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A Winner is Crowned! Exclusive Q&A with The Tester Champion Coming to PlayStation Store

Kevin Furuichi's Avatar Posted by Executive Producer, PlayStation Network

WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! If you have not watched The Tester Season Finale, stop reading now, grab some popcorn, and go directly to the PlayStation Store to download the last episode. Of course, come back when you’re done and keep reading…

After eight episodes of battling through the highly entertaining challenges in PlayStation’s first original competitive reality series, The Tester, Will “Cyrus” Powers beat out 10 other hopeful gamers from across the country to win the job as an official PlayStation game tester, as well as a $5,000 signing bonus.

The Tester – The Winner is Crowned!

What did Cyrus think was his toughest challenge? What is he looking forward to most about his new career? And, does he really have the Hannah Montana Platinum Trophy?

These are just a few of the questions Brent Gocke, release manager from SCEA and The Tester panelist, asks Cyrus during his first official PlayStation Network interview available from PlayStation Store this Thursday.

Here’s a short version of the interview also now running in PlayStation Home:

Congrats again to Cyrus! We wish him the best of luck with his job working for PlayStation’s Quality Assurance department and hope to check in with him down the road to see how he’s doing.

You can also still catch the entire eight-episode season available from PlayStation Store in both Standard and High Definition formats.

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dinkin-flicka said:

April 14th, 10:01 pm

@49 Have to agree with you there. She was the only eye candy the show had. I just don’t know about some of the stuff they made her wear. They looked like Home costumes.

fernaall_Inferno said:

April 14th, 11:04 pm

Nauseaus was better than cyrus in all the contests, he was lucky thats it. I am so mad for the results that I will buy a xbox 360, to play allans awake. Will keep my ps3 as well but not as my only console.

HlPPE said:

April 14th, 11:42 pm

You see. This is why i LOVE comment sections. I swear to you i read every one of the comments and they were either funny , congratulatory , and some were downright true. Love you comment section. Until next time!

CaptainPinkbeard said:

April 15th, 12:31 am

Good god, no one should have that many platinum trophies! He’s a much more hardcore gamer than he appears…

bigLpaso said:

April 15th, 1:25 am

when is youtube gonna work on the browser…everytime i try to watch a video its says upgrae..this is ps3’s biggest downfall. IMO.iWe have been too long overdue for a damn flash,jave update


April 15th, 1:32 am


Gas0linE said:

April 15th, 6:16 am

Cyrus, I Congratulate you on your 10 dollar/hour job. I hope it was all worth it. lol, what a joke.


April 15th, 8:13 am

This guy cyrus was just the all around good person. i have alot of freinds who believe nautious should have won but i told them i dont think nautious would have been happy as a tester. He expected to be able to play games first but as a tester he would have hated the job. I think if sony sends nautious free games to play he would be happy, especially if cyrus tested them first.

Band2eto said:

April 15th, 8:33 am

Congrats Cyrus! I was rooting for you and Nauseous all the way.

Also… Meredith FTW! You should ask her out on a date Cyrus!

mountain_duwe said:

April 15th, 9:41 am

i LOVE Meredith. she’s soooo hot. and i actually converse with her on twitter a lot, and she’s really awesome. she’s from the same area as me also. F THE HATERS

tenshin78 said:

April 15th, 10:18 am

Who is THAT HOTTIE? I didnt follow the show, hay realities.

tenshin78 said:

April 15th, 10:19 am

we need the ability to edit posts.

FT-FoxHounD said:

April 15th, 12:46 pm


i’d watch that show

Game_Guy said:

April 15th, 3:00 pm

In America the recession is so bad that you have to play a game show to be able to win a job ROFL! :P

trumpettrunz said:

April 15th, 3:08 pm

Hannah Montana…. hopefuylly not

thewindowsguy said:

April 15th, 3:28 pm

Congrats Cyrus. I find it a good success with the company. This is the first gaming console company to put on a show like this. I hope there’s a season two. Sign me up!

mtskibum said:

April 15th, 7:12 pm

wish i could play mag with him now

USCsteveO said:

April 16th, 1:36 pm

@42 Nice gamerID great minds think alike and Go Gamecocks! Good job, sans Ninja tactics, way to stay in the game after struggling with the knots… you sure lucked out!

AdrainShepard said:

April 17th, 1:33 am

Congrates Cyrus.The tester show was great and some of them are funny.I wish you best of luck.

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