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The Tester 3 Episode 8: Cast-offs Return with New Extra Scenes

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Mar 27, 2012

We’ve got a very special episode this week as your favorite cast members are back to relive their favorite moments from this season and reveal some great extra scenes that didn’t make it into previous episodes.

Don’t miss first-hand accounts from Egoraptor, J-Tight, Skyd1ddy, Suzkaiden, Kwajamonster and Ninjanomyx, as they remember some of the funniest and most outrageous moments of their time in the PlayStation Loft. There are also lots of great new outtakes when things don’t quite go as planned. Plus, they’ll divulge their insight about the three finalists with a special preview of next week’s final challenge. The entire Episode 8 is ready right here (and later in the usual channels), so check it out above!

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Pulse 3/27 Edition: Closure, Skullgirls, PS Vita Top 10

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Mar 27, 2012

In this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network, host Christina Lee shines the spotlight on Closure – another very cool indie game coming to PSN later today. Check out this hand-drawn mysterious world that uses light as the primary game mechanic. Closure is this week’s featured Spring Fever title in the PlayStation Store (and for more about the game, check out Sid Shuman’s GDC interview here).

Upcoming 2D fighting game Skullgirls also features impressive hand-drawn art. With eight female characters and three-person teams, this dark deco fighter shows off some impressive moves — of course, Pulse is there for the full story.

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The Tester 3 Episode 7: Major League Trivia

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Mar 20, 2012

We’re down to only four gamers in this season of The Tester. With no more team competitions, each person is completely on their own. That was glaringly apparent in last week’s episode, when all were forced to reveal brutally honest opinions about their fellow competitors. If you missed last week’s Starhawk-inspired ‘build and battle’ challenge, you can watch it right here!

Before we get into Episode 7, we wanted to remind you that the extra scenes from previous episodes are all still available to watch.

We’re once again hosting Episode 7 in its entirety, so check it out above! (Please do not post spoilers!)

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The Tester 3 Episode 6: Tower Power

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Mar 13, 2012

With only five gamers remaining, the group isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to these final challenges. Last week’s episode found the group battling blindfolded on the beaches of Santa Monica in a God of War-inspired challenge with the winners earning a behind-the-scenes tour of Santa Monica Studio. If you missed this rare inside look, you can still watch it right here.

This week, it’s every gamer for themselves as Dylan Jobe, president of Lightbox Interactive, puts the gamers to task in a Starhawk-inspired “Build and Battle” challenge. Each gamer will attempt to build the highest tower out of blocks and also be forced to reveal brutally honest opinions about their fellow housemates.

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PULSE 3/13 Edition featuring Journey, MotorStorm RC, and Reality Fighters

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Mar 13, 2012

With Journey‘s wide release taking place later today, this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network celebrates the innovative gameplay and stunning visuals from the most anticipated PSN game this year. For those of you who haven’t experienced this beautiful title, note that Journey also kicks off this year’s Spring Fever campaign starting today on PlayStation Store. Christina Lee also checks out last week’s release of MotorStorm RC for both PS3 and Vita, which comes wiith 16 unique tracks and customizable models. The PS Vita version of MotorStorm RC is FREE courtesy of the new Scion IQ. Also new for PS Vita this week is Reality Fighters, an augmented reality fighting game where the battle arenas are created using the PS Vita’s camera system.

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The Tester 3 Episode 5: Blindfold Battle

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Mar 06, 2012

We’re now halfway through the third season of The Tester, and the battle to earn a Production Associate position at Santa Monica Studio is really heating up. Last week’s episode found the gamers reinventing themselves as fighting game characters in a competition themed around Street Fighter X Tekken. There was action, drama, fiery special effects and hilarious over-the-top performances by the remaining contenders. If you missed it, check it out right here.

This week, the gamers don togas and head to the beach for a God of War-inspired challenge. Like Poseidon blinded by Kratos in God of War III, the gamers will be blindfolded and put to task under the watchful eye of Santa Monica Studio creative director, Todd Papy. And the winners will accompany Todd for a behind-the-scenes tour of Santa Monica Studio.

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Qore’s March Episode features Starhawk, Raccoon City, Armored Core V and a feature on...

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Mar 06, 2012

Jesse Blaze Snider kicks off March Qore with a tour of Starhawk. From Austin, Texas, he visits LightBox Interactive to meet with Dylan Jobe, Lars Devore and Josh Sutphin for a fast and furious flight around the world of Starhawk. From jetpacks to the transforming ‘hawks, along with the heavily promoted build and battle system, you definitely want to see this comprehensive extended preview of this May release.

While mechs are definitely part of Starhawk, for the hardcore mech-head, Armored Core V is stomping up with the next installment featuring persistent online war and plasma swords!

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The Tester 3 Episode 4: Fight Time

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Feb 28, 2012

Last week on The Tester 3, we saw the gamers endure a rigorous challenge inspired by UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss. Their ability to overcome a demanding obstacle course and quickly adapt was tested. Nolan North also came by the PlayStation Loft to show off his new PS Vita title, and an unexpected double elimination caught everybody by surprise. If you missed it, watch it right here.

This week, the fight literally begins with Street Fighter X Tekken. Not only will we see head-to-head competition in the upcoming new game, but each gamer’s creativity will be tested when they must create new game characters and choreograph fight scenes for guest panelist, Capcom Special Combat Advisor, Seth Killian.

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