This is your reminder: Today marks the premeire episode of Season 3 of The Tester, the most video game-heavy reality program ever to be shown on the PlayStation Network. The Tester will be available for free download in both high-definition and standard definition formats from PlayStation Store, and will also be showing in PlayStation Home – Theater 2, on Crackle and, for the first time, full episodes can be watched at The Tester's official site.
In previous years, the show gave contestants the "prize" of a job in Sony's testing department. This year, the treasure is a little sweeter. According to Kevin Furuichi, the Executive Producer of Original Programming for PlayStation Network, the prize this year is the chance to be an associate producer on a AAA game.
"This year the prize is ramped up quite a bit, in that we're awarding a production associate role at Santa Monica studio," Furuichi said. "That's different because this winner will be in a development team and in a development team on an unannounced big IP."
In order to win that coveted position, the 13 contestants on The Tester will compete in physical challenges that run the gamut from gaming competitions to physical challenges like sticking their heads in glass boxes filled with giant hissing cockroaches.
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