Sony Reality Show “The Tester” on PSN this Month

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Somebody at Sony has obviously been hitting the electric Kool-aid, because they thought this was a good idea. Starting on February 18th, you’ll be able to download weekly episodes of “The Tester,” a new reality TV series from the PSN.

The show will feature real life gamers competing for one of the most dull, draining and wholly unfulfilling jobs in the videogame industry – that of the Q&A tester. A staple of childhood gamer fantasies, the job of the tester is far, very far removed from the fun and glamour perceived by the prepubescent mind. It is, I suppose, an interesting way to occupy a vacancy that could easily have been filled by throwing a cheeseburger at a vagrant.

click the header picture to embiggen – It’s Penny Arcade’s take on the show.

If you’re somehow interested, you can find a trailer after the jump. Reality TV…not quite my thing.

Last Updated: February 2, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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