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Meet the Winner of The Tester 3

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Apr 11, 2012

The Tester 3 was a whirlwind of a season. Today, we’ve got an interview with the winner. SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t watched the season finale yet, don’t read below….

After the most competitive season to date, a champion was finally crowned: Will Santiago, aka AkilleezMight!

Will prevailed through all the challenges this season, and became a leader of the gamers living in the PlayStation Loft along the way. From being covered in hissing cockroaches to leading his team through a brutal obstacle course, everything Will did, he did with a smile on his face.

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The Tester 3 Season Finale Begins Now

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Apr 03, 2012

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for all season: the season finale of The Tester 3! Throughout this season, we’ve watched our three finalists conquer demanding challenges and overcome personal setbacks. In the final episode, the final three gamers go head-to-head in the most grueling challenge this season, and only one will win the opportunity of a lifetime to work as a Production Associate at Santa Monica Studio.

As in previous seasons, today’s finale is the most action-packed episode of The Tester 3. It’s a grueling multi-mission challenge that will end with the final three gamers putting their gaming skills to the ultimate test by conquering an epic campaign mission in the upcoming third-person shooter Starhawk. No panel. No judges: the best gamer wins The Tester 3. If you can’t wait to watch this epic finale in HD, check out The Tester 3 Season Finale right here! (Please DO NOT spoil the ending for others in the comments!)

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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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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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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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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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The Tester 3 Episode 3: Make Like Drake

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar + Posted by Kevin Furuichi on Feb 21, 2012

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.

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