The cast and panel for next season's PlayStation Network reality show The Tester has been announced, and it's a pretty impressive who's-who of gaming and popular culture. First off, the hot gamer-chick: Adrianne Curry, winner of the first season of America’s Next Top Model and star of VH1 reality shows The Surreal Life and My Fair Brady and passionate gamer. And then the industry insider: Brent Gocke, Senior Release Manager from SCEA. Returning will be host Meredith Molinari.
"As an avid gamer and PlayStation fan, I am absolutely thrilled to join The Tester panel this season," Curry said. "We have a very energetic and incredibly eccentric cast of characters this round that I know fans are going to love. I have no problem saying what is on my mind and I hope the contestants appreciate my brutal honesty and unfiltered perspective on just about everything."
Guest panelists this season include:
- Stig Asmussen – Game Director for God of War III
- Ted Price – Founder and CEO, Insomniac Games
- Deborah Mars – Senior Producer, SCEA Santa Monica Studios
- Greg Goodrich – Executive Producer of Medal of Honor, Electronic Arts
- Michael McWhertor – Reviews Editor, Kotaku
- Travis Williams – Senior Producer, SCEA San Diego
Those are the gaming people involved, as for the cast of the reality show, 12 hopefuls will be competing for a spot as a quality tester in the game industry, as well as a bunch of prizes. Their profiles are all over the map, from a good-looking dude named "Max1m" to bleach blonde "Triplethreat" to "Gaymer," who I assume is an openly gay gamer.
The Tester season 2 will begin this fall on The PlayStation Network.
I missed season one, but I'm super into checking out season 2 of this show. What about you guys? What do you think of The Tester?