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Hal Sparks Returns for ‘The Tester’ Season 2 Preview Show and Download & Win Sweepstakes Details

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

To get you ready for the Season Premiere next week on Tuesday, November 2, we’re releasing a special ‘Preview Show’ today that features more about the cast, a glimpse at what you’ll see this season and, most importantly, casting submission outtakes from folks that didn’t come close to making the cut. Our good friend and Season 1 panelist, Hal Sparks hosts this preview.

While Hal was unavailable for Season 2 because of his touring schedule, he was able to check out the hopefuls, provide his hilarious perspective, and introduce his replacement, Adrianne Curry… all in this short preview episode.

During the season, you’ll see cast members win challenges and also valuable PlayStation and Sony prizes like a PlayStation Move bundle or a Sony HD HandyCam. You, the audience and fans of “The Tester,” will also have the opportunity to win the prizes seen on the show with our ‘Download & Win’ sweepstakes.

The Tester - Stig signed God of War III

From a God of War III: Ultimate Edition (signed by Creative Director, Stig Asmussen) featured in next week’s Season Premiere to a Sony HX8 46” 3D Bravia TV grand prize from the series finale, all you have to do is download the episode from PlayStation Store to be automatically entered into each week’s prize drawing. For details, visit the ‘Download & Win’ section at www.thetester.com.

With only one week until the Season Premiere of “The Tester”, we’re looking forward to your impression of the Preview Show and we can’t wait for everyone to see the premiere on Tuesday, November 2.

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godofwar_fan said:

October 26th, 9:11 am

My long time dream is to own a signed copy of God of War!

But what the hell i live in india:-(

Korbei83 said:

October 26th, 9:12 am

The Stig means business.

pitythefool852 said:

October 26th, 9:14 am

@Kevin Furuichi

Is there any chance of getting The Tester shown in other regions. I asked Sid about it before in the blog and he says he thinks it’s only available to North America.

It’s just a shame that you’re limiting yourselves to a single market, as there’s so many PSN users outside of the US, but so little video content. Here in Hong Kong there’s hardly any video content on PSN, and a show like The Tester could be fun to watch.

I’m sure advertisers would become even more interested in PSN original programming if the whole international PSN community was able to watch the content being made.

Anyway… in the absence of The Tester being available here, are there any websites where we can watch full episodes online?

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    Sid Shuman said:

    October 30th, 12:47 pm

    Thanks for speaking up. It’s always good to know information such as this.

Rikith said:

October 26th, 9:24 am

whats the chances on some swag, those tester lanyards looking nice.

nino1911 said:

October 26th, 9:26 am

ahh hal sparks wont be a panelist

letherclad said:

October 26th, 10:15 am

Sweet! I enjoyed The Tester and like entering contests, so this is a good deal.

I’m excited for season 2!

F-minus said:

October 26th, 10:22 am

Cool, free is always good :)

Has anyone seen Hal with his hair long? Wonder if he will ever go back to that hair style that he once had.

Zookey said:

October 26th, 10:27 am


wocyob said:

October 26th, 10:28 am

sweet a chance to win stuff for doing something i was going to do anyway …nice

ForgetfuI said:

October 26th, 10:40 am

GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5! GT5!

MoneyMaker110 said:

October 26th, 10:48 am

i like curry

NoxNoctisUmbra said:

October 26th, 10:50 am

The applicants in the video seem better then the ones that will be on the show..

But yeah, give me GT5!!!!!!!!!!

Haskell420 said:

October 26th, 10:56 am

Gotta love it..gotta luv it got a luv it..that’s awesome that we have a chance to win also!! KUDOS!!


Kchow23 said:

October 26th, 11:24 am

Is the contest US only?

FriedConsole said:

October 26th, 11:31 am

Curry is annoying. Bring back Hal Sparks for season 3!!

Elvick_ said:

October 26th, 11:54 am

@14: Yes it is.

FormerPSfan said:

October 26th, 12:07 pm

People are continually asking for the return of OtherOS and BC, people want x game chat and GT5 (5 years of dev time = inexcuseable) but instead what do we get? this abysmal steaming pile of garbage. Does nobody in sony realize all their doing is helping sell the competitors consoles?

Kirkpad said:

October 26th, 12:14 pm

Every bit of conflict was compressed into that last minute, it seemed.

@3 I don’t know if users are allowed to distribute the videos online. I have all of season 1 saved on my hard drive, and would be willing to distribute it if Sony would allow me to do so legally.

mandyboy23 said:

October 26th, 12:15 pm

MY NAME IS MO CHOCOLATE!! I CAN DO IT!!! -mo chocolate-

Kirkpad said:

October 26th, 12:20 pm

@3 I don’t know if the episodes are copyrighted. I think they are, because they are supposed to be “PSN Exclusive” shows. I have the first season on my hard drive and would be willing to spread the love if it is legal.

The last minute of that video compressed all the conflict from the entire season, it seemed.

F-minus said:

October 26th, 12:58 pm

So…. Whats for dinner… My tummy is rumbling, O ya, um Season 2, Win Stuff, Joy, IM STILL HUNGRY!!!

PSWii2008 said:

October 26th, 2:13 pm

You’re still planning on giving away the GT5 CE for Episode 6? What if it gets delayed to next year? Will it be replaced by something else?

NoobHunter91 said:

October 26th, 2:24 pm

Looking better than season 1

JamesL007 said:

October 26th, 2:40 pm

Is it me or are they reaching for more people to watch this show now? I know I didn’t watch the first season at all, the show just screams scripted from the cast that supposedly “won” the right to be on.

I will be watching now for the prizes of the Sony Cybershot and Handycam as I always wanted one of them.

Also what is with the panelist they get for the show? I mean I would watch more if they had less Celebrities and more of the Industries top people on here to judge them and crack wise about there performance.

perrandy said:

October 26th, 3:39 pm


davidbadass13 said:

October 26th, 3:59 pm


KidCommando said:

October 26th, 4:21 pm

I am going to download anyway, but a chance at winning something for free is always a bonus.

Dafreakzo said:

October 26th, 4:39 pm

I cannot wait for the new season. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed the first season!

JoeDierte said:

October 26th, 4:41 pm

There is a season 2?

xsilentangel said:

October 26th, 5:57 pm

Wait which episode do we have to download to be entered into the sweepstakes? This preview one or the season premiere?

Maniac03 said:

October 26th, 9:16 pm

umm i have a golden chocobo and knights of the round and im not on the show..this confuses me? lol

angelspawn77 said:

October 26th, 9:19 pm

Seeing those entry videos and seeing how some gamers are made me a bit embarrassed to be a gamer to be honest, those people seriously need to get a life, I mean I love gaming, I absolutely love it, but wow I would never give up having a life for it though.

Lugoves said:

October 27th, 6:40 am

I don’t know why I watch this … it’s like a guilty pleasure. lol but I’ll take some loot!

abhishek83 said:

October 27th, 7:42 am

Playstation, pls have the episodes Auto Download for PS+ users as i read in one of ur posts…

ItoKimmons said:

October 27th, 1:34 pm

which version would we have to download, the one on the game side or video side of the PS store?

PeaceC75 said:

October 31st, 8:43 pm

Do you still qualify for the Download and win contest if The Tester episode is automatically downloaded via Playstation Plus?

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