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Meet The Star-Studded Guest Panelists of The Tester 3

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Last week, we introduced the twelve gamers who will compete against one another for a coveted Production Associate position at SCEA’s Santa Monica Studio. If you watched the cast introduction video, you met the eclectic group: from ninjanomyx’s freestyle rapping skills to Suzkaiden’s passionate desire to work at PlayStation. We also introduced our returning panelists from last season: reality TV star Adrianne Curry is back with Brent Gocke, senior release manager from SCEA, and host Meredith Molinari.

In addition to our returning panelists, we’re bringing in a star-studded list of game industry professionals, who will test the contestants over a broad range of skills necessary to make it in the business and, most of all, whether they deserve a shot at the grand prize. We have a great line-up of panelists and special guests, including:

John Garvin – Game Director, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Director, Product Development, Sony Bend Studio
David Jaffe – Co-Director “Twisted Metal” and Co-Founder of Eat Sleep Play
Dylan Jobe – President, LightBox Interactive
Seth Killian – Special Combat Advisor, Capcom
Greg Miller – PlayStation Executive Editor, IGN
Nolan North – Actor, Author, the Voice of Nathan Drake
Todd Papy – Design Director, God of War III

Here’s what David Jaffe had to say about his participation in The Tester 3:

Aside from Mr. Jaffe, you can meet all the special guests right now on Each of the guest panelists will use their insider knowledge of the industry and vast experience to ensure that the winner of The Tester 3 is the best candidate to join the PlayStation family. They’ll also be incorporating unique elements of their games into the challenges throughout the season, so you won’t want to miss an episode.

Check back every Tuesday for more information on the upcoming new season as we countdown to the February 7th season premiere on PSN.

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GameOverGreggy said:

January 10th, 9:11 am

Lol. Six industry luminaries and me.

that-acmilan-guy said:

January 10th, 9:20 am

Nice going Greg! I wish at one point you could say “Game over kiddo, now handover the F****** controller :\ “

MaikelSteneker said:

January 10th, 9:20 am

@GameOverGreggy: I’m still really excited you see you in The Tester! I can’t wait for the first episode.

By the way, this wasn’t announced earlier, was it? Or should I pay more attention when listening to BEYOND?

BubbRubb17 said:

January 10th, 9:20 am

Greg, don’t doubt your importance to the gaming world, especially us Playstation people =) Beyond!

nick92 said:

January 10th, 9:21 am

Looks like a fun season. Lol @ Gregg

JTLB925 said:

January 10th, 9:21 am

David Jaffe who? I came here to see what Greg Miller has to say. BEYOND!

capitales7 said:

January 10th, 9:21 am

LOL @ GameOverGreggy. *pat on the back for you!*

Any way I can watch this show in the UK?? I HATE stupid/talent panel shows and their fake people and gallons of tears, but this is something I’d pay to watch! D:

BigRon3400 said:

January 10th, 9:33 am

This show is awful. But I might I have to check out the episodes with Greg Miller (BEYOND!) and Nolan North.

dragonmagician said:

January 10th, 9:41 am

Is Greg going to pretend to be all serious during the show, like most of the other judges in the past? Cause we all know Greg is best when he is goofy.

Looking forward to Nolan North too.

Trieloth said:

January 10th, 9:55 am

Iam really excited to watch the third season. Some of the drama is priceless. Hurry up and show some episodes!! And who is this greg guy? I havent heard anything good about the IGN site but still curious about greg.

GEEWUN-96 said:

January 10th, 9:55 am

It’s official now that Greg Miller is a playstation icon…. BEYOND!!!

Rytteren said:

January 10th, 10:02 am


Despair-Amit said:

January 10th, 10:11 am

Excellent list, looking forward to the 3rd season. BEYOND!!!!

BossmanCCrowder1 said:

January 10th, 10:21 am

Freaking Beyond!!!!!!

headronefish said:

January 10th, 10:40 am

omg Seth Killian <3

tonydamiani said:

January 10th, 10:51 am

LOL Drake! :P

Ratchet426 said:

January 10th, 11:01 am

Did Dave give this interview before or after his annual physical exam at his doctor’s office? ;-)

Sitting up on the table like that he looks like he should be wearing a paper gown.

PirateHarlock said:

January 10th, 11:04 am

The low ratings this trash tv gets here in the blog every time says it all.

GavinTheCard said:

January 10th, 11:33 am

Yeah Greg Miller! I’m totally watching this season cause of you and Nolan North! BEYOND!

kazuki20 said:

January 10th, 11:47 am

What about the man Kevin Buter :D still nolan north!!! WOW!! :D

lisatsunami said:

January 10th, 12:02 pm

I must be the only PS gamer that doesn’t listen to Greg’s podcast. Got to fix that.

Anyway, this is great news. I am really excited that the adorable Messers Jaffe & North will be on. Should be hilarious, & the Tester needs hilarity since some moments have been excruciatingly grim & uncomfortable.

Detective-E said:

January 10th, 12:06 pm

i like jaffe

JHarlequin said:

January 10th, 12:39 pm

Had to look up one of the guest panelists to be sure, but I wouldn’t trust the opinions of any of them. They have done well to make and market a game, but they aren’t really providing anything special to gamers.

So as usual it seems the tester will be finding one person to sell their dignity more then others, and go on to test games and say that mediocrity is the best seller.

station3fever said:

January 10th, 12:58 pm

David jaffe is 1 cool cat :) can’t wait to play the new twisted metal! Bring it on!

D-Squad3 said:

January 10th, 5:02 pm

Jaffe FTW

StarflyerSky said:

January 10th, 11:38 pm

Seth Killian is my hero

ModestGeek said:

January 16th, 10:25 am

I’ve been waiting patiently for this season to come. Looking forward to watching it.

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