New PlayStation 3 show pits gamer against gamer

Feb 01, 2010

(AP) -- In the reality show "The Tester," the top prize is a job.

Sony Corp. is launching the show on its on Feb. 18. The premise? Pit a broad swath of video game fans against one another to see who's the best at testing out games.

The winner will get a job as a real game tester at Sony. It's an entry-level job, a way to get a start in the industry.

The show's 11 contestants include a writer from Ohio, a cheerleading coach from California and a used car salesman from Maryland.

says the show is part of its strategy to provide content beyond games on the PlayStation. This includes , movies and TV episodes.

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feliponz
not rated yet Feb 01, 2010
So the winner gets to be mistreated and underpaid? I guess the type of person who would go into a reality show should be used to that!

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