. Considering live is just P2P chances are it was just coincedence.


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+ mystikalguy on February 21st, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

This update better be worth the long wait….its 12am here so its wednesday


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+ KejoKiller on February 21st, 2012 at 8:01 pm said:

@103 lol the asian girl? I know ginger people don’t have souls but since her hair is dyed i rather see the redhead one. Tattooed girl got style too, so she’s my second option :P


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+ Remmulak on February 21st, 2012 at 8:01 pm said:

@103 The latest Tester episode is up on the PSN … has been for quite awhile.


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+ supervegeta566 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:05 pm said:

@109 No its not :(

@108 Theyre all hot but I has been in the mood for some asian lately =p. Google knows Im telling the truth


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+ CropCircleJerk on February 21st, 2012 at 8:05 pm said:

@105 InFAMOUS_Noba, I remember when I lost my first patient. It was a dark day.


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+ mcbuttz78 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:06 pm said:

@ masterof puppet its been said right in Ps blog.. I been every day of every update of psn.. even when didn get nothing but 2 games a week if that.. Trust me i have no reason to lie to you . the only person that know more abotu psn than me is afro-whitey.. He will tell yout he same thing

@99. i agree they dont have excuse but.. I think alot need to understand a contract time restraint is a big deal.. Nothing much you can do about that other than obey it or get a petty court case.. Which is what microsoft is wants. And. trying to make us look bad..


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+ mystikalguy on February 21st, 2012 at 8:06 pm said:

The latest Tester episode in the Video Section of the Ps Store


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+ megamixer on February 21st, 2012 at 8:06 pm said:

PSP Go launch store updated at 12:30 eastern time…
source: blog.us.playstation.com/2009/09/30/playstation-store-update-105/

PS Vita launch store updated at…?


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+ KejoKiller on February 21st, 2012 at 8:06 pm said:

@109, You sir, I just can imagine you with that meme face “I lied” right now. Run to the psn store to get the tester 3 episode to see nothing new there ¬¬” you’re a bad person


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+ novistadorknight on February 21st, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

PEOPLE. STOP COMPLAINING. STOP BIT**ING. BE GRATEFUL THAT SONY OFFERS BASE PSN AS A FREE SERVICE. PEOPLE ARE WORKING HARD TO GET THESE UPDATES TO YOU AND YOU NEED TO THINK OUTSIDE OF YOUR THICK SKULLS AND TRULY THINK ABOUT HOW MANY THINGS ARE BEING UPDATED AND ADDED AND CHANGED ETC DUE TO THE VITA. BE PATIENT. NO ONE IS GOING TO DIE IF THEY HAVE TO WAIT AN EXTRA DAY THIS ONE TIME. HONESTLY I LOVE IT WHEN THE STORE UPDATES AS MUCH AS THE NEXT GUY, BUT SOME OF YOU PEOPLE WHO KEEP WHINING SERIOUSLY NEED TO RELAX. AND IF YOURE TALKING ABOUT LIVE BEING UPDATED AT A CERTAIN TIME EVERY WEEK THEN YOU KNOW WHAT? SWITCH TO LIVE THEN. CALM DOWN EVERYONE. JEEZ


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+ Remmulak on February 21st, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

@110 Wierd…I am seeing it on the PSN. Downloaded it on the Vita as well. Episode is called Make like Drake.

hmmm…maybe it is because I am in Canada that I am seeing it and you are not.


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+ mystikalguy on February 21st, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

The latest Tester episode is in the Video Section of the Ps Store


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+ KejoKiller on February 21st, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

@110 a man come on, they’re all hot? Nothing against the one girl that speaks spanish in the show even because i’m also from latin america, but that one, would never tap that. shes soooooo annoying >.<


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+ supervegeta566 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:11 pm said:

@118 Where exactly because I just looked. Btw are you on a U.S. account?


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+ djsaiyan on February 21st, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

@102

Better idea. How about they start the store update process on Monday, so that everything is ready to go on Tuesday. And they could even set a specific time!

That strikes me as a better idea.

(Not complaining, I’d love for the store to be updated now, but realistically Escape Plan can keep me plenty occupied while I wait for PVZ and Touch My Katamari)


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 21st, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

@112, no proof, that’s just excuses and if anyone from Sony ever said that it is giving you an excuse or PR bull.


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+ mystikalguy on February 21st, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

jus search for it or go in the tv episodes section


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+ Bigcalv2002 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:13 pm said:

@116, They say they update every tuesday, it is now pushing wednesday, we have the right to be pissed :(


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+ supervegeta566 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:13 pm said:

@119 Yea shes got a mouth on her. But from a tv on mute standpoint she’s hot.


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+ mystikalguy on February 21st, 2012 at 8:14 pm said:

To find The Tester Episode 3 – Make Like Drake…..Go t the Video Store section – Tv Shows – New Arrivals & scroll down till you see The Tester Season 3


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 21st, 2012 at 8:15 pm said:

@116 people have a right to complain, when other companies offer these types of services and are much more streamlined.

Sony HAS to improve PSN for the PS4 or get left behind.


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+ mystikalguy on February 21st, 2012 at 8:16 pm said:

@ supervegeta566

Yes im on a U.S. account


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+ novistadorknight on February 21st, 2012 at 8:16 pm said:

@123
But we are all civilized people here, and honestly im a HUGE playstation fan but I understand that sometimes things just dont go as planned, and that unfortunately is happening with Sony right now for whatever reason. What we need to be doing is supporting, not complaining and comparing PSN to XBL. Everyone just needs to take a deep breath and just be a bit more patient.


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+ jashwin on February 21st, 2012 at 8:16 pm said:

I never comment here but I’m too angry to restrain myself.

I have been waiting for Netflix on my Vita for a long time. It’s 8:12PM here (PST), and it’s too late. Grace, and her staff need to get their act together. Instead of putting things at one go, why not update the store in chunks?

Seriously. I’m sorry to the employees, but you seriously have to understand the position that I have as a consumer. I have been waiting all day, constantly checking the PSN store for the update. I don’t think that it is fair.

If this isn’t enough, you add insult to our injuries by having zero transparency. You never give us a timeframe, or update us as to when the store will be updated. It’s not that hard to reply to a comment. You could tell us “Oh, we are sorry. It will take another hour” or “The store won’t be updated today due to some problems”. We aren’t asking for a lot here.


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+ supervegeta566 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:17 pm said:

I never imagine that a low budget reality show would get me to post for the first time on the PS website. What has my life come to.


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+ jashwin on February 21st, 2012 at 8:18 pm said:

@130 Join the club supervegeta566, join the club. Sigh…


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+ Jaimes_Bond on February 21st, 2012 at 8:19 pm said:

I’m totally with Jashwin, there needs to be more communication with us about these sorts of things.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 21st, 2012 at 8:19 pm said:

LOL @ 130.


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+ novistadorknight on February 21st, 2012 at 8:19 pm said:

Syuskaiden or whatever is really annoying. She makes me look down upon my own people(I’m Latin American) WE ARE ALL NOT LIKE THAT! She just wants attention I guess


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 21st, 2012 at 8:21 pm said:

I actually like these late updates. I love watching the spoiled little brats get mad. It’s quite amusing. :)

Well, sometimes it’s amusing. Sometimes it’s annoying, but it depends on my mood. Right now, it’s pretty funny.


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+ KejoKiller on February 21st, 2012 at 8:21 pm said:

@130 lol “tv on mute standpoint” that was right uhauhahuahua but when A person gets me angry for the first time no matter what they do, even on mute, i get annoyed already. She can jsut yawn and I’ll be like “OH MY GOD you are sooo annoying, keep it to yourself next time okay?” :P


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+ mastorofpuppetz on February 21st, 2012 at 8:22 pm said:

@135 yeah maybe we should all lower our standards and expect poor service like you.


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+ jashwin on February 21st, 2012 at 8:23 pm said:

@135 Judging from your comment, you seem to be more of a spoiled brat than most of the people here. People do have expectations as consumers. As a buyer of Sony products, don’t I have the right to voice my concerns?


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+ JoeTheBeast16 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:24 pm said:

I already watched the tester at 8 pm.
So it’s definitely up there, just search for “Tester Season 3 Drake” in the video section, and the episode comes right up.

And as I’m well aware that the bigger updates take a little bit longer, that doesn’t change the fact that this is ALOT longer, and if they knew that it was going to take longer, they should have started sooner.
There is no excuse when you look at physical goods, DIGITAL IS SUPPOSED TO BE MORE CONVENIENT.
Yet if I want a game, I can go to gamestop(if there is a midnight launch) or walmart at Midnight on launch day for games, and buy them. The store? Nope, PSN is special, and gets to open it’s virtual doors whenever it damn-well pleases.
That’s not a very compelling piece of evidence to support Sony’s push for digital download.


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+ KejoKiller on February 21st, 2012 at 8:25 pm said:

@134, donde vives hermano? no hablo mucho español pero me gustaria mucho aprender :P Agreed, she’s like, well what can I say, attention who#*?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 21st, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

@ mastorofpuppetz:

Not at all, son. What I expect is delays to occur, snags to be hit, and other pitfalls HUMANS are susceptible to. I’m quite satisfied with Sony’s service.

You have no clue whatsoever what’s going on behind the scenes right now. Nobody on this blog does. It’s pure speculation you guys are spewing. You people imply that Sony’s employees are just goofing off, or snoozing at their desks, face down in a puddle of drool… but you have no idea if they’re completely busting their balls right now, stressing out to get everything in place. Then they have to deal with incessant whining from the likes of you and your comrades… must be a tough job. I don’t envy them.

Be patient and be grateful for what you have. Life as an overprivileged spoiled brat really isn’t so tough.


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+ mcbuttz78 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:30 pm said:

@masterofpuppets, come on man if someone tell you somethingecuase they been around the block , a few time. it ok not belive it.. but dont call them a lair ..

I been on sony brand 14 yrs almost 15 yrs coming up . I know everything about psn network,, even met the guy who created it.. I have no reason to cover for them, i dont work for them I actually fight foer the gamer like your self to keep them on point

You mightnot have heard of him “Bloodycow” was psn legionairre blog memeber he use and still does fight for the brand , i dont know if got banned or what. But he was nice guy and real passonate about psn and how things went on here. Him and jeff and cris use argue alot on here Like word for word man.. he is the reason we have rules on this. before they wer not any rules.. if wanted mayhem all 1k legionairee and more of ps blog just went to war on or whom ever..

I dont know what ever happen to him.. But im nicer person than him and i wont lie to my psn friend here, nor am i liar.. any one who been here when first launch know how it was..


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+ Jaimes_Bond on February 21st, 2012 at 8:31 pm said:

It’s OK to say things like that, PrimeroIncognito, when mommy drops the money for your birthday Playstation. I busted my ass to get the money to get mine. If I didn’t have my work done in a timely manner you know what would happen? I’d get canned. So unless you know how the real world works you probably shouldn’t talk about it.


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+ jgrizzle358 on February 21st, 2012 at 8:31 pm said:

I take it NONE of you commenting here have any books to read, movies to watch, TV shows to catch up on or unfinished games to play?

I’m just assuming that’s the case since instead of doing anything of those things you’re on here throwing eggs at brick walls.


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+ nicadeemus on February 21st, 2012 at 8:32 pm said:

@116 A lot of the people complaining are PS+ subscribers.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 21st, 2012 at 8:32 pm said:

@ jashwin:

I’d really love to hear how my comment qualifies me as a spoiled brat. Go ahead, please explain.

I’m not the one whining about store updates being “late”, or crying about Plants Vs. Zombies being $5 too much for my liking, while people elsewhere are dying of starvation and digging in trash cans for scraps of food…

Don’t you have other games to play? Don’t you have other hobbies? When I log on to the blog in the afternoon to see if the store has been updated, if it hasn’t, I just shut the PC down and go do something else. I enjoyed a nice long bike ride in the sun today, and a delicious meal at my local deli. I just got back and see the store still isn’t updated, but I’m not mad, because I didn’t waste my life sitting around waiting for things to happen…

It should be coming soon now anyway…


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+ jimmyfoxhound on February 21st, 2012 at 8:33 pm said:

Soooo how about that Tester show, eh? It’s a show about things… UPDATE THE STORE!!!


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