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Meet The First Cast Member of The Tester, Season 2

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

After four intense rounds of voting among more than 28,000 registered participants, we’d like to congratulate the winner of our first-ever online casting contest for The Tester: Mickey Paradis (aka 8bitmickey) from Denton, Texas.

After receiving a majority of the 350,000+ community votes, he will join the rest of the cast this Fall for the launch of the newest season of The Tester.

If you’ve been following our ten-week long Summer casting contest, you’re probably familiar with 8bitmickey’s hilarious and well-admired video submissions. Well, he’s got one more for all of his loyal supporters to say “thanks.”

Check back with us on the PlayStation.Blog, follow us on Facebook and, as always on TheTester.com for more updates on the show. And, look for the complete cast announcement coming next month.

Thank you to the over 28,000 participants who made this possible, and congrats again to Mickey Paradis for his Epic Win.

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Ftwrthtx said:

August 24th, 9:13 am

Congrats Mickey

Meteorgun7 said:

August 24th, 9:13 am

Awesome, new cast member!!! That girl was interesting…

GoateeSox said:

August 24th, 9:13 am


wolfflame21 said:

August 24th, 9:14 am

Congratulations i wish i could apply for the tester.

ediddy999 said:

August 24th, 9:14 am

Remember you are not here to make friends.

StrykerIsland said:

August 24th, 9:15 am

Grats Mickey.

solace357 said:

August 24th, 9:20 am

Just don’t get eliminated in the first episode like that goober last year lol.

Marston43 said:

August 24th, 9:29 am

That was funny as hell. Congratulations

Zezzler said:

August 24th, 9:30 am

haha, that was a good laugh. it was great how he didn’t even smile during the entire thing.

Johnmark said:

August 24th, 9:49 am

that was pretty funny, did a good straight man doing that gag without laughing

F-minus said:

August 24th, 9:52 am

@ 5 AGREED!!!

Anyone who leaves needs to have several battle scars, Because those who dont have any didnt give it there all… Think of it like this… You havent ate anything and are about to starve… and you just got word that theres only one cookie at the top of the mountain

JetSetFuture said:

August 24th, 9:55 am

All I could focus on during the video was the skull in the background. It’s good to know that even axe murderers are welcome at Sony.

scorpio182 said:

August 24th, 9:55 am

that was funny, good job and congrats.

Looking forward to The tester season 2

Richlando said:

August 24th, 9:58 am

Lose the dork, get rid of that horrid music, and let the girl on the show and you have a winner..oh and ratings. i.e. viewers..

Ar4chNova89 said:

August 24th, 10:06 am

Maybe? It’s just an idea.

Because.. you know.. this is all about video games.
Not.. “who can LARP better”.

Cry1ng_W01f_ said:

August 24th, 10:19 am

Congrats 8bitMickey, as a former contestant known as Fame Girl I want to say Good Luck and have fun.

BlooodyCow said:

August 24th, 10:30 am

Oh goodness no. Doing that would actually make the show watchable

zombie9 said:

August 24th, 10:33 am

Funny I play video games to get away form reality TV shows becouse I hate it:)

Curtisio said:

August 24th, 10:44 am

Nice. I don’t life far from Denton! I hope you win!

Kinetic said:

August 24th, 10:49 am

Why do you pause so long between sentences Mickey? Stop doing that.

NoobHunter91 said:

August 24th, 10:54 am


ShatteredRaven77 said:

August 24th, 11:05 am

Nice Jerry Curl. I bet he owns a van with no windows.

HolmWrecker said:

August 24th, 11:15 am

He blew it on the face lick. I’m not impressed at all.

Mickers131 said:

August 24th, 11:17 am

Yup i do

Pirate43 said:

August 24th, 11:24 am

@Fame girl

@mickey, well done.

rmartinez10 said:

August 24th, 11:24 am

Please, use a host that is less annoying and I hope the contestants are as outgoing as 8bitmickey. No more of the social skill-challenged. “Ack! A person coming towards me. What do I do?!”

papidj1 said:

August 24th, 11:30 am

We want them TEST videogames please!

mappyman said:

August 24th, 11:43 am

Great job Mickey. Nuke the competition!

GAM3R_16 said:

August 24th, 12:27 pm

O_o she licked him….

trapper12 said:

August 24th, 12:52 pm

I’m from Denton,Tx. Glad that there is someone here from where I’m at. Congrats Mickey.

Israel1948 said:

August 24th, 12:58 pm

Love the Final Fantasy VII victory music in the background.

SolidPlisken said:

August 24th, 1:00 pm

nice tie

digitalman123 said:

August 24th, 1:02 pm

Can’t wait for season 2!

XxNo0b_H8rxX said:

August 24th, 1:44 pm


The1stMJC said:

August 24th, 3:12 pm

I hope the Tester has a bigger budget this season. God was it a low budget or seemed that way.

polo155 said:

August 24th, 3:15 pm

funny vid, gk mick

Mosh_Pit said:

August 24th, 3:23 pm


dinkin-flicka said:

August 24th, 4:10 pm

Gone by week 2 ala Barmy.

Blazian said:

August 24th, 6:17 pm

Congrats Mickey and take it to’em!!!

Rblover69 said:

August 24th, 6:24 pm

It would be nice if i could select this series to auto dl when a new episode arrives so i dont miss it. I love the show its on the right path but we need better delievery to viewers.

DNAgent said:

August 24th, 10:08 pm

Why is there a Season 2? There shouldn’t have even been a Season 1! If you’re going to make a show for PSN then don’t go turning it into a generic MTV show. You already have enough of that type of failure with those Marcus PSP ads. Those alone make me wanna skip the PSP2 if it ever happens just because of the userbase that it would attract which is exactly why I avoid the 360.

Also, this guy is a [DELETED] and should be the first one to get eliminated.

daviceroy said:

August 24th, 10:44 pm

Congrats Mickey! Loved all the game references in that video :P Especially the FF7 victory song.

@ Fan Girl: Good to see you again :)

Loved the tester and looking forward to the next season. For those that hate the series… here’s a little hint for you…


vegan_mekey said:

August 25th, 4:40 am

couldn’t stop staring at that girl’s stomach. woof.

Darkpen said:

August 25th, 4:50 am

Heh, I liked the video. Very nice, very internet. I can see him getting into the video production marketing side of things.

Zee_009 said:

August 25th, 9:25 am

I remember this guy. He had some funny vids. BTW killer tie!

DustyBlue said:

August 25th, 6:47 pm

Well DUH. Of course he was going to win.


LION313131 said:

August 26th, 7:51 am

Horrible pick dude is a tool and the chick was horrible.

Surfaced said:

August 26th, 9:52 am

What the guy doesn’t show you is all of his Xbox 360 games!

solidnes said:

August 27th, 5:04 am

what a wast sony ill bet my whole video game colection wana be 8 bit will lose the 1st round. if not the 2nd depends how hard you put the first task.

candycabngfl said:

August 28th, 7:07 am

Watched it the first time around and as much as I hate “Reality” TV shows it was almost enjoyable to watch dorky adults cry over loosing that $9.00 per hour dream job.

Not wasting the bandwidth this time around though.

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